Rise of the Tomb Raider - AMD VS Nvidia Performance Review

GTX 960 VS R9 380 - Lowest, Low, Medium, High, Very High and Max at 1080p

Rise of the Tomb Raider - AMD VS Nvidia Performance Review

GTX 960 VS R9 380 - Lowest, Low, Medium, High, Very High and Max at 1080p

 

We will start off with the mid range offerings from AMD and Nvidia with the R9 380 and GTX 960 GPUs, both of which are available with very similar prices. 

Pretty much across the board we see AMD's R9 380 win here, though both GPUs struggle as we move to the games highest settings, so much so that neither GPU could run the game at a playable state at 1080p at very high or the highest settings. 

We found that at very high at 1080p both GPUs sat on the edge of what their 2GB frame buffers would allow, with the GTX 960 taking a very large performance hit. We did not include the data for the games Highest settings as both GPUs ran like a slide show in even the menus and could not present a stable or consistent benchmarking result.

For this game even at 1080p you will need more than 2GB of VRAM to have a good experience, though at up to high game settings the game is fairly playable on both GPUs, though we would recommend Low settings for these GPUs to have an average framerate of around 60FPS. 

 

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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