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Borderlands 3 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

We all need a little fun. With Borderlands 3, Gearbox seamlessly carries the tradition of the loot shooter series forward: Brightly colored comic graphics and exuberant action are supposed to create a popcorn mood for players. In our benchmark test, we clarify whether the technology generates enthusiasm too.
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Borderlands 3

Technical

With Borderlands 3, even if the story falls slightly short of expectations or possibilities, Gearbox delivers exactly the experience that a large number of players hoped for and wanted. In a post-apocalyptic world, you fight against all kinds of bandits and beasts, either alone or in a team with several friends.

The developers achieved a particularly good sense of movement once again. Similar to Doom, for example, from the shooter expert id Software, the title runs extremely smoothly and is no trouble to play, provided there is enough graphics power. The high game speed coupled with the insane action, the rich effects, and the hunt for better and better equipment, has real addictive potential.

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Unfortunately, the whole grandiloquence can only partially make up for some technical weaknesses. Although the graphics in the cel-shading look quite good at first glance, Borderlands 3 reveals a rather poor texture quality on closer inspection. For a shooter from 2019, most object surfaces make a quite sloppy impression. The lighting is no longer up to date either. The underlying Unreal Engine 4 seems a bit dusty now – at least when Borderlands 3 is taken as a basis.

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There's less to complain about in terms of graphics options. Due to the sheer volume, Gearbox has divided the settings into two menus, starting with the basic tab. This handles the resolution and its scaling, the image mode or format, the field of view, the HUD size and the vertical synchronization. Here you will also find an optional frame-rate lock, which was of course deactivated for our tests.

The advanced menu is even more extensive since it contains a generous 16 individual settings, which can be adjusted globally in one go by overall quality. A total of six presets are available, ranging from very low to Badass.

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As can be seen from the screenshots below, the game becomes perceivably less attractive on minimal settings. Starting from medium details, we would speak of an acceptable look, whereby the higher levels, with the exception of the shadow quality and the vegetation density, hardly provide any improvement.

Nice: Changes are applied directly so that you don't have to restart the game. The explanatory texts for the various options also deserve praise. The DirectX 12 mode performs less well, according to various reports. For this reason, we constantly used the classic DirectX 11.

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Currently, however, Borderlands 3 also has to deal with certain difficulties in DX11 mode. When it comes to our tests, there's some short occasional choppiness and rare performance fluctuations, regardless of the hardware installed and the settings chosen. However, we didn't experience any crashes, which many buyers report.

Generally speaking, the hardware requirements seem a bit heavy in relationship to the graphics quality. With a little more optimization work, a more decent and mature game could have been presented upon release. Nonetheless, it's assumed that Gearbox will improve performance with upcoming patches. 

Very Low Preset
Very Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Badass Preset
Badass Preset

Benchmarks

Respect is due to the developers for the built-in benchmark, which significantly facilitates speed measurements and guarantees fair comparison conditions. In the nearly two-minute sequence (see video) we experience a fancy camera ride through the partly densely wooded wasteland, which is combined with some figures and gunfights.

Based on the experience we've had so far, the frame-rate is slightly lower in the benchmark (probably due to the anomalous camera angle) than in the "normal" game. The latter runs about 10-20% faster, which is why a benchmark result of 40+ FPS would indicate sufficient performance. Positive: If you want, you can get a simple or detailed benchmark report from the game. The frame rate is displayed during the benchmark either way.

Results

HD (1280x720)

As already indicated, Borderlands 3 is quite demanding in terms of hardware. Even when reducing the resolution to 1280x720 and using minimal settings, entry-level chips at the level of the Radeon RX Vega 8 tend to be overstrained. An older mid-range GPU (the GTX 950M, for example) is required at least for these settings. In case you're wondering about the ranking in the HD table: Above a certain graphics power, Borderlands 3 runs into the CPU limit.

Borderlands 3
    1280x720 Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG, i9-9900K
150 fps ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce GTX 1080, i9-9900K
142 fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce GTX 1070, i9-9900K
141 fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060, i9-9900K
139 fps ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080, i9-9900K
139 fps ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, i9-9900K
139 fps ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070, i9-9900K
138 fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD, i7-9750H
131 fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE, i7-9750H
129 fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF, i7-9750H
125 fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC, i7-9750H
124 fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Alienware 17 R4, i7-7820HK
113 fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Asus G752VS, 6820HK
99.1 fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
MSI GT62VR, 6820HK
92.9 fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
MSI GE72 7RE, i7-7700HQ
91.2 fps ∼48%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime , i7-7740X
90 fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
Asus GL753VD, i7-7700HQ
77.3 fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
MSI GE72 965M Ti, 6700HQ
64.8 fps ∼34%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
Honor Magicbook, R5 2500U
32 fps ∼17%

FHD (1920x1080)

For 1920x1080 pixels and medium details, a real gaming model is ultimately required. While a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is still sufficient for the medium preset, we recommend at least a GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 1650 for high details. Maximum details, meanwhile, require a GeForce GTX 1070, a GTX 1660 Ti, or something faster.

