AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire Setup 1% Faster Than GTX 1080 in 3DMark FireStrike Benchmarks
AMD Radeon CrossFire performance results have just hit the web, which show the new $199 Polaris based card in CF setup beating a single Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 in 3DMark FireStrike benchmarks.
AMD unveiled the Radeon RX 480 a few weeks ago at Computex 2016. At the time, the company showed off the Radeon RX 480 CrossFire setup compared against a GTX 1080, by benchmarking both cards in DirectX 12 capable Ashes of the Singularity game. The Radeon RX CrossFire was shown to offer much better graphics performance and efficiency for less than $500 as compared to the GTX 1080 which retails for $600.
The benchmarks however became controversial because of the slight difference in the image quality, though AMD later addressed the issue and provided the full specs of the system that was being used for the demonstration.
More recently, folks over at VideoCardz took the courtesy to test the Radeon RX CrossFire performance, and the benchmark results are in line with AMD claims and the previous leaked 3DMark scores. AMD Radeon RX CrossFire setup scored 81% more than single card on 3DMark FireStrike, while it beats the single GeForce GTX 1080 by 1%.
No doubt the benchmark results are impressive, but 3DMark scores should not be conclusive of gaming performance as there are many factors to consider for video games. Things will become more clear once tech websites start publishing their reviews before the Polaris based card launches on June 29th.
The Radeon RX 480 4GB version will cost $199 and the 8GB version will cost $229, with custom cards from partners obviously costing more. Recently, AMD also showcased two other Polaris based offerings, the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460, which will address different segments in the market.