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Is AMD better at DX12 than DX11?

Posted: Jon Peddie 10.10.16
Yes, but you can’t make a simple comparison

We heard the AMD RX 480 AIB did better in DX12 than the Nvidia GTX 1080 AIB did, so we tried to make a comparative test of the two boards in DX 11 and DX 12 benchmarks.

Futuremark tests

Our first attempt was to use Futuremark’s tests, the FireStrike in DX 11 and the Time Spy in DX 12. That wasn’t exactly an apples-to-apples test because the work load from each, although similar in several areas, was nonetheless different, and we couldn’t get the resolutions to match either, so we were forced to make some statistical assumptions.