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Ready or Not review: Laptop and desktop benchmarks

Genre gem. After months or even years of an early access phase, Ready or Not version 1.0 has finally been released. The tactical shooter is reminiscent of classics such as SWAT 4 and thanks to Unreal Engine, it has some stunning visuals to offer, too.

Test systems

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (RTX 4090)
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (RTX 4090)
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23 (RTX 4080)
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23 (RTX 4080)
XMG Pro 15 E23 (RTX 4070)
XMG Pro 15 E23 (RTX 4070)
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23 (RTX 4060)
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23 (RTX 4060)
Medion Erazer Scout E20 (RTX 4050)
Medion Erazer Scout E20 (RTX 4050)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 (RTX 3080 Ti)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 (RTX 3080 Ti)
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16 (RX 7600S & 780M)
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16 (RX 7600S & 780M)
be quiet! Silent Base 802 (RTX 4080 & RX 7900 XT)
be quiet! Silent Base 802 (RTX 4080 & RX 7900 XT)
Philips Evnia 8000 Series 41,5" UHD OLED gaming monitor
Philips Evnia 8000 Series 41,5" UHD OLED gaming monitor

We currently carry out our gaming benchmarks with these devices. Clicking on the individual photos will take you to the respective manufacturer's website. Further details on the devices' specifications are listed at the end of the article.

Tech

As mentioned, Ready or Not is based on the popular Unreal Engine. Although it "only" uses UE4 instead of the newer UE5, the game boasts good to very good visuals. As you can see in our screenshots, the game features sharp textures, attractive lighting and high object density. Despite its relatively small team size, each level has been constructed with love and attention.

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However, it sometimes takes a while for the textures to load properly (especially on weaker devices), which can get a little annoying. The developers could also do with improving on the dropped frames that sometimes occur (especially just after loading) and the game's poor minimum FPS rate in general. In addition, the controls often turn out to be quite clumsy (collision detection etc.). You also have to like the rather sluggish movement, even for a tactical shooter. On the other hand, it features first-class (weapon) sound that some larger studios could take as an example.

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The graphics options are nice and extensive. While the basic tab is still manageable and relatively unspectacular (see screenshots), there are almost 20 settings options in the advanced tab. Upscaling fans can look forward to the presence of FSR and DLSS. Another nice feature is the fact that changes are applied without having to restart the game and there are some handy presets. When starting the game, you also have the choice between DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 (our benchmarks were carried out in DX12 mode).

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Benchmark

We used the single-player menu's practice mode as a benchmark sequence. As shown in the video below, we ran along a fixed route for just under 30 seconds and recorded the frame rate using the CapFrameX tool. As this is a first-person game, we would recommend at least 40 FPS despite the leisurely pace of the game.

Results


FHD (1,920 x 1,080)

Unreal Engine has proven not to be particularly demanding, as can be seen in our recent review of The Finals. With a combination of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and high details, even a Radeon 780M manages to crack the 40 FPS mark, although the minimum FPS rate is quite modest. Current mid-range GPUs such as the GeForce RTX 4050, on the other hand, have no major problems with the epic preset — apart from the previously mentioned dropped frame issue.

