Our test setup remains unchanged, in both hardware and software, from our initial Radeon Vega Frontier Edition review. If you need another refresh on how we test gaming performance, which is still quite different than the norm, you can find that page of our previous review right here.
Dirt Rally (DirectX 11)
DiRT Rally is the most authentic, challenging and thrilling rally game ever made, road-tested over 80 million miles by the DiRT community. It captures the essence of what makes rally unique like no other game: that white knuckle feeling of racing on the edge; trying to remain in control of your emotions as you hurtle along dangerous, undulating roads at breakneck speed, aiming to squeeze everything out of your car whilst knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time.
It’s the ultimate test of a driver’s skill, and the ultimate in high risk, high reward gameplay.
Settings used for Dirt Rally
Our first result with the new liquid cooled version of Vega makes a noticeable difference in performance. Compared to the air cooler, this model is 13-14% faster in both resolution, bringing the Vega Frontier Edition within 1% of the GTX 1080 at 2560×1440 and 8% faster at 4K. Performance still falls behind the GTX 1080 Ti, but this is a solid upgrade over the Vega original review.
|Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 16GB Liquid-Cooled (350W), Average FPS Comparisons, Dirt Rally|
|Vega FE Air||GTX 1080 Ti||GTX 1080||GTX 1070|
This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind.