3DMark 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 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.
3DMark basically confirms what we have been seeing in our testing: the AMD Fury GPU is just faster than the GTX 980 today.
Even in the heavily tessellated "Extreme" preset of the Heaven test the Sapphire Fury card is faster than the reference GTX 980.