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Forza Horizon 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Great looks, meager platform. Forza Horizon 4 is one of the most beautiful racing games ever released. Find out in our benchmark test whether the modern graphics of Forza Horizon 4 can overcome the weaknesses of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
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Forza Horizon 4

Technology

Microsoft has its distribution network for games and software, just like Valve with Steam, Ubisoft with Uplay, EA with Origin, Blizzard with Battlenet and Epic with its Epic Games Launcher. However, the Microsoft Store has not always covered itself in glory with its limited selection of games and unintuitive file management system.

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We also encountered issues with recording tools. FRAPS, our go-to software, does not work with DirectX 12; Forza Horizon 4 runs only in DirectX 12. Moreover, the game is only compatible with Windows 10 and graphics cards that support DirectX 12. Worse still, we experienced numerous crashes and false starts when testing the game despite using compatible hardware. Forza Horizon 4 will only work when connected to the Internet too, which is equally frustrating.

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The game’s graphics are almost beyond reproach though. As mentioned initially, Forza Horizon 4 is one of the most technically impressive racing games that we have ever seen. The textures, effects including dirt, reflections or shadows and the level of detail are all up to date. These combine with the impressive draw distance, the dense vegetation and the seasonal weather conditions to create an engaging racing experience. In short, Forza Horizon 4 puts on a great show.

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We also praise Microsoft for the graphics menu, which has been segregated into “Standard” and “Advanced” tabs because there are that many options. It is worth bearing in mind that you must disable V-sync and change the frame rate to variable to bypass the built-in FPS lock. 

Furthermore, you must disable dynamic optimization to prevent the game from changing graphics settings to what it thinks is best for your computer. Most of these options are contained in the “Advanced” menu, which also lists several graphics presets. The presets allow you to change all graphics settings with just a click, but you must reboot the game for them to take effect. Oddly, a warning message stating that users must reboot after changing presets only occasionally appears; a bug perhaps? Additionally, the game takes a while to load even on fast SSDs.

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Benchmarks

Our benchmark results are based on the free demo, which also has an integrated benchmark utility. As demonstrated in the video below, the benchmark is a 90-second AI race that includes multiple changes in time, weather and environments. The highlight of the benchmark is its detailed evaluation, which lists system information in the left-hand pane, the graphics settings in the right-hand pane and a host of FPS information including a graph in the middle. The average FPS score is in the bottom left-hand corner of the integrated benchmark results.

Please note: The calculated performance values are not completely constant as the benchmark process differs slightly for each run through. Generally, Forza Horizon 4 is playable at 40 FPS and runs smoothly at 40 FPS. Incidentally, the game will display a warning message if your system has too little video memory. Forza Horizon 4 will frequently stutter if you try to play it in high resolutions or at high graphics with a GPU that has 3 GB VRAM or less.

Results

HD – 1280x720

Forza Horizon 4 is relatively well-optimized for PC, and the game is no-resource hog. However, integrated graphics solutions like the Intel UHD Graphics 620 will struggle even at 1280x720 with the graphics set to a minimum. The game is playable at these settings with at least an Nvidia GeForce 940MX. We would recommend using a GeForce MX150 or better for playing Forza Horizon 4 smoothly at HD.

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    1280x720 Very Low Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), i7-7740X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
178 (165min) fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
171 (153min) fps ∼66%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
170 (155min) fps ∼66%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
161 (146min) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
145 (123min) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
144 (129min) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, TR 1950X
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
141 fps ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
140 (129min) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
135 (125min) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
122 (107min) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
115 (100min) fps ∼45%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
122 (115min) fps ∼47%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), i7-7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
104 (103min) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
102 (88min) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
85 (72min) fps ∼33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
74 (65min) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, i7-7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
70 (61min) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-7700HQ
MSI PL62
63 (56min) fps ∼24%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
55 (43min) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
39 (34min) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
23 (18min) fps ∼9%
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
19 (16min) fps ∼7%

FHD – 1920x1080

In contrast to other triple-A games that require a true gaming GPU for playing in FHD, Forza Horizon 4 is playable at medium to high graphics with just a GeForce GTX 1050. We would recommend using at least a GeForce GTX 980M or better if you would like to play Forza Horizon 4 in FHD with the graphics preset set to ultra.

