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Borderlands 2 Benchmarked

Guaranteed fun. What do you get when you mix role-playing and action components and garnish it with cel-shaded looks and a loose sense of humor? Right: Borderlands 2. We looked closer at the colorful, exotic blend and checked Unreal Engine 3's hardware hunger.
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Borderlands 2

Although the first part proved to be repetitive after a while, Borderlands conquered the hearts of many players. The game clearly stuck out of the mass of first-person shooters due to its witty gameplay and the fun co-op mode. The developer Gearbox not only promises a bigger game world but also more variety for its ambitious second part. We will supply a brief evaluation of gaming quality and analyze the performed benchmarks.

Description

The player notices Gearbox's talent for design and humor right from the start. The illustrated story preview, inspired by "Diablo III" and "Darksiders II" style, is followed by a cool and extremely humorous intro video that sets the mood for the crazy and apocalyptic scenario perfectly. Similarities to Id Software's "Rage" cannot be denied. Various wild clans and gangs cavort in the post-apocalyptic scenery. Moreover, armed buggies serve as a means of transportation in the later course of the game.

However, the innumerable monsters and creatures do not represent the greatest menace. That is primarily left up to the company "Hyperion" and its leader "Handsome Jack", who also has it in for the hero right from the start. The player, respectively the player group (part 2 also features a co-op mode), is a victim of attack in the aforementioned intro video. Thanks to the chatty robot "Claptrap" and "Sir Hammerlock", a technical savvy cowboy, you quickly find your way around on the planet "Pandora".

 

The cute robot "Claptrap" finds us after a train accident…
The cute robot "Claptrap" finds us after a train accident…
…and leads the hero to its abode.
…and leads the hero to its abode.
The apartment is of course secured.
The apartment is of course secured.
Claptrap's apartment is nicely done up.
Claptrap's apartment is nicely done up.
Amusing posters decorate the walls.
Amusing posters decorate the walls.
The symbol language partly reminds us of Fallout and Portal.
The symbol language partly reminds us of Fallout and Portal.

Keyword Cowboy: despite the snowy setting, Borderlands 2 often proves to be a tribute to the Western genre. Alongside the atmospheric day/night change, the excellent soundtrack and the ever-present humor, the game creates a unique mood. The refreshing comic-like graphics contribute to the successful overall impression which is characterized by clear lines, black contours and bright colors. A comparable cel-shaded look is found in the comic adaption "XIII".

The developer earns special praise for the extremely soft controls. Only a few first-person shooters, such as "Quake", "UT" or "Doom" come close to the game's "movements". The character moves extremely sleekly over the screen, provided an adequate frame rate is possible. Evading as well as high jumps is usually possible without difficulties. The same is true for weapon usage. The combats are a lot of fun thanks to the multifarious weapons and the sated hit feedback (both visually and audibly).

Borderlands 2 fuses action and role-playing components.
Borderlands 2 fuses action and role-playing components.
A map helps you find your way around.
A map helps you find your way around.
The inventory could be a bit more user friendly.
The inventory could be a bit more user friendly.
The three-branch skill trees include many exciting abilities.
The three-branch skill trees include many exciting abilities.
Mini challenges increase the badass rank.
Mini challenges increase the badass rank.
Damage is shown right away.
Damage is shown right away.

The menu system is not optimal. While the quest log, map and skill tree are still fairly easy to use, the inventory is a bit unhelpful - despite the comparison function - because the knapsack is filled pretty fast (greetings from "DayZ") and you need to click quite a lot for certain actions.

However, the store and respawn system annoyed us most. Just like in Borderlands, the game replaces finished rivals and boss opponents after a while. The widely distributed chests, boxes and cupboards are also eventually refilled with loot. In our opinion, this design decision obscures the feeling of progress. Why should you investigate every angle when everything is as it was the next time you start the game? The Diablo-typical search and collect concept will not motivate every gamer in the long run – regardless of how amusing the missions are.

