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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Mafia in the Far East. The latest part of the Yakuza series combines a strong story and various role-playing elements with turn-based fighting. In this benchmark test we check which hardware is needed for different settings and resolutions.
Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser, Brian Burriston (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 🇩🇪 🇵🇹 ...
Yakuza Like a Dragon

Technology

Even if the technical framework is not quite up to date, the graphics of Yakuza: Like a Dragon make a more than solid impression by RPG standards - at least from high settings. On the positive side, the well-designed (main) characters are worth mentioning, which can score with sharp textures and a lot of attention to detail. However, we would describe the staging as the greatest strength. Thus the extensive story is driven forward with all kinds of high-quality video sequences.

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The only negative thing we noticed during the short play session was the controls. With mouse and keyboard the figures don't move as smoothly as in other titles. The developers could also tweak the distance display a bit. Especially at lower quality levels, distant objects look quite muddy or pop up relatively late.

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Speaking of settings: For a console port, Like a Dragon offers surprisingly many setting options. In addition to the resolution, the graphics menu also allows changes to the picture mode, the display frequency, the field of view and the FPS limit. A V-Sync function is also available. Most of the settings are hidden in the extended submenu, which contains more than 10 adjustment screws, which can be controlled comfortably by Graphics Quality. Attention: In lower levels the game automatically reduces the Render Scale, which results in a more blurred image. For our speed measurements we set this option to the maximum value of 100.

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By the way, the different settings are explained in a text field, whereby the explanations are often very short and therefore of limited help for less experienced users. Meanwhile, there is praise for the fact that all changes are applied without a restart. With a size of 45 GB, Like a Dragon doesn't take up too much space on the hard disk when compared to other 2020 games. In addition, the loading times are pleasingly short. A small note for owners of Optimus notebooks: Despite the latest driver, Yakuza on some laptops only started with the Nvidia chip when we manually assigned the GeForce GPU to the game in the Nvidia control panel.

Benchmark

As you can see in the video below, our benchmark sequence takes place on a very busy shopping and entertainment mile, which you reach shortly after completing the tutorial. There we walk along the middle of the street for about 30 seconds and record the performance with the tool CapFrameX.

Results

FHD (1920 x 1080)

Beginner GPUs on the level of the GeForce MX330 can only display Like a Dragon smoothly when using 1280 x 720 pixels and low graphics options. Nevertheless, the system demands turns out to be quite moderate overall. With a halfway current midrange model (e.g. the GeForce GTX 1650), 1920 x 1080 pixels and medium-to-high details are possible. Starting with the Radeon RX 5500M, you can even select the Ultra preset in Full-HD.

