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BioShock Infinite Benchmarked

A heavenly delight. BioShock is definitely a top-class shooter. No matter if the topic is the game world, handling, sound or story: This action hit leaves most of its competitors behind. We examine among other things the hardware requirements of this exceptional title. Find out if a weaker graphics card may suffice.
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Description

For the original German review, see here.

"Freedom must be limitless above the clouds." These lyrics by the German artist Reinhard Mey come relatively close to the current work of Irrational Games, but are not quite correct. On the one hand BioShock Infinite is set inside the clouds rather than above, and on the other hand the freedom does not go as far as some fans would have wished for. Wait a second, inside the clouds? For everyone who has culpably ignored this action title so far: In BioShock Infinite we embody the Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt who sets forth for the cloud city Columbia in 1912 to rescue the mysterious Elizabeth. It is no surprise to shooter experts that this job is no picnic and the path is paved with danger.

Just like in the first BioShock, the game starts in a light house. But this is the only similarity between the two games concerning atmosphere. Unlike the first BioShock, BioShock Infinite unfolds a picturesque idyll at the beginning of the game. However this misleads extremely. The "steampunk-like" cloud empire is dominated by a man named Comstock. The ubiquitous propaganda posters praise Comstock as prophet and religious leader. Attentive players will notice quickly that not everything runs smoothly behind the curtains because, just as in reality, there are some citizens who exaggerate with their faith and piousness. Differently put: Columbia is ruled by racism and fanaticism. It is no surprise that the main character soon spoils things with the citizens and heads for a confrontation.

This brings us to the main part of this action representative: the fights. In comparison to its predecessors, the developer has pepped up the gunfights significantly. Weapons, shooting sounds, and hit feedback do not have to shy away from other ego-shooters. The players who have already played parts of the BioShock series will quickly get comfortable with the underlying mechanics. Despite of diverse renaming (e.g. the magic skills, which you achieve along your way, are now called vigors instead of plasmids) nearly every familiar element is easy to find.

Irrational Games has even installed a few innovations. Articles of clothing, which are mostly well hidden in the levels, give Booker DeWitt several extras. Needless to say weapons and special capabilities are upgradable as well. Additionally, every few meters you are illuminated by a vending machine. There you can buy vital energy, salt (the mana of BioShock Infinite), and ammunition for hard cash.

Speaking of cash: Besides money, countless snacks like chocolate bars and fruit are distributed all over the magnificent surrounding (they affect the vital energy or the mana stock). For our taste though the developer has overdone it with the collectable objects again because if there is one thing missing in BioShock it is difficulty. As a halfway experienced gamer you will rarely get into trouble on the normal level of difficulty. Thanks to the vigors and the sumptuous ammunition and health supply even larger groups of enemies should not present themselves as a problem. The average AI, which often shows drop outs, does not help to increase the difficulty. Many times we could shoot ourselves thoughtlessly and without any tactics through the varied areas. In a word: The character is a little bit too powerful.

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"Powerful" also fits for the atmosphere of the game. It borders to insanity what Irrational Games has delivered in this category. We have not seen such harmonious design and attention to detail in a long time (Dishonored was one of the last highlights). We have to pay the developers respect for their unbelievable effort. Nearly every screenshot could be a wonderful poster, wallpaper or picture in an art-book. The game world nearly explodes because of all those objects, be it flowers, candles, market stands, balloons or flags. Atmospherically speaking, BioShock Infinite is the new reference.

The terrific atmosphere is accentuated by a no less than superb soundtrack (20’s style). Especially in the first two hours you practically would like to dive into the screen. The wonderful melodies, which were partly interpreted by in-game choirs and orchestras, cause goose bumps. Even the voice-over suits very well.

Irrational Games does not only indulge the gamer optically and acoustically but also historically – in the true sense of the word. Despite the rather simple main quest (find Elizabeth and care for her) BioShock offers quite a bit content wise. Those who do not simply run through are confronted with lots of US history: the period of slavery, war of independence, political and religious questions – the range is huge. Theoretically you can spend hours just with the unimportant details. The people of Columbia are set somewhere between the Ku Klux Klan and naive idealism – a rather unconventional topic for a computer game.

