Benchmarks: Shadow of Mordor, Sniper Elite 4, The Witcher 3

Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor is an oldie but a goodie. We're testing with 32 games so why not throw this into the heap. As luck would have it, Vega's also quite competitive in this title. Vega 56 beats the GTX 1070 hands down and the liquid cooled version of Vega 64 takes out the MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X. Of course it costs a lot more but there's hope for the custom board partner models yet.

Sniper Elite 4 isn't a game I've tested with before but quite a few of you requested it and as a modern DX12 title I thought why not. This is an AMD-sponsored title so not surprising to see that Vega does well here. Even the air-cooled Vega 64 model has pulled up its socks and is looking respectable for once, though the Vega 56 is once again the star of the show and beats out a factory-overclocked GTX 1070 without much trouble.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is another title that's getting on now and this one gives us some mixed results. Vega 56 looks good as it beats out even the MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X. However air-cooled Vega 64 falls short of the GTX 1080 and it takes the liquid cooled model before Vega is seeing 1080-like performance.