There may be a chance that I'm CPU limited as opposed to you (since you do have a slightly better CPU? Does hyper-threading make a noticeable difference in Mordor?) I'm clocked at 4.4GHz, what are you at? I'm not sure if rain/motion blur puts more of a strain on CPU or if it's still mainly processed via the GPU. With Core temp add-on I notice only 1 core being utilized completely and a second core levitating around the 50% usage zone with the others at a very low usage. And if I change the flip queue size from default 3 to 4 my FPS does decrease slightly. I don't know. Lol. Too many variables. I'll just make myself content with no motion blur if/until more optimizations are made via the driver/game patch. c1: [EDIT] Actually, you know what? I don't know why I didn't even consider that I'm downsampling 150% resolution. Are you at 1080p?