Mystery Radeon engineering sample appears on OpenVR benchmark to best Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti

Mystery Radeon engineering sample appears on OpenVR benchmark to best Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti

Mystery Radeon engineering sample appears on OpenVR benchmark to best Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti

Over on OpenVR’s benchmarking leaderboard, a mystery Radeon graphics card has appeared to do battle with Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti, delivering a benchmark result that’s 17.3% higher than Nvidia’s RTX series graphics cards when using the same HTC Vive series headset. This benchmark result was spotted by Reddit user muchcharles.

The question surrounding this result is what AMD’s test hardware could be, with Videocardz noting that the CPU used in this test could be AMD’s Ryzen 4800H mobile processor. This suggests that AMD’s test graphics card could be GPU within an external Thunderbolt GPU enclosure or some other form of test hardware. 

Another question to ask is whether or not this test system is using a single or dual-GPU setup, as a single-GPU setup would make this graphics card look like AMD’s long-rumoured big Navi graphics card while a crossfire system could be using existing components if multi-GPU systems scale well within this benchmark. We have no experience with the OpenVR benchmark, so we have no idea how well it supports multi-GPU systems.  
  
AMD’s CES Lisa Su has said that the company has “a high-end Navi” graphics card in the works, stating that PC gamers can expect AMD’s future graphics cards to “have raytracing” sometime in 2020. 

Mystery Radeon engineering sample appears on OpenVR benchmark to best Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti  (Image from Videocardz)

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