Despite is underwhelming launch a couple of months ago, Radeon RX Vega cards are finally showing what they are truly capable of. According to a recent report, it was found that both the Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 graphics cards perform significantly better than their competitors when it comes to VR experiences.
A new benchmarking tool was released by folks at Futuremark called the VRMark Cyan Room. This tool tests graphics cards based on their performances in VR running using DirectX 12. To put it simply, this test is somewhat like the Fire Strike series of benchmarks; except instead of testing for “pure” graphical performances, VRMark Cyan Room looks at the VR capacities of DirectX 12-compatible cards.
Those aside, it’s worth mentioning that the benchmark results we’re about to see are based on testing by folks at Radeon. In addition, the graphics cards use in these tests are coupled with AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X CPU. Speaking of which, there are six graphics cards used in Radeon’s testing: RX Vega 64, RX Vega 56, RX 580, GTX 1080, GTX 1070 Ti, and GTX 1060 (6GB).
As expected, the Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card lead the pack with a score 7,776. Next up is RX Vega 56 and GTX 1080 with scores of 7,437 and 6,437 respectively. When translated to frames per second, all graphics card managed to exceed the minimum requirement 90 fps – except for the GTX 1060, which only managed to produce 82 fps in the VRMark Cyan Room benchmark tool.
Of course, these tests should be taken with a grain of salt. All six of these graphics cards may have different level of performances in other benchmarking tools and VR applications / games.