AMD Radeon VII Review: Performance Benchmarks With 7nm Vega

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AMD Radeon VII: Unigine Superposition And VRMark

Superposition is a relatively new benchmark from Unigine, powered by the UNIGINE 2 Engine. It offers an array of benchmark modes, targeting gaming workloads as well as VR, with both DirectX and OpenGL code paths. There is an extreme hardware stability test built-in as well.

Unigine Superposition
Pseudo-DirectX / OpenGL Gaming
Unigine Superposition uses the developer’s unique SSRTGI (Screen-Space Ray-Traced Global Illumination) dynamic lighting technology, along with high quality textures and models, to produce some stunning visuals. We ran Superposition in two modes using the DirectX code path – 1080p Extreme and VR Future -- to compare the performance of all of the graphics cards featured here.

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Unigine Superposition

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The Radeon VII manged to just barely outpace the GeForce RTX 2070 in Superposition's 1080P Extreme test, and drop in behind the RTX 2080. The GeForce RTX 2080 holds onto a significant lead of more than 20% here, however.

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Superposition's VR Future benchmark paints a bleaker picture. In this test, the Radeon VII can't even catch the GeForce RTX 2070, which can be had for hundreds of dollars less. (RTX 2070 cards can be found for under $500 at the moment)

Futuremark VRMark
Testing Rift And Vive Readiness
Futuremark’s VRMark is designed to test a PC’s readiness for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets. The benchmark does not, however, require that one of the headsets is attached to the PC to run and it uses an in-house graphics engine and content to ensure comparable results between different platforms. We ran the "Blue Room" VRMark test at defaults settings here, which is currently the most taxing test offered by the tool.

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Futuremark VRMark

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Our results with VRMark jibe perfectly with Superposition's VR Future benchmark. Once again we see the Radeon VII falling victim to the lower-priced GeForce RTX 2070.

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