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    1920x1080 Low Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset     1920x1080 High Preset     1920x1080 Epic Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
382 (15.1min, 200P0.1, 274P1) fps ∼100%
369 (123.1min, 189.4P0.1, 247P1) fps ∼100%
330 (34.1min, 170P0.1, 210P1) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
268 (11.2min, 95.4P0.1, 184.9P1) fps ∼70%
263 (99.6min, 124.3P0.1, 171P1) fps ∼71%
253 (21.1min, 127.2P0.1, 183.5P1) fps ∼77%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
217 (12.3min, 57.1P0.1, 131.7P1) fps ∼57%
208 (34.8min, 56.6P0.1, 114.8P1) fps ∼56%
203 (29.2min, 54.8P0.1, 119P1) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23
226 (11.4min, 38.1P0.1, 125.4P1) fps ∼59%
219 (32min, 51.5P0.1, 117P1) fps ∼59%
202 (26.9min, 55.9P0.1, 122.7P1) fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZX
232 (13.3min, 41.5P0.1, 127.2P1) fps ∼61%
208 (26.8min, 41.4P0.1, 107P1) fps ∼56%
161.8 (26.5min, 59.4P0.1, 92.6P1) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
220 (8.34min, 30.6P0.1, 141.3P1) fps ∼58%
208 (23.6min, 65.4P0.1, 118.4P1) fps ∼56%
161.5 (18.4min, 72P0.1, 103.8P1) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23
191.6 (13.4min, 40.5P0.1, 118.8P1) fps ∼50%
173.4 (29.2min, 56.7P0.1, 103.1P1) fps ∼47%
133.7 (9.22min, 29.6P0.1, 83.1P1) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H
Medion Erazer Scout E20
198.1 (11.6min, 35.1P0.1, 120.5P1) fps ∼52%
155.4 (10min, 33.1P0.1, 83.7P1) fps ∼42%
107.1 (14.7min, 37.8P0.1, 65.6P1) fps ∼32%
AMD Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16
176.6 (12.6min, 51.9P0.1, 124.2P1) fps ∼46%
151 (36.4min, 75.9P0.1, 103.4P1) fps ∼41%
104.8 (10.8min, 41P0.1, 75.7P1) fps ∼32%
AMD Radeon 780M, R9 7940HS
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16
52.7 (15.5min, 18.3P0.1, 21.2P1) fps ∼100%
44.8 (15.8min, 16.4P0.1, 21.4P1) fps ∼12%
43.4 (9.29min, 15.8P0.1, 21.6P1) fps ∼12%
25 (10.5min, 10.6P0.1, 13.1P1) fps ∼8%

QHD (2,560 x 1,440)

A mid-range model is also enough for QHD. From a Radeon RX 7600S upwards, you can expect more than 60 FPS on average when running the game at 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and with maximum settings.

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    2560x1440 Epic Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
218 (112.6min, 129.5P0.1, 144.5P1) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
173.1 (36.5min, 106P0.1, 136.4P1) fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
141.1 (22.8min, 30.4P0.1, 74.7P1) fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23
128 (15.9min, 27.3P0.1, 80.7P1) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZX
102.9 (27.8min, 55.1P0.1, 62.1P1) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
95.6 (20.2min, 38.9P0.1, 55.1P1) fps ∼44%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23
83.6 (20.4min, 26.6P0.1, 52.5P1) fps ∼38%
AMD Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16
62.3 (28.6min, 33.7P0.1, 43.1P1) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H
Medion Erazer Scout E20
56.6 (13min, 22P0.1, 30.6P1) fps ∼26%

UHD (3,840 x 2,160)

Only 4K begins to separate the wheat from the chaff. When using the epic preset, you will likely not be able to avoid needing a high-end component. Anything from a GeForce RTX 4070 upwards will lead to acceptable performance. With DLSS (Quality) activated, the situation looks more relaxed. Theoretically, an RTX 4050 should already offer sufficient performance.

