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Monster Hunter World Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Mark Riege), 09/17/2018

Hardware Torture. While Monster Hunter World receives mostly praise from the press, the action role-playing title fares in parts significantly worse with gamers. Find out in our benchmark test whether the PC port was really unsuccessful or whether the gaming community is exaggerating.

Monster Hunter World

Technology

In contrast to Resident Evil 7, which also comes from Capcom and is based on the modern RE engine, Monster Hunter World has to be content with the slightly aged MT Framework graphics engine. Despite various improvements, the age of the engine has become noticeable at this point. The main problem is the texture quality, in our opinion. Even at the highest settings, many object surfaces appear muddy.

Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World

On the other hand, Monster Hunter World scores with unique design art, expansive environments, an atmospheric day-night shift, and ample distance viewing that results in great panoramic views. The game atmosphere also profits from the successful and first-rate production of the intro. Taking all these aspects together, we would consider the looks of Monster Hunter World to be decent, even though the hardware requirements do not quite correspond to the offered graphics quality.

Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World

In our experience, it is quite justified that the PC port receives some complaints from the gaming community even beyond the graphics and its resource hunger. The problems begin with the control, which feels extremely spongy (keyword: mouse pointer) and reach up to the menus, where you can really see the console origin because they look so antiquated and are not really arranged sensibly from a PC point of view, as well as not being well-suited for mouse and keyboard operation.

Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World

The developers could also improve on the system of progression, since you are not allowed to save during missions and expeditions, and the game continues without pausing while opening menus. At least we have to give credit to Monster Hunter World for running stably (no crashes at all during our test runs) and being surprisingly compact in terms of storage space for a 2018 game. The steam download is barely 17 GB. The load times are also pleasantly short – at least on an SSD.

Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World

The graphics settings leave us with mixed feelings. On the positive side, we have the practical presets that are implemented directly and enable fast adjustment of the overall quality. Be careful, however: With the exception of the maximum level, Monster Hunter World uses upscaling in some circumstances in order to increase the performance. Those wanting to game in the maximum resolution have to make sure that the Image Quality option, which is unfortunately missing an exact explanation, is set to High. Low, Medium, and Variable may decrease the image sharpness noticeably.  You also have to be similarly careful with the Volume Rendering Quality and LOD Bias options in some presets, due to the Variable setting. For our benchmarks, we adjusted these Settings accordingly.

Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World

Starting from medium details, the gaming world of Monster Hunter World will begin to be effective, but you should not expect too much even in the two highest levels. It's only in minimal settings that the game doesn't look very pretty. Without edge smoothing (FXAA and TAA are supported), various objects flicker strongly. It is unfortunate that you can only adjust a few settings from inside the game, requiring you to visit the main menu instead. Even more annoying is that Monster Hunter World must be completely restarted in order to change the resolution. The vertical synchronization and the optional FPS limit can only make up for this to a limited extent.

Low Preset
Low Preset
Mid Preset
Mid Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Highest Preset
Highest Preset

Benchmark

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As benchmark sequence we use an almost 30-second run through the Astera settlement, which the gamer reaches shortly after the tutorial and which contains numerous buildings and people. You can see the exact route in the video below.

Results

HD (1280x720)

For the action RPG to run smoothly, the PC or laptop should offer a dedicated graphics chip. Processor GPUs such as the widely spread HD Graphics 630 already appear extremely overtaxed at 1280x720 pixels and minimum details. In these settings you only get playable frame rates starting from a GeForce 940M.

Monster Hunter World
    1280x720 Low Preset (Image Quality High)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
114 (min: 104) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
109 (min: 100) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
108 (min: 99) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
107 (min: 99) fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
104 (min: 96) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
97.8 (min: 91) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
89.3 (min: 84) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
85.5 (min: 79) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
83.3 (min: 77) fps ∼45%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
78.1 (min: 68) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
93 (min: 80) fps ∼51%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), 7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
90 (min: 74) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
75.3 (min: 70) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
68.3 (min: 63) fps ∼37%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
62.8 (min: 50) fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
52 (min: 40) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
55.8 (min: 44) fps ∼30%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
54.3 (min: 42) fps ∼30%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
15.8 (min: 12) fps ∼9%
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
16.7 (min: 11) fps ∼9%
16.7 (min: 11) fps ∼9%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
13.3 (min: 9) fps ∼7%

FHD (1920x1080)

On a Full HD display, you need considerably more graphics power. For the Medium preset, it has to be at least a GeForce GTX 970M, and the High preset screams for a GeForce GTX 980M or better. Those who want to play at full details will only begin to be happy with at least a GeForce GTX 1060.

