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Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection review: Laptop and desktop benchmarks

Mediocre PC version After gracing the PlayStation 5 at the start of the year, the Legacy of Thieves Collection also arrived on Windows a few months later. We have now taken a closer look at how graphically demanding this collection of remastered games is.
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection

Technical aspects

The wildly popular and successful Uncharted series is celebrating its debut on PC with the Legacy of Thieves Collection. Thanks to various refinements, the games look great despite being several years old. Besides Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the spin-off The Lost Legacy is also included in the compilation. Because the collection contains two games, it requires a whopping amount of storage space with its file size of more than 120 GB (download size: around 90 GB).

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection

Based on visuals alone, there is nothing much to complain about the collection. At higher settings, the game's graphics dazzles with very sharp textures and sophisticated lighting. But we are most impressed by the thoughtfully designed and animated character models. In addition, the environments often feature an impressively high level of details.

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection

In terms of the game's technical performance, not everything that glitters is gold. Firstly, we encountered several crashes despite having installed the latest drivers. Secondly, the engine is very demanding at high resolutions and settings, which is not least related to the high VRAM requirement (around 8 GB at 4K/Ultra). We also find it annoying that, when being booted up for the first time, the game needs to spend minutes building and optimising shaders (à la Call of Duty) and takes quite a long time to load.

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection

The graphics menu left us with mixed feelings. Even though the Advanced tab contains a few presets that – credit to where it's due – can be selected without requiring a restart, you are limited to just six quality options (see screenshot). More options can be found in the display menu. Besides FSR and DLSS (GPU-dependent), this menu allows you to adjust the render scale, VSync, brightness, motion blur and HDR. You also have the option to cap the frame rate at 30 and enable an FPS counter. Unfortunately, the game only offers windowed and borderless windowed display modes and lacks a "real" full-screen mode.

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection

Benchmark

Our benchmark sequence was taken from Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, more specifically the beginning of the game, where many characters and objects are on screen at the same time. After the opening cutscene, we captured around 30 seconds of footage using the tool CapFrameX. You can watch the video below to see the section of the game in question. This is an immensely challenging sequence that can almost represent a "worst-case" scenario. The average frame rate should be at least 40 FPS for the game to be considered reasonably playable.

Results

We mainly used devices on loan from XMG (Schenker Technologies) for the benchmarks.

FHD (1,920 x 1,080)

In general, iGPUs have a hard time running Uncharted. For instance, the Iris Xe Graphics G7 couldn't run the game smoothly even at 1,280 x 720 – with settings turned all the way down to minimum, mind you. Only the Radeon 680M was able to deliver moderately smooth frame rates during the test. You'll definitely need a mid-range dedicated GPU or better to run the game at 1,920 x 1,080. A GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and above will let you play the game at the Low and Medium presets. For high to max settings, the game requires a graphics card with at least 6 or 8 GB of VRAM

