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Tomb Raider Benchmarked

Florian Glaser (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.

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

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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.

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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Pos      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
 6NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
265
 8NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
246.8
 13NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
213
 14NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
486.5
461.9
419.2
230.4
 15NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
437.37
411.17
358.27
206.27
 18NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
219
 19NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
443.12
407.852
355.42
182.152
 22AMD Radeon R9 Fury
464
421
324
169.7
 24NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
491.4
402.4
323.6
151.22
 26NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
497.92
467.92
338.13
1595
 28AMD Radeon R9 390X
550.6
417
314.9
155
 33NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
346.154
318.754
280.554
139.24
 37NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
485.5
391
309
148.6
 40NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
554.3
433
285.8
134.552
 41NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
308.4
277.7
170.5
115.6
 50AMD Radeon R9 290X
266
137
 57NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
417.054
3635
246.913
104.513
 60AMD Radeon R9 280X
486.2
310.5
207.8
101.1
 61AMD Radeon R9 380
528.5
287.9
216
104.5
Pos      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 62NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
484.4
301.2
187.5
89.1
 63NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
391.74
288.75
198.86
92.156
 67NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
342.28
279.910
187.117
86.717
 70NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
280
242
173.3
58
 71AMD Radeon HD 7970
161
72.5
 76AMD Radeon R9 M295X
277.1
172.6
110.9
61.1
 80NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
301.75
208.65
167.75
77.75
 84AMD Radeon R7 370
423.89
207.45
161.29
69.14
 86NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
339.82
249.12
165.754
73.84
 87NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
454.5
255.4
163.7
74.9
 89NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
304.4
222.5
135.3
48.1
 90NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
398.7
235.8
167.1
72.9
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
385.1
231.9
1553
65.46
 98NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
358.25
216.55
132.45
595
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
300.654
166.554
129.35
59.85
 103AMD Radeon R9 M290X
287.5
193.9
137.3
62.7
 104AMD Radeon HD 8970M
310.7
188.4
133.3
57.952
 110NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
283.8
169.552
108.52
39.62
 112AMD Radeon R9 M390
195
150
64
 114AMD Radeon HD 7970M
249.3
164.8
99.3
46
Pos      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 119NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
28117
170.521
112.125
50.826
 120NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
347.4
179.3
109.9
49.5
 121AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
289.8
149.5
114.9
51.2
 131NVIDIA GeForce MX150
210.22
117.252
79.052
37.52
 135NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
270.954
149.45
97.256
41.456
 136*AMD Radeon RX 540
145
75.9
59.5
29.7
 138NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
307.356
162.49
9715
44.5514
 144NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
212.5
117.2
76.9
23.4
 146NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
226.77
122.810
70.5510
33.111
 149AMD Radeon R9 M385X
133.1
125.4
98
43.5
 150NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
230.710
12311
67.513
31.613
 153AMD Radeon R9 M280X
135.5
106
64.6
15.5
 158NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
305.6
155.5
115.2
44.1
 159NVIDIA GeForce 945M
233.3
117.6
68
31.4
 160NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
203.63
113.656
72.256
32.25
 170NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
211.2
116.7
