Middle Earth: Shadow of War PC Performance Review

CPU Benchmarks - Ryzen & Intel - Does your Orc army need more CPU grunt?

Middle Earth: Shadow of War PC Performance Review

CPU Benchmarks - Ryzen & Intel - Does your Orc army need more CPU grunt?  

Methodology

Full on CPU performance testing is something that is relatively new in our PC game performance analysis pieces, with Ryzen performance being a new addition to our hardware test suite.  

Here we have tested the game using an Intel i7 6850K Broadwell-E Hex-core and an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X over a variety of core configurations when playing the game at 1080p max settings on a GTX 1080. Both CPUs are run at similar clock speeds. 

We ran our Ryzen 7 1700X with 8/16, 6/12, 4/8 and 4/4 core/thread configurations to closely match results from Ryzen 7, 5 and 3 processors. Note that in all of these tests that 16MB of L3 cache was active and that these are not exact emulations of each Ryzen series CPU at the same clock speeds. Even so, these results represent a reasonable ballpark figure.  

On the Intel side, we tested 6/12, 4/8, 4/4 and 2/4 core configurations to represent Intel's current generation i3, i5 and i7 CPU core configurations. Both CPUs are clocked at 4.0GHz.  

 

Middle Earth: Shadow of War

In the previous page we got to see how similarly AMD's RX 480 and Nvidia's GTX 1060 6GB performed on their latest drivers and here we can see that the same holds true on the CPU side of the equation. 

The game performance here is so similar throughout our tests it is pretty safe to say that the game is GPU limited, with only out dual-core, quad-thread CPU test showcasing a meaningful decrease in framerate.

In Shadow of War, some of the largest conflicts can be seen with Orcs flying red and blue banners respectively, making it very encouraging to see that this conflict does not spill into the world of PC hardware. 

 

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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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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
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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