Ashes of the Singularity DX12 Benchmarks With AMD and NVIDIA

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DX12 Benchmark Results – 1080P, 1440P & 4K

Ashes Video Card Options

We ran the Ashes of the Singularity benchmark utility with the ‘High’ Image Quality Profile and disabled VSync and Free Sync. If you live VSync or FreeSync enabled it will cap your frame rate.

Ashes of the Singularity 1080P Performance Benchmarks

1080P Benchmark Results: It was a bit shocking to see only the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti were able to average better than 60 FPS at 1920 x 1080 as we tested using just the ‘High’ image quality settings. There are options for Extreme and Crazy image quality settings, so this is a game title that will benefit greatly from a powerful video card if you want to turn the eye candy up. AMD had a pretty good performance lead over NVIDIA at each of the three price points that we looked at. The AMD Radeon R9 380X had a 25% performance lead over the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC for example.

Ashes of the Singularity 1440P Performance Benchmarks

1440P Benchmark Results: At 2560×1440 the flagship cards were still performing close to one another, but the performance gap widened on the other two sets of cards to the benefit of AMD. The AMD Radeon R9 380X had a 27% performance lead over the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SSC at this resolution.

Ashes of the Singularity 4K Performance Benchmarks

4K Benchmark Results: Not one of the six video cards that we benchmarks could average more than 60 FPS when running the benchmark at 3840×2160 with High image quality settings. The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X came close at 57 FPS and the GeForce GTX 980 Ti was at 52.6 FPS. The 8% performance gap between the Fury X and GTX 980 Ti was the largest of the three benchmark resolutions that we tested at. The Zotac GeForce GTX 970 was nearly 25% slower than the XFX Radeon R9 390 and the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 was roughly 30% slower than the Sapphire Radeon R9 380X.

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  • Matthew Curry

    well looking like my 380x wasnt such a bad buy lol. crossfiring it later this month and got ashes of the singularity in a free offer with newegg. cant wait to see the benchmark.

  • Hapi hap

    cant wait to see other games with this new flavor of multi-gpu on dx12, has there been any other titles announced?

  • NMRH

    Well, if anything, the 390 its performing very nicely for its price.

  • Sean Easterling

    But how is the mult-gpu scaling compared to SLI or Crossfire? Could you do 2x FuryX vs 2x 980ti multi-gpu benches?

  • shadowhedgehogz

    Considering Nvidia hasn’t enabled Async (if they even can..) the 980 Ti is doing really well, close to the Fury x.. Great news for owners of that card, though the 970 is looking pretty weak and likely the 980 won’t be much better.

    I guess the 980 Ti just has enough brute force strength to put in a good showing.

    • Diego Paolini

      they using 980ti amp extreme that is one of best 980ti factory overcloket… with reference gap its about 20-30%

      • Robdarian

        At close to the same price, no one is buying reference cards. Same as when everyone bitched about the 290x reference overheating, no one was even buying that card.

  • Deregtz

    What about integrated graphics combined with AMD or Nvidia? Iris IGP is pretty powerfull these days.

    If you test that it would be pretty interesting.
    Now its just another combine a AMD and Nvidia GPU article..

    While most people have want to know how integrated graphics will work together with a GPU.

    • Daniel Anderson

      I’m honestly curious about Intels iGPU and DX12 w/ and w/o dGPU’s.

      • Jeffrey Byers

        It’s been tested and it DID benefit. It added over 60% of it’s processing power. The better the dGPU the less noticeable the improvement is but it definitely can benefit.

        For example, if the iGPU alone got 10FPS and the dGPU alone got 50FPS then together it was 56FPS.

    • Domaldel

      From what I’ve heard it’s a bad idea to combine a low performance GPU with a high performance one in this benchmark.
      You end up with the dGPU performing worse then alone.
      However some of the AMD APUs apparently manages to improve the performance with a low/mid end dGPU (with dx12)

      (There was an article about that stuff somewhere)

  • Coach

    Love the article. It is very interesting to see the results, especially the combo of the two brands.