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SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 5600 XT PULSE OC Review: Please Update Your BIOS (Page 7)

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 2, 2020 at 07:06 pm CST - 1 min, 59 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SAPPHIREModel: 11296-01-20G

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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.

You can buy Middle-earth: Shadow of War at Amazon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1080p Benchmark Performance Thoughts

This is where you'll be buying the Radeon RX 5600 XT -- 1080p gaming. In VRAM heavy games like Shadow of War we can see just how big the increase in performance is with AMD's last-minute BIOS changes seeing the SAPPHIRE RX 5600 XT PULSE OC going from 82FPS average and losing to the GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 SUPER -- to 96FPS average and nipping on the heels of the RTX 2060 and Vega 56.

The same goes for Metro Exodus, where before the BIOS the SAPPHIRE RX 5600 XT PULSE OC was losing to the Vega 56 and RTX 2060 but then after the BIOS update it was equal to the Vega 64 and just 3FPS shy of beating the RX 5700.

Far Cry New Dawn is pretty damn good with most cards nearly hitting 100FPS, but Shadow of the Tomb Raider sees the SAPPHIRE RX 5600 XT PULSE OC pushing past 100FPS average and coming in either side of the Vega 56 and Vega 64 graphics cards.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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