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
    1920x1080 Low Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset     1920x1080 High Preset     1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
108.2 (81min, 82.5P0.1, 88.4P1) fps ∼44%
106.8 (79.3min, 82.5P0.1, 87.4P1) fps ∼49%
103.4 (77min, 79.1P0.1, 86.3P1) fps ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
98.3 (40.5min, 80.8P0.1, 85.7P1) fps ∼40%
92.8 (48.4min, 69.5P0.1, 80.2P1) fps ∼43%
89.4 (52min, 62.2P0.1, 77.4P1) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
MSI Raider GE76 12UHS @175 W TGP
88.9 (46.4min, 63.5P0.1, 71.8P1) fps ∼36%
86.1 (41.9min, 53.5P0.1, 74.9P1) fps ∼40%
82.8 (59.2min, 63.8P0.1, 70.7P1) fps ∼44%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
86.2 (17.5min, 50.2P0.1, 70.6P1) fps ∼35%
80.6 (3.14min, 12.4P0.1, 66.8P1) fps ∼37%
79.8 (26.3min, 30.6P0.1, 67.6P1) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
81.9 (37.5min, 41P0.1, 61.9P1) fps ∼33%
77.8 (32.1min, 38.2P0.1, 62.4P1) fps ∼36%
73.4 (24.9min, 46.2P0.1, 59.8P1) fps ∼39%
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX
Asus ROG Strix G15
76.9 (55.6min, 56.4P0.1, 62.3P1) fps ∼31%
74.3 (57.3min, 58.4P0.1, 60.4P1) fps ∼34%
72.1 (26.3min, 56P0.1, 58.7P1) fps ∼38%
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, R7 5800H
Lenovo Legion 5
69.9 (48.6min, 52.2P0.1, 61.4P1) fps ∼28%
65.2 (48.5min, 52P0.1, 56.1P1) fps ∼30%
62 (49.9min, 50.1P0.1, 53.4P1) fps ∼33%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
71.3 (25.1min, 34.9P0.1, 53.7P1) fps ∼29%
65.1 (30.9min, 36.6P0.1, 48.8P1) fps ∼30%
58.8 (19.8min, 28.2P0.1, 47.3P1) fps ∼31%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Focus 17 @75 W TGP
55.8 (30.1min, 39.4P0.1, 51.7P1) fps ∼22%
44.8 (26.9min, 37.5P0.1, 40P1) fps ∼18%
34 (26.6min, 27.7P0.1, 29.7P1) fps ∼16%
33.2 (28.6min, 28.7P0.1, 29.9P1) fps ∼18%
AMD Radeon 680M, R9 6900HS
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
28.5 (24.6min, 25P0.1, 26.4P1) fps ∼11%
26.5 (17.3min, 18.1P0.1, 23.8P1) fps ∼11%
23.1 (15.8min, 17.3P0.1, 20.3P1) fps ∼11%
22 (18.1min, 18.4P0.1, 19.9P1) fps ∼12%
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7
Zotac ZBOX CI665 Nano
10.9 (9.75min, 9.77P0.1, 9.84P1) fps ∼4%
10.4 (7.86min, 7.89P0.1, 8.71P1) fps ∼4%

QHD (2,560 x 1,440)

A real gaming machine is needed if you want to enjoy the game at 2,560 x 1,440 and Ultra preset. Only a GeForce RTX 3060, Radeon RX 6600M or above is able to deliver enough power to run the game at these settings.

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
    2560x1440 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
88.3 (42.8min, 60.9P0.1, 78.3P1) fps ∼34%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
70 (42.7min, 43.2P0.1, 63.6P1) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
MSI Raider GE76 12UHS @175 W TGP
65 (47.3min, 55.5P0.1, 59.9P1) fps ∼25%
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX
Asus ROG Strix G15
60.4 (53.6min, 54P0.1, 55.1P1) fps ∼24%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
59.7 (36.8min, 38.7P0.1, 55.7P1) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
58.2 (29.2min, 32.9P0.1, 54.2P1) fps ∼23%
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, R7 5800H
Lenovo Legion 5
46.3 (41.6min, 41.7P0.1, 42.7P1) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
41.8 (27.2min, 34.6P0.1, 36.9P1) fps ∼16%

UHD (3,840 x 2,160)

Things get really serious at 4K. In the laptop segment right now, only the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is capable of running the game properly at 3,840 x 2,160 and max settings. But a greater number of high-end desktop GPUs are able to handle the game at this resolution.

Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection
    3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
57.4 (35.7min, 52.5P0.1, 53.6P1) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i9-12900K
Desktop-PC
40.9 (23.5min, 23.6P0.1, 37.4P1) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HK
MSI Raider GE76 12UHS @175 W TGP
40.4 (26.2min, 26.5P0.1, 36.5P1) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 15 @165 W TGP
36.1 (14.3min, 20.7P0.1, 32.3P1) fps ∼18%
AMD Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX
Asus ROG Strix G15
35.9 (31.6min, 32.2P0.1, 33.1P1) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Neo 17 @140 W TGP
26.6 (15.2min, 15.6P0.1, 23.5P1) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H
XMG Core 15 @130 W TGP
13.7 (7.77min, 8.7P0.1, 11.7P1) fps ∼7%
AMD Radeon RX 6600M, R7 5800H
Lenovo Legion 5
13.4 (7.54min, 7.62P0.1, 8.16P1) fps ∼7%

Note

Because gaming tests are very time-consuming and are often constrained by installation or activation limits, we are only able to provide you with part of the benchmark results at the time of publishing this article. We will be adding more graphics cards over the coming days and weeks.

