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.
4K Benchmark Performance Thoughts
I won't recommend any Radeon RX 5700 XT for 4K gaming but that doesn't mean it's not possible... we have 41FPS average at 4K on Gears 5 with the new XFX RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra. Not bad, but not great. It's just 2FPS more than the reference RX 5700 XT and 1FPS better than NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2070.
Borderlands 3 spits up only 33FPS average on XFX's custom RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra, which is identical to the reference RX 5700 XT and even the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER.
You can still run Shadow of War at nearly 60FPS average on XFX's custom RX 5700 XT THICC II Ultra, while Far Cry New Dawn hits exactly 60FPS average at 4K and Shadow of the Tomb Raider isn't far behind with 58FPS average at 4K.
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST