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League of Legends (LoL) - Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Daniel Puschina, 👁 Klaus Hinum (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 07/04/2019

Runs and runs and runs...smoothly. The free-to-play MOBA, which saw the light of day almost 10 years ago and broke the 100-million-player mark in 2016, still remains very low-maintenance in 2019. Smoothly playable across the graphics card landscape of recent years, League of Legends also delights gamers with older hardware. However, one can't expect much in terms of graphics quality in such games.

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As is common for a free-to-play game with paid additional content, League of Legends, from the developer Riot Games, settles for comparably low hardware requirements. In regard to graphics, only graphics cards that are on par with an Nvidia GeForce 8800 or an AMD Radeon 5670 are required. This means hardware that came on the market around 10 years ago along with the release of League of Legends.

Consequently, not much has changed since then; even the engine has basically remained the same. This is because a game that reached the 100-million-player mark in 2016 must be able to run smoothly and without issues on all possible platforms, from Windows XP with DirectX 9 all the way up to Windows 10 and DirectX 12. Especially in Asian countries, which make up a large part of the market of this game genre, and where numerous players resort to Internet cafes, a comprehensive graphics update would not be possible, even when the opinion that the graphics in League of Legends look outdated, and that the engine needs an overhaul is becoming increasingly popular in European forums and communities.

The first impression of the graphics reflects this with a typical fantasy-comic style. The advantage of the low graphics requirements is naturally the broad playability across all computers and laptops. Most integrated graphics chips can at least manage to run the game at 1920x1080 pixels with high details, as is the case for example with the popular Intel HD Graphics 620 or the Intel HD Graphics 615, which even reach 48 fps at ultra settings. Starting with the Intel UHD Graphics 605, the UHD Graphics 600 and the HD Graphics 500, performance will gradually go down. The limit for playability is set by the Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), which performs the worst on the lowest level of details. However, the CPU of the review device should also take part of the blame since it's probably the bottleneck here, because the Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) is stronger in performance than the Nvidia GeForce G210M, which lights up green again in our table with the low and medium settings.

Very low details, FXAA off
Very low details, FXAA off
High details, FXAA off
High details, FXAA off
High details, FXAA on
High details, FXAA on

The graphics options are quite simple. Alongside the complete list of possible resolutions, which starts at 1024x768 pixels, one of seven different preset levels of detail can be chosen through a slider. If you want more control over the richness of details, only four other quality settings corresponding to aspects such as the character, the environment, the effects and the shadows can be set to one of five levels.

A checkbox for anti-aliasing can be found separated from the detail presets, League of Legends only offers the simple FXAA though. Furthermore, V-Sync can be selected too, but that's it for quality settings.

HD (1280x720)

League of Legends
    1280x720 very low
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
271 (min: 209) fps ∼87%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
157 (min: 129) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
122.3 (min: 96) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
145.9 (min: 114) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
74.9 (min: 55) fps ∼24%
Intel HD Graphics 615, 7Y75
Eve-Tech Eve V i7
79 (min: 66) fps ∼25%
Intel UHD Graphics 605, N5000
Topjoy Falcon
49.8 (min: 41) fps ∼16%
Intel UHD Graphics 600, N4100
Chuwi LapBook SE
42.5 (min: 33) fps ∼14%
Intel HD Graphics 500, N3350
Jumper EZbook 3
28.2 (min: 22) fps ∼9%
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell), Z8750
Teclast Tbook 16 Power
23.6 (min: 17) fps ∼8%

FHD (1920x1080)

League of Legends
    1920x1080 Very High AA:on     1920x1080 High AA:on     1920x1080 Medium
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
219 (min: 159) fps ∼90%
241 (min: 189) fps ∼90%
249 (min: 201) fps ∼88%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), 7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
213 (min: 169) fps ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
146 (min: 119) fps ∼60%
135 (min: 111) fps ∼50%
148 (min: 115) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
106.2 (min: 85) fps ∼44%
107.8 (min: 77) fps ∼40%
108.8 (min: 84) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
122.6 (min: 95) fps ∼50%
120.7 (min: 96) fps ∼45%
115.1 (min: 94) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
65.1 (min: 48) fps ∼27%
67.4 (min: 46) fps ∼25%
70 (min: 50) fps ∼25%
Intel HD Graphics 615, 7Y75
Eve-Tech Eve V i7
48.6 (min: 34) fps ∼20%
51 (min: 38) fps ∼19%
62 (min: 50) fps ∼22%
Intel UHD Graphics 605, N5000
Topjoy Falcon
24.9 (min: 17) fps ∼10%
26.6 (min: 18) fps ∼10%
39 (min: 24) fps ∼14%

QHD (2560x1440) and UHD (3840x2160)

League of Legends
    3840x2160 Very High AA:on     2560x1440 Very High AA:on
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
221 (min: 161) fps ∼89%
222 (min: 176) fps ∼89%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), 7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
133 (min: 87) fps ∼54%
209 (min: 167) fps ∼84%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
113 (min: 92) fps ∼46%
138 (min: 112) fps ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
82.9 (min: 70) fps ∼34%
95.9 (min: 71) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
45 (min: 34) fps ∼18%
95.5 (min: 58) fps ∼38%
Intel HD Graphics 615, 7Y75
Eve-Tech Eve V i7
34.4 (min: 21) fps ∼14%

Note

Since gaming tests are very time intensive and often hindered by installation or activation limits, we can only provide a portion of the benchmarks at the time of publishing. Further graphics cards will be added in the coming days and weeks.

Overview

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      Model
League of Legends
 League of Legends (2019)
low
1280x720
very low
med.
1920x1080
Medium
high
1920x1080
High
onAA
ultra
1920x1080
Very High
onAA
QHD
2560x1440
Very High
onAA
4K
3840x2160
Very High
onAA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
271
249
241
219
222
221
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
216.6
206.9
201
182.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
145
144
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
174.9
160.4
158.8
156.8
156.2
156
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
157
148
135
146
138
113
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
213
209
133
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
122.3
108.8
107.8
106.2
95.9
82.9
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
209
202
179
174
152
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
110.3
81
75.5
75.9
60.9
40.4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
85.2
67.3
58.6
58
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
102
79.2
70
69
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
145.9
115.1
120.7
122.6
95.5
45
Intel Iris Graphics 550
137
113
104
96
49.5
Intel Iris Graphics 540
114
94
74
71
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
74.9
70
67.4
65.1
Intel UHD Graphics 630
177.9
149.2
111.4
103.7
Intel HD Graphics 630
86
64
34.5
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
52.4
39.5
29.3
26.3
20.8
10.2
Intel HD Graphics 615
79
62
51
48.6
34.4
      Model
League of Legends
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
Intel UHD Graphics 605
49.8
39
26.6
24.9
23.6
15
Intel UHD Graphics 600
42.5
29.8
22
19.2
Intel HD Graphics 500
28.2
20.2
13.9
12.6
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
23.6
18
13.9
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
37
35.2
25.1
21.5
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
20.6
(-) * 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

Device Graphics Card Processor RAM OS
Desktop-PC I MSI GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X)
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
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 i7-7740X 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC III AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (8 GB HBM2)
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 (8 GB GDDR5)
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 580 (8 GB GDDR5)
Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) (12 GB GDDR5X)
Zotac Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 (2 GB GDDR5)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC IV Nvidia Titan RTX (24 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 4 x 16 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
Asus GL753VD Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 16 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 GE72 Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 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 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
Honor Magicbook AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 AMD Ryzen 5 2500U 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
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Daniel Puschina, 2019-07- 4 (Update: 2019-07- 5)