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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.

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1920x1080 high Settings
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3840x2160 very high Settings
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1366x768 low Settings
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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 ∼34%
114.4 (min: 68) fps ∼44%
118 (min: 71) fps ∼47%
134.9 (min: 84) fps ∼45%
161.2 (min: 102) fps ∼47%
AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4790K
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X Tri-X OC
57.9 (min: 44) fps ∼33%
134 (min: 85) fps ∼51%
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ
Schenker S413
24 (min: 15) fps ∼9%
34 (min: 19) fps ∼14%
73 (min: 49) fps ∼25%
111 (min: 80) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M, 2637M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
19.8 (min: 12) fps ∼8%
32.3 (min: 19) fps ∼11%
40.1 (min: 25) fps ∼12%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 4200M
MSI CX61-i572M
9.3 (min: 5) fps ∼4%
12.9 (min: 7) fps ∼5%
26.3 (min: 21) fps ∼9%
39.2 (min: 28) fps ∼11%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, 3720QM
Asus N56VM
11.1 (min: 8) fps ∼4%
15.3 (min: 10) fps ∼6%
30.4 (min: 24) fps ∼10%
46 (min: 34) fps ∼13%
Intel HD Graphics 3000, 2637M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
15.6 (min: 11) fps ∼5%
25.1 fps ∼7%
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      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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
162
124
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
162.4
136.4
117.3
114.1
104.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
235
194
167
162
110.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
179.1
148.2
131.7
125.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
163n2
100n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
162
87
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
223
174
151
130
64
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
142
64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
161.2
134.9
118
114.4
60.2
AMD Radeon R9 390X
191.6
148.5
129.3
124.1
56.1
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
52.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
140
119
94
85
73n2
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
135.1
115
101
95.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
153
58.6
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
133
51.9
AMD Radeon R9 290X
134
57.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
198.4n3
167.9n3
146.2n3
133.7n3
45.35n2
AMD Radeon R9 280X
224
180
124
45
AMD Radeon R9 380
186.4
148.9
125.3
101.1
36.4
      Model
World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
183.9
147.9
125.3
110.8
36.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
133.9
118
94
92.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
113
35.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
140.4
116.6n2
99.85n2
90.5n2
34.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
100
31.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
154
131
109
79
AMD Radeon R7 370
83
26.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
88.3
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
75
25.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
119
102
81
77
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
166.8
145
101.7
77.6
AMD Radeon R9 M390
74
24.1
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
67.3
22
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
135.2
119.4
98.1
69
AMD Radeon Pro 455
188
70.7
53
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
130.8
106.4
68.1
45n3
16.4
AMD Radeon RX 540
93.7
62.1
32.7
25.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
106.05n2
95.85n2
67.25n2
46.9n2
AMD Radeon Pro 450
44.6
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
70.3
41.2
36
16.3
      Model
World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
69n2
50.35n2
15.45n2
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
130.2
113.7
65.6
43.7
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
120.6
90.7
45
32.9
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
115.2n2
77.75n2
33.85n2
24.45n2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
78.6
58.8
42.2n2
33.3n2
13.3
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
117.35n2
85.4n2
39.35n2
24.25n2
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
122
85.5
38.7
24.4
AMD Radeon R9 M375
89.8
65.4
34.6
23.7
AMD Radeon R7 M370
51
35.6
17.7
13.3
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
103.4
78.1
36.6
22.5
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
111
73
34
24
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
102.6
75.3
34.7
21.7
Intel Iris Graphics 550
118.5
74.8
36.9
27.3
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
48.4
37.6
20.2
13.8
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
89.2
70.4
37.5
25.3
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
97.5
65.9
29.7
Intel Iris Graphics 540
99.35n2
73.3n3
33.5n3
22.05n2
AMD Radeon R7 M265
83.2
56.4
28.1
20.8
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
47.1
35.4
20.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
40.1
32.3
19.8
      Model
World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
55.5
39.6
19.9
16.6
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
59.1
44.5
23.2
17.7
5.5
AMD Radeon R7 M460
79.6
49.9
21.2
15
AMD Radeon R7 M360
46.5n3
35.9n3
17.2n3
11.5n3
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
82
61
28.7
18.1
AMD Radeon R7 M440
52.6
43.8
22.7
15.2
AMD Radeon R7 M340
69.9
40.9
17.2
11.9
AMD Radeon 520
53.3
37.3
18.8
Intel HD Graphics 630
80.5n2
51.9n2
24.55n2
Intel HD Graphics 530
84.8
49.8
23.7
17.5
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
41.2
29.1
16.9
14
Intel UHD Graphics 620
66.7
49.3
22.8
17.3
Intel HD Graphics 620
72.95n3
47.78n3
23.63n3
19.1
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
44.9n2
31.45n2
14.9n2
9.5n2
Intel HD Graphics 5600
74
48
22.9
16.5
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
48.5
34.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
46
30.4
15.3
11.1
AMD Radeon R5 M335
49.6
34.6
17.5
12.3
AMD Radeon R5 M330
48.4n2
34n2
AMD Radeon R5 M430
43.6
31.1
      Model
World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon R5 M255
73.6
49.3
22
15.1
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
33.8
27.2
20
13.9
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
67.3
40.4
20
17.6
Intel HD Graphics 520
70.1n4
45.7n4
22n3
15.9n3
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
49.55n2
34.65n2
21.35n2
16.45n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
39.2
26.3
12.9
9.3
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
37.7
28.8
AMD Radeon R5 M240
51.6
36.1
Intel HD Graphics 6000
52.3
16
Intel HD Graphics 4600
41.6
29.5
14.4
11
Intel HD Graphics 5500
49.1n2
36.45n2
17.9
13.1n2
Intel HD Graphics 615
49.9
30.2
Intel HD Graphics 515
32.1n3
26.3n3
14.55n2
9.55n2
Intel HD Graphics 4400
43.6
31.2
Intel HD Graphics 610
47.3
28.8
Intel HD Graphics 510
48.7
29.2
Intel HD Graphics 5300
26
17.7
8.4
Intel UHD Graphics 605
23.7n2
14.3
Intel HD Graphics 505
25.2
16.4
Intel HD Graphics 4000
56.7
36
17.1
12.4
      Model
World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
30
22.1
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
29
20.8
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
28.6
20.3
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
27
19.4
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
25.5
20.3
Intel HD Graphics 4200
37.7
24.8
AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
50.3
29
11.5
8.2
AMD Radeon HD 8400
28.7
18.7
AMD Radeon HD 8330
24.1
16.3
Intel UHD Graphics 600
20
13.1
Intel HD Graphics 500
19.1
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
18.4n2
16.2
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
16.8
11.9
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
13
8
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
26.1
18
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
41.4
24.1
11.4
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
27.7
18.8
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
15.35n2
Intel HD Graphics 3000
31.55n2
18.65n2
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
12.1
(-) * 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
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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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)