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World of Warships Desktop and Notebook Benchmarks

Klaus Hinum (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 10/09/2015

Sink Ships! In the Free 2 Play game “World of Warships”, Navy enthusiasts will engage in short and action-packed sea battles. Despite good graphics, the engine is very conservative and is capable of running decently, even on older laptops. In this review, we will present our findings from our various benchmarks.

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The Belarusian developer had previously created a successful F2P game in “World of Tanks” (benchmark) and is now trying to branch into naval battle with four different ship categories. Since the individual games last only about 15 minutes, the game is suitable for short relaxing breaks. The typical F2P upgrade and free play options will provide long-lasting entertainment. Furthermore, the business model seems fair and, as usual, paying a little money will buy you a Premium membership with additional benefits. There are also certain ships which can be unlocked with a Premium subscription, but currently they do not seem to offer any special powers.

Engine

The water simulation is astonishing. The ships are really detailed and are enhanced by a wide range of lighting effects. With medium or high graphics settings, the game looks really nice.

Benchmark

We used a multiplayer session with the beginner ship as our benchmark sequence. We measured the average fps using Fraps and noticed that battles with multiple ships can be demanding on the hardware. Of course, there is no need for high fps if you just want to play the occasional game. We were mostly pleased with an average of 30 fps. We selected 1366x768 pixels as the lowest resolution since 1280x800 and 1280x720 pixels were not supported on all our devices.

We used version 0.5.0.0 (first final version) for our initial tests. The maximum frame rate should be removed from the eninge_config.xml file (set maxFrameRate to 0) and the configuration files need to be altered to allow the recording of replays.

1366x768 low Settings
1366x768 low Settings
1366x768 medium Settings
1366x768 medium Settings
1920x1080 high Settings
1920x1080 high Settings
1920x1080 very high Settings
1920x1080 very high Settings
3840x2160 very high Settings
3840x2160 very high Settings
1366x768 low Settings
1366x768 low Settings
1366x768 medium Settings
1366x768 medium Settings
1920x1080 high Settings
1920x1080 high Settings
1920x1080 very high Settings
1920x1080 very high Settings
3840x2160 very high Settings
3840x2160 very high Settings

Results

World of Warships” proved quite conservative in our benchmarks. The game ran fluidly at minimum details with an Intel HD Graphics 3000 (in a Core i7-2860QM quad-core). However, on an Acer Aspire M3 with a ULV processor and the HD 3000 IGP it stuttered slightly. As soon as we turned on the GeForce GT 640M, we were able to run the game at medium details. It is also possible to run the game at this level with a modern IGP like the Intel HD Graphics 5500 of the Broadwell Core i3 processors. The IGPs of the Intel quad-core models are surprisingly strong. The HD 4000 IGP of the Asus N56VM consistently got better results than the dedicated GeForce GT 630M GPU of the same laptop.

High details in FHD are only possible with stronger GPUs. The Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 of the Schenker S413 barely makes the cut. The AMD Radeon R9 M280X offers a lot more breathing room as it is capable of handling everything at the highest quality setting. For 4K, a high-end mobile GPU like the GeForce GTX 970M, or a middle-class desktop GPU, like the MSI R7 370 Gaming 2G (160 Euros/~$181) is necessary. The Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Vapor-X Tri-X (250 Euros) ran 4K at maximum details in our benchmark.

Additional benchmark results with various Nvidia GPUs will be added shortly (once we have tested “Fifa 16”).

