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
Skyrim continues to age but I maintain it in our suite just for a little bit of look back into the past of DX9 based gaming titles. Both the GTX 980 Ti and the GTX Titan X match the average frame rate of the R9 295X2, though the dual-GPU card from AMD maintains a 5-6% edge. In reality, all five of these cards have no issues keeping up with the performance requirements of Skyrim at 2560×1440.
At 4K the Radeon R9 295X2 kind of falls apart, producing frame time variance and stutter that is painfully obvious while playing the game. So even though the GeForce GTX 980 Ti shows as a "tie" in terms of average frame rate, the single GPU graphics cards all produce much better gaming experiences.
|GTX 980 Ti, Average FPS Comparisons, Skyrim|
|GTX Titan X||GTX 980||R9 295X2||R9 290X|