- Rise Of The Tomb Raider
- The Witcher 3
On release players have access to the Intro Pack content – Prologue Mission, the Paris Sanguine Fashion Show, full access to Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets and other live content. Remaining content will be available as six releases periodically throughout 2016, starting April 2016.
As Agent 47, you perform contract hits on high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world. Future locations – in April, Sapienza Italy, track down a scientist residing in the sunny coastal town. In May, the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, Morocco. And as the story expands you will travel to Thailand and the USA before concluding in Japan later in 2016.
We started testing Hitman at 1440p and you can see why from the FPS the ASUS Strix RX 480 put out. If the ASUS ROG Strix Gaming RX 480 8GB runs at 57.2 FPS you will have no problem running it at 1080p. The current generation of Mainstream to high mainstream cards (RX 480, RX 470, GTX 1060) are all performing about the same. That similar performance makes it hard choice between the RX 470 and RX 480. The price difference between the two cards make for a difficult choice.
Here’s an eye popping chart for you, at 4K the ASUS ROG Strix Gaming RX 480 8GB threw 32.8 FPS and playable frame rates. We didn’t notice any stutters or shaky frames at this resolution.
Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It is the sequel to the 2013 video game Tomb Raider, a reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. It was released for Xbox One and Xbox 360 in November 2015 and for Microsoft Windows in January 2016. It is set to release for PlayStation 4 in the second half of 2016.
Rise of the Tomb Raider was officially announced in June 2014. The game’s storyline follows Lara Croft as she ventures into Siberia in search of the legendary city of Kitezh, whilst battling a paramilitary organization that intends on beating her to the city’s promise of immortality. Presented from a third-person perspective, the game primarily focuses on survival and combat, while the player may also explore its landscape and various optional tombs. Camilla Luddington returns to voice and perform her role as Lara.
Upon release, Rise of the Tomb Raider received positive reviews, with critics praising its graphics, gameplay and characterization. It was the best-selling Xbox One game during Christmas week, and had sold over one million copies by the end of 2015. Additional content was also released, including a new story campaign, a new gameplay mode, as well as new outfits and weapons for Lara.
Here again we tested at 1440p to start with and the ASUS ROG Strix Gaming RX 480 8GB gave 49.2 FPS so playing at this resolution you automatically know 1080p game play will run like glass.
At the 4K resolution Rise Of The Tomb Raider put the squeeze on the mainstream video cards and the ASUS ROG Strix Gaming RX 480 8GB hit 24.5 FPS and graphical settings lowered the video card did hit playable frame rates.
The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an open world action role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt RED. Announced in February 2013, it was released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 19 May 2015. The game is the third in the series, preceded by The Witcher and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which are based on the series of fantasy novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski.
Played in a third-person perspective, players control protagonist Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter known as a witcher, who sets out on a long journey through the Northern Kingdoms. In the game, players battle against the world’s many dangers using swords and magic, while interacting with non-player characters and completing side quests and main missions to progress through the story. The game was met with critical acclaim and was a financial success, selling over 6 million copies in six weeks. The game won multiple Game of the Year awards from various gaming publications, critics, and game award shows, including the Golden Joystick Awards, The Game Awards, Game Developers Choice Awards, and SXSW Gaming Awards. Two expansion packs were released for the game: Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine.
The Witcher 3 cast it’s spell on the ASUS ROG Strix Gaming RX 480 8GB and the video card pushed out 52.4 FPS easily making game play smooth as butter on a warm afternoon.
Moving up the resolution to 1440p the ROG Strix RX 480 did well and chucked out 41.6 FPS and as we’ve seen thus far the RX 470, GTX 1060 and RX 480 stay clustered in the same area a few FPS between them.
The Witcher 3 cast it’s black magic on the ASUS ROG Strix Gaming RX 480 8GB pushing FPS down to 26.8 but e are using insanely high graphical settings.