AMD GPUs up to 20-30% faster than Nvidia when paired with low-end CPU

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  1. JRE84

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    not everyone games at ultra...the gains are real I say medium is the sweet spot and i personally game on all low with some settings on medium...looks identical to ultra..

    but now since i lost my 1060 laptop I game ultra but with geforce now which is like a desktop 2080...streaming is the future so who cares about hardware these days
     
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    Not everyone plays at ultra settings at 60Hz even in AAA titles. High refresh rates aren’t just for for eSports, besides those games have very low CPU/GPU requirements.
     
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    It's good that they bring this to the limelight so Nvidia can fix it. Imagine how much performance our laptops are leaving on the table.
     
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    It could probably be improved, but I’m not sure if Nvidia can completely fix it on current GPUs if they lack the hardware scheduling that AMD has.
     
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    All this even becomes more confusing when you use an eGPU. The RDNA2 GPUs (probably RDNA as well) show horrible performance over TB with any driver newer than April 2020.

    https://egpu.io/forums/pc-gaming/amd-egpu-driver-bad-performance-benchmarking/#post-94039

    https://egpu.io/forums/builds/2021-...6900-xt-32gbps-m-2-adt-link-r43sg-win10-2004/

    In the end, I like the testing and they did a great job. I think their console CPU limitation angle is probably spot on for why AMD took the approach they did. I could definitely see situations where people would benefit from this data and stay away from nVidia GPUs if they are not going to upgrade their CPU. It's super interesting how confusing it made upgrading for those without a certain CPU performance level.

    I think it just comes down to what your goals are, what CPU you use and what upgrades you're going to do in the near future if you are only upgrading the GPU. For me nVidia GPUs are a better option due to TB My 2070 completely destroys that 6900XT over TB unless it's using old drivers, even with a BAD CPU limit . My CPU is currently thermal throttling at 10W even undervolted because I need to reapply TIM, and still crushed it. I also tend to crank details up as far as I can go without going below ~40-50fps which favors nVidia. I also play 99.9% single player story based games where you want to crank everything up.
     
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    Papusan TURDBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Bottleneck with NVIDIA and DirectX 12? MSI GeForce RTX 3090 SUPRIM against MSI Radeon RX 6900XT Gaming X and its own drivers igorslab.de
    First of all, I have to put a small paragraph in front of today's post as a preface, because I want to take away the touch of sensation. Nevertheless you have to write about it and you have to test it out emotionlessly beforehand. The video from Hardware Unboxed didn't even surprise me that much, because we were able to make very similar observations on lags and latencies in a current test project (thanks to Fritz Hunter!) And are initially downright desperate at the inconsistency of some measurement data.
     
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    So the 6800XT/6900XT beating the 3080/3090 at lower resolutions in reviews (usually using top CPUs) was because of driver overhead after all. :biglaugh:
     
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    More testing

     
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    jesus....do you guys realize what this means for egpu
     
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