This is a problem because you can't compare apples-to-apples when the same benchmarks aren't used. The performance turned out better than I expected overall. On paper, Vega 64 has a massive texture rate advantage, almost as much pixel fillrate, and even more memory bandwidth. However it's not all bad. I want to support them, but I'm not paying less for an inferior performing card. But all of that is neither here nor there.
I have 15 pages of notes on everything from threads to video decoding, and I want to get to it all. So it comes down to a question of whether to take the higher performance now and risk the fear of missing out later, or taking ray tracing now for an unproven future? The Anti-Lag feature works in DirectX 9 and DirectX 11 games, which includes most esports titles where the feature would be most useful. I threw out Shadow of the Tomb Raider because we can't be sure both sites used the same settings. Also the blower cooler does matter now that Nvidia has moved to a dual fan cooler on their reference cards. The charts that redgarl cherry picked show the results between Toms and Techspot are totally different.
I'd agree 2021 sounds like the sort of time we might get traction in this area. It would undercut but not by a whole price point, which as I've pointed out is not to be expected. Apparently, these drivers do not even support overclocking. While the latter may offer a consistent benchmarking platform, they don't tell you much about the cards you are testing outside those games. Great background information was included which can be reference in the future.
So these cards imo are a great upper midrange investment. You didn't read the review. Visuals is only part of the equation. Spacious and fantastic looks can be achieved with it. But not only has that old 2070 now been retired, so has the Founders Edition schtick too. Except that the test systems between Tomshardware and TechSpot are different.
Hard pass on another blower. Its not clear how that compares to Tomshardware. Though quite a large power requirement differentiates them, both cards use a six-pin power connector. I'd imagine my modded Vega 56 pulling almost 25k in Firestrike, these wouldn't be worth the upgrade. That should be a red flag to anyone looking at this data that the results are complete nonsense. It held onto that info until the review embargo where it had a major impact. Rules Rule 1: Tech support questions are only allowed in and must instead be posted at or.
Well that's not apples-to-apples either. It's very plausible that the differences in specific numbers can be chalked up to differences in platforms or margin of error. The 5700xt is slower than the 2070 Super while using more power and running over 10degrees C hotter in gaming. Im just wondering what the heat will be, if these small ones already heat a lot. Also, if you don't know the test system specifications and testing environment, then the data is literally meaningless. Now where's that 2080Ti Super? And, wow, really, 5W more than a 2070 Super, fantastic.
I'd suggest fashioning them in the future similar to what Eurogamer and Hardware Canucks do, I find theirs to be of high quality and quite enjoyable. With a third fewer compute units and unified shaders than the 7nm Vega the similarly 7nm Navi 10 can deliver the same levels of gaming performance. Ignoring the Furmark results which don't mirror any realworld scenario. I still might end up getting one, we'll see. I would say that is a worthwhile upgrade. The 5700xt is slower than the 2070 Super while using more power and running over 10degrees C hotter in gaming. Not sure it's really worthwhile upgrading a 970 though.
With everything considered, take the numbers with a bit of salt. Rule 2: No referral links, including Amazon! To redgarl, this is just for fun my dude. How many engineers looked at those fan curves in lab testing and thought they were good? Variable rate shading is merely a cool performance optimization, but hardware accelerated ray tracing is something more. While we did not run into weird issues, I also need to mention that the cards will probably need a few driver updates to get fully up-to-snuff. Why are you comparing it to the 2070 Super? First I looked at the Assassin's Creed Odyssey results. And the card does run hot.