Fallout 4 - AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review
Published: 11th November 2015 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
Godrays - On vs Off Ultra benchmarks
When we turn off Nvidia's Godray visual effect we can see a huge leap in game performance from both sides, though the leap from AMD's R9 Fury X is simply astounding. While AMD are still behind Nvidia in performance without Godrays, they become much more evenly matched, to a point where their average framerate is only 3FPS apart.
AMD's gain in average framerate is approximately 18FPS, whereas Nvidia gains only 12FPS. AMD gains 50% more frames than Nvidia when Godrays are turned off, which is a very large difference in performance gain, especially when you consider the fact that AMD's framerate was lower to begin with.
When I first pondered the possibility that Nvidia's Godrays could have a larger performance impact on AMD I really hoped that we would not be seeing a repeat of the HairWorks fiasco, where we would see fanboys from both sides argue about this Nvidia technology endlessly resulting in a flame war across the internet.
It is clear that AMD needs to work on improving their GPUs tessellation in future GPUs, so that such vast differences in performance impact will not be seen in the future. On the other hand I also believe that Nvidia will also need to be more open in regard to their technology and work so that it functions well and is optimised all hardware, not just their own. This issue is a complex one, so placing blame on a single side is pointless.