Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is flat-out one of the most gorgeous games ever released, especially if you have a powerful graphics card capable of pushing high frame rates with all the bells and whistles enabled. The GTX 1080 is just such a card, landing at around 60 frames per second even at 4K resolution. It blows everything else out of the water. AMD’s flagship Fury X, meanwhile, can only hit roughly half that.
Out of the box, the EVGA GTX 1080 FTW’s performance lands smack-dab between the stock GTX 1080 Founders Edition and the overclocked Founders Edition. As with Hitman, we test RoTR in DirectX 11, as its bolted-on DX12 support actually results in lower average frame rates—though it also raises minimum average frame rates by a decent margin, resulting in a smoother overall experience.
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