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Dishonored 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, Klaus Hinum (translated by Maria Vittoria Occhipinti), 11/17/2016

The Performance Enigma. Gaming qualities aside: the stealth-action game, Dishonored 2, is not running as smoothly as one would expect. The PC version is suffering from performance drops. In the following review, we will check how the game runs on notebooks.

For the original German article, see here.

Game Engine

If you disregard the performance issues, the successor of Dishonored (2012) does almost everything right. No wonder, as the developers, Arkane Studios, have a long and illustrious track record, which includes Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (the author first played an "Arkane game" in 2002: Arx Fatalis). The French developer is due to launch the long delayed and temporarily cancelled reboot of Prey in 2017 (also known as Prey 2).

Dishonored is a special gift to gamers. Arkane Studios have produced an amazing game, which feels like a mix of Thief and BioShock. The gameplay and the world are impressive. Dishonored 2 is based in a steampunk universe (like the predecessor) and draws many parallels to Victorian England (19th century). Thanks to their unique style, Dishonored 2 stands out in its category.

The story uses interesting themes, such as the loss of the throne and the hunt for a serial murderer. To understand the second installment of this series, you need to play the first game first (a copy of Dishonored 1 was next to our pre-ordered game at all times).

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Dishonored 2

Few games of 2016 can match the extent of freedom the developer gives the gamer in Dishonored 2: if you want to run through levels and pummel virtual bad guys, you can. Stealth fans, who are not interested in bloodshed, will also find pathways. Role-play and fantasy fans will enjoy this game equally, as the developer has provided enough weapon upgrades and magic abilities. In fact, the offering seems almost endless.

It is even more surprising that all the elements are well balanced (Dishonored 1 was less so) and fun to use. The game design includes many details, such as in-depth evaluations at the end of each mission, which will motivate gamers to try the challenge again with more stealth or to explore more areas (many collectibles and secrets). We can only criticize the AI, which, at times, acts blind and at other times, can be extremely vigilant. The pathfinding during fighting and search patterns seem a little erratic (including fixtures).

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Dishonored 2
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Dishonored 2

The game runs on the Void Engine, which is based on id Tech from id Software. The latter has caused a lot of headaches in the past few years: loading textures (Rage, Wolfenstein: The New Order) and high system requirements (The Evil Within). Dishonored 2 does not have major texture bugs, but it does run into some performance problems. Even on high-end systems, the frame rate of the game drops drastically at times - regardless of the settings.

Let us consider the GeForce GTX 1070 of the Asus G752VS. While the Pascal chip can run the game with max settings and 1920x1080 pixels at 60 to 150 FPS for most parts (very smooth), the game can suffer from occasional performance drops in outside areas (down to 30 FPS). This behavior is not only distracting, but also hard to understand. The frame rate barely rises when we lower the settings. In fact, the game looks much worse at lower settings, but yields very slight performance increases. On the other hand, Doom, the new release of id Software in 2016, runs much smoother. These problems may be popping up due to the DirectX base (id Tech usually uses OpenGL).

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Dishonored 2
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Dishonored 2

In short: we are not happy with the performance. Unfortunately, this statement applies to many triple-A games of the last 1 to 2 years: Mafia 3Batman: Arkham KnightJust Cause 3 and so on. Thankfully, Bethesda, the publisher, has announced a patch for the problematic PC version of the game. All benchmarks of this test were run on the "original" version of the game. Future measurements might not be 1:1 comparable as the patch may bring significant improvements.

The game offers appealing graphics which, subjectively, we would classify as upper middle-class. Gamers will accommodate the occasional blurry texture in Dishonored 2 as it fits right in with its comic graphics style. We love the lighting and shadows. Combined with the great, colorful environments, the lovely soundtrack and smart level design, the game is a special offering for any gamer.

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Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2

Arkane Studios should be lauded for their extensive options menu. In "Video Settings", the developer offers various base settings to adjust the picture, brightness, field of vision, vertical synchronization and resolution (our 4K monitor had some issues with the scaling of the game). The HBAO+ option is only available on certain devices with Nvidia GPUs. The "Adaptive Resolution" left us puzzled, as every time the game started, it was set to 75 (50 to 100). This indicates that Dishonored 2 uses a different resolution internally and scales this up depending on the needs of the gamer.

