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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
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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
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1366x768 medium Settings
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1920x1080 high Settings
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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
 6NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
235
194
167
162
110.52
 12NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
1632
1002
 15NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
162
87
 19AMD Radeon R9 Fury
223
174
151
130
64
 20AMD Radeon R9 Nano
142
64
 21NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
161.2
134.9
118
114.4
60.2
 27AMD Radeon R9 390X
191.6
148.5
129.3
124.1
56.1
 32AMD Radeon RX 480 (Desktop)
52.2
 34NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
140
119
94
85
732
 37NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
153
58.6
 40AMD Radeon RX 470 (Desktop)
133
51.9
 45AMD Radeon R9 290X
134
57.9
 52NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
198.43
167.93
146.23
133.73
45.352
 54AMD Radeon R9 280X
224
180
124
45
 55AMD Radeon R9 380
186.4
148.9
125.3
101.1
36.4
 56NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
183.9
147.9
125.3
110.8
36.4
 57NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook)
133.9
118
94
92.5
Pos      Model                                     World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
 58NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop)
113
35.7
 59NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
140.4
116.62
99.852
90.52
34.9
 70NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop)
100
31.9
 71NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook)
154
131
109
79
 74AMD Radeon R7 370
83
26.9
 81NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
88.3
 84AMD Radeon RX 460 (Desktop)
75
25.5
 88NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
119
102
81
77
 92AMD Radeon HD 8970M
166.8
145
101.7
77.6
 102*AMD Radeon R9 M390
74
24.1
 106NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
135.2
119.4
98.1
69
 114NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030)
130.8
106.4
68.1
48.32
16.4
 120*AMD Radeon Pro 455
188
70.7
53
 131*AMD Radeon Pro 450
44.6
 132NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
106.052
95.852
67.252
46.92
 138AMD Radeon R9 M280X
70.3
41.2
36
16.3
 143NVIDIA GeForce 945M
130.2
113.7
65.6
43.7
 209*NVIDIA Quadro M520
135.6
108.1
54
36.7
11
 210NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
115.22
77.752
33.852
24.452
 213NVIDIA GeForce 940M
117.352
85.42
39.352
24.252
Pos      Model                                     World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
 220AMD Radeon R7 M370
51
35.6
17.7
13.3
 224NVIDIA GeForce 840M
103.4
78.1
36.6
22.5
 229*AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
47.1
35.4
20.9
 231Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
111
73
34
24
 235NVIDIA GeForce 930M
102.6
75.3
34.7
21.7
 237*Intel Iris Graphics 550
118.5
74.8
36.9
27.3
 238NVIDIA GeForce 830M
48.4
37.6
20.2
13.8
 240*NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
97.5
65.9
29.7
 244Intel Iris Graphics 540
99.352
73.33
33.53
22.052
 270AMD Radeon R7 M265
83.2
56.4
28.1
20.8
 274NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
40.1
32.3
19.8
 275AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
59.1
44.5
23.2
17.7
5.5
 276AMD Radeon R8 M365DX
50.2
37.7
16.6
12.5
 277*AMD Radeon R7 M460
79.6
49.9
21.2
15
 280AMD Radeon R7 M360
46.53
35.93
17.23
11.53
 282*AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
55.5
39.6
19.9
16.6
 283NVIDIA GeForce 920M
82
61
28.7
18.1
 286AMD Radeon R8 M445DX
55.5
42.7
22.8
15.3
 287AMD Radeon R7 M440
52.6
43.8
22.7
15.2
 293AMD Radeon R7 M340
69.9
40.9
17.2
11.9
Pos      Model                                     World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
 294AMD Radeon 520
53.3
37.3
18.8
 295AMD Radeon R6 M340DX
47.6
33.8
17
12
 297Intel HD Graphics 630
80.52
51.92
24.552
 299Intel HD Graphics 530
84.8
49.8
23.7
17.5
 303AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
41.2
29.1
16.9
14
 304AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
37.7
28.8
 305*Intel UHD Graphics 620
66.7
49.3
22.8
17.3
 306*Intel HD Graphics 620
72.953
47.783
23.633
19.1
 307AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
44.92
31.452
14.92
9.52
 338Intel HD Graphics 5600
74
48
22.9
16.5
 364AMD Radeon HD 8650G
48.5
34.9
 369NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
46
30.4
15.3
11.1
 372AMD Radeon R5 M335
49.6
34.6
17.5
12.3
 373AMD Radeon R5 M330
48.42
342
 374AMD Radeon R5 M430
43.6
31.1
 375AMD Radeon R5 M255
73.6
49.3
22
15.1
 377NVIDIA GeForce 910M
33.8
27.2
20
13.9
 379Intel HD Graphics 520
70.14
45.74
223
15.93
 380Intel Iris Graphics 6100
49.552
34.652
21.352
16.452
 381NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
39.2
26.3
12.9
9.3
Pos      Model                                     World of Warships
lowmed.highultra4k
 383AMD Radeon R5 M240
51.6
36.1
 392Intel HD Graphics 6000
52.3
16
 400Intel HD Graphics 4600
41.6
29.5
14.4
11
 402Intel HD Graphics 5500
49.12
36.452
17.9
13.12
 407*Intel HD Graphics 615
49.9
30.2
 448Intel HD Graphics 515
32.13
26.33
14.552
9.552
 449Intel HD Graphics 4400
43.6
31.2
 450*Intel HD Graphics 610
47.3
28.8
 451*Intel HD Graphics 510
48.7
29.2
 480Intel HD Graphics 5300
26
17.7
8.4
 481*Intel HD Graphics 505
25.2
16.4
 490Intel HD Graphics 4000
56.7
36
17.1
12.4
 493AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
30
22.1
 495*Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
29
20.8
 496*Intel HD Graphics 500
19.1
 498AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
28.6
20.3
 499AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
27
19.4
 500AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)