Rise of the Tomb Raider - AMD VS Nvidia Performance Review

Performance Impact - PureHair/TressFX

Rise of the Tomb Raider - AMD VS Nvidia Performance Review

Performance Impact - PureHair/TressFX

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a very mixed game, supporting both Nvidia and AMD made technologies. It is commonly discussed on the internet if AMD or Nvidia made technologies, such as TressFX or GameWorks specifically harm the other side, so this testing is to show exactly how much oif an impact both HBAO+ and TressFX/PureHair will have on each side. 

Below is a set of screenshots of the game at max settings at 4K with PureHair Off, Purehair on and PureHair on Very High, showcasing how the graphical option affects the game. Please click on the images to see them in their full size and resolution. 

 

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[PureHair Off (Left), PureHair On (Right) PureHair Very High (Bottom)] 

 

In this test all other game settings will be turned to their maximum, with only PureHair options changing between benchmarking runs. 

We can see with the effect off that both AMD's R9 Fury X and Nvidia's GTX 980Ti perform very similarly, with only a minor performance decrease when PureHair is Turned on. 

We can be certain that PureHair in Rise of the Tomb Raider is much less or a performance hog than it's TressFX iteration was in Tomb Raider, so much so that the impact is almost unnoticeable in gameplay. 

When the setting is turned to very high however AMD's R9 Fury X does have a much larger performance impact that Nvidia, with both having a notable impact on minimum framerate. My thoughts currently are that this will be reduced with AMD's upcoming Rise of the Tomb Raider driver. 

 

Updated with results from new AMD Drivers, please scroll down.   

 

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Most Recent Comments

29-01-2016, 11:03:38

Tripp
quality write up mark, gotta say the game looks beautiful when cranked up, also its good to see pure hair and HBAO+ working well.Quote

29-01-2016, 11:05:32

Greenback
Nice article though I'm now sad knowing my poor old gpu will probably die if I turn the setting right upQuote

29-01-2016, 11:15:30

MrKambo
An interesting set of results, nice to know at 1440p my 980Ti will do really well! Hopefully itll scale really well in SLI!Quote

29-01-2016, 11:30:32

Kilbane
Nice write up Mark. What genuinely surprises me is the difference in visual quality at each setting. More games recently seem to have little or no discernible difference once you get to the higher quality levels.Quote

29-01-2016, 13:30:33

TheF34RChannel
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Originally Posted by MrKambo View Post
An interesting set of results, nice to know at 1440p my 980Ti will do really well! Hopefully itll scale really well in SLI!
And does the opposite with a 970 lol. I'll stop this game until I have a better card... Pascal...

I'll read it shortly, cheers Mark!Quote
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