Performance summary chart
Here is the summary chart of 27 games and 4 synthetic tests. The highest settings are always chosen and DX12 is usually picked above DX11 where available, and the settings are ultra or maxed. Specific settings are listed on the performance charts. The benches were run at 1920×1080, 2560×1440, 3840×1440, and at 3840×2160.
All game results show average framerates and higher is always better. Minimum frame rates are shown next to the averages when they are available, but they are in italics and in a slightly smaller font. In-game settings are ultra or fully maxed out, and they are identical across all platforms.
The GTX 1080’s results are in the first performance results column (in white) and the RX Vega 64 LC results are shown in the second performance results column (in black). The 3rd performance results column represents the GTX 1080 Ti results in white. The first and the last performance differences columns in yellow show the percentage differences between the RX Vega 64 Liquid edition and the other two video cards.
It appears that the RX Vega 64 Liquid edition basically trades blows with the GTX 1080 Founders Edition, but it falls way short of the GTX 1080 Ti in every single game that we benchmarked. Neither the RX Vega 64 nor the GTX 1080 are particularly well-suited for maxed out 4K gaming. And something else that we noted is that games that use MSAA – like Crysis 3 and DiRT 4 – really tank the Vega’s performance.
Let’s head for our conclusion.