Chinese GPU maker Moores Threads recently launched the MTT S80 graphics card designed for general purpose computing. Gaming is not the focus of this particular GPU, but it is a stepping stone in the development of strong gaming and AI graphics in the Chinese domestic segment. The graphics card was never released outside of China, and the only retailer that submitted a review didn’t delve into details such as gaming benchmarks. Now Twitter user Loeschzwerg (@Loeschzwerg_3DC) posted various benchmarks and gaming tests of the MTT S80 GPU to confirm that it can actually run Crysis.
On February 1st, the user received his MTT S80 GPU mounted in a test system with Intel’s Core i5-10400 CPU and his B560M-HDV mainboard. This card has one 8-pin connector (EPS 12V) for booting. The Moore Threads MTT S80 is purely for gamers. It features 4096 MUSA streaming cores and runs at 1.8 GHz, providing users with 14.4 TFLOPs of processing power. Gaming is the focus, but this graphics card can also be used for 3D rendering and AI processing. Loeschzwerg tweeted that the Crysis game was played on a Moore Threads MTT S80 graphics card and he was on DirectX 9 (D3D9), but also noted that this was only “for now.” Crysis is a very graphical game and hence one of the most notable games so we can understand why the comment was made.
When the card launched, it only supported 60 games, most of which were titles found in the Chinese market, and some of those titles were not graphically intensive. A recent benchmark tested League of Legends, but several other labels pushed by the company, such as Risk of Rain and Dead Cells, are years old. Benchmark the MTT S80 graphics card using 3DMark03. Compared to the Intel Arc A770 GPU, the graphics card performed 35-64% less. Indeed, the Intel Arc A770 uses 16GB of VRAM and uses newer technology than the MTT S80 GPU, so it’s no surprise that the Intel graphics card was superior. The reason for using the benchmark software 3DMark03 is that it supports the technology of MTT S80. Certain benchmarks are not used by games, especially newer titles.
The developers of Moore Threads are working hard to better support today’s technological advancements and a larger library of game titles. The process isn’t as fast as big companies, but the company is trying to improve as quickly as possible. The latest graphics driver, version 200.2, was released three months after the graphics card’s launch. The most significant issue that reviewers and users found was idle power consumption. A Chinese reviewer Löschzwerg mentioned a consumption level of around 110W, which has been around since the graphics card launched. Again, this is just a stepping stone. The Chinese GPU maker still has a long way to go to catch up with famous GPU vendors like his NVIDIA, AMD and Intel, but the MTT series is onto a good start.
OG Crysis is working on MTT S80 😎😎 D3D9 only, at least for the moment.
— Löschzwerg (@Loeschzwerg_3DC) February 3, 2023