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Horizon Zero Dawn Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Wasted Potential. While the PS4 version won a lot of praise in 2017, the Horizon Zero Dawn PC port suffers from various problems. Nevertheless, we fought our way through the integrated benchmarks with several graphics cards and analyzed their performance.
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Horizon Zero Dawn

Technology

After the recently released PC version of Death Stranding functioned well, hopes for a decent implementation of the console hit Horizon Zero Dawn were high. According to numerous users and some press reviews, though, the port we got could be improved. As our tests show, many of the technical criticisms are well justified. We would, therefore, also classify the PC version as a rather mediocre port.

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First, let us touch on the fact that, when the game is started for the first time, there is an automatic system optimization that takes more than 5 minutes; it ends up being even more annoying than the very aggravating and incomprehensible shader optimizations of Call of Duty Modern Warfare. After what feels like an eternal pause, players then have to endure a several-minute (albeit very nice) intro video that cannot be skipped and appears every time the game starts until you begin the campaign and save. The fact that Horizon Zero Dawn crashed every now and then during our test and that (rather minor) graphics errors often occurred despite using current drivers did not improve the situation.

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The publishers and developers should also work on the game's performance. Regardless of the strength of a user's hardware, Horizon Zero Dawn has occasional and random jolts, which can be seen clearly from the low minimum FPS in the benchmark tables below. Why Horizon Zero Dawn often continues to run in the background for a certain time after it has been closed (see the task manager below) is also a mystery to us.

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There is little to complain about when it comes to graphics options. These have been split into two menus. While the display tab takes care of the resolution and resolution scaling, the field of view, the aspect ratio, the image mode, and the FPS settings (optional HDR, V-Sync & FPS-Limit), the Graphics menu contains 9 detail options that can all be controlled at once using a number of presets. The presets do not have the usual names Low, Medium, High, and Ultra; instead, they have the names Favor Performance, Original (= PS4 level), Favor Quality, and Ultimate Quality.

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On the medium graphical settings, i.e. the original quality, we think the game looks quite pretty. The higher presets hardly have any effect, which our comparison screenshots confirm. Positively, setting changes do not require a restart of the game. Overall, the graphics look nice, but without - in contrast to Death Stranding - breaking any major records. Given the unique style of the world (mixture of ancient civilizations and futuristic technology), the high level of detail is definitely a positive. That said, we were a bit disappointed with the water graphics. 

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Benchmarks

Horizon Zero Dawn has an integrated benchmark, but it is extremely long at around 3 minutes, so it takes a long time to use with multiple devices and settings. The creators deserve praise for the extensive details at the end of the benchmark, though. For example, in addition to standard details such as the minimum, average, and maximum FPS, there are also separate performance curves for the CPU and GPU.

Results

FHD (1920x1080)

The benchmark results on weaker systems show that the third-person title is rather poorly optimized “downwards” and that it requires a lot of GPU memory. Low-end GPUs with less than 3 GB VRAM such as the GeForce MX330 or MX350 are unsuitable even for minimal details on a resolution of 1280x720 pixels.


When using a resolution of 1920x1080 and the original preset, even midrange chips on the level of the GeForce GTX 1050 (Ti) have their problems and regularly stutter. Only current models from the upper mid-range with at least 4 GB VRAM (e.g. the GeForce GTX 1650) manage these settings well. For the presets Favor Quality and Ultimate Quality, a Radeon RX 5500M or better is recommended when using Full HD.

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    1920x1080 Original     1920x1080 Favor Quality     1920x1080 Ultimate Quality
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, i9-9900K
146 (24min) fps ∼29%
133 (14min) fps ∼38%
115 (28min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080, i9-9900K
124 (23min) fps ∼25%
111 (28min) fps ∼31%
93 (26min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG, i9-9900K
121 (21min) fps ∼24%
103 (29min) fps ∼29%
84 (29min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070, i9-9900K
113 (29min) fps ∼23%
97 (29min) fps ∼27%
79 (37min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060, i9-9900K
101 (43min) fps ∼20%
86 (40min) fps ∼24%
69 (41min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF, i7-9750H
100 (30min) fps ∼20%
85 (30min) fps ∼24%
67 (26min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE, i7-9750H
90 (34min) fps ∼18%
75 (15min) fps ∼21%
59 (24min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Alienware 17 R4, i7-7820HK
84 (31min) fps ∼17%
73 (27min) fps ∼21%
62 (21min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD, i7-9750H
83 (30min) fps ∼17%
70 (22min) fps ∼20%
55 (22min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Asus G752VS, 6820HK
78 (30min) fps ∼16%
68 (27min) fps ∼19%
56 (17min) fps ∼1%
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
MSI Alpha 15, R7 3750H
67 (22min) fps ∼13%
60 (6min) fps ∼17%
47 (25min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
MSI GT62VR, 6820HK
62 (31min) fps ∼12%
51 (26min) fps ∼14%
39 (11min) fps ∼0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC, i7-9750H
54 (3min) fps ∼11%
46 (18min) fps ∼13%
34 (0min) fps ∼0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
MSI GE72 7RE, i7-7700HQ
38 (10min) fps ∼8%
31 (13min) fps ∼9%
24 (9min) fps ∼0%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
MSI GL62M 7RD, i7-7700HQ
28 (0min) fps ∼6%
24 (1min) fps ∼7%
18 (5min) fps ∼0%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
MSI Prestige 14, i7-10710U
14 (7min) fps ∼3%
12 (6min) fps ∼3%
10 (4min) fps ∼0%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
MSI Prestige 14, i7-10510U
13 (7min) fps ∼3%
11 (5min) fps ∼3%
9 (4min) fps ∼0%

