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Tomb Raider Benchmarked

Florian Glaser, Tanja Hinum (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 03/12/2013

Reboot. Crystal Dynamics breathes new life into the time-honored action-adventure series. With their renovated new piece, Tomb Raider, the developers hope to attract not only veterans of the series, but also newbies from the Uncharted Generation. This article mainly examines the single-player mode and the game's hardware hunger.

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Description

For the original German review, see here.

The reintroduction proves to be a complete success. The dramatic intro video, already familiar to those who have seen the render trailer, instantly pulls the gamer into the Tomb Raider universe. The young and now more accurately proportioned Miss Croft is shipwrecked with several colleagues on a lonely and mysterious island. There they must not only survive, but also search for their missing friends and unravel many secrets.

Does the initial situation remind you of another action game? The overall story isn't the only thing Tomb Raider and the recently released Far Cry 3 have in common. As our several hour long test session revealed, there are several parallels between the Square Enix and Ubisoft productions. Both, for instance, start off with a survival atmosphere. After the female protagonist escapes from the clutches of a strange cult, armed with nothing but a torch, we need to find a suitable fire pit where the wounded woman can warm herself.

Lara Croft goes on an adventurous expedition.
Lara Croft goes on an adventurous expedition.
Her character is now much more believable.
Her character is now much more believable.
Every once in a while the gamer has video flashbacks.
Every once in a while the gamer has video flashbacks.
Atmosphere deserves to be spelled with a capital A in this game.
Atmosphere deserves to be spelled with a capital A in this game.
The gloomy mood keeps us waiting with baited breath.
The gloomy mood keeps us waiting with baited breath.
Tomb Raider is tailored to a grown-up audience.
Tomb Raider is tailored to a grown-up audience.

Since we're on the topic: The fire pits, found in many places throughout the game, are conceived as both "speed travel portals" and central drop-in centers for the skill and crafting system. Like in Far Cry 3, the weapons and main characters can be tuned and/or improved by the gamer. Tomb Raider uses the experience points system, rewarding the player for all sorts of things - whether it be killing and gutting animals or recovering secret items spread all throughout the gaming world (relics, documents, etc.) Unfortunately the developers commit the same error as Ubisoft and mine the island with so many objects that the believability factor takes a significant hit. Particularly as not every action-adventure fan appreciates the new role-play and achievement trend in video games. The secondary pursuits rob the game of its focus and divert attention from the core story. But the collectible objects do intensify the player's thirst for adventure.

The mixture of linear indoor levels and half-open outdoor areas is reminiscent of Crysis 3. Although the technology isn't on par with the Cry Engine 3, Tomb Raider creates a first-class atmosphere. The reason: Most of the levels were obviously created by people with an incredible love of detail. The outdoor areas especially flaunt an amazing vegetation density. The sound quality is also very good. The thoughtful use of music and endearing sounds of the surrounding environment plunge the gamer deep into the game world. Add to that the professional (English) speakers.

The frequent quick time events are a matter of taste.
The frequent quick time events are a matter of taste.
The rich detail is phenomenal.
The rich detail is phenomenal.
In the beginning the young woman has to go it alone.
In the beginning the young woman has to go it alone.
The light, weather and water effects are wonderful.
The light, weather and water effects are wonderful.
As we travel onward Lara takes a bit of a beating.
As we travel onward Lara takes a bit of a beating.
The developers put a lot of effort into the level architecture.
The developers put a lot of effort into the level architecture.

In terms of gameplay, Tomb Raider makes a good though not outstanding impression. The series veterans will enjoy diverse riddles and lots of climbing; the interspersed battles and (sometimes unfair) quick time events won't appeal to every gamer. Whether it was a good idea for Lara to have to prove herself against several opponents using an automatic rifle (did someone say Call of Duty?) is an open question. From our point of view the action-oriented nature of the game doesn't quite fit the series. There are already enough competitors in that genre.

But if you're worried the game will be a mindless Rambo-shooter you can take a deep breath. Opponents can be eliminated silently with the stylish bow the gamer receives shortly after the start of the game - just like in Crysis 3 or Thief. Thanks to the active cover system and the fact that you can strangle or knock the daylights out of enemies from behind, the stealth mechanics make a good impression on you. You can comfortably control the game with your hands. Unlike other third-person titles like Dead Space 3, the controls aren't overloaded; they're limited to a few practically located keys.

