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The Quarry in test: Notebook and desktop benchmarks

Interactive movie. While the horror story hit Until Dawn was reserved for the Playstation 4, the new offspring from Supermassive Games has also been released for the PC. We took a closer look at the graphics requirements.
The Quarry

Technology

If you don't have a problem with undemanding gameplay (simple quick-time events, etc.) and want to enjoy a creepy story with deliberate (but also partly unintentional) trash references comfortably on the couch, you might enjoy The Quarry.

The Quarry
The Quarry
The Quarry
The Quarry

One of the biggest strengths of the third-person game is the convincing visuals. The environments around a youth or children's adventure camp are very atmospherically designed and offer modern graphics for the most part. The characters in particular impress with a high level of detail, although some of the animations - be it bugs or problems with the underlying technology - seem a bit strange.

By the way, the quality of the dialogues turns out to be similarly variable. They turn out to be very mixed and range from successful/good to embarrassing/bad, especially since some of the characters' reactions are extremely unbelievable or conversations degenerate into irrelevant "babble", which only artificially stretches the game time and unnecessarily takes out tension.

The Quarry
The Quarry
The Quarry
The Quarry

But back to the technology: thanks to the cinematic staging with cool camera perspectives and a dynamic transition between "video sequences" and playable passages, you get a real cinema feeling. The PC version can also be controlled surprisingly well with a mouse and keyboard - except for minor dropouts.

The Quarry
The Quarry
The Quarry
The Quarry

The graphics menu contains a moderate number of settings. In addition to adjusting the resolution, it is also possible to activate V-Sync and FPS limit (30 fps), for example. In addition, seven quality controls can be changed globally via preset and do not require a restart.

Technically, The Quarry is unfortunately not (yet) completely clean on the PC. The minimum FPS is often very modest even on stronger systems - regardless of the selected settings (jerkiness). The fact that there is no real 21:9 aspect ratio is also a pity for owners of suitable monitors.

The Quarry
The Quarry

Benchmark

Our benchmark sequence is in the second chapter of the story. As you can see in the following video, it is an automatically running passage. Using the CapFrameX tool, we record a walk through the forest between two characters for just under 50 seconds.

Results

We mainly use rental devices from XMG (Schenker Technologies) for the benchmarks.

FHD (1,920 x 1,080)

If you look at entry-level chips like the one used in current Intel processors Iris Xe Graphics G7 the requirements are moderate when using 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. Mid-range representatives on the level of the GeForce RTX 3050 (Ti) can sometimes handle high to maximum settings in Full HD.

The Quarry
    1920x1080 Low Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset     1920x1080 High Preset     1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
221 (36.9min, 107.3P0.1, 166.8P1) fps ∼69%
182.7 (26.4min, 76.2P0.1, 139.5P1) fps ∼66%
151.1 (32.5min, 69.6P0.1, 121.4P1) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
203 (51.5min, 91.3P0.1, 151.9P1) fps ∼64%
166.8 (42.5min, 76.7P0.1, 127.6P1) fps ∼61%
134.4 (33.5min, 61.1P0.1, 107.5P1) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
126 (29.7min, 57.3P0.1, 85P1) fps ∼39%
102.8 (18min, 40.6P0.1, 76.3P1) fps ∼37%
81.8 (32.6min, 37.5P0.1, 65.7P1) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
121.8 (20.9min, 58.3P0.1, 89.9P1) fps ∼38%
101.8 (19min, 48.7P0.1, 79.4P1) fps ∼37%
80.8 (30.8min, 41.2P0.1, 65.5P1) fps ∼30%
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX
Asus ROG Strix G15
105.7 (34.3min, 50.5P0.1, 81.7P1) fps ∼33%
88.6 (33.9min, 43.6P0.1, 67.2P1) fps ∼32%
69.2 (27.1min, 33.7P0.1, 50.4P1) fps ∼26%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
90.9 (22.6min, 46.5P0.1, 68.9P1) fps ∼28%
75.5 (15.6min, 32.2P0.1, 57.1P1) fps ∼27%
59.4 (23.5min, 27.8P0.1, 47.2P1) fps ∼22%
AMD Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
88.1 (34min, 57.4P0.1, 66P1) fps ∼28%
68 (29.2min, 40.7P0.1, 52P1) fps ∼25%
49.9 (20.7min, 22.3P0.1, 38.7P1) fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Focus 17 @75 W TGP
67.1 (26.4min, 34.2P0.1, 54P1) fps ∼21%
55.3 (17.3min, 24.8P0.1, 44.3P1) fps ∼20%
42.4 (17.1min, 20.6P0.1, 33.8P1) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU, i5-10500H
Dell G15 5510
85.5 (34.6min, 49.2P0.1, 64.1P1) fps ∼30%
63.7 (24.9min, 32.3P0.1, 45.4P1) fps ∼20%
52 (12.3min, 26.2P0.1, 37P1) fps ∼19%
39.7 (11min, 15.5P0.1, 25.6P1) fps ∼15%
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1185G7
MSI Prestige 14
16.1 (5.02min, 5.6P0.1, 8.69P1) fps ∼6%
11.8 (3.98min, 3.99P0.1, 4.65P1) fps ∼4%
9.87 (2.91min, 3.02P0.1, 7.12P1) fps ∼4%
7.51 (2.03min, 2.08P0.1, 2.74P1) fps ∼3%

QHD (2,560 x 1,440)

It gets more demanding in the QHD range. A combination of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and the Ultra preset can only be driven by a GeForce RTX 3060 or Radeon RX 6800M.

