AMD Radeon VII Review: Performance Benchmarks With 7nm Vega

AMD Radeon VII: Scientific Analysis, Cryptography, And Luxmark

SANDRA's Scientific Analysis benchmark uses OpenCL (AMD) or CUDA (NVIDIA) and runs though an array of General Matrix Multiply (GEMM), N-Body Simulations (NBDY), and Fast Fourier Transformation operations and reports the overall speed in GFLOPs. An aggregate result is generated as well...

SiSoft SANDRA 2018
Scientific Analysis Benchmark
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The Radeon VII showed particularly strong performance in SANDRA's Scientific Analysis benchmark. Here, the Radeon VII jumps out to a sizable lead with Fast Fourier Transformation ops (FFT) test, but absolutely obliterates every other card we tested with the other workloads due to its support for much higher double-precision performance. NVIDIA doesn't support high-speed DP performance on its consumer-class GPUs, but does on premiere products like the Titan V.

SiSoft SANDRA 2018
Cryptography OpenCL Performance Tests
The SANDRA GPGPU Cryptography benchmark churns through an assortment of workloads and presents individual results for overall crypto bandwidth, AES256 encryption and decryption, and SHA2-256 hashing bandwidth.




The Radeon VII holds onto sizable leads in two of the three Cryptography bandwidth benchmarks. It is only in the SHA2 hash bandwidth benchmark that the Radeon VII drops into second place and trails the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
LuxMark v3.1
OpenCL Benchmark
LuxMark is a cross-platform, OpenCL-accelerated 3D rendering benchmark. It's a tool based on the open source LuxRender physically-based spectral rendering engine, which accurately models the transportation of light and supports high dynamic range. LuxRender features a number of material types to allow rendering of photo-realistic and artistic scenes. LuxRender is free software, licensed under the GPL, that offers plugins for content creation suites like Blender, Maya, Cinema 4D and 3DS Max.


Luxmark also shows the Radeon VII dominating all of the other cards we tested, almost across the board. With the LuxBall and Neuman scenes, the Radeon VII takes the pole position, but it drops in just behind the much more expensive GeForce RTX 2080 Ti in the most-taxing Hotel Lobby scene.

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