Compute Benchmarks

Now some people don’t need a video card for gaming, they need the processing power for rendering or 2D/3D production, or in some cases, people who game also do work on the side. So it is also important to check out the compute performance on all of the video cards that come in. That includes doing a few different tests. My first test was a simple GPU Compute benchmark using PassMark's Performance Test 10 and the Merc 319 7800 XT Black scored a 16892 which was a healthy bump up from the 16158 of the reference 7800 XT. This was enough to jump past the 6950 XT which is impressive.

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Blender has always my favorite compute benchmark because the open-source 3D rendering software is very popular and it isn’t a synthetic benchmark. With the latest version of Blender, they redid the benchmark so we now have a new test that runs three different renderings and gives each a score. I have all three stacked together so we can see the overall performance. The Merc 319 7800 XT Black did improve on the performance we saw with the reference RX 7800 XT in Blender 3.5 but the 3.6 results were even until the last test where it fell behind slightly putting in just before the reference card in the combined score. But like with the other 7000 Series cards, Blender performance is still well below all but the lowest-end Nvidia cards with the Merc 319 7800 XT Black only outperforming the RTX 3050.

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