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Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Benchmarked

Stagnation. It is hard to believe, but Black Ops 2 is the ninth installment of the successful Call of Duty series. The current spin-off wants to score points with its contemporary setting, immersing story, and freedom of play. Read here why the shooter series has not moved forward despite the innovations.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Almost no other action franchise is as successful as Call of Duty. In addition to the various sales records, the publisher, Activision, enjoys a high reputation that transcends the gaming scene. Whether it's newspapers, movies, or TV series: no other first-person shooter is mentioned so often. One could almost speak of a mass phenomenon.

Activision is well aware of the importance of this and provides the community with a new installment every 12 months. The odd volumes are done by Infinity Ward, while the even volumes come from Treyarch. With the title World at War, the US developer was considered the weaker team, not reaching the quality of the CoD founder. Ever since the previous chapter, Treyarch can be considered equal or even better. The reason: Black Ops offered a surprisingly compelling story for the Call of Duty setting.

The newest family offspring should continue this trend and bring some fresh air to the series thanks to innovations. Is the project successful? Our article deals solely with the single player mode.

Description

The beginning of Black Ops 2 turns out to be rather disappointing. First, we need to support allied troops in a dismal Angola and then rescue kidnapped colleagues. Instead of presenting a reasonably credible story, the mission quickly becomes the usual shoot-out. With weapons ready we mow through a seemingly endless mass of enemies. While this was quite fun in the first Call of Duty volumes, it has become somewhat tiresome by now.

Fortunately, Blacks Ops 2 quickly picks up in the next couple of missions. The game is not limited to a single time period, but rather changes from level to level - from the 70s and 80s to the future (Anno 2070). The several decades of action revolve around the bad guy, Raul Menendez, who wants to provoke a global war between the USA and the People's Republic of China. Because of the control of rare earth metals (essential for modern technology), China becomes a lucrative target.

Part of the story takes place in the 70s and 80s.
Part of the story takes place in the 70s and 80s.
As usual, the story is told quite quickly.
As usual, the story is told quite quickly.
China's stock market is under a cyber attack.
China's stock market is under a cyber attack.
In the first mission we support the leader of the Angolan forces.
In the first mission we support the leader of the Angolan forces.
Black Ops 2 is well packed with action...
Black Ops 2 is well packed with action...
...but often degenerates to a brainless shooting.
...but often degenerates to a brainless shooting.

Typical for CoD, we do not always control the same person in the missions. While in the flashbacks this is Alex Mason, the hero from the first part, in the futuristic passages his son David takes the lead. The story is tied up together by the memories of the (former) soldier Frank Woods and the already mentioned antagonist Raul Menendez.

In general, Black Ops 2 feels relatively story-heavy. In contrast to the older Call of Duty titles, the story does not feel like a foreign body, knitted without love, to the action missions. Innovation: several decisions will affect the course and outcome of the campaign. However, we are not quite happy with the story. Because of the constant leaps in time, the story leaves a somewhat chaotic and overly hasty impression. Although in terms of shooters the story is great, you shouldn't expect any miracles. Black Ops 2 is miles away from the narrative level of L.A. Noire.

The graphics are now outdated.
The graphics are now outdated.
Treyarch has naturally incorporated some slow passages.
Treyarch has naturally incorporated some slow passages.
The Call of Duty series offers many exotic sceneries.
The Call of Duty series offers many exotic sceneries.
Important characters are well detailed.
Important characters are well detailed.
The scene could also have come from Crysis.
The scene could also have come from Crysis.
Weather effects aid the mood.
Weather effects aid the mood.

In terms of gameplay, there are hardly any surprises. Anyone who has played Call of Duty will feel right at home. We mostly run with a couple of teammates through the diversely designed and well staged levels, enriched by a number of scripts. As the areas have become more open, the player has more freedom of movement than in the previous titles. The new Strike Force missions (we get a limited number of troops and can issue orders - bird's-eye view is available) introduce a bit of tactics to the series.

Apart from a couple of vague driving and airplane passages, the controls are comfortably smooth and neat. Although the sound quality is worse than that of Battlefield 3, it is worthy of a good score. The AI in Black Ops 2 deserves criticism. As we know from other action titles, the enemies are often very stupid and love to run towards our character, as to prove their intelligence.