Some bosses look gigantic.
Some bosses look gigantic.
Sir Hammerlock is one of the first contacts.
Sir Hammerlock is one of the first contacts.
Gearbox fires from all cylinders.
Gearbox fires from all cylinders.
Important characters and monsters are introduced individually.
Important characters and monsters are introduced individually.
The writers were apparently given free hand.
The writers were apparently given free hand.
The comic-like look clearly sticks out from the competition.
The comic-like look clearly sticks out from the competition.

Benchmark

The benchmark sequence we selected is as usual quite challenging. We recorded a sprint of roughly 20 seconds in the tutorial village via the tool Fraps. The starting point was the village entrance or exit which is reached shortly after encountering Claptrap. The goal is the free-standing house where Sir Hammerlock barricades himself with a wall of ice and an electric fence.

Since rivals are not respawned after their elimination, the village is perfect for measurements. The performance is lower here than in other areas due to the numerous lighting elements and objects. It is hardly interfering that the frame rate in the inventory drops clearly in practice.

Settings

The used Unreal Engine 3 leaves us with mixed feelings. The nice effects have to be mentioned primarily on the pro side. It bangs, crashes and explodes everywhere. The moderate hardware requirements and short load times are other plus points. We primarily criticize the weak textures, whereas the comic look can cover this flaw well. The known reload problem of the Unreal Engine (a few textures appear delayed) not only turns up when opening loot objects, in the menu or changing the region and at game start.

Low settings (1.024 x 768)
Low settings
Medium settings (1.366 x 768)
Medium settings
High settings (1.366 x 768)
High settings
Ultra settings (1.920 x 1.080)
Ultra settings

Borderlands 2 has otherwise been adapted wonderfully for the PC platform. The controls as well as the graphics can be configured extensively. Thus, an item for shader based FXAA anti-aliasing, depth of field and the built-in ambient occlusion are found besides other things in the option menu. Texture quality, game detail and view distance range from "low" up to "(ultra) high" and vegetation can be set to close or far. However, some options (e.g. display of bullet holes) are hardly noticed during the heat of the battle and/or have minimum impact on the performance. Vertical synchronization (prevents line interlacing) and the optional fps controls were naturally disabled during the benchmarks.

Low settings (1.024 x 768)
Low settings
Medium settings (1.366 x 768)
Medium settings
High settings (1.366 x 768)
High settings
Ultra settings (1.920 x 1.080)
Ultra settings

Almost all changes can be performed in-game. Restarting is only necessary when the PhysX level is modified. A minor bug: Borderlands 2 occasionally misinterprets the set resolution. Thus the game stated 1360x768 pixels although we set 1024x768 pixels on a laptop. However, we can give the all clear signal: the selected resolution is always implemented correctly.

Low settings (1.024 x 768)
Low settings
Medium settings (1.366 x 768)
Medium settings
High settings (1.366 x 768)
High settings
Ultra settings (1.920 x 1.080)
Ultra settings

Results

Borderlands 2 definitely cannot be considered one of the most computing-intensive games. In contrast to other action games, such as "Battlefield 3" or "Sleeping Dogs", you can enjoy high details and 1920x1080 pixels with an upper midrange GPU. A GeForce GT 650M managed our ultra setting (FHD, high/on, FXAA, 8x AF, PhysX low) with good 36 fps.

Weaker all-round graphics cards, such as the GeForce GT 630M, are overburdened by high settings. The power is easily enough for medium details and 1366x768 pixels though. Entry-level models on a par with Intel's HD Graphics 4000 only power low to default details properly. The game generally stutters on an outdated HD Graphics 3000Borderlands 2 does not place high requirements on neither the CPU nor working memory.

Benchmark-Tabelle Borderlands 2

PhysX

Regardless that the PhysX option is currently not grayed out in all AMD systems, the extended PhysX effects are reserved for Nvidia users. While a few elements, such as flags, are omitted and destroyable objects only burst into few single parts on the lowest level (which should equal disabled PhysX), the player can enjoy a lot more in medium and high levels (see screenshots). Massive differences are also seen in combats (muzzle flashes, blood, etc.).