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    1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS     1920x1080 High Preset AA:2xMS     1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:2xMS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), i7-7740X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
120 (102min) fps ∼62%
145 (126min) fps ∼67%
147 (130min) fps ∼67%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
112 (97min) fps ∼58%
137 (112min) fps ∼63%
140 (116min) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, TR 1950X
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
112 fps ∼58%
121 fps ∼56%
127 fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
106 (92min) fps ∼55%
122 (103min) fps ∼56%
124 (105min) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
98 (84min) fps ∼51%
123 (102min) fps ∼57%
131 (111min) fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
98 (86min) fps ∼51%
106 (88min) fps ∼49%
108 (89min) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
97 (78min) fps ∼50%
115 (99min) fps ∼53%
118 (101min) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
75 (65min) fps ∼39%
96 (80min) fps ∼44%
102 (88min) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
73 (63min) fps ∼38%
93 (78min) fps ∼43%
100 (85min) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
59 (52min) fps ∼31%
83 (68min) fps ∼38%
90 (74min) fps ∼41%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), i7-7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
77 (69min) fps ∼40%
93 (88min) fps ∼43%
100 (94min) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
47 (40min) fps ∼24%
68 (56min) fps ∼31%
74 (62min) fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
40 (17min) fps ∼21%
55 (45min) fps ∼25%
62 (52min) fps ∼28%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), i7-7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
41 (33min) fps ∼21%
54 (50min) fps ∼25%
57 (54min) fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
37 (29min) fps ∼19%
52 (45min) fps ∼24%
55 (50min) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
36 (25min) fps ∼19%
53 (43min) fps ∼25%
61 (52min) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
28 (25min) fps ∼15%
41 (34min) fps ∼19%
47 (38min) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, i7-7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
25 (21min) fps ∼13%
31 (25min) fps ∼14%
35 (28min) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-7700HQ
MSI PL62
15 (4min) fps ∼8%
24 (15min) fps ∼11%
27 (21min) fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
14 (1min) fps ∼7%
19 (16min) fps ∼9%
25 (19min) fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
18 (14min) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
15 (9min) fps ∼7%
16 (10min) fps ∼7%
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
11 (9min) fps ∼5%

QHD – 2560x1440 & UHD – 3840x2160

We recommend a minimum of either a GeForce GTX 980 or a GeForce GTX 1060 for playing Forza Horizon 4 at QHD. Likewise, you will need a GeForce GTX 1070 or a GTX 1080 Max-Q to play the game at UHD with graphics at ultra.

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    3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS     2560x1440 Ultra Preset AA:2xMS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), i7-7740X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
75 (67min) fps ∼51%
102 (90min) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, TR 1950X
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
73 fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
65 (56min) fps ∼44%
93 (82min) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
62 (54min) fps ∼42%
87 (76min) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
55 (47min) fps ∼37%
84 (74min) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
54 (47min) fps ∼37%
79 (70min) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
52 (44min) fps ∼35%
76 (67min) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
38 (32min) fps ∼26%
57 (50min) fps ∼35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
35 (30min) fps ∼24%
57 (49min) fps ∼35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
34 (29min) fps ∼23%
48 (42min) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
26 (22min) fps ∼18%
39 (34min) fps ∼24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
15 (12min) fps ∼10%
26 (14min) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
14 (12min) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
6 (1min) fps ∼4%
23 (2min) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, i7-7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
18 (15min) fps ∼11%

