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New World Performance Analysis

Waiting at Login Screen Simulator 2021. Even if New World is a good game, its launch has been one of the biggest disasters in the gaming world this year. Nonetheless, we took great pains to conduct our usual performance analysis.
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New World

Technology

It is quite annoying, to say the least, that Amazon’s servers got overwhelmed when it released its AAA title. Despite Amazon’s massive server infrastructure, some gamers had to wait for hours to log into servers with just 100 to 1000 players. An additional aggravating factor is that there is no way to transfer your character from one server to another.

New World
New World

We were forced to create new characters and delete the old ones to conduct these benchmarks because the game only allows players to have two characters in any given region. Each time we created a new character, we skipped the tutorial and hoped that our character would end up in the right place. This is why the scope of our performance analysis has been reduced considerably.

New World
New World

Once you get into the actual game, though, things improve significantly. The game runs very well. We did not encounter any performance drops or lag spikes.

The game leaves a very good impression. The animations appear smooth, controls are not clunky, the menu is laid out very well. Moreover, the levels and character design and combat system are quite impressive. The story is also very good, compared to other titles in this genre. All in all, New World creatively blends colonisation with monsters (as in the pirate games, for example).

New World
New World

New World is a very visually striking title. It looks better than most other MMOs. Textures, lighting and effects all impress. The beautiful day-night cycle makes the game feels very atmospheric.

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New World
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The graphics menu is very comprehensive. The Visuals tab contains more than 20 settings. In the first section, the field of view, resolution, brightness and contrast can be changed. There are more than 10 settings in the second section. In the last section, users can enable vertical synchronisation and dynamic resolution scaling. The frame rate can also be capped, and the number of nameplates that can appear at the same time can be adjusted.

We conducted our benchmarks with all options disabled (except for V-Sync). Fortunately, the graphics changes do not require a restart. If that were not the case, then fine-tuning graphics settings would have been quite challenging, given all of the server-side issues.

New World
New World

Benchmark

As can be seen from the video below, our benchmark tales place in the starting location, which is known as First Light. We run from the gate to the well and back. The entire run takes about 45 seconds. We capture frame rate data with CapFrameX.

Because a lot of players are present at starting locations on popular servers, these benchmarks should generally be viewed as the worst-case scenario. New World is a very CPU-demanding game, which means that high-end GPUs can get bottlenecked by the CPU. Lowering graphics settings can also lead to CPU bottlenecks.

Results

The benchmarks were conducted mainly using the laptops which our partners MSI and XMG (Schenker Technologies) lent us.

FHD (1920x1080)

Despite the size of the game, MMO flare and impressive visuals, New World has rather modest system requirements. Sure, it cannot run on low-end GPUs with 2 GB of VRAM such as the GeForce MX450. However, lower mid-range graphics cards with 4 GB of VRAM (GeForce GTX 16501650 Ti) can handle the game at medium, or even higher, settings. Of course, such GPUs cannot provide a rock-solid 60 FPS experience. To achieve decent frame rates at the highest settings, gamers will need a Radeon RX 5600M or GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.

