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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, Tanja Hinum (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 10/24/2017

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.

Technology

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

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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.

Lowest Preset
Lowest Preset
Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Very High Preset
Very High Preset
Ultra Preset
Ultra Preset

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.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War
    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 (min: 22) fps ∼30%
117 (min: 52) fps ∼64%
138 (min: 64) fps ∼71%
155 (min: 73) fps ∼79%
167 (min: 72) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
40 (min: 26) fps ∼23%
71 (min: 27) fps ∼45%
102 (min: 47) fps ∼56%
129 (min: 62) fps ∼66%
154 (min: 68) fps ∼79%
170 (min: 90) fps ∼73%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 4790K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition
38 (min: 21) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
39 (min: 21) fps ∼23%
69 (min: 36) fps ∼43%
94 (min: 46) fps ∼52%
116 (min: 51) fps ∼60%
132 (min: 67) fps ∼67%
139 (min: 78) fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
34 (min: 20) fps ∼20%
58 (min: 24) fps ∼36%
86 (min: 29) fps ∼47%
112 (min: 51) fps ∼58%
140 (min: 60) fps ∼71%
168 (min: 90) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 4790K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition
30 (min: 17) fps ∼18%
76 (min: 34) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
31 (min: 18) fps ∼18%
54 (min: 26) fps ∼34%
80 (min: 31) fps ∼44%
105 (min: 48) fps ∼54%
125 (min: 50) fps ∼64%
138 (min: 77) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
22 (min: 10) fps ∼13%
39 (min: 13) fps ∼25%
58 (min: 15) fps ∼32%
78 (min: 46) fps ∼40%
102 (min: 56) fps ∼52%
167 (min: 78) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
21 (min: 10) fps ∼12%
37 (min: 12) fps ∼23%
53 (min: 14) fps ∼29%
78 (min: 44) fps ∼40%
103 (min: 55) fps ∼53%
167 (min: 69) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
19 (min: 12) fps ∼11%
35 (min: 14) fps ∼22%
54 (min: 14) fps ∼30%
74 (min: 21) fps ∼38%
97 (min: 37) fps ∼49%
132 (min: 69) fps ∼57%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), 4790K
AMD Radeon RX 480 8 GB Reference
36 (min: 8) fps ∼23%
55 (min: 14) fps ∼30%
72 (min: 35) fps ∼37%
96 (min: 49) fps ∼49%
160 (min: 70) fps ∼69%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
12 (min: 3) fps ∼7%
20 (min: 5) fps ∼13%
29 (min: 5) fps ∼16%
43 (min: 11) fps ∼22%
62 (min: 36) fps ∼32%
121 (min: 54) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
10 (min: 3) fps ∼6%
16 (min: 5) fps ∼10%
24 (min: 5) fps ∼13%
34 (min: 18) fps ∼18%
46 (min: 30) fps ∼23%
113 (min: 55) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
16 (min: 7) fps ∼10%
23 (min: 9) fps ∼13%
35 (min: 15) fps ∼18%
50 (min: 30) fps ∼26%
102 (min: 52) fps ∼44%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
10 (min: 4) fps ∼6%
15 (min: 6) fps ∼8%
22 (min: 13) fps ∼11%
31 (min: 23) fps ∼16%
73 (min: 41) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
12 (min: 3) fps ∼7%
20 (min: 5) fps ∼10%
28 (min: 17) fps ∼14%
71 (min: 29) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
7 (min: 2) fps ∼4%
10 (min: 6) fps ∼5%
14 (min: 9) fps ∼7%
34 (min: 20) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
14 (min: 8) fps ∼7%
34 (min: 15) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
26 (min: 8) fps ∼11%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
9 (min: 2) fps ∼5%
12 (min: 3) fps ∼6%
14 (min: 5) fps ∼6%

Overview

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Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
 Middle-earth: Shadow of War (2017)
low
1280x720
Lowest Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
TAA
high
1920x1080
High Preset
TAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
TAA
4k
3840x2160
Ultra Preset
TAA
 
 
 
 
 
 8NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
1312
1232
1163
944
382
 
 14NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
1382
1272
1082
86.52
33
 
 15NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
1622
1262
102.56
786
30.52
 
 41NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
128
823
623
463
222
 
 
 33NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
1212
882
694
525
19
 57NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
131
76
57
42
16
 
 63NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
1082
603
43.54
334
12
 68NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
115
59
43
32
12
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 83*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
97
44
31
24
10
 82NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
952
43.52
332
262
9.52
 
 117AMD Radeon Pro 560X
98
41
29
21
9
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 19NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
111.52
982
903
693
 