In order to ensure a certain standard, Treyarch relies on quantity instead of quality, meaning hundreds of enemies. And here lies the problem. Many of the missions and situations are unrealistic and even ridiculous, making it hard to take the title seriously. Although this flaw is common in this genre, some action titles (Borderlands 2 for example) employ a certain self irony, which Call of Duty is painfully lacking. We find it strange to massacre our own village as the one-man army Raul Menendez or to hunt air missiles with an armored horse. 

In short: the relatively authentic story is offset by a vastly exaggerated and childish gameplay. Call of Duty should finally decide whether it is a grown-up military title, or a pure fun shooter. We do not find the pseudo middle to be a good solution.

We sometimes take control of Alex Mason's son (main character in Black Ops 1).
We sometimes take control of Alex Mason's son (main character in Black Ops 1).
The climbing gloves remind us of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
The climbing gloves remind us of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
No, those are not bats - those are our teammates.
No, those are not bats - those are our teammates.
The developer seeks visual variety.
The developer seeks visual variety.
The levels seem more open than in other Call of Duty titles.
The levels seem more open than in other Call of Duty titles.
Under this temple is a secret research complex.
Under this temple is a secret research complex.

The biggest criticism is the outdated technology. Even at maximum settings the graphics can be described as decent at best. Blurry textures, polygon and detail lacking objects, no physics goodies: the drawbacks list is long. Only the characters and some effects are reasonably good. In comparison: the Frostbite 2 engine by DICE (Battlefield 3Medal of Honor: Warfighter) sometimes looks better even in low settings. Technically, Call of Duty has not been able to keep up.

Treyarch has also made a mistake with the game design. In the course of the campaign we came across a couple of trial & error passages. Wait a second too long, go a meter too far, or press the wrong button: Bam, mission failed! But the customizable equipment (before each mission you can select among cool upgrades and gadgets) makes up for this.

You can now choose your own equipment in single player mode as well.
You can now choose your own equipment in single player mode as well.
The customization options are endless.
The customization options are endless.
Some weapons look quite futuristic.
Some weapons look quite futuristic.
There are various attachments.
There are various attachments.
The choice of grenades is also abundant.
The choice of grenades is also abundant.
Such perks used to be exclusive to the multiplayer.
Such perks used to be exclusive to the multiplayer.
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Benchmark

To make things easy we test the beginning of the game. In the mission, Pyrrhic Victory, the main character must help out the Angolan troops. As you can see from the video below, the benchmark sequence is about 50 seconds long. The average frame rate is measured with Fraps. We start the recording as soon as the fire and the burning hand appear. When the main character gets on the truck and the mission details are displayed in the left corner, we end the sequence.

In our experience, the frame rate during the benchmark sequence corresponds to the average fps in the whole game, although some passages run significantly slower. 35 fps seem to be the indication of decent playability.

Settings

The 18 graphic options are divided into two different menus. In addition to the usual suspects (brightness, shadow quality, texture filtering, etc.) there are a couple of exotics - an FPS counter and a manual frame limiter (Black Ops 1 was limited to 90 fps by default). In terms of anti-aliasing we have FXAA, MSAA, and Nvidia's brand new TXAA. VSync was of course deactivated during the benchmark. Good: any setting can be changed during game play, without requiring a restart.

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High Settings
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Ultra Settings
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We are not entirely satisfied with the loading times. Black Ops 2 takes a while to load at the start of the game and a new level, as did the predecessor. With a conventional HDD, we often have to wait a long time. In addition, the title does not seem to be completely stable. When using the GeForce GTX 660 Ti our desktop system struggled with a couple of crashes in the Myanmar 2025 mission (Forceware 306.97 & 310.51). With Windows 8 we also encountered problems with Optimus (incorrect assignment).

Low Settings
Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings

Results

Although the graphics have not improved subjectively, the first-person shooter has higher hardware requirements than Modern Warfare 3 and the first Black Ops. Entry-level GPUs, such as Intel's HD Graphics 4000 struggle even with minimum settings (the HD 3000 is too slow according to our benchmark). For medium details and 1366x768 resolution a potent all-round GPU, like the GeForce GT 630M, is required.

