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The Witcher 3 Notebook Benchmarks

Heavyweight. The third part of the fantasy saga based on the sorcerer Geralt is now in front of us. The story and graphics of the game promises to eclipse the RPG competition. However, we are more interested in the game performance on notebooks. What system is needed for what settings?
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Engine

Alleged graphics downgrades aside: With maximum details, the PC version of “The Witcher 3” looks great. The draw-distance and textures look great, but the greatest strength lies in the amazing details in this 3rd person RPG. Compared to other RPGs, the objects in “The Witcher 3” come alive with intricate details. The thick vegetation is impressive, but the quality of trees and bushes fluctuates heavily due to the (slightly) exaggerated representation of the weather.

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The atmospheric day and night cycle dips the environment in a dynamic light. The Polish studio, CD Project RED, has chosen a suboptimal color scheme (subjective) and we would have preferred lower saturation. However, the engine leaves little room for complaint and runs well, apart from the occasional object popping in and out of vision. According to modern standards, the game is medium-sized (~25 GB) and offers an extensive options menu. CD Project splits the graphics settings into two menus.

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While the Post Processing menu contains all the options for effects and graphics improvements, like Motion Blur, Bloom and Anti-Aliasing (apparently only FXAA is used), the Graphics Menu offers options for the resolution, the picture and more detail and quality settings. The vertical synchronization and FPS limit were turned off for the test. The engine deserves praise for its presets. A single click allows the user to adjust the overall game quality in 3 or 4 steps. With the exception of the environment coverage (SSAO instead of HBAO+), all settings are turned on with the maximum preset.

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Although the Nvidia HairWorks feature (hair simulation) is available on the AMD and Intel systems, we recommend only Nvidia users to enable this. In the Radeon R9 290X test, the frames dropped at maximum settings by about 40%, from 50 to a poor 29 fps. The Nvidia competitor, GeForce GTX 980, ran just 20% slower with active HairWorks (44 instead 55 fps). In general, AMD GPUs suffer a lot more (Project Cars says hello). As can be witnessed from desktop GPU, the Radeon R9 280X, is positioned below the technically slower GeForce GTX 970M.

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Let us go back to the graphics menu: the user does not have to restart “The Witcher 3” as the settings are applied directly applied while fine-tuning. We truly appreciate the ability to skip the cut sequences and the relatively short load times (even on a HDD). We deduct some points for the somewhat cluttered interface for mouse and keyboard use. We used the GOG version with the Day One patch (v1.02) for our test. Steam and Origin also offer this game.

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Benchmark

We picked a benchmark sequence that included dense vegetation outdoors. After Geralt finishes the tutorial and successfully wins a small fight against a few monsters, the player receives a horse. As shown in the video below, we follow our partner Vesemir through an incredible landscape bathed in afternoon light. We head to Ross following a path up a mountain and, on the way, pass the ruins of a burnt village. The benchmark sequence ends after 55 seconds when we reach the wooden bridge.

Results

The results make it clear that “The Witcher 3” has very high requirements. Even at low settings, the graphics of the game are quite good, which means that the user will require at least a powerful middle-class GPU. In fact, the GeForce GT 750M, which performs well in most games at normal to high settings, could offer a mere 27 fps at a resolution of 1024x768 pixels and the Low preset.

Cheaper models, like the GeForce GT 740M, are overburdened by “The Witcher 3”. The same is true for the Intel IGPs (Integrated Graphics Processors). Neither the HD Graphics 4600 nor the Iris Pro 5200 can run the game fluidly. Stronger GPUs, like the GeForce GTX 850M or the GTX 860M, can manage a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and the Medium preset.

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High details and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels are only possible once you have a GeForce GTX 880M or higher. The maximum settings (FHD, HairWorks On) are only somewhat possible with the top Nvidia GPU, the GeForce GTX 980M. At a 4K resolution (3840x2160 pixels), all mobile GPUs are too weak for High or Ultra presets. In fact, expensive desktop GPUs, like the Radeon R9 290X, are hard pushed to deliver a fluid fps.

The Witcher 3” does not seem to have high CPU requirements. In our test, we found the graphics card to be the bottleneck on systems equipped with Intel processors and Hyperthreading technology. Note: CD Project will soon release additional patches to improve the graphics and performance of the game. Future results may not be directly comparable.

