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The Division Notebook Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, Tanja Hinum (translated by Bernie Pechlaner), 03/17/2016

Trendsetter? "The Division" combines both action and role-playing elements into a thrilling online / multiplayer experience. Does the game's technology make the competition look old as well?

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Graphics

Ubisoft's release of Tom Clancy's The Division is an ambitious undertaking, which successfully combines aspects from various game genres. While the gunfights remind us of cover-based shooter games like Gears of War, behind the scenes there's a distinct RPG influence as well, which makes this game a rather unique experience. The gloomy scene with the destroyed houses feels rather fresh and not at all over-used.

From a graphics perspectives, the PC version delights across the board. The biggest highlight is - in our opinion - the sheer number of incorporated details. Outdoors as well as inside, the respective surroundings are bursting with decorative elements, be it debris or home furnishings. Other titles almost seem generic and bland in comparison. The lighting, the shadows, and the details of the characters are great as well. An extensive wide-angle view, which augments the atmosphere, rounds out the package. The game generally lacks undefined textures and cheap effects, although the flames could look a little better (see Far Cry Primal, for example).

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Another plus is the inherent flexibility. The PC game spoils its users with an extensive graphics menu, which includes several presets and dozens of individual options including explanations.  

Ubisoft uses a no-holds-barred approach and applies a variety of modern techniques like parallax mapping, ambient occlusion, contact shadows, sub-surface scattering, and volumetric fog. The creators also make use of temporal anti-aliasing and FXAA, respectively SMAA post-processing.

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Users who love to tinker with the settings will be happy to know that most changes don't require a restart of the game. As a matter of fact: to enjoy the game in its full glory, tweaking is almost a necessity. Even the ultra preset doesn't automatically set all sliders to their maximum. Some of the effects (for example the shadow option HFTS) are restricted to Nvidia GPUs or at least optimized for them.  

The ultra setting is visually very impressive, although the differences between it and the high preset aren't that extensive. Medium settings do lower the graphic quality a little, minimum details have a more severe impact. The result is never ugly, however.

The version available right now is pretty solid overall. Since this is a huge and very complex game, we wouldn't have been surprised at all had there been more problems. Still, we encountered some issues during our review, which we think Ubisoft needs to address:

  • When changing the resolution, The Devision sometimes crashes or is prone to errors (wrong scaling, graphics bugs). 4K only ran only flawlessly on our desktop. 
  • Switching between menus and starting the game can sometimes result in a black display, which at times can be corrected by pressing Alt + Tab or activating window-mode (Alt + Enter). The same is actually true for point 1 as well.
  • At this time, connection drops happen, which is particularly annoying since the game requires a permanent online connection. The game then either returns the user to the main menu or dumps him/her on the desktop.
  • Quite a few of the menus aren't exactly intuitive and seem to be designed for gamepads. The standard key assignment is also not ideal ("vault" requires the use of the Ctrl key instead of the space bar). 
  • The load times don't seem to depend on the type of hard drive and fluctuate wildly. Depending on the system, it can take a few seconds or several minutes.
  • On notebooks equipped with graphics switching, we sometimes encountered warning messages telling us that the system didn't meet the requirements - but the game still ran without a hitch.
  • It sometimes seems to take forever before any setting changes are applied. The game appears to be frozen when that happens.
  • Depending on the situation, the frame rate can fluctuate severely. Inside, the performance is frequently much better than outside. This makes it hard to recommend a GPU.
  • On rare occasions, we encountered issues at the lowest settings when using an Intel Iris 6100 GPU with the current driver.

Some of the bugs above can possibly be attributed to the graphics driver. For our Nvidia systems we used  ForceWare 364.47 - a driver which Nvidia withdrew shortly thereafter because of some other issues and replaced it with ForceWare 364.51 

Benchmark

Thanks to the integrated benchmark, users can gauge the performance of the currently applied settings. The sequence lasts 1.5 minutes and consists of a camera sweep through several streets. Even though the frame rate doesn't correspond exactly to the real action (the game is slightly more demanding), we decided to use this sequence. First of all, we intend to use The Devision as a base for our notebook tests, so comparability and ease of use take precedence over bona fide results. Secondly, it's impossible to turn off the day/night cycle, which in turn would influence the results negatively. 

