NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Shoot-Out: ASUS Strix And Zotac AMP Extreme

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GTX 1070 Ti Shoot-Out - Hitman And Rise Of The Tomb Raider

The latest Hitman title once again follows Agent 47, a genetically-enhanced, cold-blooded assassin, who finds himself at the center of new missions scatted about Central Europe. However, not before some drama unfolds at an ICA training facility some 20 years before the events of 2012's Hitman: Absolution. We tested the game using its DirectX 12 code path (a port to DX12), at multiple resolutions, with all in-game options set to their maximum / Ultra values, with SMAA and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled...

Hitman (2016)
DirectX 12 Gaming Performance

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Hitman (2016)

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The custom Asus and Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards we tested showed strong performance in the latest Hitman title. Even at 4K you can enjoy performance exceeding that 60-FPS sweet spot. Each card shows comparable numbers with Zotac taking a very minor win here.

Rise Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Benchmarks

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a sequel to the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, which takes 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; we’re reporting numbers from the “Geothermal Valley” here, along with the average score of all the maps. The game’s “Very High” graphics preset was used, and all graphics-related options were enabled.

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Rise Of The Tomb Raider
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Our Tomb Raider numbers tell a similar story -- smooth 60+ FPS at 1440p. However, performance dips to nearly 50% of that once you kick things up to 4K. 

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The latest outing with Lara Croft is a demanding one where only the highest performing cards can handle 4K with smooth frame rates. Unlike most of the other games we tested, overall the Asus card takes the win here.

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