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Metro Exodus Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser (translated by Alex Alderson), 03/06/2019

Demanding even without Raytracing. Metro Exodus is the next game to support Raytracing after Battlefield V. Read on to find out why this first-person shooter needs a powerful GPU even at moderate settings.

Metro Exodus

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While Metro Exodus has been well received by the press and has scored highly in reviews, the gaming community has been more divided. In addition to its release on the Epic Games Launcher rather than on Steam as was originally planned, the engine underpinning the game has drawn criticism for its high system requirements. Our test and benchmark tables below confirm the latter, and Metro Exodus is currently only truly playable on gaming or high-end GPUs. By contrast, games such as Far Cry New Dawn have more frugal system requirements despite having large open areas in which to explore.

Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus

In general, Metro Exodus struggles with fluctuating framerates, which is especially noticeable with GPUs that have less than 6 GB of VRAM. Moreover, the game crashed on several of our test systems, for some reason. This only happened occasionally, but it is still a frustrating experience, nonetheless. 4A Games, which also developed Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, could do with improving loading times too as they are comparatively slow currently.

Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus looks great though. While there are a few muddy textures now and then, the graphics are impressive overall. The developers have done a great job of not only including a tremendous amount of detail in indoor and outdoor environments but also for the lighting, which adds an eerie atmosphere to the game. The first-person point of view is impersive too thanks to Artyom’s animated arms and legs along with your impaired view through his gas mask.

Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus

Unfortunately, Metro Exodus has only a few graphics settings, which take a while to scroll through, because of the game’s huge font. We also did not like the lack of explanatory notes for each setting, as it is not necessarily obvious what each setting does.

The game has five graphics presets instead of detailed options as we have seen with Far Cry New Dawn. We would advise against setting the game to the Extreme preset though as the performance loss is much greater than the graphical improvements. There are also options for DirectX, gamma, motion blur, tessellation, texture filtering, and V-Sync among others. Altering the DirectX mode hardly had any influence on framerates in our experience.

Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus

It is also worth noting that we set the shading rate to the base value of 1.0 for our tests. The NVIDIA Hairworks and advanced PhysX are designed to work with NVIDIA GPUs but enabling them should provide some benefits to AMD GPUs too. However, DLSS and Raytracing will currently only work on GeForce RTX 20 series cards.

Frustratingly, Metro Exodus must be restarted to apply some settings changes. Incidentally, the game needs just under 50 GB of storage.

Low preset
Low preset
Medium preset
Medium preset
High preset
High preset
Ultra preset
Ultra preset

Benchmarks

The developers deserve praise for the built-in benchmark though, although we are not fans of it having a dedicated launcher that is only accessible within the game folder. The benchmark lasts around 1:45 minutes and shows a tracking shot through indoor and outdoor areas. The sequence is more demanding than real gameplay, so your system should achieve higher framerates in-game than it does during the benchmark. The developers have included a detailed breakdown too that contains minimum, average and maximum framerates, which appears after the benchmark is finished.

Our customised RTX benchmark settings
Our customised RTX benchmark settings
Our customised 4K benchmark settings
Our customised 4K benchmark settings
Our customised QHD benchmark settings
Our customised QHD benchmark settings
Our customised Ultra benchmark settings
Our customised Ultra benchmark settings
Our customised High benchmark settings
Our customised High benchmark settings
Our customised Medium benchmark settings
Our customised Medium benchmark settings
Our customised Low benchmark settings
Our customised Low benchmark settings
A look at the information that Metro Exodus’ benchmark results provide
A look at the information that Metro Exodus’ benchmark results provide

If your system averages 45 FPS during the benchmark, then the game should generally run smoothly. You can also follow our customised presets too, which differ slightly from the default presets, to achieve more stable framerates.

Results

HD (1,280x720)

Metro Exodus is power hungry even at minimum graphics in 720p. The game is playable on an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, but older cards such as the GeForce GTX 960M will only average around 35.1 FPS, which is not a pleasant gaming experience in our opinion.