A short test on the GeForce GTX 680M showed that our benchmark remains quite unaffected from the PhysX setting. This is no surprise since the sequence hardly contains physics. The GTX 680M's performance varied between 71, 67 and 65 fps in the ultra setting (PhysX low, medium & high).

PhysX Low
PhysX Low
PhysX Medium
PhysX Medium
PhysX High
PhysX High
PhysX Low
PhysX Low
PhysX Medium
PhysX Medium
PhysX High
PhysX High

Verdict

Borderlands 2 is definitely worth a peek. Gearbox created a unique action-role-game mixture that will certainly find many followers. This amount of gaming fun is rare – no matter if in co-op or single mode. It is also convenient that a high-end laptop is not needed for the game.

The game offers pretty panorama pictures.
The game offers pretty panorama pictures.
The developer shows a big sense of humor.
The developer shows a big sense of humor.
The representation of water is quite appealing.
The representation of water is quite appealing.

Test Systems

Many thanks to Schenker Notebooks, who kindly provided us with the following laptops (mysn.de): 

  • XMG P502 (Core i7-3610QM, GeForce GTX 660M, GTX 670M, GTX 675M, GTX 680M & Radeon HD 7970M, 8 GB RAM)
  • XMG A502 (Core i5-3360M, GeForce GT 650M & HD Graphics 4000, 8 GB RAM)
  • Xesia M501 (Core i7-2630QM, GeForce GT 630M & HD Graphics 3000, 8 GB RAM) 

The GPU driver versions used for the listed laptops were 306.23 (Nvidia), 8.951.6.0 (AMD) and 8.15.10.2761 (Intel).

