Ashes of the Singularity Beta Phase 2 DirectX 12 Performance Review

4K testing with the GTX 980Ti and R9 Fury X

Ashes of the Singularity Beta Phase 2 DirectX 12 Performance Review

4K testing with the GTX 980Ti and R9 Fury X

Moving up to 4K we receive one of the biggest surprises that Ashes of the Singularity has to offer, as with our 1080p and 1440p results being such a good showing form AMD we expected 4K to be no contest, but here AMD actually loses to Nvidia when it comes to the best performance. 

While the running is pretty neck and neck between AMD and Nvidia at this resolution, with AMD's R9 Fury X with DirectX 12 and GTX 980Ti with DirectX 11 offering very similar performance, Nvidia just manages to stay ahead of Nvidia and secure the win.  


Ashes of the Singularity Beta Phase 2 DirectX 12 Performance Review


Sadly Ashes of the Singularity uses a lot more VRAM when using DirectX 12, so moving to anything higher than 4K low settings results in AMD simply not having enough VRAM to run the game well, though at these settings AMD is able to beat Nvidia with in DirectX 11.

Hopefully in the future DirectX 12 in this title will not be such a VRAM hog, or perhaps that future GPUs from AMD will have a much larger frame buffer, as it is a real shame to see the R9 Fury X being held back by it's 4GB Frame buffer, especially given the GPUs 1440p performance.  

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Most Recent Comments

25-02-2016, 00:03:03

I don't think you mentioned this in the article(read it all but might have missed it), but AMD has the Async Compute feature not only in there drivers but on a hardware level as well which is why they gain so much, whereas Nvidia have neither atm.

Personally I think the Mantle development was invaluable to AMD. Not only on the software side but the hardware side as well, allowing them to think ahead and put in features like there advanced queue scehduler's in there GPUs even though it wasn't being used until now. Luckily it worked out for them in the end.Quote

25-02-2016, 22:25:44

knight 2_6
I think there may have been some other problem with the 4k Standard setting results. I've seen 2 other articles showing the Fury X averaging 55 fps at 4k high quality settings, beating the 980Ti by nearly 10 fps. I noticed it first when I compared the results here with an AnandTech article. I then poked around a bit to see if anyone else reported similar results to the AnandTech article. I found 2 other articles that also had the Fury X beating the 980 Ti results by 10 fps or more. Maybe there was a software bug that was holding the Fury X back during the last 4k runs, but the 14 fps results definitely seem to be an exception to the performance others have reported.Quote

25-02-2016, 22:47:56

That ship.. So adorable.Quote

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