The mysterious island raises a ton of questions.
The mysterious island raises a ton of questions.
With the bow Lara becomes a hunter and stealth-expert.
With the bow Lara becomes a hunter and stealth-expert.
The thick vegetation and crisp shadows fill you with wonder.
The thick vegetation and crisp shadows fill you with wonder.
Innumerable secrets await you in the game world.
Innumerable secrets await you in the game world.
The secondary characters have detailed faces too.
The secondary characters have detailed faces too.
Sometimes we are accompanied along our way.
Sometimes we are accompanied along our way.

In terms of storyline Tomb Raider didn't exactly knock our socks off. Despite the exciting starting situation and the cool staging, which is achieved with tons of videos, flashbacks, tracking shots and script sequences, in the end you just clatter up the rung to the next level. The secondary characters could have had more depth to them as well.

The story's greatest point of weakness is the abrupt change from a scared, careful Lara to a tough power girl blasting guns everywhere. In a rather short amount of time our protagonist can use a bow perfectly, accomplish great climbing feats and shoot a number of enemies from a tree - none of which is particularly believable. But anyone who is looking for a sensational adventure and doesn't care whether the story is completely thought through will be able to overlook this discontinuity easily. The story is certainly superior to any standard shooter game.

What happened here?
What happened here?
Despite a good setup the story isn't quite convincing.
Despite a good setup the story isn't quite convincing.
We scale steep cliffs with a climbing axe.
We scale steep cliffs with a climbing axe.
The action-adventure game offers a rudimentary cover system.
The action-adventure game offers a rudimentary cover system.
The instinct mode shows not only mission goals...
The instinct mode shows not only mission goals...
...but - depending on the upgrade - also enemies and animals.
...but - depending on the upgrade - also enemies and animals.

Benchmark

Tomb Raider has an integrated benchmark, which is comfortably accessible through the main menu. In the 70-second sequence the camera turns around Lara 360° and affords an impressive view of the extensive, deserted beach. In our experience, the integrated benchmark does lend itself to an easy assessment of gaming performance. For a fluid overall gaming experience you'll need at least 30 FPS.

Graphics

Nixxes, the studio responsible for PC porting, put a lot of work into the controls and graphics options. The Dutch company was also responsible for the PC conversion of Hitman: Absolution and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Super: The graphics settings can be altered both inside and outside the game. Changes are adopted immediately and no reboot is needed.

Low Settings
Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings

While the "basic" menu covers the basic options like resolution, refresh rate, aspect ratio, vertical synchronization and the general quality level (there are five presets), there are over 10 more options in the "advanced" menu. Alongside tessellation, the game also supports other graphics delicacies, such as the ambient occlusion SSAO. In terms of anti-aliasing, the game offers FXAA and 2x to 4x SSAA.  Anisotropic filtering, which displays sharp textures even from a distance, is also on board.

AMD's hair technology TressFX is only activated at the "Ultimate" preset by default. In order to ensure equal opportunities we limited ourselves in the review to the presets "Low", "Normal", "High", and "Ultra".

Bonfires serve as travel, training and crafting sites.
Bonfires serve as travel, training and crafting sites.
The survivor category of course revolves around the art of survival.
The survivor category of course revolves around the art of survival.
Hunter is primarily concerned with battle skills.
Hunter is primarily concerned with battle skills.
Weapons are upgradeable.
Weapons are upgradeable.
We can return to areas we've already visited.
We can return to areas we've already visited.
The map helps to get us oriented.
The map helps to get us oriented.

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The graphics quality differs greatly between the presets (especially between "Low" and "Normal"). Advantage: Tomb Raider's performance is tolerable on weaker notebooks too, provided the game is on a lower preset. At high or very high settings the action-adventure is definitely a feast for the eyes. Crisp textures, detailed characters, atmospheric light, weather and shadow effects: The developers hardly made any compromises. Our only complaint is that there could have been a little more variation here and there. The game gains even more points for the beautiful animations and the modest load times.