The integrated benchmark isn't perfect. When we cross-checked the fps indicated on the left with the tool Fraps, we noticed that the average values indicated at the end were often much too high - subjectively, we also knew that something was amiss. This is probably a bug. Since the minimum fps are not displayed either, we decided to ignore the benchmark results and to use Fraps instead. Since the performance fluctuates greatly, the hardware needs to be up to par for the demanding scenes. Between 35-40 fps, the game likely will run stutter-free.

Results

Not surprisingly, the third-person game requires a lot of GPU power. The Division doesn't run smoothly on entry-level graphics card like the HD Graphics 4600 or GeForce GT 740M at all - no matter at what settings. For a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and the low preset, the system in question needs to be equipped with a mid-range graphics card. Even the GeForce GT 750M and the 940M(X) have some problems here (~30 fps). 1366 x 768 pixel and medium details require at least a GeForce GTX 850M or GTX 950M.  

A resolution of 1920 x 1080 require a true gaming laptop. The medium preset requires a GeForce GTX 960M or GTX 870M, the high preset needs the 2016-edition of the GTX 965M. We recommend a GeForce GTX 980M for the highest settings. For notebooks, 3840 x 2160 pixels are more or less out of the question. Even a desktop-specific GTX 980 failed to produce acceptable results at 4K with the details set to high.

Low
Low
Medium
Medium
High
High
Ultra
Ultra
Low
Low
Medium
Medium
High
High
Ultra
Ultra

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The conclusion after considering all benchmark results: the demands on the hardware are unquestionably high. The overall quality is very good though, which in turn lessens the hardware requirements somewhat. The processor plays a secondary role at best - even on the Intel platforms, the bottleneck remained the GPU (we will add AMD benchmark results at a later time).

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    3840x2160 High Preset AF:8x     1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x     1920x1080 High Preset AF:8x     1920x1080 Medium Preset AF:4x     1366x768 Medium Preset AF:4x     1920x1080 Low Preset AF:1x     1280x720 Low Preset AF:1x
AMD Radeon R9 Fury, 4790K
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro
34.5 (min: 19) fps ∼39%
61 (min: 37) fps ∼34%
76.2 (min: 41) fps ∼35%
123 (min: 78) fps ∼34%
150 (min: 94) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
27.7 (min: 10) fps ∼31%
57.7 (min: 32) fps ∼32%
72.7 (min: 40) fps ∼34%
93.8 (min: 62) fps ∼49%
143 (min: 102) fps ∼40%
185 (min: 146) fps ∼52%
AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4790K
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC
29.9 (min: 13) fps ∼34%
50.7 (min: 32) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
42.1 (min: 23) fps ∼23%
54 (min: 27) fps ∼25%
69.7 (min: 46) fps ∼37%
104 (min: 82) fps ∼29%
136 (min: 109) fps ∼38%
AMD Radeon R9 280X, 4790K
Asus Z97 Deluxe Desktop i7-4790K, R9 280X
22.5 (min: 9) fps ∼25%
39.7 (min: 27) fps ∼22%
47.6 (min: 27) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
33 (min: 17) fps ∼18%
42.4 (min: 25) fps ∼20%
55.4 (min: 36) fps ∼29%
84.7 (min: 58) fps ∼24%
114 (min: 78) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, 6700K
Desktop PC
12.9 (min: 5) fps ∼14%
27.3 (min: 13) fps ∼15%
35.4 (min: 18) fps ∼16%
46.7 (min: 30) fps ∼25%
74.1 (min: 52) fps ∼21%
102 (min: 66) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
12.9 (min: 4) fps ∼14%
26.9 (min: 17) fps ∼15%
35.8 (min: 16) fps ∼16%
46.2 (min: 32) fps ∼24%
73 (min: 55) fps ∼20%
59 (min: 39) fps ∼23%
99 (min: 79) fps ∼28%
AMD Radeon R7 370, 4790K
MSI Gaming R7 370 2GB
13.8 (min: 5) fps ∼16%
28.3 (min: 18) fps ∼16%
35.3 (min: 16) fps ∼16%
45.7 (min: 30) fps ∼24%
71 (min: 48) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
24.8 (min: 12) fps ∼14%
30.1 (min: 13) fps ∼14%
41.7 (min: 26) fps ∼22%
70.6 (min: 50) fps ∼20%
97.2 (min: 76) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
21.8 (min: 10) fps ∼12%
29.8 (min: 17) fps ∼14%
39.3 (min: 25) fps ∼21%
60.4 (min: 42) fps ∼17%
82.7 (min: 62) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ
Schenker XMG A505
19.3 (min: 11) fps ∼11%
25.7 (min: 11) fps ∼12%
34.2 (min: 24) fps ∼18%
53.8 (min: 36) fps ∼15%
72.9 (min: 54) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
15.7 (min: 11) fps ∼9%
22.2 (min: 11) fps ∼10%
30.1 (min: 23) fps ∼16%
46.9 (min: 35) fps ∼13%
65 (min: 49) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, 4340M
Schenker M504
14.5 (min: 8) fps ∼8%
19.3 (min: 9) fps ∼9%
25.7 (min: 17) fps ∼14%
40.5 (min: 28) fps ∼11%
54.6 (min: 41) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, 6700HQ
MSI CX72 6QD
24 fps ∼7%
32 fps ∼9%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
7.6 (min: 4) fps ∼4%
10.1 (min: 5) fps ∼5%
13.3 (min: 10) fps ∼7%
28.7 (min: 21) fps ∼8%
31.2 (min: 23) fps ∼9%
AMD Radeon R9 M280X, FX-7600P
Asus N551ZU-CN007H
17.4 (min: 8) fps ∼5%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
9.6 (min: 4) fps ∼4%
12.8 (min: 9) fps ∼7%
21.6 (min: 14) fps ∼6%
29.6 (min: 23) fps ∼8%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
16.7 (min: 11) fps ∼5%
23.8 (min: 16) fps ∼7%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
7 (min: 2) fps ∼4%
15.3 (min: 11) fps ∼4%
22.8 (min: 18) fps ∼6%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 4200M
MSI CX61-i572M
13.2 fps ∼4%
Intel HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
9.3 (min: 6) fps ∼3%
14 (min: 9) fps ∼4%

