Custom GeForce GTX 1080 Round Up With ASUS, EVGA, And Gigabyte

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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 couple of 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 Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Vengeance

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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At this point, we're starting to sound like a broken record, but the numbers are what they are. Once again, the custom GeForce GTX 1080 cards outpaced all of the other combatants, with ASUS finishing on top. 

Thief
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
Square Enix set the tone for Thief by saying, "Garrett, the Master Thief, steps out of the shadows into the City. In this treacherous place, where the Baron’s Watch spreads a rising tide of fear and oppression, his skills are the only things he can trust. Even the most cautious citizens and their best-guarded possessions are not safe from his reach." The Thief series has been popular for years, not only for its interesting story lines and unique gameplay, but because the games have consistently featured excellent graphics and imagery and leveraged bleeding edge technology, like AMD's Mantle API, for example.

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Thief

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We saw a similar performance trend in the Thief benchmark, but this time around the Gigabyte card managed to take the lead at 4K.


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