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Counter-Strike Global Offensive Benchmarked

CS reloaded. Over 10 years after the original, Global Offensive is a reboot of the successful multiplayer tactical shooter. Despite its age, the basic game idea is still very popular. The dusty Source Engine is both a curse and a blessing.
Florian Glaser, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Peter Krastev),
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Artwork: Valve)

The Counter-Strike series spin-off will surely be discussed in great detail by its fan base. Is the visual update and the addition of a ton of features and game modes make Global Offensive the next step in evolution or is it just Valve trying to line their pockets? Certainly looks like we are talking about a rip-off as CS: GO costs 14 Euro (~$17) on Steam. This article focuses primarily on the technology and performance of different notebook graphics cards.

Description

Counter-Strike has conquered the hearts of so many gamers, not only because of its low hardware requirements, but also because of its team aspect and the tactical components. Thousands of players battle on the servers every day and some LAN parties are unthinkable without CS. Since the last part (CS: Source) has been out for a while, Valve saw that the time was right for a successor. Global Offensive is largely based on the same gaming principles and expands the multiplayer with a couple of new feature like the game modes ’Arms Race’ and ’Demolition’ (you automatically get a better weapon after a kill).

Many textures look blurred up close.
Many textures look blurred up close.
The weapons course is advisable for beginners.
The weapons course is advisable for beginners.
Counter-Strike was never popular among youth advocacy.
Counter-Strike was never popular among the youth.

In order not to fall easily in the heated online battles, beginners should first complete the ’Training camp’. The weapons handling, grenade use, and bomb placement are explained here. The ‘Single Player’ mode is right for those who want to try what they've learned. Global Offensive offers playing against bots whose level of difficulty can be adjusted in several steps. Those who feel ready to face a human player after the dry runs can enter a ’real’ server through the intuitive menus.

Planting a bomb still is one the key elements of the game.
Planting a bomb is still one the key elements of the game.
Global Offensive offers a lot of guns.
Global Offensive offers a lot of guns.
We are already familiar with a similar time course in Call of Duty.
We are already familiar with a similar time course in Call of Duty.

Benchmark

Benchmark route
The route for the benchmark

We had numerous reasons against an online benchmark. Since the threat of virtual death hangs on every second, the choice of an appropriate sequence would be quite hard and we did not want to ruin the round for other players. Due to the typical multi-player problems (lag influences the subjective game quality), we therefore preferred an offline skirmish with bots. At ’Harmless’ level, the AI hardy fights back.

The old mas shine in a new light.
The old maps shine in a new light.
There are many cover possibilities.
There are many possibilities for finding cover.
Money is the reward for success.
Money is the reward for success.

We tested one of the most played maps ’Dust II’. We begin the round as terrorists and more or less circle once around bomb sites A and B (see the screenshot and the video). The entire sequence takes about a minute and is recorded with the help of Fraps. During the run we wanted to ensure high comparability. Because of the less demanding technology, some fluctuations are inevitable.

Settings

Graphics options
Graphics options

The graphics options are typical for a PC game. In the video options one finds basic parameters such as resolution, aspect ratio, brightness and the size of the HUD (Head Up Display). The real thing is under the tab ’Advanced’. Not every title out there offers more than 10 different settings. Some options can ’only’ be turned on or off (Multicore-Rendering, FXAA, VSync & Motion Blur), while others can be adjusted at steps Very Low, Low, Medium, High and Very High. Among these are the shadow quality, the model, texture, effects and shader details as well as the ominous ’Paged Pool Memory’. The MSAA anti-aliasing reaches 8x and the anisotropic filtering about 16x which is something exemplary.

Ultra
Ultra
High
High
Medium
Medium
Low
Low

From a technical point of view, Global Offensive is unfortunately not outstanding. Despite the various improvements, the Source Engine seems rather outdated. In terms of polygon count and texture sharpness, the tactical shooter cannot compete with other FPSs like Max Payne 3Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2. Upon closer inspection, most wallpaper objects seem vague.

Ultra
Ultra
High
High
Medium
Medium
Low
Low

In comparison to CS: Source, this version is certainly an evident progress. Especially when it comes to atmosphere, Global Offensive takes a step forward. Thanks to the rich decorative objects, the levels now seem less dull. The successful lights and shadows help the ’Look and Feel’. Typical of Valve, there is attention for consistency of the look of the game. For next year though, we wish for a modern engine.

Ultra
Ultra
High
High
Medium
Medium
Low
Low

Results

The moderate hardware requirement is one of the strong points of CS: GO. Even with Intel's older HD Graphics 3000, multiplayer mode is possible depending on the resolution at lower or normal settings. Midrange GPUs such as the GeForce GT 630M manage higher details and 2x anti-aliasing without problems. For 1920x1080 pixels, 4x anti-aliasing and maximum details (incl. FXAA), you do not need a high-end GPU at all. These settings are possible with the GeForce GT 640M. For the latest enthusiast-level GPUs like the Radeon HD 7970M  and the GeForce GTX 680M, Counter Strike does not seem to pose a challenge.