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low
1920x1080
Low Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
QHD
2560x1440
Ultra Preset
4K
3840x2160
Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
148.65n2
148.9n2
145.25n2
146.45n2
144.4n2
100.6n2
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX
163.9
163.3
153.2
147.9
122.4
80.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
145.5
144.7
142.1
140.4
125.6
77.7
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
155.8
153.9
141.6
136.5
111.1
71
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
140.5
140
137.7n3
133.8n3
108.4n3
63.2n3
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
135.8
134.4
123.7
118.6
100.9
69.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
122.4
119.4
114.8
113.1
92.9
61.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
121.8
118.4
113.4
109.7
92.7
61.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
108.2
106.8
103.4
88.3
57.4
AMD Radeon RX 6800
113
108
101.5
93.4
77.7
52.4
NVIDIA Titan RTX
102.8
98.7
96.8
91.3
74
46.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
106.2
104.4
100.4
96.4
77.4
38.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
88.9
86.1
82.8
65
40.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
98.3
92.8
89.4
70
40.9
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
110.5
106.5
92.8
98.7
71.1
40.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
86.2
80.6
79.8
59.7
36.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
86.8
95.3
91.4
83.8
65.9
29.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
81
80.2
75.4
72.4
55.5
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
93.4
82.4n2
77.5n2
74.2n2
59.8n2
34.8n2
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low med. high ultra QHD 4K
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT
96
90.9
84.5
80.1
59.4
25.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
81.9
77.8
73.4
58.2
26.6
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
57.3
57.2
53.7
52.2
41.5
26.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
81.7
84.3
78.1
74
56.9
25.1
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
86.3
82.2
79
74.5
55.4
27.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
72.2
70.55n2
65.35n2
58.8n3
38.05n2
13.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
75.7
72.6
69.7
65.3
50.5
21.8
AMD Radeon RX 6600
85.9
81.7
75.5
70.9
50.9
16.6
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
76.2
73.1
69.7
65.5
49.4
24.8
AMD Radeon RX 6600M
76.8
72.25n2
66.7n2
63.7n2
39.95n2
16.1n2
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
74.8
70.9
57.9
54.7
35.9
18.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
62.8
60
43.6
40.8
26.2
10.7
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
51.8
42.1
16.7
15.1
9.16
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
56.3
53.5
49.8
45.7
32.1
16.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
55.8
44.8
34
33.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
55.1
52.1
40.5
39
25
9.36
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
50.9
45
28.7
26.5
13.2
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
36.6
32.3
20.6
18.6
AMD Radeon 680M
28.5
26.5
23.1
22
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
10.9
10.4
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low med. high ultra QHD 4K
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
5.35
4.83
4.49
AMD Radeon 660M
12.3
11.4
9.6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
11.2
10.5
9.8
9.42
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
6.76
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * 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
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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XMG Neo 15 (RTX 3080) - Click on the image to open the configurator (bestware.com)
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Device Graphics card Processor RAM Operating system
MSI Raider GE76 12UHS Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti @175 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-12900HK 2 x 16 GB DDR5 Windows 11
XMG Neo 15 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 @165 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
XMG Neo 17 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
XMG Core 15 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 @130 W TGP (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
XMG Focus 17 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti @75 W TGP (4 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Asus ROG Strix G15 AMD Radeon RX 6800M (12 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Lenovo Legion 5 AMD Radeon RX 6600M (8 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 AMD Radeon 680M AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS 2 x 16 GB DDR5 Windows 11
Zotac ZBOX CI665 Nano Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96 CUs) Intel Core i7-1165G7 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Desktop-PC I MSI GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB GDDR6X)
MSI GeForce RTX 3070 (8 GB GDDR6)
Intel Core i9-12900K 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Desktop-PC II Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE (24 GB GDDR6X)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (8 GB GDDR6X)
Nvidia Titan RTX (24 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (6 GB GDDR6)
PNY GeForce GTX 1660 (6 GB GDDR5)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super (4 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 6800 (16 GB DDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12 GB DDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 6600 (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (6 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 2 x 16 GB DDR5 Windows 11
Desktop-PC III Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super FE Intel Core i9-11900K 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
4K monitors Nvidia driver AMD driver
Asus PB287Q, Philips Brilliance 329P9H, Acer Predator XB321HK ForceWare 526.47 Adrenalin 22.10.3
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Florian Glaser, 2022-11-11 (Update: 2022-11-11)