The architecture of the levels is also quite unusual: Via grab hooks we sometimes hook ourselves up to the rail system of Columbia and speed through the area (incl. change of rails and death-from-above option). Even though the surrounding was mainly linearly designed you often discover alternative routes which reveal new audio books, secrets or side quests. The overall impression is topped off with a thought out and smooth control.

With the exception of the low level of difficulty we could not find any serious flaws. The ego shooter only allows itself a few minor ones:

  • Theft is rarely punished. You can basically steal everything that is not nailed down.
  • The progress is automatically saved at certain spots. A quick-save option is missing.
  • Many characters look extremely alike or are completely identical (clone enemies).
  • The title is very action-packed. A few more riddles and moments of rest would have suited the game well.
  • Most of the objects do not react to exterior influences (no physics).
  • Some textures look mushy at close-up.

Benchmark

BioShock Infinite holds an integrated benchmark which is offered directly at the beginning of the game. With a graphical plain command line (rather unsuitable for laymen) you can adjust the setting and resolution. After a short loading sequence several scenes from the beginning of the action title appear. The complete benchmark takes about 1.5 minutes (see video). At the end BioShock Infinite gives out a detailed .csv file, which you can also obtain through the personal Windows folder (C:\Users\Name\Documents\My Games\BioShock Infinite\Benchmarks). You can find the average fps at the second spot in line "Overall".

As a general rule: While the processor is barely loaded, the graphics card works up a sweat. Due to temporary performance break-downs, which also affect stronger GPUs, the refresh rate should be set above 35-40. Sad to say, BioShock Infinite is not optimized perfectly at the moment. During the game – autonomously from the used hardware – we sometimes experienced some low frame rates.

Technology

In every aspect the technology works fine. The modified Unreal Engine 3 shines amongst others with high quality reflections and light effects. The color was also carefully chosen. The unique style and high level of detail help to overlook the existing texture weaknesses. Beside the screen mode, the aspect ratio, and the resolution you can also change the graphics quality and the brightness. With the option "Lock Framerate" (Irrational Games' VSync counterpart) time lapses are eliminated if needed.

The presets Very Low, Low, Medium, High, Very High, and Ultra help to adjust BioShock to the performance of your system. Great: No restart is needed after changes. Since the title only supports DirectX 10 and DirectX 11, owners of DirectX 9 computers (Windows XP) are left outside. As our screenshots prove, the action game still looks acceptable at medium details. Only the preset Very Low really pulls the graphics quality downwards.

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Results

Due to the benchmark results it is not very noticeable that BioShock Infinite belongs to AMD’s program "Gaming Evolved". On the contrary: With the brand new ForceWare 314.11, which underlies this article, Nvidia models score higher by tendency. Slower GPUs at the level of the Intel HD Graphics 4000 can handle the preset low or very low at the most (1280x720). Potent representatives of the middle class like the Radeon HD 8750M or the GeForce GT 640M run also smoothly at medium to high settings (1366x768). For very high details and a 1600x900 resolution you need a high-end model like the GeForce GTX 660M. 1920x1080 pixel and maximum graphics options demand one of the current front runners (GeForce GTX 675MX, GTX 680M, or Radeon HD 7970M). If you exclude the DirectX 11 mode, the hardware demands are not that high though.

Benchmark-Tabelle: BioShock Infinite

Verdict

BioShock Infinite turns out to be an impressive roller-coaster ride. Every once in a while even hardboiled shooter experts will sit marveling in front of the screen to enjoy the unique atmosphere. The artistic qualities are nearly unrivaled. Those who are even remotely interested in the action genre should definitely try out this title. BioShock Infinite already ranks among the best games of the year.

Test Systems

Most of the results were taken from devices provided by the company Schenker Notebooks (mysn.de):

  • XMG P502 (Core i7-3610QM, GeForce GTX 660M, GTX 670M, GTX 675M(X), GTX 680M, Radeon HD 7970M & HD Graphics 4000)
  • XMG A502 (Core i5-3360M, GeForce GT 650M)
  • Xesia M501 (Core i7-2630QM, GeForce GT 630M & HD Graphics 3000)
  • Each with 8 GB DDR3-RAM (2x 4096 MB @ 1600 MHz), 160 GB SSD (Intel 320 Series)  & Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

GPU drivers: Nvidia 314.22, AMD 13.3 Beta 3 & Intel 9.17.10.2932.

