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Hitman Notebook Benchmarks

Debut of DirectX 12. Windows 10 launched with full DX12 support and Hitman - as one of the first titles released for the PC platform - supports it. Instead of improving the gaming experience, the new interface seems to be the source of frustration on quite a few systems. Here's our report, complete with the benchmark results.
Florian Glaser, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Bernie Pechlaner), 🇩🇪

For the original German article, see here.

Graphics

For the new edition of their assassin-series Hitman, Danish developer IO Interactive elevated their in-house Glacier 2 Engine to the next (technical) level. The most significant change is - as we mentioned in our introduction - the support for Microsoft's DirectX 12 API, which is supposed to improve processor utilization and thus performance. Especially lower-end processors should benefit from the technology. AMD's counterpart "Mantle", which has been on the market for a while, is based on a similar concept - though Windows 10 puts an end to it.

At this time, Hitman's DirectX 12 support seems fairly marginal - at least from an Nvidia standpoint. When we ran our benchmarks, we frequently got the impression that the developers focused on optimizing the game for AMD - not really a surprise: Hitman, after all, is part of AMD's "Gaming Evolved" program. During a test with two GeForce GPUs we found that the title ran actually better with DriectX 11, which also has to do with the fact that DirectX 12 often automatically activates v-sync. According to checks conducted by PC Games Hardware, GameStar and ComputerBase, the 60 fps threshold can be circumnavigated using a secondary display with 120/144 Hz or the tool MSI Afterburner. Those solutions are less than ideal though - particularly since they also increase the risk of crashes.

1920 x 1080 Ultra 1920 x 1080 High 1920 x 1080 Medium 1366 x 768 Medium 1280 x 720 Low

Nvidia GTX 950 @DX11

26 fps (min 19) 29 fps (min 21) 54 fps (min 43) 76 fps (min 59) 79 fps (min 63)

Nvidia GTX 950 @DX12

23 fps (min 16) 25 fps (min 18) 46 fps (min 36) 57 fps (min 46) 58 fps (min 52)

Nvidia GTX 880M @DX11

24 fps (min 13) 26 fps (min 18) 46 fps (min 33) 57 fps (min 40) 62 fps (min 51)

Nvidia GTX 880M @DX12

23 fps (min 16) 25 fps (min 17) 44 fps (min 34) 55 fps (min 37) 56 fps (min 46)

We also don't care for how restrictive Hitman is at times: depending on the GPU and video RAM, menu options might be available - or they might be not. Graphics processors with two GByte of VRAM an only make use of low texture quality (high starts at 4 GB); some resolutions and "super sampling" are grayed out as well. Theoretically it is possible to edit the file "GFXSettings" (under Steam/steamapps/common/Hitman) with a text editor and enforce certain settings that way. These settings only impact the external options menu, however - within the game, the settings are suddenly restricted again.

There are several other bugs, problems, and discrepancies - here is an overview:

  • The game often crashes or freezes during the start and while loading. Sometimes, the display turns black.
  • When changing from fullscreen to window mode or when tabbing out, the resolution sometimes changes.
  • Nvidia systems are - even outside of the DirecX mode - disadvantaged as far as performance is concerned. Future patches and driver updates might change that, but it already seems clear that AMD has some advantages in the realm of DirextX 12 features (keyword: asynchronous shaders).
  • Minimum details can result in lower frame rates than medium settings.
  • Like many competing games, Hitman comes with a built-in activation limit, which only allows a certain number of installs on per day. It will be a while before we'll be able to deliver DirectX 12 results for AMD-equipped systems and the remaining notebooks in our arsenal.
  • Hitman seems to run less smoothly under DirectX 12 than DirectX 11 at times - regardless of the performance.
  • Users who save games in Steam's online mode also have to be online when starting the game (and vice versa).
  • Regardless of the setting, the game stutters slightly on dual-core CPUs. It is not for nothing that the quad-core CPUs are recommended.
  • Load times are very long when the title has been installed on an HDD.
  • Fraps doesn't show any fps numbers when running in DirectX 12 mode, although the results were still recorded.