New World
    1920x1080 Low Video Quality     1920x1080 Medium Video Quality     1920x1080 High Video Quality     1920x1080 Very High Video Quality
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
99.8 (42.6min, 46.6P0.1, 56.3P1) fps ∼33%
84.6 (36.9min, 39.5P0.1, 47.3P1) fps ∼34%
81.7 (34.7min, 35.8P0.1, 44.8P1) fps ∼36%
79.4 (31.8min, 37.5P0.1, 46.8P1) fps ∼36%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
90.2 (37.5min, 41.7P0.1, 51.3P1) fps ∼30%
83.3 (33.6min, 37.5P0.1, 47P1) fps ∼34%
80.8 (23min, 35.3P0.1, 42.7P1) fps ∼35%
74.9 (26.1min, 33.4P0.1, 40.3P1) fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
87.6 (33min, 37.8P0.1, 47.6P1) fps ∼29%
74.8 (31.7min, 33.1P0.1, 38.5P1) fps ∼30%
70.8 (29.8min, 31.9P0.1, 37.7P1) fps ∼31%
70.6 (26.2min, 31.2P0.1, 37.2P1) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
86.6 (37.7min, 41.3P0.1, 51.5P1) fps ∼29%
78.2 (35.5min, 39P0.1, 47.3P1) fps ∼32%
73.4 (27.4min, 34.3P0.1, 41.5P1) fps ∼32%
68.6 (30.1min, 33.3P0.1, 39.5P1) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
86.1 (28.6min, 35.6P0.1, 48.6P1) fps ∼29%
71 (25.3min, 31.2P0.1, 37P1) fps ∼29%
66.1 (21.5min, 30P0.1, 36.2P1) fps ∼29%
62.3 (23.3min, 27.6P0.1, 32.3P1) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
85.8 (33.3min, 38.3P0.1, 48.5P1) fps ∼28%
74.5 (28.5min, 31.4P0.1, 38.2P1) fps ∼30%
72.4 (31.3min, 33.2P0.1, 38.3P1) fps ∼31%
70.1 (28.4min, 31.1P0.1, 38P1) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Focus 17 @75 W TGP
72.8 (33.5min, 36.9P0.1, 43.9P1) fps ∼24%
62.8 (33.7min, 34.9P0.1, 39.2P1) fps ∼25%
59.4 (27min, 31.8P0.1, 39.4P1) fps ∼26%
47.6 (23.5min, 25.9P0.1, 31.5P1) fps ∼22%
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
Dell G5 15 SE
69.4 (21.3min, 31P0.1, 42.7P1) fps ∼23%
55.7 (32.3min, 33.2P0.1, 36.6P1) fps ∼22%
50.7 (25.8min, 28.2P0.1, 31.7P1) fps ∼22%
44.7 (18.1min, 21.2P0.1, 26.6P1) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
66.8 (26.8min, 29.3P0.1, 35.1P1) fps ∼22%
57.9 (19.5min, 23P0.1, 29.2P1) fps ∼23%
55.9 (16.5min, 24P0.1, 30.5P1) fps ∼24%
50 (18.6min, 19.9P0.1, 24.8P1) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
MSI GP75
62.3 (29.5min, 31.7P0.1, 37.9P1) fps ∼21%
53.7 (27.3min, 29.8P0.1, 35.2P1) fps ∼22%
48.6 (23.4min, 28.4P0.1, 31.3P1) fps ∼21%
36.4 (15.9min, 19.1P0.1, 22.2P1) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i7-10750H
MSI GL75
54.3 (18.6min, 23.7P0.1, 29.4P1) fps ∼18%
44.4 (14.8min, 20.6P0.1, 23.6P1) fps ∼18%
41.9 (15.6min, 16.3P0.1, 22.2P1) fps ∼18%
30.6 (9.86min, 12.8P0.1, 19.9P1) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce MX450, i7-11370H
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15
33.7 (2.84min, 7.84P0.1, 15.9P1) fps ∼11%
25.9 (12.4min, 13.3P0.1, 16P1) fps ∼10%
21.8 (12.9min, 13.7P0.1, 15.5P1) fps ∼9%
9.54 (6.81min, 6.82P0.1, 6.96P1) fps ∼4%

QHD (2560x1440)

The GeForce RTX 3060 will allow gamers to enjoy New World at high settings at 1440p.

New World
    2560x1440 Very High Video Quality
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
70 (25.2min, 34.3P0.1, 39.4P1) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
69.7 (27.4min, 32.3P0.1, 37.9P1) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
67.2 (29.5min, 31.2P0.1, 37P1) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
66.4 (33.6min, 34.9P0.1, 41.5P1) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
66.2 (19.1min, 31P0.1, 40P1) fps ∼37%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
52.9 (6.59min, 27P0.1, 32.1P1) fps ∼30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
38 (18.7min, 20.3P0.1, 23.7P1) fps ∼21%
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
Dell G5 15 SE
32.6 (11.7min, 12P0.1, 18.7P1) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Focus 17 @75 W TGP
32.4 (9.77min, 13.3P0.1, 19.9P1) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
MSI GP75
25.3 (12.7min, 15.6P0.1, 18.4P1) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i7-10750H
MSI GL75
18.1 (5.5min, 9.59P0.1, 12.9P1) fps ∼10%

UHD (3840x2160)

At 4K, the title becomes really demanding. Even the GeForce RTX 3070 (Mobile) and RTX 3080 (Mobile) struggle to achieves decent frame rates at 4K at the highest settings.