Metro Exodus
    1280x720 Low Quality AF:4x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
137 (min: 76) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1080
161 (min: 89) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1070
148 (min: 79) fps ∼59%
AMD Radeon VII, 2700X
AMD Radeon VII
146.1 (min: 82) fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
118 (min: 66) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
115 (min: 62) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
111 (min: 60) fps ∼44%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
110 (min: 59) fps ∼44%
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2920X
Nvidia Titan RTX 24 GB
97.1 (min: 57) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
96.8 (min: 50) fps ∼38%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
115 (min: 65) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
77.9 (min: 40) fps ∼31%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), 4790K
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB
57.5 (min: 35) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
64.1 (min: 33) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
48.4 (min: 25) fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
38 (min: 17) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
45.1 (min: 25.01) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
48.74 (min: 26.69) fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
35.1 (min: 20) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
15.25 (min: 27.63) fps ∼6%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
9.66 (min: 4.97) fps ∼4%

FHD (1,920x1,080)

Likewise, you will need at least a GeForce GTX 1060 to play the game in 1080p. We would recommend stepping up to GeForce GTX 1070 if you want to play the game at high settings on a laptop and its desktop counterpart for the ultra-high preset. Likewise, you will need a GeForce GTX 1080 to play the game at the latter preset on a laptop.

Metro Exodus
    1920x1080 Ultra Quality AF:16x     1920x1080 High Quality AF:16x     1920x1080 Medium Quality AF:4x
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2920X
Nvidia Titan RTX 24 GB
73 (min: 40) fps ∼52%
80.9 (min: 46) fps ∼51%
90.4 (min: 53) fps ∼48%
AMD Radeon VII, 2700X
AMD Radeon VII
67.2 (min: 36) fps ∼48%
82.8 (min: 43) fps ∼52%
113.7 (min: 57) fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
70 (min: 36) fps ∼50%
86 (min: 41) fps ∼54%
115 (min: 54) fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1080
57.8 (min: 32) fps ∼41%
69.9 (min: 37) fps ∼44%
94.9 (min: 47) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
57.7 (min: 30) fps ∼41%
69.8 (min: 34) fps ∼44%
91.3 (min: 43) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
49.2 (min: 26) fps ∼35%
60.2 (min: 30) fps ∼38%
81.1 (min: 39) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1070
48.5 (min: 28) fps ∼35%
58.1 (min: 32) fps ∼36%
77.9 (min: 40) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
46.5 (min: 24) fps ∼33%
55.8 (min: 28) fps ∼35%
74.3 (min: 36) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
33.3 (min: 19) fps ∼24%
40.2 (min: 22) fps ∼25%
54.1 (min: 29) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
31 (min: 17) fps ∼22%
37.9 (min: 19) fps ∼24%
51.3 (min: 25) fps ∼27%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
31.8 (min: 19) fps ∼23%
33.8 (min: 21) fps ∼21%
58.6 (min: 33) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
24.9 (min: 13) fps ∼18%
29.7 (min: 16) fps ∼19%
39.6 (min: 20) fps ∼21%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), 4790K
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB
15.8 (min: 9) fps ∼11%
18.9 (min: 10) fps ∼12%
29.1 (min: 17) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
19.7 (min: 10) fps ∼14%
22.1 (min: 12) fps ∼14%
30.7 (min: 14) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
15.3 (min: 7) fps ∼11%
18.5 (min: 9) fps ∼12%
23.7 (min: 11) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
14.7 (min: 8) fps ∼11%
17.9 (min: 9) fps ∼11%
23.9 (min: 12) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
12 (min: 5.99) fps ∼9%
14.5 (min: 6.63) fps ∼9%
18.8 (min: 8.94) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
11.87 (min: 5.97) fps ∼8%
14.27 (min: 7.05) fps ∼9%
17.63 (min: 8.69) fps ∼9%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
9.3 (min: 5) fps ∼7%
12.1 (min: 6) fps ∼8%
13.9 (min: 7) fps ∼7%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
5.82 (min: 2.78) fps ∼3%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
6.67 (min: 2.88) fps ∼4%

QHD (2,560x1,440) & UHD (3,840x2,160)

Playing Metro Exodus in QHD or UHD at the ultra-high preset is a struggle for even the most powerful of consumer GPUs. We would recommend using at least a GeForce GTX 1080 for playing in UHD, while QHD will push even the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 to its limits. Even the Titan RTX is unable to average 60 FPS.

