Gears 5 is the latest in The Coalition's huge franchise, with the game made on Unreal Engine 4. It looks great, and chews through even the latest GPUs. I benchmarked it at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K in a separate article and even did some 8K benchmarking at 7680 x 4320.
Borderlands 3 is also made on Unreal Engine 4 but developer Gearbox Software took it in a different route visually, to say the least. You'll want some high FPS in this game, and some of the more 'mid-range' cards do well while the game looks great. Once again, I tested this at 8K here.
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.
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.
1440p Benchmark Performance Thoughts
We're looking at some great Gears 5 performance at 1440p which is a resolution where AMD's Radeon RX 5700 XT really shines, and so too does the custom XFX RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra. We have 76FPS average in Gears 5 at 1440p, up from the 74FPS average on the reference RX 5700 XT and better performance than the GeForce RTX 2070 with its 71FPS average.
Borderlands 3 sees the XFX RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra with 57FPS average, just shy of that magic 60FPS mark -- but with a detail or two turned down, you'll hit 60FPS easy. This is definitely better than the 54FPS on the reference RX 5700 XT and while it might not seem like much, 57FPS average is much closer to 60FPS than 54FPS average and that is good in my book.
Shadow of War, Far Cry New Dawn and Shadow of the Tomb Raider all see virtually identical performance to the regular Radeon RX 5700 XT as the custom XFX RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra... XFX just do it looking way cooler, operating cooler, and especially quieter.
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST