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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Performance

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at the lowest quality settings. So, to maximize eye candy while still maintaining a playable framerate on these cards, we ran the game’s High quality benchmark routine here at a couple of resolution, topping out at 4K--excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there... 

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Vengeance

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor



The Radeon R9 Nano still technically trailed the Radeon R9 Fury here, but the deltas separating the cards at both resolutions were--like the Nano itself--relatively tiny. Of course, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X remain in the top two positions overall.


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Frametimes were generally good in this game as well, though all three cards showed a massive spike towards the end of the run. The Radeons took a much larger hit, but all three cards stuttered significantly for that one moment. For the rest of the run though, all three cards output frames at a relatively smooth, playable rate.

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