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Last Epoch review: Laptop and desktop benchmarks

A competitor to Diablo 4. After Palworld, Enshrouded and Helldivers 2, it is now time for another game to steal the hearts of the Steam community. We have tested whether the action-role-playing game requires a powerful computer or not.
Last Epoch

Test systems

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (RTX 4090)
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (RTX 4090)
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23 (RTX 4080)
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23 (RTX 4080)
XMG Pro 15 E23 (RTX 4070)
XMG Pro 15 E23 (RTX 4070)
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23 (RTX 4060)
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23 (RTX 4060)
Medion Erazer Scout E20 (RTX 4050)
Medion Erazer Scout E20 (RTX 4050)
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16 (RX 7600S & 780M)
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16 (RX 7600S & 780M)
be quiet! Silent Base 802 (RTX 4080 & RX 7900 XT)
be quiet! Silent Base 802 (RTX 4080 & RX 7900 XT)
Philips Evnia 8000 Series 41.5" UHD OLED gaming monitor
Philips Evnia 8000 Series 41.5" UHD OLED gaming monitor

We currently carry out our gaming benchmarks with these devices. Clicking on the photos will take you to the respective manufacturer's website. More details on their specifications are listed at the end of the article.

Tech

If the reviews so far are anything to go by, Diablo 4 may have to ready itself for a fight. Last Epoch from developer Eleventh Hour Games is based on the original in many respects, but it also does some things differently—or even better at times.

Last Epoch
Last Epoch
Last Epoch

The underlying Unity Engine delivers good to very good visuals. The environments have been designed with great attention to detail and offer not only dense vegetation but also crisp textures. Its play between light and shadows as well as the game's effects are also impressive. In addition, it can be controlled smoothly and nicely.

Last Epoch
Last Epoch
Last Epoch

Its graphics menu is particularly impressive, but you may have to scroll quite a bit. While the top section lets you control the total quality (there are 6 presets), picture mode and resolution, the advanced settings offer more than 10 individual controls to play about with.

Last Epoch
Last Epoch
Last Epoch

The game supports FXAA, SMAA and TAA edge smoothing. You can also optionally activate Vsync and an FPS limit. Great: All changes are applied without having to restart the game. The fact that the developers have done without upscaling in the form of DLSS and FSR is bearable due to the game's moderate requirements.

Last Epoch
Last Epoch
Last Epoch

Its stability leaves a little more to be desired. On AMD systems, in particular, we experienced the odd crash during the testing period. The fact that Last Epoch opens in a small window the first time and that certain menu actions (e.g. returning to the main screen) sometimes cause it to lag is also less than ideal.

Benchmark

We used the beginning of the game for our speed measurements. Using the CapFrameX tool, we recorded the frame rate for just under 20 seconds along a fixed track. As this is a bird's-eye-view game, an average of 30fps should theoretically be sufficient, although more frames per second are of course recommended for action-packed battles.

Results


FHD (1,920 x 1,080)

iGPUs are only sufficient for low resolutions and settings. Still, a Radeon 780M manages 40fps at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and the preset Low. Current mid-range models, on the other hand, manage Full HD even with maximum settings.

Last Epoch
    1920x1080 Low Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T     1920x1080 High Preset AA:T     1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
307 (31.2min, 189.9P0.1, 253P1) fps ∼100%
303 (31.8min, 182.2P0.1, 250P1) fps ∼100%
302 (30.9min, 184.2P0.1, 250P1) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
237 (26.1min, 139.4P0.1, 198.9P1) fps ∼77%
233 (29.1min, 141.3P0.1, 193.6P1) fps ∼77%
232 (27.3min, 141.3P0.1, 197.4P1) fps ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
198.3 (23.8min, 130.9P0.1, 167.1P1) fps ∼65%
188.7 (24.7min, 72.9P0.1, 157.4P1) fps ∼62%
186.3 (25.4min, 80.9P0.1, 144.9P1) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23
163.5 (22.4min, 89.4P0.1, 120.3P1) fps ∼53%
159.2 (17.7min, 49.7P0.1, 116.9P1) fps ∼53%
156.5 (21.8min, 64.4P0.1, 104.4P1) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
196.6 (18.3min, 122.7P0.1, 152.5P1) fps ∼64%
177.5 (17.3min, 58.2P0.1, 107.8P1) fps ∼59%
140 (22.6min, 100.3P0.1, 107.9P1) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23
163.4 (24.8min, 100.1P0.1, 135.6P1) fps ∼53%
158.2 (23.6min, 83.9P0.1, 132.8P1) fps ∼52%
120.4 (19.8min, 39.8P0.1, 98.5P1) fps ∼40%
AMD Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16
169.3 (25.3min, 108.8P0.1, 140.4P1) fps ∼100%
150.1 (24.2min, 100.7P0.1, 124.1P1) fps ∼49%
135 (19.4min, 63.4P0.1, 111.4P1) fps ∼45%
97.2 (17.9min, 27.7P0.1, 79.5P1) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H
Medion Erazer Scout E20
148.4 (21.6min, 107.6P0.1, 115.6P1) fps ∼48%
122.8 (23.8min, 90.9P0.1, 97.3P1) fps ∼41%
90.4 (24.3min, 56.8P0.1, 75.1P1) fps ∼30%
AMD Radeon 780M, R9 7940HS
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16
38.4 (13.7min, 16.3P0.1, 32.9P1) fps ∼23%

QHD (2,560 x 1,440)

QHD displays don't yet require a high-end component, either. Starting with a GeForce RTX 4050, 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and the Ultra preset runs smoothly.

