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The Elder Scrolls Online Benchmarked

Big, bigger, TESO. As one of the last publishers to do so, Bethesda Softworks tries an MMORPG by subscription. The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) is intended to piggyback off of the success of competitors in its genre, like Guild Wars 2 and World of WarCraft. You will encounter hardly any new technological advances, but the title scores points for its visually appealing and interesting world. Our article primarily deals with the new game's hardware demands.
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For the original German article, see here.

Graphics

For an MMO game, the underlying graphics are completely respectable, though you cannot expect anything visually stunning to unfold on the screen. In terms of facets of the game that are well-done, we certainly deem the detailed character models and expansive landscapes worth mentioning. The landscapes are covered with loads of flora and fauna. However, you should not look too closely at the objects, as many of the textures appear spongy up close. But to some extent, the nice light/color moods and the well-executed art design make up for this shortcoming.

As per usual with MMORPGs, some passages could be livelier. Here and there, Tamriel seems a little sterile. But to be fair, making such a big world diverse and thrilling in every way is not exactly easy.

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In terms of gameplay, we think TESO deserves a good grade. Granted, fights from the point of view of the player are not perfectly rendered (not enough feedback when the target is hit, unclean collision detection), but the controls work fluidly and comfortably. Especially considering earlier versions of the Elder Scrolls, the menus are relatively well-designed. Also, the background music is decent. Thanks to the professional (English) speakers, the dialog (set to music) fosters an enjoyable atmosphere.

The basic principle is more or less a matter of taste. As we know from prior titles in the Elder Scrolls line, after the tutorial, the character is thrown seemingly aimlessly into the world and receives hardly any guidance. Which is to say: You have to work out a lot of things for yourself and plumb the mysteries of the continent on your own. While player X may love this, player Y may feel somewhat lost. To understand the world more easily, it is better to have some prior experience with the series.

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The ZeniMax Online Studios deserve high praise for the comprehensive video menu with about 20 different options. Alongside the standard repertoire like resolution, picture mode and gamma value, you can also change many graphics details here (texture quality, shadows, water reflections, etc.) The five presets are especially practical ("Minimum," "Low," "Medium," "High" and "Ultra High") and allow you to adjust all the settings at once quickly and easily -- which is important, because depending on the scene, the presets can behave massively differently.

Minimum and low details prove to be so ugly that no one would use them voluntarily. That is to say nothing of the objects that just suddenly appear out of nowhere. Starting at the medium settings, things start to look nicer and act more normally, and at high details the game's visuals and behavior are both quite good. However, it should be mentioned that the highest preset does not set all the menu items to their maximum values (the range of vision, for instance, is set to just 62 of 100%). But simply because it is easier, we used the automatic levels anyway. Great: It is possible to change to the settings directly inside the game, though TESO has to reload the content.

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Benchmark

Depending on the environment, the frame rate fluctuates greatly. While there are seldom problems indoors, on busy streets the performance can drop. For this reason, our benchmark takes place in a city. Thanks to the numerous buildings, other players and plants, Vulkhel Guard, in which you start on the side of the Aldmeri faction (on the island of Auridon), is well-suited for our performance measurements.

As you can gather from our video below, we ran down a specific route -- about 35 seconds forward and 35 seconds back. Despite the fluctuations typical of online games (other characters hop around on the screen, etc.), the sequence delivers rather constant results. That is, at least, when the time of day remains the same. Depending on the lighting, the frame rate varies somewhat. The numbers listed originated in the morning, afternoon or evening, but never night (in comparison with reality, the passing of a day is accelerated many times over).

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In case you are wondering why some more potent GPUs come in behind their allegedly weaker relatives: At moderate graphics options, the performance is highly dependent on the processor. The fact that AMD processors tend to do worse (example: Radeon R9 280X vs. GeForce GTX 660 Ti) can be traced back to the membership in Nvidia's TWIMTBP program, among other things. Certainly, the brand new "wonder driver" 337.50 does not do the GeForce models any harm either.

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Results

The hardware demands are surprisingly low. For medium details and 1366x768 pixels, a low-end chip will suffice, like the HD Graphics 4600 integrated into Haswell processors. The high preset is fueled by just an inexpensive all-round model -- the GeForce GT 740M was granted an average of over 30 fps (1366x768).

Maximum details and 1920x1080 pixels demand quite a bit more of the hardware components, but more than a GeForce GTX 850M or GeForce GTX 765M is not imperative. Thus: The engine seems to be extremely well-optimized.