Metro Exodus
    3840x2160 Ultra Quality AF:16x     2560x1440 Ultra Quality AF:16x
NVIDIA Titan RTX, 2920X
Nvidia Titan RTX 24 GB
51.3 (min: 33) fps ∼68%
69 (min: 39) fps ∼64%
AMD Radeon VII, 2700X
AMD Radeon VII
37.4 (min: 25) fps ∼49%
55.8 (min: 33) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
34.7 (min: 22.5) fps ∼46%
55.7 (min: 31) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1080
28.3 (min: 18) fps ∼37%
45.2 (min: 26) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
26.8 (min: 17) fps ∼35%
43.8 (min: 25) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
MSI GeForce GTX 1070
23.4 (min: 15) fps ∼31%
37.6 (min: 23) fps ∼35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
22.5 (min: 15) fps ∼30%
37.3 (min: 22) fps ∼35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
21.3 (min: 14) fps ∼28%
34.9 (min: 20) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
15.7 (min: 10) fps ∼21%
25.5 (min: 16) fps ∼24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
14 (min: 9) fps ∼18%
23 (min: 14) fps ∼21%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
15.1 (min: 9) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
11.7 (min: 7) fps ∼15%
19.2 (min: 11) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
7.4 (min: 3) fps ∼10%
11.9 (min: 6) fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
7.3 (min: 2) fps ∼10%
14.2 (min: 7) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
7 (min: 4) fps ∼9%
11.3 (min: 6) fps ∼10%

Raytracing (1,920x1,080)

Unfortunately, we were unable to test Raytracing in Metro Exodus, but it will put your system under even more strain than it did in our benchmark results. We shall include a corresponding RTX table when we have tested Metro Exodus on our RTX 20 series test systems.

Metro Exodus
    1280x720 Metro Exodus low AF:4x     1920x1080 Metro Exodus medium AF:4x     1920x1080 Metro Exodus high AF:16x     1920x1080 Metro Exodus ultra AF:16x     2560x1440 Metro Exodus QHD AF:16x     3840x2160 Metro Exodus 4K AF:16x     1920x1080 Metro Exodus DXR AF:16x
    1280x800 Lightsmark - 1280x800     1280x800 Lightsmark - 1280x800     1280x720 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x720     1280x768 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x768     1366x768 3DMark 06 - Standard 1366x768     1600x900 Crysis CPU - 1600x900 High     1600x900 Crysis CPU - 1600x900 Med     1600x900 Crysis CPU - 1600x900 Low     1600x900 Crysis GPU - 1600x900 High     1600x900 Crysis GPU - 1600x900 Med     1600x900 Crysis GPU - 1600x900 Low

Please Note

Gaming tests are often time-consuming and are hampered by activation or installation limits. Hence, we can currently only provide some of the benchmarks for Metro Exodus. We shall update this article with more GPUs in the coming days and weeks.