Tuning fans will be happy with the "Advanced Settings" section. Some of the 6 presets and 16 individual options can be regulated at various levels and others can be turned on/off. Anti-aliasing is offered in the form of FXAA and TXAA, which are two post-processing features. The former barely changes anything. In comparison, TXAA (works on AMD chips as well) does a decent job. Both features result in a blurry picture.

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Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2

Great: settings can be adapted without needing a restart. This is good news, as the intro videos cannot be skipped. Dishonored 2 needs a long time to start for the first time. In-game the load times are surprisingly short. The game size is large: at 37 GB, the gamer will need to set aside a decent amount of space for the game. We did not have any crashes while testing the game. The only exceptions were Intel GPUs, on which, Dishonored 2 freezes (this bug can be reproduced). However, these GPUs are far too weak to run the game anyway.

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Benchmark

Although our benchmark sequence is quite demanding, it is not able to test the game to its limits. However, it did find a lot of performance drops. After the main character leaves a ship at the port of Karnaca (mission 2, "Edge of the World"), we record a sprint of around 30 seconds from the motor boat along a pre-determined route (see video) with the Fraps tool to determine the average and minimum FPS.

The game needs relatively lower FPS than other action games in the Ego perspective to run smoothly. This is especially true if you want to sneak around. We believe Dishonored 2 runs comfortably with at least 35 FPS. Passionate gamers, who expect 60 FPS or more consistently, should avoid this game (till perhaps the patch).

Results

Due to the high system requirements, few notebook users will be able to enjoy Dishonored 2. Entry-level graphic cards, up to the GeForce 920M, cannot run the game at all. Middle-class models, such as, the GeForce 940M, are also overworked at minimum settings. At 1280x720 pixels and the preset "Very Low", a GPU of the upper mid-range (like the GeForce GTX 950M) is able to scrape through. For a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and a "Medium" preset, the gamer will need (at least) a GeForce GTX 960M (better with a GTX 965M).

Very Low Preset
Very Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Ultra Preset
Ultra Preset
Very Low Preset
Very Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Ultra Preset
Ultra Preset

At FHD (1920x1080 pixels), the laptop will need a high-end GPU. There is little difference between high and max settings (in terms of graphics and performance), which means that the gamer will be happy with a GeForce GTX 970M (better with a GTX 980M) at the "High" and "Ultra" presets. 4K forces almost all notebooks to their knees. At 3840x2160 pixels, the game will only run reliably with a GeForce GTX 1070 (better with a GTX 1080). The CPU power does not seem to be a major bottleneck.

