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

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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G - Rise of The Tomb Raider, Wildlands and Gears 4

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a sequel to the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, which took protagonist Lara Croft back to her explorative “tomb raiding” roots in a deep origin story. The game, however, was updated and enhanced with new gameplay and combat mechanics. The game engine was updated as well, and offers DirectX 12 support, along with some stunning visuals. The benchmark outputs results from a number of maps; the graph below shows the average scores of all the maps. The Syria map is the most grueling and intensive section of the bench and is also represented in our "min" results. For this testing, the game’s “Very High” graphics preset was used, and all graphics-related options were enabled.
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Benchmarks

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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There's not much to note here--more of the same. However, take a look at the wide divide between EVGA's custom 1080 FTW2 and the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X at north of a 35 percent gain.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
Ditching the futuristic theme of the previous Ghost Recon installment, Ghost Recon: Wildlands is firmly set in the present and brings a new, completely open-world setting to the franchise. The modified AnvilNext game engine is in beautifully rare form here. The same game engine was used for Steep, For Honor and the past couple Assassin’s Creed titles. In this iteration for Wildlands, we get an impressive list of visual effects and advanced Post Processing features including, Resolutions Scaling, Long Range Shadows, Turf and Vegetation effects, 4K support, High Quality DOF and several others. We ran our tests with the game's internal benchmark using the "Very High" preset with 16x Anisotropic Filtering...

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the most demanding game to launch in 2017 and the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G handles it flawlessly, even putting up anxiously sought-after 4K performance just shy of 60FPS.

Gears of War 4
DirectX 12 Performance
Set some 25 years in the future after Gears of War 3, you play the role of J.D. Fenix, son of Marcus Fenix from the earlier games. Gears of War 4 is a great looking game that makes impressive use of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 using DirectX 12, with rich visual effects and detailed rendering the powerful game engine offers. Using max quality settings we ran our cards through the game's own built-in benchmark utility with Asyncronous Compute enabled.

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Gears of War 4

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4K at 60+FPS is a walk in the park for this card. The MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X is arguably the one of the fastest custom 1080 Ti variants in the wild.

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