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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Joy and sorrow. Technology-wise, Black Ops Cold War leaves a very mixed impression. In this article, we present our performance analysis of the latest Call of Duty title and examine the graphics settings menu thereof.
Florian Glaser, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 14:24:00 +0100
Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Vikings-style. While gameplay-wise Assassin's Creed has not changed over the past few years, it offers a completely new setting in 2020. It tells the story of Viking Gefilde. We have benchmarked Valhalla to determine what kind of system you will need to play it.
Florian Glaser, Sun, 15 Nov 2020 12:21:00 +0100
Dirt 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Dirt 5 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Mud party. Our measurements show that Dirt 5 is longing for a potent graphics card. Read in this article which model it should be for certain settings and resolutions.
Florian Glaser, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 17:37:00 +0100
Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Fully featured. Watch Dogs Legion offers not only new gameplay features but also new graphical features. In this article, we shall provide a detailed performance analysis of the latest title in the Watch Dogs series. Do you really need a high-end...
Florian Glaser, Mon, 02 Nov 2020 14:46:00 +0100

FIFA 21 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Football champion. Year after year a new part of the extremely successful FIFA series is released. Read here if something has changed in the system requirements.
Florian Glaser, Sat, 17 Oct 2020 11:50:00 +0200
Star Wars Squadrons

Star Wars Squadrons Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter. Only a year after the first-class Jedi Fallen Order, EA sends its next Star Wars epic into the race. Squadrons offers action-filled space fights and turns out to be surprisingly undemanding when it comes to hardware.
Florian Glaser, Thu, 15 Oct 2020 10:33:00 +0200
Mafia Definitive Edition Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Mafia Definitive Edition Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Pure nostalgia. This is how a remake works: After the Definitive Edition of Mafia II was only able to convince players and the press to a limited extent, the remake of the first part mainly earns praise. This article is mostly dedicated to the te...
Florian Glaser, Tue, 13 Oct 2020 15:56:00 +0200
Serious Sam 4

Serious Sam 4 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Old-school charm, but technically half-baked Fans of the Serious Sam series are finally getting their money's worth again, almost ten years after the third chapter - Flaky shooting fun against gigantic hordes of crazy creatures. Unfortunately, developer Croteam, in all in th...
Florian Glaser, Fri, 02 Oct 2020 13:45:00 +0200
Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 laptop and desktop benchmarks

Beautiful and demanding. When Flight Simulator went on sale, it had to struggle with various technical problems. About a month after the official launch, we also took to the skies and checked out this hardware-hungry title.
Florian Glaser, Fri, 25 Sep 2020 01:55:00 +0200
Valorant laptop and desktop benchmarks

Valorant laptop and desktop benchmarks

Overwatch meets CS:GO. The multiplayer shooter Valorant combines well-known elements from other genre representatives to a round mix. Matching the relatively weak optics, the hardware requirements are also very low.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 22:58:00 +0200
Horizon Zero Dawn Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Horizon Zero Dawn Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Wasted Potential. While the PS4 version won a lot of praise in 2017, the Horizon Zero Dawn PC port suffers from various problems. Nevertheless, we fought our way through the integrated benchmarks with several graphics cards and analyzed their perfo...
Florian Glaser, Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:21:00 +0200
F1 2020

F1 2020 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Without a mask. While the official Formula 1 season suffered and still suffers from the coronavirus pandemic, racing fans will have to accept virtually no restrictions with the game. Codemasters offers gamers the real deal with F1 2020. We took a...
Florian Glaser, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:01:00 +0200
Death Stranding

Death Stranding laptop and desktop benchmarks

Between genius and madness. Technically and atmospherically, Death Stranding turns out to be a great title. The story and gameplay, however, tend to be absurd - in a positive as well as negative sense. You can find out here which GPU is required for this unique gaming experience.
Florian Glaser, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 05:20:00 +0200
Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Exciting Mix. Gears Tactics links the turn-based battles of an XCOM with the Gears universe. Read on to see whether the successful mix also cuts a technical figure.
Florian Glaser, Wed, 06 May 2020 09:21:00 +0200
Hearthstone Laptop Benchmarks

Hearthstone Laptop Benchmarks

Enjoyable card game. Even though Hearthstone has low system requirements, there are still laptops out there that cannot run the game smoothly. In our performance analysis we try to find out what the absolute minimum system requirements are.
Klaus Hinum, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:47:00 +0200
Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Continuous fire. Doom Eternal is even more colorful and crazier than its already action-packed predecessor. Read our benchmark test and find out which graphics card you need for smooth gameplay.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:54:00 +0200
Escape from Tarkov

Escape from Tarkov Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Many initial hurdles, moderate system requirements. Although Escape from Tarkov was released several years ago, it's currently enjoying great popularity - especially in the YouTube scene. The demanding survival shooter requires a lot of training, but in return, it rewards players w...
Florian Glaser, Fri, 13 Mar 2020 22:43:00 +0100
Hunt Showdown