Dishonored 2
    3840x2160 High Preset AA:TX     1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:TX     1920x1080 High Preset AA:TX     1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:TX     1366x768 Medium Preset AA:TX     1280x720 Very Low Preset AA:FX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K
MSI Gaming X GeForce GTX 1080 Desktop PC
47.3 (min: 38) fps ∼57%
82 (min: 53) fps ∼68%
96 (min: 77) fps ∼80%
113 (min: 92) fps ∼80%
121 (min: 102) fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 1070 OC Bios Desktop PC
38.4 (min: 32) fps ∼46%
81 (min: 51) fps ∼68%
91 (min: 57) fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
35.9 (min: 30) fps ∼43%
65 (min: 45) fps ∼54%
77.9 (min: 55) fps ∼65%
86.4 (min: 73) fps ∼100%
88.6 (min: 74) fps ∼63%
94.1 (min: 82) fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, 4790K
Asus Strix GTX 980 Ti Desktop PC
36.9 (min: 27) fps ∼44%
72 (min: 49) fps ∼60%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury, 4790K
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro
30.7 (min: 23) fps ∼37%
57.3 (min: 44) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
32.1 (min: 27) fps ∼39%
61.8 (min: 49) fps ∼52%
67.8 (min: 51) fps ∼57%
84.5 (min: 70) fps ∼98%
98.2 (min: 77) fps ∼70%
104 (min: 83) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
31.6 (min: 28) fps ∼38%
57 (min: 45) fps ∼48%
66.1 (min: 55) fps ∼55%
76.6 (min: 65) fps ∼89%
96.7 (min: 79) fps ∼69%
98.3 (min: 85) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
31.2 (min: 26) fps ∼38%
58.6 (min: 47) fps ∼49%
63.9 (min: 51) fps ∼53%
76.1 (min: 64) fps ∼88%
93 (min: 76) fps ∼66%
100 (min: 89) fps ∼65%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), 4790K
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference
25.3 (min: 20) fps ∼30%
60.6 (min: 41) fps ∼51%
68 (min: 54) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, 4790K
MSI Gaming Z GeForce GTX 970 Desktop PC
28.5 (min: 23) fps ∼34%
57 (min: 44) fps ∼48%
60 (min: 46) fps ∼50%
100 (min: 71) fps ∼71%
106 (min: 82) fps ∼69%
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop), 4790K
MSI RX 470 Gaming X 4GB
24.8 (min: 18) fps ∼30%
46.4 (min: 32) fps ∼39%
49.1 (min: 35) fps ∼41%
AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4790K
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC
23.6 (min: 18) fps ∼28%
47.8 (min: 34) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
26.4 (min: 22) fps ∼32%
41.3 (min: 31) fps ∼34%
46.1 (min: 36) fps ∼38%
53.1 (min: 44) fps ∼61%
68 (min: 57) fps ∼48%
74.2 (min: 62) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop), 4790K
MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
21.9 (min: 17) fps ∼26%
38.7 (min: 32) fps ∼32%
41.1 (min: 32) fps ∼34%
73 (min: 64) fps ∼52%
82 (min: 70) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
20.8 (min: 16) fps ∼25%
35.5 (min: 27) fps ∼30%
37.7 (min: 29) fps ∼31%
42.6 (min: 35) fps ∼49%
58.4 (min: 47) fps ∼41%
68.8 (min: 51) fps ∼45%
AMD Radeon R7 370, 4790K
MSI Gaming R7 370 2GB
30.3 (min: 25) fps ∼25%
44.2 (min: 35) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
33 (min: 25) fps ∼28%
33.9 (min: 29) fps ∼28%
34.8 (min: 30) fps ∼40%
48.6 (min: 38) fps ∼34%
58.6 (min: 51) fps ∼38%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), 4790K
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB
13.8 (min: 10) fps ∼17%
31.4 (min: 25) fps ∼26%
32.5 (min: 29) fps ∼27%
35.2 (min: 30) fps ∼41%
50.5 (min: 41) fps ∼36%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ
Schenker XMG A505
12.1 (min: 10) fps ∼15%
24.7 (min: 18) fps ∼21%
27.3 (min: 22) fps ∼23%
30.8 (min: 28) fps ∼36%
36 (min: 29) fps ∼26%
41.1 (min: 34) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
21.8 (min: 15) fps ∼18%
23.6 (min: 16) fps ∼20%
32.3 (min: 27) fps ∼23%
34.7 (min: 29) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
21.1 (min: 17) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
18.3 (min: 14) fps ∼13%
20.2 (min: 16) fps ∼13%
Intel HD Graphics 530, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
12.1 (min: 9) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
fps ∼0%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 4200M
MSI CX61-i572M
10 fps ∼7%
12.3 fps ∼8%
Intel HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
0 fps ∼0%
0 fps ∼0%

Overview

Show Restrictions
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
 Dishonored 2 (2016)
low
1280x720
Very Low Preset
FXAA
med.
1366x768
Medium Preset
TXAA
high
1920x1080
High Preset
TXAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
TXAA
4k
3840x2160
High Preset
TXAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 15NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
94.1
88.6
85.24
69.154
35.9
 
 41NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
85.4
64.7
54.8
23.7
 33NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
94.652
81.454
60.55
53.95
31.2
 
 36AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
75.9
73.1
60.2
54.2
22.3
 
 63NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
87.9
72.2
473
39.93
18.2
 57NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
74.2
68
46.1
41.3
26.4
 80NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
76
66
37.4
32.7
 67NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
68.8
58.4
37.7
35.5
20.8
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 98NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
58.6
48.6
33.9
33
 