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

Übersicht

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 Borderlands 2 (2012)
low
1024x768
Low / Off (PhysX low)
med.
1366x768
Medium / Off (PhysX low)
high
1366x768
High / On (PhysX low)
4xAF FXAA
ultra
1920x1080
(Ultra) High / On (PhysX low)
8xAF FXAA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
151
112
108
94
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
130.2
109.3
106.8
83.3n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
119.9
98.9
88.4
71.1n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
120
105.9
93.7
64.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
94.1
82.8
62.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
89.9
79.6
78.2
59.9
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
113.7
97.2
87.5
59.8n3
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
127.4
111.4
99.2
58.55n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
112.1
92.7
78
52.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
117.3
99.7n2
80.65n2
47.7n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
110.6
88.3
72
46
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
109.8
96.3
70.45n2
45.35n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
105
96
45
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
100.6
87.7
66.5
41.3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
82.1
65.1
54
35.7
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
72.3
61.1
48.4
31.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
94
69.9
48.9
30.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
66
58
42
29
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
85.4
63.9
45.1
28.7
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
81.2
64.4
44.3
27.7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
77.3
57.6
41.4
26.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
65
55
40.6
25
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
41.6
24.2
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
71.3
49.9
32.1
20
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
37.7
29.5
18.6
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
53
41
31.3
18.1
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
51.6
40.4
30.5
17.3
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
52.9
40.4
28.5
15.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
57.1
40.3
27.7
15.5
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
45
33
24
14
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
44.8
35.5
24.7
13.4
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
39
33
23
13.4
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
43
31
20.3
12.7
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
60.4
27.3
20.8
12
AMD Radeon R5 M230
38.1
26.2
19
11.9
Intel HD Graphics 4000
32.7n3
23.2n3
15.8n3
10.3
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
24.4
18.2
13
7.9
Intel HD Graphics 3000
23.95n2
15n2
12.3
6.4
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
19.9
12.3
10.1
6.1
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Intel HD Graphics 5300
20.2
11.3
9.5
4
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
25.4
20.9
16.7
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
30.3
23.2
16.6
AMD Radeon R5 M320
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
Intel HD Graphics P630
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
AMD Radeon R7 M340
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
AMD Radeon R9 M390
Silicon Motion SM502
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
AMD Radeon R9 M275
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
AMD Radeon HD 7310
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
AMD Radeon R5 M430
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
33
25.3
20
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
AMD Radeon R9 M385
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
NVIDIA T500 Mobile
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
Intel UHD Graphics P630
AMD Radeon R7 M265
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R9 M375
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
AMD Radeon HD 6290
ATI Mobility 128 M3
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
Intel HD Graphics 515
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
AMD Radeon 520
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
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NVIDIA GeForce 920M
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
AMD Radeon Pro 560
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
Intel HD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Radeon R9 M470
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
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NVIDIA GeForce MX230
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
AMD Radeon R5 M255
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
Intel UHD Graphics 610
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
AMD Radeon 610
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
AMD Radeon RX 640
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
Intel UHD Graphics 605
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R5 M420
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
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ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
AMD Radeon RX 490M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
AMD Radeon HD 8180
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
AMD Radeon R7 M445
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
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AMD Radeon HD 7490M
ATI Radeon HD 4100
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Intel HD Graphics 4600
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q
SIS Mirage 2 M760
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
AMD Radeon R5 M315
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
Intel HD Graphics 505
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
ATI Radeon HD 3200
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
Intel HD Graphics 4200
20
15.5
9.3
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Intel HD Graphics 610
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
AMD Radeon R7 M370
AMD Radeon R7 M465
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Intel Iris Graphics 540
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
AMD Radeon 620
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
AMD Radeon Pro 555
Qualcomm Adreno 630
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
Intel HD Graphics 4400
49
25
15
ATI Radeon HD 4225
VIA Castle Rock
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
AMD Radeon Pro 460
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
Intel HD Graphics 5500
Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
AMD Radeon HD 8210
5.4
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
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AMD Radeon HD 8450G
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
ATI Radeon HD 3100
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Intel HD Graphics 2500
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
AMD Radeon R7 M440
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
16.1
12
9.2
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
AMD Radeon Pro 455
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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
Intel HD Graphics 2000
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
AMD Radeon HD 8240
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Intel HD Graphics 5000
ATI Radeon HD 4250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
Intel HD Graphics 510
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
21
12
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
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ATI Mobility Radeon X700
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
AMD Radeon Pro 450
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
ATI Radeon HD 4200
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
AMD Radeon RX 540
Intel UHD Graphics 617
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
AMD Radeon HD 8250
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
VIA Chrome9 HC
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 5600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
AMD Radeon 630
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
Intel HD Graphics 6000
Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
NVIDIA ION 2
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
ATI Radeon HD 4270
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
AMD Radeon HD 8400
AMD Radeon 625
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 6600M
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
Intel Iris Graphics 550
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
Qualcomm Adreno 680
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
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AMD Radeon HD 6850M
AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
AMD Radeon 540X
AMD Radeon HD 6250
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
Intel HD Graphics 520
Intel HD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
24
18
11
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
Intel UHD Graphics 615
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
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Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
AMD Radeon RX 6700M
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
Qualcomm Adreno 685
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon 530
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
AMD Radeon R7 M460
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
SIS Mirage M661FX
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
AMD Radeon R9 M395
AMD Radeon HD 8330
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
AMD Radeon RX 540X
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
Intel HD Graphics 615
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
AMD Radeon R9 M270
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
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Apple M1 7-Core GPU
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
Intel UHD Graphics 600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
Intel HD Graphics 530
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile
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Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
unknown
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
46.8
31.5
21.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
AMD Radeon R5 M335
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
VIA Chrome9HD
AMD Radeon HD 7340
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
AMD Radeon HD 8280
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
Intel HD Graphics 500
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NVIDIA GeForce 845M
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
Intel HD Graphics P530
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
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AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
AMD Radeon R7 M360
AMD Radeon R5 M240
AMD Radeon HD 6320
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
AMD Radeon R7 M270
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
AMD Radeon R9 M380
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
AMD Radeon R7 M380
AMD Radeon R5 M330
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
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Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
AMD Radeon R7 M260
AMD Radeon HD 7290
(-) * 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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Florian Glaser, 2012-09-25 (Update: 2013-06- 6)
Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.