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Fallout 4 Notebook Benchmarks

Old-school technology, but fascinating. About four years after Skyrim, Bethesda Softworks releases their next role-play highlight called Fallout 4. Visually, the title might not impress much, but it offers a huge gaming world full of possibilities. Our benchmark article takes a look at how the game performs on various notebooks.
Florian Glaser, Tanja Hinum (translated by Bernie Pechlaner), 🇩🇪
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For the original German article, see here.

Graphics

We wouldn't exactly call Fallout 4 a "visual treat". Aside from the sheer range and the well-designed (although moderately animated) characters, the engine seems like an relic from a bygone era. Undefined textures here, lackluster lighting and effects there: it takes just a few minutes before it becomes clear that the title can't measure up to other examples of the genre - no matter if it's Dragon Age Inquisition, which is based on the Frostbite 3 engine (familiar from Battlefield 4) or the extremely polished The Witcher 3.

Fallout 4
Fallout 4
Fallout 4

On the other hand, Fallout 4 is clearly a game where looks matter less and less the longer you play it. Just like the predecessor from 2008, the title offers a fascinating world with hundreds of characters, tasks and surprises. Since the Fallout-universe is a rather strange one in the first place, even bugs like flickering objects or other glitches don't take away much from the game - on the contrary: they bring a few smiles to the face instead.

Nonetheless: we would have liked it had the developers of the PC-version fine-tuned the game some more. Especially the controls could use improvement in many situations: the mouse response is spongy, which - in combination with the not very constant frame rate - makes neither the ego nor the third-person view that enjoyable.

Fallout 4
Fallout 4
Fallout 4

Our main point of criticism concern the console-style menus with their long and convoluted entries. The weapons quick-select wheel and the assignment of the keys could also be a lot more intuitive. At least we didn't encounter any major bugs during the benchmark tests, although Fallout 4 crashed repeatedly after the start (especially in fullscreen-mode) on one of our Intel NUC PCs. Other test systems had no issues with the game, however.

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Fallout 4
Fallout 4

Rather unfortunate is the fact that most of the graphics options can't be changed from within the game. The menu is accessible through the launcher inside Steam. Both the arrangement as well as the range of functionality remind us of Skyrim. Fallout 4 has several presets as well, which change a lot of the settings in one go.

The advanced menu allows the user to tailor the game to their individual needs. Some settings are on/off only (motion blur, lens flares,...), while others have several different levels to choose from.

Fallout 4
Fallout 4
Fallout 4

Somewhat of a nuisance is the fact that there's no real consistency, either: the shadow quality, for example, is implemented at the low setting, whereas textures are only available from medium quality settings on up. In our opinion, the presets are not quite optimal. Activating SSAO and FXAA at the lowest level is a questionable decision and so are the increments of the anisotropic filtering (Off @Low, 16x @Medium).

Speaking of anti-aliasing: compared to other games, Fallout 4 doesn't seem to be able to take advantage of FXAA. Not only do angled edges flicker, but thin objects (shrubs, leaves,...) are affected heavily as well. Due to the anti-aliasing issues in combination with block-like shadows, we can't really recommend the preset "low". Fallout 4 starts to get more compelling at medium details with TAA, which is implemented surprisingly well. There's hardly a recognizable difference between the settings "high" and "ultra" - also as far as the benchmark results are concerned.

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Fallout 4
Fallout 4

The RPG's frame rate is limited by the monitor (60 Hz in most cases). To remove the fps lock, the user has to edit the Fallout4Prefs.ini (located in C:UsersxyzDocumentsMy GamesFallout4) and change the iPresentInterval= from 1 to 0. Caution: changing the graphics options afterwards reactivates the fps lock.

Owners who have notebooks with graphics switching shouldn't be surprised by the fact that Fallout 4 will always recommend the lowest preset regardless of the actual performance, since the launcher seems only capable of identifying the integrated GPU. The game itself opened - at least on Nvidia notebooks with the current driver (ForceWare 358.91) – always with the correct GPU, however.

Online shops see a lot of complaints about the retail version of the game, since Bethesda supposedly ships a DVD containing 5 GB of data, which in turn necessitates a download of about 24 GB before Fallout 4 is complete.

Fallout 4
Fallout 4
Fallout 4

Benchmark

Because of the inconsistent performance, which changes depending on the surroundings as well as the view point, even powerful systems can get close to their limit. To get an idea of how high the demands on the hardware really are, we use a very taxing sequence right at the beginning of the game with lots of vegetation and NPCs. The main character (spoiler alert!) and his spouse have to evacuate their home on short notice and find refuge in a bomb shelter. We use the tool Fraps and start recording as soon as the player character enters the front yard. The benchmark ends after about 40 seconds near a guarded fence.

