But you can't buy Polaris yet and its performance is very much an unknown. With the GTX 980 you know what you're getting. I think the true value of used card prices will only be determined AFTER all these launches....
Originally Posted by flopper
same settings, the difference due to game engine variables.
the 1080 renders less snow.
Originally Posted by Transmaniacon
So you are comparing the video quality of a stream to your actual gameplay?
Dmitry from my crew was in the room and pretty much everyone there commented that the settings looked different. There was also some micro-stutter evident on the Crossfire system but that's to be expected in Ashes.
However, I'm probably one of the few that actually PLAYS Ashes and I can say for a fact that the GTX 1080 has some minor rendering issues with in-game foliage and rocket contrails. I have yet to see those translate into the benchmark but I'm not sure which driver AMD is using so it would be tough to replicate on my end.
In AMD's defense, actually getting settings to apply properly in Ashes is a royal PITA. You'll go into the Options menu change a bunch of stuff including the resolution, it tells you to reboot the game and when you restart everything BUT the resolution is back to where it was before you hit "apply". The only way to properly get it to "stick" is to first change the resolution, then reboot, then use the presets (Crazy, Extreme, etc.) rather than manual inputs, then apply and reboot the game again.
All in all though, since we couldn't see what the actual real-time framerate was there's no way to accurately compare where each solution really stood.Edited by SKYMTL - 6/1/16 at 7:10am