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XCOM2 continues the story from XCOM: Enemy Unknown, assuming the player lost the fight against the alien menace. Assuming the role of a guerilla resistance task forced, XCOM 2 is a sci-fi turn-based strategy and base builder.
Low vs Ultra XCOM 2 Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a Radeon RX 490X 8GB get @ 1080p?

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XCOM 2

Radeon RX 490X 8GB

Low Vs Ultra Radeon RX 490X 8GB Performance Review

We can see that when playing XCOM 2 with a Radeon RX 490X 8GB will return a consistently high 183 frame rate. And those results are assuming a 1920x1080 screen resolution at High setting level.

With such a strong 1080p performance the Radeon RX 490X 8GB overshadows the XCOM 2 recommended specs. Push things up to Ultra 4K and we still get 59 frames per sec. Using the graphics card release price, this is a $11.86 cost per FPS and a $7.00 per FPS at 1440p Ultra.

In summary, Ultra graphics setting is highly achievable with this Radeon RX 490X 8GB card, but what monitor resolution are you looking to play XCOM 2 at, because you can get 59 FPS at Ultra 4K. But perhaps you feel better served at 1440p, where you would get 100 frames per second on Ultra 1440p. Lower the resolution further and you get a blistering 131 FPS at 1080p Ultra.

Radeon RX 490X 8GB Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for XCOM 2

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