As it seems AMD was not bluffing when the company announced its upcoming VEGA platform. But it still has a long way to go compared to what NVIDIA has to offer. In their top GTX 10 series graphics card. Which includes the GTX 1080 and the GTX 1080 Ti. We have been seeing some leaked benchmarks regarding the AMD VEGA recently. Where a recent 3Dmark benchmark score was spotted on the internet, showing the upcoming AMD VEGA outperforming the GTX 1070 GPU.
It’s been quite a while now where we haven’t seen any real competition for the red team. AMD used to be on top but now NVIDIA is in the game. When it comes to offering high end graphics hardware. But with the launch of AMD VEGA. The platform might give us some hope regarding what the future would be like. Though take this benchmark with a grain of salt for now. At least until AMD VEGA is officially launched.
The benchmark was run on an AMD system. Containing AMD Ryzen 1800X process and AMD VEGA GPU. Where VEGA was able to score 5,721, beating the GTX 1070 by an inch. It should also be noted that the GPU is running on 8GB of HBM2 memory with a memory clock speed of 1200MHz. Though it’s disappointing to see that AMD wasn’t able to offer something that would rival the GTX 1080 or better the GTX 1080 Ti. But who knows maybe AMD is waiting in on their top of the line VEGA GPU. Where the company might also have different models similar to what NVIDIA is offering.
AMD VEGA will be launching two months from now. Where a lot of AMD fans are waiting anxiously to get their hands on VEGA. Because AMD has always been known for providing high end hardware, with an affordable price tag. Compared to its competition like the Polaris and Ryzen lineup.