MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G Review: Blazing-Fast And Custom Cooled

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G - Shadows of Mordor and The Division Benchmarks

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

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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As expected, the GP102-based 1080 Ti Gaming X is far in the lead. NVIDIA has stated the 1080 Ti will enjoy a 35% performance gain over the 1080, in many of today's demanding games and applications. The large leads we're seeing here do nothing but solidify their claims.

Tom Clancy's The Division
DirectX 12 Gaming Performance
Tom Clancy’s The Division is a gorgeous, open-world, third-person shooter developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft. The game features DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 support, with an array of advanced graphics techniques. Its built-in benchmark reports average frames per second, along with a typical frames per second number, which is an average of the fastest 99% of frames. We ran the game using its DX12 code path, with in-game image quality options set to their Ultra pre-set.

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Tom Clancy's The Division

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The trend continues with The Division, where the MSI Gaming X is the clear leader. Pushing 60FPS at 4K in this title is nothing short of impressive.

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