A lot has been said about Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor's requirements on PC, but today we can check out its performance on a rig sporting a rather high end GTX 970 with 4 gigabytes of video RAM.
Wow, didn't knew the game looked this good on PC
Yeah, it looks really great. They have a longstanding PC pedigree so they definitely know how to make a good PC game. I'm happy that the game runs that well. I should be able to get close to 60fps with my GTX 770, even if it means I have to turn a setting down. But I will probably be getting a GTX 980 in October anyway.
no 4k? and dips to 42fps also not maxed out since ultra textures arent out not master class enough.
Garbage port... 6GB vram ??? lmao ! YES Garbage port
Aliasing was pretty bad.
and it will look better than this in person. YouTube doesn't really stream full hd. Btw what vishmarx said is true, high and ultra are the same things right now. They are releasing a texture pack for this game when it comes out.
sao after all you dont need 6GB vram to max this game?
If he has a 4GB card then why is he using Ultra textures which are for 6GB+ cards?
Ultra textures haven't been released for the game yet so regardless of him selecting them they arent enabled. And yeah selecting them anyway is pretty pointless considering his card only has 4GB ram
Sadly the game is poorly optimized requiring 6GB of VRAM. The only cards that have 6GB of VRAM is the 780 TI and the Titan. But I am glad I ordered a 970 after seeing these settings and its performance.
hahahaha, I got out of PC gaming many years ago and I remember when everyone was floored when you had a 512mb video card. :D Times have changed and now people causally say, oh he only has a 4GB video card. hahaha
We'll see. We've seen it happen before that the system requirements are overstated. Sometimes they say you need a certain amount of VRAM and it turns out you actually don't need that much. I'm not saying that this will be the case this time, but it's definitely a possibility.
This. It doesn't hurt to try putting it on Ultra. If it works, then perfect.
@Patrick_pk44, I agree. I always put everything on max and trim back from there. My crossfire 6990s are getting out classed lately. Sadly almost no games are optimized for my 4 GPUs ... Probably getting a Strix GTX 970 soon. Building a new rig as we speak ...
Im getting my game soon. Im going to try it out with my 970 card i bought a few Days ago
I played watch dogs on medium/high on my GTX 460 768MB. Anything is possible :) I never believe system requirements from developers. They are nearly always wrong and bloated to what real world requirements are. I certainly don't believe The Evil Within requires 4GB VRAM for recommended specs. It's on the RAGE and Wolfenstein engine and I've already played them fine on my old GTX 460.
Have the same card, getting a GTX 970 when I can tho :D
Yeah i got gtx 560Ti 1gb and play alot of games on great settings at 1080p but i think of getting gtx 970 soon i just dont want to rush in cuz if i get gtx 970 im hoping it will last for next 5+ years at least.
My pc sucks. I'll get it for ps4...
My PS4 sucks, I'll get it for my PC... Just kidding, my PS4 doesn't suck, it just isn't as powerful as my PC so I usually get multiplats for my PC.
hmm you two got a gif already O_o http://a.pomf.se/invqzz.gif muhahahahahaahaah xD
Lolz at disagrees that my pc sucks :-P
They know ur pc better than u do duh!
If you want the very best experience and performance, the PC version with a gaming rig is your key. Can't wait to play this game!! Abriael, you forgot to add the "PC exclusive 73FPS" on your title. : D
Your correct. PC - 1080P MAXED Looks awesome @ 60+ wjatever your rig can handle. PS4 1080p Maxed Looks awesome @50-60fps. XB1 - I hear 720p. Probably 45-60fps.
ps4 max?? i personally dont think so i'd say high at the most nothing more.
@Windblowsagain 'Ps4 maxed' lmao...then why the variable frame rate if maxed? 😒 Not my problem that console versions has issue as I have a $1600 PC rig...never heard of fluctuating or variable or unlock frame rate..hug my PC. 💻💝
Alright, I just ordered parts for a new extreme budget Gaming PC(for school work too). I hope they all get here before saturday, so I can build it and enjoy this game. Or, I'll just rent it from RedBox and play on PS4. When's the release date? I can't seem to find it with Google. I keep finding LOTR stuff
Tomorrow for the US. 3rd of Oct for Europe.