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    3840x2160 Epic Preset     3840x2160 Epic Preset + Quality DLSS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
98.9 (52.8min, 53.5P0.1, 55.1P1) fps ∼100%
205 (97.1min, 119.6P0.1, 136.2P1) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
80.3 (30.5min, 35.8P0.1, 49.5P1) fps ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900H
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16
65.2 (9.69min, 15.1P0.1, 37.5P1) fps ∼66%
128.2 (26.5min, 30.5P0.1, 62.7P1) fps ∼63%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13950HX
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23
60.4 (10.6min, 12.4P0.1, 34.3P1) fps ∼61%
119.2 (14min, 35.3P0.1, 63.3P1) fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZX
48.4 (13.2min, 20.8P0.1, 26.9P1) fps ∼49%
95.2 (12.4min, 35.7P0.1, 56.6P1) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
40.6 (8.07min, 15.3P0.1, 21.4P1) fps ∼41%
87.6 (38.6min, 49.4P0.1, 51.9P1) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R9 7940HS
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23
35.6 (6.16min, 8.53P0.1, 15.8P1) fps ∼36%
75.5 (24.3min, 27.3P0.1, 44.3P1) fps ∼37%
AMD Radeon RX 7600S, R9 7940HS
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16
26.6 (9.7min, 10.5P0.1, 14.6P1) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i7-13700H
Medion Erazer Scout E20
26 (11.1min, 12.2P0.1, 13.2P1) fps ∼26%
53.6 (14.4min, 20.2P0.1, 27P1) fps ∼26%

Overview

Show Restrictions
PosModel< PrevNext >Ready or Not
 Ready or Not (2023)
low
1920x1080
Low Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
ultra
1920x1080
Epic Preset
QHD
2560x1440
Epic Preset
4K
3840x2160
Epic Preset

3840x2160
Epic Preset + Quality DLSS
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
336
356
336
323
263
132.4
243
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
519
445
425
314
225
104.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Super
451n2
393.5n2
372n2
329n2
215.5n2
97.7n2
185.85n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
382
369
330
218
98.9
205
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
268
263
253
173.1
80.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
289
191.8n2
183n2
179.05n2
142.7n2
65.2
128.2
AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT
422
364
343
246
146.9
64.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
267
176.8n2
170.25n2
135.1n3
112.5n3
60.4
119.2
AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT
281
277
269
183.6
109.9
48.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
220
201.1n2
147.75n2
90.2n2
40.6
87.6
Intel Arc A770
202
198.3
190.6
134.9
86.6
38
AMD Radeon RX 7600
212
194.7
194.5
133.6
76.7
33.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
218
172n2
160.5n2
132.6n2
83.6
35.6
75.5
AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT
172.9
155.3
150.4
100.2
76.7
33.3
Intel Arc A750
185
173.1
166.8
118.5
73.9
31.9
AMD Radeon RX 7600M
162.6
127.4
89.3
53.2
22.9
AMD Radeon RX 7600S
176.6
151
104.8
62.3
26.6
Intel Arc A580
202
173.6
163.5
113.5
68.3
29.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
173.2n2
144.8n2
101.1n2
56.6
26
53.6
PosModel< PrevNext >Ready or Not
low med. high ultra QHD 4K
Intel Arc A310
102.2
75.6
58.3
34.6
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU
60.4
46.9
45.8
32.5
Intel Arc 7-Core iGPU
62.7
48.3
44.5
34.5
AMD Radeon 780M
54.9n2
49.25n2
47.45n2
29.55n2
20.5
9.2
(-) * 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 system details

Laptop Graphics card Processor RAM
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 @150 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6X) Intel Core i9-13900H 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Razer Blade 16 Mid 23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 @175 W TGP (12 GB GDDR6X) Intel Core i9-13950HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
XMG Pro 15 E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Razer Blade 14 Mid 23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS 2 x 8 GB DDR5
Medion Erazer Scout E20 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 @100 W TGP (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-13700H 2 x 8 GB DDR5
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti @150 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-12900H 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Asus TUF Gaming Advantage A16 AMD Radeon RX 7600S (8 GB GDDR6) & AMD Radeon 780M AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS 2 x 8 GB DDR5
Tower PC Graphics card Processor RAM
Asus ROG Strix Z790-F Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 (16 GB GDDR6X)
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (20 GB GDDR6)
Intel Core i9-13900K 2 x 24 GB DDR5 G.Skill
4K monitor Operating system Nvidia driver AMD driver
Philips Evnia 42M2N8900 Windows 11 ForceWare 546.33 Adrenalin 23.12.1
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