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Just one more round, honey. While XCOM 2's gameplay has been received with great enthusiasm, XCOM 2's graphics currently leave something to be desired. Read on to find out which laptop GPUs will enable players to effectively wipe the aliens off the face of the Earth.
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For the original German article, see here.

Graphics

When the writer responsible for a benchmark article is inclined to play a game for hours rather than search for a fitting test sequence, the developers must have done a lot right. Like the precursor released in 2012 (XCOM Enemy Unknown), XCOM 2 proves to be an exciting and individually tailored mix of action, strategy and tactics -- very addictive. Yes, the missions and their sequences do repeat after a while, but the fundamental gaming principle with base building, research, character customization and turn-based battles certainly doesn't get old quickly.

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The only thing that bothered us is that most of the missions only allow the player a certain amount of time. As a result, the gamer only has a few rounds to escort a VIP or obtain a particular object. Yes, on the one hand this mechanic provides a flush of excitement, but the pressure may scare off fans of calmer tactics. Additionally, during the course of some missions the player is confronted with sudden, unexpected events (example: a new kind of enemy spawns abruptly). This damages the gamer's sense of fairness and balance -- and that at the very beginning of the single-player campaign.

Firaxis Games could put a little more work into the controls as well. While operation is fundamentally simple and intuitive, in practice it's often a bit choppy, especially when objects in the way aren't hidden. But these things don't change the fact that we had a ton of fun in our trial run. Thanks to the well-executed video sequences and smart close-ups, XCOM 2 has simply got flair. Other crudely-staged tactical games don't hold a candle to this title.

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The primary realm in which XCOM 2 deserves some critique is graphics. Cons include the rather long load times and the poor performance. Both at the base and on the missions, tracking shots and menu changes often lead to bothersome stuttering -- no matter how strong the computer's components are. In general, XCOM 2 demands a whole lot of a system's hardware. Without a quick GPU, the title won't be much fun.

On the other hand, the developers deserve hearty congratulations for the well deliberated settings options. As in the Rise of the Tomb Raider game we recently reviewed, the graphics options are divided into two menus. In sum, XCOM 2 offers about 20 settings -- which is more than respectable for a PC game (though unfortunately the options aren't explained). We especially liked the five presets that enable the player to quickly adjust the overall graphics quality. With a few exceptions, these presets are cleverly tuned. Since all of the settings are immediately adopted, there's no need to restart the game.

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Visually, even at the Low preset XCOM 2 is reasonably attractive; from the High preset upwards, the game looks amazing. Only the "Minimum" preset strikes us as disappointing. When everything is activated, the title impresses with its crisp textures, excellent lighting and cool effects. Additionally, many maps are bursting with little ornamental objects, which does a lot to enhance the atmosphere. We didn't experience any crashes, image errors or significant bugs during our test. Only the Schenker W504 had problems when we connected a UHD display (no 4K resolution available).

Update from February 10th 2016: During further gaming sessions we did in fact encounter graphics errors and crashes. Tip: Those who are quickly frustrated should definitely select the lowest difficulty level. Even medium proves to be extremely challenging.

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Benchmark

Due to the fluctuating performance and small maps, it was quite difficult to find an adequate benchmark sequence. After a lot of trial and error, the "Star Tower" operation proved to be the best solution. In this mission, the player carefully examines the ADVENT enemy's "Blacksite". To prevent the majority of the map being covered with the fog of war, after the player completes all the objectives the characters are distributed across the map. As the video reveals, we traveled with the camera from the mission starting point to the evacuation zone a total of three times, logging minimum to average frame rates as we went.

Depending on the player's surroundings, XCOM 2's performance is greatly variable. Maps with a desert-look run -- who'd have guessed -- considerably smoother than missions based in a city. Notebooks and desktop PCs have even more to chew on in forest and grassland maps. Our benchmark sequence is mostly composed of the latter, rendering it almost a worst-case scenario. If a device manages more than 25-30 fps here, the rest of the game should be playable. In XCOM 2's successor, we would definitely like to see an integrated benchmark that covers zones blanketed with various forms of vegetation.

Results

Although XCOM 2 isn't a first-person shooter or third-person title, the system requirements are very high. Owners of low-end graphics cards like the GeForce GT 740M or the HD Graphics 4600 / 5600 can forget it. Mid-range chips on par with the GeForce 940M or GT 750M are the first to manage 1280x720 pixels at the minimum preset. For a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, the system's graphics card must be an upper mid-range or high-end model. Low details require a GTX 850M; medium settings won't run smoothly with anything less than a GTX 960M.

