High Dynamic Range (HDR) seems to be all the rage recently for both monitors and televisions offering an increased colour accuracy to resemble “real life” with a wider colour range while providing enhanced contrast and deeper shadows creating the most immersive image to date. High-end HDR displays are already coming out onto the market, dare I say that I wrote an article about one not that long ago…
The good guys over at Computerbase have taken the GTX 1080 and AMD Vega 64 in a head to head battle across over 10 different games with and without HDR and the results found are rather shocking. Not much of a shock to discover that by enabling HDR reduced performance though only slightly for the Vega 64. Though I cannot say the same for the GTX 1080. Computerbase found that by enabling HDR reduced the performance by around 10% on average while the Vega card only suffered a 2% hit on average. Highlighting a big disparity between both of their HDR support which puts AMD’s RX Vega 64 a significant performance advantage over Nvidia’s offering when using HDR.
It is currently unknown at the time as to why NVIDIA is taking a decent hit on not only average framerate but frametimes as well.