Shadow of Mordor – 2560×1440
Very High Preset
(Please excuse the FRAPs and Observed FPS graphs stopping at 40s rather than 60s without the graphs adjusting. A small error in our analyzation scripts needs to be ferreted out.)
There appears to be no runt frame issues with Shadow of Mordor as both the NVIDIA and AMD cards tested show consistency between the FRAPs and Observed frame time graphs. That’s good news of course but we would expect no less with single card testing at this point. The Frame Times graph shows a good experience for all parties being tested here though the R9 290X and R9 290 doe have a handful of frame rate spikes (green and pink lines) that aren’t found with the GTX 980 and GTX 970 results.
Overall performance is pretty tight between competing cards with the AMD Radeon R9 290X taking a slight lead with an average FPS of 77; the GTX 980 scores an average frame rate of 75 FPS. The R9 290 has a similar lead over the GTX 970: 69 FPS on average vs. 66 FPS. These aren’t sizeable wins for AMD but consider this is an “NVIDIA title” it’s a good sign for AMD fans.
Cranking things up to the Ultra preset we see frame rates drop a bit, but the gaps between the GPUs remain pretty much the same. There are still no runt frame issues and no high frame time variance occurrences, though this time we see some frame time spikes in GeForce cards as well as Radeon cards. Clearly the texture quality increase is having some effects.
The R9 290X averages about 65 FPS in our testing while the new GTX 980 pulls in 63 FPS or so; the R9 290 runs at 60 FPS while the GTX 970 only hits 55 FPS. That GTX 970 gap against the R9 290 is the biggest we have seen at 2560×1440 at 9%.
Yeah I have the Vapor X R9
Yeah I have the Vapor X R9 290 and this game runs great maxed out at 1080p. I have the high res textures loaded but I am not sure they are working. I dont wanna lose my save file like alot of people so ill just play it as is.
Just wish there was AA to help with jaggies. Graphics are great in the game but their Anti-Aliasing and Anistropic Filtering are both bad/dated.
i have a gtx 780 with 3gb,
i have a gtx 780 with 3gb, can i play this game on ultra?
At what resolution? You
At what resolution? You should be fine at 1080P, probably still ok at 1440P, but think you’ll run into trouble at 4K.
can i run it on win7
can i run it on win7 64,radeon 1 gb,intel i5, 4 gb ram??
can i run it on win7 64, 4gb
can i run it on win7 64, 4gb ram, intel i5, radeon 1 gb???
Its obvious, this game is
Its obvious, this game is really good optimized, so, amd and nvidia performance in numbers is the same, isnt cards, is the game xD vaya, que el juego esta la leche de bien hecho y la pela si es amd o nvidia, no esta hecho para ninguna arquitectura especifica
“Feel bad for anyone who fell
“Feel bad for anyone who fell for the 970/980 hype. Two of the newest games out favor AMD (sniper/mordor). Taking the recent AMD price cuts and newer drivers into consideration, the 970/980 are simply overpriced now with mediocre performance increases over the R9 series in a couple LAST-GEN games to show for.”
Dont feel bad mate.. I upgraded from crossfire r9-290X and the GTX 980 SLi batters the crap out of that. You are speaking with no expereince just guessing. So please stop talking absolute trash.