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.
1080p Benchmark Performance Thoughts
MSI is offering some pretty decent performance with its Radeon RX 5500 XT GAMING X, with Shadow of War pumping away at over 60FPS average at 1080p -- hitting 69FPS average, a great start to our benchmarks.
Metro Exodus is a much more demanding game, but still we have 40FPS average -- note that it loses to the generations-old NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti here. Next up we have Far Cry New Dawn with some stellar performance from the MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT GAMING X pushing 84FPS average.
Finally, we have Shadow of the Tomb Raider with nearly the same performance as Far Cry New Dawn in the over 80FPS barrier, with 82FPS average on the MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT GAMING X at 1080p. Not too shabby at all.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 12:34 pm CDT