Since the environment is slightly less structured in the later sequences, it stands to reason that the resulting frame rate will be somewhat higher compared to our test sequence. Because of the undefined and not entirely smooth appearance we recommend at least 35 fps during the benchmark. A suggestion: those who want to eek out the last bit of performance can gain a few fps by avoiding the third-person perspective.

Results

To be able to play Fallout 4 at all, a medium-level GPU is required. Entry-level solutions like the HD Graphics 4600 or the 5500 are not powerful enough even at minimum details and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Older allrounder-GPUs like the GeForce GT 740M and GT 750M are pushed to their limits even at the low preset. Notebook users who have one of these GPUs should manually adjust (lower) the graphics settings and deactivate FXAA as well as SSAO. For normal details and a resolution of 1366 x 768 we recommend an upper middle-class GPU (example: GTX 850M).

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1920 x 1080 pixels and the high preset are only possible with a true gaming laptop. From the GeForce GTX 870M on up, it's possible to reach average frame rates of above 35 fps. Maximum settings and Full-HD meanwhile require a GTX 880M or GTX 970M. A resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is too much for every single notebook GPU out there. Even the desktop graphics card GTX 980 manages only 34 fps at high details. Just like Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, this setting would require a GTX 980 Ti or two GTX-980M in SLI-mode. Fallout 4 doesn't tax the processor too much. During all our tests the CPU was only a limiting factor - if at all - with the settings on low.

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    3840x2160 High Preset AA:T AF:16x     1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T AF:16x     1920x1080 High Preset AA:T AF:16x     1366x768 Medium Preset AA:T AF:16x     1280x720 Low Preset AA:FX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
Desktop-PC
33.8 (min: 27) fps ∼34%
80.6 (min: 65) fps ∼38%
95.6 (min: 82) fps ∼51%
140.8 (min: 106) fps ∼60%
148.9 (min: 112) fps ∼62%
AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4790K
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC
31.6 (min: 25) fps ∼32%
64 (min: 51) fps ∼30%
84 (min: 68) fps ∼44%
135 (min: 115) fps ∼57%
159 (min: 120) fps ∼66%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
24 (min: 18) fps ∼24%
55 (min: 42) fps ∼26%
65.3 (min: 53) fps ∼35%
117.6 (min: 95) fps ∼50%
126.7 (min: 98) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
18 (min: 9) fps ∼18%
43.4 (min: 33) fps ∼21%
49.4 (min: 38) fps ∼26%
98.6 (min: 81) fps ∼42%
125.4 (min: 99) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, 3770K
Desktop-PC
14.9 (min: 12) fps ∼15%
37.8 (min: 31) fps ∼18%
46.9 (min: 40) fps ∼25%
87.4 (min: 74) fps ∼37%
142.8 (min: 110) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
14.9 (min: 11) fps ∼15%
35.4 (min: 28) fps ∼17%
42.6 (min: 37) fps ∼23%
73.9 (min: 66) fps ∼31%
110.4 (min: 91) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
11.6 (min: 8) fps ∼12%
28.9 (min: 23) fps ∼14%
35.1 (min: 29) fps ∼19%
61.3 (min: 52) fps ∼26%
97.1 (min: 80) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ
Schenker XMG A505
10.1 (min: 8) fps ∼10%
25.3 (min: 20) fps ∼12%
31.4 (min: 26) fps ∼17%
57.7 (min: 48) fps ∼24%
101.7 (min: 82) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
7.9 (min: 6) fps ∼8%
20.3 (min: 16) fps ∼10%
24.5 (min: 20) fps ∼13%
43.6 (min: 38) fps ∼18%
69.3 (min: 58) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, 4340M
Schenker M504
7.3 (min: 4) fps ∼7%
18.8 (min: 15) fps ∼9%
22.8 (min: 18) fps ∼12%
41.8 (min: 34) fps ∼18%
69.6 (min: 59) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
9.9 (min: 5) fps ∼5%
12.2 (min: 8) fps ∼6%
21.3 (min: 19) fps ∼9%
31.9 (min: 27) fps ∼13%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ
Schenker S413
15.6 (min: 11) fps ∼7%
24.6 (min: 16) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
7.4 (min: 4) fps ∼4%
9 (min: 4) fps ∼5%
16.7 (min: 9) fps ∼7%
26.9 (min: 23) fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 4200M
MSI CX61-i572M
6.8 (min: 0) fps ∼4%
12.4 (min: 0) fps ∼5%
20 (min: 0) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 3720QM
Asus N56VM
18.3 (min: 11) fps ∼8%
Intel HD Graphics 5500, 5010U
Intel NUC Kit NUC5i3RYH
0 (min: 0) fps ∼0%
9.7 (min: 6) fps ∼4%
16.4 (min: 9) fps ∼7%
Intel HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
5.4 (min: 2) fps ∼3%
9.4 (min: 5) fps ∼4%
15.8 (min: 9) fps ∼7%