Overview

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      Model                                     The Division
 The Division (2016)
low
1280x720
Low Preset
1xAF
med.
1366x768
Medium Preset
4xAF
high
1920x1080
High Preset
8xAF
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
16xAF
4k
3840x2160
High Preset
8xAF
 1NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
285.4
245.2
162.3
129.8
69.1
 2NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
280
254
160
130
65
 3NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
218.7
205
148.5
122.2
52.4
 7NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
284.8
237.4
140.7
112
58.3
 8NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
98.5n2
49.85n2
 9AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
205.3n5
171.4n5
121.8n5
98.9n5
50.3n5
 10NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
258.8
201.6
125.2n4
98.6n4
49.4n3
 11NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
94.6
45.6
 15NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
83.3n2
41.35n2
 16NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
108.5n2
85.4n3
41.65n2
 17NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
97.05n4
77.95n4
37n3
 20NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
240
173
96
76
39.8
 21NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
86.25n2
68.65n2
33.6
 24AMD Radeon R9 Fury
150
123
76.2
61
34.5
 25AMD Radeon R9 Nano
64
34.2
 26NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
185
143
72.7
57.7
27.7
 27AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
198.25n2
144.7n2
80.35n2
61.05n2
32n2
 28NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
227.7
156.2
83
64.6
33.3
 32NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
227
148
75.1
59.6
28.2
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 34AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
57.5
28.4
 35NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
200.95n2
133.5n2
65.7n6
52.2n7
25.55n2
 38AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
135
116
70.9
54.7
26.2
 42NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
191.1
138.1
72
55.25n2
27
 43NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
127
61.9
48.8
22.1
 47AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
134.15n2
72.7n2
53.3n3
27.2
 52AMD Radeon R9 290X
50.7
29.9
 59NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
141.8n3
106.7n3
55n3
42.3n3
20.6
 62AMD Radeon R9 280X
47.6
39.7
22.5
 64NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
122.6
91.7
45
33.9
16.6
 65NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
43.7n3
34.9n3
16.6
 66*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
125.7n2
86.45n2
42.2n2
33.5n2
15.15n2
 70NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
115.6n4
87.65n4
42.9n4
33.2n4
 73NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
144.6
91.8
46.3
34.9
16.9
 83NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
39.2
30.3
14.1
 84NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
70
33.2
25.4
 85*NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
109.9
69.8
32.3
24.8
10.9
 88AMD Radeon R7 370
71
35.3
28.3
13.8
 90NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
97.2
70.6
30.1
24.8
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
102
74.1
35.4
27.3
12.9
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lowmed.highultra4k
 99AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
78
36.5
27.9
12.8
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
116.55n4
74.9n4
35.1n4
26.65n4
12.65n2
 106NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
82.7
60.4
29.8
21.8
 108AMD Radeon HD 8970M
82.6
54.1
29.8
24.8
 119AMD Radeon Pro 560X
33.7
 121AMD Radeon Pro 460
102.8
28.9
22.3