To play Black Ops 2 at higher settings and with quality improvements, you would need at least a GeForce GT 640M. Maximum settings and 1920x1080 resolution are only possible with high-end cards (GeForce GTX 660M and above).

Benchmark-Tabelle: Black Ops 2

Verdict

During the several hours of our gaming session, a constant thought was there: This title is no breath of fresh air. Despite the fresh and long overdue innovations (Strike Force missions, branched action, individual equipment, etc.) the first-person shooter feels pretty old. Even the great staging does not help. The Call of Duty series is outdated, gameplay and technology-wise.

Mindless action is not what drives the gaming scene forward in the long run. In order for the interactive medium to be established as a cultural asset, the developers need to break new ground sooner or later. Speaking of new: Activision should finally replace the elderly engine, which does not meet the requirements of a triple-A title. Black Ops 2 looks like it could have been released five years ago.

The next attack lurk behind every corner.
The next attack lurk behind every corner.
We have already cleaned up here.
We have already cleaned up here.
Handy: the Millimiter Scanner reveals enemies.
Handy: the Millimiter Scanner reveals enemies.
This level is probably taken from the first-person shooter F.E.A.R.
This level is probably taken from the first-person shooter F.E.A.R.
There are lots of drones in the year 2025.
There are lots of drones in the year 2025.
Proper breaks to catch your breath are rare.
Proper breaks to catch your breath are rare.

Test Systems

Most of the results are from devices by Schenker Notebooks (mysn.de): 

  • XMG P502 (Core i7-3610QM, GeForce GTX 660M, GTX 670M, GTX 675M(X), 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 above notebooks used the following GPU drivers: Nvidia 310.51 Beta, AMD 12.11 Beta 7, and Intel 9.17.10.2875. 

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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19.1
8.7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
Intel HD Graphics 500
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
Intel HD Graphics 6000
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
AMD Radeon R9 M275
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
AMD Radeon HD 8180
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
AMD Radeon R5 M240
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
53.5
34.7
15.7
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
Apple M1 7-Core GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
AMD Radeon R9 M395
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
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
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
Intel HD Graphics 4400
30.6n2
22.3n2
10
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
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AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel UHD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
AMD Radeon RX 640
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
AMD Radeon R5 M320
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
Qualcomm Adreno 680
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
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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
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
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NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
Intel HD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
AMD Radeon RX 540
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
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
Qualcomm Adreno 630
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
AMD Radeon RX 6600M
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AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
AMD Radeon HD 7290
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
AMD Radeon HD 6250
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
AMD Radeon 620
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
AMD Radeon Pro 560
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
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Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
51.2
38.1
20.2
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
20.4
15.6
6.9
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
Qualcomm Adreno 685
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
AMD Radeon 625
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
45.3
37.2
19.6
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Intel HD Graphics 4200
27.2
19.1
8.9
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
ATI Radeon HD 4225
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
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AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 8240
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
AMD Radeon R5 M230
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Intel HD Graphics 515
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
AMD Radeon R7 M270
Silicon Motion SM502
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
106.1
87.4
57.6
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Intel HD Graphics 5000
40.5
28
14.1
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon R5 M335
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
AMD Radeon Pro 555
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
ATI Radeon HD 3100
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
AMD Radeon 630
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Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
31.8
22.8
11.3
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 8280
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
Intel UHD Graphics 617
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
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Intel UHD Graphics 610
AMD Radeon R9 M380
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
36.6
28.6
15.9
Intel HD Graphics 630
AMD Radeon HD 8400
27.6
18.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
AMD Radeon R9 M375
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
25.6
17.6
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU)
AMD Radeon R7 M340
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
Intel HD Graphics 5300
33
24
11.8
ATI Radeon HD 4270
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
47.2
30.4
13.9
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
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ATI Mobility 128 M3
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
AMD Radeon R7 M465
(-) * 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 - 634 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, 2012-11-22 (Update: 2021-05-18)