Not entirely true. Retail versions is the 3rd October. Digital PC versions is 30th September.
Ahh the good ol' "It's for school work too" excuse. That's alright, we've all used it!
Mine is....I'm in school for film....I need raw power for editing in 4k and 3d rendering...
It was meant to be taken as just a friendly joke. I did the same thing for film school as well. I'm actually a DP and Editor. Editing some ARRI ALEXA footage as I type this.
>dips to 42fps So if you wanna lock it at 60fps youll probably have to get a 980. Oh boy, and here I was thinking of jumping into 1440p144hz gaming with another 780 in SLI.
Huh? If you watch the video it stays north of 60fps for 99% of the time. I doubt anybody is going to freak out if their game briefly drops below 60fps every great once in a while when things get really hectic. Besides, built-in benchmarks like these are very often more demanding than the actual game. A recent example that springs to mind is the benchmark in Thief, which is a lot more demanding than the game itself. In any case, you can always tweak non-essential settings to get your framerate up to where you want it.
60fps with dips is not a locked 60fps. I won't get this game but I usually end up lower everything until I get +120fps. Watch Dogs started yet another gen of unoptimized ports and this game is more proof of that. At least the Witcher will run well.
This is on ultra high settings which the consoles can't even get no where near close to so anything around 60fps is damn good. Most of the benchmark he was around 70fps. How the hell is Shadow of Mordor unoptimised. This is nothing like Watch Dogs. That game was just a broken mess for a lot of people. And how the hell do you know the witcher 3 is optimised? There isn't even any system requirements released for witcher 3 yet. You expect too much and I guess you're the type of person who is never satisfied no matter what fps you get.
@Qrphe Maybe they can stop the dips with driver optimizations or patches?
I am playing games at 1440p 144hz with a Gsync monitor (ROG Swift) and a GTX 980 and it is sweet. The 980 can only just max demanding games at 1440p / 60fps though but for older games or less demanding games you get it all. Not complaining though, 1440p is so awesome.
I'm afraid if I go sli with two GTX980's running at 4k I will run into problems with the Ultra high textures! Best for me to wait for the Titan II or GTX980ti with 6GB of Vram.
Titan is for working, GTX for gaming. Btw most games aren't optimized for sli configurations.
Ok ... it's after midnight ... when can I play!?
Well, I guess I will find out how it runs on my eVGA Classy 780 in a few minutes. It's been released on Steam!! Currently unpacking!! :)
Just ran the benchmark ... OMW! My comp is getting stomped! So glad my new rig will be ready in a couple weeks. Mine game is also locked at 30 FPS. Anyone else? Using AMD'S new 14.9 driver too ... Even on Medium only averaging 38 FPS ... drops to 12 ... must be horribly opimized for AMD multi GPU setups ... On "lowest" I'm getting horrific frame rates ... Haven't tried playing the game yet. Maybe 14.9 sucks. Got some flickering issues in the game menu too.
Good!! I will buy Gtx970 in November so good to know this card is so powerful 😉
Glad I picked up a 970 last week, phenomenal card for the money.
Ohhhhhhhh relived that I could play this game with my GTX 780 ti maxed out about 80 FPS!! Good not to have Ultra textures pack!
unimpressed. Disagree all you want, but I'm severely unimpressed.
I agree with you, it looks average.
lol what a bad optimizing, graphics are ok nothing spectacular, 6gb Vram bullshit.
Good news as i just upgraded my ancient 5870 to a MSI 970 but yet to try it, nice card for the price for once and seems to dominate everything @ 1080p with high fps. If something much better comes out in 6+ months i'll sell it and upgrade, if not i'll keep it for UE4 games and Doom 4 etc..
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