Fallout 4 (DirectX 11)
Fallout 4 is set in a post-apocalyptic Boston in the year 2287, 210 years after a devastating nuclear war, in which the player character emerges from an underground bunker known as Vault 111. Gameplay is similar to that of Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. The player completes various quests and acquires experience points to level up their character. With first-person and third-person perspectives available, players can explore Fallout 4's open world setting at will, allowing nonlinear gameplay. The player can bring companions to assist in battles and help with scavenging. Players have the ability to construct and deconstruct buildings and items, and use them to build settlements, which can attract and be inhabited by non-playable characters. –Wikipedia
Settings used for Fallout 4
All five of our competitors appear to have a solid results in Fallout 4, including the four multi-GPU configurations, which is a welcome start to the review! The green and black lines that represent the Radeon Pro Duo and the pair of R9 Nano cards in CrossFire are essentially identical, matching performance in all respects. The GTX 980 Ti cards in SLI are quite a bit faster, hitting an average frame rate of 125 FPS, 13% faster than the 110 FPS of the Radeon Pro Duo.
When we hit the 4K resolution, things are a bit more important in terms of scaling. The Radeon Pro Duo is almost able to run at 60 FPS, a solid 20% faster than the 295X2. The 980 Ti cards in SLI, though, do run over 70 FPS and also present the most consistent frame times, even compared to the SINGLE GPU Fury X!
|Radeon Pro Duo 8GB, Average FPS Comparisons, Fallout 4|
|R9 Nano CrossFire||R9 Fury X||R9 295X2||GTX 980 Ti SLI|
This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind.
Side note: I noticed a strange occurrence with Fallout 4 and the Radeon R9 295X2. As you can see in the screenshot below, CrossFire appears to be interleaving frames out of order on the screen.
The pattern you should see on the screen is teal, blue and then green colored bars on the left side, used for our Frame Rating capture testing. However, the order presented here is teal, blue, teal, green. The frame with the blue overlay on it was presented in the middle of the teal frame, and it results in a very odd distortion – the part of the frame with the dark blue overlay is going BACKWARDS in relation to the animation.
It was apparent while playing that SOMETHING was going on but I had to step through the recordings to find the result. It was frequent and repeatable, but again, only occurred with the Radeon R9 295X2, not the Nano cards in CrossFire or the Radeon Pro Duo.
I’d like to see more on
I’d like to see more on the’create’ side eg render benchmark comparison.
At this stage, I think 2 x r9 nanos is a better proposition. In Australia, you can find new Nanos for $800aud each. The Pro Duo is advertised at $2200aud.
Gaming wise, a Nano is about the same as a GTX970. 970 SLI is about the same as a 980Ti.
Rendering wise, a Nano is better than a 980Ti.
But who knows with the next generations from nVidia and Radeon?
I agree some render
I agree some render benchmarks would be good considering the target market for this GPU. However I’ve gotta pick you up on one thing you said; the Nano is about the same as a GTX 980, it’s much faster than a 970, check any review! On the 970 sli versus 980ti, I think the vast majority of people would always recommend a single powerful card over 2 less powerful ones any day as you don’t run the risk of a bad sli profile.
On topic, why did they wait to release this? If it is aimed at developers well they’ve been developing DX12/VR stuff for a few months now, ideally they needed the card when they started that process, not now things are slowly releasing! Clearly a true dual card setup is preferable to this, unless you absolutely need the pro drivers.
This would be grate in my
This would be grate in my mini itx rendering machine. Im just allergic to atx and micro atx builds.
Check out AdoredTv’s latest
Check out AdoredTv’s latest video on youtube. He talks about how traditional sites approach benchmarking and the blunders involved.
The pro duo is AMD’s Nano in
The pro duo is AMD’s Nano in crossfire on one pcb. The testing revealed they performed identically. Those people complaining are not real gamers. Who doesn’t play GTA 5? lol
It would have been nice to see the Division benched though.
You AMD guys are some
You AMD guys are some seriously retarded individuals; it’s not even funny. This card sucks. AMD blows. Crossfire is shit. And you are gay.
Well to be honest, I too
Well to be honest, I too would have liked the DX12 games tested too. Just to see how they did perform on the Pro Duo against the 980Ti SLI setup. Even if it was just to even up the “Gameworks” titles, at least then, a lot of people wouldn’t have screamed at the review. Balance is what was needed in the review, even if it made no difference to the outcome.
Lets face it, I wouldnt buy this card for this kind of money and also because the newer cards are due soon, as well as the CF issues in a lot of newer games too. So three good reasons for this card not suiting my purposes.
All of this however, does not excuse the nasty comments aimed at PC Per in particular Ryan Shrout. Personal insults are the last resort of the desperate fanboy regardless of which team they ‘Support’. Be nice and engage in reasoned debate over this review to get your point across, not go on an all out rant. Ranting does not encourage anyone to even consider what you say, let alone do anything about it.
They are just Graphics cards FFS!! Life is more important than that.
And before you call me an Nvidia Fanboy….I run a Sapphire Fury Tri-X and it has given me lots of happy gaming hours with my XL2730Z Freesync Monitor.
Done with you. I just
Done with you. I just listened to the whole podcast and at every level where AMD were talked about (even if they had the advantage) you made them look bad. You are bias. There’s no getting around that.
I work at a place where we
I work at a place where we sell these incredible cards. I picked one up as I was getting problems with my dual GTX980TIs in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
Let me tell you this guys… ALL MY GAMES run BUTTER smooth on my 1440P monitor.. I mean like BUTTER with all the graphic details set on high.
I don’t care what these reviewers say, maybe NVIDIA pays them not to test DX12 games, no clue…. BOTTOM LINE IS, this is A DREAM GPU that makes gaming on 1440p and 4k a reality on my X99 Deluxe mobo… and if you guys can afford it, get it! Also Tom Clancy’s The Division in DX12 IS LIKE GLASS! My dual 980TI setup was shuttering as if it was loading textures etc.. I put these GTX on ebay, let someone else deal with this crap….
GET AMD PRO DUO… you won’t regret it! It’s future prof in DX12 and VR!
Well, I hope the bung you
Well, I hope the bung you took from nVidia bought you a new porsche. If not, you have just trashed your reputation for nothing, Ryan. That selection of titles is very poor.
I think I’ll stick to 2 x
I think I’ll stick to 2 x $499 Nanos.
I really love it, when there
I really love it, when there are only Nvidia branded titles in a review. Only Nvidia branded games. Beautiful. Could have at least try to mix it up with one independent game…