76.4
22.6
 176AMD Radeon HD 7770
188.8
95.6
63.3
27.7
 181NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
34.6
 186AMD Radeon R9 M370X
195.3
94.2
62.8
28.5
 187NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
201.1
104.9
66.5
28
Pos      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 189NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
99
65.62
28.42
 190AMD Radeon R9 M275
122.5
62.9
44.1
25.2
 191NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
184.3
96.1
61.6
18.6
 192NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
161.5
82.8
55.2
25.8
 197AMD Radeon HD 8870M
117.052
80.43
55.33
25.53
 208AMD Radeon R7 250
165.8
83.3
55.3
24.1
 209NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
90.8
64.7
26.4
 210NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
131.7
72.6
48.5
14.1
 211NVIDIA GeForce 845M
47.3
36.7
14.8
 212AMD Radeon HD 8850M
67.2
47.9
21.8
 214AMD Radeon R9 M265X
135.92
74.24
51.84
22.954
 217AMD Radeon HD 8790M
127
57
42.5
19.7
 224NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
124.558
67.29
40.211
17.8510
 226NVIDIA GeForce MX130
171.9
86.7
55
27.1
 227NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
157.97
777
49.98
24.97
 230AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
1223
61.13
50.33
24.43
 231NVIDIA GeForce 940M
130.211
62.113
34.213
17.0512
 232NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
135.32
63.852
35.652
17.72
 235AMD Radeon R9 M375
50
36.2
17.8
 239AMD Radeon R7 M370
105.5
55.4
42.7
18.6
Pos      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 240NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
113.93
62.73
37.83
14.43
 243NVIDIA GeForce 840M
128.1520
61.5520
32.820
16.518
 245NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
114.154
61.94
37.34
16.64
 248AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
103
53
34.5
17
 249Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
123.1
58.6
35.3
18
 251NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
89.621
43.121
23.821
11.112
 253NVIDIA GeForce 930M
1225
59.356
33.16
15.75
 254Intel Iris Graphics 550
77.2
52
23.6
 255AMD Radeon 530
87.3
49.7
34.8
 256NVIDIA GeForce 830M
109.23
55.33
31.13
14.73
 257*NVIDIA GeForce MX110
123.3
68.3
47.1
21.3
 258Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
117.82
61.42
42.052
19.42
 259NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
104.2
52.6
30.6
14.6
 260Intel Iris Graphics 540
1112
59.62
39.852
20.6
 267NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
84.14
40.75
235
10.2
 269NVIDIA GeForce 825M
90.62
43.62
24.052
 278AMD Radeon R7 M260X
108.5
51.6
35.1
15.8
 281NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
83.32
41.23
233
10.3
 282NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
97.2
52.7
34.2
13.1
 285AMD Radeon HD 8750M
93.34
45.74
30.84
13.552
Pos      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 287AMD Radeon R7 M270
78.052
41.22
28.72
13.852
 288AMD Radeon R7 M265
71.56
45.46
31.156
14.85
 292*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
64.52
33.352
24.52
11.72
 293NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
87.6
50.1
38.5
9.9
 294AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
56.33
32.63
22.93
11.62
 295AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
65.352
35.352
23.92
14.2
 297*AMD Radeon R7 M460
80
39.9
30
14.7
 300AMD Radeon R7 M360
78.14
40.54
29.354
14.74
 302NVIDIA GeForce 920M
83.85
435
25.75
11.84
 304AMD Radeon HD 8690M
59.9
33.6
22.1
12.5
 312AMD Radeon R7 M260
68.14
38.054
22.24
10.93
 313AMD Radeon R7 M340
83.2
42.3
31.4
15.9
 314AMD Radeon 520
62.3
31.8
24.2
12.5
 318Intel HD Graphics 630
99
48
29.8
 320Intel HD Graphics 530
69.45
44.85
29.95
12.854
 323AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
67.4
37.4
21.1
9.9
 324Intel UHD Graphics 620
89.49
43.79
27.49
12.456
 325Intel HD Graphics 620
69.422
36.8526
22.1526
10.5520
 326AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
60.24
31.14
19.054
10.052
 334AMD Radeon HD 8670D
95.6
46.6
35
13.3
Pos      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 338AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
44.84
23.14
164
8.5
 357Intel HD Graphics 5600
81.6
39.4
25
11.4
 358AMD Radeon HD 8570D
78.2
38.1
24.5
10.3
 363AMD Radeon HD 8670M
52.94
27.554
17.74
6
 365AMD Radeon HD 7660D
77.252
39.12
24.52
10.752
 383AMD Radeon HD 8650G
65.12
34.052
22.12
9.62