The configuration options are decent enough for a PC title, but don't compare to the game Division. The graphic menu only contains a handful of options, which allow the user to tune the visual appearance. Unfortunately, there are no presets to adjust the overall quality. Changing the DirectX path requires exiting the game and running the launcher for the external settings menu. Apart from that, changes don't require a restart.    

It doesn't really matter if the details are set to low or high: the graphics engine simply never offers compelling performance. True, Hitman impresses with a plethora of characters and fancy lighting, but other action games (for example Rise of the Tomb Raider) are visually more appealing. Our screenshots show next to no difference between the settings. Subjectively and from a performance standpoint, the differences are also not extensive.

Contentwise, Hitman is pretty captivating. The scope might feel a little limited due to the episodic release format (the first installment required 12 GB of space), but fans of the series will love the very typical gameplay. While other stealth games focus on sneaking around and hiding, Hitman makes planning, disguising, misleading, and experimenting the priorities. The tutorial, control and the menus are very fitting and cleverly designed.

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Medium
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Benchmark

In addition to DirectX 12, the integrated benchmark also appears somewhat unfinished. At a first glance, it looks like the developers did a decent job (similar to Hitman Absolution): varied and sophisticated-looking scenes coupled with interesting camera work - that's what we like to see. Unfortunately, as it stands right now, the benchmark is hardly usable. The first reason: after the benchmark, the results are not displayed directly, but rather saved in a file called "profiledata" somewhere in the user's windows folder. Why the results sometimes have the "CPU" in their title and other times "GPU", we couldn't say. The third issue are the very low minimum fps numbers. It could be that the benchmark starts recording too early.   

Considering the above, we've decided to not use the integrated test, but picked an in-game benchmark from the Paris mission "The Showstopper" instead. For 40 seconds, the alter ego embarks on a predetermined route and runs through a park, a reception hall, a fashion show, a bar, and an outdoor buffet with many different characters (see video). Since Nvidia GPUs have issues with both stability and performance when it comes to DirectX 12, we conducted our tests with DirectX 11. The GPU drivers are the newest ones we could find (ForceWare 364.51).  

Results

For entry into the world of assassins, the notebook in question should be equipped with an upper middle-class GPU. 1280 x 720 pixels and minimum details necessitate at least a GeForce GTX 850M. Entry-level and allrounder-GPUs like the HD Graphics 4600 or even up to the GeForce GT 750M are not powerful enough to prevent stuttering. For medium details and a resolution of 1366 x 768, a pretty powerful multimedia notebook - equipped with a GTX 850M or better - is required.

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Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings
4K Settings
4K Settings

Full-fledged gaming notebooks are required to play the game at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Medium settings are usable if the notebooks is at least equipped with a GTX 960M; for high settings, a GTX 970M is required. For maximum details, we recommend the high-end GPUs GTX 980M and GTX 980. Increasing the pixel density to 4K - so a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels - pushes even extremely powerful desktop GPUs to their limit. A GTX 980 for example, only managed 26 fps on high.  

The processor plays a fairly crucial role as well. With a potent graphics card installed, the CPU can bottleneck up to a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and normal details. In our opinion, Hitman is a little too demanding on the resources. Some other action games are more frugal despite their better visual appearance.

