Just Cause 3 - AMD VS Nvidia Performance Review

GTX 980 Ti VS R9 Fury X - Max Settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K

Just Cause 3 Performance Review

GTX 980 Ti VS R9 Fury X - Max Settings at 1080p, 1440p and 4K

 

As we saw in the last page AMD's R9 Fury X performs very similarly to Nvidia's GTX 980Ti at 4K, but as we lower the resolution we see that AMD is really hit hard by something in the game that prevents them from achieving high framerates. 

At 1440p and 1080p AMD's R9 Fury X is barely able to increase the games minimum framerate, which is very disappointing. Nvidia really takes the lead as the settings get lower and the framerates get higher but we really can't see why. 

Since our benchmark run is just a typical drive through a few town as high speed we wonder why AMD has such vastly different performance from Nvidia, especially when in other areas of the game AMD performs so similarly. 

It is clear that some work need to be done by AMD to solve what exactly is giving AMD lower performance in these areas, especially since they did not have a day 1 game ready driver. Hopefully AMD will do the same as what they did will Fallout 4 and release a new driver which will rectify this problem, but at this point it is hard to know whether it is AMD or Nvidia's GameWorks middleware that are to blame for AMD's problems here. 

Hopefully this AMD issue will be fixed in a future driver or a game patch, as it really makes driving and some other fast forms of movement in the game much more visually jarring when the framerate takes a plunge. 

 

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01-12-2015, 12:21:32

TPC
concerning the performance of the game, did you notice any memory clock decreases while playing? I mate of mine has this peculiar problem where his 980 only runs at 3.300mhz instead of his 3.500mhz.Quote

01-12-2015, 12:36:44

WYP
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Originally Posted by TPC View Post
concerning the performance of the game, did you notice any memory clock decreases while playing? I mate of mine has this peculiar problem where his 980 only runs at 3.300mhz instead of his 3.500mhz.
I did have GPUz open while playing and when I checked it the clock speeds of all the GPUs were as normal.Quote

01-12-2015, 12:47:54

Permafrost
i'm really starting to like these "PC performance" reviewsQuote

01-12-2015, 14:17:22

Mysterae
"Upon booting up the game alarm bells began ringing, once i saw the Nvidia's GameWorks logo appear I recoiled like a vampire to a cross, but hoped that perhaps this time things will be a little bit different.

Really? You shouldn't have such biased preconceptions when testing.

Good review though, and the predisposition implied above didn't go any further, in at least proved that performance is better on Nvidia hardware. Why even mention the accusation of implied competitor borking?

I would like more game reviews to state if they are SLI or Crossfire compatible upon release (a rarity these days) and if ultra widescreen (3440x1440) is natively supported or a hack is required. Some scores at the resolution would be nice too - go as TTL for some more hardware for your reviews !Quote

02-12-2015, 00:01:38

jimma47
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Originally Posted by Mysterae View Post
"Upon booting up the game alarm bells began ringing, once i saw the Nvidia's GameWorks logo appear I recoiled like a vampire to a cross, but hoped that perhaps this time things will be a little bit different.

Really? You shouldn't have such biased preconceptions when testing.

Good review though, and the predisposition implied above didn't go any further, in at least proved that performance is better on Nvidia hardware. Why even mention the accusation of implied competitor borking?

I would like more game reviews to state if they are SLI or Crossfire compatible upon release (a rarity these days) and if ultra widescreen (3440x1440) is natively supported or a hack is required. Some scores at the resolution would be nice too - go as TTL for some more hardware for your reviews !
Plus one for the Sli or Crossfire support and Ultrawide compatibility desirability.

Of course I understand that without two of each of the cards in your possession it's not easy to comment aside from whether the game purports to work or not.

Maybe if you have a couple of lower tier cards donated you can at least see whether it works or not, regardless of performance you would be able to ascertain whether both cards are working and if there's an improvement. The cost of course would be that it would take additional testing however you wouldn't need to run it at every resolution.

Whether that would be worth the time and expense or not is up to you. I'd like to see it but I understand the limitations. Still a very good review.

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Originally Posted by Permafrost View Post
i'm really starting to like these "PC performance" reviews
Agreed I'm really liking these comparisons. Despite not having the game it's nice to see how they compare and I was happy to see how there was such little difference at all but the most demanding resolutions.
I think you could probably put this down to the fact that if it's a gameworks title then NVidia would have certainly had input and early access to write the drivers for it.

Any chance on an update once AMD release their driver? Once again it could be just at max resolution to measure the improvement.

One last thing:

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Clearly there is a significant difference. Team Red changed the colour of the car. Or maybe it's just coincidence Quote
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