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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

A matter of settings. As one of the first PC games capable of supporting DirectX12, Shadow of the Tomb Raider should benefit significantly from DirectX 12. In this benchmark check we will assess whether the performance is actually better than that under DirectX 11, and which GPU is generally better for this action adventure.
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The 2013 reboot breathed new life into the legendary Tomb Raider series. After the 2016 release Rise of the Tomb Raider, the new installment brings the end of the trilogy. Shadow of the Tomb Raider focuses on the series' strengths and tries to notch up the gaming experience even more. In terms of technology, this title is one of the most beautiful action games currently on the market. In keeping with the predecessors, the game offers sceneries which were lovingly designed with an opulent level of detail, creating a captivating atmosphere.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider makes a good to very good impression in other areas as well. In addition to the textures, the lighting and effects are largely convincing. The destruction system is also noteworthy. Many elements of the levels break during the enthralling missions.

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Much praise is due to the developers for the comprehensive graphics menu, which can be accessed ingame as well as outside the game. As we are already used to from the last installments, the graphics tab offers several presets, facilitating quick adjustments to the overall game appearance. Users who prefer to tinker can of course also tune the 15 separate settings manually.

Take note: Choosing the highest preset does not move all settings to the maximum, so manual adjustments are necessary if the best visual appearance is desired. Conveniently, any adjustments to the graphics details are applied without being forced to restart the game.

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The same is true – with the exception of the DirectX mode – for the display menu containing the toggles for resolution, screen modes (we recommend Exclusive Fullscreen), brightness, refresh rate, and anti-aliasing. Shadow of the Tomb Raider utilizes the established SMAA and TAA techniques, which smoothen slanted edges and fine elements (such as Lara's hair) noticeably, but which in turn affect the image sharpness negatively.

Of course, vertical synchronization can be found as well. The game even includes the less common ability for stereoscopic 3D display. Shadow of the Tomb Raider also supports HDR.

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The most interesting aspect for many users will be the DirectX mode. Even though DirectX 12 did not have a very good reputation so far because the performance tended to be lower than with DirectX 11, several benchmark tests now show a surprisingly good DirectX 12 performance. We share this positive verdict only partialy. Yes, DX 12 does result in a noticeable performance boost for some GPUs (+14% @GeForce GTX 1070), but other chips still have a lower performance than with DX 11 (-4 % @GeForce GTX 980).

Full-HD, Highest Preset, TAA DirectX 11 DirectX 12
GeForce GTX 1070 & Core i7-6700K 69 FPS 79 FPS
GeForce GTX 980 & Core i7-6700K 53 FPS 51 FPS
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Be that as it may, we still conducted our tests in DirectX 12 mode whenever possible – as long as the system supported the feature and it did not result in crashes, which sadly happened quite frequently with weaker GPUs (such as GTX 970M, GTX 960M, GTX 1050, MX150) on higher settings. Ray Tracing – which was announced during the presentation of the new Nvidia generation – is still missing and will be added at a later time. By the way, Shadow of the Tomb Raider currently occupies about 31 GB of disk space (about 26 GB download).

Internal settings
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Benchmark

The integrated benchmark is a good way to assess and analyze the system's performance. It takes account of the frame rate during "real" gameplay, so the results of the measurements have relevance for practical use. However, the developers have gone a bit overboard with the benchmark duration in our opinion. About three minutes are quite long.

Lowest preset
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Medium preset
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High preset
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As can be seen in the video, the benchmark covers various camera perspectives and environment types – be it a street festival or a jungle path. Technophile users will love the end evaluation revealing a lot of information, such as frame graphs, an FPS chart, and a summary of the most important components.

Results

HD (1280x720)

Even though Shadow of the Tomb Raider loses much of its beauty on the lowest quality settings, minimum details at 1280x720 pixels still require a dedicated graphics chip. Not even these low settings run fluently with CPU solutions such as Intel's HD Graphics 630. Purchasing this game is only worth it with at least a GeForce MX150.

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    1280x720 Lowest Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), i7-7740X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
143 (99min) fps ∼36%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
138 (100min) fps ∼35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
137 (99min) fps ∼35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
132 (97min) fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
131 (96min) fps ∼33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
117 (85min) fps ∼30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
111 (83min) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
108 (81min) fps ∼27%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), i7-7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
143 (121min) fps ∼36%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
98 (71min) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
97 (79min) fps ∼25%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), i7-7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
87 (70min) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
95 (65min) fps ∼24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
91 (74min) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
71 (48min) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
79 (69min) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, i7-7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
60 (50min) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
50 (41min) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-7700HQ
MSI PL62
50 (41min) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
46 (29min) fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
27 (22min) fps ∼7%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
28 (24min) fps ∼7%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
17 (14min) fps ∼4%
Intel HD Graphics 630, i7-7700HQ
MSI PL62
14 (4min) fps ∼4%
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
13 (10min) fps ∼3%

FHD (1920x1080)

