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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Mass slaughter. After its 2014 predecessor left a surprisingly good impression (not in the least thanks to the Nemesis System), Warner Bros. Interactive has launched its successor, “Shadow of War”, a well-made action game based upon the Lord of the Rings universe. We test out the hardware requirements for PC and notebooks.
Florian Glaser, Tanja Hinum (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 🇩🇪 🇫🇷

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For the original German review, click here.

Those who want to download and install the “Lord of the Rings” title must first take one deep breath. With some 70 GB, “Shadow of War” ranks high on the list of games with one of the largest file sizes and consequently takes up an enormous amount of storage space. The options menu will disappoint some buyers. The ultra-settings, even at Full HD resolution, require 8 GB of video memory and 10 GB of RAM. The predecessor has kicked up some dust with its high VRAM requirements, as well. Back then, 6 GB of VRAM was necessary for the maximum settings.

Despite the high system requirements, we would describe the new “Middle Earth” game as technically well-made. During our gaming session and benchmarks, we did not experience crashes, graphics errors or slowdowns. However, the minimum FPS fluctuated significantly in the in-game benchmark.

Shadow of War” relies on Monolith's own Firebird Engine (made known by F.E.A.R.), which was also used for the first game.

The title offers a wide range of options for PC users. Starting with the display menu in which settings such as resolution, display mode, brightness and display area can be adjusted. Furthermore, there are settings for vertical synchronization, dynamic resolution (dynamically reduces details to boost performance) and max FPS (the setting for the maximum FPS can be altogether disabled).

Most of the settings can be found in the advanced tab of the graphics menu. There are some 10 settings for things such as anti-aliasing (FXAA or TAA), texture filtering, shadow quality, lighting quality, and vegetation range and texture quality in this menu. Moreover, the action title supports a range of modern effects such as tessellation. 

Tip: All the settings are explained through a text pop-up. The (V)RAM usage meter and the fact that the changing of the settings does not require a restart are also to be praised.

He who does not have a desire to tinker with a diverse selection of graphics settings can simply choose one of the pre-defined presets. Whilst we have not observed any difference between the presets “High” and “Very High”, switching between other presets can have significant effects on the graphics quality.

Despite the fact that, even at medium settings, some objects begin to exhibit noticeable pop-in, Shadow of War still looks good with the medium graphics preset. With the ultra preset, the open world game looks gorgeous, however the textures could have been sharper. All in all, Shadow of War fails to reach a reference status.

Attention: Unlike in most other games, the resolution in “Shadow of War” is always upscaled to fit the native resolution of the monitor. That is to say, if you choose a resolution below the native resolution of your display, it will be automatically upscaled to fit the native resolution of your screen. This procedure does not take up any resources. Setting the resolution to 1920x1080 on our 4K monitor had no impact on performance. 

In terms of gameplay, “Shadow of War” cuts a fine figure. The game has tight controls (in spite of a few quirks here and there). Its combat system resembles a mixture of “Assassin's Creed” and “Batman”. Its gameplay, as far as we can tell, is solid, although we can imagine that some elements of it might become repetitive over time.

Benchmark

Like its predecessor, “Shadow of War” comes with an in-game benchmark. It lasts for some 60 seconds and consists of a tracking shot through outside and inside areas, and it includes such effects as smoke, fire and explosions. In our experience, the frame rate of the benchmark lends itself rather well to the actual performance of the title. It is therefore a good reference point. Even though what we are dealing with here is “only” a third-person game, we would still recommend 40 FPS as the minimum frame rate on account of smooth gameplay and time-critical manoeuvres. 

Results

Modest gamers, who can be satisfied with a 720p resolution, lowest detail settings and no more than 30 FPS, will be able to enjoy “Shadow of War” with a graphics card from the lower end of the mid-range spectrum, such as the GeForce 940M(X). Weaker systems that are based on Intel’s processor GPUs (e.g. the HD graphics 630) will not be able to handle this game even at those settings.

If one wishes to be able to run this game at 1920x1080 with the medium graphical settings, they will need a video card from the upper echelons of the mid-range spectrum. At these settings, we were able to achieve playable frame rates with a GeForce GTX 1050. For high settings at Full HD resolution, one needs something like a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

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Genuine gaming chips are required for very high and ultra-settings. In order to achieve smooth frame rates at 1080p with the max settings, one would need a graphics card such as a GeForce GTX 1060. For QHD displays (2560x1440), a video card like a GeForce GTX 1070 would suffice. Playable frame rates at 4K resolution (3840x2160) can be achieved with a GeForce GTX 1080.

The processor plays, for the most part, a minor role. We could hit CPU limits only at low resolutions and with the minimum settings.