From left to right: Schenker XMG A502, Xesia M501 & XMG P502
From left to right: Schenker XMG A502, Xesia M501 & XMG P502

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177.3n5
157n5
52.5n5
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82.7n4
50.9n5
43.3n5
10.15n4
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64.7n7
37.45n6
29.7n6
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Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
78.5
40.1
35.2
9.8
AMD Radeon 520
65.1n2
36.05n2
29.85n2
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33.4n187
28n187
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27.9n6
23n5
9.25n4
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33.6n2
29.55n2
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50.4
29.9
25.8
8.6
Intel HD Graphics 630
67.35n4
35n4
28n4
8.6n3
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
42.45n8
24.4n7
20n7
8.55n2
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54.56n4
34.49n4
26.59n4
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47.6
27.9
25
8.4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
63.85n4
34.31n4
28.55n4
8.28
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41.7n2
25.25n2
21.15n2
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26.4n5
22n5
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56.2n7
31.4n7
26.5n7
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46.9n3
31.8n3
25.4n3
7.85n2
AMD Radeon R5 M335
44.9
25.6
21.4
7.8
Intel HD Graphics 5000
34.31n4
20.49n4
15.39n4
7.7
Intel HD Graphics 620
44n113
26.7n117
22.6n114
7.6n89
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
43.45n4
26.9n3
22.2n3
7.5
Intel HD Graphics 5600
57.6
30.3
25
7.5
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
39.55n2
28.3n2
22.8n2
7.45n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
51.95n4
29.4n4
24.5n4
7.4
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
38.53n4
21.77n4
18.13n4
7
Intel HD Graphics 530
52.5n7
26.7n7
22.6n7
6.9n6
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AMD Radeon HD 7660G
56
28.1
23.7
6.8
Intel HD Graphics 4600
34.95n14
16.75n14
13.8n13
6.8n4
AMD Radeon R5 M230
34.7n2
22.55n2
18.6n2
6.4n2
Intel HD Graphics 520
43.85n100
24.6n98
20.1n94
6.4n66
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
32.2n5
18.05n5
14.84n4
6.1
Intel UHD Graphics 615
39n8
23n8
18.1n7
6.1n5
Intel HD Graphics 615
40.5n10
21.7n10
19.3n9
6.05n8
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
53
25
21
6
Intel HD Graphics 610
30.7n5
18.8n5
15.9n5
5.55n2
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
37.49n2
22.29n2
18.18n2
5.49
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
34.6n3
14.7n2
12.2n2
4.93n2
Intel HD Graphics 515
36.95n22
20.05n22
16.05n20
4.8n14
Intel HD Graphics 5500
31.55n22
18.42n24
14.8n20
4.7n13
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
31.55n2
16.75n2
14.05n2
4.65n2
Intel HD Graphics 4400
29.5n33
15.9n33
13.3n26
4.34n15
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
28.1
14.7
12
4
Qualcomm Adreno 630
20
14
13
4
Intel UHD Graphics 605
25.3n9
13.62n8
11.61n8
3.75n4
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
27.9n2
12.25n2
11.9
3.7
Intel HD Graphics 4000
26.8n13
12.65n14
10.8n12
3.58n5
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Intel HD Graphics 5300
27.62n8
14.6n9
11.8n9
3.4n5
Intel UHD Graphics 600
21.4n10
10n7
11.5n3
3.3n3
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
17.6
10.7
8.9
3.3
Intel HD Graphics 505
23.9n15
13.45n14
11.3n11
2.84n2
Intel HD Graphics 4200
24.7n4
13n4
10.9n2
2.8
Intel HD Graphics 500
21n7
9.83n5
8.89n3
2.7
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
19.35n6
9.56n6
7.15n6
2.5n2
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
18.3n8
8.8n7
6.23
1.8
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
12.2n9
6n8
5.36n6
1.2
NVIDIA ION 2
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
52
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
Intel HD Graphics 6000
43.41n2
26.51n2
22.08
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
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AMD Radeon HD 6320
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
40.7
20.4
16.6
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
52.8n2
30.1n2
25
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
VIA Chrome9 HC
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
Intel HD Graphics P630
AMD Radeon Pro 450
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NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
AMD Radeon RX 540X
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
AMD Radeon R9 M470
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AMD Radeon HD 8250
18.98n2
9.39n2
7.71n2
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
AMD Radeon HD 7310
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon RX 490M
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
26.1
13
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
16.4n3
8.85n3
7.72
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
SIS Mirage 2 M760
AMD Radeon HD 8280
23.7
11.7
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Intel UHD Graphics P630
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
Intel HD Graphics 2000
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
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AMD Radeon Pro 555X
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
30.5n2
15.5
13.3
AMD Radeon RX 6700M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
32.5
18.6
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
34.45n2
17.25n2
14n2
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
VIA Chrome9HD
AMD Radeon Pro 460
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
VIA Castle Rock
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
AMD Radeon HD 6310
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
