3DMark Fire Strike and Unigine Heaven 4.0
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 Fire Strike 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.
Our 3DMark comparisons closely emulate the performances we saw in our game testing on the previous 14 (!!) pages, giving the new GTX 1070 a 67% lead over the GTX 970 and a 25% advantage over the R9 Nano.
Again, looking at only the GeForce products here, the 3DMark Fire Strike results show us what we have already seen – the GTX 1070 matches or just pulls ahead of the GTX 980 Ti and falls just 19% behind the GTX 1080 flagship.
Here we go again, similar results are seen in the Heaven 4.0 synthetic result. The only difference here is that NVIDIA's slight edge in tessellation performance stretches out the performance advantage against the Radeon products.