NVIDIA Titan RTX Review: A Pro Viz, Compute, And Gaming Beast

NVIDIA Titan RTX: Shadow Of War, FarCry 5, FF XV

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



The Titan RTX leads to the pack once again, outpacing the GeForce GTX 2080 Ti by about 10% at both resolutions and nearly doubling the performance of Vega 64 at 4K.



The frame and render times in Shadow Of War reflect what is shows in the average frame rate data -- the Titan RTX churns through the workload a bit faster than the 2080 Ti.

Far Cry 5 
The Dunia Engine Lives On
Next up, we’ve got some benchmark scores from FarCry 5, the latest installment in the storied franchise. Like its predecessors, FarCry 5 is a fast-action shooter set in an open world environment with lush visuals and high graphics fidelity. The game takes place in a fictional county in Montana, where a cult has taken over control of the area. We tested all of the graphics cards here at multiple resolutions using Ultra Quality settings to see how they handled this recently-released AAA title.

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FarCry 5 



At 1440P, the Titan RTX and GeForce GTX 2080 Ti finish right on top of each other, with a slight edge going to the Titan. With the resolution cranked up to 4K, the Titan RTX extends its lead, but is only a few percentage points faster.

Final Fantasy XV
Freshly Updated With DLSS Support
Deep Learning Super Sampling, or DLSS, is one of the GeForce RTX series’ stand-out features. When employed, DLSS should offer image quality on par with or better than other anti-aliasing techniques, but with a much smaller performance hit.
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Final Fantasy XV

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We only have DLSS scores on the GeForce RTX series cards in the Final Fantasy XV benchmark, since the other cards don't support it. And as we've seen throughout most of our tests, the Titan RTX leads the pack once more, outpacing the GeForce GTX 2080 Ti by a couple of percentage points.

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