Page 11 [Performance Analysis]
Another review, another custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. I promised at the start of the review I wouldn't spend so much time talking about the performance of the card because all GTX 1080 Ti cards are so similar, and I will keep that promise.
Comparing the ASUS ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Platinum against NVIDIA's own GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, and we have a card that performs 10% or more faster in all resolutions, and even more with some tweaking to both the GPU/VRAM clock speeds and in-game detail settings.
Rise of the Tomb Raider runs at 118FPS average at 1440p, which is more than enough to enjoy a perfectly smooth ROTTR experience on a 120Hz, heck even a 144/165Hz G-Sync gaming display if you dropped a couple of details to reach closer to 144/165FPS.
Even Shadow of Mordor runs at 144FPS average at 2560x1440 on the Ultra preset, which is perfect for gaming displays at 144Hz. Amazing performance, but again nothing that beats out the other custom GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards thanks to the invisible voltage wall by Pascal on GP102.
I feel like GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards fall into three distinct categories for gamers and consumers: 1440p, 3440x1440, or 4K gamers. I don't see many people buying a GTX 1080 Ti for 1080p gaming, so I'm only talking about the 1440p and 4K gaming performance here.
In saying that, we still have a huge 104FPS average in Rise of the Tomb Raider at 3440x1440 on the Ultra preset, which is some amazing performance. Comparing this against the GTX 1080 with 77FPS, and the GTX 1080 Ti with 97FPS, ASUS is ahead by 7FPS which isn't bad at all.
Shadow of Mordor ran buttery smooth at 120FPS at 3440x1440, an incredible result. It was super smooth, once again perfect for the 3440x1440 gaming monitors with a 100Hz refresh rate and G-Sync, like the ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q.
4K isn't going to slow down a card like the ASUS ROG Poseidon GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Platinum, throwing out 71FPS average in Rise of the Tomb Raider. It might only be 3FPS more than the GTX 1080 Ti FE, but it's a huge 21FPS ahead of AMD's new Radeon RX Vega 64 LCE graphics card, the best from Team Red.
The performance in Shadow of Mordor continues to impress, with the memory intensive game hitting 88FPS average, compared to 89FPS average on the GTX 1080 Ti FE. But it thrashes the RX Vega 64 LCE and its 67FPS average.
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