Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is a real-time strategy game set in the future where descendants of humans (called Post- Humans) and a powerful artificial intelligence (called the Substrate) fight a war for control of a resource known as Turinium.
Players will engage in massive-scale land/air battles by commanding entire armies of their own design. Each game takes place on one area of a planet, with each player starting with a home base (known as a Nexus) and a single construction unit.
We opt for the Extreme quality profile and run the GPU-Focused test using the DX12 game mode.
AMD’s air-cooled RX Vega64 sits above the GTX 1070 FE and below a factory-overclocked GTX 1080 at all resolutions for Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation DX12. Gigabyte’s well-cooled GTX 1080, that hits around 1936MHz boost core clock in games, is 9.9% faster at 1080P, 19% faster at 1440P, and 24% faster at 4K.
Compared to the GTX 1070 Founders Edition, AMD’s RX Vega64 Air is 15% faster at 1080P, 8.7% faster at 1440P, and 7.6% faster at 4K. The higher-resolution performance tapers off for AMD’s air-cooled card as GPU clock throttling becomes a more significant factor under the increased load.
Nvidia’s ~£700 GTX 1080 Ti is in a completely different performance league to the AMD card.