 119NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
41.1
36
27.3
24.7
12.1
 146NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
34.7
32.3
23.6
21.8
 230AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
25
20.6
11.7
9.9
 227NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
21.13
20.352
13.6
11.3
 131NVIDIA GeForce MX150
36.4
20.1
19.4
14.4
 232NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
23.6
19.7
 253NVIDIA GeForce 930M
23.6
19.4
 237AMD Radeon R7 M445
23.4
18.6
12.2
9.9
 231NVIDIA GeForce 940M
20.2
18.3
 393AMD Radeon R5 M430
13.8
10.9
 401NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
12.3
10
 394AMD Radeon R5 M255
10.5
9.3
 306AMD Radeon R7 M440
10.9
9.2
 300AMD Radeon R7 M360
10.7
9
 292*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
11
8.8
 524AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
7.1
5.1
 399Intel HD Graphics 520
5.6
3.1
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 8NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
105.54
86.24
52.33
 
 
 
 
 14NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
78.2
66.5
43.4
 
 
 19NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
80.352
70.72
 
 
 
 26NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 58AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
 
 
 
 
 64*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 74AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
 76AMD Radeon R9 M295X
 
 81*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
 
 
 86NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
 
 
 
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
 
 
 94NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
 
 100AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
 103AMD Radeon R9 M290X
 104AMD Radeon HD 8970M
 
 
 109AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
 110NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
 112AMD Radeon R9 M390
 
 114AMD Radeon HD 7970M
 115AMD Radeon Pro 560X
 117AMD Radeon Pro 460
61.4
26
22.9
 
 121AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
 
 
 
 127AMD Radeon Pro 555
46.5
19.4
18.3
 128AMD Radeon Pro 455
44.1
20.6
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 135NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
 136*AMD Radeon RX 540
 137*AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
 138NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
 
 
 
 
 
 144NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
 
 147AMD Radeon Pro 450
29.5
 149AMD Radeon R9 M385X
 150NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
 
 
 153AMD Radeon R9 M280X
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 154*AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
 
 
 
 159NVIDIA GeForce 945M
 160NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
 
 
 
 
 166*AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
 168Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
 
 170NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
 171NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
 172AMD Radeon HD 6990M
 
 177NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 180NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
 
 
 
 
 
 186AMD Radeon R9 M370X
 187NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
 
 189NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
 190AMD Radeon R9 M275
 191NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
 192NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
 
 195AMD Radeon HD 6970M
 197AMD Radeon HD 8870M
 
 200NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 
 
 209NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
 210NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
 211NVIDIA GeForce 845M
 212AMD Radeon HD 8850M
 214AMD Radeon R9 M265X
 217AMD Radeon HD 8790M
 
 
 
 
 222NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
 223NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
 224NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
 226NVIDIA GeForce MX130
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 235AMD Radeon R9 M375
 236Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
 239AMD Radeon R7 M370
 240NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
 
 
 243NVIDIA GeForce 840M
 
 245NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
 247NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
 
 249Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
 
 251NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
 252Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
15
 254Intel Iris Graphics 550
 255AMD Radeon 530
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 256NVIDIA GeForce 830M
 257*NVIDIA GeForce MX110
 258Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
 259NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
 260Intel Iris Graphics 540
17.3
 
 
 
 267NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
 268ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
 269NVIDIA GeForce 825M
 
 
 
 278AMD Radeon R7 M260X
 279NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
 
 281NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
 282NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 285AMD Radeon HD 8750M
 
 287AMD Radeon R7 M270
 288AMD Radeon R7 M265
 290NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
 291ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
 293NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
 294AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
 295AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
 
 297*AMD Radeon R7 M460
 298AMD Radeon HD 7730M
 301NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
 302NVIDIA GeForce 920M
 
 304AMD Radeon HD 8690M
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 312AMD Radeon R7 M260
 313AMD Radeon R7 M340
 314AMD Radeon 520
 
 317Intel UHD Graphics 630
 318Intel HD Graphics 630
16.3
 320Intel HD Graphics 530
12.1
 323AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
 324Intel UHD Graphics 620
 325Intel HD Graphics 620
 326AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
 329ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
 330NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
 331NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
 
 
 335AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
 
 337NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 338AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
 340AMD Radeon HD 8730M
 341AMD Radeon HD 6770M
 342NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
 343NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
 
 345ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
 346AMD Radeon HD 6850M
 
 
 349NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
 350NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
 
 352NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
 353NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
 
 
 356AMD Radeon HD 7690M
 357Intel HD Graphics 5600
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 
 363AMD Radeon HD 8670M
 