Hitman 2016
    3840x2160 High / On AA:FX AF:8x     1920x1080 Ultra / On AA:SM AF:16x     1920x1080 High / On AA:FX AF:8x     1920x1080 Medium / Off AF:4x     1366x768 Medium / Off AF:4x     1280x720 Low / Off AF:Trilinear
AMD Radeon R9 Fury, 4790K
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro
38.9 (min: 26) fps ∼46%
37.7 (min: 26) fps ∼45%
61 (min: 45) fps ∼50%
59.2 (min: 48) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
26.2 (min: 19) fps ∼31%
57.8 (min: 41) fps ∼47%
60.9 (min: 44) fps ∼63%
83.1 (min: 65) fps ∼100%
83.7 (min: 67) fps ∼62%
85.2 (min: 67) fps ∼74%
AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4790K
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC
32.5 (min: 26) fps ∼39%
58 (min: 43) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
18.4 (min: 15) fps ∼22%
40.4 (min: 28) fps ∼33%
42.4 (min: 30) fps ∼44%
54.9 (min: 44) fps ∼66%
55.2 (min: 45) fps ∼41%
59.8 (min: 49) fps ∼52%
AMD Radeon R9 280X, 4790K
Asus Z97 Deluxe Desktop i7-4790K, R9 280X
41 (min: 27) fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
14.4 (min: 11) fps ∼17%
31.9 (min: 23) fps ∼26%
33.8 (min: 24) fps ∼35%
55 (min: 43) fps ∼66%
57.4 (min: 45) fps ∼43%
61.4 (min: 49) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
26 (min: 18) fps ∼21%
30 (min: 22) fps ∼31%
58.8 (min: 46) fps ∼44%
62.1 (min: 51) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, 6700K
Desktop PC
25.6 (min: 19) fps ∼21%
29.3 (min: 21) fps ∼31%
54.4 (min: 43) fps ∼65%
76 (min: 59) fps ∼56%
79.1 (min: 63) fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
11.5 (min: 7) fps ∼14%
24.2 (min: 13) fps ∼20%
25.9 (min: 18) fps ∼27%
45.7 (min: 33) fps ∼55%
57.4 (min: 40) fps ∼43%
62.4 (min: 51) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
9.7 (min: 5) fps ∼12%
20.3 (min: 13) fps ∼17%
21.8 (min: 14) fps ∼23%
38.7 (min: 27) fps ∼47%
52.3 (min: 36) fps ∼39%
60.8 (min: 48) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ
Schenker XMG A505
18.1 (min: 12) fps ∼15%
19.6 (min: 14) fps ∼20%
36.4 (min: 28) fps ∼44%
50.4 (min: 37) fps ∼37%
58 (min: 47) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
7.4 (min: 3) fps ∼9%
16 (min: 8) fps ∼13%
16.9 (min: 11) fps ∼18%
30.5 (min: 22) fps ∼37%
43.7 (min: 30) fps ∼32%
55.3 (min: 38) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
14.9 (min: 10) fps ∼12%
16.3 (min: 11) fps ∼17%
30.2 (min: 24) fps ∼36%
44.8 (min: 35) fps ∼33%
55.5 (min: 41) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, 4340M
Schenker M504
14.9 (min: 11) fps ∼12%
16.6 (min: 12) fps ∼17%
29.1 (min: 22) fps ∼35%
38.1 (min: 23) fps ∼28%
42.4 (min: 33) fps ∼37%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
9.6 (min: 5) fps ∼10%
24.7 (min: 20) fps ∼18%
32.2 (min: 24) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
9.8 (min: 6) fps ∼10%
26.4 (min: 20) fps ∼20%
35.2 (min: 27) fps ∼31%
AMD Radeon R9 M280X, FX-7600P
Asus N551ZU-CN007H
16.3 (min: 13) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
7.2 (min: 4) fps ∼8%
13 (min: 10) fps ∼16%
19 (min: 14) fps ∼14%
25.3 (min: 17) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
15.7 (min: 10) fps ∼12%
19.8 (min: 9) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
6 (min: 1) fps ∼7%
15.4 (min: 12) fps ∼11%
14.6 (min: 11) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 4200M
MSI CX61-i572M
10.4 fps ∼8%
13.8 fps ∼12%
Intel HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
10.4 (min: 8) fps ∼8%
9.7 (min: 6) fps ∼8%

