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.

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Our settings for Skyrim

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

Yes, it's old, but an awful lot of you people are still playing it! At 2560×1440 there is very little difference in performance between any of the recent flagship cards, with the Fury X matching the 980 Ti at around 150 FPS.

Other than the vomit of orange from the R9 295X2 in this test, the Skyrim results give the edge to the new Fury X card, able to push out ~96 FPS on average at 4K which is damned impressive, no matter how old the game might be.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB, Average FPS Comparisons, Skyrim
  GTX 980 Ti 6GB R9 290X 4GB R9 295X2 8GB
2560×1440 +0% +15% -5%
3840×2160 +6% +20% +6%

It's a slight edge in a game that is several years old, but the Fury X is able to hold off the GTX 980 Ti in at least one more title. And at 4K, thanks to poor CrossFire scaling capability, the Fury X is even faster than the R9 295X2!

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