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GeForce GTX 680, 2600K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
Desktop GTX 680, Intel Core i7-2600K
99 (88min) fps ∼99%
98 (83min) fps ∼98%
95 (70min) fps ∼95%
71.5 (47min) fps ∼79%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti, 3770K
Desktop-PC
98.4 (0min) fps ∼98%
94 (0min) fps ∼94%
85.7 (0min) fps ∼86%
67.4 (0min) fps ∼74%
GeForce GTX 880M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
92.5 (0min) fps ∼93%
87.1 (0min) fps ∼87%
76 (0min) fps ∼76%
57.5 (0min) fps ∼63%
GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
93.7 (0min) fps ∼94%
84.5 (0min) fps ∼85%
76 (0min) fps ∼76%
54.5 (0min) fps ∼60%
Radeon R9 280X, 3770K
Desktop-PC
97.4 (0min) fps ∼97%
94 (0min) fps ∼94%
84.1 (0min) fps ∼84%
53.7 (0min) fps ∼59%
GeForce GTX 780M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
84.4 (0min) fps ∼84%
78.3 (0min) fps ∼78%
69.4 (0min) fps ∼69%
50.6 (0min) fps ∼56%
Radeon HD 8970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
82.2 (0min) fps ∼82%
74.2 (0min) fps ∼74%
63.4 (0min) fps ∼63%
42.9 (0min) fps ∼47%
GeForce GTX 770M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
90.6 (0min) fps ∼91%
83.2 (0min) fps ∼83%
70.9 (0min) fps ∼71%
42.6 (0min) fps ∼47%
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
89.6 (0min) fps ∼90%
83.6 (0min) fps ∼84%
73.6 (0min) fps ∼74%
39.8 (0min) fps ∼44%
GeForce GTX 850M, 4340M
Schenker M504
92 (0min) fps ∼92%
81.5 (0min) fps ∼82%
72 (0min) fps ∼72%
37.1 (0min) fps ∼41%
GeForce GTX 765M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
84.9 (0min) fps ∼85%
81.6 (0min) fps ∼82%
66.6 (0min) fps ∼67%
35.7 (0min) fps ∼39%
GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
82.3 (0min) fps ∼82%
66.4 (0min) fps ∼66%
46.8 (0min) fps ∼47%
22.6 (0min) fps ∼25%
GeForce GT 640M, 2637M, Lite-On LMT-256M3M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
56 (38min) fps ∼56%
45 (33min) fps ∼45%
32.4 (22min) fps ∼32%
17.7 (13min) fps ∼19%
Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ, Intel SSD 525 Series SSDMCEAC180B3
Schenker S413
66 (48min) fps ∼66%
43 (37min) fps ∼43%
32 (25min) fps ∼32%
16.6 (13min) fps ∼18%
GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
81.1 (0min) fps ∼81%
51 (0min) fps ∼51%
33.9 (0min) fps ∼34%
15.8 (0min) fps ∼17%
HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
60.8 (0min) fps ∼61%
31.3 (0min) fps ∼31%
19.3 (0min) fps ∼19%
9.3 (0min) fps ∼10%
HD Graphics 4000, 3720QM
Asus N56VM
40 (26min) fps ∼40%
23.1 (17min) fps ∼23%
13.9 (9min) fps ∼14%
7.2 (3min) fps ∼8%
HD Graphics 3000, 2637M, Lite-On LMT-256M3M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
22.5 (17min) fps ∼23%
14.8 (12min) fps ∼15%

Processor Influence

As mentioned, The Elder Scrolls Online definitely profits from a strong CPU. In our test, we used a fast Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 desktop graphics card and paired it with three different processors. The Cinebench R15 benchmark illustrates the comparison between the processors' pure computational performance. You can also see clearly from the diagram that the GTX 680 profits from a strong CPU. But with the 2600K, the test system already reaches the maximum of 100 fps at the "High" settings.

Test Systems

Four of our test devices are courtesy of Schenker Technologies (mysn.de):

  • W504 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 860M, GTX 870M, GTX 880M)
  • W503 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 765M, GTX 770M, GTX 780M, Radeon HD 8970M)
  • M504 (Core i5-4340M, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 850M)
  • M503 (Core i7-4702MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 750M)

The 64-bit edition of Windows 7 is installed on each of these notebooks. Thank you to Micron for the 480 GB Crucial M500.

Another test device is courtesy of Nvidia:

  • HP Envy 15-j011sg (Core i5-4200M, 12 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 740M)

GPU drivers used: Nvidia 337.50 Beta, AMD 14.3 Beta 1.0, Intel 10.18.10.3496

In addition there are benchmarks from other notebooks (possibly with different drivers).

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AMD Radeon 620
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
AMD Radeon RX 540
Qualcomm Adreno 630
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Intel UHD Graphics 620
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
AMD Radeon Pro 560
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
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NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
Qualcomm Adreno 685
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
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AMD Radeon 625
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
ATI Radeon HD 4225
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
Intel HD Graphics 620
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
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ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
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ATI Radeon HD 4200
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Silicon Motion SM502
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
Intel HD Graphics 5500
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
Intel UHD Graphics 630
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
ATI Radeon HD 3100
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon HD 8240
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
AMD Radeon 630
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
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AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R5 M335
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
AMD Radeon R7 M270
Intel HD Graphics 2500
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel UHD Graphics 610
AMD Radeon R9 M380
Intel HD Graphics 515
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
Intel UHD Graphics 617
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
ATI Radeon HD 4270
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
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ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
ATI Mobility 128 M3
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
AMD Radeon R7 M465
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Intel HD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
AMD Radeon HD 8250
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AMD Radeon HD 6630M
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs (Rocket Lake)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
Intel UHD Graphics 605
AMD Radeon HD 7340
Intel HD Graphics P530
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
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NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
AMD Radeon R9 M375
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
AMD Radeon Pro 455
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
AMD Radeon R7 M340
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R9 M385
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
AMD Radeon R7 M260
NVIDIA ION 2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
AMD Radeon HD 8280
AMD Radeon HD 8210
17.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
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ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
AMD Radeon HD 6320
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
AMD Radeon R5 M330
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
AMD Radeon R7 M460
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
AMD Radeon 520
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
VIA Chrome9 HC
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
Intel HD Graphics P630
AMD Radeon Pro 450
Intel HD Graphics 610
Intel HD Graphics 520
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
AMD Radeon RX 540X
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

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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.
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Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming Laptops - 642 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, 2014-04-16 (Update: 2021-05-18)