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RX 470 Shadow of Mordor And Thief Performance
Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at the lowest quality settings. So, to maximize the eye-candy on these high-end graphics cards, we ran the game’s Ultra quality benchmark routine at a few resolutions, topping out at 4K -- excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there. All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with FXAA and Camera Blur...
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
In the Shadow Of Mordor benchmark, the Radeon RX 470 continue to outrun the R9 380X and GTX 960 / 950, but can't quite catch the GTX 970. 4K performance is surprisingly good, considering AMD is targeting gamers with 1080p displays with this card. Dial the details down a touch and the RX 470 would easily break 30 FPS at 4K in this game.
The performance trend we've seen up to this point continued to play out with Thief. In this game, however, the RX 470 was almost able to catch the GeForce GTX 970 at 1440p, but it actually surpassed the 970 at 4K at the settings we used.