Battlefield 5 is an Nvidia GeForce-sponsored title, however early knowledge means that hasn’t hampered Staff Crimson’s efficiency in head-to-head match-ups. Early knowledge suggests a considerable benefit for AMD, although we’d strongly warning towards studying extra into it than an attention-grabbing take a look at how efficiency stacks up in an early iteration of the most recent franchise title.

PCGamesN didn’t run a full match-up, however they put the RX 580 and GTX 1060 towards one another in each DX11 and DX12 in 1080p and 1440p. You may examine the 1080p outcomes on their web site; we’ve excerpted the 1440p benchmark numbers beneath:


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In some methods, these figures appear to be a little bit of a throwback to the sooner days of DX12, with Nvidia’s total efficiency dipping in that mode. AMD’s figures shift a bit relying on whether or not you examine 1080p or 1440p, however on the latter decision Staff Crimson additionally takes a small perf hit to common body fee and a heavier whack to minimal FPS. It stays, nonetheless, firmly out in entrance in all segments over the GTX 1060.

A number of years in the past, the GameWorks controversy gave us event to take a seat down and speak to a number of sport builders concerning the variations between AMD and Nvidia GPU architectures and the way these are likely to play out in gaming. Whereas each AMD and Nvidia have launched new GPU architectures since these interviews, our understanding is that the broad image hasn’t actually modified: Nvidia tends to offer a extra sturdy stage of developer providers, however its GPU optimization technique additionally traditionally centered extra on optimizations carried out in-driver. AMD has stepped up its sport on the optimization aspect lately with applications like GPU Open, however our understanding is that there’s nonetheless a distinction in strategy right here — and, in fact, AMD is an organization that’s solely lately returned to full-year working revenue, whereas Nvidia had no such difficulties to deal with.

It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how the BF5 efficiency state of affairs evolves over time. Total, we’d count on the hole between the GTX 1060 and RX 580 to shrink, and the GTX 1060 is performing properly beneath the place we’d count on it to take a seat for the time being. Usually, the 2 GPUs are pretty evenly matched, which makes this one-sided blowout more likely to be an artifact of low optimization ranges slightly than an indication that Cube plans to take Nvidia’s cash and throw a sneaky cross in AMD’s path. Cube has additionally traditionally been good about sustaining a persistently excessive stage of efficiency for each AMD and Nvidia, no matter which firm it companions with for any given title.