NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Review: Gunning For Radeon RX Vega 56

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti - Shadow Of War And Ghost Recon Wildlands

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 to catch up 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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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards trail the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 in Shadow Of War, in terms of average frame rate. This benchmark, however, rounds the average frame rate up or down to the nearest frame, which doesn't always paint a clear picture.  This test provides frame times as well though...

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Though the overall performance trend doesn't change, what this data shows is that although two cards may have the same average frame rate (as reported by the benchmark), like the Vega 56 and Vega 64 at 4K, for example, the Vega 64 actually spent less time rendering each frame. The benchmark's average FPS results simply don't provide enough detail to show that.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
DirectX 11 Gaming Performance
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is a tactical shooter, set in an open-world environment. The game is played from a third-person perspective, though there is an optional first person view when aiming certain guns. Players are members of the fictional "Ghosts", an elite special-operations unit of the United States Army. We tested Wildlands -- which is a DX11 title -- with all of the in-game graphical options cranked up to their maximum values, at both 1440P and 4K...

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

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The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards and AMD Radoen RX Vega 56 trade victories in the Wildlands benchmark. At 1440P, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti cards outpace the Vega 56, but the tables turn with the resolution cranked up to 4K. Overall, the same performance trend we've seen up to this point continued, with the GTX 1070 Ti slotting in between the original 1070 and GTX 1080, while duking it out wih Vega 56.

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