Tomb Raider (2013)
The most recent iteration of Crystal Dynamic’s long-running series, Tomb Raider represents one of the best-looking titles on PC to date. Its varied landscapes and beautiful organic environments create a quite graphically demanding title.
We this game on “Ultimate” with TressFX and FXAA at 1080p and 1440P.
We can see at 1440P the overclock helps quite a bit boosting performance 17% on average FPS and bumping the minimums up a bit. Overall it played a bit smoother and worked well with Freesync enabled after overclocked.
At 1080P we see the same boost of 17% as well as the minimum jumping 20% again this played very well with our Freesync monitor while playing through the game. These shows good performance for a card in its price.
Crytek’s final installment in the Crysis trilogy is easily their most graphically ambitious release, and even though it is now a few years old, it still represents the bleeding-edge in graphical fidelity.
We test on “High” with FXAA at 1080p and 1440P.
Here we see a much different story with our overclock with our average and minimums getting to less than 5% faster from stock. The maximum though does take a nice jump.
The game did run a bit sluggish at this resolution which isn’t a surprise as this is such a demanding title.
Here we see a 15% boost in our overclock run at minimum FPS but not much else change at stock. The boost in minimum FPS helps this game become a lot more playable at this resolution.
Grand Theft Auto V
One of the most highly-anticipated releases for PC, GTA V is the latest installment of Rockstar’s long-running genre-defining open-world shooter, and it is their most graphically demanding title yet! with massive city that’s brought to life with immense detail.
We test on “Very High” with all “Advanced Graphics” and MSAA options turned off with FXAA enabled, at 1080p and 1440P
In GTA we see about an 8% increase across the board at 1440P although at stock this game is very playable, will get even better performance if you turn down tessellation to medium/low.
Taking a gander at the results here shows how well this game handles GTA V at 1080P a rather impressive showing overclocked at 57 FPS minimum and the average just below 93 FPS and the stock settings not too far behind.