Ashes of the Singularity PC Performance Review
Published: 4th April 2016 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
1440p Testing with AMD R9 Fury X and Nvidia GTX 980Ti
Moving to 1440p settings we see a very similar trend to 1080p, with Nvidia outperforming AMD at low settings, but AMD winning out in almost all cases at the higher presets in Ashes of the Singularity.
Again, AMD performs best with DirectX 12 in all cases and Nvidia has the best performance in DirectX 11, but when it comes to average framerate performance AMD wins the day.
When comparing our performance when running ashes of the singularity at 1080p Loe setting ad 1440p low settings we see that the games performance barely changes, showing that the game is likely CPU limited at these setting. This really shows just how demanding this game is, as we are running this game on an overclocked i7 6700K Skylake CPU.
Moving above Low settings we see AMD gain a significant performance advantage when looking at average framerate, but Nvidia manages to score a higher minimum framerate in DirectX 11.
Modern AMD GPUs always perform best with the DirectX 12 API in ashes of the Singularity, with the new API giving AMD's R9 Fury X a slightly higher minimum framerate than Nvidia's GTX 980Ti.
At high settings, we see that AMD's R9 Fury X and Nvidia's GTX 980Ti offer almost identical minimum framerate performance when comparing their DirectX 12 results.
When comparing the same settings at 1080p we see that the minimum framerates of this game we can see that the minimum framerate of this game barely decreases when moving from 1080p to 1440p, leaving us to suspect that the game may be CPU limited, which is pretty strange as we are using an overclocked i7 6700K CPU.
At extreme settings, we start to see AMD pull ahead of Nvidia when looking at both minimum and average framerates, regardless of whether we are using the DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 API.
At Crazy settings we see that AMD offers the best performance, with the R9 Fury X giving us higher framerates than the GTX 980Ti with both DirectX 12 and DirectX 11.
AMD's R9 Fury X does on average perform slightly worse with DirectX 12 in this test on average, but the minimum framerate has over 10% improvement, meaning that the DirectX 12 version of Ashes of the Singularity provided a much more stable framerate when using the R9 Fury X.