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Rise of the Tomb Raider (DirectX 11)


All of the cards we tested end up delivering relatively similar performance in Rise of the Tomb Raider's DX11 mode, save the GeForce GTX 1070 at the front of the pack and the RX 470 at the rear. Strangely, the Radeon R9 Fury and R9 Fury X deliver practically the same average frame rate and 99th-percentile frame times, despite the Fury X's resource advantage. Still, none of the cards' frame-time plots offer any reason for concern. Rise of the Tomb Raider just happens to be a demanding game, and both average frame rates and the 99th-percentile frame times we collected attest to that fact.


Our time-spent-beyond-X graphs offer a bit more insight into the tightly-packed results above. The GTX 1070 almost never drops below 60 FPS, of course. Both Radeon R9 Furies turn in respectable results, as well.  The GTX 1060 6GB offers a smoother gaming experience than the RX 480, and the GTX 1060 3GB spends about five fewer seconds than the RX 470 on difficult scenes that would drop frame rates below the 60-FPS threshold. Let's see if a switch to RoTR's DirectX 12 renderer puts some space between these cards.