Just oh F'ing wow is all I can say now. Time Spy benchmarks cannot be compared between AMD and Nvidia cards. If I am truly reading all this correct. Futuremark/3dmark developer over on steamed commented on and cleared some issues up. His comment is the 2nd post http://steamcommunity.com/app/223850/discussions/0/366298942110944664/ Dev response: "FM_Jarnis [developer] 4 hours ago Yes it does. http://www.futuremark.com/downloads/3DMark_Technical_Guide.pdf It was not tailored for any specific architecture. It overlaps different rendering passes for asynchronous compute, in paraller when possible. Drivers determine how they process these - multiple paraller queues are filled by the engine. The reason Maxwell doesn't take a hit is because NVIDIA has explictly disabled async compute in Maxwell drivers. So no matter how much we pile things to the queues, they cannot be set to run asynchronously because the driver says "no, I can't do that". Basically NV driver tells Time Spy to go "async off" for the run on that card. If NVIDIA enables Asynch Compute in the drivers, Time Spy will start using it. Performance gain or loss depends on the hardware & drivers. Edit: Quoting 3DMark Technical guide Asynchronous Compute With DirectX 11, all rendering work is executed in one queue with the driver deciding the order of the tasks. With DirectX 12, GPUs that support asynchronous compute can process work from multiple queues in parallel. There are three types of queue: 3D, compute, and copy. A 3D queue executes rendering commands and can also handle other work types. A compute queue can handle compute and copy work. A copy queue only accepts copy operations. The queues all race for the same resources so the overall benefit depends on the workload. In Time Spy, asynchronous compute is used heavily to overlap rendering passes to maximize GPU utilization. The asynchronous compute workload per frame varies between 10 - 20%. To observe the benefit on your own hardware, you can optionally choose to disable async compute using the Custom run settings."