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.

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano Review - Graphics Cards  1

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Our settings for Skyrim

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

 

AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB, Average FPS Comparisons, Skyrim
  AMD R9 Fury AMD R9 Fury X AMD R9 290X ASUS GTX 970 DC Mini
2560×1440 +0% -7% +7% +30%
3840×2160 -5% -11% +6% +41%

This table presents the above data in a more basic way, focusing only on the average FPS, so keep that in mind.

The four AMD cards in our testing all bunch up in performance, with the Fury X and the R9 Nano only differing by 11% at the 4K resolution. Frame rate variance is low across the board, even for the much slower ASUS GTX 970 DC Mini card, so the gaming experience is smooth in each case. But if you look at average frame rates for this ageing, but still very popular DX9 title, the R9 Nano is 30-40% faster than the best NVIDIA can offer in this form factor.

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