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StarCraft 2 - NBC Benchmark Information

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Benchmark

We use the full version of StarCraft 2 for Windows for our benchmarks and decided to benchmark the intro sequence of the Challenge "For the Swarm". We are using Fraps to record the average framerate from the Intro sequence (beginning at the time the image apears until the mouse cursor appears). As the performance is lower in the first run (due to HDD loading e.g.), we benchmark three runs and take the best average score.

This intro should represent the average Single Player and Multiplayer performance. CPU speed is not very important in this benchmark (it has a higher impact while actually gaming).

Settings

Texture Quality and Graphics Quality are changed using the presets in the game (we only change the preset and not the detailed settings). Vertical Sync and "Reduce Mouse Lag" are disabled. Display Mode is "Fullscreen". The graphics driver settings are all set on default and no AA is forced.

Notebookcheck Settings Class Resolution Texture Quality and Graphics Quality in StarCraft 2
Low 1024x768 Low
Medium 1360x768 Medium
High 1360x768 High
Ultra 1920x1080 Ultra
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Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
 StarCraft 2 (2010)
low
1024x768
low
med.
1360x768
medium
high
1360x768
high
ultra
1920x1080
ultra
 21NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
102.7
95.4
99.5
 22AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
137.3
136.2
119.9
 23NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
126
86
 31NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
348
127
126
114
 32AMD Radeon HD 7970
320.5
117.8
117.2
108.6
 42NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
112
 51AMD Radeon HD 7870
325.3
120.2
119
105.5
 57NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
83
 60NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
278.9
116.1
112.152
853
 64AMD Radeon HD 7970M
322.9
75.62
70.052
85.13
 68NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
83
 72NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
286.52
108
97
56.52
 76NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
333.4
81.3
81.4
93.152
 77AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
330.9
116.4
107.5
81.7
 79NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M SLI
323.8
105.3
94.8
65.9
 80AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
329.4
114.2
99.1
85.452
 88NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
79
 89AMD Radeon HD 6870
802
 90NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
78
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 93NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M SLI
280
83.3
73.9
50.3
 94NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI
279.6
74.9
64.6
42.5
 96NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
248
115
69
48
 99ATI Radeon HD 5850
191.7
69.2
67.4
62.9
 100NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
193.52
107.22
97.62
59.452
 101NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
265.3
104.6
100.9
59.92
 102AMD Radeon HD 6990M
338.1
113.3
88.52
63.53
 106AMD Radeon HD 7770
319.8
117.4
91.9
55.5
 108NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI
260
76.1
67.2
40.8
 109ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire
158.8
57.9
57.9
51.2
 110NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
220.9
85.9
85.2
56.5
 111NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
68
 112AMD Radeon HD 6790
55
 114NVIDIA Quadro K3100M
246
56
 118NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
98.4
52.7
 119NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
130
100
62
 121NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
270.52
107.452
87.64
48.63
 125AMD Radeon HD 6970M
200.652
66.1
65.5
58.63
 129NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
252
75
59
32
 130NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
257.2
97.1
79
42.2
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 131AMD FirePro M6000
152
130
78
37
 133NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
342
95
58
31
 134ATI Radeon HD 5770
48
 135NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
46
 140NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
2563
894
73.535
41.994
 148AMD FirePro W4170M
271
84
47
25
 152NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
180
112
79
71
 153NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
254.3
92.9
75.7
40.82
 154NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
45.2
44.5
36.8
 157NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
223
71
48
26
 164NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
233.44
79.74
66.94
37.65
 165NVIDIA Quadro K620M
185
79
54
18
 166NVIDIA GeForce 840M
171.2
74.3
41.2
19.6
 170NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
234.9
