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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
 18NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
102.7
95.4
99.5
 19AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
137.3
136.2
119.9
 20NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
126
86
 28NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
348
127
126
114
 30AMD Radeon HD 7970
320.5
117.8
117.2
108.6
 38NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
112
 47AMD Radeon HD 7870
325.3
120.2
119
105.5
 53NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
83
 56NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
278.9
116.1
112.152
853
 60AMD Radeon HD 7970M
322.9
75.62
70.052
85.13
 64NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
83
 68NVIDIA Quadro K5000M
286.52
108
97
56.52
 72NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
333.4
81.3
81.4
93.152
 73AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
330.9
116.4
107.5
81.7
 75NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M SLI
323.8
105.3
94.8
65.9
 76AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
329.4
114.2
99.1
85.452
 84NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
79
 85AMD Radeon HD 6870
802
 86NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
78
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 89NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M SLI
280
83.3
73.9
50.3
 90NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI
279.6
74.9
64.6
42.5
 92NVIDIA Quadro K4000M
248
115
69
48
 95ATI Radeon HD 5850
191.7
69.2
67.4
62.9
 96NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
193.52
107.22
97.62
59.452
 97NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
265.3
104.6
100.9
59.92
 98AMD Radeon HD 6990M
338.1
113.3
88.52
63.53
 102AMD Radeon HD 7770
319.8
117.4
91.9
55.5
 104NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI
260
76.1
67.2
40.8
 105ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire
158.8
57.9
57.9
51.2
 106NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
220.9
85.9
85.2
56.5
 107NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
68
 108AMD Radeon HD 6790
55
 110NVIDIA Quadro K3100M
246
56
 114NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
98.4
52.7
 115NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
130
100
62
 117NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
270.52
107.452
87.64
48.63
 121AMD Radeon HD 6970M
200.652
66.1
65.5
58.63
 125NVIDIA Quadro K3000M
252
75
59
32
 126NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
257.2
97.1
79
42.2
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 127AMD FirePro M6000
152
130
78
37
 129NVIDIA Quadro K2100M
342
95
58
31
 130ATI Radeon HD 5770
48
 131NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
46
 136NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
2563
894
73.535
41.994
 144AMD FirePro W4170M
271
84
47
25
 148NVIDIA Quadro 4000M
180
112
79
71
 149NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
254.3
92.9
75.7
40.82
 150NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
45.2
44.5
36.8
 153NVIDIA Quadro K1100M
223
71
48
26
 160NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
233.44
79.74
66.94
37.65
 161NVIDIA Quadro K620M
185
79
54
18
 162NVIDIA GeForce 840M
171.2
74.3
41.2
19.6
 166NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
234.9
86.2
67.9
353
 168Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
29
 177NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
184
67
48
29
 178NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
39
 181ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
1663
633
563
41.12
 184AMD FirePro M4000
158
70
62
34
 187ATI Radeon HD 4850
62
37
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 192NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
1933
733
63.24
31.958
 195NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
164.52
682
35.52
212
 199AMD Radeon HD 8750M
126
47
35
 202AMD Radeon R7 M265
149
55
37
22
 204NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
184
32.8
 206NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
195
59.82
442
27
 231ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
254
73
50
30
 232NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
154
47
 234NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M
158
60
52
29.6
 238AMD FirePro M5950
67.4
47.2
29.7
 239NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
184.893
55.73
37.663
23.842
 242AMD Radeon HD 8730M
94
27
20
 243AMD Radeon HD 6770M
166.852
64.13
44.63
24.7
 244NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
209.62
48.752
32.852
 245NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
198.43
57.254
42.45
23.254
 246ATI Radeon HD 5670
48
32
 247ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
160
51.83
33.23
20.23
 248AMD Radeon HD 6850M
20.6
 250NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
2042
82
45
302
 254NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
58.1
43.5
23.2
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 256NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 GDDR5
25
 257*AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
74.1
28.6
20.1
15.2
 258AMD Radeon HD 7690M
270
52
38
24.4
 263AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
121.77
48.69
31.63
18.3
 265AMD Radeon HD 8670M
154
29
14
8
 268AMD Radeon HD 6750M
170.952
39
33.9
22.62
 269NVIDIA Quadro K1000M
254
48
30
14
 270NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
205.852
49.42
36.552
18.92
 279*AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
101.2
41
29.5
 280*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
228.4
46.4
28.6
18.2
 288AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
116.8
46.3
28.6
17.6
 289AMD Radeon HD 7670M
133.83
483
31.13
18.62
 290NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
1929
51.5810
35.3510
19.854
 296AMD Radeon R5 M255
187
43
25.9
 298NVIDIA GeForce 820M
164
47
25
14
 299Intel HD Graphics 520
49
32
21
 308*AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
71.5
31.9
26.1
 311Intel HD Graphics 6000
118
43
21
14
 315NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
179.610
50.212
34.917
186
 318AMD Radeon HD 6650M
1602
43.4
27.5
16.7
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 319Intel HD Graphics 4600
198
48
26
14
 327AMD Radeon HD 7660G
142
44
29.5
17.8
 328NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
202
46
32
17
 329*AMD Radeon HD 6680G2
95
28.8
20
 330Intel HD Graphics 5000
147.52
40.52
252
132
 332ATI Radeon HD 5570
43
26
15
 333AMD Radeon HD 6550M
184.8
43.952
27.752
15.8
 337AMD Radeon HD 6630M
133.55
44.956
30.056
18.12
 338AMD Radeon HD 7650M
228.96
46.23
29.86
17.14
 339AMD FirePro M2000
176
12
 340AMD Radeon HD 7570M
192
14
 343ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
1537
39.47
26.67
16.754
 349NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
136
46
26
 350NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
183.14
41.86
30.26
16.752
 351*AMD Radeon HD 6550D
150
442
30.52
172
 353AMD Radeon HD 7610M
172.8
37.9
25.9
 356AMD Radeon HD 7640G
109.1
23.04
14.97
 363Intel HD Graphics 4400
116.658
32.47
18.47
107
 365NVIDIA NVS 5200M
148.52
42.52
232
9
 369NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
161.652
37.54
26.654
14.62
Pos      Model                                     StarCraft 2
lowmed.highultra
 373NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
164
45.4
30.6
16.1
 375AMD Radeon HD 7600G
493
18.83
16.63
 385NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
112
34
25
14
 388NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
1585
39.37
27.27
13.92
 389NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
155
42
29
12
 400ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
144.8
33.2
19
 402Intel HD Graphics 4000
112.526
26.526
1726
10.97
 404AMD Radeon HD 6620G
97.4
30.8
20.6
 412AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
209
34
24
14
 414*AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
893
28.23
15.752
 416AMD Radeon HD 7500G
37
14
 417*AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
90.9
24.1
14.6
 420AMD Radeon HD 7470M
128.4
22.4
12.3
 421AMD Radeon HD 6490M
194.8
33.7
22.1
 426AMD Radeon HD 7520G
105.162
29.82
23.52
11.9
 432NVIDIA NVS 4200M
149
30
19
 436AMD Radeon HD 8330
51
24
19
 452