If 1920x1080 pixels are desired, we recommend a GPU belonging to the upper midrange or the high-end sector. The medium preset is playable starting with a GeForce GTX 970M, while the high preset requires at least a GeForce GTX 980M. The highest preset demands a GeForce GTX 1060 or GTX 980.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), i7-7740X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
120 (113min) fps ∼37%
116 (107min) fps ∼36%
107 (92min) fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
108 (87min) fps ∼33%
104 (86min) fps ∼32%
95 (77min) fps ∼30%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
99 (80min) fps ∼30%
90 (75min) fps ∼28%
79 (63min) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
84 (56min) fps ∼26%
83 (55min) fps ∼26%
79 (52min) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
93 (79min) fps ∼29%
88 (76min) fps ∼27%
78 (64min) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
86 (71min) fps ∼26%
82 (63min) fps ∼25%
72 (59min) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
68 (55min) fps ∼21%
62 (51min) fps ∼19%
53 (42min) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
66 (53min) fps ∼20%
59 (48min) fps ∼18%
51 (41min) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
64 (51min) fps ∼20%
58 (48min) fps ∼18%
50 (39min) fps ∼16%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), i7-7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
66 (53min) fps ∼20%
61 (50min) fps ∼19%
53 (42min) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
51 (40min) fps ∼16%
45 (37min) fps ∼14%
39 (31min) fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
38 (30min) fps ∼12%
31 (25min) fps ∼10%
25 (19min) fps ∼8%
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop), i7-7740X
XFX RX-460P4DFG5 Double Dissipation 4 GB, Asus X299 Prime
34 (27min) fps ∼10%
30 (25min) fps ∼9%
25 (19min) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
40 (31min) fps ∼12%
35 (20min) fps ∼11%
32 (6min) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
31 (24min) fps ∼10%
28 (18min) fps ∼9%
26 (3min) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
31 (25min) fps ∼10%
26 (22min) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, i7-7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
24 (18min) fps ∼7%
20 (11min) fps ∼6%
17 (1min) fps ∼5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
19 (15min) fps ∼6%
16 (13min) fps ∼5%
14 (10min) fps ∼4%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i7-7700HQ
MSI PL62
18 (15min) fps ∼6%
13 (9min) fps ∼4%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, i5-8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
17 (13min) fps ∼5%
12 (10min) fps ∼4%
9 (6min) fps ∼3%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
10 (8min) fps ∼3%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
10 (8min) fps ∼3%
Intel HD Graphics 630, i7-7700HQ
MSI PL62
5 (2min) fps ∼2%

QHD (2560x1440) & UHD (3840x2160)

At even higher resolutions, the game has extremely high hardware demands. In the mobile sector, only the GeForce GTX 1070 and the GTX 1080 (Max-Q) are able to handle 2560x1440 pixels and the highest preset. Every single-chip notebook is too weak to manage 3840x2160 pixels in combination with full details.

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    2560x1440 Highest Preset AA:T     3840x2160 Highest Preset AA:T
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), i7-7740X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition
73 (65min) fps ∼28%
41 (36min) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
64 (53min) fps ∼25%
34 (28min) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
62 (51min) fps ∼24%
32 (27min) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070
52 (43min) fps ∼20%
27 (23min) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
50 (43min) fps ∼19%
27 (22min) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
47 (39min) fps ∼18%
24 (20min) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
34 (28min) fps ∼13%
17 (15min) fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
34 (28min) fps ∼13%
17 (14min) fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
32 (26min) fps ∼12%
16 (13min) fps ∼11%
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop), i7-7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
18 (15min) fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
25 (20min) fps ∼10%
12 (10min) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
17 (13min) fps ∼7%
8 (6min) fps ∼5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
20 (2min) fps ∼8%
9 (1min) fps ∼6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i7-7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
17 (3min) fps ∼7%
8 (2min) fps ∼5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, i7-7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
11 (1min) fps ∼4%

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181
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132
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75
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134
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16
8
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
87
34
30
25
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
79
31
26
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
54
27
26
23
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
50
23
21
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
45.3n13
18.5n13
18n8
14n5
11n2
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
62.5n4
23.35n4
17n3
12n3
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
81
31
27
23
6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
60
24
20
17
11
AMD Radeon RX 640
49n2
22
AMD Radeon Pro 555
60
21
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
54
17
13
10
2
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
50.5n8
18n8
13n6
9n5
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
45n5
17n5
12n5
9n3
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
45n3
17n3
11n2
9n2
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
40.7n2
16.95n2
14
9
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AMD Radeon RX 540
55
26
21
16
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
50
19
16
14
AMD Radeon 540X
44
15
13
10
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
49
19
17
14
4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
28n13
14n2
13
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
36n3
10n3
9n3
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
29
8
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
32
10
10
7
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
59
21
19
16
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
29n2
10n2
8
6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
29n4
12n3
10n3
10n2
3
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
45.2n6
17.5n6
16n3
14
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
28
10
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
18n3
10
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
27
9
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
72n2
26n2
24n2
Apple M1 7-Core GPU
65
22
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
21.25n2
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
23
AMD Radeon 530
24n2
8.5n2
7
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
41n6
14.5n6
14
11
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
25
8
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
17
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
18
7
6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
41
14
12
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
15
7
Intel UHD Graphics 630
17
6
Intel HD Graphics 630
14
5
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
11
Intel UHD Graphics 620
14.4n13
6n3
Intel HD Graphics 620
13
5
AMD Radeon R5 M255
12
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
15
6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
12
4
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
13
4
Intel HD Graphics 4600
11
Intel HD Graphics 5500
10
Intel UHD Graphics 615
10
Intel UHD Graphics 610
9
Intel HD Graphics 610
9
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Intel HD Graphics 4400
7
Intel UHD Graphics 605
4
Intel HD Graphics 505
2
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
11
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
7
Intel UHD Graphics 600
4
Intel HD Graphics 500
3
(-) * 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

Gerät Grafikkarte Prozessor Arbeitsspeicher Betriebssystem
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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Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming Laptops - 634 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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Florian Glaser, 2018-09-19 (Update: 2018-09-21)