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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. 

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AMD Radeon HD 6790
NVIDIA GeForce MX570
Qualcomm Adreno 420
AMD Radeon Pro 460
AMD Radeon Pro 560
AMD Radeon HD 6680G2
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
AMD Radeon HD 6690G2
AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon HD 6290
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AMD Radeon HD 7450M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
AMD Radeon HD 7310
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
Qualcomm Adreno 612
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
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Qualcomm Adreno 225
Qualcomm Adreno 530
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AMD Radeon HD 6250
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AMD Radeon 630
AMD Radeon 625
AMD FirePro M8900
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX SLI
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AMD Radeon HD 6545G2
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
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NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
PowerVR GE8322 / IMG8322
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop)
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AMD Radeon HD 6515G2
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AMD Radeon HD 6350M
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AMD Radeon 610M
AMD FirePro W4100
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AMD Radeon HD 6645G2
AMD Radeon Pro 455
AMD Radeon HD 6620G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
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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.
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)