Low Settings
Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings
Low Settings
Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings

Results

The hardware demands are reasonably high, but considering the high graphics quality they are by no means excessive. With an entry-level GPU, like the popular HD Graphics 4000, the game can be enjoyed at low settings (~50 FPS @ 1024x768). For the normal preset a graphics accelerator from the lower middle class will suffice. Nvidia's GeForce GT 630M, which has a great price-performance ratio, reaches over 30 FPS on average at 1366x768 pixels.

Those who wish to play Tomb Raider at high settings, however, should have at their disposal a graphics card from the upper middle class, like the GeForce GT 640M (1366x768) or the GeForce GT 650M (1600x900). To play the game at Full HD resolution and on the "Ultra" preset, you'll need nothing less than the current top models GeForce GTX 680M and Radeon HD 7970M.

As a glance at the benchmark table will tell you, AMD takes a significant lead when the game is at maximum settings (Tomb Raider is part of their own "Gaming Evolved" program). For example the Radeon HD 8870M: With 21 FPS the DirectX 11.1 GPU comes in before the GeForce GTX 670M, though the GeForce model generally does much better than the Radeon (compare the same test on the Samsung Chronos 770Z7E). We assume that Nvidia will optimize the driver in the coming months.

Benchmark table: Tomb Raider

Verdict

Tomb Raider is a top-class action-adventure. Despite small weak points in the story and logic, the game is a ton of fun. But we wouldn't call the reboot a smash hit; for our taste the battles play a little too dominant a role, and the developers could have focused a little more on the puzzles and climbing passages.

Lara and an automatic rifle? Does that fit?
Lara and an automatic rifle? Does that fit?
Some passages are quite linear...
Some passages are quite linear...
...and win points for their cool script sequences.
...and win points for their cool script sequences.
Emotions are conveyed well.
Emotions are conveyed well.
The motion sequences barely leave room for criticism either.
The motion sequences barely leave room for criticism either.
Now and then we stop to marvel at beautiful panoramas.
Now and then we stop to marvel at beautiful panoramas.

Test Systems

We thank Schenker Notebooks very much for the following three test devices (mysn.de):

  • XMG P502 (Core i7-3610QM, GeForce GTX 660M, GTX 670M, GTX 675M(X), GTX 680M, Radeon HD 7970M & HD Graphics 4000)
  • XMG A502 (Core i5-3360M, GeForce GT 650M)
  • Xesia M501 (Core i7-2630QM, GeForce GT 630M & HD Graphics 3000)
  • Each with 8 GB DDR3-RAM (2x 4096 MB @ 1600 MHz), 160 GB SSD (Intel 320 Series)  & Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

GPU drivers: Nvidia 314.14 Beta, AMD 13.2 Beta 7 & Intel 9.17.10.2932.

from left to right: Schenker XMG A502, Xesia M501 & XMG P502
from left to right: Schenker XMG A502, Xesia M501 & XMG P502