 123NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
70.5n3
52.6n3
25n3
18.9n3
 131AMD Radeon Pro 555
88
24.8
 132AMD Radeon Pro 455
88
25.2
18.5
 133NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
78.15n2
47.55n2
11.85n2
8.3n2
6.85n2
 135NVIDIA GeForce MX150
65.2n3
42.8n3
20n3
16.4n2
 140*AMD Radeon RX 540
43.7
21.2
9.9
 141*AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
37.3
20.4
9.2
 142NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
65
46.9
22.2
15.7
 150NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
54.52n3
39.57n3
18.92n3
14.21n3
 151AMD Radeon Pro 450
77
21.6
15.8
 154NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
54.6
40.5
19.3
14.5
 157AMD Radeon R9 M280X
17.4
 228NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
29.6
21.6
9.6
 230NVIDIA GeForce MX130
41.8
28.8
13.3
10.4
      Model                                     The Division
lowmed.highultra4k
 231NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
40.2n3
24n3
11.25n2
10.4
 234AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
42.35n2
24.6n2
15.2n2
8.35n2
 235NVIDIA GeForce 940M
33.6n2
25.5n2
10.1
7.6
 240AMD Radeon R9 M375
47.6
28.8
12.4
9.4
 241Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
34.2
21.2
 242AMD Radeon R7 M445
32.4
24.5
9.6
6.7
 256NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
22.8
15.3
 257Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
30
 258NVIDIA GeForce 930M
34.5
21.3
 259Intel Iris Graphics 550
32.4
23.1
 260AMD Radeon 530
29.7
17.3
 262*NVIDIA GeForce MX110
33.4
21.4
9.5
7.3
 263Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
24.9
 264NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
32n2
20.15n2
9.4
7
 265Intel Iris Graphics 540
24.8n2
12.9
 297*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
17.4
10.6
 302*AMD Radeon R7 M460
29.9
16.3
7.2
 305AMD Radeon R7 M360
22.05n2
8.55
3.55
5.3
 307NVIDIA GeForce 920M
23.8
16.7
 311AMD Radeon R7 M440
23.1
15.6
6.2
      Model                                     The Division
lowmed.highultra4k
 322Intel UHD Graphics 630
27.1
 323Intel HD Graphics 630
24.4
14.6
 325Intel HD Graphics 530
17.1
 328AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
19.6
11.5
 329Intel UHD Graphics 620
20.8
 330Intel HD Graphics 620
20.2
10.7
 331AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
13.7n2
8.2n2
 362Intel HD Graphics 5600
17.4
 388AMD Radeon HD 8650G
13.4
 397AMD Radeon R5 M330
20.5n2
13.75n2
 399AMD Radeon R5 M255
25.8
15
6.7
 401NVIDIA GeForce 910M
19.6
11.5
5.6
3.1
 403*AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
16.1
9.7
4.3
 404Intel HD Graphics 520
20.45n2
11.4
5
3.7
 405Intel Iris Graphics 6100
19.1
 406NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
13.2
 407AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
18.2
11.3
 427Intel HD Graphics 4600
12.4n2
9.3
 439*Intel HD Graphics 615
15.1
 480Intel HD Graphics 515
12
8.4
      Model                                     The Division
lowmed.highultra4k
 481Intel HD Graphics 4400
14.2
7.9
 482*Intel HD Graphics 610
12.9
7.5
 483*Intel HD Graphics 510
13.4
7.7
 512Intel HD Graphics 5300
10.8
7.3
 513*Intel UHD Graphics 605
4.3
 514*Intel HD Graphics 505
5.2
3.1
 531AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
12.3
7
 595Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
8.5
(-) * 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.

Gameplay

In the following gameplay video we test the GeForce 940MX (DDR3) in the MSI CX72 pre-sample (Skylake Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core, 8 GB DDR4, SSD) in low settings and 1280x720 pixels. The second video shows medium details in 1920x1080 using a GeForce GTX 950M (GDDR5) and finally high details in 1920x1080 with a 965M (2016 version).