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    3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:T     2560x1440 Ultra Preset AA:T     1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T     1920x1080 High Preset AA:T     1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T     1280x720 Lowest Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 4790K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
51 (22min) fps ∼19%
117 (52min) fps ∼44%
138 (64min) fps ∼64%
155 (73min) fps ∼70%
167 (72min) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
40 (26min) fps ∼15%
71 (27min) fps ∼27%
102 (47min) fps ∼38%
129 (62min) fps ∼60%
154 (68min) fps ∼69%
170 (90min) fps ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
38 (21min) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
39 (21min) fps ∼15%
69 (36min) fps ∼26%
94 (46min) fps ∼35%
116 (51min) fps ∼54%
132 (67min) fps ∼59%
139 (78min) fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
34 (20min) fps ∼13%
58 (24min) fps ∼22%
86 (29min) fps ∼32%
112 (51min) fps ∼52%
140 (60min) fps ∼63%
168 (90min) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
30 (17min) fps ∼11%
76 (34min) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
31 (18min) fps ∼12%
54 (26min) fps ∼20%
80 (31min) fps ∼30%
105 (48min) fps ∼49%
125 (50min) fps ∼56%
138 (77min) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
22 (10min) fps ∼8%
39 (13min) fps ∼15%
58 (15min) fps ∼22%
78 (46min) fps ∼36%
102 (56min) fps ∼46%
167 (78min) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
21 (10min) fps ∼8%
37 (12min) fps ∼14%
53 (14min) fps ∼20%
78 (44min) fps ∼36%
103 (55min) fps ∼46%
167 (69min) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
19 (12min) fps ∼7%
35 (14min) fps ∼13%
54 (14min) fps ∼20%
74 (21min) fps ∼35%
97 (37min) fps ∼43%
132 (69min) fps ∼57%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), 4790K
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference
36 (8min) fps ∼13%
55 (14min) fps ∼21%
72 (35min) fps ∼34%
96 (49min) fps ∼43%
160 (70min) fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
12 (3min) fps ∼4%
20 (5min) fps ∼7%
29 (5min) fps ∼11%
43 (11min) fps ∼20%
62 (36min) fps ∼28%
121 (54min) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
10 (3min) fps ∼4%
16 (5min) fps ∼6%
24 (5min) fps ∼9%
34 (18min) fps ∼16%
46 (30min) fps ∼21%
113 (55min) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
16 (7min) fps ∼6%
23 (9min) fps ∼9%
35 (15min) fps ∼16%
50 (30min) fps ∼22%
102 (52min) fps ∼44%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
10 (4min) fps ∼4%
15 (6min) fps ∼6%
22 (13min) fps ∼10%
31 (23min) fps ∼14%
73 (41min) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-7700HQ
MSI PL62
12 (3min) fps ∼4%
20 (5min) fps ∼9%
28 (17min) fps ∼13%
71 (29min) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
7 (2min) fps ∼3%
10 (6min) fps ∼5%
14 (9min) fps ∼6%
34 (20min) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
14 (8min) fps ∼6%
34 (15min) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
26 (8min) fps ∼11%
Intel HD Graphics 630, i7-7700HQ
MSI PL62
9 (2min) fps ∼4%
12 (3min) fps ∼5%
14 (5min) fps ∼6%

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7
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
SIS Mirage M661FX
AMD Radeon R9 M395
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Intel UHD Graphics 610
14
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
AMD Radeon RX 540X
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AMD Radeon HD 6370M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
AMD Radeon R9 M270
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
11
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Intel HD Graphics 510
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
Apple M1 7-Core GPU
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unknown
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
26
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
Intel HD Graphics 505
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
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AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
Intel HD Graphics 615
15
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
VIA Chrome9HD
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
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AMD Radeon HD 7730M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
Intel HD Graphics P530
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
AMD Radeon HD 7340
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
AMD Radeon 540X
AMD Radeon HD 8400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
Intel UHD Graphics 605
7
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
34
14
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Intel Iris Graphics 540
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
Intel HD Graphics 5300
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
AMD Radeon HD 6320
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
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NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
AMD Radeon R9 M380
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
AMD Radeon Pro 455
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
Intel HD Graphics 620
16
8
AMD Radeon R7 M380
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
AMD Radeon HD 7290
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
28
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
Intel HD Graphics P630
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
Silicon Motion SM502
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
AMD Radeon Pro 450
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
AMD Radeon HD 7310
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
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ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
8
Intel HD Graphics 6000
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R5 M320
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
AMD Radeon R9 M385
AMD Radeon HD 8280
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
AMD Radeon R7 M440
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
NVIDIA T500 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
Intel UHD Graphics P630
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
Intel HD Graphics 4600
10
7
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
AMD Radeon HD 6290
ATI Mobility 128 M3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
AMD Radeon R9 M275
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
AMD Radeon Pro 560
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon R7 M270
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Intel HD Graphics 5600
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
AMD Radeon HD 8330
AMD Radeon R9 M470
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
(-) * 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 GPU CPU 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)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-6700K 2 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 i7-4790K 2 x 4 GB DDR3 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 4 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4 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 2 x 8 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 PL62 Nvidia GeForce MX150 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 8 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 Treiber AMD Treiber
2 x Asus PB287Q, Philips 328P6VJEB ForceWare 387.92 Crimson 17.10.1
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Florian Glaser, 2017-10-24 (Update: 2017-11- 3)
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.