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
Gears 5 still maintains good performance on the MSI RX 5700 GAMING X with 71FPS average, up from the 69FPS on the reference card. Borderlands 3 drops below 60FPS at just 50FPS average at 1440p, but even the 16GB of HBM2 on the Radeon VII isn't much better with 54FPS in comparison. The stock RX 5700 is behind at 47FPS.
Shadow of War is still pumping away at 83FPS (just 1FPS faster than reference here) but since it's not a twitchy first-person shooter 83FPS is a great result at 1440p thanks to the 8GB of GDDR6 on the 5700.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Far Cry New Dawn both offer far past 60FPS at 1440p, just a few FPS faster than the reference card here once again. These are still AAA games and quite gorgeous at 1440p to play, with MSI's custom RX 5700 GAMING X handling 1440p gaming without an issue here.
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST