RX 480 Crossfire Beats GTX 1080 in Real World Performance

RX 480 Crossfire Beats GTX 1080 in Real World Performance

You may have seen in our previous article that the leaked benchmarks show that RX 480 CF runs better than Titan X but not GTX 1080, but those were synthetic benchmark scores, and the real world FPS paints a much better and brighter picture for the red team.

For those who don't know, this is how Ashes of the Singularity looks.

For those who don’t know, this is how Ashes of the Singularity looks.

AMD made a short Ashes of Singularity demonstration of their Radeon RX 480 running in Crossfire mode during Computex 2016 in Taipei. Such configuration was compared to Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, and according to AMD, Two RX 480s in Cross Fire mode offers better framerate while being utilized at an amazing 183%. Robert Hallock (Head of Global Technical Marketing at AMD) shared more details about this demonstration. The first thing we learn are the exact benchmarks results performed by AMD:
In Game Settings for both configs: Crazy Settings | 1080P | 8x MSAA | VSYNC OFF

Proof right here.

Proof right here. Click on the image to see it better.

But more importantly, Robert Hallock explained the ‘controversy’ over different image quality using competing hardware by saying, “At present the GTX 1080 is incorrectly executing the terrain shaders responsible for populating the environment with the appropriate amount of snow. The GTX 1080 is doing less work to render AOTS than it otherwise would if the shader were being run properly.”

Trust me, this is a hard game to run at 60FPS

Trust me, this is a hard game to run at 60FPS

This test was done with the pricey FOUNDERS EDITION version of the GTX 1080, and even with lesser work to perform due to the terrain malfunction, it lost to the red’s dual 480s. Shame. So it’s true that two are better than one. And a 400$ setup, beats a 700$ one. And for those who argue that this one test could be a fluke, they performed the same test 10 times at different resolutions (1440p included) and the results were within +-1% errors. Meaning that AMD did a better job every time. Amazing job by the new little kid on the block.

We also made another article stating how RX 480 changes the playing field, do read it here!
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  • Tanmay Upadhyay


    • mechlord

      Its one game alright, simply because its the only one out there with a proper DX12 implementation.

      • Hvd

        yep just sit back and watch the nvidia but hurt fanboys roll in….lol

        • YOUDIEMOFO

          Here you are again……wow. Same benchmark as was talked about on other sites…with the same regurgitated garbage spewing from your mouth.

          One example that has been from day one heavily optimized for AMD hardware is the pinnacle of their performance. Good stuff.

          I hope AMD does good this time around……especially to keep fighting price points… Have to do something productive with something somewhere as their CPU’s are a joke.

          • Hvd

            and here you are to troll for your nvidia brethren.the but hurt is real…lol

          • YOUDIEMOFO

            Actually what I said about it all has nothing to do with what you’ve just said, but yeah…..keep on with the love guy….

          • Hvd

            lol fanboys.


        And had been manipulated from day one for mantle/Vulcan/AMD hardware.

        • Hvd

          nope try again.

      • Vega M

        “RX 480 Crossfire Beats GTX 1080 in Real World Performance” is misleading, not all games run great with Crossfire/SLI or don’t support it at all.

  • Hvd

    and the nvidia fanboys are really but hurt over it…lmao.first off over half of the people complaining wont even buy a gtx 1080.80% on nvidia fanboys are going to get the 1070.second this is the 4gb $199 card doing this not the 8gb versions which mite be faster.

    this doesnt even include amd’s high end card vega coming out…..poor nvidia fanboys….lmao

  • Shoogo

    And normal games to test it was not?

  • Jason Mounce

    B-but….what about any 490x’s?

  • משה גולד

    Is the crossfire different then two rx 480s or is it the same?

    • The Agent

      Crossfire means dual amd cards.. like sli means dual nvidia cards…

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