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    3840x2160 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)     1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)     1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)     1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing     1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
Desktop-PC
32.1 (27min) fps ∼7%
44.4 (36min) fps ∼11%
83.8 (70min) fps ∼12%
139.8 (120min) fps ∼18%
200.1 (167min) fps ∼7%
AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4790K
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC
28.4 (22min) fps ∼6%
29 (25min) fps ∼7%
75 (64min) fps ∼11%
123 (87min) fps ∼16%
179 (160min) fps ∼6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
22.8 (19min) fps ∼5%
32.6 (25min) fps ∼8%
61.4 (43min) fps ∼9%
102.2 (79min) fps ∼13%
168.4 (143min) fps ∼6%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, E3-1230 v3
MSI GeForce GTX 960 Gaming 4G Desktop-PC
27.7 (21min) fps ∼7%
49.8 (40min) fps ∼7%
86.6 (74min) fps ∼11%
142.8 (121min) fps ∼5%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
17.6 (15min) fps ∼4%
25.8 (19min) fps ∼7%
47.8 (39min) fps ∼7%
84.3 (65min) fps ∼11%
137.7 (112min) fps ∼5%
AMD Radeon R9 280X, 3770K
Desktop-PC
20.2 (17min) fps ∼5%
47.6 (41min) fps ∼7%
76.4 (66min) fps ∼10%
114.4 (101min) fps ∼4%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
18.7 (14min) fps ∼5%
34.2 (26min) fps ∼5%
58.4 (51min) fps ∼7%
94.4 (83min) fps ∼3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
15.4 (12min) fps ∼4%
27.7 (23min) fps ∼4%
47.4 (41min) fps ∼6%
77.7 (70min) fps ∼3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ
Schenker XMG A505
9.7 (7min) fps ∼2%
13.7 (11min) fps ∼4%
27.1 (21min) fps ∼4%
49 (42min) fps ∼6%
80.6 (72min) fps ∼3%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
11.7 (9min) fps ∼3%
19.9 (15min) fps ∼3%
35.9 (29min) fps ∼5%
57.3 (50min) fps ∼2%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, 4340M
Schenker M504
11.3 (9min) fps ∼3%
20.9 (17min) fps ∼3%
38.4 (32min) fps ∼5%
63.9 (37min) fps ∼2%
AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop), A10-7850K
A10-7850K Asus A88-XM-PLUS
5.5 (4min) fps ∼1%
10.3 (7min) fps ∼2%
20.2 (17min) fps ∼3%
30.9 (26min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
5.3 (3min) fps ∼1%
9.3 (7min) fps ∼1%
16.4 (14min) fps ∼2%
27 (23min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
4 (2min) fps ∼1%
6.9 (5min) fps ∼1%
12.1 (10min) fps ∼2%
20.6 (18min) fps ∼1%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ
Schenker S413
20.5 (12min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 2637M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
19.8 (16min) fps ∼1%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 4200M
MSI CX61-i572M
5.1 (0min) fps ∼1%
9 (0min) fps ∼1%
14.7 (0min) fps ∼0%
AMD Radeon HD 8650G, A10-5750M
Pumori Test Platform (A10-5750M)
15.6 (12min) fps ∼1%
Intel Iris Graphics 5100, 4258U
Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2013-10
14.1 (5min) fps ∼0%
Intel HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
8.4 (4min) fps ∼1%
13.1 (10min) fps ∼0%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 3720QM
Asus N56VM
12.1 (7min) fps ∼0%

Test Systems

Four of our test models originate from Schenker Technologies (mysn.de):

  • W504 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 860M, GTX 870M, GTX 880M, GTX 970M, GTX 980M)
  • A505 (Core i7-4720HQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 960M)
  • M504 (Core i5-4340M, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 850M)
  • M503 (Core i7-4702MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 750M)

We use Windows 7 64-bit on these notebooks (Win 8.1 @XMG A505).

Nvidia provides three of our test models:

Intel provides one test model:

  • Schenker S413 (Core i7-4750HQ, 8 GB DDR3, Iris Pro Graphics 5200)

The desktop PCs use CPUs/APUs from Intel and AMD, SSDs from Micron, Intel and Samsung, motherboards from Intel and Asus and graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD. The 4K monitor we use is an Asus PB287Q (our review).

