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 would never recommend a card like NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER for 4K gaming, but that doesn't mean you can't game on at 3840 x 2160 on a $229 graphics card. I keep the Ultra presets on my game runs, but we're looking at over 30FPS average for all of the games in my stack.
Shadow of War is a great-looking game, with MSI's new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X spitting out 39FPS average at 4K, just a single 1FPS better than the GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X. It is way ahead of the 28FPS on the RX 590, and just behind of the higher-end GeForce RTX 2060 with 45FPS average.
Far Cry New Dawn has virtually identical performance to Shadow of War at 4K on MSI's new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X with 37FPS average, but instead of being 1FPS faster than the GTX 1660 Ti... it is 1FPS slower than the GTX 1660 Ti in Far Cry New Dawn at 4K.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider sees the MSI GTX 1660 SUPER GAMING X achieving 34FPS average, 1FPS better than the RX 590 and even the RTX 2060 is an impressive thing to see. The GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X is 2FPS faster at 4K in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, a common theme throughout my benchmarking as you can see repeat through the charts at all resolutions and games, really.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Pricing & Detailed Specs]
- Page 2 [What's New With GTX 1660 SUPER]
- Page 3 [GTX 1660 SUPER: GDDR6 Upgrade]
- Page 4 [Cooling Tech]
- Page 5 [Detailed Look]
- Page 6 [Test System Specs]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - 1440p]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - 4K]
- Page 11 [Thermals & Power]
- Page 12 [Final Thoughts]