AMD just released Radeon Adrenalin Edition, a major upgrade to its driver software suite. To test out the latest WHQL driver we revisit Turn 10 Studios' DX12 and MS Store exclusive Forza Motorsport 7 with the GTX 1060, R9 390X and RX 580 in tandem with the Ryzen 5 1600.
The RX 580 came out on top in the race around the historic city of Prague - more than 20% faster than the GTX 1060 with excellent frame times. The venerable R9 390X surprisingly beats the GTX 1060 - a mighty feat overshadowed by regular stuttering. The driver guys at AMD really should have a look at pre-Polaris dGPUs, especially with games that utilizes DX12 so well. This is the message that they need to drive home big time.
The three-way comparison uses 1080p ultra with 200% resolution scale, while the two-way battle between the RX 580 and the GTX 1060 uses true 4K resolution with ultra quality settings - we use VSR for 1440p / 4K benchmarking and cards that are GCN 1.1 go up to only 3K. It seems that in Forza7 1080p with 200% scale is not true 4K as we got slower frame rates for native 4K resolution and the GPU memory utilization is higher as well.
GTX 1060 FPS chart
GTX 1060 FCAT chart
R9 390X FPS chart
R9 390X FCAT chart
RX 580 FPS chart
RX 580 FCAT chart