GPU drivers: Nvidia 352.86, AMD 15.4 Beta, Intel 10.18.14.4170

Overview

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ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
4K
3840x2160
High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
396.3n2
376.85n2
315.3n2
165.75n2
138n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
174
149
NVIDIA RTX A6000
362
334
307
180
146
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT
589
375
323
163.6
122
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
436.5n2
394n2
303n2
148.5n2
114.5n2
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
596
294
160
110
NVIDIA Titan RTX
413n25
362n25
258n25
139n25
102n25
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
539
363
174
117
63
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
387n6
333n6
224n7
121n6
88.9n4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
403n3
341n3
247n3
135n3
98n3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
352.9n22
293.2n19
191n26
107n33
80n7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
479
342
218
109
81.3
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT
456
318
176
98.9
53.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
295
259
195
109
79
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
268
165
199
110
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
310.25n2
266.6n2
180.8n2
106.2n2
75.9n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
430.7n2
280n3
197.6n4
103.35n4
75.6n3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
335.9n21
246.7n21
166.1n24
92.1n35
62.9n7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
433
295
179
63.3
90.3
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AMD Radeon RX 6700M
223
164
95.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
335.4n9
266.8n9
174.2n15
95.45n16
65.3n4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
300n22
98n21
72
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
269.8
225.6
159.7
89.5
68.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
335n3
268n3
178n3
98.2n4
66.5n3
AMD Radeon VII
223
208
139
75
54.3
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
353n4
144n3
91.5n4
52.1n3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
297.2n5
226.95n6
158.3n5
87n5
63.05n4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
289.5n16
218.05n14
140.85n20
74n25
57.3n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
332.5n4
256.5n5
162.9n5
86.75n8
58.7n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
73.7
81n5
55.75n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
330.5n5
239.7n6
143.4n7
87.7n11
53.9n4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
287.9n15
225.7n15
144.5n19
78.15n22
53.15n6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
339.5n2
247.5n2
154.5n2
83n3
57.55n2
AMD Radeon RX 6600
408
274
152
90
45.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
296.7n12
226.95n12
142n17
73.8n21
50n3
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
284
129
80
46.8
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
296.15n14
221.05n12
132.45n14
77.15n14
48n14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
230.4n2
181.05n2
142n13
74.2n23
51n11
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
286.7
204.5
135.7
72.7
51.3
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
325n4
235.4n5
141.7n8
74.65n10
50.5n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
293
71.8
47.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
287.65n18
208.95n18
121.85n22
64.4n31
45.1n6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
293
207
124
74
44.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
266.7n27
185.55n24
111n33
60.25n40
39.3n4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
273.3
194.4
119.5n2
63.2n3
43n5
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
335
127
75.5
45.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
278.6
201.6
118n3
63.55n4
44.5n2
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56
115.7
63.9
41.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
231.9n13
176.85n14
107.9n30
59.5n41
38.7n9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
259.95n4
175.15n4
104.8n4
57.25n4
35.2n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop)
265
190
116
62
42.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
294
193
109
59.5
40
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
267.9
173.7
94.9
58.3
31.4
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
266.4
103.6
63.55n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
256.55n14
177.65n14
103n17
55.2n21
34.9n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
250.5n6
166n7
101n9
52.2n12
35.4n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
59.3
44
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
282
181
99
55.5
34.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
234.5n6
165n6
95n18
51.3n19
31.55n2
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
243n7
164.5n6
92.1n7
51.3n7
30.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
206.8
130.7
80.3
43.6
29.5
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
207
146
91
45.5
35.9
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
47
35
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
213.55n2
146.9n2
84.9n2
45.6n2
28.65n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
248.5n3
153.9n3
88.3n4
45.2n8
33.2
AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop)
233.1
178
88.3
50.8
31.6
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
204.6n2
137.5n2
71.8n2
43.7n2
26.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
221.45n2
147.4n2
83.5n2
44.05n2
30.1n2
AMD Radeon R9 390X
183.5
130.9
76
40.8
29.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
219.7n2
146.6n2
75.95n2
43.7n2
28.9n2
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Desktop)
208
136
77
43
27.7
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
