DirectX 11 Benchmarks

 

2560x1440 - Internal Benchmark

Rise of the Tomb Raider Fury X

Very High & HBAO+ ENABELD
FPS Average FPS Min FPS Max Overall Score Performance
Difference
Very High & HBAO+ DISABLED - Using AO
FPS Average FPS Min FPS Max Overall Score
 Moutain Peak: 61.46 24.89 109.06    12.26% Moutain Peak: 69.00 17.53 146.73  
Syria: 46.97 6.70 81.43    14.11% Syria: 53.60 7.47 88.83  
Geaothermal Valley 46.11 8.11 58.12    8.61% Geaothermal Valley 50.08 10.21 65.43  
        51.77FPS  11.63%         57.79FPS

 

 While running the newly built in benchmark you can clearly see that the Nvidia HBAO+ Gameworks tech affects 11.63% of my overall Fury X performance. Noticed that when I use the built in “AO” that Crystal Dynamics provided my score increases. Could this be why several benchmarking sites didn’t disable HBAO+? Who knows and I understand that it takes a while to benchmark and get all of the data ready for readers like you. However, this is a built in benchmarking tool and it takes less than 15 seconds to change the settings. I think this explains why we need to see more than one blanket “graphical” setting that the developers give us.

 

 

 3840x2160 - Internal Benchmark

Very High & HBAO+ ENABLED - Using AO
FPS Average FPS Min FPS Max Overall Score Performance
Difference
Very High & HBAO+ DISABLED - Using AO
FPS Average FPS Min FPS Max Overall Score
 Moutain Peak: 34.30 15.66 78.48   16.59% Moutain Peak: 39.99 14.57 90.11  
Syria: 20.46 5.22 47.21   35.04% Syria: 27.63 5.29 55.95  
Geaothermal Valley 23.09 4.56 36.12   14.29% Geaothermal Valley 26.39 5.28 37.55  
        26.29FPS 20.04%         31.56FPS

 

  Moving on to the DX11 4K benchmarks, the same issues are experienced here as well. HBAO+ causes issues with AMD GPUs and perhaps some Nvidia GPUs as well. With HBAO+ disabled my fps @ 4K increased 20%. My fps for each benchmark level increased 5-7fps during the test.

So if you are running an AMD Radeon GPU you should DISABLE HBAO+ no matter which settings you decide to use. With that being said let’s see how well the game performs in-game.