NVIDIA Star Wars TITAN Xp Collector's Edition Review: The GeForce Is Strong With This One

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NVIDIA Star Wars Titan Xp CE - 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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Something went sideways in this game with the Titan Xp Star Wars Collector's Edition. There's no reason the card should trail the 1080 Ti, but despite double and triple-checking the settings, trying multiple sets of drivers, Windows power plans, and re-installing the game, the results barely changed. Anyway, we're reporting the numbers because they were repeatable, but consider this one a outlier. We'll keep experimenting and get to the bottom of this on, though. We must keep our faith in the Republic.

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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The Titan Xp Star Wars Collector's Edition card performed exceptionally well here. It broke the 60FPS mark with all settings maxed at 4K and clearly outpaced every other card we tested.  This is definitely one of those games where you can truly witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station...

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The overall results in Rise Of The Tomb Raider look just as good. The Titan Xp is a beast. It's in games like this you realize the power of the Dark Side.

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