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The Witcher 2

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. 

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AMD Radeon HD 6320
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
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AMD FirePro W5170M
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
AMD Radeon HD 7480D
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX SLI
NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
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NVIDIA Quadro 5000M
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AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD Radeon HD 6250
AMD FirePro W2100
AMD FirePro W7170M
AMD Radeon 530
AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
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AMD Radeon HD 6330M
AMD FirePro W5130M
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NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M
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AMD Radeon Pro WX 4130
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38.5
25.9
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AMD Radeon HD 7400G
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Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
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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.
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Florian Glaser, 2011-11- 2 (Update: 2013-06- 6)