Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Here's another game that's hot off the presses. Wolfenstein II uses the Vulkan API as its sole rendering path, and it boasts support for RX Vega cards' Rapid Packed Math instructions, so it promises to be a showcase for the capabilities of AMD's latest. I used the "Mein Lieben!" preset across all of the cards and left async compute enabled wherever it was available. The only AMD-specific tweak I had to make was to turn on GPU culling on Radeons. GeForces apparently run better with that feature off (as is its default), so I followed the game's guidance and left it that way for the green team's cards.
Although it's not really a surprise given the amount of Radeon-friendly tech baked in, Wolfenstein proves a big win for the red team's cards across the board. The RX Vega duo beats out the GTX 1070 Ti and the GTX 1080. Going from 56 to 64 compute units has basically no effect on performance for AMD's latest, though.
The high-end graphics cards in this bunch spend no perceptible time past 16.7 ms at all. Flip over to the 8.3 ms mark, and it's clear how the RX Vega cards earn their victories. Both Vegas spend about five fewer seconds under an instantaneous 120 FPS over the course of our test run compared to the GTX 1070 Ti and GTX 1080. None of these cards are providing unsatisfying gameplay experiences, to be clear, but the Vegas are simply in a class of their own. The GTX 1080 Ti is the stopper here, though.