Overview

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      Model                                     Tomb Raider
 Tomb Raider (2013)
low
1024x768
Low Preset
med.
1366x768
Normal Preset
4xAF FXAA
high
1366x768
High Preset
8xAF FXAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
16xAF FXAA
 8NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
265
 10NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
246.8
 15NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
213
 16NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
486.5
461.9
419.2
230.4
 17NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
437.3n7
411.1n7
358.2n7
206.2n7
 20NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
219
 21NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
443.1n2
407.85n2
355.4n2
182.15n2
 24AMD Radeon R9 Fury
464
421
324
169.7
 26NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
491.4
402.4
323.6
151.2n2
 28NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
497.9n2
467.9n2
338.1n3
159n5
 30AMD Radeon R9 390X
550.6
417
314.9
155
 35NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
346.15n4
318.75n4
280.55n4
139.2n4
 39NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
485.5
391
309
148.6
 42NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
554.3
433
285.8
134.55n2
 43NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
308.4
277.7
170.5
115.6
 52AMD Radeon R9 290X
266
137
 59NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
417.05n4
363n5
246.9n13
104.5n13
 62AMD Radeon R9 280X
486.2
310.5
207.8
101.1
 63AMD Radeon R9 380
528.5
287.9
216
104.5
      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 64NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
484.4
301.2
187.5
89.1
 65NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
391.7n4
288.7n5
198.8n6
92.15n6
 70NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
342.2n8
279.9n10
187.1n17
86.7n17
 73NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
280
242
173.3
58
 74AMD Radeon HD 7970
161
72.5
 80AMD Radeon R9 M295X
277.1
172.6
110.9
61.1
 84NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
301.7n5
208.6n5
167.7n5
77.7n5
 88AMD Radeon R7 370
423.89
207.45
161.29
69.14
 90NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
339.8n2
249.1n2
165.75n4
73.8n4
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
454.5
255.4
163.7
74.9
 93NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
304.4
222.5
135.3
48.1
 94NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
398.7
235.8
167.1
72.9
 95NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
385.1
231.9
155n3
65.4n6
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
358.2n5
216.5n5
132.4n5
59n5
 106NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
300.65n4
166.55n4
129.3n5
59.8n5
 107AMD Radeon R9 M290X
287.5
193.9
137.3
62.7
 108AMD Radeon HD 8970M
310.7
188.4
133.3
57.95n2
 114NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
283.8
169.55n2
108.5n2
39.6n2
 116AMD Radeon R9 M390
195
150
64
 118AMD Radeon HD 7970M
249.3
164.8
99.3
46
      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 123NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
281n17
170.5n21
112.1n25
50.8n26
 124NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
347.4
179.3
109.9
49.5
 125AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
289.8
149.5
114.9
51.2
 135NVIDIA GeForce MX150
210.35n4
117.25n4
79.2n4
37.2n4
 139NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
270.95n4
149.4n5
97.25n6
41.45n6
 140*AMD Radeon RX 540
145
75.9
59.5
29.7
 142NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
307.35n6
162.4n9
97n15
44.55n14
 148NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
212.5
117.2
76.9
23.4
 150NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
226.7n7
122.8n10
70.55n10
33.1n11
 153AMD Radeon R9 M385X
133.1
125.4
98
43.5
 154NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
230.7n10
123n11
67.5n13
31.6n13
 157AMD Radeon R9 M280X
135.5
106
64.6
15.5
 162NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
305.6
155.5
115.2
44.1
 163NVIDIA GeForce 945M
233.3
117.6
68
31.4
 164NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
203.6n3
113.65n6
72.25n6
32.2n5
 174NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
211.2
116.7
76.4
22.6
 180AMD Radeon HD 7770
188.8
95.6
63.3
27.7
 185NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
34.6
 190AMD Radeon R9 M370X
195.3
94.2
62.8
28.5