 
 366AMD Radeon HD 6750M
 
 368NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
 371NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
 372NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
 
 378*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
 379NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
 380ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
 383AMD Radeon HD 8650G
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 387AMD Radeon HD 7670M
 388NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
 
 391AMD Radeon R5 M335
 392AMD Radeon R5 M330
 
 396NVIDIA GeForce 910M
 397NVIDIA GeForce 820M
 398*AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
 400Intel Iris Graphics 6100
 402AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
 403NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
 404AMD Radeon R5 M240
 405*AMD Radeon R5 M320
 406AMD Radeon R5 M230
 
 
 413AMD Radeon HD 8570M
 414Intel HD Graphics 6000
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 416AMD Radeon HD 8550M
 417Intel Iris Graphics 5100
 418NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
 419*AMD Radeon HD 8610G
 421AMD Radeon HD 6650M
 422Intel HD Graphics 4600
 423ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
 424Intel HD Graphics 5500
 
 432*Intel HD Graphics 615
 433*AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
 434AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
 
 437NVIDIA GeForce 710M
 438AMD Radeon HD 7660G
 439NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
 
 441Intel HD Graphics 5000
 
 444AMD Radeon HD 6550M
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 447NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
 448AMD Radeon HD 6630M
 449AMD Radeon HD 7650M
 
 451AMD Radeon HD 7570M
 454ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
 457AMD Radeon HD 8550G
 460NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
 461NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
 
 
 464AMD Radeon HD 7610M
 465AMD Radeon HD 7620G
 
 467AMD Radeon HD 7640G
 473Intel HD Graphics 515
 474Intel HD Graphics 4400
 475*Intel HD Graphics 610
 476*Intel HD Graphics 510
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 479AMD Radeon HD 7550M
 480ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
 481NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
 482NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
 485NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
 
 487AMD Radeon HD 7600G
 488ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
 491ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
 493ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
 
 497NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
 499ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
 500NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
 
 503NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
 505Intel HD Graphics 5300
 506*Intel UHD Graphics 605
 507*Intel HD Graphics 505
 509NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 513NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
 514ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
 
 516Intel HD Graphics 4000
 519AMD Radeon HD 6620G
 520AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
 521*AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
 522*Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
 525AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
 526AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
 527AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
 528Intel HD Graphics 4200
 
 
 
 534AMD Radeon HD 7500G
 
 537AMD Radeon HD 8450G
 538AMD Radeon HD 7470M
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 539AMD Radeon HD 6490M
 541AMD Radeon HD 8400
 544NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
 545AMD Radeon HD 7520G
 546NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
 
 
 550NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
 
 552NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
 554AMD Radeon HD 8350G
 555AMD Radeon HD 8330
 556Intel UHD Graphics 600
 557Intel HD Graphics 500
 558NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
 559NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
 560NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
 
 
 564NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 565NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
 
 567NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
 
 572AMD Radeon HD 7450M
 573NVIDIA GeForce 610M
 577Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
 578Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
 579Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
 580AMD Radeon HD 6470M
 582NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
 583AMD Radeon HD 7420G
 584ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
 588Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
 589AMD Radeon HD 6520G
 591NVIDIA GeForce 320M
 593ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
 594ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
 599NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
 600NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 601AMD Radeon HD 7400G
 602*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
 604NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
 605NVIDIA GeForce 410M
 608*AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
 609Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
 611AMD Radeon HD 6370M
 612AMD Radeon HD 8280
 613ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
 614AMD Radeon HD 6450M
 616ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
 618ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
 619ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
 620AMD Radeon HD 8240
 622AMD Radeon HD 8250
 623ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
 
 625*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
 626NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
 627ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 628Intel HD Graphics 3000
 630NVIDIA GeForce 310M
 631NVIDIA GeForce G210M
 
 634NVIDIA GeForce 315M
 635NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
 636NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
 637NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
 
 639NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
 645ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
 646AMD Radeon HD 8210
 647ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
 648ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
 649Intel HD Graphics 2500
 650Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
 653ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
 
 658ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
 661NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 664ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
 673ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
 674NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
 