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    1920x1080 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)     1920x1080 High Overall Quality (DX11)     1920x1080 Medium Overall Quality (DX11)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080
89.8 fps ∼77%
107 fps ∼77%
124 fps ∼74%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
81.9 fps ∼70%
103 fps ∼74%
132 fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2070
74.4 fps ∼64%
93.7 fps ∼67%
120 fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1080
70.2 fps ∼60%
89.2 fps ∼64%
118 fps ∼71%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
64.5 fps ∼55%
83 fps ∼60%
110 fps ∼66%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2060
64 fps ∼55%
82.8 fps ∼60%
116 fps ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
62.3 fps ∼53%
78.9 fps ∼57%
95.1 fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1070
57.9 fps ∼49%
74.6 fps ∼54%
106 fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
53.2 fps ∼45%
69.6 fps ∼50%
100 fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
52.2 fps ∼45%
66.4 fps ∼48%
83.4 fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
48.6 fps ∼42%
64.2 fps ∼46%
96 fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
39 fps ∼33%
51.1 fps ∼37%
77.7 fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
34.7 fps ∼30%
45.6 fps ∼33%
67.1 fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC
30.7 fps ∼26%
41 fps ∼29%
64.3 fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
20.1 fps ∼17%
28.1 fps ∼20%
44.6 fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
18.7 fps ∼16%
24.7 fps ∼18%
38 fps ∼23%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), i7-7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
17.4 fps ∼15%
23 fps ∼17%
37.6 fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
16.4 fps ∼14%
22.7 fps ∼16%
36 fps ∼22%
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, R5 2500U
Honor Magicbook
6.5 fps ∼6%
9.1 fps ∼7%
13.7 fps ∼8%

QHD (2560x1440) and UHD (3840x2160)

The game's visuals become properly crisp with a combination of 2560x1440 pixels and the Badass preset. You can't go around having an expensive high-end representative at the level of the GeForce GTX 1080 or the RTX 2070 here. 3840x2160 pixels at maximum settings is currently too much for any laptop chip.

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    3840x2160 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)     2560x1440 Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080
35.4 fps ∼67%
65.4 fps ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
31.9 fps ∼60%
58.6 fps ∼63%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2070
28.5 fps ∼54%
52.6 fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1080
26.5 fps ∼50%
49.4 fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
24.9 fps ∼47%
46.4 fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
24.2 fps ∼46%
45.1 fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1070
21.4 fps ∼41%
40 fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2060
19.5 fps ∼37%
44.1 fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
19.3 fps ∼37%
36.2 fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
16.6 fps ∼31%
36.4 fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
14 fps ∼27%
26.7 fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
12.4 fps ∼23%
23.8 fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
11.8 fps ∼22%
32.1 fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC
6.3 fps ∼12%
18.3 fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
5.1 fps ∼10%
11.5 fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
3 fps ∼6%
14.9 fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
12.5 fps ∼13%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), i7-7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
11.7 fps ∼13%

Note

Since gaming tests are very time intensive and often hindered by installation or activation limits, we can only provide a portion of the benchmarks at the time of publishing. Further graphics cards will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Overview