 
 
 26NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 36AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
117
85
66
49
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 58AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
150
69
48
36
 
 
 
 
 64*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 
 
 75AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
 76AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
 78AMD Radeon R9 M295X
 
 
 
 
 
 88NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
 
 
 
 93NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 96NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
 
 
 100NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
102
50
35
23
 102AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
 
 104NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
 105AMD Radeon R9 M290X
 106AMD Radeon HD 8970M
 
 
 111AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
 112NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
 114AMD Radeon R9 M390
 
 116AMD Radeon HD 7970M
 119AMD Radeon Pro 460
 121NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
83
37
25
19
 
 123AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 129AMD Radeon Pro 555
74
29
20
9
 130AMD Radeon Pro 455
 
 133NVIDIA GeForce MX150
58.156
25.856
166
11.556
 
 
 
 137NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
 138*AMD Radeon RX 540
39
14
10
 139*AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
 140NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
 
 
 
 
 
 146NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 148NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
73
31
22
15
 149AMD Radeon Pro 450
 151AMD Radeon R9 M385X
 152NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
 
 
 155AMD Radeon R9 M280X
 156*AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
50.52
242
18.52
 
 
 
 161NVIDIA GeForce 945M
 162NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
 
 
 
 
 168*AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
 170Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 172NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
 173NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
 174AMD Radeon HD 6990M
 
 179NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
 
 
 182NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
 
 
 
 
 
 188AMD Radeon R9 M370X
 189NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
 
 191NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
 192AMD Radeon R9 M275
 193NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 194NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
 
 197AMD Radeon HD 6970M
 199AMD Radeon HD 8870M
 
 202NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 211NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
 212NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
 213NVIDIA GeForce 845M
 214AMD Radeon HD 8850M
 216AMD Radeon R9 M265X
 219AMD Radeon HD 8790M
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 224NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
 225NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
 226NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
 228NVIDIA GeForce MX130
43
19
11
 229NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
322
13.52
9.52
6.52
 
 
 232AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
423
143
103
7
 233NVIDIA GeForce 940M
34
14
 234NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
30
12
9
7
 
 
 237AMD Radeon R9 M375
 238Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
30
18
14
9
 239AMD Radeon R7 M445
 241AMD Radeon R7 M370
 242NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 245NVIDIA GeForce 840M
 
 247NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
 249NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
 
 251Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
 
 253NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
 254Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
 255NVIDIA GeForce 930M
28
 256Intel Iris Graphics 550
 257AMD Radeon 530
 258NVIDIA GeForce 830M
 259*NVIDIA GeForce MX110
33
14
10
7
 260Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
28
 261NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
33
13
9
7
 262Intel Iris Graphics 540
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 269NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
 270ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
 271NVIDIA GeForce 825M
 
 
 
 280AMD Radeon R7 M260X
 281NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
 
 283NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
 284NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
 
 287AMD Radeon HD 8750M
 
 289AMD Radeon R7 M270
 290AMD Radeon R7 M265
 292NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
 293ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 294*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
 295NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
 296AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
 297AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
 
 299*AMD Radeon R7 M460
 300AMD Radeon HD 7730M
 302AMD Radeon R7 M360
 303NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
 304NVIDIA GeForce 920M
26
 
 306AMD Radeon HD 8690M
 
 308AMD Radeon R7 M440
 
 
 
 
 314AMD Radeon R7 M260
 315AMD Radeon R7 M340
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 316AMD Radeon 520
22
10
7
 
 319Intel UHD Graphics 630
20
12
 320Intel HD Graphics 630
14
12
9
 322Intel HD Graphics 530
 325AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
16
7
 326Intel UHD Graphics 620
20
10
 327Intel HD Graphics 620
16
8
 328AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
 331ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
 332NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
 333NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
 
 
 337AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
 
 339NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
 340AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
 342AMD Radeon HD 8730M
 343AMD Radeon HD 6770M
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 344NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
 345NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
 
 347ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
 348AMD Radeon HD 6850M
 
 
 351NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
 352NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
 
 354NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
 355NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
 
 
 358AMD Radeon HD 7690M
 359Intel HD Graphics 5600
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 365AMD Radeon HD 8670M
 
 
 368AMD Radeon HD 6750M
 
 370NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
 373NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
 374NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
 
 380*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
 381NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
 382ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
 385AMD Radeon HD 8650G
 
 
 
 389AMD Radeon HD 7670M
 390NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 393AMD Radeon R5 M335
 394AMD Radeon R5 M330
 395AMD Radeon R5 M430
 396AMD Radeon R5 M255
24
 