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Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Maximum Preset
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Low Preset
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Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
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Those who prefer to play at high settings in Full HD will need a luxury model of the same caliber as the GTX 970M. Due to the 8x anti-aliasing, the maximum preset is too much for all current notebook chips, with the possible exception of the GTX 980 (the desktop version manages 30 fps). 3840x2160 pixels is nothing more than a dream at this point. Not even the leading desktop cards (AMD R9 Fury etc.) can run the game fluently at the High preset. As usual, XCOM 2 is generally limited by the GPU; only at minimum to low settings is the CPU occasionally the limiting factor. We certainly hope Firaxis Games soon releases a patch that improves the game's performance at a fundamental level.

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    3840x2160 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x     1920x1080 Maximum Preset (8xMSAA instead of FXAA) AA:8xMS AF:16x     1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x     1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:FX AF:2x     1920x1080 Low Preset AF:Trilinear     1280x720 Minimal Preset AF:Bilinear
AMD Radeon R9 Fury, 4790K
XFX Radeon R9 Fury Pro
22 (19min) fps ∼37%
34.3 (29min) fps ∼34%
68 (62min) fps ∼63%
85 (77min) fps ∼66%
93 (79min) fps ∼64%
94 (78min) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
18.7 (17min) fps ∼31%
31.3 (28min) fps ∼31%
65.4 (58min) fps ∼61%
87.3 (73min) fps ∼68%
103 (87min) fps ∼71%
124 (106min) fps ∼82%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
23 (20min) fps ∼23%
46.9 (41min) fps ∼43%
61.4 (51min) fps ∼48%
72 (63min) fps ∼49%
87.9 (73min) fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
15 (8min) fps ∼15%
32.8 (23min) fps ∼30%
54 (44min) fps ∼42%
67.7 (56min) fps ∼46%
92.3 (80min) fps ∼61%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, 6700K
Desktop PC
6.5 (2min) fps ∼11%
13.8 (11min) fps ∼14%
29.5 (27min) fps ∼27%
47.3 (42min) fps ∼37%
65.1 (53min) fps ∼45%
113 (95min) fps ∼75%
AMD Radeon R7 370, 4790K
MSI Gaming R7 370 2GB
11.9 (10min) fps ∼12%
27.4 (25min) fps ∼25%
41.3 (36min) fps ∼32%
56 (44min) fps ∼38%
97 (79min) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
12.5 (10min) fps ∼13%
27.6 (25min) fps ∼26%
42.6 (36min) fps ∼33%
57.2 (49min) fps ∼39%
74.7 (68min) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
8.4 (7min) fps ∼8%
25.8 (24min) fps ∼24%
40.6 (36min) fps ∼32%
52.5 (42min) fps ∼36%
71 (56min) fps ∼47%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
9.1 (6min) fps ∼9%
20.9 (18min) fps ∼19%
34.4 (29min) fps ∼27%
48.4 (43min) fps ∼33%
73.8 (60min) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 4720HQ
Schenker XMG A505
8.7 (7min) fps ∼9%
19.4 (17min) fps ∼18%
32.2 (28min) fps ∼25%
44.4 (35min) fps ∼30%
72 (47min) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
6.7 (5min) fps ∼7%
16 (14min) fps ∼15%
26.8 (24min) fps ∼21%
37.6 (31min) fps ∼26%
71 (58min) fps ∼47%
AMD Radeon R9 M280X, FX-7600P
Asus N551ZU-CN007H
14.5 (11min) fps ∼13%
21.3 (16min) fps ∼17%
26.7 (21min) fps ∼18%
34.9 (27min) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
6 (4min) fps ∼6%
13.6 (12min) fps ∼13%
24.6 (21min) fps ∼19%
34.7 (28min) fps ∼24%
66.6 (50min) fps ∼44%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M, 4340M
Schenker M504
5.9 (5min) fps ∼6%
13.3 (12min) fps ∼12%
21.4 (19min) fps ∼17%
28.3 (25min) fps ∼19%
59.1 (54min) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
3.3 (0min) fps ∼3%
7.3 (0min) fps ∼7%
11.5 (10min) fps ∼9%
14.8 (13min) fps ∼10%
31.8 (28min) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
6.6 (5min) fps ∼6%
10.4 (9min) fps ∼8%
15 (13min) fps ∼10%
31.5 (24min) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
21.5 (18min) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
4.5 (3min) fps ∼4%
6.9 (5min) fps ∼5%
9.7 (8min) fps ∼7%
20.9 (16min) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M, 4200M
MSI CX61-i572M
5.5 fps ∼4%
16.4 fps ∼11%
Intel HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
5.1 (4min) fps ∼4%
7.1 (5min) fps ∼5%
16.8 (12min) fps ∼11%

