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
I decided to spend many more hours on benchmark charts for you guys, so I could illustrate in the previous pages how the Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled Edition stacks up against ALL of the graphics cards -- but in these charts, I've used only AMD Radeon graphics cards to see how the RX Vega 64 LCE stacks up against its own Radeon brethren.
The Radeon RX Vega 64 LCE really has aged well against AMD's latest and greatest graphcis cards, including the Vega 20 + 16GB HBM combo in the Radeon VII and new Navi 10 + 8GB GDDR6 combo on Radeon RX 5700 XT.
As I said in April 2018... Navi was just as bad as AMD, it's just power efficiency, clock speeds, and a shift to the RDNA architecture, the use of GDDR6 and jumping to the 7nm node. AMD really needed all of these stars to align to even get a card like the Radeon RX 5700 XT to beat the Radeon RX Vega 64 LCE two years later.
In all of the games tested above you can see that the Radeon RX Vega 64 LCE is very close to the performance of the newer Vega 20-powered Radeon VII and Navi 10-powered Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards. Vega 10 and 8GB of HBM2 are ageing well in 2020.
- 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]