Middle Earth: Shadow of War PC Performance Review

4K Textures - Do they make a difference?

Middle Earth: Shadow of War PC Performance Review

4K Textures - Do they make a difference?

In the previous two pages, we did not use the Shadow of War's free 4K texture pack, mostly partially because it requires 8GB+ of VRAM, which only a minority of PC gamers possess but also so that we could discuss it further here separately.

In Middle Earth: Shadow of War, the game's highest levels of texture detail is available as a separate download, allowing PC gamers to not waste space on the add-on if it is not in use, which is great news for those of us that have limited storage space on our systems. 

The big question here is whether or not this increase in texture detail is worth it, which is a resounding yes from us if you have enough VRAM to handle it. 

In the game's general environments there is increased detail in the terrain and in structures, which can go unnoticed in general gameplay. More noticeable is the increase in detail for characters and armour sets, especially for Orc Captains and other opponents. 

If you are playing this game at resolutions that are lower than 1440p the additional texture detail is exceptionally difficult to spot, but at 1440p or higher the difference clear. 
 



((High Textures (Left) vs Ultra Textures (Right))

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(High Textures (Left) vs Ultra Textures (Right))

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14-10-2017, 10:44:04

Dicehunter
Clicking on the article link just leads to a game picture.

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14-10-2017, 10:59:19

WYP
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Clicking on the article link just leads to a game picture.

https://overclock3d.net/gfx/articles...074417638l.jpg
Link has been fixed.Quote

14-10-2017, 10:59:45

Dicehunter
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Link has been fixed.
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14-10-2017, 12:53:41

NeverBackDown
In regards to Vega, apparently it performs far better than Nvidia. A 64 is far ahead if the 1080 and the 56 is slightly above it. At least according to a different review.

It is good to see though that this is not another crappy black boxed Nvidia TWIMTBP title. Having agnostic results and being GPU limited is how it should be.
Nice review and thanks for taking the time. Since the DRM slowed you down a bit.Quote

14-10-2017, 13:31:06

meller
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
In regards to Vega, apparently it performs far better than Nvidia. A 64 is far ahead if the 1080 and the 56 is slightly above it. At least according to a different review.

It is good to see though that this is not another crappy black boxed Nvidia TWIMTBP title. Having agnostic results and being GPU limited is how it should be.
Nice review and thanks for taking the time. Since the DRM slowed you down a bit.
Where do you see that? I only saw Vega win in Forza which makes sense since Microsoft had that game optimized for AMD specific hardware (Thanks Xbox).

Not sure if that one game equates to GPU competition or the VEGA performing "FAR BETTER THAN NVIDIA".Quote
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