Metal Gear Solid 5 AMD vs Nvidia Performance Review with ASUS
Published: 4th September 2015 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
4K Gaming with ASUS GTX 980 and R9 Fury
When playing this game one thing became immediately apparent, that it is exceptionally easy to run and when combined with the game's 60FPS Framerate cap we sadly do not have much room to give this game a proper testing.
With our ASUS R9 Fury Strix and our ASUS GTX 980 we could only get our framerates below the frame cap of 60FPS when playing at 4K resolutions with the highest game settings. This meant that any tests on lower resolutions like 1440p or even 1080p were pointless, as the graphs would give us 60FPS throughout, so for right now we have only tested the game at a resolution of 4K.
These results are unsurprising, as the console versions of the game have been made to target a framerate of 60 FPS, meaning that higher end PC grade hardware should not have many issues pushing the game's resolution higher while maintaining the same 60 FPS framerate, provided that the PC port is well optimized.
As you can see in the graph below both the Nvidia GTX 980 and the AMD R9 Fury perform very well here, with AMD's R9 Fury getting a small lead. At Extra High settings both GPUs have difficulty maintaining a high framerate, with the GTX 980 achieving an average framerate of 35.577 and the AMD R9 Fury achieving an average framerate of 37.161, so lower settings will be required in order for both of these GPUs to fun this game at a steady 60FPS.
Moving down to the game's High settings we see that both GPUs have their average framerates increase dramatically, with both GPU hitting the 60FPS framerate cap for a large portion of our benchmark. With AMD's R9 Fury GPU there was a single minor dip below 60FPS, but that was not noticeable during gameplay, though Nvidia's GTX 980 had much more noticeable dips in performance.
With light GPU overclock sit is though that both of these GPUs should be able to achieve a steady 60FPS Framerate of 60FPS at a resolution of 4K, which is simply fantastic for a newly released game which looks this good.