Originally Posted by Kana-Maru
The guy clearly says in the video that the results are from different areas in the game and can't be used for a apples to apples comparison. The performance increase from AMD is still pretty good overall.
I have his gameplay videos posted in another thread. He tested the game 3 times. The first two were before the blast on the trail beside Vault 111. The third with the 20% performance reduction starts out on that same exact trail next to the vault and walks a little further past the vault and shoots his gun into the ground. The third clip being after the blast, has no foliage on the ground or trees in that area and should have better frame rates because the foliage in the first two creates more shadows. In that 3rd video as well, it shows weapon debris being on when he shoots the gun. If they did not turn debris off, that's your frame rate drop right there because it doesn't work on AMD cards.
Also, I'm sure not many people realize this but the 1.3 patch got an update a few days after realize because something Beth did caused shader problems and long load times. Update was 1.3.47
I'm not interested in playing the blame game here. Sometimes with these sites, things go wrong during testing. But it's very important to prove or disprove what they found because if it were true, I want to And all the evidence shows the results they had were not an accurate representation of the game performance.
AMD performance was improved for sure. And I'm sure the next driver will put it even closer. The Fury-X and 980 Ti should be pretty much neck and neck.
Originally Posted by Kana-Maru
Not a myth. Once again I had two GTX 670s and I benchmarked the cards myself using newer and older drivers. I clearly saw my performance tank which is why I ran the benchmarks again personally. The so called Kepler fix did little to nothing in my case. I couldn't stay with the older drivers so I HAD to upgrade the drivers for the latest titles. Otherwise I'll be screwed for newer titles. The Nvidia drivers got so bad that my old overclocks wouldn't work and had artifacts on my screen. I thought my cards were crapping out, but after loading the older drivers......everything was 100% fine.
So I performed a apples to apples test using the same programs I had benched before. I was seeing loses in 3DMark FireStrike Performance and Ice Storm Performance and in games like Tomb Raider 2013. In one topic overclock.com mods ACTUALLY DELETED MY POST. Why? For telling the truth and showing my proof.
I can't speak for everyone except myself, but I know why I'm going to be careful the next time it's time to choose the green or red team. I saw the Maxwell prevail and my Keplers fail. I only heard good things from friends using there old HD 7970Ghz with the Omega drivers. Which is why it came down to a good decision between a aftermarket 980 Ti and Fury X. I decided to go with AMD this time around. People can take that however they want to take it. I ran my benchmarked and clearly saw the lost of performance with my very own Kepler cards.
I have no complaints about my Fury X and haven't even thought about overclocking it other than a few benchmarks in my review. Hopefully AMD continues the great work with the drivers overtime and my Fury X doesn't suffer the same fate as my dual GTX 670 SLI.
Tessellation has also been a touchy subject as well.
I had 980 SLI and 780 Ti SLI at the same time. I remember the driver that lost major gpu points in Firestrike and there were several of us here doing tests. It didn't translate to games with the same effect.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not doubting your testing and what it showed at that time. But we have undeniable proof today from multiple published sources that shows the performance is still there.