Test Systems

Desktop PCs

Custom Nvidia Custom AMD

Mainboard

Asus Z170-A Intel

Processor

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-4790K

Graphics Card

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB), PNY GTX 950 (2 GB) AMD Radeon R9 Fury (4 GB), AMD R9 290X (4 GB), MSI R7 370 (2 GB)

Memory

2x 8 GB G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3000 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600

Mass Storage 1

Crucial MX100 SSD (256 GB) Intel SSD 530 (240 GB)

Mass Storage 2

Crucial M500 SSD (480 GB) -

Mass Storage 3

Schenker Notebooks

Schenker W504 Schenker XMG A505 Schenker M504 Schenker M503 Schenker S413

Mainboard

Intel HM87 Intel HM87 Intel HM86 Intel HM86 Intel HM87

Processor

Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4720HQ Intel Core i5-4340M Intel Core i7-4702MQ Intel Core i7-4750HQ

Graphics Card

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M (8 GB), GTX 970M (6 GB), GTX 880M (8 GB), GTX 870M (6 GB), GTX 860M (4 GB) Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M (2 GB) Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M (2 GB) Nvidia GeForce GT 750M (2 GB) Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200

Memory

2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 2x 8 GB DDR3-1600

Mass Storage 1

Samsung SSD 840 EVO (250 GB) Micron M600 SSD (128 GB) Intel SSD 520 (240 GB) Intel SSD 520 (240 GB) Crucial M4 SSD (256 GB)

Mass Storage 2

Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD (500 GB) HGST Travelstar 7K1000 (1.000 GB) - - -

Operating System

Other Notebooks

HP Envy 15-j011sg Asus N551ZU-CN007H MSI CX61-i572M281BW7

Mainboard

Intel HM87 AMD K15.1 Intel HM86

Processor

Intel Core i5-4200M AMD FX-7600P Intel Core i5-4200M

Graphics Card

Nvidia GeForce GT 740M (2 GB) AMD Radeon R9 M280X (4 GB) Nvidia GeForce GT 720M (2 GB)

Memory

1x 8 GB DDR3-1600 2x 4 GB DDR3-1600 1x 8 GB DDR3-1600

Mass Storage 1

Samsung SSD 830 (256 GB) HGST Travelstar 5K1000 (1.000 GB) Western Digital Scorpio Blue (1.000 GB)

