NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Review: Gunning For Radeon RX Vega 56

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti - 3DMark Time Spy And Fire Strike

3DMark Time Spy is a relatively new DirectX synthetic benchmark test from Futuremark. It features a DirectX 12 engine, built from the ground up, to support bleeding-edge features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading. Time Spy is designed to test the DirectX 12 performance of the latest graphics cards using a variety of techniques and varied visual sequences. This benchmark was developed with input from AMD, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and the other members of the Futuremark Benchmark Development Program, to showcase the performance and visuals potential of close-to-the-metal, low-overhead APIs.

3DMark Time Spy
Direct X 12 Performance

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The Radeon RX Vega 56 falls victim to the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards we tested in the DirectX 12-based 3DMark Time Spy benchmark, though they trail the more powerful Vega 64.

Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike
Synthetic DirectX Gaming
3DMark Fire Strike has multiple benchmark modes: Normal mode runs at 1920x1080, Extreme mode targets 2560x1440, and Ultra mode runs at a 4K resolution. GPU target frame buffer utilization for normal mode is 1GB and the benchmark uses tessellation, ambient occlusion, volume illumination, and a medium-quality depth of field filter. The more taxing Extreme mode targets 1.5GB of frame buffer memory and increases detail levels across the board. Ultra mode is explicitly designed for high-end and CrossFire / SLI systems and cranks up the quality even further. GT 1 focuses on geometry and illumination, with over 100 shadow casting spot lights, 140 non-shadow casting point lights, and 3.9 million vertices calculated for tessellation per frame. And 80 million pixels are processed per frame. GT2 emphasizes particles and GPU simulations.


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Interestingly enough, the tables turn in the DirectX 11 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra test. Here, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards just barely trail the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56. They finish well out in front of the original GeForce GTX 1070, however.


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