New World
    3840x2160 Very High Video Quality
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 3090 Suprim X
69.1 (25.9min, 28.7P0.1, 36.1P1) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
68.1 (27.1min, 29.9P0.1, 35.7P1) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 Ventus 3X
52.6 (25.5min, 30.7P0.1, 35.8P1) fps ∼30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
42.9 (20.5min, 20.9P0.1, 27.3P1) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
40 (19.4min, 23.6P0.1, 27.4P1) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
29.7 (17.8min, 18P0.1, 20P1) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
17.8 (5.09min, 8.67P0.1, 12.3P1) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Focus 17 @75 W TGP
17.7 (6.86min, 10.5P0.1, 13.3P1) fps ∼10%
AMD Radeon RX 5600M, R7 4800H
Dell G5 15 SE
17.2 (5.26min, 6.07P0.1, 10.2P1) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10750H
MSI GP75
12.2 (8.39min, 8.65P0.1, 9.22P1) fps ∼7%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i7-10750H
MSI GL75
10.4 (7.09min, 7.24P0.1, 7.93P1) fps ∼6%

Note

Because benchmarking video games is very time consuming and is often constrained by installation/activation limits, at the time of publishing, we were able to provide only a part of our performance analysis of New World. Other graphics cards will be added in the coming days and weeks.

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Medium Video Quality
high
1920x1080
High Video Quality
ultra
1920x1080
Very High Video Quality
QHD
2560x1440
Very High Video Quality
4K
3840x2160
Very High Video Quality
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
74.5
72.4
70.1
70
69.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
74.8
70.8
70.6
69.7
68.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
78.2
73.4
68.6
66.2
52.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
83.3
80.8
74.9
67.2
42.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
161
112
105
95.9
65.3
33.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
128
90.7n2
88.25n2
80.6n2
66.4
40
AMD Radeon RX 6700M
82.2
78.5
73
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
179
122
116
106
72.7
37.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
71
66.1
62.3
52.9
29.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
173
110
102
89.8
60.1
31.4
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
55.7
50.7
44.7
32.6
17.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
57.9
55.9
50
38
17.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
91.8n2
66.2n3
62.6n3
47.6n3
31.85n2
17.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
53.7
48.6
36.4
25.3
12.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
44.4
41.9
30.6
18.1
10.4
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
41.6
28.95n2
20.95n2
11.02n2
8.7
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
34.4
16.4
15.3
12.2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
17.6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
10.2
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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
XMG Neo 15 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 @165 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
XMG Neo 17 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
XMG Core 15 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 @130 W TGP (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
XMG Focus 17 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti @75 W TGP (4 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP75 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (4 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-10750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL75 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-10750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 15 Nvidia GeForce MX450 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-11370H 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Dell G5 15 SE AMD Radeon RX 5600M (6 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Prestige 14 Evo Intel Iris Xe (96 CUs) Intel Core i7-1185G7 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop PC I MSI GeForce RTX 3090 (24 GB GDDR6X)
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB GDDR6X)
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 (8 GB GDDR6)
Intel Core i9-9900K 4 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop PC II Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE (24 GB GDDR6X)
Nvidia Titan RTX (24 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (6 GB GDDR6)
PNY GeForce GTX 1660 (6 GB GDDR5)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super (4 GB GDDR6)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5)
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12 GB DDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (6 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 2 x 32 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
4K monitors Nvidia drivers AMD drivers
Asus PB287Q, Philips Brilliance 329P9H, Acer Predator XB321HK ForceWare 472.12 Adrenalin 21.9.2
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Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming Laptops - 656 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood, growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 1990s. I was especially fascinated with computer games, even from an early age. From Monkey Island through Lands of Lore to Doom, I tried every game I could get my hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with my focus mostly being on high-performance gaming laptops.
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Translator: Stanislav Kokhanyuk - Translator - 61 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I am a big fan of technology, which is why I try to keep up with it. Among my other passions are literature and writing, and so it should not be surprising to anyone at all that I have a four-year bachelor's degree in philology. However, my interests are not limited just to the world of technology, or, for that matter, the world of literature. I am also interested in people and the stories they have to tell. And more recently, I took an interest in artificial intelligence.
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