Asus STRIX Radeon R9 390X Review: Hawaii Gets 8GB

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 40+ FPS at 4K, we ran the game’s High quality benchmark routine here. 

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


mordor 1440p

mordor 4k

While the 390x can’t deliver an average 60fps at 4K, it’s certainly within FreeSync-friendly limits, and handily beats the 980 at both 1440p and 4K.

Here again, the 390x exhibiting some hefty performance gains over its predecessor – as much as 36%. Clearly AMD was being modest with the 10% claim. Even though they barely reached it in synthetic benchmarks, real-world gaming results are excellent. 

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