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AMD Radeon R9 280 Review - Skyrim Performance

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Publisher: Bethesda

From our The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim review:

'It’s like watching Star Wars and genuinely thinking, ‘what about those poor Death Star construction workers?’ You’re missing the point: Skyrim is a huge and engaging world to explore and it treats you with great moments, from your first dragon encounter to finally being able to craft dwarven armour.'

We've updated our Skyrim benchmark to include the official high resolution texture pack, available as a free DLC. We set the game to its 'Ultra' setting and record a sixty second manual play through just outside the town of Whiterun during a thunderstorm. We use a section where we are able to run forward in a straight line for a minute without being attacked so the benchmark remains consistent, and use the third person camera view.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

1,920 x 1,080, 8x AA, 16x AF, 'Ultra' Settings, w/ High Res Texture Packs

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB
  • XFX Radeon R9 280 DD Edition 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R7 260X 2GB
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2,560 x 1,440, 8x AA, 16x AF, 'Ultra' Settings, w/ High Res Texture Packs

  • XFX Radeon R9 280 DD Edition 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB
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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

5,760 x 1,080, 8x AA, 16x AF, 'Ultra' Settings, w/ High Res Texture Packs

  • AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 3GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB
  • XFX Radeon R9 280 DD Edition 3GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 2GB
  • AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
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    • 105
    • 56
    • 69
    • 55
    • 67
    • 48
    • 59
    • 47
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    • 44
    • 56
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