Counter Strike: Global Offensive Benchmark

Verdict

Valve seems to have optimized the technical framework perfectly. Global Offensive may not be visually exciting, but it scores points with its surprisingly low hardware requirements which come in handy mainly for weaker systems. The low price of 14 Euro is extremely fair and deserves some praise. 

Some maps are really idyllic.
Some maps are in idyllic settings.
The game has a great atmosphere.
The game has a great atmosphere.
Some level objects can be destroyed.
Some level objects can be destroyed.

Test Systems

Most of the devices come from Schenker Notebooks (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 drivers used were versions: 304.79 Beta (Nvidia), 8.951.6.0 (AMD) and 8.15.10.2761 (Intel).

The Guild Wars 2 benchmark is planned for the end of August.

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

Overview

The chart below contains all previous benchmarks and will be expanded in the future.

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 Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
low
1024x768
(Very) Low
med.
1366x768
Medium
high
1366x768
High
4xAF 2x MSAA
ultra
1920x1080
(Very) High, FXAA
8xAF 4x MSAA
QHD
2560x1440
(Very) High, FXAA
16xAF 8x MSAA
4K
3820x2160
(Very) High, FXAA
16xAF 8x MSAA
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
191
137
76.3
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
208
118
71.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
316
296.3
233.3
143.8
93.5
53.4
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
87n2
55
30.3
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
86n2
57n2
30.25n2
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
93.7
49.6
12.4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
144.9
80.1
51.7
30.8
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
124
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
10.5
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
208.3
167.9
153.8
102
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Intel HD Graphics 2500
79.5n2
37.5n2
19.3n2
11.7
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
161.4
124.3
84.2
44.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
AMD Radeon R5 M420
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
142.4
105.2
83.4
48.8
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
37
20
11
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
AMD Radeon R5 M315
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
Intel HD Graphics 5300
62n3
49.7n3
25.1n3
19.8n3
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
166.9
117.2
81.6
35.9
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
52
39
31
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
AMD Radeon RX 490M
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
246.9
218.7
199.7
138.7
Intel HD Graphics 4600
186.9
99.2
52.25n2
27.15n2
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
Intel Iris Graphics 540
Intel UHD Graphics 605
46.4n2
26.95n2
16.75n2
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
149.7
113.25n2
77.25n2
32
Intel HD Graphics 505
35.85n2
30.95n2
21.2
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
PosModel< prevnext >Counter-Strike: GO
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
AMD Radeon 540X
159.4
142.4
94.1
55.1
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
46.2
34.7
22.5
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
265
218
159.3
103.4
Intel HD Graphics 5500
71n3
51.3n3
36.2n3
19.7n3
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
166.3
125
86.9
57.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
244.4
222.9
164.4
95.7
Qualcomm Adreno 630
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
230
171
98
Intel UHD Graphics 617
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
AMD Radeon R9 M275
Intel UHD Graphics 615
100.2
61.4
36
Intel HD Graphics 2000
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
78.15n6
46.8n6
26.7n6
20.9n3
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
261.2
243.4
227
190.7n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
PosModel< prevnext >Counter-Strike: GO
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
225.4
180.3
140.2
90.5
Intel HD Graphics 615
99.9
57.3
39.5
21.9
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
Intel UHD Graphics 610
57.9
42.1
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
157
128
92
52
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
PosModel< prevnext >Counter-Strike: GO
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
204.7
158.3
103.8
58.2
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
29.7
21.9
17.8
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
135
100.6
82.3
53.5
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
27.9
19.8
16.7
13.2
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
Intel HD Graphics P530
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
PosModel< prevnext >Counter-Strike: GO
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
209.3
188.2
162
121.7
Intel HD Graphics 5600
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
200.8
182.6
162.1
130
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
183.2
138.4
116.3
87.2
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
60
30.3
18.8
9.7
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon R7 M270
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
43.7
31.5
23.9
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Intel HD Graphics P630
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
309.6
294.4
258.6
166.6
AMD Radeon 610
PosModel< prevnext >Counter-Strike: GO
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
58
39
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
36.35n2
21.95n2
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
AMD Radeon R7 M265
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
35.4
35.3
27.6
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
93.2
91
67.9
31.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
AMD Radeon HD 7340
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
48.3
42.2
30.6
21.5
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
PosModel< prevnext >Counter-Strike: GO
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
Qualcomm Adreno 680
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
226.5
189.7
142.2
88.5
Intel HD Graphics 5000
AMD Radeon HD 6320
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
52.8
40.8
28.5
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
261.3
238.3
219.7
148.1n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
43.6
34.5
PosModel< prevnext >Counter-Strike: GO
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
AMD Radeon RX 540X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
AMD Radeon HD 7310
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
26.9
21.7
20
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
21.6n3
18.6n3
20.3
11.4
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
101.9
78.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
AMD Radeon HD 6310
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
129
99
84
49
Intel HD Graphics 4200
70.7
35.5
18.9
12.5
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
230.8
194.7
169.3
128
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
AMD Radeon HD 8180
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
57.1
42.9
38
23.6
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
252
228.4
204.9
120.1
AMD Radeon R9 M390
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
AMD Radeon HD 8280
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
154.7
111.2
71.5
39.2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
149
116
73
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
45
33.5
26.4
33
VIA Chrome9 HC
AMD Radeon R7 M380
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
228.8