Testsysteme

Four of our review notebooks are from Schenker Technologies:

  • W504 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 860M, GTX 870M, GTX 880M, GTX 970M, GTX 980M)
  • A505 (Core i7-4720HQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 960M)
  • M504 (Core i5-4340M, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 850M)
  • M503 (Core i7-4702MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 750M)

Three notebooks are courtesy of Nvidia:

Intel provided the:

  • Schenker S413 (Core i7-4750HQ, 8 GB DDR3, Iris Pro Graphics 5200)

Our desktop utlize CPUs/APUs from Intel and AMD, SSDs from Micron, Intel and Samsung, motherboards from Intel and Asus as well as GPUs from Nvidia adn AMD. Our 4K display is the Asus PB287Q.

We used the following GPU drivers: Nvidia 358.91, AMD 15.11 Beta, Intel 20.19.15.4300 (Win 10) and Intel 10.18.14.4294 (Win 7), respectively.

Overview

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1280x720
Low Preset
FXAA
med.
1366x768
Medium Preset
16xAF TAA
high
1920x1080
High Preset
16xAF TAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
16xAF TAA
4K
3840x2160
High Preset
16xAF TAA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
141
123.7n6
52.6n5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
119n3
103.3n9
42n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
88.4n3
34.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
185.2n2
171.1n2
98.2n2
79.3n3
34.05n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
102
100
80.1n3
69n17
27.4n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
76.15n2
62.95n2
25.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
131n3
124.7n4
71.8n8
56.7n10
23.5n5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
108.5
96.5
55n2
44.5n3
18.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
135.2n3
100.1n4
53.1n7
43.4n7
18.3n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
110.4
73.9
42.6
35.4
14.9
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
106.9
80.4
49.8
35.5
14.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
112.3n2
72.3n2
41.7n9
34.4n10
14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
120.6n3
78.05n4
41.85n4
34.9n4
13.9
AMD Radeon R9 M390
38.5
30.3
13.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
97.1
61.3
35.1
28.9
11.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
97.4n4
57.2n10
31.4n15
24.95n16
10.3n4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
69.3
43.6
24.5
20.3
7.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
69.6
41.8
22.8
18.8
7.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
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ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
68.05n2
41n2
22.4n2
18.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
AMD Radeon R9 M395
ATI Mobility 128 M3
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
AMD Radeon R9 M470
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
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AMD Radeon HD 8400
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
SIS Mirage M661FX
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
43.9
14.9
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
Intel HD Graphics 520
13.6n3
9.1n3
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
NVIDIA ION 2
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
ATI Radeon HD 3200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
VIA Castle Rock
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
Intel HD Graphics P530
Intel HD Graphics 2500
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
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AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon R5 M420
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
AMD Radeon R7 M380
Intel Iris Graphics 540
23.2
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
Intel HD Graphics 2000
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
AMD Radeon HD 8250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
Intel UHD Graphics 620
AMD Radeon 630
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
AMD Radeon 620
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
22.1
15.2
6.5
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Intel UHD Graphics 605
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
AMD Radeon R7 M340
27.45n2
16.8
9.2
6.6
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
ATI Radeon HD 3100
AMD Radeon HD 7290
AMD Radeon HD 6320
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
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Intel HD Graphics 5600
17.9
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
AMD Radeon R5 M240
Intel HD Graphics 630
21.8
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
Intel UHD Graphics 600
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
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ATI Mobility Radeon X600
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
AMD Radeon HD 6250
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Intel Iris Graphics 550
21.3
8.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
Intel HD Graphics 500
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
Qualcomm Adreno 685
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
31.9
21.3
12.2
9.9
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
AMD Radeon RX 540
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
AMD Radeon Pro 455
27.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
AMD Radeon R5 M230
Intel Xe DG1 LP (iDG1LP) Mobile
AMD Radeon R9 M270
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
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ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon R5 M320
Intel HD Graphics 6000
Intel HD Graphics 505
AMD Radeon HD 8330
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
32.3
19.8
11.1
9.2
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
96.6
66.8
39
30.9
AMD Radeon R7 M445
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
AMD Radeon R7 M370
34
21.1
11.5
8.4
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Intel HD Graphics 515
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Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
27.9
17.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
Silicon Motion SM502
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
AMD Radeon R9 M385
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
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NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
24.9n2
15.95n2
9.3
6.2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
55.4
32.3
27.7
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
23.6
16.4
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
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AMD Radeon HD 7550M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
SIS Mirage 2 M760
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
ATI Radeon HD 4270
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
