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.
Metro Exodus is one of the hardest tests that our graphics cards have to go through, with 4A Games' latest creation being one of the best looking games on the market. It is a serious test that pushes GPUs to their limits, and also features RTX technologies like DLSS.
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
I wouldn't buy the new Radeon RX 5500 XT for 1440p gaming, but that doesn't mean it can't get in some QHD gaming in... especially with 46FPS average in Shadow of War -- beating out the RX 580, and GTX 1650 but ultimately losing to the RX 590 and GTX 1650 SUPER.
Metro Exodus manages over 30FPS (just, at 31FPS average) beating out the GTX 1060 which really dies here at 1440p but interestingly you'll see it loses to the much older GeForce GTX 980 Ti which I've kept in the charts for some of the games I've benchmarked. I will go through and continue adding cards (and have an Radeon RX 480 vs RX 5500 XT battle coming soon).
Far Cry New Dawn performance at 2560 x 1440 isn't bad either, with 50FPS average on the Radeon RX 5500 XT -- while Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a little worse with 45FPS average. A few tweaks to the in-game visuals settings in these games and you'll easily hit that magic 60FPS average.
Last updated: Jul 1, 2020 at 11:52 am CDT