NVIDIA TITAN X Review: The Pascal Beast Unleashed
Titan X 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 4K -- excuse us, 3840x2160 for the sticklers out there. All of the game's graphics-related options were enabled, along with FXAA and Camera Blur...
Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
At this point, we're getting a little repetitive, but the numbers are what they are. As we've seen in every other test up to this point, the TITAN X outpaced all of the other cards at both resolutions. Its lead over the GTX 1080 Founder's Edition opens up to about 30% here at the higher resolution, and pushed the framerate over the 80 FPS mark.
The new TITAN X outperformed every other card we tested, yet again, at both resolutions in Thief. Its lead is fairly significant versus the standard GTX 1080, but the gap closes quite a bit with the factory overclocked Gigabyte card. The Maxwell-based TITAN X trailed all of the other cards in this game.
The TITAN X's frametimes are about as perfect as you can get here. There are no major spikes and the frame pacing across the entire run is fairly consistent.