Overview

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1920x1080
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16xAF SMAA
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
71.9
71.95n2
45.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
105.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
82
80.9
62.4n2
61.65n2
34.25n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
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AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
100.3
93.7
64.5
61.3
28.8
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
72.35n2
71.05n2
58.15n4
51n7
23
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
56.2
54.4
49.8
47.7
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
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NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
AMD Radeon RX 490M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
66.1n3
62.4n3
42.4n3
40.4n3
17.8n2
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
40.2n2
38.8n2
16.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
61.5n4
58n4
37.15n4
36.15n4
14.4
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
58.4
57.3
38.15n2
32.55n2
AMD Radeon R9 M395
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
62.4
57.4
25.9
24.2
11.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Intel Xe DG1 LP (iDG1LP) Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
66.15n4
63.65n4
27.1n4
25.5n4
12.2
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
60.8
52.3
21.8
20.3
9.7
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
52.4
47.8
31.4
27.3
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
AMD Radeon R9 M390
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
AMD Radeon Pro 560
AMD Radeon Pro 460
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
46.5n3
46n3
19.6n3
18.1n3
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 640
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon Pro 455
75
20.4
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
45.2
45.5
25.9
24.5
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
AMD Radeon RX 540X
AMD Radeon RX 540
53
47
20
19
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
55.3
43.7
16.9
16
7.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
38.2n3
34.6n3
16.3n3
17.3n2
AMD Radeon Pro 450
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AMD Radeon 630
AMD Radeon 540X
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
42.4
38.1
16.6
14.9
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
16.3
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
AMD Radeon R9 M470
AMD Radeon R9 M385
AMD Radeon R9 M380
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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
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
AMD Radeon R9 M270
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
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NVIDIA GeForce 845M
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
AMD Radeon R7 M465
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
25.3
19
7.2
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
27.75n4
24.05n4
9.6n3
14.7
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
25.4
26.7
17.9
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
32.75n2
24.95n2
9.8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
AMD Radeon R9 M375
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
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AMD Radeon R7 M445
AMD Radeon R7 M380
AMD Radeon R7 M370
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
14.6
15.4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
23
23.9
Intel Iris Graphics 550
18.2
18
6.7
AMD Radeon 530
AMD Radeon 625
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
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NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
23.7
17.7
Intel Iris Graphics 540
15.6n2
13.8
7.6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
AMD Radeon R7 M270
AMD Radeon R7 M265
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
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AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
10.9n2
AMD Radeon R7 M460
28
20.6
10.6
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
AMD Radeon R7 M360
16.65n2
14.4n2
10.2
9.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
19.8
15.7
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon 620
AMD Radeon R7 M440
AMD Radeon R7 M260
AMD Radeon R7 M340
AMD Radeon 520
AMD Radeon 610
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel UHD Graphics P630
Intel HD Graphics 630
16
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Intel HD Graphics P630
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
Intel HD Graphics 530
Intel HD Graphics P530
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
9.4
6.1
Intel UHD Graphics 620
13.4
Intel HD Graphics 620
14.5
19.7
11.7
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
6.1
3.9
Qualcomm Adreno 685
Qualcomm Adreno 680
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
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 8650M
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
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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
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
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NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
12.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon R5 M330
15.35n2
10.1n2
AMD Radeon R5 M430
AMD Radeon R5 M255
15.2
16.2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
Intel HD Graphics 520
15.95n2
13.65n2
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
13.8
10.4
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
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AMD Radeon R5 M240
AMD Radeon R5 M320
AMD Radeon R5 M230
AMD Radeon R5 M315
AMD Radeon R5 M420
AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
4
2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Intel HD Graphics 6000
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
9.2n2
8.25n2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Intel HD Graphics 5500
Qualcomm Adreno 630
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Intel UHD Graphics 615
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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
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
Intel HD Graphics 515
10.1
9.2
Intel UHD Graphics 610
Intel HD Graphics 610
Intel HD Graphics 4400
8.5
5.9
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
Intel HD Graphics 510
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
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
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
Intel UHD Graphics 605
Intel HD Graphics 505
Intel HD Graphics 5300
4.7
2.1
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Intel HD Graphics 4000
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
7.2
4.1
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AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Intel HD Graphics 4200
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
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
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Intel UHD Graphics 600
Intel HD Graphics 500
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
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
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
6
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
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AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 8280
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
AMD Radeon HD 8240
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
AMD Radeon HD 8250
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
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
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NVIDIA GeForce 405M
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
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)
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
Intel HD Graphics 2000
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
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NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
VIA Chrome9HD
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
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
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
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
ATI Radeon HD 4270
ATI Radeon HD 4250
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6250
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
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 4100
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
ATI Radeon HD 3100
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
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NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
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NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
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
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
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NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
VIA Chrome9 HC
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
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ATI Radeon IGP 340M
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
VIA Castle Rock
SIS Mirage 2 M760
SIS Mirage M661FX
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
ATI Mobility 128 M3
Silicon Motion SM502
unknown
(-) * 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.
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 Custom Nvidia Custom AMD

