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RageQuitters Reviews – ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080

DirectX 11 - Batman Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight was developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment in 2015. Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, it is the successor to the 2013 video game Batman: Arkham Origins, and the fourth main installment in the Batman: Arkham series.

The game is presented from a third-person perspective, with a primary focus on Batman’s melee combat, stealth abilities, detective skills, and gadgets. Arkham Knight also introduces the Batmobile as a playable vehicle, which is used for transportation, puzzle solving and combat. The game expands Batman’s arsenal of gadgets and combat attacks and offers a more open world structure, allowing the player to complete side missions away from the primary storyline.

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX1080 - Batman Arkham Knight - 1080p

At 1080p, all of our cards perform well with NVIDIA Gameworks disabled (which cannot be used on AMD hardware and therefore has been disabled for a fair test and comparison).  The Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 has a commanding lead but again, becomes CPU-bound and had plenty of power to deliver more.  Considering the NVIDIA optimisation and close collaboration, the Radeon R9 290 holds very well against the GeForce GTX 970 and manages to just edge it out.  Let’s check what happens at 1440p

Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX1080 - Batman Arkham Knight - 1440p

Yet again, Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 barely flinches (like firing 9mm rounds at The Terminator).  While the other cards lose around 1/3rd of their average framerate, the Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 only reduces down by around 15%.  This card absolutely eats 1440p resolutions for breakfast and is the perfect accompaniment for a 144hz 2560×1440 monitor.  Again, the Radeon R9 290 surprisingly manages to  hold its own in this NVIDIA-optimised title against the GeForce GTX 970 with the Radeon R9 280X not far behind.

3 comments

  1. Buddydudeguy says:

    The HAF-X is ancient. Cases have come a long way over the years and personally I don’t understand why you would even test in a HAF-X.

    • TerminatorUK says:

      Thanks for the comment Buddy.

      I wouldn’t call the HAF-X ‘ancient’ – it is a high-end gaming case from 2011 with excellent airflow and should have plenty of space for most GPUs.

      Unfortunately our budget isn’t endless and we couldn’t just rebuild our test system for the purposes of the review.

      This section in the article was included more of a highlight to check your case as the card’s width extends beyond a ‘standard’ PCI-E card’s regular dimensions; especially with certain motherboards.

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