Radeon RX Vega 64 And RX Vega 56 Review: AMD Back In High-End Graphics

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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 And 56 Hitman And Ashes Of The Singularity

The latest Hitman title for 2016 once again follows Agent 47, a genetically-enhanced, cold-blooded assassin, who finds himself at the center of new missions scatted about Central Europe. However, not before some drama unfolds in an ICA training facility some 20 years before the events of 2012's Hitman: Absolution. We tested the game using its DirectX 12 code path (a port to DX12), at multiple resolutions, with all in-game options set to their maximum / Ultra values, with FXAA and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled...

Hitman (2016)
DirectX 12 Gaming Performance

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Hitman (2016)


Hitman Radeon RX Vega 1440p benchmark


Hitman Radeon Rx Vega 4K

The current version of Hitman offers a DX12 port and rendering code path, though the game engine wasn't built from the ground-up for DX12. Here, Radeon RX Vega 64 and 56 show strength at 1440p, besting the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 respectively. However, at 4K, Radeon RX Vega 56 maintains its 10 percent edge over the GeForce GTX 1070, though Vega 64 loses ground and is bested by the GTX 1080.   

Ashes Of The Singularity
DirectX 12 Performance

Oxide's Ashes Of The Singularity offers planetary warfare on a massive scale. The game also includes one of the first DirectX 12 benchmarks to hit the market back when it was introduced. It's not a synthetic test like 3DMark’s API overhead feature test, but rather a real-world representation of in-game performance using a variety of workloads. We ran the Ashes benchmark at multiple resolutions with its "Crazy" graphics preset and 4X anti-aliasing enabled to put as heavy a workload as possible on the GPUs.

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Ashes Of The Singularity


Ashes Radeon RX Vega 2560



Ashes Radeon RX Vega 4K


Ashes Of The Singularity also leverages DirectX 12, and keeps a massive number of objects on-screen during the benchmark. Here, the Radeon RX Vega 64 and the GeForce GTX 1080 are nip-and-tuck, while Radeon RX Vega 56 continues its winning ways over the GeForce GTX 1070.

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