23
11
9
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
ATI Radeon HD 4100
AMD Radeon R5 M420
Intel HD Graphics 3000
23.06n2
10.65n2
9.25n2
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
AMD Radeon 610
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
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ATI Radeon HD 4250
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
SIS Mirage M661FX
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon R7 M380
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
25.3
14.1
11.7
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
36n3
21.5n3
18.4n3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
30.6n3
16.1n2
13.4
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
AMD Radeon R5 M255
58.01
34.25
27.21
Apple M1 7-Core GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
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AMD Radeon R9 M395
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
unknown
AMD Radeon R5 M315
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
AMD Radeon HD 8330
24.4n2
12.01n2
10n2
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
19.95n4
11.4n3
9.6n2
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
Qualcomm Adreno 680
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
17.5n5
9.77n5
7.44n5
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NVIDIA GeForce 825M
69.2
37.5
31.1
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
47.9
23.5
19.4
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
45.9
28.7
21.8
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
25.4
13.5
10.9
AMD Radeon R9 M270
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
ATI Radeon HD 3200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
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AMD Radeon RX 6800M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
AMD Radeon RX 6600M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
AMD Radeon HD 7290
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
AMD Radeon HD 6250
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
AMD Radeon 620
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
AMD Radeon Pro 560
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Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
AMD Radeon HD 8210
16.9
8.3
7.1
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
Qualcomm Adreno 685
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
AMD Radeon 625
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
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AMD Radeon HD 6370M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
ATI Radeon HD 4225
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
AMD Radeon HD 8180
13
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
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AMD Radeon HD 6750M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
ATI Radeon HD 4200
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Silicon Motion SM502
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
31
16.8
13.9
AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
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Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Intel HD Graphics 510
39
20.1
17.7
AMD Radeon R7 M270
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
ATI Radeon HD 3100
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
AMD Radeon 630
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon HD 8400
23.3n2
12.1n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
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ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
AMD Radeon R5 M320
39.7
26.9
22.9
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
17.95n2
9.85n2
8.9
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
Intel UHD Graphics 610
AMD Radeon R9 M380
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
46.15n2
26.1
22.6
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU)
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ATI Radeon HD 4270
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
ATI Mobility 128 M3
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
AMD Radeon R5 M240
45.9
26.5
21.6
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
AMD Radeon R7 M465
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
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NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
AMD Radeon HD 7340
Intel HD Graphics P530
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
AMD Radeon HD 8240
19.9n2
9.6n2
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
Intel HD Graphics 2500
17.66
8
6.96
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
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Intel Extreme Graphics 2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
AMD Radeon R9 M385
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

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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
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
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.
?Uncertain – 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.
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Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming Laptops - 637 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood, growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 1990s. I was especially fascinated with computer games, even from an early age. From Monkey Island through Lands of Lore to Doom, I tried every game I could get my hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with my focus mostly being on high-performance gaming laptops.
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Florian Glaser, 2013-03-29 (Update: 2021-05-18)