 676Intel HD Graphics 2000
 678NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
 681NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
 683NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
 684*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
 691Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
 695AMD Radeon HD 7340
 696*AMD Radeon HD 6320
 697AMD Radeon HD 7310
 698*AMD Radeon HD 6310
 699AMD Radeon HD 8180
 700ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
 702ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
 703NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
 704*NVIDIA ION 2
 705NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 708NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
 709AMD Radeon HD 7290
 710AMD Radeon HD 6290
 711ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
 712ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
 714ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
 716ATI Radeon HD 4250
 718Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
 719AMD Radeon HD 6250
 
 
 723ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
 724NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
 725NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
 727ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
 728ATI Radeon HD 3200
 729*ATI Radeon HD 4225
 738ATI Radeon HD 3100
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 739NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
 745Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
 746Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
 748NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
 751NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
 760ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
 777ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
 778ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
 779ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
 780ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
 781Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
 790*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
 793ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
 794NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
 798*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
 808Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
 809Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
 
 823Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
 824ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 825ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
 827SIS Mirage 3 671MX
 838*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
 855VIA Chrome9 HC
 860VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
 864SIS Mirage M661FX
 868*unknown
 867*Silicon Motion SM502
 866ATI Mobility 128 M3
 865VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
 863SIS Mirage 2 M760
 862VIA Castle Rock
 861VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
 859ATI Radeon IGP 320M
 858ATI Radeon IGP 340M
 857ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
 856Intel Extreme Graphics 2
 854ATI Mobility Radeon M6
 853ATI Mobility Radeon M7
 852ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 851ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
 850NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
 849*NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 840Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 826SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
 
 821ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 806NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
 805NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
 804NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 803NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
 802ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
 801NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
 
 799ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
 
 796NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
 795NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
 792NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
 791*NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 776NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 774NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
 773NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
 772NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
 771ATI Mobility Radeon X300
 770NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
 769NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
 768ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
 
 766ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
 765NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
 764ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
 
 762ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
 761ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
 
 
 757ATI Mobility Radeon X600
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 
 
 744Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
 743NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
 
 
 
 737*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
 
 
 
 
 
 
 730*ATI Radeon HD 4100
 
 722ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 717ATI Radeon HD 4200
 715ATI Radeon HD 4270
 713ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
 701NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
 694*VIA Chrome9HD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 682NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
 680*NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
 679NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
 677*NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
 672*AMD Radeon HD 6330M
 671NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 669ATI Mobility Radeon X700
 668ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
 667NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
 666ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
 
 663ATI Mobility Radeon X800
 
 660ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
 
 657NVIDIA GeForce 305M
 656ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
 654ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
 652*AMD Radeon HD 6350M
 651*AMD Radeon HD 7350M
 644*AMD Radeon HD 6380G
 643*AMD Radeon HD 6430M
 642ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
 
 640NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
 633NVIDIA GeForce 405M
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 621AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
 
 615*AMD Radeon HD 7430M
 
 
 606AMD Radeon HD 7370M
 603ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
 598NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
 597NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
 596ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
 595ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
 592NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
 590*AMD Radeon HD 8310G
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 574NVIDIA GeForce 705M
 
 570NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
 568NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
 563NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
 
 
 
 
 540*AMD Radeon HD 8410G
 
 
 529*Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
 
 
 
 512NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
 
 508*AMD Radeon HD 7510M
 504*AMD Radeon HD 7490M
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 498*AMD Radeon HD 7530M
 
 
 492ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
 
 
 
 
 478ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
 
 
 
 
 
 459NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
 
 456AMD Radeon HD 6530M
 455*AMD Radeon HD 8510G
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 452AMD Radeon HD 7630M
 446NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
 445*AMD Radeon HD 7590M
 
 
 431*Intel UHD Graphics 615
 
 
 
 
 
 
 410*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
 
 408*AMD Radeon R5 M420
 407*AMD Radeon R5 M315
 390*NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
 382AMD Radeon HD 6570M
 381ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 375ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
 374AMD Radeon HD 6830M
 
 370NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
 369*AMD Radeon HD 8590M
 339*AMD Radeon HD 8650M
 
 
 327ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
 
 321Intel HD Graphics P530
 319Intel HD Graphics P630
 316*AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
 
 
 
 283AMD Radeon HD 7750M
 277AMD Radeon HD 8770M
 276*AMD Radeon HD 8830M
 273AMD Radeon HD 6870M
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 
 
 246AMD Radeon HD 7770M
 238*AMD Radeon R7 M380
 225Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
 216AMD Radeon R7 M465
 215AMD Radeon HD 7850M
 213AMD Radeon R9 M365X
 207AMD Radeon HD 6950M
 198AMD Radeon HD 7870M
 196AMD Radeon R9 M270
 