Test Systems

Desktop PCs

Custom Nvidia Custom AMD

Mainboard

Asus Z170-A Asus Z97-Deluxe

Processor

Intel Core i7-6700K (Skylake) Intel Core i7-4790K (Haswell)

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB GDDR5), PNY GeForce GTX 950 (2 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)

RAM

2x 8 GB DDR4-2133 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600

Storage 1

Crucial MX100 SSD (256 GB) Intel SSD 530 (240 GB)

Storage 2

Crucial M500 SSD (480 GB) OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB)

Storage 3

OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB) -

Storage 4

OCZ Trion 150 SSD (960 GB) -

Operating System

Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

Schenker Notebooks

Schenker W504 Schenker XMG A505 Schenker M504 Schenker M503 Schenker S413

Mainboard

Intel HM87 Intel HM87 Intel HM86 Intel HM86 Intel HM87

Processor

Intel Core i7-4700MQ (Haswell) Intel Core i7-4720HQ (Haswell) Intel Core i5-4340M (Haswell) Intel Core i7-4702MQ (Haswell) Intel Core i7-4750HQ (Haswell)

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M (8 GB GDDR5), GTX 970M (6 GB GDDR5), GTX 880M (8 GB GDDR5), GTX 870M (6 GB GDDR5), GTX 860M Kepler (4 GB GDDR5) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M (2 GB GDDR5) Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M (2 GB DDR3) Nvidia GeForce GT 750M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200

RAM

2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 8 GB DDR3-1600

Storage 1

Samsung SSD 840 EVO (250 GB) Micron M600 SSD (128 GB) Intel SSD 520 (240 GB) Intel SSD 520 (240 GB) Intel SSD

Storage 2

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD (500 GB) HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HDD (1.000 GB) - - -

Operating System

Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

MSI Notebooks

MSI GE72 MSI PE60 MSI GP62 MSI CX61 MSI CX61

Mainboard

Intel HM170 Intel HM170 Intel HM86 Intel HM86 Intel HM86

Processor

Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake) Intel Core i7-6700HQ (Skylake) Intel Core i7-5700HQ (Broadwell) Intel Celeron 2970M (Haswell) Intel Core i5-4200M (Haswell)

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M 2016 (2 GB GDDR5) Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M (2 GB GDDR5) Nvidia GeForce 940M (2 GB DDR3) Nvidia GeForce 920M (2 GB DDR3) Nvidia GeForce GT 720M (2 GB DDR3)

RAM

1x 8 GB DDR4-2133 2x 4 GB DDR4-2133 1x 8 GB DDR3-1600 1x 8 GB DDR3-1600 1x 8 GB DDR3-1600

Storage 1

Toshiba THNSNJ128G8NU SSD (128 GB) Toshiba MQ01ABF050 HDD (500 GB) WDC Scorpio Blue HDD (1.000 GB)

Storage 2

WDC WD10JPVX HDD (1.000 GB) / OCZ Trion 100 SSD (480 GB) - - - -

Operating System

Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Other Notebooks

HP Envy 15 Asus N551ZU

Mainboard

Intel HM87 AMD K15.1

Processor

Intel Core i5-4200M (Haswell) AMD FX-7600P (Kaveri)

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GT 740M (2 GB DDR3) AMD Radeon R9 M280X (4 GB GDDR5)

RAM

1x 8 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600

Storage 1

Samsung SSD 830 (256 GB) Samsung SSD 830 256 GB

Operating System

Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Windows 10 64 Bit

4K Monitor

Nvidia driver AMD driver Intel driver

2 x Asus PB287Q

ForceWare 364.47 Crimson 16.3 15.40.10.64.4300

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Florian Glaser, 2016-03-17 (Update: 2018-05-15)
Bernhard Pechlaner
Bernhard Pechlaner - Review Editor
Ended up in the IT sector in the 90s more or less accidentally and have remained in the industry (as a sysadmin) ever since. Always been interested in laptops - first purchase was - if memory serves correctly - a Toshiba Satellite T2115CS with DX4-75 processor, 4 MB of RAM and 350 MB hard disk drive (and Windows 3.1). To this day, laptops appeal to me - much to the chagrin of my wife, who doesn’t seem understand why we need 5-10 of them at any given time ;-).