Hunt Showdown Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Survival of the fittest. Hunt Showdown had a rough start. In its early access phase it was plagued by poor performance. Find out in our benchmark test whether the final version is any better.
Florian Glaser, Fri, 13 Mar 2020 03:01:00 +0100
Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 Notebook and PC Benchmarks

Pretty but resource-intensive. When compared to the console version, the PC port of Red Dead Redemption 2 is not liked very much by the community. Many gamers are complaining about crashes and other problems. Read our review to find out what we experienced when...
Florian Glaser, Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:28:00 +0100
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order laptop and desktop benchmarks

Tomb Raider meets Dark Souls. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order surprised us not only with its story-heavy nature but also its open levels and challenging difficulty. Find out whether or not its hardware requirements are similarly challenging in this benchmark test.
Florian Glaser, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 23:44:00 +0100
Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed Heat Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Hit and run. In Need for Speed Heat, players are going to battle against law enforcers on wheels. Our review straightens out whether graphics cards are going to heat up as well.
Florian Glaser, Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:15:00 +0100
Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Back to the roots. With Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward wanted to capitalize on the strengths and successes of the previous titles in the series. In terms of technology, the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise is supposed to finally look ...
Florian Glaser, Mon, 04 Nov 2019 10:32:00 +0100

GRID (2019) Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Racing Eldorado. Following F1 2019 and Dirt Rally 2.0, GRID is the third Codemasters racing game that we take for a benchmark check this year. Find out here whether the demands on the system turn out rather low, medium, or high.
Florian Glaser, Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:09:00 +0200
Ghost Recon Breakpoint

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

A feast for the eyes. While in terms of its content, Ghost Recon Breakpoint is gathering reviews that are rather critical, the technology of this tactical shooter turns out to be quite impressive. Using several notebooks and desktop PCs, we tested whic...
Florian Glaser, Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:13:00 +0200

FIFA 20 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

New Features, Old Technology. While EA has added a new game mode called Volta to FIFA 20, the latest game in the FIFA franchise remains based on the same engine that underpinned its predecessor. EA has made one change though, which forces FIFA 20 to run in DirectX 12. Read on to find out what implications this has for system requirements and how FIFA 20 performs on several desktop PCs, laptops and GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:39:53 +0200
Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

We all need a little fun. With Borderlands 3, Gearbox seamlessly carries the tradition of the loot shooter series forward: Brightly colored comic graphics and exuberant action are supposed to create a popcorn mood for players. In our benchmark test, we cla...
Florian Glaser, Thu, 19 Sep 2019 22:50:00 +0200

Control Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Artistic synthesis. Developed by Remedy Entertainment, Control is a story-driven action-adventure that sends the main character through a constantly changing building. Read on to find out how this visual extravaganza plays on various desktop and laptop GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Fri, 13 Sep 2019 12:15:07 +0200
Total War: Three Kingdoms Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Total War: Three Kingdoms Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Great battles, high demands. Total War: Three Kingdoms pits you as one of twelve legendary warlords to unite a torn China under a new dynasty during an era of three empires. Do not underestimate the system requirements though, as the game’s graphically intensive battles push even the most powerful GPUs to their limits in UHD on the ultra preset.
Daniel Puschina, Thu, 25 Jul 2019 21:17:49 +0200
League of Legends (LoL) - Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

League of Legends (LoL) - Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Runs and runs and runs...smoothly. The free-to-play MOBA, which saw the light of day almost 10 years ago and broke the 100-million-player mark in 2016, still remains very low-maintenance in 2019. Smoothly playable across the graphics card landscape of recent years, League of Legends also delights gamers with older hardware. However, one can't expect much in terms of graphics quality in such games.
Daniel Puschina, Thu, 04 Jul 2019 07:37:24 +0200
F1 2019 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

F1 2019 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Two-Pack. In addition to Formula 1, F1 2019 includes Formula 2 for the first time ever. We benchmark the expansive racing game on notebooks and PCs to see how much horsepower you need to be able to run it.
Florian Glaser, Tue, 02 Jul 2019 18:17:13 +0200
Rage 2

Rage 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Effect fireworks. Rage 2 comes eight years after its predecessor and is id Software's latest post-apocalyptic shooter. As the cover art implies, the game should be even more colourful and action-packed than Rage. Read on to find out which graphics cards can tame this savage title.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 20 May 2019 22:33:56 +0200
Anno 1800 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Anno 1800 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Fancy and demanding. Anno 1800 stresses not only the users’ heads, but also the hardware of the computers. We have benchmarked the real-time, city-building strategy game using several notebook and desktop GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Wed, 01 May 2019 19:29:18 +0200
The Division 2

The Division 2 Laptop & Desktop Benchmarks

Onwards and upwards. So far, The Division 2 has enjoyed a significantly better reception from the press and gamer community than its predecessor from 2016. Read on in our benchmark check to see how it fares it terms of hunger for system requirements.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:53:46 +0100
Apex Legends

Apex Legends Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Through the roof. In a very short time the free-to-play game Apex Legends has attracted millions of players - a good reason for us to have a look at the first-person shooter and put its system requirements under the magnifying glass.
Florian Glaser, Wed, 13 Mar 2019 18:19:03 +0100

