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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Benchmarks

Editorial Team, 11/15/2011

In the following article we will present you benchmarks of the huge role playing game The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.

Analysis of the Benchmarks

Elder Scrolls 5 is quite demanding and needs a high end laptop graphics card for full detail settings. Fast desktop graphics cards as the HD 6870 are able to render more than 40 fps on average.

Reducing details allows mid range laptop graphics cards to achieve fluent framerates. However, the popular GeForce GT 540M for example is only able to render low-medium details fluently. Integrated graphics cards from Intel like the HD Graphics 3000 wont achieve playable framerates (altough you can adjust the settings a bit below the "low preset" for better performance).

 

Framerate of the benchmark sequence (i5-2400, HD 5850).
Framerate of the benchmark sequence (i5-2400, HD 5850).
9 minute of actual gameplay (village, cage, open area)
9 minute of actual gameplay (village, cage, open area)

An overview of the games we have tested can be found here.

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Pos      Model                                     The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low
1280x720
Low Preset
med.
1366x768
Medium Preset
4xAA
high
1366x768
High Preset
8xAF 8xAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
16xAF 8xAA
 33NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
87
 71NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
79
 72AMD Radeon HD 7970
100.4
80.3
62.3
 86NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
176.2
165.2
95.1
64.3
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
90
65
 93NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
942
67.154
 99AMD Radeon HD 7870
90.4
80.4
55.7
 104AMD Radeon HD 8970M
90.4
48.82
 110NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
88
83.33
54.25
 114AMD Radeon HD 7970M
97
88.3
872
57.054
 136NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
97.32
763
493
 139NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
84.5
49.6
 145NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
95.4
74
44
 150AMD Radeon R9 M385X
57.3
49.8
43.2
35.5
 151NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
107.3
81.2
66.82
35.252
 158AMD Radeon HD 6870
71
66
53
43
 159NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
63
44
 160NVIDIA GeForce 945M
50
48
40
 161NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
85.94
63.15
35.74
Pos      Model                                     The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
lowmed.highultra
 169ATI Radeon HD 5850
64.4
60.5
51.1
40.8
 170NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
89.452
91.93
71.43
413
 171NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
61.1
56.1
47.1
32.9
 172AMD Radeon HD 6990M
56.1
52.3
43.7
34.3
 176AMD Radeon HD 7770
88.2
63.7
36.1
 177NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
90.4
73.4
45.4
 187NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
81.8
58.652
33.052
 189NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
78
57
33
 191NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
97
76.652
58.654
32.84
 195AMD Radeon HD 6970M
51.5
48.4
40.8
30.6
 197AMD Radeon HD 8870M
74.9
662
52.12
31.72
 200NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
66.32
62.052
47.252
25.752
 210NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
74.862
60.674
48.556
28.25
 212AMD Radeon HD 8850M
48.8
37.5
23.6
 214AMD Radeon R9 M265X
94.8
69.52
47.052
26.22
 224NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
72.82
49.23
37.054
20.854
 230*AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
60
49.1
35.8
21
 231NVIDIA GeForce 940M
413
383
333
173
 239NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
753
56.83
41.96
24.15
 242NVIDIA GeForce 840M
70.7
44.5
32.7
17.3
Pos      Model                                     The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
lowmed.highultra
 244NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
62.242
47.763
34.183
19.123
 246NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
59
55.4
40.8
21.3
 247*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
28
19
13
 248AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
68
45.4
33.1
18.9
 249Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
70
36.6
21.4
12.1
 251NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
529
36.689
27.629
13.894
 256AMD Radeon 530
46.1
31
22.9
 257NVIDIA GeForce 830M
64.952
41.92
31.42
17.12
 260NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
81.2
57
43.1
23.3
 265NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
42
22
 267NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
42.32
31.722
21.222
12.22
 269NVIDIA GeForce 825M
57.2
38.3
27.1
 281NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
49.52
37.862
28.742
15.892
 282NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
62.9
45.9
34.1
18.7
 285AMD Radeon HD 8750M
62.852
42.652
30.42
18.1
 287AMD Radeon R7 M270
67.1
43.3
31.6
19.1
 288AMD Radeon R7 M265
55.14
38.51
28.67
16.65
 292NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
57.67
42.37
31.37
17.156
 293AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
32.6
24.2
16.7
9.1
 294AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
36
29.1
21.4
Pos      Model                                     The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
lowmed.highultra
 297AMD Radeon HD 7730M
63
42
16
 301NVIDIA GeForce 920M
54.82
35.552
23.42
13.952
 311AMD Radeon R7 M260
44.652
33.752
23.452
16
 313AMD Radeon 520
44.8
29.4
19.8
10.6
 317Intel HD Graphics 630
61.7
32.7
20
