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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Beast Specs Vs. AMD Radeon RX Vega

By March 7, 2017 at 7:55 am
Nvidia vs. AMD's GPU (Photo : David Becker/Getty Images)

With the recent release of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, some gaming enthusiasts are left undecided whether or not to buy the GPU or wait for AMD's Vega graphics cards. The newly released GTX 1080 Ti gives gamers a smooth 4K gaming experience, but so did its predecessor the GTX 1080. This is the reason why some enthusiasts opt to wait for the new AMD graphics cards to be out on the market and decide between the two later on.

The GTX 1080 Ti's specifications show that it should perform better and costs a lot cheaper than the Nvidia Titan X Pascal. However, rumors claimed that the leaked specifications of the AMD Vega graphics card will make it the fastest card available as of its release date.

There is still no official release of the exact specifications and of the Vega graphics card. Racingjunky reported that AMD will switch to HBM2 or second generation high-bandwidth memory and halt its use of the GDDR5 memory with the new Vega graphics cards. As the leaks also confirmed that the Vega enthusiast graphics card will come with 8GB of HBM2 memory.

The AMD Vega GPU is rumored that it will have a memory bandwidth of 512GB/s and should outperform the GTX 1080 Ti which has a memory bandwidth of 484GB/s. The Radeon Instinct MI25, the first Vega-based GPU, has 4096 CUDA cores and is clocked at 1526 MHz, beating the GTX 1080 Ti's 3584 CUDA cores and a base clock speed of 1480 MHz.

Meanwhile, the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X was compared with Intel's Core i7-7700K, i7-6700K, 7700K, 6900K, and 6950X. 32GB of G-Skill DDR4 running at 3200MHz was used on the Intel CPUs while on the Ryzen build, only 16GB of DDR4-3200 was used since none of the benchmark tests required more than 16GB of RAM.

It was found that the results differed for the Ryzen 7 1800X for the workstation and gaming categories. On the workstation and content creation tests, the Ryzen chip was a beast considering a price of ($500) - just half the price of Intel's Core i7-6900K ($1089). On the gaming part, the Ryzen chip would perform fine but not as great as the Intel Core i7 CPUs.

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