Jul 26, 2017 07:53 AM EDT
There is still a week remaining for the AMD to officially reveal its Radeon RX Vega lineup for gamers. Meanwhile, it looks like someone from AMD's marketing team has uploaded scores to 3DMark from a Radeon RX Vega card.
Guru3D has noticed the entries in 3DMark's database, which were uploaded by "TheGameTechnician." That is the handle for Jason Evangelho, a former Forbes contributor, who last summer was hired to be AMD's senior technical marketing specialist.
However, it's still not clear if the AMD Radeon RX Vega that made these benchmark runs was an air cooled model or came with an all-in-one liquid cooler. The gaming RX Vega sample is clocked at 1,630MHz with 8GB of HBM2 memory running at 945MHz. It was paired with an Intel Core i7-5960X processor, as reported by PCGamer.
The AMD Radeon RX Vega was benchmarked three times in 3DMark's Fire Strike test. It returned graphics scores of 22,330 points, 22,291 points, and 20,949 points. The average of all three is around 21,857, which is faster than a GeForce GTX 1070 and comparable to a GeForce GTX 1080. However, it is slower than a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
While nothing is official as of now, this is further strong evidence that Radeon RX Vega will compete with the GeForce GTX 1080. It's the same card from Nvidia which AMD has used to compare performance with its Radeon RX Vega in Budapest. It will be interesting to see how pricing for the Radeon RX Vega shakes out. Earlier rumors suggested Vega will cost $650 to $700.
If the figures above are correct then the RX Vega will land with performance comparable to Nvidia's now-14-month-old GeForce GTX 1080. Unfortunately, that performance parity is unlikely to extend to power consumption, seeing as the Vega Frontier cards have TDPs of 300 W and up.
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