The Quarry
    2560x1440 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
108.7 (42.3min, 51.9P0.1, 90.6P1) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
97.2 (40.2min, 42.1P0.1, 81.4P1) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
56.9 (24.4min, 25.3P0.1, 46.2P1) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
55.5 (22.6min, 24.9P0.1, 45.4P1) fps ∼24%
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX
Asus ROG Strix G15
45.4 (17.1min, 20.9P0.1, 31.3P1) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
40.8 (11.8min, 17.1P0.1, 31.5P1) fps ∼18%
AMD Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
32.6 (5.55min, 9.78P0.1, 16.8P1) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Focus 17 @75 W TGP
28.6 (9.21min, 12.9P0.1, 16P1) fps ∼13%

UHD (3,840 x 2,160)

At 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, even absolute high-end notebooks with a GeForce RTX 3070 or RTX 3080 reach their limits, provided that the Ultra preset is used. The desktop counterparts perform much better here - as is often the case.

The Quarry
    3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
61.4 (26.5min, 27.6P0.1, 52.5P1) fps ∼33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
53.8 (22min, 24.4P0.1, 46P1) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
31.4 (9.91min, 11.6P0.1, 21.9P1) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
28.3 (11.1min, 11.8P0.1, 19.3P1) fps ∼15%
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX
Asus ROG Strix G15
23.2 (2.16min, 2.62P0.1, 12.2P1) fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
20.7 (7.25min, 7.33P0.1, 9.73P1) fps ∼11%
AMD Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
15.9 (1.024min, 2.12P0.1, 6.24P1) fps ∼9%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Focus 17 @75 W TGP
6.58 (1.237min, 1.261P0.1, 2.82P1) fps ∼4%

Note

Since gaming tests are very time-consuming and often restricted by installation or activation limits, we can only provide you with a part of the benchmarks for the publication of the articles. More graphics cards will be installed in the coming days and weeks.

Overview

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low
1920x1080
Low Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
QHD
2560x1440
Ultra Preset
4K
3840x2160
Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
221
182.7
151.1
108.7
61.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
203
166.8
134.4
97.2
53.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
126
102.8
81.8
56.9
31.4
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
105.7
88.6
69.2
45.4
23.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
155.9
118.05n2
98.85n2
78n2
55.5
28.3
AMD Radeon RX 6800S
88.1
68
49.9
32.6
15.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
90.9
75.5
59.4
40.8
20.7
AMD Radeon RX 6600M
94.7
74.9
50
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
67.1
55.3
42.4
28.6
6.58
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
85.5
63.7
52
39.7
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
16.1
11.8
9.87
7.51
(-) * 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

XMG Neo 15 (RTX 3080) - Click on photo to open the configurator (bestware.com)
XMG Neo 15 (RTX 3080) - Click on photo to open the configurator (bestware.com)
XMG Neo 17 (RTX 3070) - Click on photo to open the configurator (bestware.com)
XMG Neo 17 (RTX 3070) - Click on photo to open the configurator (bestware.com)
XMG Core 15 (RTX 3060) - Click on photo to open the configurator (bestware.com)
XMG Core 15 (RTX 3060) - Click on photo to open the configurator (bestware.com)
XMG Focus 17 (RTX 3050 Ti) - Click on photo to open the configurator (bestware.com)
XMG Focus 17 (RTX 3050 Ti) - Click on photo to open the configurator (bestware.com)

Device
Graphics card Processor Memory Operating system
XMG Neo 15 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 @165 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
XMG Neo 17 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
XMG Core 15 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 @130 W TGP (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
XMG Focus 17 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti @75 W TGP (4 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Asus ROG Strix G15 AMD Radeon RX 6800M (12 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 AMD Radeon RX 6800S (8 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
MSI Prestige 14 Evo Intel Iris Xe (96 CUs) Intel Core i7-1185G7 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Acer Swift 3 AMD Radeon Vega 7 AMD Ryzen 7 4700U 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Desktop PC I MSI GeForce RTX 3090 (24 GB GDDR6X)
MSI GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB GDDR6X)
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 (8 GB GDDR6)
Intel Core i9-12900K 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Desktop-PC II Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE (24 GB GDDR6X)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (12 GB GDDR6X)
Nvidia Titan RTX (24 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB GDDR6)Nvidia
GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (6 GB GDDR6)
PNY GeForce GTX 1660 (6 GB GDDR5)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super (4 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12 GB DDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 6600 (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (6 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 2 x 32 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop PC III Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super FE Intel Core i9-11900K 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
4K monitors Nvidia drivers AMD drivers
Asus PB287Q, Philips Brilliance 329P9H, Acer Predator XB321HK ForceWare 516.40 Adrenalin 22.5.2
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Florian Glaser, 2022-06-22 (Update: 2022-06-22)