If we are comparing the Radeon RX Vega 64 NITRO+ against its closest competitors in the market, we're looking at the GeForce GTX 1080 and not the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. The higher-end GTX 1080 Ti is not only much more powerful, it's more expensive than the RX Vega 64 NITRO+. Another factor is that if you're spending the money on the RX Vega 64 NITRO+ you'll really want to couple it with a cheaper FreeSync-enabled gaming display.
Going the route of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is much more expensive when you consider monitors are $100-$300+ more expensive when compared to their FreeSync counterparts. It's a nice chunk of cash you can save that you can put into a better CPU (Core i7-8700K or even Ryzen 7 1800X for example), or a faster/larger M.2 SSD or better cooling for your CPU so you can overclock it.
The SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 NITRO+ performs about as good, but sometimes worse, than NVIDIA's reference GeForce GTX 1080 at 1080p. In games like Rise of the Tomb Raider we can enjoy the best graphics on offer, and still reach 111FPS average (compared to 116FPS on the GTX 1080 FE).
In newer games like Middle-earth: Shadow of War, we're looking at 96FPS average at 1080p just a single FPS drop the RX Vega 64 LCE and 1FPS faster than the GTX 1080 FE.
Ethereum Mining Performance
From now on we'll be taking a look at the performance of Ethereum mining in all of our new graphics card reviews, with the new SAPPHIRE Radeon RX Vega 64 NITRO+ being the first to receive these new benchmark figures.
I was able to get the 8GB of HBM2 on the card up to 1100MHz, the same frequency as every other RX Vega 64 that I've tested so far (RX Vega 64 air-cooled, RX Vega 64 LCE, and the ASUS ROG Strix variant). With the HBM2 at 1100MHz, we had Ethereum mining performance of 37MH/s. Not quite the 82MH/s that the new TITAN V is capable of, but that's a $2999 card.
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