AMD’s Radeon Vega VII is just a few days away from launch, but one reviewer just couldn’t keep the results to himself and published them before the embargo. These benchmarks come from an Argentinian media outlet, hd-tecnologia. The post isn’t exactly a review, but a comparison of how the Radeon Vega VII holds up against its closest competitor, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080.
- CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K (4.2GHz)
- Motherboard: ASUS Z270F Gaming
- Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX (2x8GB) DDR4-3000MHz
- HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM
- Monitor: Samsung U28D590D 3840×2160
- Drivers: AMD 18.50-RC14-190117, NVIDIA Driver 417.71 WHQL
AMD Radeon Vega VII vs NVIDIA RTX 2080 (Not Confirmed!)
It can’t be said for sure if these benchmarks are legit but I’m willing to bet that they are. As per these tests, the Radeon Vega VII and the GeForce RTX 2080 are more or less on par with one another, with the latter being slightly faster in some titles.
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The RTX 2080 manages to beat the Vega VII in Wolfenstein II, The Witcher 3, Civ VI, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of War, Monster Hunter and Far Cry 5. The deltas are less pronounced at 4K compared to 1440p. The world’s first 7nm graphics card on the other hand wins mostly in AMD titles like Strange Brigade, Star Control: Origins as well as Battlefield V which despite being a GeForce title seems to fancy Radeon cards.
Well, that’s pretty much what I expected. I find it hard to recommend the Vega VII to anyone at its point, considering that despite being a tad bit slower than the RTX 2080, it costs the same and all the while lacks raytracing or DLSS, both of which are highlights of the Turing architecture.