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Gigabyte RX 5700 XT GAMING OC 8G Review: Shadow Of War And F1 2019

Monolith’s surprisingly fun Orc-slaying title Middle Earth: Shadow of War, delivers a ton of visual fidelity even at its lower quality settings. So, to maximize the eye-candy on these high-end graphics cards, we used the game’s Ultra quality preset and ran the benchmark routine at a couple of resolutions, topping out at 4K -- or, excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there. All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with Temporal AA and Camera Blur. We should note this is the latest installment in the successful game series and our review of Shadow of War is right here, if you'd like some background on the happenings in Middle Earth.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War Performance
Glorious Orc-Slaying Action

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

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The Shadow Of War benchmark had mixed results for the Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming OC. Here, the Gigabyte card landed right where you'd expect it at 1440P (between the reference card and Red Devil), but it trailed just slightly at 4K.

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The frame and render times jibe with the average framerate results, but the finer granularity of the data shows the GeForce RTX 2060 Super just barely edging out the PowerColor and Gigabyte RX 5700 XTs at 4K.

F1 2019
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
F1 2019 is Codemaster’s latest Formula One racing simulation, and like previous version of the game, it sports impressive visuals. This latest addition to the franchise also adds support for DirectX 12 (previous editions used DirectX 11). We tested the game with its Ultra graphics preset with TAA enabled at a couple of resolutions to see what the graphics cards could do.

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The Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming OC just missed the mark set by the PowerColor Red Devil in F1 2019. Overall, however, performance was about on par with the much more expensive RTX 2070 Super.

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The frame time data in F1 2019 is inversely proportional to the average frame rate data, but shows essentially the same thing, with the Radeon RX 5700 XTs churning through the frames at a somewhat faster clip than the GeForce RTX 2070 Super, save for one result at 4K.

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