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

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti - Hitman And Rise Of The Tomb Raider

The latest Hitman title 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 at 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 SMAA and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled...

Hitman (2016)
DirectX 12 Gaming Performance

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Hitman (2016)



The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards outpaced the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 at both resolutions in the Hitman benchmark, and continued to offer performance that falls somewhere in between the GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 -- though they're closer to the more powerful 1080.



If we compare the actual frame times of the benchmark runs at both resolutions for the GTX 1070 Ti and Vega 56, we see some significant spikes from both cards, but Vega clearly exhibits more, and more significant, stutters in this game.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Benchmarks

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a sequel to the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, which takes protagonist Lara Croft back to her explorative “tomb raiding” roots in a deep origin story. The game, however, was updated and enhanced with new gameplay and combat mechanics. The game engine was updated as well, and offers DirectX 12 support, along with some stunning visuals. The benchmark outputs results from a number of maps; we’re reporting numbers from the “Geothermal Valley” here, along with the average score of all the maps. The game’s “Very High” graphics preset was used, and all graphics-related options were enabled.

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider


The new GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards we tested performed in Rise Of The Tomb Raider. At 1440P, the cards were about to outpace the more expensive AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, though the latter pulled ahead once the resolution was increased to 4K, at least with the Geothermal Valley map. This benchmark runs through a few different maps, however...



And in the overall averages of all benchmark runs, the AMD Radeon Vega 64 outpaces the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards at both resolutions. The Vega 56, however, trails the new 1070 Ti consistently.

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