The battle between the two top graphic card manufacturers continues at PDXLAN as AMD showcases the gaming capability of the upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card against NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080. This is actually the second leg following the Budapest event held on July 18 at the Akvárium Klub.

The battle continues

From July 21 to 23, the second round of performance test between AMD Radeon RX Vega and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphic cards will take place at PDXLAN. The event is a good platform to test the performance of these two GPUs which will then be connected within a mega-LAN available for PC gamers around Portland, Oregon.

After this event, AMD will be heading to SIGGRAPH 2017 to officially unveil the Radeon RX Vega graphic cards. The SIGGRAPH 2017 will take place from July 30 to August 3 in Los Angeles, California.

AMD’s Budapest event

The AMD roadshow brings two identical PC's in terms of system specifications except for the graphics card. One of the PC's is equipped with an AMD Radeon RX Vega, while the other has the NVIDIA GeForce 1080.

In the spirit of fairness, it was not disclosed which among the two systems will be using the RX Vega and GTX 1080.

The only information confirmed by one AMD representative was that the NVIDIA graphics card was a non-Ti GPU.

According to the people who participated in the event, the right-click feature of Windows was disabled so they could not check the system features. After playing "Battlefield 1," gamers were asked which of the two PC's gave them a better gaming experience.

Details from the performance test

As reported by tech website WCCFTech, the performance test between the two graphics cards did not go as smoothly as planned, or perhaps that’s what the idea of the event was.

According to the report, one of the systems obviously “faced a little hiccup and was performing worse." But of course, there is no way of telling what graphics card is inside said system.

Now, it was said that both systems come with their own monitor; AMD has its FreeSync, while NVIDIA used their G-Sync. However, participants were not able to identify which is which.

As per the price, the AMD representative said that the AMD setup is cheaper compared to NVIDIA.

However, since the FreeSync monitor is cheaper than the G-Sync monitor, this could mean that the AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card is cheaper than NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 which has a current market value of $599.

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