78
43.9
27.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
183n17
129.95n16
68.5n49
38.9n60
25.9n6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
209.9n5
126n7
72.2n7
38.55n8
24.8
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
169.3n2
129
72n3
44.6n4
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
68
38.8
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
174.5n2
125n2
68.15n2
36.7n2
23.8
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
178
122
60
38.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
146.2
81.2
42.5n2
29.1
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
172.7n21
110n19
62.5n27
35.6n29
20.75n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
212n2
132n2
73.55n2
41.7n2
25.65n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
189n5
129.1n6
65.85n10
35.2n9
23.5n4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
159.5n9
92n9
54.35n10
31.5n9
20.3n4
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
126.9
69.9
40.25n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
151.2n10
93.6n9
53.2n11
30.4n11
17.55n2
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
195
127
72
38
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
189n3
114n3
62.8n3
35n3
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
96.2n3
50.4n3
28.4n3
19.45n4
AMD Radeon R9 290X
179
123
75
29
28.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
172.4n3
101.8n4
61.3n9
33.2n9
22.05n2
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
165.5
105.1
59.7
34.3
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
119
49.6
30.6n2
AMD Radeon R9 280X
114.4
76.4
47.6
20.2
AMD Radeon R9 380
144.3
89.6
51.3
29.9
18.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
142.8
86.6
49.8
27.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
132.7n13
86.2n17
46.55n26
26n31
16.7n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
49.4
25.75n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
137.7n5
84.3n7
45.2n9
25.8n9
16n2
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
105n10
59n13
33n13
19.9n13
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
115.3n2
72.35n2
41.8n2
22.45n2
15.75n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
131.1n6
81.75n6
45.55n6
25.2n7
16.4n3
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
27
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
116.6
77.8n3
41.3n3
23.7n3
13.7n2
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
94.7
79
44.2
23.9
15.1
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
94.3
62.5
36.7
17.1
14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
106.35n2
64.1n2
37.7n2
20.25n2
15.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
115.1n19
69.75n25
39.2n29
21.6n33
14
AMD Radeon R7 370
84.96
61.25
35.04
22.36
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
94.4
58.4
34.2
18.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
100.5n3
59.3n3
34.5n3
20.8n3
12.55n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
120.4
71.9
38
20.5
12.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
34.7
17.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
72
43.6
26.4
14.2
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
37
23
12
AMD Radeon HD 7870
63.5
36.3
20.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
104.75n4
63.3n4
31.3n5
17.9n5
13.1
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
105.5n3
68.4n3
35.9n3
21.7n3
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
99.5
64.4
34.65n2
20.15n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
77.7
47.4
27.7
15.4
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AMD Radeon HD 8970M
81.9
53.6
30.9
17.7
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
71.7
29.6
17.2
AMD Radeon R9 M390
82
31.1
17.8
11.5
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
56.5n3
53.7n3
33.8n3
17.7n3
11.2
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
96
55.1
34
19.7
AMD Radeon Pro 460
83.3
28.9
17.4
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
85.5n68
55.9n69
30.1n69
14.5n61
11.7
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
80.3n11
46.35n12
27.25n12
15.6n11
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
80.6n7
50.7n11
24n11
14.2n11
9.5n2
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
62.5n2
39.2n2
20.1n2
12.5n3
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
53.84
34.04
17.34
24
AMD Radeon RX 640
64.35n2
38.9n2
19.8n2
11.3
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
58.1
31.05n2
15.15n2
10.3n2
5.2
AMD Radeon Pro 555
66.7
23.2
13.9
AMD Radeon Pro 455
69.5
24.6
14.2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
68.85n2
41.8n2
21.3n2
11.9n2
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
62.2n24
35.9n27
20.6n27
11.55n24
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
64.25n2
35.6n2
19.2n3
11.6n2
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
59.35n24
34.75n26
19.3n25
11n25
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
60.45n30
39.5n33
19.8n33
10.9n27
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 710
15.8
9.63
5.39
2.82
AMD Radeon RX 540
49.4n2
37n3
10.6n2
6.9n2
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
37.5n2
22.85n2
12.05n2
6.73n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
57.3
35.9
19.9
11.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
57.8n7
36.07n8
19.2n7
10.71n5
AMD Radeon Pro 450
40.9
20.3
AMD Radeon 540X
48.2
30.6
15.5
9.9
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
53.6
44.4
21.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
63.9
38.4
20.9
11.3
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
41.8
13.8
9.55
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
40.1
31.6
16
8.5
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
51.9
30.6
17
9.3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
50.6n18
33.65n16
18.05n16
8.9n12
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
36.1n8
