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Rise of the Tomb Raider Video Card Performance Review

A new Tomb Raider game is out, Rise of the Tomb Raider. We take RoTR and find out how it performs and compares on no less than 14 of today's latest video card offerings from the AMD and NVIDIA GPU lineups from top-to-bottom using the latest drivers and game patch v1.0 build 610.1_64.
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Patches and Performance

One thing is for sure and that is the Rise of the Tomb Raider developers are not wasting time sitting around on their hands. In the last couple of weeks, we have seen two performance and feature patches issued for Rise of the Tomb Raider. The first patch on February 5th was significant enough in terms of performance that we had to scrap all of our original data and start over. Three days ago we did see another patch as well that addressed, "Various performance improvements for GPU-bound situations." We did go back and test with this patch and found that it primarily impacts SLI at 4K resolution. We saw SLI at 4K increase framerates from 5% to 7%. This however did not influence gameplay to where we could further image quality settings. Single GTX 980 performance increased 1% to 2% at 1440p resolution, so nothing significant.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2016/02/15/rise_tomb_raider_video_card_performance_review/1#.VsG734S3yHs

This is what impressed me.
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We are comparing the percentage increase from GTX 980 to GTX 980 SLI and then from R9 390X to R9 390X CrossFire.

Adding a second GeForce GTX 980 improves performance by 83.4%. That means we are seeing scaling efficiency of 83.4% out of GTX 980 SLI.

Adding a second Radeon R9 390X improves performance by 99.7%. That means we are seeing scaling efficiency of 99.7% out of R9 390X CrossFire.

We checked and re-tested this test three times after we saw that kind of scaling out of R9 390X CrossFire. Every run was consistent and every time this is the kind of scaling we experienced out of R9 390X CrossFire. This is by far the best and highest scaling efficiency we've ever come across for any video card in any game. This kind of scaling is what allows the R9 390X CrossFire to compete well at 4K with the competition. We aren't sure if the reason for this is due to the doubled 8GB of VRAM, or what, but it is what it is and it is incredible.

Edited by Final8ty - 2/15/16 at 4:53am
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Weird , according to that article you are better playing on AMD cards
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No GTX 750 Ti, very disappointing.
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Boy the game seems more demanding than expected, be interesting to see how my Titan X's cope. I wanted to do 7680x1440, but given the numbers being produced at 1440p and 4k i don't think that's going to be a nice experience. But then again they did only test 2x GPU scenarios. So i'm hopeful.....
 
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Wow, can one believe two 390x in crossfire! Incredible thumb.gif
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HardOCP seems to be spot on here. I haven't done much testing with this game myself yet but these results are right in line with my personal experience with a 980ti & what I have heard from others with the cards they tested. Personally I am playing RotTR at 1440p with every setting other than AA maxed. I am using FXAA & have Vsync enabled which has pretty much locked my experience into 60 FPS. I have seen a few drops into the 50s but very rarely does that happen. TBH though I have only put about 2 hrs on RotTR so far cause I am re-playing TR before I jump head first into RotTR & have not tried to play it with my R9 390 yet. So I'm still going on my 1st impressions with my 980ti & may change my opinion later once I really get to dig into RotTR & also try it with my R9 390. thumb.gif
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Well, there you have it, so much for crossfire smack talk... lol I have been wondering for a while why "professional reviewers" haven't bothered to do frame time and sli/crossfire analysis on newer games until now... hmmmmmmmm lol

since I am on a roll after my morning coffee and a have a bit of time to waste, I figure I would bore fellow ocner's with my ramblings..sorry tongue.gif

On a more relevant note, is any reviewer going to test additional games so that we can have a broad sample to be able to assess the current state of affairs for both crossfire and sli support from our two beloved (I am using this term losely tongue.gif) graphic card vendors? lol
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290X xfire here. Have to run fxaa & high textures because of 4GB. Runs great. SMAA and v high wont run well due to ram.
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The apples vs oranges companions always gives me a headache.
You just can't compare and say X is better than Y when they are not being tested in equal terms.
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Boy the game seems more demanding than expected, be interesting to see how my Titan X's cope. I wanted to do 7680x1440, but given the numbers being produced at 1440p and 4k i don't think that's going to be a nice experience. But then again they did only test 2x GPU scenarios. So i'm hopeful.....

I'm running the game at 3440x1440 at maximum settings with vsync on and 980 TI SLI and I don't remember ever getting a FPS drop, let alone to the numbers they are getting.
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The apples vs oranges companions always gives me a headache.
You just can't compare and say X is better than Y when they are not being tested in equal terms.
it's no news that reviews suck, they only give you a general idea, I mean I bet they tested it in a day.
the way I would personally do it (ppl may disagree but that's what I'd want): which one hits min fps of,let's say, 55 fps first. first we test all on ultra quality, but when we get 40 fps on the highest end gpus we don't publish it and call it a day. nvidia has great guides and interactiove compariosons of what each settings does, we're trying to lower the ones which don't seem to have too much impact on the visuals but eat up a lot of fps. The card which manages stable +55 fps first wins, then we publish what fps the other ones had while the winner was already running at the desired framerate. And if our desired framerate was 55 fps and 980Ti was able to do it first, but Fury X had 53.888888 fps (or the other way round), we don't go on OCN and crap on the second one, we call it a friggin DRAW.

And I think ALL gameworks options should be OFF for testing. If they wanna use them then it should be an additional test,not the main and the conclusive one. (same goes for any amd technology like .... I don't know any amd technologies)
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