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 wouldn't recommend MSI's custom Radeon RX 5700 GAMING X for 4K gaming, but that doesn't mean it's not capable of 4K gaming. Gears 5 sees a sharp drop at 4K on the RX 5700 (custom or reference) with just 35FPS average on MSI's RX 5700 GAMING X.
Borderlands 3 is worse with just 27FPS at 4K, an identical result to the reference RX 5700 from AMD. Shadow of War dips below 60FPS average with 52FPS while Shadow of the Tomb Raider still manages 51FPS. The last two games wouldn't be too bad with some detail tweaks at 4K to maintain 60FPS.
Overall, you could drop the detail settings on some games and hit 60FPS at 4K on the Radeon RX 5700 -- if that's what you want. I would recommend dropping details at 4K for 60FPS+ over Ultra detail and 30FPS.
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST