Test 6: Synthetic benchmarks
We also tested the RX 470 and its rivals using 3DMark’s highly respected DX11 Fire Strike synthetic benchmark, which runs at 1080p, as well as its brand-new Time Spy benchmark, which tests DirectX 12 performance at 2560x1440 resolution.
Everything falls about where you’d expect. The Radeon cards perform better in Time Spy’s DX12 test due to their dedicated asynchronous shader hardware.
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