 398NVIDIA GeForce 910M
 399NVIDIA GeForce 820M
 400*AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
27
8
 401Intel HD Graphics 520
15
7
 402Intel Iris Graphics 6100
 403NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
17
8
 404AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
8
 405NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
 406AMD Radeon R5 M240
 407*AMD Radeon R5 M320
 408AMD Radeon R5 M230
 
 
 415AMD Radeon HD 8570M
 416Intel HD Graphics 6000
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 418AMD Radeon HD 8550M
 419Intel Iris Graphics 5100
 420NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
 421*AMD Radeon HD 8610G
 423AMD Radeon HD 6650M
 424Intel HD Graphics 4600
10
7
 425ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
 426Intel HD Graphics 5500
14
 
 434*Intel UHD Graphics 615
 435*Intel HD Graphics 615
15
 436*AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
 437AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
 
 440NVIDIA GeForce 710M
 441AMD Radeon HD 7660G
 442NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
 
 444Intel HD Graphics 5000
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 447AMD Radeon HD 6550M
 450NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
 451AMD Radeon HD 6630M
 452AMD Radeon HD 7650M
 
 454AMD Radeon HD 7570M
 457ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
 460AMD Radeon HD 8550G
 463NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
 464NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
 
 
 467AMD Radeon HD 7610M
 468AMD Radeon HD 7620G
 
 470AMD Radeon HD 7640G
 476Intel HD Graphics 515
 477Intel HD Graphics 4400
13
 478*Intel HD Graphics 610
15
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 479*Intel HD Graphics 510
 
 482AMD Radeon HD 7550M
 483ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
 484NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
 485NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
 488NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
 
 490AMD Radeon HD 7600G
 491ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
 494ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
 496ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
 
 500NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
 502ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
 503NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
 
 506NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
 508Intel HD Graphics 5300
 509*Intel UHD Graphics 605
7
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 510*Intel HD Graphics 505
 512NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
 
 516NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
 517ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
 
 519Intel HD Graphics 4000
 522AMD Radeon HD 6620G
 523AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
15
 524*AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
 525*Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
 527AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
11
 528AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
 529AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
 530AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
 531Intel HD Graphics 4200
 
 
 
 537AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 540AMD Radeon HD 8450G
 541AMD Radeon HD 7470M
 542AMD Radeon HD 6490M
 544AMD Radeon HD 8400
 547NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
 548AMD Radeon HD 7520G
 549NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
 
 
 553NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
 
 555NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
 557AMD Radeon HD 8350G
 558AMD Radeon HD 8330
 559Intel UHD Graphics 600
9
 560Intel HD Graphics 500
 561NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
 562NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
 563NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 567NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
 568NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
 
 570NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
 
 575AMD Radeon HD 7450M
 576NVIDIA GeForce 610M
 580Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
 581Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
 582Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
 583AMD Radeon HD 6470M
 585NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
 586AMD Radeon HD 7420G
 587ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
 591Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
 592AMD Radeon HD 6520G
 594NVIDIA GeForce 320M
 596ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 597ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
 602NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
 603NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
 604AMD Radeon HD 7400G
 605*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
 607NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
 608NVIDIA GeForce 410M
 611*AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
 612Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
 614AMD Radeon HD 6370M
 615AMD Radeon HD 8280
 616ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
 617AMD Radeon HD 6450M
 619ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
 621ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
 622ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
 623AMD Radeon HD 8240
 625AMD Radeon HD 8250
 626ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 628*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
 629NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
 630ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
 631Intel HD Graphics 3000
 633NVIDIA GeForce 310M
 634NVIDIA GeForce G210M
 
 637NVIDIA GeForce 315M
 638NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
 639NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
 640NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
 
 642NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
 648ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
 649AMD Radeon HD 8210
 650ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
 651ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
 652Intel HD Graphics 2500
 653Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
 656ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 661ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
 664NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
 667ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
 676ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
 677NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
 
 679Intel HD Graphics 2000
 681NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
 684NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
 686NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
 687*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
 694Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
 698AMD Radeon HD 7340
 699*AMD Radeon HD 6320
 700AMD Radeon HD 7310
 701*AMD Radeon HD 6310
 702AMD Radeon HD 8180
 703ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
 705ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 706NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
 707*NVIDIA ION 2
 708NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
 
 
 711NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
 712AMD Radeon HD 7290
 713AMD Radeon HD 6290
 714ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
 715ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
 717ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
 719ATI Radeon HD 4250
 721Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
 722AMD Radeon HD 6250
 
