A previously unknown AMD Radeon graphics card has appeared in the database of the OpenVR benchmark. The test results exceed the performance of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti by more than 17 percent.
Except for a few warm words, there was no news on the topic of “Big Navi” from AMD at the Consumer Electronics Show ( CES 2020 ) in Las Vegas. So far, no trace of high-end graphics cards with new RDNA-2 architecture that can compete with the flagships of Nvidia is missing – at least until now. The comparatively young benchmark program OpenVR indicates a new AMD GPU that not only caught up with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti but could also easily outperform it in terms of performance.
OpenVR benchmark HTC Vive with 1512 x 1680 pixels was used for the benchmarks
The lead over Nvidia could increase even further
The possible engineering sample has not yet been given an exact name, it appears in the benchmark database with the simple name “AMD Radeon (TM) Graphics”. However, the results achieved by the new graphics card are astonishing. A score of over 103 FPS was measured, while Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti only achieved 88 FPS under similar test conditions. An increase of over 17 percent. Another point for AMD: The unknown Radeon graphics card was apparently tested in combination with the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H-APU, which was actually developed for notebooks, while the RTX 2080 Ti had an Intel Core i9-9900K.
The OpenVR developer on Reddit is also surprised by the benchmark values and the outbreak of hype. He even states that the performance increase of 17 percent is already compared to a particularly overclocked Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and the new AMD Navi graphics card is compared to “normal” RTX cards of the high- End-family can even sell an average of 29 percent. However, it remains to be seen which AMD GPU can actually be assigned the values in the end and, above all, how long you have to wait for a final product.