86.2
67.9
353
 172Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
29
 181NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
184
67
48
29
 182NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
39
 185ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
1663
633
563
41.12
 188AMD FirePro M4000
158
70
62
34
 191ATI Radeon HD 4850
62
37
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 196NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
1933
733
63.24
31.958
 199NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
164.52
682
35.52
212
 203AMD Radeon HD 8750M
126
47
35
 206AMD Radeon R7 M265
149
55
37
22
 208NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
184
32.8
 210NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
195
59.82
442
27
 235ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
254
73
50
30
 236NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
154
47
 238NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
158
60
52
29.6
 242AMD FirePro M5950
67.4
47.2
29.7
 243NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
184.893
55.73
37.663
23.842
 246AMD Radeon HD 8730M
94
27
20
 247AMD Radeon HD 6770M
166.852
64.13
44.63
24.7
 248NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
209.62
48.752
32.852
 249NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
198.43
57.254
42.45
23.254
 250ATI Radeon HD 5670
48
32
 251ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
160
51.83
33.23
20.23
 252AMD Radeon HD 6850M
20.6
 254NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
2042
82
45
302
 258NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
58.1
43.5
23.2
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 260NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 GDDR5
25
 261*AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
74.1
28.6
20.1
15.2
 262AMD Radeon HD 7690M
270
52
38
24.4
 267AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
121.77
48.69
31.63
18.3
 269AMD Radeon HD 8670M
154
29
14
8
 272AMD Radeon HD 6750M
170.952
39
33.9
22.62
 273NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
254
48
30
14
 274NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
205.852
49.42
36.552
18.92
 283*AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
101.2
41
29.5
 284*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
228.4
46.4
28.6
18.2
 292AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
116.8
46.3
28.6
17.6
 293AMD Radeon HD 7670M
133.83
483
31.13
18.62
 294NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
1929
51.5810
35.3510
19.854
 300AMD Radeon R5 M255
187
43
25.9
 302NVIDIA GeForce 820M
164
47
25
14
 303Intel HD Graphics 520
49
32
21
 312*AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
71.5
31.9
26.1
 315Intel HD Graphics 6000
118
43
21
14
 319NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
179.610
50.212
34.917
186
 322AMD Radeon HD 6650M
1602
43.4
27.5
16.7
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 323Intel HD Graphics 4600
198
48
26
14
 331AMD Radeon HD 7660G
142
44
29.5
17.8
 332NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
202
46
32
17
 333*AMD Radeon HD 6680G2
95
28.8
20
 334Intel HD Graphics 5000
147.52
40.52
252
132
 336ATI Radeon HD 5570
43
26
15
 337AMD Radeon HD 6550M
184.8
43.952
27.752
15.8
 341AMD Radeon HD 6630M
133.55
44.956
30.056
18.12
 342AMD Radeon HD 7650M
228.96
46.23
29.86
17.14
 343AMD FirePro M2000
176
12
 344AMD Radeon HD 7570M
192
14
 347ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
1537
39.47
26.67
16.754
 353NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
136
46
26
 354NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
183.14
41.86
30.26
16.752
 355*AMD Radeon HD 6550D
150
442
30.52
172
 357AMD Radeon HD 7610M
172.8
37.9
25.9
 360AMD Radeon HD 7640G
109.1
23.04
14.97
 367Intel HD Graphics 4400
116.658
32.47
18.47
107
 369NVIDIA NVS 5200M
148.52
42.52
232
9
 373NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
161.652
37.54
26.654
14.62
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 377NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
164
45.4
30.6
16.1
 379AMD Radeon HD 7600G
493
18.83
16.63
 389NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
112
34
25
14
 392NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
1585
39.37
27.27
13.92
 393NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
155
42
29
12
 404ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
144.8
33.2
19
 406Intel HD Graphics 4000
112.526
26.526
1726
10.97
 408AMD Radeon HD 6620G
97.4
30.8
20.6
 416AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
209
34
24
14
 418*AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
893
28.23
15.752
 420AMD Radeon HD 7500G
37
14
 421*AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
90.9
24.1
14.6
 424AMD Radeon HD 7470M
128.4
22.4
12.3
 425AMD Radeon HD 6490M
194.8
33.7
22.1
 430AMD Radeon HD 7520G
105.162
29.82
23.52
11.9
 436NVIDIA NVS 4200M
149
30
19