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Batman: Arkham City Benchmarks

Editorial Team (translated by Martina Osztovits), 01/06/2012

Following the surprising success of "Arkham Asylum", British Rocksteady Studios published their second Batman Software in 2011. Learn about the system requirements of the excellent "Arkham City".

Our test routine

Arkham City conveniently has an integrated benchmark under the options of the game. It takes about one minute and displays average, minimum and maximum frame rate.

1920 x 1080, Extreme Preset, DX11, 4x MSAA
1920 x 1080, Extreme Preset, DX11, 4x MSAA
1366 x 768, High Preset, DX11, 2x MSAA
1366 x 768, High Preset, DX11, 2x MSAA
1366 x 768, Medium Preset, DX9
1366 x 768, Medium Preset, DX9
1024 x 768, Low Preset, DX9
1024 x 768, Low Preset, DX9
1920 x 1080, Extreme Preset, DX11, 4x MSAA
1366 x 768, High Preset, DX11, 2x MSAA
1366 x 768, Medium Preset, DX9
1024 x 768, Low Preset, DX9

Analysis of the Benchmarks

Despite the old Unreal-Engine 3 the action title looks extremely good with maximum details, active DirectX 11 and manifold antialiasing. However, it can only be played with a true high-end graphics card. Even for high details, a moderate resolution of 1366 x 768 a high-end graphics cards is indeed required (e.g. GeForce GTX 560M). 

If you do not need DirectX 11 and choose medium details, you can play Arkham City with a "standard" GPU like the GeForce GT 540M. Low-end graphics cards like the HD Graphics 3000 integrated in Intel's Sandy Bridge processor suffice low detail settings.

An overview of all games can be found here.

Show Restrictions
Pos      Model                                     Batman: Arkham City
 Batman: Arkham City (2011)
low
1024x768
Low Preset
med.
1366x768
Medium Preset
high
1366x768
High Preset DX11
2x MSAA
ultra
1920x1080
Extreme Preset DX11
4x MSAA
 9NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
166
142
105
 10AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
165
97
61
 16NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
152
76
69
 17AMD Radeon HD 7970
159
146
120
91
 22NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
228
205
136
94
 28AMD Radeon HD 7870
161
146
114
72
 29NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
210
199
129
56
 35NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
152
142
110
59
 38AMD Radeon HD 7970M
164
144
97.52
573
 43NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
82
43
 46NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
185
164
114
61
 58AMD Radeon HD 6870
110
57
 59NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
146
136
96
51
 65ATI Radeon HD 5850
141
131
67
27
 66NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
1102
99.52
57.52
312
 67NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
131
121
67
34
 69AMD Radeon HD 7770
152
134
82
38
 70NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
43.1
23.8
 77NVIDIA Quadro K3100M
194
50
Pos      Model                                     Batman: Arkham City
lowmed.highultra
 80NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
80
40
 82NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
157
138
663
293
 84AMD Radeon HD 6970M
96
88
71
35
 86AMD Radeon HD 8870M
97
53
30
 88NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
144
124
80
40
 90AMD FirePro M6000
169
125
58
32
 91*AMD FirePro M5100
188
150
72
35
 92NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
157
112
81
29
 100NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
133.52
1152
663
313
 112NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
1342
893
48.56
255
 113NVIDIA GeForce 840M
49
36
 115NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
53
47
35
20
 116NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
88
48
22
 118NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
129
111
51
21
 122NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
93
59
31
 124NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
115
83
46
21
 125NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
56
23
 131AMD FirePro M4000
121
105
52
25
 143*NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
60
25.1
 145AMD Radeon HD 8750M
86
69
30
Pos      Model                                     Batman: Arkham City
lowmed.highultra
 147AMD Radeon R7 M265
94
74
31
15
 152NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
91
74
36
17
 156AMD Radeon HD 7730M
66
48
36
16
 165AMD Radeon R7 M260
45
34
22
 177AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
47
40
20
 181AMD Radeon HD 6770M
77
58
18
8
 183NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
101
76
33
13
 197AMD Radeon HD 8650G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics
60
45
22
 200AMD Radeon HD 8550G + HD 8670M Dual Graphics
49
37
19
 201AMD Radeon HD 8670M
50
38
18
8
 205NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
92
65
30
14
 221AMD Radeon HD 8650G
60
45
22
 224AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
56
48
14
8
 225AMD Radeon HD 7670M
61.852
51.32
32.12
9
 226NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
77
59.42
20.052
 231NVIDIA GeForce 820M
47
25
 233NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
69
46
22
 241NVIDIA Quadro K610M
72
48
23
11
 247Intel HD Graphics 4600
66
47
 250NVIDIA NVS 5400M
45
40
21
Pos      Model                                     Batman: Arkham City
lowmed.highultra
 252AMD Radeon HD 7660G
52
43
16
5
 265AMD Radeon HD 7650M
45.6
34.9
26.2
 266AMD FirePro M2000
68
51
24
10
 270ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
68
54
13
5
 286Intel HD Graphics 4400
332
252
112
 287NVIDIA NVS 5200M
34
29
18
 289AMD Radeon HD 7550M
41
34
12
 324Intel HD Graphics 4000
61
45
13
8
 330AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
64
48
12
4
 334AMD Radeon HD 7500G
32
26
9
 343AMD Radeon HD 7520G
41.52
342
11.52
 353AMD Radeon HD 8330
26
 418Intel HD Graphics 3000
233
183
 474*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
24
18
* Smaller values are better. / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
123Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.
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Author: Editorial Team, 2012-01- 6 (Update: 2013-06- 6)