AMD showcases Vega + Ryzen 4K VR ready setup – runs Doom at 75 fps on 4K Ultra settings

There is a lot of hype around the new Vega graphics card and Ryzen CPU and it is for a reason. As we mentioned earlier this week, AMD was teasing the showcase of its new products for the 5th of January at the CES 2017 convention. Well, the time has come and what they showed us today was just incredible.

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So what was the demo all about? We saw DOOM running at 75 frames per second in 4K resolution and Ultra preset. The average fps was around 70 with a maximum of 75 and some dips to 60-something. That performance can easily challenge the one of NVDIA GeForce GTX 1080. Note that with a GTX 1080 the average fps in 4K Ultra settings is about 68 so Vega was actually a little bit better. However, there were some fps drops when effects were triggered where the rate fell below 60, but they were fairly exceptional. Here is the actual footage:

And to make the hype even bigger we have to mention that this might not be Vega’s full potential as we do not know if the sample Ryzen CPU is overclocked or not. If the case is that it’s not overclocked making it so could potentially lead to a great performance boost and lack of most of the fps dips. However, we can’t know for sure what the case was and if the fps dips were CPU or GPU driven.

So what is going to be the brand name of the Vega graphics card? We already know that it is codenamed 687F:C1 and has 8GB of memory. Most leaks point towards it being called the RX 490 graphics card so we will go with that name.
RX 490 graphic card will be AMD’s 4K ready flagship and a direct competitor to NVDIA’s GTX 1080. The current available models of AMD are Polaris based and max out at RX 480 which is approximately equivalent to the GTX 1060 in terms of graphics performance.

So in conclusion, we see a pretty aggressive competitor to the GTX 1080 in the eyes of the new Vega based GPU. Will that lead NVIDIA to  rush a release of the GTX 1080 Ti? We are about to see in the following months.

Meanwhile, you can check this quick comparison of some of AMD’s graphic cards:

 Graphics card  R9 Fury X  RX 480  TBA TBA
 GPU  Fiji XT  Polaris 10  Vega 11  Vega 10
 Process node  28nm  14nm  14nm  14nm
 Performance  8.6 TFLOPS
8.6 (FP16) TFLOPS
 5.8 TFLOPS
5.8 (FP16) TFLOPS
 TBA  12.5 TFLOLPS
25 (FP16) TFLOPS
 Memory  4GB HBM  8GB GDDR5  TBA
16GB/8GB HBM2
 Memory bus  4096-bit  256-bit  TBA  2048-bit
Bandwidth  512 GB/s  256 GB/s  TBA  512 GB/s
 TDP  275W  150W  TBA  <300W
 Launch  2015  2016  2017  2017

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