The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (DirectX 9)
The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered.
Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel.
The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.
Our settings for Skyrim
Here is a video our testing run through, for your reference
As the only remaining DX9 title in our list of games for benchmarking, Skyrim offers a completely unique perspective of things. Scaling with multiple GPUs, even at 2560×1440, is pretty low. The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 is only 17% faster than the R9 290X and actually offers a less smooth experience for about a quarter of the frames delivered. NVIDIA fares better with 40% average FPS scaling and an overall better gaming experience.
But at the 4K 3840×2160 resolution we find that CrossFire still has issues in DX9 titles – the large blob of black in the Frame Times graph shows us that frame pacing is still not working (and likely never will for this class of game). As a result, the GTX 780 Ti cards are going to provide a much better gaming experience for Skyrim gamers that want to see it at 4K.