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.
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.
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.
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.