Monster Hunter World
    1920x1080 Highest Preset (Image Quality High)     1920x1080 High Preset (Image Quality High)     1920x1080 Mid Preset (Image Quality High)
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, 1950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
104.4 (min: 84) fps ∼72%
120.3 (min: 102) fps ∼74%
121.2 (min: 102) fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
102 (min: 83) fps ∼70%
108 (min: 98) fps ∼66%
110 (min: 101) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
88.7 (min: 71) fps ∼61%
96.1 (min: 79) fps ∼59%
101 (min: 87) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
75.9 (min: 62) fps ∼52%
92.9 (min: 74) fps ∼57%
98.6 (min: 90) fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
74.7 (min: 60) fps ∼52%
79.2 (min: 71) fps ∼49%
80.3 (min: 73) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
74.1 (min: 60) fps ∼51%
87.1 (min: 71) fps ∼53%
91.8 (min: 80) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
70.1 (min: 55) fps ∼48%
81.4 (min: 68) fps ∼50%
83 (min: 75) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
50.1 (min: 42) fps ∼35%
59.9 (min: 50) fps ∼37%
68.5 (min: 60) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
46.8 (min: 39) fps ∼32%
60.3 (min: 50) fps ∼37%
70.4 (min: 61) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
46.7 (min: 39) fps ∼32%
59.1 (min: 48) fps ∼36%
68.9 (min: 56) fps ∼43%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
49.6 (min: 41) fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
34.4 (min: 28) fps ∼24%
43.1 (min: 35) fps ∼26%
50.4 (min: 41) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
27.9 (min: 22) fps ∼19%
35.5 (min: 28) fps ∼22%
41.2 (min: 36) fps ∼25%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), 7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
23.9 (min: 20) fps ∼16%
31.1 (min: 26) fps ∼19%
40.7 (min: 36) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
29 (min: 23) fps ∼20%
36.1 (min: 29) fps ∼22%
41.8 (min: 36) fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
22.4 (min: 19) fps ∼15%
28.8 (min: 24) fps ∼18%
33.6 (min: 29) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
15.5 (min: 13) fps ∼11%
19.6 (min: 16) fps ∼12%
23.6 (min: 20) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
20.5 (min: 17) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
13.3 (min: 11) fps ∼9%
17 (min: 14) fps ∼10%
20.2 (min: 17) fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
18.9 (min: 15) fps ∼12%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
5.6 (min: 4) fps ∼3%

QHD (2560x1440) and UHD (3840x2160)

In the QHD range, you cannot get around without a current high-end model. A combination of 2560x1440 pixels and the highest preset can only be handled at more than 40 FPS by a GeForce GTX 1070. There is currently no notebook GPU that is able to power 3840x2160 pixels smoothly. Even the GeForce GTX 1080 remains below the 30-FPS mark when using the maximum settings.

Monster Hunter World
    3840x2160 Highest Preset (Image Quality High)     2560x1440 Highest Preset (Image Quality High)
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, 1950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
35.4 (min: 32) fps ∼80%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
32.3 (min: 29) fps ∼73%
70 (min: 61) fps ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
27.4 (min: 24) fps ∼62%
56.9 (min: 49) fps ∼72%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
27 (min: 24) fps ∼61%
56.1 (min: 48) fps ∼71%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
23.3 (min: 20) fps ∼53%
47.8 (min: 41) fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
21.3 (min: 18) fps ∼48%
44.8 (min: 38) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
19.4 (min: 17) fps ∼44%
42.6 (min: 37) fps ∼54%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
15.8 (min: 13) fps ∼36%
31.5 (min: 28) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
14.9 (min: 13) fps ∼34%
29.7 (min: 26) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
13.5 (min: 12) fps ∼31%
28.6 (min: 25) fps ∼36%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
15.9 (min: 14) fps ∼36%
32.7 (min: 29) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
10.4 (min: 9) fps ∼24%
21.5 (min: 18) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
17.6 (min: 15) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
6.3 (min: 5) fps ∼14%
13.2 (min: 11) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
9.8 (min: 8) fps ∼12%

Overview

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      Model
Monster Hunter World
 Monster Hunter World (2018)
low
1280x720
Low Preset (Image Quality High)
med.
1920x1080
Mid Preset (Image Quality High)
high
1920x1080
High Preset (Image Quality High)
ultra
1920x1080
Highest Preset (Image Quality High)
4k
3840x2160
Highest Preset (Image Quality High)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
156
144.6
143.1
116.5
38.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
114
110
108
102
32.3
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
130.4
121.2
120.3
104.4
35.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
144.7
127.5
124.7
97.6
31.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
109
101
96.1
88.7
27.4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
116.1n3
107.4n3
101.1n3
80.3n3
27.2n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
83.3
80.3
79.2
79.15n2
26.4n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
78
23.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
137.4n2
100.45n2
93.2n2
74.05n2
22.85n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
97.8
91.8
87.1
74.1
21.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
89.3
83
81.4
70.1
19.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
156.5
88.4
77.6n2
58.6n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
104
68.5
59.9
50.1
15.8
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
131.25n2
71.65n2
65.45n2
50.65n2
16.15n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
107
70.4
60.3
46.8
14.9
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
49.6
15.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
85.5
68.9
56.5n3
44.9n3
13.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
78.1
50.4
43.1
34.4
10.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
93
39.7n2
34.1n2
26.55n2
      Model
Monster Hunter World
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
75.3
41.8
36.1
29
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
68.3
33.6
28.8
22.4
6.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
73.7
32
24
20
5.8
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
90
40.7
31.1
23.9
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
61.2
32.5
28.5
22.4
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
78
30
27.8
19.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
62.8
23.6
19.6
15.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
57
21.3
19.3
14.2
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
53.85n4
19.25n4
17n3
12.8n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
52
20.5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
43.5
19.9
18.3
13.9
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
17
9.1
8.4
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
22.1
7.7
7
4.1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
38.7
16.2
14.7
10.7
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
22.7
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
15.8
Intel UHD Graphics 630
20.3
7.7
Intel HD Graphics 630
13.3
5.6
Intel UHD Graphics 620
16.7n2
Intel HD Graphics 620
16.7
6.3
      Model
Monster Hunter World
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon R5 M255
14.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
11.2
Intel HD Graphics 4600
9.1
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8.9
Intel HD Graphics 4400
7.9
Intel UHD Graphics 605
4.6
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
7.4
(-) * 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
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 Graphics Card Processor RAM Operating System
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 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Acer Triton 700 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2x 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 (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 1 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
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 PL62 Nvidia GeForce MX150 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 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 399.24 Adrenalin 18.9.1
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Florian Glaser, 2018-09-17 (Update: 2018-09-20)