Anthem Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

An emotional rollercoaster. While Anthem has been criticised for its content and story, the first-person shooter has triumphant graphics. Read on to find out the system requirements for BioWare’s latest shooter along with how it performs on various laptop and desktop GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 11 Mar 2019 14:17:13 +0100
Dirt Rally 2.0

Dirt Rally 2.0 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Sand in the gears. Nearly four years after Dirt Rally and two years after Dirt 4, Codemasters has released Dirt Rally 2.0 to the delight of racing fans, or at least those who are uninterested by Formula 1. Read on to find out how well Codemasters’ latest rally game runs on various laptop and desktop GPUs.
Florian Glaser, Sat, 09 Mar 2019 19:46:36 +0100
Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Demanding even without Raytracing. Metro Exodus is the next game to support Raytracing after Battlefield V. Read on to find out why this first-person shooter needs a powerful GPU even at moderate settings.
Florian Glaser, Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:39:06 +0100
Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry New Dawn Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

New setting, old tech. While the story of Far Cry New Dawn is set in a different time, the look of the game is still no different. In our benchmark analysis, we examine what kind of GPU horsepower you need to achieve playable frame rates at certain resolutions and on certain settings.
Florian Glaser, Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:51:03 +0100
Darksiders III

Darksiders III Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Out of nowhere. At the end of November without any hype in the press, the third installment in the Darksiders series came out. We examine whether it is a good or a bad sign with our performance analysis.
Florian Glaser, Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:56:04 +0100
Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Rampage. Just Cause 4 is a real adventure playground like its predecessors. Read on in our benchmark article to find out which graphics cards are best for creating chaos.
Florian Glaser, Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:46:44 +0100
Farming Simulator 19

Farming Simulator 19 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Room for improvement. As expected, the 2019 edition of the popular and successful Farming Simulator has stormed the sales charts this winter. Read on to find out how well Farming Simulator 19 runs on different systems and what hardware is required to run the game smoothly at different resolutions and graphics levels.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 03 Dec 2018 23:14:10 +0100
Battlefield V

Battlefield 5 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

The best-looking FPS with only minor graphics improvements. Although the engine underpinning Battlefield V has hardly improved from its predecessor, the latest game in the Battlefield series is one of the prettiest PC games around. Read on to find how well Battlefield V runs in our benchmark tests. You will also learn what the system requirements are.
Florian Glaser, Tue, 27 Nov 2018 12:47:10 +0100
Fallout 76

Fallout 76 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Stale post-apocalypse. Fallout 76 has been received poorly by critics and players. Bugs, missing NPCs, weak story; the list of shortcomings is seemingly endless. Unfortunately, the game engine will not win many plaudits either, as we will discuss in our benchmark article.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 19 Nov 2018 20:23:45 +0100
Hitman 2

Hitman 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Sandbox experience. Just like its 2016 predecessor, Hitman 2 offers very expansive levels, which can be completed in a wide variety of ways. You can learn how well the game performs with the help of our performance analysis.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 19 Nov 2018 04:14:13 +0100
Call of Duty Black Ops 4

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Ciao single player, hello Battle Royale. Activision and Treyarch have jumped on the Battle Royale bandwagon, developing Black Ops 4 as a multiplayer game and abandoning a story-based campaign that has been a feature of all previous Call of Duty games. Our benchmark should provide you with all the information you need about what graphics card you need to play the latest instalment in the CoD series.
Florian Glaser, Tue, 23 Oct 2018 17:02:27 +0200
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

The CPU thirst of the ancient world. The new title in the Assassin’s Creed series takes players to Ancient Greece, after having been set in ancient Egypt in the series previous outing, Assassin’s Creed Origins. We will be testing the new game on numerous GPUs while assessing the extent to which hardware requirements and graphics options have changed.
Florian Glaser, Tue, 09 Oct 2018 10:30:12 +0200
Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Great looks, meager platform. Forza Horizon 4 is one of the most beautiful racing games ever released. Find out in our benchmark test whether the modern graphics of Forza Horizon 4 can overcome the weaknesses of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
Florian Glaser, Mon, 08 Oct 2018 17:05:40 +0200

FIFA 19 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Champions League. Every year EA lures football fans with a new edition of its legendary FIFA series. Read on to see how the 19th version runs on different desktop and notebook GPUs. Is the game only playable on gaming machines or are multimedia systems powerful enough too?
Florian Glaser, Mon, 08 Oct 2018 17:05:23 +0200
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

A matter of settings. As one of the first PC games capable of supporting DirectX12, Shadow of the Tomb Raider should benefit significantly from DirectX 12. In this benchmark check we will assess whether the performance is actually better than that under DirectX 11, and which GPU is generally better for this action adventure.
Florian Glaser, Wed, 19 Sep 2018 20:04:52 +0200
Monster Hunter World

Monster Hunter World Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Hardware Torture. While Monster Hunter World receives mostly praise from the press, the action role-playing title fares in parts significantly worse with gamers. Find out in our benchmark test whether the PC port was really unsuccessful or whether the gaming community is exaggerating.
Florian Glaser, Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:43:54 +0200


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