QHD (2560x1440)

If you want to enjoy Horizon Zero Dawn with maximum details on a QHD monitor (a resolution of 2560x1440), you need a real gaming or high-end GPU like the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or the GeForce RTX 2060.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
94 (32min) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080
74 (16min) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
65 (28min) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2070
61 (35min) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2060
52 (30min) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
51 (25min) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
49 (24min) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
45 (25min) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
43 (10min) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
43 (21min) fps ∼13%
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
MSI Alpha 15
34 (10min) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
29 (14min) fps ∼9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC
24 (2min) fps ∼7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
17 (8min) fps ∼5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD
14 (6min) fps ∼4%

UHD (3840x2160)

As expected, the game gets even more demanding in the 4K range. Only the GeForce RTX 2080 is able to present the game in an even slightly smooth fashion when using both a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels and the ultimate preset. 

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
54 (21min) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080
42 (17min) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
38 (22min) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2070
35 (18min) fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2060
30 (18min) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
29 (15min) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
28 (14min) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
25 (12min) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
23 (14min) fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
23 (11min) fps ∼12%
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
MSI Alpha 15
18 (9min) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP75 Leopard 9SC
15 (4min) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
15 (6min) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
6 (2min) fps ∼3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD
4 (1min) fps ∼2%

Note

Since gaming tests are very time consuming and are often hindered by installation and activation limits, we can only provide you with part of the benchmarks at the time of this article's publication. More graphics cards will be tested and added here in the coming days and weeks.

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Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU)
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
Intel UHD Graphics 600
Intel UHD Graphics 605
Intel UHD Graphics 610
Intel UHD Graphics 615
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Intel UHD Graphics 620
7
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
Intel UHD Graphics P630
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs
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Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
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NVIDIA GeForce 820M
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
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NVIDIA GeForce 930M
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
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NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
53
28
24
18
14
4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
65
38
31
24
17
6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
83
62
51
39
29
15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
96
78
68
56
43
23
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
61
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
102
84
73
62
49
28
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
84n3
53n4
44.5n4
34n4
24
15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
89.5n2
50n2
36n3
36n2
30
8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
115n2
62n3
50n3
43n4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
119
78
65
51
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
125
83
72.5n2
56.5n2
43
23
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
14
7
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NVIDIA GeForce MX130
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
26
12
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
28.5n2
13n2
11n2
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
27
13
11
9
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
31n2
16n2
13n2
10.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
37
21
17
6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
126.5n4
87n4
72.5n4
60.5n6
45
25
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
125
92
77
64n2
51.5n2
29n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
131
100
85
67
51
29
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
145
120
107
93
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
145.5n2
118n2
105n2
79n3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
162
121
103
84
65
38
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
148
109
90
75n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
127
104
80
45
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
82
72
67
52
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
117
97
82n2
75.5n2
64n2
40
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
127
99
90n2
78n2
56
34
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
93
84
67
41
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
NVIDIA ION 2
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
Qualcomm Adreno 630
Qualcomm Adreno 680
Qualcomm Adreno 685
Silicon Motion SM502
SIS Mirage 2 M760
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
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SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
SIS Mirage M661FX
unknown
VIA Castle Rock
VIA Chrome9 HC
VIA Chrome9HD
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
(-) * 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 System

Device Graphics Card Processor RAM Operating System
Desktop-PC I MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6)
Intel Core i9-9900K 4 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 i7-8086K, Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC III Nvidia Titan RTX (24 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
KFA2 GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) (12 GB GDDR5X)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (6 GB GDDR6)
PNY GeForce GTX 1660 (6 GB GDDR5)
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5)
Zotac GeForce GT 1030 (2 GB GDDR5)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (8 GB GDDR6))
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (8 GB HBM2)
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 (8 GB GDDR5)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT76 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-9900K 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE65 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP75 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Alienware 17 R4 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 2 x 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 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 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
MSI Prestige 14 Nvidia GeForce MX350 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-10710U 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Prestige 14 Nvidia GeForce MX330 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-10510U 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Alpha 15 AMD Radeon RX5500M (4 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
4K Monitors Nvidia Drivers AMD Drivers
Asus PB287Q, Philips Brilliance 329P9H ForceWare 451.67 Adrenalin 20.8.1
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Florian Glaser, 2020-08-18 (Update: 2021-03-12)