 175*AMD Radeon R9 M380
 174*AMD Radeon R9 M385
 173*AMD Radeon R9 M470
 167Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
 
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 155*AMD Radeon HD 7950M
 148*AMD Radeon R9 M470X
 126AMD Radeon Pro 555X
 
 
 116AMD Radeon Pro 560
 111NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
 
 
 99AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
 
 
 83AMD Radeon R9 M395
 77AMD Radeon R9 M390X
 75AMD Radeon R9 M485X
 73AMD Radeon R9 M395X
 
 51*AMD Radeon RX 490M
 47*AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
 46*AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
Pos      Model                                     Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 43*AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
 
 38*AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
 
 
 
 
 
* Smaller values are better. / * Approximate position

 

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
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.
123Uncertain – 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.
The value in the fields displays the average frame rate of all values in the database. Move your cursor over the value to see individual results.

Test Systems

Desktop-PCs Plattform I Plattform II
Mainboard Asus Z170-A Asus Z97-Deluxe
Processor Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake) Intel Core i7-4790K (Haswell)
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB GDDR5)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8 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)
RAM 2 x 8 GB DDR4-2133 2 x 4 GB DDR3-1600
Storage Device Crucial MX100 SSD (256 GB)
Crucial M500 SSD (480 GB)
OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB)
OCZ Trion 150 SSD (960 GB)
Intel SSD 530 (240 GB)
OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB)
OS Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Schenker Notebooks Schenker W504 Schenker XMG A505 Schenker S413
Mainboard Intel HM87 Intel HM87 Intel HM87
Processor Intel Core i7-4700MQ (Haswell) Intel Core i7-4720HQ (Haswell) Intel Core i7-4750HQ (Haswell)
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M (8 GB GDDR5)
GTX 970M (6 GB GDDR5)
GTX 880M (8 GB GDDR5)
GTX 870M (6 GB GDDR5)
GTX 860M Kepler (4 GB GDDR5)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
RAM 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 8 GB DDR3-1600
Storage Device Samsung SSD 840 EVO (250 GB) Micron M600 SSD (128 GB)
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HDD (1.000 GB)
Intel SSD
OS Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
MSI Notebooks MSI GT62VR MSI GE72 MSI PE60 MSI GP62 MSI CX61 MSI CX61
Mainboard Intel HM170 Intel HM170 Intel HM170 Intel HM86 Intel HM86 Intel HM86
Processor Intel Core i7-6820HK (Skylake) Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake) Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake) Intel Core i7-5700HQ (Broadwell) Intel Celeron 2970M (Haswell) Intel Core i5-4200M (Haswell)
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5) Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M 2016 (2 GB GDDR5) Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M (2 GB GDDR5) Nvidia GeForce 940M (2 GB DDR3) Nvidia GeForce 920M (2 GB DDR3) Nvidia GeForce GT 720M (2 GB DDR3)
RAM 4 x 8 GB DDR4-2133 1 x 8 GB DDR4-2133 2 x 4 GB DDR4-2133 1 x 8 GB DDR3-1600 1 x 8 GB DDR3-1600 1 x 8 GB DDR3-1600
Storage Device Samsung NVMe MZVPV128 SSD (128 GB) Toshiba THNSNJ128G8NU SSD (128 GB)
WDC WD10JPVX HDD (1.000 GB)
OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB)
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 HDD (500 GB) WDC Scorpio Blue HDD (1.000 GB)
OS Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Asus Notebooks Asus G752VS Asus N551ZU
Mainboard Intel CM236 AMD K15.1
Processor Intel Core i7-6820HK (Skylake) AMD FX-7600P (Kaveri)
Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5) AMD Radeon R9 M280X (4 GB GDDR5)
RAM 4x 16 GB DDR4-2400 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600
Storage Device Toshiba NVMe THNSN5512GPU7 SSD (512 GB) Samsung SSD 830 (256 GB)
OS Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Windows 10 64 Bit
4K Monitor Nvidia Driver AMD Driver Intel Driver
2x Asus PB287Q ForceWare 375.70 Crimson 16.11.3 15.40.28.4501
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Florian Glaser, Klaus Hinum, 2016-11-17 (Update: 2017-02-23)