 
 726ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
 727NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
 728NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
 730ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 731ATI Radeon HD 3200
 732*ATI Radeon HD 4225
 741ATI Radeon HD 3100
 742NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
 748Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
 749Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
 751NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
 754NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
 763ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
 780ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
 781ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
 782ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
 783ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
 784Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
 793*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
 796ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
 797NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
 801*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
 811Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
 812Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 826Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
 827ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
 828ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
 830SIS Mirage 3 671MX
 841*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
 858VIA Chrome9 HC
 863VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
 867SIS Mirage M661FX
 871*unknown
 870*Silicon Motion SM502
 869ATI Mobility 128 M3
 868VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
 866SIS Mirage 2 M760
 865VIA Castle Rock
 864VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
 862ATI Radeon IGP 320M
 861ATI Radeon IGP 340M
 860ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
 859Intel Extreme Graphics 2
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 857ATI Mobility Radeon M6
 856ATI Mobility Radeon M7
 855ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
 854ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
 853NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
 852*NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 843Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 
 
 
 829SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
 
 824ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 809NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
 808NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
 807NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
 806NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
 805ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
 804NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
 
 802ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
 
 799NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
 798NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
 795NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
 794*NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 779NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
 
 777NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
 776NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
 775NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
 774ATI Mobility Radeon X300
 773NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
 772NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
 771ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
 
 769ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
 768NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
 767ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
 
 765ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
 764ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
 
 
 760ATI Mobility Radeon X600
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 747Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
 746NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
 
 
 
 740*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 733*ATI Radeon HD 4100
 
 725ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
 720ATI Radeon HD 4200
 718ATI Radeon HD 4270
 716ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
 704NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
 697*VIA Chrome9HD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 685NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
 683*NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
 682NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
 680*NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 675*AMD Radeon HD 6330M
 674NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
 
 672ATI Mobility Radeon X700
 671ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
 670NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
 669ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
 
 666ATI Mobility Radeon X800
 
 663ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
 
 660NVIDIA GeForce 305M
 659ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
 657ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
 655*AMD Radeon HD 6350M
 654*AMD Radeon HD 7350M
 647*AMD Radeon HD 6380G
 646*AMD Radeon HD 6430M
 645ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 643NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
 636NVIDIA GeForce 405M
 
 624AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
 
 618*AMD Radeon HD 7430M
 
 
 609AMD Radeon HD 7370M
 606ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
 601NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
 600NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
 599ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
 598ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
 595NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
 593*AMD Radeon HD 8310G
 
 
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 
 
 577NVIDIA GeForce 705M
 
 573NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
 571NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
 566NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
 
 
 
 
 543*AMD Radeon HD 8410G
 
 
 532*Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
 
 
 
 515NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 
 511*AMD Radeon HD 7510M
 507*AMD Radeon HD 7490M
 
 501*AMD Radeon HD 7530M
 
 
 495ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
 
 
 
 
 481ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
 
 
 
 
 
 462NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 459AMD Radeon HD 6530M
 458*AMD Radeon HD 8510G
 
 455AMD Radeon HD 7630M
 449NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
 448*AMD Radeon HD 7590M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 412*ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
 
 410*AMD Radeon R5 M420
 409*AMD Radeon R5 M315
 392*NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 384AMD Radeon HD 6570M
 383ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
 
 377ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
 376AMD Radeon HD 6830M
 
 372NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
 371*AMD Radeon HD 8590M
 341*AMD Radeon HD 8650M
 
 
 329ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
 
 323Intel HD Graphics P530
 321Intel HD Graphics P630
 318*AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
 
 
 
 285AMD Radeon HD 7750M
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 279AMD Radeon HD 8770M
 278*AMD Radeon HD 8830M
 275AMD Radeon HD 6870M
 
 
 
 
 
 248AMD Radeon HD 7770M
 240*AMD Radeon R7 M380
 227Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
 218AMD Radeon R7 M465
 217AMD Radeon HD 7850M
 215AMD Radeon R9 M365X
 209AMD Radeon HD 6950M
 200AMD Radeon HD 7870M
 198AMD Radeon R9 M270
 
 177*AMD Radeon R9 M380
 176*AMD Radeon R9 M385
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 175*AMD Radeon R9 M470
 169Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
 
 157*AMD Radeon HD 7950M
 150*AMD Radeon R9 M470X
 128AMD Radeon Pro 555X
 
 
 118AMD Radeon Pro 560
 113NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
 
 
 101AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
 
 
 85AMD Radeon R9 M395
 79AMD Radeon R9 M390X
 77AMD Radeon R9 M485X
 74AMD Radeon R9 M395X
 
Pos      Model                                     Middle-earth: Shadow of War
lowmed.highultra4k
 51*AMD Radeon RX 490M
 47*AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
 46*AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
 
 43*AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
 
 38*AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
 
 
 
 
 
* Smaller values are better. / * 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
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.
123Uncertain – 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)