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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 2560x1440 on these low-priced, mainstream graphics cards. 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



The performance trend we've seen in most of the previous tests continued here. In Shadow of Mordor, the GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti cards are bunched up about in the middle of the pack, ahead of the Radeon RX 460, but behind the Radeon RX 470.

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.

thief screenshot



We saw a similar performance trend in the Thief benchmark, but this time around the higher-clocked EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti was able to overtake the GeForce GTX 960 at 1080P -- both of the Ti cards beat the 960 at 2560x1440.

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