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MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X Review: Please Update Your BIOS (Page 7)

By Anthony Garreffa | Feb 14, 2020 12:49 am CST
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: MSIModel: Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming X

1080p Benchmarks

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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 MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X -- 1080p gaming. It enjoys virtually identical performance to every other Radeon RX 5600 XT, with the last-minute BIOS changes from AMD seeing MSI add a sprinkling of performance on top that edges the card out from the slower BIOS.

We have 10FPS more performance in Shadow of War which is a memory bandwidth intensive test, where before the BIOS update MSI's new Radeon RX 5600 XT GAMING X was losing to the GTX 1660 Ti GAMING X, but after the BIOS upgrade it was beating that card, and the 1660 SUPER GAMING X.

Post-BIOS update the MSI RX 5600 XT GAMING X was beating the RTX 2060 from NVIDIA, as well as the HBM2-based Radeon RX Vega 56 from AMD in Metro Exodus. The suped-up BIOS also helps MSI beat out the RX Vega 56 once again in Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1080p with another 10FPS average over the old BIOS.

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Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With 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 high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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