AMD Radeon R5 M255
25.1
15.9
8.5
6.6
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
AMD Radeon HD 8180
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
18.3
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
86.1
45.2
36
Intel HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
Intel HD Graphics 5000
AMD Radeon R5 M330
19.4
13.2
6.9
4.1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
17.8n2
10.9n2
6.1n2
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
AMD Radeon RX 640
AMD Radeon 625
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
VIA Chrome9HD
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
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lowmed.highultra4K
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon R9 M275
Qualcomm Adreno 630
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
36.2n3
21.65n4
11.9n5
9.4n2
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
Intel HD Graphics 530
AMD Radeon R7 M360
19.25n2
13n2
7.1n2
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
AMD Radeon R7 M440
25.6
15.8
8.3
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
16.15n2
11.9n2
6.1
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
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AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
AMD Radeon HD 8240
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
AMD Radeon HD 6310
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
Intel HD Graphics 610
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
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Intel UHD Graphics 615
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
AMD Radeon R7 M460
27
15.8
8.2
6.5
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
VIA Chrome9 HC
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
AMD Radeon HD 8280
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
179.1
63.4
50.8
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
20
12.4
6.8
Qualcomm Adreno 680
unknown
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
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ATI Radeon HD 4100
AMD Radeon R9 M380
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
ATI Radeon HD 4225
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
AMD Radeon 530
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
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AMD Radeon R7 M270
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
18.3
11.3
6.5
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
26.9
16.7
9
7.4
Intel UHD Graphics 610
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
39.2
35.5
23.3
19.3
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
AMD Radeon HD 7340
AMD Radeon HD 7310
AMD Radeon R7 M265
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
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AMD Radeon 520
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
Intel HD Graphics P630
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon R5 M315
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
AMD Radeon 610
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
AMD Radeon R7 M260
Intel HD Graphics 615
10.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book
Intel UHD Graphics 617
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
Intel HD Graphics 5300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
AMD Radeon R5 M430
19.4
12.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
54
33
18
15
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
35.95n6
22.9n5
12.3n5
10.2n3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
AMD Radeon R7 M465
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
AMD Radeon RX 490M
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Intel HD Graphics 510
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
AMD Radeon Pro 450
70
24.1
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
Intel UHD Graphics P630
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
13.4
7.8
ATI Radeon HD 4250
AMD Radeon 540X
Intel HD Graphics 4200
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
AMD Radeon HD 8210
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
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AMD Radeon HD 8770M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
AMD Radeon Pro 560
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
AMD Radeon RX 540X
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
39.2
35.2
21.2
15.7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
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Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
53n2
35.7n3
19.2n3
17.4n3
Intel HD Graphics 4400
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
24.6
15.6
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
Intel HD Graphics 620
19.2
12.3
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
AMD Radeon R9 M375
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
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AMD Radeon HD 8450G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
AMD Radeon Pro 460
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Intel HD Graphics 5500
16.4
9.7
AMD Radeon HD 6290
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

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5Stutters – This game is very likely to stutter and have poor frame rates. Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, average frame rates are expected to fall below 25fps
May Stutter – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, stutters and poor frame rates are expected.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
May Run Fluently – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game. Based on interpolated information from surrounding graphics cards of similar performance levels, fluent frame rates are expected.
?Uncertain – This graphics card experienced unexpected performance issues during testing for this game. A slower card may be able to achieve better and more consistent frame rates than this particular GPU running the same benchmark scene.
Uncertain – This graphics card has not been explicitly tested on this game and no reliable interpolation can be made based on the performances of surrounding cards of the same class or family.
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Florian Glaser, 2015-11-17 (Update: 2015-11-17)
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.
Bernhard Pechlaner
Translator: Bernhard Pechlaner - Review Editor
Ended up in the IT sector in the 90s more or less accidentally and have remained in the industry (as a sysadmin) ever since. Always been interested in laptops - first purchase was - if memory serves correctly - a Toshiba Satellite T2115CS with DX4-75 processor, 4 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk drive (and Windows 3.1). To this day, laptops appeal to me - much to the chagrin of my wife, who doesn’t seem understand why we need 5-10 of them at any given time ;-).