As always, in game benchmarks are what we all want to see. Our in-game benchmark test suite did see some big changes. For one, I removed a few of the extremely old games as I have been adding new replacement games for them for a while now. I also added in the new Ghost Recon Wildlands as well. Then across all of our game benchmarks, I retested everything, adding in 4k testing into the mix. Then for Ashes of the Singularity, I switched to the new version as well. In total, we are testing 10 games but with the three resolutions and for a few games I test across two detail levels or things like DX11 and DX12. In total each card is tested 41 different times. With all of those results, I found it easier to break things down into one graph for each resolution for an overall look at the results. So the graphs below show what FPS range each test came in to get a feel for how playable each of the games is. Keep in mind every game tested is run at its highest settings. I include below 30, over 30, over 60, and over 120 in the graphs. Over 60 is ideal but over 30 is playable, the new over 120 FPS results are there for people looking to play at higher refresh rates.
So how did the RX580 Nitro+ perform? Well, the RX580, like the RX480 isn’t a 4k focused card at all so those results aren’t really important though I was surprised that a majority of the games were still playable. Moving down to 1440p the RX580 did even better with everything but one game being playable and half being in the 60+ range. Then at 1080p it basically stomped everything. The slowest games were in the 30-59 FPS range but almost everything was 60 FPS or more with two even being ideal for 120+.
Of course, I wouldn’t just leave those results without actually including our actual results for those crazy enough to reach through them all. This is especially crazy because I have our old test results prior to adding 4k into the mix as well so below is just a crazy number of graphs, reach at your own risk lol. Was there anything interesting? Well, the first results from Wildlands were surprising, the RX480 Nitro+ actually outperformed the RX580 Nitro+, I can only imagine that this is driver related as the RX480 is tested on the latest driver and the RX580 was tested on a press only launch driver. Wildlands also favored the GTX 1060 but it is a Nvidia supported game. The DOOM results are always impressive for AMD cards as well when you compare the OpenGL to Vulkan results, the RX580, for example, went from 90 to 138 FPS. Beyond that, the results were about what was expected. The RX580 Nitro+ is faster than all of the RX480’s tested and it is faster than the GTX 1060 FE in most cases.