AMD Radeon VII 1440p, 4K & Ultrawide Gaming Performance

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by Rob Williams on February 7, 2019 in Graphics & Displays

AMD’s competition has launched four current-gen GPUs since the fall, so its fans have understandably been anxious for a follow up to 2017’s RX Vega. With the new Radeon VII, AMD is responding. It’s the “world’s first 7nm gaming” GPU, and with 16GB of VRAM, it’s one that’s built for high detail at high resolution.

Gaming: Battlefield V, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, F1 2018 & Far Cry 5

Battlefield V

Battlefield V
Battlefield V (1440p) - AMD Radeon VII Performance
Battlefield V (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - AMD Radeon VII Performance
Battlefield V (4K) - AMD Radeon VII Performance

The VII kicks off our performance look with some solid results. It and NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 effectively offer equal performance in this particular title. It’s worth noting that AMD’s card doesn’t support the game’s DXR ray traced feature, which is very cool, but not particularly important. If you want high resolutions like 3440x and 4K+, DXR wouldn’t be an option anyway.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (1440p) - AMD Radeon VII Performance
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - AMD Radeon VII Performance
Deus Ex Mankind Divided (4K) - AMD Radeon VII Performance

The VII continues to shine, outperforming the 2080 in all resolutions in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. At 1440p, the gap is actually pretty significant at 8 FPS, which is whittled down to 3 FPS at 4K. Fortunately for NVIDIA, its 2080 Ti isn’t sweating losing the top spot.

F1 2018

F1 2018
F1 2018 (1440p) - AMD Radeon VII Performance
F1 2018 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - AMD Radeon VII Performance
F1 2018 (4K) - AMD Radeon VII Performance

Like many other racing titles, the smoother the F1 series runs, the better the experience. Fortunately, you really don’t need that powerful of a GPU to get great frame rates out of this one. Even the Vega 64 hits 83 FPS average at 1440p, which is more than satisfactory for max detail.

Unlike the previous titles, which showed the VII to about match (or exceed) RTX 2080 performance, NVIDIA strikes back hard here. At 4K, the VII is suitable for about 60 FPS, but the 2080 has it beat by 8 FPS.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 (1440p) - AMD Radeon VII Performance
Far Cry 5 (3440x1440 Ultrawide) - AMD Radeon VII Performance
Far Cry 5 (4K) - AMD Radeon VII Performance

With Far Cry 5, we return to equalization between the RTX 2080 and Radeon VII. Interestingly, the RTX 2080 delivered a slightly better minimum on each run, but the VII led with the best average FPS result. So far, things are looking good for the VII, so let’s see how another four titles fare (on the next page!)

Rob Williams

Rob founded Techgage in 2005 to be an 'Advocate of the consumer', focusing on fair reviews and keeping people apprised of news in the tech world. Catering to both enthusiasts and businesses alike; from desktop gaming to professional workstations, and all the supporting software.

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