Mainboard

Asus Z170-A Asus Z97-Deluxe

Processor

Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake) Intel Core i7-4790K (Haswell)

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB GDDR5), PNY GeForce GTX 950 (2 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

2x 8 GB DDR4-2133 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600

HDD 1

Crucial MX100 SSD (256 GB) Intel SSD 530 (240 GB)

HDD2

Crucial M500 SSD (480 GB) OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB)

HDD3

OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB) -

HDD4

OCZ Trion 150 SSD (960 GB) -

Operating system

Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

Schenker Notebooks Schenker W504 Schenker XMG A505 Schenker M504 Schenker M503 Schenker S413

Mainboard

Intel HM87 Intel HM87 Intel HM86 Intel HM86 Intel HM87

Processor

Intel Core i7-4700MQ (Haswell) Intel Core i7-4720HQ (Haswell) Intel Core i5-4340M (Haswell) Intel Core i7-4702MQ (Haswell) Intel Core i7-4750HQ (Haswell)

GPU

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) Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M (2 GB DDR3) Nvidia GeForce GT 750M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200

RAM

2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 8 GB DDR3-1600

HDD1

Samsung SSD 840 EVO (250 GB) Micron M600 SSD (128 GB) Intel SSD 520 (240 GB) Intel SSD 520 (240 GB) Intel SSD

HDD2

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD (500 GB) HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HDD (1.000 GB) - - -

Operating system

Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

MSI Notebooks MSI GE72 MSI PE60 MSI GP62 MSI CX61 MSI CX61

Mainboard

Intel HM170 Intel HM170 Intel HM86 Intel HM86 Intel HM86

Processor

Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake) Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake) Intel Core i7-5700HQ (Broadwell) Intel Celeron 2970M (Haswell) Intel Core i5-4200M (Haswell)

GPU

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

1x 8 GB DDR4-2133 2x 4 GB DDR4-2133 1x 8 GB DDR3-1600 1x 8 GB DDR3-1600 1x 8 GB DDR3-1600

HDD 1

Toshiba THNSNJ128G8NU SSD (128 GB) Toshiba MQ01ABF050 HDD (500 GB) WDC Scorpio Blue HDD (1.000 GB)

HDD 2

WDC WD10JPVX HDD (1.000 GB) / OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB) - - - -

Operating system

Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

other Notebooks HP Envy 15 Asus N551ZU

Mainboard

Intel HM87 AMD K15.1

Processor
Intel Core i5-4200M (Haswell) AMD FX-7600P (Kaveri)

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GT 740M (2 GB DDR3) AMD Radeon R9 M280X (4 GB GDDR5)

RAM

1x 8 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600

HDD1

Samsung SSD 830 (256 GB) Samsung SSD 830 256 GB

Operating system

Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Windows 10 64 Bit

4K Monitor Nvidia driver AMD driver Intel driver

2 x Asus PB287Q
ForceWare 364.51 Crimson 16.3 15.40.10.64.4300

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Florian Glaser, 2016-03-19 (Update: 2016-03-19)
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 ;-).