22.9n5
12.15n8
8.15n8
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
40.7
25.9
14.9
7.8
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
41.9
13.3
8.1
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
38.55n4
27.8n3
14.7n3
9n2
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
50.1
31.1
15.8
7.5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
67.65n6
25.1
20.3n6
13.4n5
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
47.15n2
27.4n2
14.7n2
8.8n2
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
69.85n10
42.6n7
20.8n9
14.05n10
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
27
16.4
9.3
5.3
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
42.7n5
25.3n5
14n5
7.4n4
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
36.1n20
22.7n20
11.5n15
7.1n9
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
30.94n15
20n7
13n11
7.45n4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
60.3n22
33.5n13
19.7n20
13.2n13
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
31.4n5
18.8n5
10.2n5
5.9n3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
36.43n4
23.42n3
12.6n3
7.04n2
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
30.1n3
18.5n3
10n3
6
AMD Radeon R9 M375
9.8
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
24.7n3
14.6
10.9
5.6n2
AMD Radeon R7 M445
30.8
18.2
9.6
4.7
AMD Radeon R7 M370
27.6
18
9.5
5.7
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
28.4n2
17.8n2
8.75n2
6.15n2
AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
30.9
20.2
10.3
5.5
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
20.5
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
20.6
12.1
6.9
4
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
21.4
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
26.5n2
16.7
9
6.9
Intel Iris Graphics 550
20.6n2
14.1n2
7.8
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AMD Radeon 530
28.25n4
18.9n3
11.1n3
6.1n3
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
47.82n17
24.7n9
15.5n16
10.6n5
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
24.5
15
7.3
5.9
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
27.2
16.7
9
5.3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
19.25n4
13.4
4
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
22.1
13.6
Intel Iris Graphics 540
18.75n4
12n3
AMD Radeon R7 M265
22.9
15.9
8.8
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
12.95n2
8.4n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
19.8
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
18.1
11.9
6.2
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
23.3
15.9
8.4
AMD Radeon R7 M460
20.7
13.4
6.7
AMD Radeon R7 M360
19.3n2
12.6n2
6.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
19.65n4
11.6n4
6.5n3
3.8n3
AMD Radeon R7 M440
21.3n2
13.65n2
7.1n2
AMD Radeon R7 M260
18.3
12.8
4
3.2
AMD Radeon R7 M340
18.65n2
13
6.7
3.9
AMD Radeon 520
29.7
18.7
10.2
5.8
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
38.5n2
19.6
8.55n2
6
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
44.5
28.4
14.1
8.9
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
29.95n4
19.35n4
10.35n4
5.4
Intel UHD Graphics 630
16n3
10.35n2
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
27
17
9
5
Intel HD Graphics 630
17
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
16.55n2
Intel HD Graphics 530
12.8n3
8.9
5.3
3.2
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
20.2
11
5.9
Intel UHD Graphics 620
15.9n61
9.9n26
5.45n14
3n6
Intel HD Graphics 620
13.3n35
10.1n11
4.9n8
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
16.4n2
10.2n2
5.3n2
AMD Radeon HD 8670D
21.2
Intel HD Graphics 5600
14.7
9.6
5.6
3.1
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
15.6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
12.1
AMD Radeon R5 M335
17.2
11.3
6.4
2.9
AMD Radeon R5 M330
15.9
10.7
AMD Radeon R5 M430
18
AMD Radeon R5 M255
18.5
12.9
4.1
3.4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
21n3
13.2n3
6.35n3
4.45n2
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Intel HD Graphics 520
11.85n16
6.9n6
3.8
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
15.8n2
10.25n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
14.7
9
5.1
AMD Radeon R5 M240
18.2
12
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
9
Intel HD Graphics 6000
13.6n2
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
14.1
Intel HD Graphics 4600
11.9n2
7.5n2
3.8
Intel HD Graphics 5500
12.5n2
8.6
3.9
1.9
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
15.7n2
9.59n2
4.78
2.44
Intel UHD Graphics 615
9.5n3
5.9
Intel HD Graphics 615
11.9
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
15.1
Intel HD Graphics 515
7.4n5
7.1
Intel UHD Graphics 610
9.2
Intel HD Graphics 4400
10.7
6.9
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
13.5n3
Intel HD Graphics 5300
6.2
3.7
AMD Radeon HD 7480D
9.5
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
9.4
6.2
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AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
8.6
6.1
Intel HD Graphics 4200
8.8
5.1
Intel UHD Graphics 600
4.69
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
8.5
5.6
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
8.9
5.5n2
3.1
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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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Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming Laptops - 663 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood, growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 1990s. I was especially fascinated with computer games, even from an early age. From Monkey Island through Lands of Lore to Doom, I tried every game I could get my hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with my focus mostly being on high-performance gaming laptops.
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