Skyrim

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.

MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB Gaming Review - Tahiti Continues Its Run - Graphics Cards  1

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Our settings for Skyrim

Here is a video our testing run through, for your reference

The last of our DX9 benchmarks (clinging by its fingernails) again proves that the R9 280 from MSI is nearly on par with the performance of the R9 280X reference speeds and is faster than the R9 270X and GTX 760. However, all four cards are capable of pumping out more than 100 FPS on average on Skyrim at 1080p.

 

The story doesn't change much as we push the resolution up to 2560×1440 though average frame rates do drop a bit. The R9 280 is still slightly behind the R9 280X but maintains a stronger lead over the GTX 760 and R9 270X (13%).

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