200.1
178
121.45n2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
115.3
86.3
54.5
29.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
AMD Radeon R7 M460
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
178.1
127.1
90.7
64.9
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
46.8
42.2
36
42
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
134.4
96.6
68.9
37.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
101.6
87
70.1
39.1
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
SIS Mirage M661FX
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
AMD Radeon Pro 460
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
139.65n2
96.9n2
75n2
45.75n2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
237.3
140.6n2
92.15n2
56.7n2
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
39
NVIDIA ION 2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon R7 M360
88.9
87.3
65.8
43.8
AMD Radeon HD 8400
60
47
33.7
19.3
unknown
AMD Radeon R7 M465
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
139.2n3
97.9n3
65.6n3
35.4n3
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
75
68
38
Silicon Motion SM502
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R5 M335
108.7
68.1
48.3
26.4
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
182
156.8
107.2
57.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
61.4
44.4
37.1
ATI Mobility 128 M3
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon R5 M330
125
73.3
50.3
AMD Radeon HD 8240
21.1
19.2
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
120.7
95.8
67.3
41.9
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
176
99
70
38
AMD Radeon HD 7290
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
162.7
127.2
84.8
50.2
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
AMD Radeon Pro 455
145
AMD Radeon R5 M430
AMD Radeon HD 8250
17.4
14.3
11.9
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
Intel UHD Graphics P630
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
268.2
167.2
155.6
95.9
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
168.1
141.1
112.6
68.1
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
AMD Radeon HD 6290
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
AMD Radeon R7 M440
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
SIS Mirage 2 M760
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
AMD Radeon R5 M255
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
AMD Radeon 630
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
AMD Radeon 620
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
AMD Radeon R7 M260
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
VIA Castle Rock
AMD Radeon R9 M270
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
261.8
244.2
224.5
150.9
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
39.1
36.3
34.2
29.7
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
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ATI Radeon HD 4100
AMD Radeon R9 M375
Intel HD Graphics 515
76.7
57.3
35.1
20.2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
AMD Radeon R7 M340
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
AMD Radeon R9 M380
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 540
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
135
105.8
78.7
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
Intel HD Graphics 4400
90n3
56n3
41n3
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
AMD Radeon 520
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AMD Radeon HD 8330
43.25n2
35.25n2
26.8
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
AMD Radeon R9 M385
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
100
69.2
33.9
23.1
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
ATI Radeon HD 4200
AMD Radeon R7 M445
Intel HD Graphics 610
94.2
70.4
42.8
ATI Radeon HD 4250
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
Intel UHD Graphics 630
146.8
102.4
54.1
28.6
Intel UHD Graphics 600
35.8n2
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
AMD Radeon R9 M470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Intel HD Graphics 520
115.1n3
76.9n3
56.4n3
29.9n3
Intel HD Graphics 3000
60.6n2
37.4n2
16.65n2
10.6
ATI Radeon HD 4270
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AMD Radeon R7 M370
Intel HD Graphics 510
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 500
15.3n2
14
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
220.6
193.3
131
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
112.5
81.2
63
32.8
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
161.3
136.8
111.9
72.3
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
133.3
75
56.9
AMD Radeon HD 6250
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Intel HD Graphics 530
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NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
107.2
88.2
56.8
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
63
43
29
14
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
Qualcomm Adreno 685
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
79.6
45.5
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
AMD Radeon Pro 450
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
39.2
28.5
25
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NVIDIA GeForce 315M
VIA Chrome9HD
Intel Xe DG1 LP (iDG1LP) Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
176.4
124.9
59.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Intel UHD Graphics 620
90
62.1
37.1
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
Intel HD Graphics 620
166.3
112.8
70.5
42.7
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
98.9
AMD Radeon R5 M240
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
240.4
181.3
88.4
51.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
74.7
64
50.2
31.3
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
66.7
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AMD Radeon R5 M320
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
89.2n3
76.7n3
70.2n3
54.1n3
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
48
31.8
24.8
ATI Radeon HD 3200
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
248.2
246.2
252.5
221.7
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
AMD Radeon Pro 560
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Radeon R5 M230
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
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ATI Radeon HD 4225
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
188.7
150.3
98.5
55.7n2
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
ATI Radeon HD 3100
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
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NVIDIA GeForce 610M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
AMD Radeon R9 M395
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
267.2
243.85n2
182.5n2
106.9n3
Intel HD Graphics 6000
AMD Radeon HD 8210
19.3
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
Intel Iris Graphics 550
205.4
172.5
94.15n2
54.45n2
28.4
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
230
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
42.6
32
20.4
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
121.2
93.1
65.2
41.8
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
38.7
33.6
29.4
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
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AMD Radeon 530
145.2
119.8
64.9
35.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
16.2
9
6.8
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
AMD Radeon RX 640
AMD Radeon 625
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
12.2
11.5
10.4
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
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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, 2012-08-31 (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.