- Aug 8, 2016
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|System Name||Acer Predator 500 Helios AMD|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 2700|
|Cooling||5 copper pipes with Aeroblade 3D|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2400|
|Video Card(s)||RX Vega 56 8GB HBM2|
|Storage||256GB SK Hynix SC300|
|Display(s)||AU Optronics AHVA|
|Audio Device(s)||Realtek HD|
Both are essentially tied, except on a few games that runs well over 150fps that triggers a CPU bottleneck on AMD's DX11 single threaded draw call thread, but AMD's GCN is very underutilized, with driver improvements along with more advanced games that are more demanding on resources, the story will repeat itself again. When Vega RX 64 got released, even the water cooling version had a hard time matching the GTX 1080, now the air cooling version consistently matches it and outperforms it on recent demanding games and the water cooling version is less than 18% behind the GTX 1080 Ti. That is why does not make a lot of sense jumping from RX 64 LC to Vega 7, and why AMD was able to match and outperform the GTX 1080 Ti with Vega 7 with a simple shrunk Vega with higher clocks. This generation of GPUs had been boring overall. At least even the mainstream GPUs are powerful enough to max games at mainstream resolutions.yeah its 5% better overall on average but a 1080ti is over £1k new in the uk, the r vii is around £680...
You should focus on the 2080 which is about the same price and 14% better currently. (under specified test workloads. its slower by the same amount in others)
i don't doubt driver support will improve the r vii performance numbers, but as it stands its under performing and you cant blame any one other than amd if it turns out to be 100% the drivers fault.