DirectX 12 Runs Better on AMD Hardware, Fury X Beats 980 Ti at 4K
Well, hardware side of things of the gaming industry have always been a little blunt. Companies don’t refrain from taking jabs at their rivals and openly brag about how they are better than others.
Today, AMD came forward to let the world know of Nvidia’s poor performance with DirectX 12 at 4K. AMD hardware was the clear winner as we saw Radeon Fury X take down the mighty GTX 980Ti in DirectX 12 tests.
Async Compute tests were ran on Ashes of Singularity, and Nvidia GTX 980Ti lost by a handful of frames. AMD’s Fury X came out on top and according to AMD, “Radeon™ R9 Fury X GPU is far and away the fastest DirectX® 12-ready GPU in this test.”
The most interesting part is that a $400 Radeon R9 390X GPU ties it up with the $650 GeForce GTX 980 Ti. With extra $250 on the price tag, we expect the difference to be much more than just 1 frame between R9 390x and GTX 980Ti at 4K.
Here are some other notable points:
The Radeon™ R9 Fury X gets 12% faster at 4K with DirectX® 12 Asynchronous Compute. The GeForce 980 Ti gets 5.6% slower when attempting to use this powerful DirectX® 12 feature.
DirectX® 12 CPU overhead with the Radeon™ R9 Fury X GPU is an average of 13% lower than the GeForce 980 Ti.
The Radeon™ R9 Fury X GPU is a crushing 98% more efficient than the GeForce 980 Ti at offloading work from the CPU to alleviate CPU performance bottlenecks. At 1440p, for example, THG found that the Fury X spent just 1.6% of the time waiting on the processor, whereas the 980 Ti struggled 82.1% of the time.
How will Nvidia respond to these results? We’ll have to wait and see. For now, DirectX 12 runs better on AMD hardware.