Friday, October 23rd 2020

AMD Radeon "Big Navi" GPU Benchmarked in Firestrike Ultra

AMD's "Big Navi" GPU is nearing the launch on October 28th, just a few days from now. This means that benchmarks of the card are already appearing across the internet, and we get to see how the card performs. Being divided into two different versions, Big Navi comes in Navi 21 XT and Navi 21 XTX silicon. While the former is available to AMD's AIBs, the latter is rumored to be exclusive to AMD and its reference design, meaning that at least in the beginning, you can only get Navi 21 XTX GPU if you purchase one from AMD directly.

Today, thanks to the Twitter account of CapFrameX, a frame time capturing tool, we have benchmark results of the Big Navi GPU in Firestrike Ultra. According to the people behind this account, the card scores about 11500 points in the benchmark. Compared to NVIDIA's offerings like GeForce RTX 3080, which scores about 10600, the AMD card is 8.5% faster. It is not known whatever this is Navi 21 XT or Navi 21 XTX silicon, however, we can assume that it is the former, and AMD is keeping the XTX revision to themselves for now. This result could be a leak from some of the AIBs, so it could not be the final Big Navi performance. All of this information should be taken with a grain of salt.
Source: CapFrameX (Twitter)
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77 Comments on AMD Radeon "Big Navi" GPU Benchmarked in Firestrike Ultra

#1
tigger
I'm the only one
Woot i cant wait to see W1z's full review of these
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#2
ebivan
I just hope they have enough of these at launch ;)

There are so many people out there willing to buy, even lots of disappointed Nvidia fanboys and -girls that are tired of waiting and willing to turn to the red side.
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#3
Vayra86
Firestrike Ultra. Nice, but it says nothing. The bench dates from what, 2013?
Why is there no Port Royal?
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#4
FinneousPJ
So if the XTX silicon is only available to AMD and the leak is probably from a partner, that implies the leaked score is probably the XT. But I don't know if I dare hope the XT version is faster than 3080 that would be mad.
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#6
ZoneDymo
kinda pointless, we have had cards in the past from AMD that beat Nvidia in these benchmarks but did less so in gaming.
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#9
Melvis
Just got a super cheap 1080 ti and loving it! so price to performance I win :p
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#10
Vayra86
Melvis
Just got a super cheap 1080 ti and loving it! so price to performance I win :p
Unless you got that GPU for less than 200-250 I strongly doubt you've won, as you're also missing a huge feature set by now.
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#11
PerfectWave
tigger
Woot i cant wait to see W1z's full review of these
i dont think they will get the card
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#12
Anymal
Vayra86
Unless you got that GPU for less than 200-250 I strongly doubt you've won, as you're also missing a huge feature set by now.
Add 90% more perf from 3080
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#13
Melvis
Vayra86
Unless you got that GPU for less than 200-250 I strongly doubt you've won, as you're also missing a huge feature set by now.
Close! $320 US and compared to the actual price of a 3080 ($1300 Aus) yes I won by a land slide.
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#14
Vayra86
Melvis
Close! $320 US and compared to the actual price of a 3080 ($1300 Aus) yes I won by a land slide.
Damn yes with those aus prices thats a whole other ball game,
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#16
okbuddy
they are winning cos you can't get 3080 anyway
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#17
nguyen
So Big Navi is about 75-90% faster than 5700XT (75% when compare to AIB 5700XT and 90% when compare to reference 5700XT), a bit short of 3080.

how much more clocks can AMD squeeze outta the silicon before its release I wonder :D
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#18
Outback Bronze
Its looking good.

Hopefully all is true. Its about time AMD/ATI had an ace up their sleeve.
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#20
ratirt
Seeing the prices in AUS, now I know the meaning why everything is upside-down in the "land down under" :O

Still, waiting for benchmarks and reviews :)
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#21
Luminescent
Xuper
5700XT beats RTX 2080 in firestrike ultra :
www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_radeon_rx_5700_xt_gaming_x_review,22.html

yet still slower than 2080 in actual games.Firestrike ultra favors too much to AMD cards.
It's not about favoring AMD cards, it's an old benchmark that everyone heavily optimized for it.
Actual games need people from AMD getting involved and this means money.
Amd might have a better card but if it's not used properly even a midrange card from Nvidia can beat everything AMD has and this actually happened with with some games with vega64.
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#22
AnarchoPrimitiv
nguyen
So Big Navi is about 75-90% faster than 5700XT (75% when compare to AIB 5700XT and 90% when compare to reference 5700XT), a bit short of 3080.

how much more clocks can AMD squeeze outta the silicon before its release I wonder :D
"A bit short of 3080"? Am I reading the article incorrectly? I thought it said AMD is 8.5% ahead of the 3080?
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#23
r.h.p
Looks like a Showdown between the Green and Red Teams ... i hope :kookoo:
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#24
nguyen
AnarchoPrimitiv
"A bit short of 3080"? Am I reading the article incorrectly? I thought it said AMD is 8.5% ahead of the 3080?
You can't compare cards from 2 different makers in this benchmark, only same maker and same generation of card will give good performance indication.
From what I see Ampere and Turing are close enough that comparing 3080 to 2080 Ti score make sense, here 3080 is 31% higher score than 2080 Ti, which is pretty close to actual performance differential between the two.
If RDNA2 is close enough architecurally with RDNA1 then this would give "close enough" relative performance to 5700XT

A DX12 benchmark like Timespy would be a better performance indicator, but of course AMD wouldn't want people to know how Big Navi would perform just yet :D
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#25
steen
PerfectWave
i dont think they will get the card
Why do you think that?
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