World of Warships
    3840 x 2160 Very High Preset AA:High FX AF:16x     1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:High FX AF:16x     1920x1080 High Preset AF:8x     1366x768 Medium Preset AF:Trilinear     1366x768 Low Preset AF:Trilinear
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 3770K
Desktop-PC
60.2 (min: 44) fps ∼49%
114.4 (min: 68) fps ∼69%
118 (min: 71) fps ∼71%
134.9 (min: 84) fps ∼70%
161.2 (min: 102) fps ∼68%
AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4790K
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC
57.9 (min: 44) fps ∼47%
134 (min: 85) fps ∼81%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ
Schenker S413
24 (min: 15) fps ∼15%
34 (min: 19) fps ∼20%
73 (min: 49) fps ∼38%
111 (min: 80) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 2637M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
19.8 (min: 12) fps ∼12%
32.3 (min: 19) fps ∼17%
40.1 (min: 25) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 4200M
MSI CX61-i572M
9.3 (min: 5) fps ∼6%
12.9 (min: 7) fps ∼8%
26.3 (min: 21) fps ∼14%
39.2 (min: 28) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 3720QM
Asus N56VM
11.1 (min: 8) fps ∼7%
15.3 (min: 10) fps ∼9%
30.4 (min: 24) fps ∼16%
46 (min: 34) fps ∼19%
Intel HD Graphics 3000, 2637M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
15.6 (min: 11) fps ∼8%
25.1 fps ∼11%
Show Restrictions
Pos      Model                                     World of Warships
 World of Warships (2015)
low
1366x768
Low Preset
TrilinearAF
med.
1366x768
Medium Preset
TrilinearAF
high
1920x1080
High Preset
8xAF
ultra
1920x1080
Very High Preset
16xAF High FXAA
4k
3840 x 2160
Very High Preset
16xAF High FXAA
 1NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
162
124
 2NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
162.4
136.4
117.3
114.1
104.1
 5NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
235
194
167
162
110.52
 8NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
1632
1002
 11NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
162
87
 13AMD Radeon R9 Fury
223
174
151
130
64
 14AMD Radeon R9 Nano
142
64
 15NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
161.2
134.9
118
114.4
60.2
 19AMD Radeon R9 390X
191.6
148.5
129.3
124.1
56.1
 23AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
52.2
 24NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
140
119
94
85
732
 26NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
153
58.6
 27AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
133
51.9
 32AMD Radeon R9 290X
134
57.9
 39NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
198.43
167.93
146.23
133.73
45.352
 41AMD Radeon R9 280X
224
180
124
45
 42AMD Radeon R9 380
186.4
148.9
125.3
101.1
36.4
 43NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
183.9
147.9
125.3
110.8
36.4
 44NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
133.9
118
94
92.5
Pos      Model                                     World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
 45NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
113
35.7
 46NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
140.4
116.62
99.852
90.52
34.9
 58NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
100
31.9
 59NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
154
131
109
79
 62AMD Radeon R7 370
83
26.9
 69NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
88.3
 72AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
75
25.5
 76NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
119
102
81
77
 79AMD Radeon HD 8970M
166.8
145
101.7
77.6
 89*AMD Radeon R9 M390
74
24.1
 94NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
135.2
119.4
98.1
69
 100*AMD Radeon Pro 455
188
70.7
53
 110*AMD Radeon Pro 450
44.6
 111NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
106.052
95.852
67.252
46.92
 117AMD Radeon R9 M280X
70.3
41.2
36
16.3
 122NVIDIA GeForce 945M
130.2
113.7
65.6
43.7
 187NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
115.22
77.752
33.852
24.452
 189NVIDIA GeForce 940M
117.352
85.42
39.352
24.252
 197AMD Radeon R7 M370
51
35.6
17.7
13.3
 201NVIDIA GeForce 840M
103.4
78.1
36.6
22.5
Pos      Model                                     World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
 206*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
47.1
35.4
20.9
 208Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
111
73
34
24
 211NVIDIA GeForce 930M
102.6
75.3
34.7
21.7
 213*Intel Iris Graphics 550
118.5
74.8
36.9
27.3
 214NVIDIA GeForce 830M
48.4
37.6
20.2
13.8
 215*NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
97.5
65.9
29.7
 217Intel Iris Graphics 540
99.352
73.33
33.53
22.052
 243AMD Radeon R7 M265
83.2
56.4
28.1
20.8
 247NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
40.1
32.3
19.8
 248AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
59.1
44.5
23.2
17.7
5.5
 249AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
50.2
37.7
16.6
12.5
 250*AMD Radeon R7 M460
79.6
49.9
21.2
15
 253AMD Radeon R7 M360
46.53
35.93
17.23
11.53
 255*AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
55.5
39.6
19.9
16.6
 258AMD Radeon R8 M445DX
55.5
42.7
22.8
15.3
 259AMD Radeon R7 M440
52.6
43.8
22.7
15.2
 265AMD Radeon R7 M340
69.9
40.9
17.2
11.9
 266NVIDIA GeForce 920M
82
61
28.7
18.1
 267AMD Radeon R6 M340DX
47.6
33.8
17
12
 268Intel HD Graphics 630
80.52
51.92
24.552
Pos      Model                                     World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
 270Intel HD Graphics 530
84.8
49.8
23.7
17.5
 274AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
41.2
29.1
16.9
14
 275AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
37.7
28.8
 276*Intel HD Graphics 620
72.953
47.783
23.633
19.1
 277AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
44.92
31.452
14.92
9.52
 308Intel HD Graphics 5600
74
48
22.9
16.5
 339NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
46
30.4
15.3
11.1
 342AMD Radeon R5 M335
49.6
34.6
17.5
12.3
 343*AMD Radeon R5 M430
43.6
31.1
 344AMD Radeon R5 M330
48.42
342
 345AMD Radeon R5 M255
73.6
49.3
22
15.1
 347NVIDIA GeForce 910M
33.8
27.2
20
13.9
 349Intel HD Graphics 520
70.14
45.74
223
15.93
 350Intel Iris Graphics 6100
49.552
34.652
21.352
16.452
 351NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
39.2
26.3
12.9
9.3
 353AMD Radeon R5 M240
51.6
36.1
 362Intel HD Graphics 6000
52.3
16
 370Intel HD Graphics 4600
41.6
29.5
14.4
11
 372Intel HD Graphics 5500
49.12
36.452
17.9
13.12
 417Intel HD Graphics 515
32.13
26.33
14.552
9.552
Pos      Model                                     World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
 418Intel HD Graphics 4400
43.6
31.2
 419*Intel HD Graphics 510
48.7
29.2
 448Intel HD Graphics 5300
26
17.7
8.4
 449*Intel HD Graphics 505
25.2
16.4
 458Intel HD Graphics 4000
56.7
36
17.1
12.4
 463*Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
29
20.8
 464*Intel HD Graphics 500
19.1
 466AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
28.6
20.3
 467AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
27
19.4
 469Intel HD Graphics 4200
37.7
24.8
 471AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
50.3
29
11.5
8.2
 482AMD Radeon HD 8400
28.7
18.7
 495AMD Radeon HD 8330
24.1
16.3
 516Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
21.8
16.2
 517Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
16.8
11.9
 527Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
41.4
24.1
11.4
 547Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
15.352
 563*AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
27.7
18.8
 566Intel HD Graphics 3000
31.552
18.652
 628Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
12.1
* 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.

Test Systems

Four of our test models are 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)

Nvidia provided three notebooks:

Intel provided one more:

  • 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 as well as graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD. We use the Asus PB287Q as a 4K monitor.

GPU drivers: latest.

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Klaus Hinum, 2015-10- 9 (Update: 2015-10- 9)