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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.

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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PowerVR SGX554MP4
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
PowerVR SGX545
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AMD Radeon HD 6775G2
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
AMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 9000)
AMD Radeon HD 6250
AMD Radeon 760M
AMD Radeon 680M
AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
NVIDIA RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon HD 8970M Crossfire
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
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AMD Radeon Pro 455
AMD Radeon Pro 450
AMD Radeon HD 6640G2
AMD Radeon HD 6645G2
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
AMD Radeon 890M
AMD FirePro W5130M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
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AMD Radeon HD 7290
AMD Radeon HD 7310
AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
Intel UHD Graphics 600
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
NVIDIA T600
Intel UHD Graphics 32EUs (Alder Lake)
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT SLI
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI (Laptop)
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 (Laptop)
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
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NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 (Laptop)
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
PowerVR GX6450
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
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AMD Radeon HD 6680G2
PowerVR SGX544MP2
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
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AMD Radeon 880M
AMD Radeon 780M
AMD Radeon 630
AMD Radeon 625
AMD FirePro M8900
AMD FirePro W5170M
AMD Radeon 520
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
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AMD Radeon HD 7470M
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon Graphics (Ryzen 7000)
AMD Radeon 740M
AMD FirePro W4190M
AMD Radeon 540X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
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AMD Radeon PRO W6600M
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
AMD Radeon HD 6515G2
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
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AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
NVIDIA RTX A5000 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
NVIDIA Quadro P2000
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
AMD Radeon HD 6510G2
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
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AMD Radeon Pro 460
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon Pro 560
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AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
AMD Radeon HD 6970
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 6870
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AMD Radeon HD 6950M
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ATI Radeon HD 4250
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
ATI Radeon HD 5670
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
ATI Radeon HD 5570
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
NVIDIA Quadro P3000
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
NXP PXP
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NVIDIA Quadro P5000 Max-Q
PowerVR SGX543MP4
NVIDIA Quadro P520
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA Quadro P5000
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PowerVR GE8100
PowerVR G6430
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PowerVR G6200
Nvidia RTX 500 Ada Generation Laptop GPU
PowerVR SGX530
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AMD Radeon R5 M320
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
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AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
AMD Radeon 660M
AMD FirePro W4170M
AMD FirePro W2100
AMD Radeon HD 6320
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD Radeon 620
AMD Radeon 610
AMD Radeon 610M
AMD FirePro W4100
AMD FirePro M5950
AMD FirePro M4000
AMD FirePro M6100
AMD FirePro M3900
AMD FirePro M4100
AMD Radeon 530
AMD FirePro M2000
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AMD Radeon HD 6750M
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AMD Radeon HD 6760G2
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AMD FirePro M6000
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
NVIDIA RTX 4000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU
AMD FirePro M5100
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
AMD Radeon HD 6620G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
ATI Radeon HD 4850
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 300M
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
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AMD Radeon HD 6790
AMD FirePro W7170M
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AMD Radeon HD 6350M
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
AMD Radeon R5 M420
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
AMD Radeon R5 M315
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AMD Radeon HD 8870M
AMD Radeon R5 M330
NVIDIA Quadro M600M
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
PowerVR SGX535
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
AMD Radeon HD 6620G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
AMD Radeon HD 6550D
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Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
(-) * 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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