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The Witcher 2

Florian Glaser (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 11/02/2011

The Witcher 2 is a well-designed role-playing game with high hardware requirements. In the following article, we will show how demanding the game can be on the hardware.

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How we test

It is possible to skip chapters "The Witcher 2" and so we skip ahead to a demanding graphic scene: the appearance of the dragon („Kingslayer“/Königsmörder“). The recording starts as soon as we get control over the Hero - Geralt. During the dragon attacks, we run to the end of the tunnel to the left. At that point the FRAPS recording stops.

1024x768, Low Preset, Radeon HD 5850
1024x768, Low Preset, Radeon HD 5850
1366x768, Medium Preset, Radeon HD 5850
1366x768, Medium Preset, Radeon HD 5850
1600x900, High Preset, Radeon HD 5850
1600x900, High Preset, Radeon HD 5850
1920x1080, Very High Preset, Super-Sampling, Radeon HD 5850
1920x1080, Very High Preset, Super-Sampling, Radeon HD 5850

Analysis of the Benchmarks

We do not recommend installation of this game for users with low-end or middle-end graphic cards. The popular GeForce GT 540M can only manage 15 fps with medium details and a resolution of 1366x768 pixels. A high-end graphic card like the GeForce GTX 580M or a Radeon HD 6990M is necessary to run the game on high details and active Anti-Aliasing. Ultra high details and a Full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels) with Super-Sampling is too much for any currently available notebook graphic card. Even expensive dual-GPU systems have to give up at these settings. 

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

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AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100
AMD Radeon HD 7290
AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
PowerVR G6200
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AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4150
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
AMD Radeon HD 6775G2
AMD Radeon HD 6790
AMD Radeon HD 6550D
AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
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14
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AMD FirePro W5170M
AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
AMD Radeon HD 7500G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M SLI
PowerVR GE8300
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1600M
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
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PowerVR GE8320
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop)
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AMD Radeon HD 6850M
AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6545G2
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD FirePro W2100
AMD FirePro W7170M
AMD Radeon 530
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
AMD FirePro W5130M
AMD Radeon 620
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
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AMD Radeon Pro WX 2100
AMD Radeon HD 6640G2
AMD Radeon HD 6645G2
AMD Radeon HD 7340
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
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AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
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AMD Radeon HD 7350M
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
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AMD Radeon HD 6680G2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX SLI
NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M
AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
AMD Radeon HD 6620G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
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AMD Radeon HD 6650M
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AMD Radeon Pro WX 4130
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PowerVR SGX543MP2
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
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AMD Radeon HD 7450M
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
Intel UHD Graphics 605
AMD Radeon HD 7870
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M SLI
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
Qualcomm Adreno 330
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
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44
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NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
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AMD Radeon R7 384 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
AMD Radeon HD 6620G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
AMD Radeon HD 6320
AMD FirePro W4190M
AMD FirePro W4100
AMD Radeon HD 6510G2
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6250
AMD Radeon 625
AMD Radeon 630
AMD FirePro W4170M
AMD FirePro M6000
AMD FirePro M4100
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AMD FirePro M5100
AMD Radeon 610
AMD FirePro M3900
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AMD Radeon HD 6990M
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AMD FirePro M6100
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
AMD FirePro M5950
NVIDIA Tegra K1 Kepler GPU
AMD Radeon HD 6760G2
AMD Radeon HD 6970
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
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Intel UHD Graphics 620
NVIDIA Titan RTX
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
NVIDIA Tegra X1 Maxwell GPU
AMD Radeon HD 7310
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AMD Radeon 520
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AMD Radeon HD 6520G
AMD Radeon HD 6515G2
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
AMD Radeon R7 M260
AMD Radeon HD 7480D
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
AMD Radeon R7 370
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AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
AMD Radeon Pro 560
AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
(-) * 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.
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Florian Glaser, 2011-11- 2 (Update: 2013-06- 6)