Shadow of Mordor Performance For The GeForce GTX 1080 On Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 6 June 2016 at 01:19 PM EDT. 50 Comments
Shadow of Mordor is a beautiful game on Linux, but quite demanding on the hardware. Here's how it performs with Linux.

Shadow of Mordor is quite demanding on Linux systems and while it has a benchmark mode, it's only exposed through the GUI, but otherwise would be a very nice benchmark. Thus it falls into the problem with many Linux games for benchmarking that I outlined this weekend.

But as part of this weekend's Phoronix 12th birthday, I received a PayPal tip suggesting I go buy a 6-pack of beer and run some manual Shadow of Mordor Linux benchmarks with the brand new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080.

So that's what I did... So for those of you interested in Shadow of Mordor on Linux with the GTX 1080, here are some benchmarks at 1080p and 4K while compared to the GTX 980 and GTX TITAN X.

The cards were tested on the same software/hardware system as used in this weekend's GTX 1080 Linux review, check it out if you didn't already as well as the Performance & Perf-Per-Watt From NVIDIA's GeForce 9800GTX To GTX 1080 article.

Min / Average / Max FPS
Shadow of Mordor
1920 x 1080 - Ultra Quality

GeForce GTX 980: 31.61 / 70.13 / 97.03
GeForce GTX TITAN X: 33.57 / 77.36 / 127.51
GeForce GTX 1080: 45.09 / 81.87 / 151.13

Shadow of Mordor
3840 x 2160 - Ultra Quality

GeForce GTX 980: 23.32 / 29.39 / 41.85
GeForce GTX TITAN X: 17.53 / 38.98 / 57.87
GeForce GTX 1080: 21.02 / 51.06 / 72.61
Any other benchmark requests? You know how to get my attention, particularly if you are a Phoronix Premium subscriber (today is also the last day of the birthday sale.
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