 191NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
201.1
104.9
66.5
28
      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 193NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
99
65.6n2
28.4n2
 194AMD Radeon R9 M275
122.5
62.9
44.1
25.2
 195NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
184.3
96.1
61.6
18.6
 196NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
161.5
82.8
55.2
25.8
 201AMD Radeon HD 8870M
117.05n2
80.4n3
55.3n3
25.5n3
 212AMD Radeon R7 250
165.8
83.3
55.3
24.1
 213NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
90.8
64.7
26.4
 214NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
131.7
72.6
48.5
14.1
 215NVIDIA GeForce 845M
47.3
36.7
14.8
 216AMD Radeon HD 8850M
67.2
47.9
21.8
 218AMD Radeon R9 M265X
135.9n2
74.2n4
51.8n4
22.95n4
 221AMD Radeon HD 8790M
127
57
42.5
19.7
 228NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
124.55n8
67.2n9
40.2n11
17.85n10
 230NVIDIA GeForce MX130
171.9
86.7
55
27.1
 231NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
157.9n7
77n7
49.9n8
24.9n7
 234AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
122n3
61.1n3
50.3n3
24.4n3
 235NVIDIA GeForce 940M
130.2n11
62.1n13
34.2n13
17.05n12
 236NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
135.3n2
63.85n2
35.65n2
17.7n2
 240AMD Radeon R9 M375
50
36.2
17.8
 244AMD Radeon R7 M370
105.5
55.4
42.7
18.6
      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 245NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
113.9n3
62.7n3
37.8n3
14.4n3
 248NVIDIA GeForce 840M
128.15n20
61.55n20
32.8n20
16.5n18
 250NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
114.15n4
61.9n4
37.3n4
16.6n4
 253AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
103
53
34.5
17
 254Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
123.1
58.6
35.3
18
 256NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
89.6n21
43.1n21
23.8n21
11.1n12
 258NVIDIA GeForce 930M
122n5
59.35n6
33.1n6
15.7n5
 259Intel Iris Graphics 550
77.2
52
23.6
 260AMD Radeon 530
87.3
49.7
34.8
 261NVIDIA GeForce 830M
109.2n3
55.3n3
31.1n3
14.7n3
 262*NVIDIA GeForce MX110
123.3
68.3
47.1
21.3
 263Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
117.8n2
61.4n2
42.05n2
19.4n2
 264NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
104.2
52.6
30.6
14.6
 265Intel Iris Graphics 540
111n2
59.6n2
39.85n2
20.6
 272NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
84.1n4
40.7n5
23n5
10.2
 274NVIDIA GeForce 825M
90.6n2
43.6n2
24.05n2
 283AMD Radeon R7 M260X
108.5
51.6
35.1
15.8
 286NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
83.3n2
41.2n3
23n3
10.3
 287NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
97.2
52.7
34.2
13.1
 290AMD Radeon HD 8750M
93.3n4
45.7n4
30.8n4
13.55n2
      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 292AMD Radeon R7 M270
78.05n2
41.2n2
28.7n2
13.85n2
 293AMD Radeon R7 M265
71.5n6
45.4n6
31.15n6
14.8n5
 297*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
64.5n2
33.35n2
24.5n2
11.7n2
 298NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
87.6
50.1
38.5
9.9
 299AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
56.3n3
32.6n3
22.9n3
11.6n2
 300AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
65.35n2
35.35n2
23.9n2
14.2
 302*AMD Radeon R7 M460
80
39.9
30
14.7
 305AMD Radeon R7 M360
78.1n4
40.5n4
29.35n4
14.7n4
 307NVIDIA GeForce 920M
83.8n5
43n5
25.7n5
11.8n4
 309AMD Radeon HD 8690M
59.9
33.6
22.1
12.5
 317AMD Radeon R7 M260
68.1n4
38.05n4
22.2n4
10.9n3
 318AMD Radeon R7 M340
83.2
42.3
31.4
15.9
 319AMD Radeon 520
62.3
31.8
24.2
12.5
 323Intel HD Graphics 630
99
48
29.8
 325Intel HD Graphics 530
69.4n5
44.8n5
29.9n5
12.85n4
 328AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
67.4
37.4
21.1
9.9
 329Intel UHD Graphics 620
89.65n10
44.35n10
27.8n10
12.5n7
 330Intel HD Graphics 620
69.4n22
36.85n26
22.15n26
10.55n20
 331AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
60.2n4
31.1n4
19.05n4
10.05n2
 339AMD Radeon HD 8670D
95.6
46.6
35
13.3
      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 343AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
44.8n4
23.1n4
16n4
8.5
 362Intel HD Graphics 5600
81.6
39.4
25
11.4
 363AMD Radeon HD 8570D
78.2
38.1
24.5
10.3
 368AMD Radeon HD 8670M
52.9n4
27.55n4
17.7n4
6
 370AMD Radeon HD 7660D
77.25n2
39.1n2
24.5n2
10.75n2
 388AMD Radeon HD 8650G
65.1n2
34.05n2
22.1n2
9.6n2
 393NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
74.1n3
36.7n3
20.8n3
6.75n2
 394AMD Radeon HD 7560D
