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.
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.
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.
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.
1080p Benchmark Performance Thoughts
Starting at 1080p we have the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition performing well, with 123FPS average in Shadow of War. This is 2FPS faster than the RX 5700, 4FPS slower than the RX 5700 XT and GTX 1080 Ti, and 38FPS slower than the RTX 2080 Ti.
The RX Vega 64 LCE holds its own in Metro Exodus with 66FPS, more than enough for gaming in 2020. At 66FPS average, it is just 1FPS faster than the RTX 2060 SUPER, 6FPS away from the RX 5700 XT, and 35FPS away from the RTX 2080 Ti and its brute strength.
Far Cry New Dawn is pretty much maxing out at 1080p on the RX Vega 64 LCE, while Shadow of the Tomb Raider performs well with 126FPS average. This is 3FPS better than the air-cooled Vega 64, 2FPS slower than the RX 5700, and 24FPS slower than the flagship RTX 2080 Ti.
- Page 1 [Introduction & History Lesson on Vega]
- Page 2 [History Lesson on AMD]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 1440p]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - 4K]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Synthetic (Radeon Only)]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 1080p (Radeon Only)]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - 1440p (Radeon Only)]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - 4K (Radeon Only)]
- Page 11 [Temps & Power]
- Page 12 [Final Thoughts]