Page 2 : Benchmarking Notes, 3DMark Benchmark Results
Our graphics benchmarking test bed has the following specifications :
We used the GeForce driver 382.05 for the NVIDIA graphics cards, and Radeon Software 17.5.1 for the AMD graphics cards.
Note that we do not actually have any Radeon RX 580 (Amazon) graphics card. We simulated the Radeon RX 580 by overclocking the Radeon RX 480 graphics card according to AMD’s specifications for the Radeon RX 580.[adrotate group=”1″]
3DMark DirectX 12 Benchmark (2560 x 1440)
3DMark Time Spy is the DirectX 12 benchmark in 3DMark. It supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading.
The AMD Radeon RX 580 (Amazon) was just 1% faster than the Radeon RX 480 in this DirectX 12 benchmark. It was 69% to 76% faster than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, and just 3% slower than the GeForce GTX 1060.
3DMark (1920 x 1080)
For Direct 11 performance, we started testing the graphics cards using 3DMark at the entry-level gaming resolution – 1920 x 1080.
3DMark (2560 x 1440)
We then took 3DMark up a notch to the resolution of 2560 x 1440. Let’s take a look at the results!
At this higher resolution, the AMD Radeon RX 580 (Amazon) was about 1.5% faster than the Radeon RX 480. With its much higher pixel fillrate, the GeForce GTX 1060 pulled away with a 6% average performance advantage.
3DMark (3840 x 2160)
This is torture, even for the GeForce GTX 1070!