so... I own Doom, played it, like it. I don't have a 480 (why no DVI connectors for goodness sakes?) but I have tried out Vulkan on a Powercolor R9 380 4 gig card that I do own and saw a nice FPS boost. That was cool, and good on AMD.
What I don't understand about all of this R480 v Nvidia 1060 flap is why the AMD crowd is so blasted fixated on this one game (out of probably 30 good ones out there). I now have a couple of 1060s up and running, and Doom is playing just fine on those. I don't have a 480 to compare it to, but... so? Game works fine I don't have any issues. I mean, is there some sort of exclusivity clause on Vulkan's architecture that precludes Nvidia from just updating their own drivers? I guess what I'm asking is, why is this Doom R 480 > N1060 benchmark in Vulkan such a big deal? Aren't we just one flipping driver update away from evening the score?
Also.. isn't this marathon, not a race? If the gaming FPS "contest" is decidedly 1-29 in favor of the 1060 (out of 30) (I'm pulling numbers out of the air here for the sake of argument), then... I mean... wouldn't most people want to be on the side with the most "wins".
As an owner of both cards, I honestly don't get this dependency on one game as some type of bullet point argument for AMD. That would be like me standing in a room full of investors and saying... well, we are getting our tails handed to us in every state in except for Wymoning. WE ARE TOTALLY DOMINATING IN WYOMING.
Edited by TinyRichard - 7/23/16 at 8:11am