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
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AMD Radeon Pro 460
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
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Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
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NVIDIA GeForce 920M
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NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
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AMD Radeon HD 8310G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
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ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
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Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
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Intel HD Graphics 515
AMD Radeon R9 M395
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
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NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
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13
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AMD Radeon RX 540X
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AMD Radeon HD 6520G
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
AMD Radeon R9 M270
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
AMD Radeon 530
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Intel HD Graphics 510
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
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161
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AMD Radeon HD 6990M
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
Apple M1 7-Core GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
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122
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135
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AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
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NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
AMD Radeon HD 6290
ATI Mobility 128 M3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
AMD Radeon R9 M275
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
36
17
14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
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ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
AMD Radeon Pro 560
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon R7 M270
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
AMD Radeon HD 8330
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon R9 M470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
Intel UHD Graphics 605
4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
Intel UHD Graphics 615
13
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
Intel HD Graphics 5600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
10
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
AMD Radeon 610
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
Intel UHD Graphics 620
20n2
11.5n2
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
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VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
Intel Iris Graphics 550
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
AMD Radeon R5 M420
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
AMD Radeon RX 490M
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
78
38
35
29
12
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
13
5
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
150
121
118
98
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
ATI Radeon HD 4100
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
122
67
61
47
20
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
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AMD Radeon HD 8180
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
AMD Radeon R5 M240
SIS Mirage 2 M760
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
AMD Radeon R5 M315
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
88
37
26
19
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
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ATI Radeon HD 3200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
102
53
50
36
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
AMD Radeon R7 M260
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
Intel HD Graphics 500
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
AMD Radeon RX 640
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
AMD Radeon R7 M460
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
AMD Radeon R7 M465
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
AMD Radeon R9 M390
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
AMD Radeon 620
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
ATI Radeon HD 4225
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book
VIA Castle Rock
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AMD Radeon HD 8790M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
Intel HD Graphics 4200
Intel HD Graphics 530
18
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
Qualcomm Adreno 630
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Intel UHD Graphics 610
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
AMD Radeon R5 M230
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
ATI Radeon HD 3100
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
Intel HD Graphics 4400
5
AMD Radeon R7 M340
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
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AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
137
113
112
94
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
AMD Radeon R5 M330
AMD Radeon Pro 555
58
31
26
18
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
97n2
82n2
80n2
61.5n2
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
AMD Radeon RX 540
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
Intel HD Graphics 2000
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
Intel HD Graphics 5500
7
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
72
31
24
16
ATI Radeon HD 4250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
85
47
41
28
14
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
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AMD Radeon R7 M265
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
7
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
ATI Radeon HD 4200
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
AMD Radeon HD 8210
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
46
21
16
12
Intel HD Graphics 4000
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
112
74
69
55
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
22.6
10.2
9.2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
AMD Radeon R5 M430
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
AMD Radeon 520
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
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VIA Chrome9 HC
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
Intel HD Graphics 2500
AMD Radeon HD 8240
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
AMD Radeon 630
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
NVIDIA ION 2
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AMD Radeon HD 6950M
AMD Radeon R7 M445
ATI Radeon HD 4270
(-) * 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
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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Test Systems

Device Graphics Card Processor RAM OS
Desktop-PC I MSI GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X)
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-6700K 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC II NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11 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)
Intel Core i7-4790K 2 x 4 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
Alienware 17 R4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Acer Triton 700 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS G752VS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT62VR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS GL753VD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL62 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS G752VY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GS60 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL72 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI PE60 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI PL62 NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI CX72 NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2 GB DDR3) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP62 NVIDIA GeForce 940M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Core i7-5700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI CX61 NVIDIA GeForce 920M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Celeron 2970M 1 x 8 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS N551ZU AMD Radeon R9 M280X (4 GB GDDR5) AMD FX-7600P 2 x 4 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
4K Monitor NVIDIA driver AMD driver
2 x ASUS PB287Q, Philips 328P6VJEB ForceWare 411.70 Adrenalin 18.9.3
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