Mass Storage 2

- - -

Operating System

4K Monitor

Nvidia Driver AMD Driver Intel Driver

Asus PB287Q

ForceWare 361.75 Crimson 16.1.1 Hotfix 15.40.10.64.4300

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
95.2n3
51.3n3
30.9n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
136.1
95
70.9
33.4
20.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
86.4
74.9
68.7n4
40.45n4
23.2n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
85.5
62.8
56.45n4
29.1n4
16.3
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
82
66
51.1
24.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
87.9n3
61.4n3
46.9n3
22.9n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
37.7
19
10.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
82.1n4
51.5n4
35.15n4
16.45n4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
86.45n2
43.6n2
28.15n2
13.7n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
74.7
42.6
27.6
12.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
80.6n4
42.5n4
26.35n4
11.95n4
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
88.7
39.7
25.6
25
AMD Radeon Pro 460
88.7
31.9
21.7
9.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
73.8
34.4
20.9
9.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
72n3
32.1n3
19.8n3
8.7n3
5.5
AMD Radeon Pro 455
70
27.2
17.9
5.9
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
72.8
25.9
15.8
7.1
AMD Radeon Pro 450
63.7
24.2
15.5
5.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
60.6n2
23.3n2
14.65n2
6.7
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AMD Radeon R9 M280X
34.9
21.3
14.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
66.6
24.6
13.6
6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
59.1
21.4
13.3
5.9
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
29.85n2
11.5
7.3
3.3
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
31.1
10.6
7.2
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
31.3n3
11.4n3
7.2n3
4.1
Intel Iris Graphics 550
30.4
9.9
6.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
31.5
10.4
6.6
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
26
9.6
6.2
3.1
AMD Radeon R7 M460
22.5
7.8
5.2
AMD Radeon R7 M440
22.8n2
7.9n2
5.2n2
4.9n2
AMD Radeon R7 M445
22.8
7.9
5.2
4.9
Intel HD Graphics 620
19.8
7.6
5.2
AMD Radeon R7 M360
19.75n2
7.4n2
5.05n2
AMD Radeon R5 M255
21.5
7.8
4.9
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
18.4
6.9
4.9
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
13.5
7.1
4.9
2.1
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
20.9
6.9
4.5
Intel HD Graphics 520
16.2n3
5.6n2
2.9
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
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NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
AMD Radeon R9 M275
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
Qualcomm Adreno 680
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
Intel HD Graphics 515
11.2
4.9
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
AMD Radeon HD 8330
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
21.5
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
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ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Intel HD Graphics 530
16.3
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
Intel HD Graphics 500
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
Intel Iris Xe MAX Graphics
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000)
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q
Intel HD Graphics 4400
13.1
Intel HD Graphics 4000
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AMD Radeon HD 6550M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
AMD Radeon R7 M370
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
Intel HD Graphics 510
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
AMD Radeon R5 M320
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000/3000)
AMD Radeon R9 M270
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
ATI Radeon HD 3200
Intel HD Graphics 615
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
Intel HD Graphics 5000
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
AMD Radeon RX 6800M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
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Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon RX 640
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon RX 6600M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
AMD Radeon 530
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
Intel UHD Graphics G4 (Lakefield GT1 48 EU)
AMD Radeon HD 7290
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
AMD Radeon HD 6250
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AMD Radeon HD 7640G
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
AMD Radeon 620
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
AMD Radeon HD 8210
Qualcomm Adreno 630
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
AMD Radeon Pro 560
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
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ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
Qualcomm Adreno 685
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
AMD Radeon 625
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
AMD Radeon R9 M390
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
Intel UHD Graphics Xe G4 48EUs
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
ATI Radeon HD 4225
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
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AMD Radeon R9 M485X
Intel HD Graphics 6000
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
AMD Radeon RX 540
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
ATI Radeon HD 4200
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Silicon Motion SM502
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
AMD Radeon HD 8400
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
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AMD Radeon R5 M240
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
AMD Radeon R5 M330
16.9n2
5.6
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
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Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
ATI Radeon HD 3100
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon HD 8240
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
AMD Radeon 630
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
Intel HD Graphics 2500
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
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AMD Radeon HD 8590M
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
Intel UHD Graphics 620
AMD Radeon R9 M380
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 24 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
ATI Radeon HD 4270
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
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ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
ATI Mobility 128 M3
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
AMD Radeon R7 M465
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Intel UHD Graphics 617
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
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AMD Radeon HD 8250
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
AMD Radeon R7 M270
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
AMD Radeon HD 7340
Intel HD Graphics P530
Intel UHD Graphics 610
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
AMD Radeon Pro 555
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
Intel HD Graphics 5300
5.7
2.4
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
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NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
AMD Radeon R5 M230
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
Intel UHD Graphics 630
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
AMD Radeon R9 M385
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
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NVIDIA ION 2
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
AMD Radeon HD 8280
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
16.4
5.5
Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
13.1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
AMD Radeon HD 6320
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NVIDIA GeForce 610M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
19.2
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
AMD Radeon R5 M430
14.9
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
Intel Iris Graphics 540
22.8n2
7.8n2
VIA Chrome9 HC
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
16.5
Intel HD Graphics P630
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
AMD Radeon RX 540X
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
Intel HD Graphics 5500
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
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NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
Intel UHD Graphics 605
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R7 M260
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
AMD Radeon R9 M470
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
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AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Radeon HD 7310
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon RX 490M
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
SIS Mirage 2 M760
AMD Radeon R9 M375
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
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ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
25.6
8.9
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
AMD Radeon 520
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
9.9
2.5
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 2
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Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
Intel HD Graphics 4600
14.05n2
5.1
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 5000)
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Intel UHD Graphics P630
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
Intel HD Graphics 2000
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R7 M340
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
Intel HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
Intel UHD Graphics 615
Intel HD Graphics 610
12.7
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
Intel HD Graphics 630
19.2
7.4
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AMD Radeon HD 6520G
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA T600 Laptop GPU
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
15.9
6.1
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
AMD Radeon RX 6700M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 32 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
VIA Chrome9HD
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
VIA Castle Rock
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
AMD Radeon HD 6310
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA T500 Laptop GPU
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Apple M1 8-Core GPU
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
AMD Radeon R7 M265
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
ATI Radeon HD 4100
AMD Radeon R5 M420
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Intel HD Graphics 505
AMD Radeon 610
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
ATI Radeon HD 4250
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
SIS Mirage M661FX
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon R7 M380
Intel HD Graphics 4200
9.8
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
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NVIDIA GeForce 840M
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
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AMD Radeon 540X
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
Intel UHD Graphics 600
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
Apple M1 7-Core GPU
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
AMD Radeon R9 M395
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
11.4
3.7
AMD Radeon HD 8180
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
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ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
unknown
AMD Radeon R5 M315
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Intel HD Graphics 5600
15.8
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

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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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Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming Laptops - 634 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2009
I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood, growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 1990s. I was especially fascinated with computer games, even from an early age. From Monkey Island through Lands of Lore to Doom, I tried every game I could get my hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with my focus mostly being on high-performance gaming laptops.
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