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AMD Radeon VII perf in 3DMark teased ahead of Feb 7 launch

AMD's new Radeon VII is nearly here and it should beat NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 in some tests, but ultimately lose to the RTX 2080 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jan 29, 2019 @ 21:00 CST

AMD is just a week away from the release of its Radeon VII with our sample not far away, early benchmarks have leaked teasing purported 3DMark results with the 4K run of Fire Strike Ultra and DX12-powered Time Spy benchmarks. I've inserted the 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra into one of my benchmark charts so you can see where the performance of Radeon VII will fall in.


By the leaked benchmarks that Twitter user TUM_APISAK posted from the 3DMark database, we can see the Radeon VII beating NVIDIA's now two-year-old GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and newly-released GeForce RTX 2080 but it loses to both the TITAN Xp and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards. This is just the 4K run of the DX11-based Fire Strike Ultra benchmark, with some different results in the DX12 run of Time Spy.

Things get interesting in the Time Spy leaked benchmark result as the new Radeon VII loses to both the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080, which it just beat in the leaked Fire Strike Ultra results. In this benchmark we have scores of:

  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: 6765
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti: 9066
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080: 10620
  • AMD Radeon VII: 8700
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: 13230

AMD's new Radeon VII will be launching February 7 for $699 which will include the new Vega 20 GPU on 7nm and a huge 16GB of HBM2 with 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth. We will be running day one tests in 4K and 8K so we can see how that 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth stretches its legs.