Prey PC Performance Review

AMD VS Nvidia - RX 480 VS GTX 1060 - Low to Very High Settings

Prey PC Performance Review

AMD VS Nvidia - RX 480 VS GTX 1060 - Low to Very High Settings  

At 1440p Prey is very easy to play with average framerates of over 60FPS with our GTX 1060 Strix and RX 480 Strix GPUs, though it is clear to see that Nvidia has the clear performance advantage on the GPU-side. 

This is the first game to be released as part of AMD/Bethesda's new partnership, though it seems that this game was too late in development for major performance improvements to be made on Radeon GPUs. One thing worth noting, however, is that even Reference RX 580 GPUs come with higher clocks than out RX 480 Strix model, so new RX 580 GPUs will offer some additional performance in this game. This will only be a clock speed bump, so performance gains here will be limited. 

We can see that High settings only offers a minimal performance gain over Very High, which explains the minimal differences in visual quality in our High and Very High 4K screenshots.  


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Most Recent Comments

06-05-2017, 11:21:39

Thanks Mark.

Listen I don't want to be a mega pain or anything but could you lower the settings down a little and run the 1440p benches again? I just want to see if it's VRAM bound and that's why the Fury X isn't so hot at 1440p (good old texture caching FTL).Quote

06-05-2017, 11:47:02

Thanks for the article, Mark. It's clear that a lot of effort goes into these reviews.

Glad to see that the game's performance is pretty decent, too.Quote

06-05-2017, 15:29:33

In regard to the partnership between AMD and Bethesda, for this title the optimization work went into the Ryzen CPUs, instead of the GPUs. Although it should have been the other way around but anyways thats what they did

Alien, I'd just run High settings. I couldn't tell a difference between High and Very High, so it shouldn't be a big deal to tone it down. Saves you Vram and gets you extra performanceQuote

06-05-2017, 16:06:22

Poor Radeon. Raja must be peeved with the CPU team getting all the glory. Quote

06-05-2017, 16:13:12

Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Poor Radeon. Raja must be peeved with the CPU team getting all the glory.
I'd say right now Ryzen is more important than a Polaris refresh. Makes more money sooo it makes sense. Until Vega comes aroundQuote

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