NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Video Card Review
Ashes of the Singularity – DX12
Ashes of the Singularity is a real-time strategy game set in the future where descendants of humans (called Post- Humans) and a powerful artificial intelligence (called the Substrate) fight a war for control of a resource known as Turinium. Players will engage in massive-scale land/air battles by commanding entire armies of their own design. Each game takes place on one area of a planet, with each player starting with a home base (known as a Nexus) and a single construction unit.
We ran the integrated Ashes of the Singularity benchmark utility in DX12 mode with the ‘High’ Image Quality Profile and disabled VSync.
1080P Benchmark Results: The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition graphics card was found to be on par with the Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti Amp! Extreme Edition and AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video cards. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 FE was almost 10 FPS faster at 1920 x 1080, but all these high-end cards were able to average above 60 FPS.
1440P Benchmark Results: At 2560×1440 the flagship cards were still performing close to one another, but the performance gap widened to the benefit of the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X and it averaged 5 FPS more than the GeForce GTX 1070.
4K Benchmark Results: Only the GeForce GTX 1080 could average more than 60 FPS when running the Ashes of the Singularity DX12 benchmark at 3840×2160 with ‘high’ image quality settings. The AMD Radeon R9 Fury X came close at 58.4 FPS, but the GeForce GTX 1070 fell back to 51.9 FPS. Not bad, but it just goes to show there are a couple benchmarks where the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X can pull ahead at the larger resolutions.