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Dishonored 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, Klaus Hinum, Stefanie Voigt (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.

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Dishonored 2

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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).

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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.

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    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 ∼39%
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 ∼32%
81 (min: 51) fps ∼68%
91 (min: 57) fps ∼76%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
35.9 (min: 30) fps ∼30%
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 ∼31%
72 (min: 49) fps ∼60%
AMD Radeon R9 Fury, 4790K
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro
30.7 (min: 23) fps ∼26%
57.3 (min: 44) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
32.1 (min: 27) fps ∼27%
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 ∼26%
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 ∼26%
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 ∼21%
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 ∼24%
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 ∼21%
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 ∼20%
47.8 (min: 34) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
26.4 (min: 22) fps ∼22%
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 ∼18%
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 ∼17%
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 ∼12%
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 ∼10%
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

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      Model
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 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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
94.1
88.6
85.2n4
69.15n4
35.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
85.4
64.7
54.8
23.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
94.65n2
81.45n4
60.5n5
53.9n5
31.2
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
75.9
73.1
60.2
54.2
22.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
87.9
72.2
47n3
39.9n3
18.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
74.2
68
46.1
41.3
26.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
76
66
37.4
32.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
68.8
58.4
37.7
35.5
20.8
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
59.3
54.7
33.8
29.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
58.6
48.6
33.9
33
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
41.1
36
27.3
24.7
12.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
34.7
32.3
23.6
21.8
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
25
20.6
11.7
9.9
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
21.1n3
20.35n2
13.6
11.3
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
36.4
20.1
19.4
14.4
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
23.6
19.7
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
21.2
19.4
10.1
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
23.6
19.4
AMD Radeon R7 M445
23.4
18.6
12.2
9.9
      Model
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lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
20.2
18.3
AMD Radeon R5 M430
13.8
10.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
12.3
10
AMD Radeon R5 M255
10.5
9.3
AMD Radeon R7 M440
10.9
9.2
AMD Radeon R7 M360
10.7
9
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
11
8.8
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
7.1
5.1
Intel HD Graphics 520
5.6
3.1
Intel HD Graphics 4600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
105.5n4
86.2n4
52.3n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
78.2
66.5
43.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
80.35n2
70.7n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
      Model
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lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
AMD Radeon R9 M390
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
AMD Radeon Pro 460
61.4
26
22.9
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon Pro 555
46.5
19.4
18.3
AMD Radeon Pro 455
44.1
20.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
AMD Radeon RX 540
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
      Model
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lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
AMD Radeon Pro 450
29.5
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
AMD Radeon R9 M275
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
      Model
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lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
AMD Radeon R9 M375
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
AMD Radeon R7 M370
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
15
Intel Iris Graphics 550
AMD Radeon 530
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
Intel Iris Graphics 540
17.3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
AMD Radeon R7 M270
AMD Radeon R7 M265
      Model
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lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon R7 M460
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon R7 M260
AMD Radeon R7 M340
AMD Radeon 520
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
16.3
Intel HD Graphics 530
12.1
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Intel HD Graphics 620
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
Intel HD Graphics 5600
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
      Model
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lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon R5 M330
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
AMD Radeon R5 M240
AMD Radeon R5 M320
AMD Radeon R5 M230
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Intel HD Graphics 6000
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Intel HD Graphics 5500
Intel UHD Graphics 615
Intel HD Graphics 615
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
Intel HD Graphics 5000
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
Intel HD Graphics 515
Intel HD Graphics 4400
Intel HD Graphics 610
Intel HD Graphics 510
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
Intel HD Graphics 5300
Intel UHD Graphics 605
Intel HD Graphics 505
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Intel HD Graphics 4000
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
      Model
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lowmed.highultra4k
Intel HD Graphics 4200
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon HD 8400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
AMD Radeon HD 8330
Intel UHD Graphics 600
Intel HD Graphics 500
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
      Model
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lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 8280
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
AMD Radeon HD 8240
AMD Radeon HD 8250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Intel HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
AMD Radeon HD 8210
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Intel HD Graphics 2500
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
Intel HD Graphics 2000
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
AMD Radeon HD 7340
AMD Radeon HD 6320
AMD Radeon HD 7310
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 8180
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
NVIDIA ION 2
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7290
AMD Radeon HD 6290
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
ATI Radeon HD 4250
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon HD 6250
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
ATI Radeon HD 3200
ATI Radeon HD 4225
ATI Radeon HD 3100
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
VIA Chrome9 HC
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
SIS Mirage M661FX
unknown
Silicon Motion SM502
ATI Mobility 128 M3
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
SIS Mirage 2 M760
VIA Castle Rock
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
ATI Radeon HD 4100
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
ATI Radeon HD 4200
ATI Radeon HD 4270
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
VIA Chrome9HD
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
Intel UHD Graphics 617
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon R5 M420
AMD Radeon R5 M315
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
Intel HD Graphics P530
Intel HD Graphics P630
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
AMD Radeon R7 M380
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
AMD Radeon R7 M465
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
AMD Radeon R9 M270
AMD Radeon R9 M380
AMD Radeon R9 M385
AMD Radeon R9 M470
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon Pro 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
AMD Radeon R9 M395
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
      Model
Dishonored 2
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
AMD Radeon RX 490M
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2050 / 1150 / Ti (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * 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)