61.2
31.5
20
7.8
 396AMD Radeon R5 M335
57.8
29.1
22.3
11.6
 397AMD Radeon R5 M330
55.05n4
28.4n4
21.85n4
10.45n2
 398AMD Radeon R5 M430
54.8
28
21.5
 399AMD Radeon R5 M255
75.55n2
39.55n2
23.7n2
12.2
 401NVIDIA GeForce 910M
73.6
38.3
24.9
10.7
 402NVIDIA GeForce 820M
76.25n8
38.95n8
22.05n8
 403*AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
95.1
41.6
32.6
13.8
 404Intel HD Graphics 520
67.9n42
34.6n43
22.85n42
10.75n30
 405Intel Iris Graphics 6100
62.5n3
34.3n3
23.4n3
11.7n3
 406NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
66n4
33.8n4
20.05n4
 407AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
51.9
25.7
18.2
 409AMD Radeon R5 M240
61.2n2
31n2
21.85n2
      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 410*AMD Radeon R5 M320
58.1
28.9
 411AMD Radeon R5 M230
51.8n3
25.8n3
16.8n3
8.6n2
 418AMD Radeon HD 8570M
36.3
17.8
11.6
5.7
 419Intel HD Graphics 6000
62.35n2
33.75n2
22.45n2
 422Intel Iris Graphics 5100
59.5n4
31.75n4
19.5n4
10.6n2
 424*AMD Radeon HD 8610G
31.7
16.3
10.3
 427Intel HD Graphics 4600
50.3n18
23.35n18
12.9n18
4.3n3
 429Intel HD Graphics 5500
45.15n40
23.05n40
15.1n39
8.45n28
 439*Intel HD Graphics 615
51.8
23.6
16
 440*AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
51.8
29.1
21.3
 441AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
35.9
18.4
12.9
 444NVIDIA GeForce 710M
67.6n2
33.65n2
19.45n2
 445AMD Radeon HD 7660G
54.8
28.8
18.7
8.5
 448Intel HD Graphics 5000
54.1n6
26.75n6
15.4n6
8n3
 458AMD Radeon HD 7570M
55.3
26
15.2
 464AMD Radeon HD 8550G
61
29
19
8
 471AMD Radeon HD 7610M
60
27
17
6
 473AMD Radeon HD 8470D
62.6
30
19.1
7.6
 480Intel HD Graphics 515
42.95n8
21.25n8
16.1n6
7.3n4
 481Intel HD Graphics 4400
38.9n47
20.3n46
12n44
5.9n11
      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 482*Intel HD Graphics 610
50.8
23.7
16
 483*Intel HD Graphics 510
52.7
23.9
16.2
 486AMD Radeon HD 7550M
50.9
23.8
14.4
 512Intel HD Graphics 5300
33.7n14
17.2n14
11.25n14
5.75n4
 513*Intel UHD Graphics 605
31.6
18.5
12.5
 514*Intel HD Graphics 505
37.05n2
19.5n2
11.2
 522AMD Radeon HD 7480D
41
20
13.3
4.4
 523Intel HD Graphics 4000
34.3n18
17n17
10.4n11
7.1n3
 527AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
39.4
19.9
13.2
 528*AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
24
12.7
8.8
3.7
 529*Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
34.7
17.7
11.7
 531AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
34n5
17.8n5
12n4
1.3
 532AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
31.7n7
17.8n7
11.7n7
5.65n2
 533AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
31.5n4
15.85n4
10.8n3
 534AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
35.7
15.7
11.1
 535Intel HD Graphics 4200
32.7n10
17.1n9
10.6n7
4.3
 541AMD Radeon HD 7500G
35.7
19.3
 544AMD Radeon HD 8450G
37.05n4
19n4
12.3n3
6.7
 548AMD Radeon HD 8400
25.55n2
12.75n2
9.8
 561AMD Radeon HD 8350G
43.7
20.9
14
4.9
      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 562AMD Radeon HD 8330
25.6n9
13.2n9
9.1n7
 563Intel UHD Graphics 600
33
16.2
11.2
 564Intel HD Graphics 500
21.5
9.3
 584Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
27.8
12.8
9.5
 585Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
23n5
12.2n5
8.2n5
 586Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
24.8
10.2
 590AMD Radeon HD 7420G
28.7
14.9
 595Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
30.3n5
14.3n5
8.2n4
 608AMD Radeon HD 7400G
27
14
8.6
 615*AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
23.95n2
13n2
12.2
 616Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
27.8n5
13.2n5
8.3n3
3.75n2
 619AMD Radeon HD 8280
25.1
12.4
8.7
 627AMD Radeon HD 8240
21.8
11
 629AMD Radeon HD 8250
20.35n2
10.35n2
7.15n2
 635Intel HD Graphics 3000
26
13.7
9.9
 653AMD Radeon HD 8210
15.8n3
8.8n3
6.1
 656Intel HD Graphics 2500
20.1
10.9
7.1
 657Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
21.5n11
11n9
7.5n4
 691*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
14.6
7.9
 698Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
14.2n33
7.4n29
4.9n15
      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 702AMD Radeon HD 7340
19.25n2
10.45n2
7
 706AMD Radeon HD 8180
13.15n2
6.8
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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
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.
123Uncertain – 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, 2013-03-12 (Update: 2013-06- 6)