Overview

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      Model
Metro Exodus
 Metro Exodus (2019)
low
1280x720
Low Quality
4xAF
med.
1920x1080
Medium Quality
4xAF
high
1920x1080
High Quality
16xAF
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Quality
16xAF
QHD
2560x1440
Ultra Quality
16xAF
4K
3840x2160
Ultra Quality
16xAF
NVIDIA Titan RTX
97.1
90.4
80.9
73
69
51.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
159.4n2
135.35n2
111.45n2
94.15n2
74.9n2
49n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super
125
109
90
79n2
63n2
40.2n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
242.4
108.8
87.9
74.2
59.6
38.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
165
114.55n2
86.85n4
72.2n4
54.65n2
35.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
137
115
86
70
55.7
34.7
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
127.7
103.3
81.2
67.3
54.2
35.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
116.7
77.7
62.3n2
50.9n2
20.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
125.9
102.5
81.1
67.8
54.3
35
AMD Radeon VII
146.1
113.7
82.8
67.2
55.8
37.4
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
143
75
67
61
54.5
29.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
130.1n3
96.9n3
73.7n3
60.4n3
50.2n2
32.3n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
161
94.9
69.9
57.8
45.2
28.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
94.55n2
87n3
66.3n3
54.1n3
42
26.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
132.95n2
94.15n2
71.05n2
58.45n2
46.25n2
29.85n2
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
142
74
64
58.6
48.4
28.6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
144.5
95.4
68.4
56.4
45.7
45.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
118
91.3
69.8
57.7
43.8
26.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
127.8
85.4
63.9
52.7
41.5
26.3
      Model
Metro Exodus
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
147
83
63
52.3
40.2
24.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
125.2n4
77.6n4
57.3n5
47n5
22
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
136.3
94.8
62.6
52
41.8
26.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
113.2n3
70n3
53.3n3
43.7n3
35
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
148
77.9
58.1
48.5
37.6
23.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
111
81.1
60.2
49.2
37.3
22.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
115
74.3
55.8
46.5
34.9
21.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop)
125
70.4
52
42.7
33.2
20.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
123.9
64.05n2
47.95n2
38.9n2
29.5
18.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
96.6
53.9
46.6
35.1
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
131
70.8
45.9
37.9
30.5
19.3
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
121.5
65.7
42.8
35.1
28.1
17.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
110
54.1
40.2
33.3
25.5
15.7
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Desktop)
110.8
58.6
38.4
31.7
25.4
16.2
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
115
58.6
33.8
31.8
15.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
96.8
51.3
37.9
31
23
14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
99
49
37.2
31.1
23.9
13.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
76.5n2
41n3
30.8n3
25.1n3
19.6
11.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
84.5
42
31
25.4
19.3
11.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
35.4
26.4
21.6
16.4
9.9
      Model
Metro Exodus
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
77.9
39.6
29.7
24.9
19.2
11.7
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
85.08
43.11
28.43
24.01
10.94
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
38
23.7
18.5
15.3
11.9
7.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
64.7
32.8
24
19.8
9.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
64.1
30.7
22.1
19.7
14.2
7.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
57.95n2
40.6n2
30n2
23.8n2
4.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
35.5
20.5
16
13
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
46.75n2
21.35n2
16.2n2
13.35n2
11.3
7
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
57.5
29.1
18.9
15.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
48.74
17.63
14.27
11.87
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
55.1
27.8
18.3
15.3
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
50.5
26.2
17
14.2
11
6.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
35.1
13.9
12.1
9.3
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
31.1
14
10
7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
10.8
7.6
6.5
5.5
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
27.8
7.3
6.8
5.3
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
10.4
7.6
6.1
5.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
29.67
13.93
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
20.6
9.8
7
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
25.9
4.8
3.3
4.5
      Model
Metro Exodus
lowmed.highultraQHD4K
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
21.8n2
10.05n2
7.2n2
3.1
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
15.25
5.82
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
18.3
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
12
AMD Radeon 530
13.6
6.4
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
9.66
6.67
Intel UHD Graphics 630
15.4
7.6
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
7.9
Intel UHD Graphics 620
11.8n2
5.9
AMD Radeon R5 M255
11.4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
7.9
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
8.4
4.3
Intel HD Graphics 4600
5
Intel HD Graphics 5500
5
Intel HD Graphics 4400
4
Intel HD Graphics 610
8.5
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
7.2
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
4
(-) * 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

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)
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
Alienware 17 R4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64-bit
Acer Triton 700 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 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
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 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 419.17 Adrenalin 19.2.3
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