Credits: 3DMark

We know that there has been an evolution in video cards in the last decade, but 3DMark, using the Time Spy benchmark results obtained over 8 years, showed how big this evolution was. The data shows that GPUs show a greater performance gain from 2020 onwards with the RTX 30 and RX 6000.

3DMark Time Spy, a non-ray tracing test, was released in the first quarter of 2016. The benchmark’s creators compiled results from 48 million tests to reach the following conclusion:

3DMark Time Spy GPUs results
Image: Videocardz

When the test was launched, the current series of GPUs was the GeForce GTX 10, the last one before the arrival of the RTX, which delivered around 5 thousand points in this benchmark. There was a slight increase with the Radeon RX 500 about a year later.

Starting in 2018, AMD and NVIDIA were launching GPUs with new features not only in terms of nomenclature, but also in terms of hardware, with support for the latest version of DirectX 12, with emphasis on ray tracing. Even so, the performance jump was timid compared to what came next.

AMD RDNA 2 and NVIDIA Ampere GPUs brought a big leap

The arrival of the GeForce RTX 30 and Radeon RX 6000 series presented a jump just over 2x greater compared to the GTX 10 and RX 500 series, this being the biggest jump so far in these 8 years. These were generations that arrived at the peak of the pandemic, had availability problems, but still have some of the most popular chips from both brands.

AMD Radeon
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If we consider the entire graph, which represents the lifetime of the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark, there was an evolution of almost 3x (around 2.8x) more performance. Remembering that these results only reflect performance on this test itself.

The spikes that occur in the same generation refer to continuous tests, with users overclocking, refining performance to achieve better positions in this test.

It may be that the next time 3DMark releases other data of this type it will be using more recent benchmarks that support ray tracing, aimed at the RTX 20 and RX 5000 series onwards. Of course, the latest generations present considerably better results due to their latest generation dedicated cores.

There is an expectation that the Radeon RX 8000 and GeForce RTX 50 GPUs will be launched between the end of this year and the beginning of 2025. We will see if the evolution will continue or be greater.

Via: Videocardz

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