 322AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
36.2
25.9
18.8
 323Intel UHD Graphics 620
52.1
29.5
17.3
9
 333AMD Radeon HD 8670D
64
39.8
30.1
15.9
 334AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
66.62
44.7
30
18
 336NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
475
34.655
26.325
14.493
 337AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
32.4
27.1
18.4
 339AMD Radeon HD 8730M
58
44
30
 340AMD Radeon HD 6770M
59
41.42
29.72
152
 341NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
45.815
32.655
23.795
12.833
 342NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
44.52
35.52
25.52
13.4
 355AMD Radeon HD 7690M
45
38
28
15
 362AMD Radeon HD 8670M
39.8
26.2
17.4
 382AMD Radeon HD 8650G
382
27.82
20.452
11.9
 386AMD Radeon HD 7670M
49.67
357
23.47
123
 387NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
4312
3113
2313
13.074
Pos      Model                                     The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
lowmed.highultra
 391AMD Radeon R5 M330
41.7
27.6
18.2
 393AMD Radeon R5 M255
31.9
23.4
13.9
 396NVIDIA GeForce 820M
47.12
31.752
22.552
 397*AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
51.5
32.7
23.5
13.6
 398Intel HD Graphics 520
36.3
20.1
12.3
6.1
 399Intel Iris Graphics 6100
41.4
23.9
15.2
8.3
 400NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
46.33
323
22.93
 401AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
32.7
22.2
15.4
 403AMD Radeon R5 M240
35.5
28.9
19.6
 405AMD Radeon R5 M230
38
25.2
17.1
 415AMD Radeon HD 8550M
20.9
19
15.9
 416Intel Iris Graphics 5100
38.2
19.1
11.7
6.3
 417NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
41.152
28.452
192
12
 418*AMD Radeon HD 8610G
24.7
16.9
10.5
 420AMD Radeon HD 6650M
26.7
24.8
20.1
11.1
 421Intel HD Graphics 4600
335
15.55
10.724
5.652
 423Intel HD Graphics 5500
28.354
14.44
8.53
4.43
 433AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
27.4
18.5
12.9
 436NVIDIA GeForce 710M
40.2
28.5
 437AMD Radeon HD 7660G
38
29
20
10
Pos      Model                                     The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
lowmed.highultra
 440Intel HD Graphics 5000
29.5
18.4
11.6
 447AMD Radeon HD 6630M
50.452
32.42
19.552
10
 448AMD Radeon HD 7650M
45.913
31.963
21.43
11.162
 453ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
34
29.2
19.2
10
 456AMD Radeon HD 8550G
42
29.4
19.7
 459NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
37.43
27.13
19.53
 463AMD Radeon HD 7610M
40
27
17
 465AMD Radeon HD 8470D
43
30.4
21
10.7
 466AMD Radeon HD 7640G
28.36
16.66
11.59
 472Intel HD Graphics 515
31.1
18.7
11.6
7.1
 473Intel HD Graphics 4400
31.697
17.27
10.65
 474*Intel HD Graphics 610
27.8
18.6
13.6
 478AMD Radeon HD 7550M
33.352
21.852
14.652
 486AMD Radeon HD 7600G
19.9
12.4
8.6
 504Intel HD Graphics 5300
19.5
9.2
5.8
3.2
 505*Intel UHD Graphics 605
19.9
12.3
7.5
 506*Intel HD Graphics 505
21.1
11.6
7.1
 514AMD Radeon HD 7480D
34.5
24.2
16.1
 515Intel HD Graphics 4000
27.124
13.423
8.816
5.53
 518AMD Radeon HD 6620G
23.352
162
10.952
Pos      Model                                     The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
lowmed.highultra
 519AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
25.7
16.5
11.3
 523AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
28.7
13.2
10.2
4.7
 524AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
26.1
17.2
11.8
5.5
 525AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
17
11.3
7.2
 526AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
24.7
16.3
10.8
 527Intel HD Graphics 4200
24.4
10.2
5.7
2.9
 529AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
32
22
15
 533AMD Radeon HD 7500G
21
18
13
 536AMD Radeon HD 8450G
21.6
15.8
11.6
 537AMD Radeon HD 7470M
24.252
16.652
11.3
 540AMD Radeon HD 8400
15.72
10.6
 543NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
31.352
21.92
15.42
 544AMD Radeon HD 7520G
27.23
22.352
15.252
 553AMD Radeon HD 8350G
33.2
24
16.1
8
 554AMD Radeon HD 8330
18.25
13.44
8.42
 556Intel HD Graphics 500
11.2
7.6
 571AMD Radeon HD 7450M
29.5
20.2
13.1
 572NVIDIA GeForce 610M
25.5
16.9
11.1
 576Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
21.8
10.4
6.5
 577Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
16.5
8.2
5
Pos      Model                                     The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
lowmed.highultra
 578Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
19.8
9.5
 579AMD Radeon HD 6470M
17.9
 581NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
26.352
17.62
11.452
 582AMD Radeon HD 7420G
23.652
15.152
10.52
 587Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
21.952
11.252
6.8
 600AMD Radeon HD 7400G
19
13
 601*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
21.8
12.2
8.9
 608Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
17.22
7.852
 610AMD Radeon HD 8280
18.1
12.9
 618AMD Radeon HD 8240
14.8
11.1
 620AMD Radeon HD 8250
14.4
9.2
5.9
 626Intel HD Graphics 3000
18.713
9.412
7.752
 644AMD Radeon HD 8210
10.052
9
6.1
 648Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
17.154
9.43
4.55
 674Intel HD Graphics 2000
14
 682*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
14.454
7.73
 689Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
11.42
10
 693AMD Radeon HD 7340
14.812
9.432
7.52
 694*AMD Radeon HD 6320
11.4
8.3
 695AMD Radeon HD 7310
9.3
Pos      Model                                     The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
lowmed.highultra
 697AMD Radeon HD 8180
8.9
 707AMD Radeon HD 7290
8.7
 708AMD Radeon HD 6290
8
5.6
4.4
2.1
* Smaller values are better. / * 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.
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Editorial Team, 2011-11-15 (Update: 2013-06- 6)