3DMark FireStrike and Unigine Heaven
Now that we have taken a look at our gaming tests using our Frame Rating metrics and testing methods, we are including a set of tests from more standard benchmarks like Unigine Heaven and the new 3DMark benchmark.
I consider these tests to be somewhat of a "best case" for all the cards in our comparison. We aren't using our frame capture system, we aren't measuring frame latency, nothing like that; I think this should give you an idea of graphics performance if each vendor had the best result for each game.
The most important comparison here is the top result to the bottom, GTX 980 Ti vs Fury X. In both the standard and the Extreme Fire Strike presets the NVIDIA offering has a slight edge in GPU performance, though the Fury X has a 43% advantage over the aging R9 290X.
Our Unigine Heaven benchmark results show very similar kinds of results with the GTX 980 Ti able to best the new AMD Radeon R9 Fury X in both both Normal / 1920×1080 and Extreme / 2560×1440 settings.