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GeForce Ti Showdown: GTX 980 Ti vs GTX 1080 Ti vs RTX 2080 Ti (Page 5)

Anthony Garreffa | Apr 20, 2020 at 8:00 am CDT - 2 mins, 5 secs time to read this page

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a sequel to the popular Shadow of Mordor, which was powered by the Lithtech engine. When cranked up to maximum detail, it will chew through your GPU and its VRAM like it's nothing.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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Metro Exodus is one of the hardest tests that our graphics cards have to go through, with 4A Games' latest creation being one of the best looking games on the market. It is a serious test that pushes GPUs to their limits, and also features RTX technologies like DLSS.

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Far Cry New Dawn was developed by Ubisoft, and is powered the Dunia Engine, an engine that has been modified over the years for Far Cry and last used in Far Cry 5. Dunia Engine itself was a modified version of CRYENGINE, scaling incredibly well on all sorts of hardware.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider is one of the latest games to join our graphics card benchmark lineup, with the game built using the Foundation engine as a base, the same engine in Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal R&D department made lots of changes to the engine during the development of Shadow of the Tomb Raider to make it one of the best-looking games out right now.

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1440p Benchmark Performance Thoughts

You probably wouldn't buy a GTX 980 Ti for AAA gaming at 1440p but that doesn't mean it can't do it -- Shadow of War is pretty punishing on the memory interface and the GTX 980 Ti holds up with 53FPS average. It loses to the GTX 1070 Ti and RX 5500 XT, while the GTX 1080 Ti is strong with 91FPS and the RTX 2080 Ti commands leadership positions with 131FPS average.

Metro Exodus isn't easy at 1440p for any card, with the previous-gen Maxwell-based GTX 980 Ti hitting 33FPS average. The newer GTX 1080 Ti is fairing much better here with 58FPS, while the RTX 2080 Ti is a massive leader with 80FPS average.

You can still get over 60FPS average in Far Cry New Dawn with the GTX 980 Ti, while the GTX 1080 Ti pushes 99FPS and the RTX 2080 Ti with 110FPS. Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 2560 x 1440 sees the GTX 980 Ti with 54FPS average, 2FPS slower than the RX 5500 XT while the GTX 1080 Ti is a monster with 99FPS average and the RTX 2080 Ti even more so with 134FPS average.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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