New Driver Helps GTX 980 Ti Beat Radeon R9 Fury X in Ashes of the Singularity DX12 Benchmark
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti overthrows the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X in Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 test – thanks to the latest drivers.
In early tests of Ashes of the Singularity, Radeon R9 Fury X beat the GTX 980 Ti and it looked like the AMD card could benefit more from the latest API than Nvidia GeForce. But with the new drivers installed, the situation has changed in favor of Nvidia.
The folks over at the well-known Computerbase decided to compare Nvidia cards with the latest GeForce 358.50 drivers and AMD cards with their new Catalyst 15.10 drivers. The DX12 benchmark results revealed that the GTX 980 Ti performs better than the R9 Fury X, though it’s just by 0.4FPS.
From the looks of it, both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards have got performance boost with the latest drivers. The GeForce GTX 980 Ti saw an 11% increase whereas AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X jumped by 6%.
NVIDIA launched their latest GeForce 358.50 WHQL driver which is optimised to provide the best possible gaming experience in Star Wars Battlefront BETA. On the other side, AMD Catalyst 15.10 BETA driver is focused towards improving performance for Ashes of the Singularity game.
As for Ashes of the Singularity, it is relatively a new benchmark which according to its developer’s site “is a real-time strategy game set in the far future that redefines the possibilities of RTS with the unbelievable scale provided by Oxide Games’ groundbreaking Nitrous engine.”
The futuristic RTS game is scheduled to launch on Steam Early Access on October 22. The Early Access version will include several different planets to battle over as the Post-Human faction, in both the single-player and multiplayer.
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