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low
1280x720
Very Low Overall Quality (DX11)
med.
1920x1080
Medium Overall Quality (DX11)
high
1920x1080
High Overall Quality (DX11)
ultra
1920x1080
Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
QHD
2560x1440
Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
4K
3840x2160
Badass Overall Quality (DX11)
NVIDIA Titan RTX
152.5n11
134n11
122n11
108n11
82.5n11
46.65n11
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
154.9n2
136.55n2
121.75n2
105.15n2
80.5n2
45.3n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
150.3
131.9
108.2
91
65.5
35.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
139
124
107
89.8
65.4
35.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
150
132
103n3
81.9n3
58.6
31.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
145
128
103
85.4
61.7
34.07
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
148.5
128.5
100.7
81.5
58.3
32
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
132.5
106.35n2
81.1n3
68.1n3
50.4n2
26.75n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
128.8
110.8
84.7
67.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
142.9n3
124.9n3
99.1n3
79n3
56n3
30.9n3
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
140.3
124.2
93
71.7
51.1
28.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
145n2
123n2
92.7n2
72.65n2
51.2n2
27.6n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
142
118
89.2
70.2
49.4
26.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
127
92.1
70.6
49.8
26.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
109.5n2
97n2
76.2n3
62.15n3
45.1
24.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
140.55n2
115.45n2
86.4n2
68.65n2
49.05n2
26.85n2
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
138.7
119.5
84.7
66.7
45.3
24.7
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
140.3
114
78
58.1
42.2
23.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
113
95.1
78.9
62.3
46.4
24.9
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
139
116
82.8
64
44.1
19.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
112
77.6n4
59.25n4
43.65n2
23.35n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
135.6
103.2
69.3n3
55.15n4
21.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
124.45n4
90.9n4
64.4n5
50.7n6
36.4
16.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
141
106
74.6
57.9
40
21.4
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
130
112
82
62
44
24
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
91
82
68
55.2
39.2
20.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
117
89.5
61.9
48.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
99.1
83.4
66.4
52.2
36.2
19.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop)
143
113
68.3
60.7
41.7
17.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
149
99
66
50
33
12
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
119.45n2
91.7n3
61.7n3
47.8n3
32.1
11.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
53.3
37.5
20.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
143
91
61
49
34
14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
87
72.1
52.9
41.5
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
137.8
84.1
53.7
42.1
29.8
16.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
139
77.7
51.1
39
26.7
14
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Desktop)
137.6
71.4
45.4
35.2
24.4
13.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
128.3
62.9n2
40.85n2
30.8n2
20.1
7.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
92.9
67.1
45.6
34.7
23.8
12.4
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AMD Radeon RX 5500M
75.6n2
64.15n2
46.1n3
35.6n4
23.9
6.7
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
41.4
30.8
21.4
3.8
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
97.3
63.6
40.9
32.75n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
74
48.6
36.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
109.25n4
61.6n4
40.05n4
30.75n4
18.3
6.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
138.2
62.5
40.2
30.1
17.1
6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
102.8
52.6
34.7
26.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
94.55n2
52.05n2
34.05n2
25.55n2
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
117.9
58.7
38
28.5
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
80.8
50
31.5
21.9
16.8
6.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
91.2
44.6
28.1
20.1
14.9
3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
115
47.5
29.6
21.8
15
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
87.5
39.3
24.2
18.5
12.6
5.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
98
40.1
25
18.4
2.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
78.3n2
38.1n2
24.35n2
17.85n2
11.5
5.1
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
65.9
27.3
16.9
12.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
81.3
35.3
22.5
16.5
11.6
4.9
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
90
37.6
23
17.4
11.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
64.8
38
24.7
18.7
12.5
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
78
33.6
20.8
15.8
10.8
3.1
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
59.5
22.4
14.2
10.6
7.1
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
51.55n2
19.3n2
12.6n2
10.2
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
41.5
18
11.5
8.4
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
45.4
14.2
12.1
8.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
48.9
47.4
13.9
10.3
AMD Radeon 540X
42.5
26.3
9.7
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
56.1
21.7
13.2
8.9
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
30.95n4
13.8n3
8.7n3
6.6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
44.45n2
17.95n2
11.15n2
8.5n2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
28.3
13.5
7.8
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
39.6
16
10.1
7.4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
34.9n3
14.2n3
9.1n3
7.1n3
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
44
18.3
11.5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
25.4n2
9.4n2
6.2n2
3.5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
28.7
10.5
6.6
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
23.5
10.2
6.4
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
26
AMD Radeon 530
24.6
9.6
6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
34.55
15.9n2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000)
22.5
9.4
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
37.5
14.8
9
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
17.9
7
Intel UHD Graphics 630
17.8
6.8
Intel HD Graphics 630
14.2
5.6
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
10.2
Intel UHD Graphics 620
14.35n2
AMD Radeon R5 M255
17.8
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
15.3
6.3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
14.3
Intel HD Graphics 4600
9.3
Intel HD Graphics 5500
13.9
Intel UHD Graphics 615
7.3
3.1
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
8.2
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
7.1
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Legend
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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Test System

Device Graphics card Processor RAM Operating system
Desktop PC I MSI GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X)
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i9-9900K 4 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop PC II Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11 GB GDDR5X)
Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti (6 GB GDDR5)
XFX Radeon R9 Fury (4 GB HBM)
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X (4 GB GDDR5)
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X (3 GB GDDR5)
MSI Radeon R7 370 (2 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-7740X 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop PC III Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) (12 GB GDDR5X)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (8 GB HBM2)
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 (8 GB GDDR5)
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 580 (8 GB GDDR5)
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 570 (8 GB GDDR5)
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5)
Zotac GeForce GT 1030 (2 GB GDDR5)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop PC IV Nvidia Titan RTX (24 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 4 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT76 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-9900K 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE65 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP75 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Alienware 17 R4 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Asus G752VS Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT62VR Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Asus GL753VD Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL62 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI PE60 Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI CX72 Nvidia GeForce 940MX (2 GB DDR3) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP62 Nvidia GeForce 940M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Core i7-5700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI CX61 Nvidia GeForce 920M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Celeron 2970M 1 x 8 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
Honor Magicbook AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
4K Monitors Nvidia drivers AMD drivers
Asus PB287Q, Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB ForceWare 436.30 Adrenalin 19.9.1
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Florian Glaser, 2019-09-19 (Update: 2019-09-25)
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.