Last Epoch
    2560x1440 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
228 (31min, 161P0.1, 171.3P1) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
183.5 (28min, 129.6P0.1, 137P1) fps ∼80%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
147.2 (18.1min, 41.2P0.1, 115.8P1) fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23
127.4 (16.3min, 61.1P0.1, 97.1P1) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
81.1 (21.3min, 55.2P0.1, 66.3P1) fps ∼36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23
71.2 (18.4min, 39.5P0.1, 61P1) fps ∼31%
AMD Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16
58.2 (11.7min, 18.9P0.1, 49.1P1) fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H
Medion Erazer Scout E20
48.2 (24.3min, 36.1P0.1, 41.3P1) fps ∼21%

UHD (3,840 x 2,160)

The game only becomes reasonably demanding in 4K. With a combination of 3,840 x 2,160 pixels and full details, more than 30fps is possible with a GeForce RTX 4060 or better.

Last Epoch
    3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
97.9 (30.5min, 65.4P0.1, 80.7P1) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
81.2 (17.2min, 25.8P0.1, 68P1) fps ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
71.1 (10.8min, 14.2P0.1, 57.5P1) fps ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23
60 (16.9min, 19.8P0.1, 49.3P1) fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
37.4 (19.5min, 21.5P0.1, 32.6P1) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23
33 (16min, 18P0.1, 28.9P1) fps ∼34%
AMD Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16
27.4 (9.51min, 10.4P0.1, 23.5P1) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H
Medion Erazer Scout E20
25.6 (19.5min, 20P0.1, 21.5P1) fps ∼26%

Overview

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PosModel< PrevNext >Last Epoch
 Last Epoch (2024)
low
1920x1080
Low Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
TAA
high
1920x1080
High Preset
TAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
TAA
QHD
2560x1440
Ultra Preset
TAA
4K
3840x2160
Ultra Preset
TAA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
298
295
294
293
290
146
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
297
296
294
293
238
104.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
307
303
302
228
97.9
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
237
233
232
183.5
81.2
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
297
294
292
278
175.4
175.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
198.3
195.85n2
188.15n2
146.35n2
71.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
297
294
293
282
195.1
101.7
AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT
295
292
291
232
142.7
64.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
248
200.25n2
194.1n2
180.25n2
133.2n2
60
AMD Radeon RX 6800
296
293
290
195.4
123.6
53.4
NVIDIA Titan RTX
293
294
267
222
147.8
74.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
167.3
112.4
55.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
169.7
176.3n2
166.7n2
136.9n2
80.75n2
37.4
AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT
296
288
247
160.2
96.6
42.5
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
296
278
235
151.4
95
40.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
179.4
172.8
167.5
127.9
83
40.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
296
252
211
174.2
115
57.6
Intel Arc A770
233
189.6
163.7
132.3
89.9
44.1
AMD Radeon RX 7600
240
190.3
162.1
122
73.7
33.8
PosModel< PrevNext >Last Epoch
low med. high ultra QHD 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
195.5
174n2
161.15n2
121.6n2
71.2
33
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT
240
191.7
159.2
159.5
86.2
39.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
192.2
184.2
167.2
127.3
83.6
40.7
Intel Arc A750
220
178.3
153.7
121.7
81.1
39.4
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
292
232
198.3
158.2
103.2
46.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
269
209
181.2
131.2
84.6
40.7
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
268
212
173.2
117.6
74.8
35.1
AMD Radeon RX 7600M
121.2
110.6
82.7
51.5
22.6
AMD Radeon RX 7600S
169.3
150.1
135
97.2
58.2
27.4
Intel Arc A580
188.3
167.3
144.1
125.1
83.9
42.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
241
186.7
162.2
131.1
85.9
42.5
AMD Radeon RX 6600
200
159.3
129.1
86.2
50.4
22.8
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
244
193.4
156.1
104.8
89.5
43.8
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
216
172.5
140.1
97.8
61.9
28.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
155.55n2
120.75n2
102.3n2
75.95n2
47.9n2
20.85n2
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
111
89.2
74
54.5
30.6
8.4
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
146.4
116.6
94.7
64.9
41
19
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
148.4
122.8
90.4
48.2
25.6
Intel Arc A730M
162.7
131.4
111.2
88.5
58.6
27.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
128.6
99.2
83.6
51.6
32.4
14.4
PosModel< PrevNext >Last Epoch
low med. high ultra QHD 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU
118.1
93
79.7
56.1
AMD Radeon RX 6500M
100.4
81.2
69.1
48.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
91.7
64.8
53.8
40.2
Intel Arc A380
78.2
70.3
57.1
42.7
Intel Arc A310
62.5
53.4
39.6
30.9
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU
59.85n2
45.75n2
40.15n2
33.95n2
Intel Arc 7-Core iGPU
53.8
38.7
33
25.3
AMD Radeon 780M
42.65n2
36.7
32.8
26.9
16.5
Intel UHD Graphics 770
28.1
22.6
18.9
12.6
(-) * 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 details

Laptop Graphics card Processor RAM
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 @150 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6X) Intel Core i9-13900H 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 @175 W TGP (12 GB GDDR6X) Intel Core i9-13950HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
XMG Pro 15 E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS 2 x 8 GB DDR5
Medion Erazer Scout E20 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 @100 W TGP (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-13700H 2 x 8 GB DDR5
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16 AMD Radeon RX 7600S (8 GB GDDR6) & AMD Radeon 780M AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS 2 x 8 GB DDR5
Tower PC Graphics card Processor RAM
Asus ROG Strix Z790-F Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 (16 GB GDDR6X)
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (20 GB GDDR6)
Intel Core i9-13900K 2 x 24 GB DDR5 G.Skill
4K monitor Operating system Nvidia driver AMD driver
Philips Evnia 42M2N8900 Windows 11 ForceWare 551.52 Adrenalin 24.2.1
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Florian Glaser, 2024-03- 4 (Update: 2024-03- 4)