 388NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
74.13
36.73
20.83
6.752
 389AMD Radeon HD 7560D
61.2
31.5
20
7.8
 391AMD Radeon R5 M335
57.8
29.1
22.3
11.6
 392AMD Radeon R5 M330
55.054
28.44
21.854
10.452
 393AMD Radeon R5 M430
54.8
28
21.5
 394AMD Radeon R5 M255
75.552
39.552
23.72
12.2
 396NVIDIA GeForce 910M
73.6
38.3
24.9
10.7
 397NVIDIA GeForce 820M
76.258
38.958
22.058
 398*AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
95.1
41.6
32.6
13.8
 399Intel HD Graphics 520
67.942
34.643
22.8542
10.7530
 400Intel Iris Graphics 6100
62.53
34.33
23.43
11.73
 401NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
664
33.84
20.054
 402AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
51.9
25.7
18.2
 404AMD Radeon R5 M240
61.22
312
21.852
Pos      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 405*AMD Radeon R5 M320
58.1
28.9
 406AMD Radeon R5 M230
51.83
25.83
16.83
8.62
 413AMD Radeon HD 8570M
36.3
17.8
11.6
5.7
 414Intel HD Graphics 6000
62.352
33.752
22.452
 417Intel Iris Graphics 5100
59.54
31.754
19.54
10.62
 419*AMD Radeon HD 8610G
31.7
16.3
10.3
 422Intel HD Graphics 4600
50.318
23.3518
12.918
4.33
 424Intel HD Graphics 5500
45.1540
23.0540
15.139
8.4528
 432*Intel HD Graphics 615
51.8
23.6
16
 433*AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
51.8
29.1
21.3
 434AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
35.9
18.4
12.9
 437NVIDIA GeForce 710M
67.62
33.652
19.452
 438AMD Radeon HD 7660G
54.8
28.8
18.7
8.5
 441Intel HD Graphics 5000
54.16
26.756
15.46
83
 451AMD Radeon HD 7570M
55.3
26
15.2
 457AMD Radeon HD 8550G
61
29
19
8
 464AMD Radeon HD 7610M
60
27
17
6
 466AMD Radeon HD 8470D
62.6
30
19.1
7.6
 473Intel HD Graphics 515
42.958
21.258
16.16
7.34
 474Intel HD Graphics 4400
38.947
20.346
1244
5.911
Pos      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 475*Intel HD Graphics 610
50.8
23.7
16
 476*Intel HD Graphics 510
52.7
23.9
16.2
 479AMD Radeon HD 7550M
50.9
23.8
14.4
 505Intel HD Graphics 5300
33.714
17.214
11.2514
5.754
 506*Intel UHD Graphics 605
31.6
18.5
12.5
 507*Intel HD Graphics 505
37.052
19.52
11.2
 515AMD Radeon HD 7480D
41
20
13.3
4.4
 516Intel HD Graphics 4000
34.318
1717
10.411
7.13
 520AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
39.4
19.9
13.2
 521*AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
24
12.7
8.8
3.7
 522*Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
34.7
17.7
11.7
 524AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
345
17.85
124
1.3
 525AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
31.77
17.87
11.77
5.652
 526AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
31.54
15.854
10.83
 527AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
35.7
15.7
11.1
 528Intel HD Graphics 4200
32.710
17.19
10.67
4.3
 534AMD Radeon HD 7500G
35.7
19.3
 537AMD Radeon HD 8450G
37.054
194
12.33
6.7
 541AMD Radeon HD 8400
25.552
12.752
9.8
 554AMD Radeon HD 8350G
43.7
20.9
14
4.9
Pos      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 555AMD Radeon HD 8330
25.69
13.29
9.17
 557Intel HD Graphics 500
21.5
9.3
 577Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
27.8
12.8
9.5
 578Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
235
12.25
8.25
 579Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
24.8
10.2
 583AMD Radeon HD 7420G
28.7
14.9
 588Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
30.35
14.35
8.24
 601AMD Radeon HD 7400G
27
14
8.6
 608*AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
23.952
132
12.2
 609Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
27.85
13.25
8.33
3.752
 612AMD Radeon HD 8280
25.1
12.4
8.7
 620AMD Radeon HD 8240
21.8
11
 622AMD Radeon HD 8250
20.352
10.352
7.152
 628Intel HD Graphics 3000
26
13.7
9.9
 646AMD Radeon HD 8210
15.83
8.83
6.1
 649Intel HD Graphics 2500
20.1
10.9
7.1
 650Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
21.511
119
7.54
 684*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
14.6
7.9
 691Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
14.233
7.429
4.915
 695AMD Radeon HD 7340
19.252
10.452
7
Pos      Model                                     Tomb Raider
lowmed.highultra
 699AMD Radeon HD 8180
13.152
6.8
* Smaller values are better. / * 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
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.
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, 2013-03-12 (Update: 2013-06- 6)