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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
 26NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
102.7
95.4
99.5
 27AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
137.3
136.2
119.9
 28NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
126
86
 37NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
348
127
126
114
 38AMD Radeon HD 7970
320.5
117.8
117.2
108.6
 48NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
112
 57AMD Radeon HD 7870
325.3
120.2
119
105.5
 63NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
83
 67NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
278.9
116.1
112.152
853
 70AMD Radeon HD 7970M
322.9
75.62
70.052
85.13
 74NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
83
 78NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
286.52
108
97
56.52
 82NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
333.4
81.3
81.4
93.152
 83AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
330.9
116.4
107.5
81.7
 85NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M SLI
323.8
105.3
94.8
65.9
 86AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
329.4
114.2
99.1
85.452
 94NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
79
 95AMD Radeon HD 6870
802
 96NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
78
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 99NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M SLI
280
83.3
73.9
50.3
 100NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI
279.6
74.9
64.6
42.5
 102NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
248
115
69
48
 105ATI Radeon HD 5850
191.7
69.2
67.4
62.9
 106NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
193.52
107.22
97.62
59.452
 107NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
265.3
104.6
100.9
59.92
 108AMD Radeon HD 6990M
338.1
113.3
88.52
63.53
 114AMD Radeon HD 7770
319.8
117.4
91.9
55.5
 116NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI
260
76.1
67.2
40.8
 117ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire
158.8
57.9
57.9
51.2
 118NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
220.9
85.9
85.2
56.5
 119NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
68
 120AMD Radeon HD 6790
55
 122NVIDIA Quadro K3100M
246
56
 126NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
98.4
52.7
 127NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
130
100
62
 129NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
270.52
107.452
87.64
48.63
 132AMD Radeon HD 6970M
200.652
66.1
65.5
58.63
 136NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
252
75
59
32
 137NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
257.2
97.1
79
42.2
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 138AMD FirePro M6000
152
130
78
37
 140NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
342
95
58
31
 141ATI Radeon HD 5770
48
 142NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
46
 147NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
2563
894
73.535
41.994
 155AMD FirePro W4170M
271
84
47
25
 159NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
180
112
79
71
 160NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
254.3
92.9
75.7
40.82
 161NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
45.2
44.5
36.8
 165NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
223
71
48
26
 172NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
233.44
79.74
66.94
37.65
 173NVIDIA Quadro K620M
185
79
54
18
 174NVIDIA GeForce 840M
171.2
74.3
41.2
19.6
 178NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
234.9
86.2
67.9
353
 180Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
29
 189NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
184
67
48
29
 190NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
39
 193ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
1663
633
563
41.12
 196AMD FirePro M4000
158
70
62
34
 199ATI Radeon HD 4850
62
37
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 204NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
1933
733
63.24
31.958
 207NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
164.52
682
35.52
212
 211AMD Radeon HD 8750M
126
47
35
 214AMD Radeon R7 M265
149
55
37
22
 216NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
184
32.8
 218NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
195
59.82
442
27
 246ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
254
73
50
30
 247NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
154
47
 249NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
158
60
52
29.6
 253AMD FirePro M5950
67.4
47.2
29.7
 254NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
184.893
55.73
37.663
23.842
 257AMD Radeon HD 8730M
94
27
20
 258AMD Radeon HD 6770M
166.852
64.13
44.63
24.7
 259NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
209.62
48.752
32.852
 260NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
198.43
57.254
42.45
23.254
 261ATI Radeon HD 5670
48
32
 262ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
160
51.83
33.23
20.23
 263AMD Radeon HD 6850M
20.6
 265NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
2042
82
45
302
 269NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
58.1
43.5
23.2
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 271NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 GDDR5
25
 272*AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
74.1
28.6
20.1
15.2
 273AMD Radeon HD 7690M
270
52
38
24.4
 278AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
121.77
48.69
31.63
18.3
 280AMD Radeon HD 8670M
154
29
14
8
 283AMD Radeon HD 6750M
170.952
39
33.9
22.62
 284NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
254
48
30
14
 285NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
205.852
49.42
36.552
18.92
 294*AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
101.2
41
29.5
 295*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
228.4
46.4
28.6
18.2
 303AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
116.8
46.3
28.6
17.6
 304AMD Radeon HD 7670M
133.83
483
31.13
18.62
 305NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
1929
51.5810
35.3510
19.854
 311AMD Radeon R5 M255
187
43
25.9
 314NVIDIA GeForce 820M
164
47
25
14
 315Intel HD Graphics 520
49
32
21
 324*AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
71.5
31.9
26.1
 327Intel HD Graphics 6000
118
43
21
14
 331NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
179.610
50.212
34.917
186
 334AMD Radeon HD 6650M
1602
43.4
27.5
16.7
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 335Intel HD Graphics 4600
198
48
26
14
 343AMD Radeon HD 7660G
142
44
29.5
17.8
 344NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
202
46
32
17
 345*AMD Radeon HD 6680G2
95
28.8
20
 346Intel HD Graphics 5000
147.52
40.52
252
132
 348ATI Radeon HD 5570
43
26
15
 349AMD Radeon HD 6550M
184.8
43.952
27.752
15.8
 353AMD Radeon HD 6630M
133.55
44.956
30.056
18.12
 354AMD Radeon HD 7650M
228.96
46.23
29.86
17.14
 355AMD FirePro M2000
176
12
 356AMD Radeon HD 7570M
192
14
 359ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
1537
39.47
26.67
16.754
 365NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
136
46
26
 366NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
183.14
41.86
30.26
16.752
 367*AMD Radeon HD 6550D
150
442
30.52
172
 369AMD Radeon HD 7610M
172.8
37.9
25.9
 372AMD Radeon HD 7640G
109.1
23.04
14.97
 379Intel HD Graphics 4400
116.658
32.47
18.47
107
 381NVIDIA NVS 5200M
148.52
42.52
232
9
 385NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
161.652
37.54
26.654
14.62
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 389NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
164
45.4
30.6
16.1
 391AMD Radeon HD 7600G
493
18.83
16.63
 401NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
112
34
25
14
 404NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
1585
39.37
27.27
13.92
 405NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
155
42
29
12
 416ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
144.8
33.2
19
 418Intel HD Graphics 4000
112.526
26.526
1726
10.97
 420AMD Radeon HD 6620G
97.4
30.8
20.6
 428AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
209
34
24
14
 430*AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
893
28.23
15.752
 432AMD Radeon HD 7500G
37
14
 433*AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
90.9
24.1
14.6
 436AMD Radeon HD 7470M
128.4
22.4
12.3
 437AMD Radeon HD 6490M
194.8
33.7
22.1
 442AMD Radeon HD 7520G