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AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Video Card Review

Author:Brent Justice

Editor:Kyle Bennett

Date: Monday , August 14, 2017

We put the new AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 to the test in eleven games mixed among DX11, DX12, and Vulkan to find out what it can deliver. We pit it against the competition's GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070, and in the end, find the strengths and weaknesses of the new AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 for PC gaming. Is there value at $499?
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Watch Dogs 2

We are using the latest version of Watch Dogs 2 which is 1.017.189.2.1088394. Note that we do have the high-resolution free texture pack installed for this game. We are testing a very long run-through in the open-world.


Highest Playable Settings - DX11

Similar to Fallout 4 this game seems to run poorly on the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64. It isn’t an issue of running out of VRAM, we aren’t seeing any stuttering or pausing or odd texture load issues in either game. Both video cards have the same amount of VRAM. It is simply that performance is bad. So bad it’s on the level of GeForce GTX 1070 I this game. GeForce GTX 1080 is 21% faster than AMD Radeon RX Vega 64.