AMD has been investing a lot in R&D and taking significant steps to make a comeback in CPU and GPU space. With their new Ryzen line of processors, AMD is taking on Intel’s high-end desktop HEDT chipsets. In the GPU space, AMD Vega, which is expected to be released this year, is already being seen as Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080’s competitor. But can AMD Vega really live up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti’s standards?
Benchmark shows AMD Vega is slower compared to Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti
New leaked benchmarks show AMD Vega is slower than Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti. Although the benchmarks are “unconfirmed” at this point in time, it looks like the graphic card in question is most probably Vega because of the memory frequency observed in previous AMD cards. AMD Vega (unconfirmed) scored 5721 points as compared to GTX 1080’s 7152 points. What’s even more disappointing, if the leaked benchmark is true, is that AMD Vega is very much slower than GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which scored a whopping 9521 points.
So it looks like AMD Vega isn’t a competition for Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti after all. Initial reports indicated that AMD Vega will be as good as Nvidia GTX 1080, if not better. But it looks like AMD Vega is slower than GTX 1080 as well. Vega architecture is supposed to deliver out-of-the box performance improvements and has been designed to target Nvidia’s high-end graphic cards. Amidst all the euphoria and hype, it somehow looks like AMD Vega isn’t just there yet.
It’s worth noting that AMD does have an edge when it comes to pricing. AMD has already gained about 2% market share from Intel in the CPU space for the first time in 3 years, all thanks to Ryzen line of processors. It remains to be seen if AMD will employ the pricing trump card even for its graphic card lineup to boost sales.