Yakuza Like a Dragon
    1920x1080 Ultra Preset     1920x1080 High Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, i9-9900K
139 (72.6min, 84.9P0.1, 96.8P1) fps ∼55%
156 (47.3min, 85.4P0.1, 103P1) fps ∼77%
161 (36min, 90P0.1, 106P1) fps ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080, i9-9900K
115 (20.5min, 64.8P0.1, 76.9P1) fps ∼46%
131 (78.2min, 81.4P0.1, 93.3P1) fps ∼65%
135 (17.7min, 76.5P0.1, 94.6P1) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG, i9-9900K
102 (36.4min, 45.5P0.1, 58.9P1) fps ∼41%
122 (17.8min, 62P0.1, 78.5P1) fps ∼60%
126 (21.8min, 70.3P0.1, 79.8P1) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070, i9-9900K
94 (25.7min, 49.8P0.1, 55.9P1) fps ∼37%
113 (17.1min, 62P0.1, 71.5P1) fps ∼56%
116 (30min, 63.5P0.1, 75.9P1) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060, i9-9900K
80.5 (42.4min, 47.5P0.1, 50.8P1) fps ∼32%
95.5 (16.7min, 55.2P0.1, 61.8P1) fps ∼47%
98.1 (49.4min, 54.4P0.1, 64.7P1) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF, i7-9750H
80.3 (38.6min, 42.1P0.1, 47.6P1) fps ∼32%
95.6 (25.5min, 51.3P0.1, 63.4P1) fps ∼47%
100 (45.1min, 57.5P0.1, 65.3P1) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
Alienware 17 R4, i7-7820HK
76.4 (43.4min, 44.4P0.1, 49.9P1) fps ∼30%
86.5 (38.1min, 43.9P0.1, 55.1P1) fps ∼43%
90.6 (37.5min, 53P0.1, 59.3P1) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE, i7-9750H
67.9 (26.3min, 31.1P0.1, 39P1) fps ∼27%
78.4 (30.9min, 37.7P0.1, 45.7P1) fps ∼39%
82.9 (33.4min, 36.5P0.1, 48.5P1) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
Asus G752VS, 6820HK
64.7 (30.8min, 32.1P0.1, 42.1P1) fps ∼26%
74.5 (35.7min, 38.9P0.1, 47P1) fps ∼37%
76.3 (38.9min, 40.7P0.1, 48.3P1) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD, i7-9750H
62.9 (32.1min, 36.1P0.1, 39.4P1) fps ∼25%
74.2 (41.5min, 45P0.1, 48.2P1) fps ∼37%
76.7 (40.8min, 42.9P0.1, 49.1P1) fps ∼39%
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
MSI Alpha 15, R7 3750H
50.3 (21.6min, 25.2P0.1, 32.5P1) fps ∼20%
57.6 (23min, 23P0.1, 41.4P1) fps ∼29%
58.3 (12.1min, 22.6P0.1, 39.8P1) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
MSI GT62VR, 6820HK
45.1 (24.5min, 25.7P0.1, 28.9P1) fps ∼18%
50.8 (28min, 28.7P0.1, 31.6P1) fps ∼25%
53.5 (25.3min, 30.2P0.1, 34.1P1) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
MSI GE72 7RE, i7-7700HQ
30.1 (18.8min, 19P0.1, 20.1P1) fps ∼12%
33.3 (19.2min, 20P0.1, 23P1) fps ∼16%
34.7 (21.8min, 23P0.1, 24.4P1) fps ∼18%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
MSI GL62M 7RD, i7-7700HQ
24.4 (14.9min, 14.9P0.1, 16.1P1) fps ∼10%
27.4 (17min, 18P0.1, 19.2P1) fps ∼14%
28.1 (18.8min, 18.9P0.1, 19.1P1) fps ∼14%
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
MSI Prestige 14, i7-10710U
16.9 (8.85min, 9.1P0.1, 9.93P1) fps ∼7%
20.1 (12.3min, 12.6P0.1, 13P1) fps ∼10%
20.2 (11.7min, 12.1P0.1, 12.9P1) fps ∼10%
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
MSI Prestige 14, i7-10510U
13.4 (6.59min, 6.62P0.1, 7.27P1) fps ∼5%
15.4 (7.99min, 8.3P0.1, 8.81P1) fps ∼8%
15.7 (9.07min, 9.09P0.1, 9.46P1) fps ∼8%

QHD (2560 x 1440)

For a mixture of 2560 x 1440 pixels and maximum settings, a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or RTX 2060 upwards is sufficient, which is also not overly demanding.

Yakuza Like a Dragon
    2560x1440 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
100 (31.6min, 51.5P0.1, 60.1P1) fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080
80 (29.9min, 48.1P0.1, 51.2P1) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
72 (41.4min, 43.6P0.1, 47.4P1) fps ∼43%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2070
64.3 (26.6min, 39.9P0.1, 42.4P1) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
55.5 (25min, 25.9P0.1, 32.1P1) fps ∼33%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
54.3 (27min, 29.9P0.1, 35P1) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2060
54.2 (28.4min, 34.5P0.1, 36.8P1) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
45.8 (27.4min, 27.6P0.1, 29.5P1) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
42.1 (25.3min, 25.8P0.1, 28.4P1) fps ∼25%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
41.2 (23.9min, 26P0.1, 27.3P1) fps ∼25%
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
MSI Alpha 15
32.5 (17.8min, 18P0.1, 19.5P1) fps ∼19%

UHD (3840 x 2160)

Especially expensive high-end systems are only necessary in the 4K range. With a combination of 3840 x 2160 pixels and the Ultra-Preset, only Nvidia's top model, the GeForce RTX 2080, can currently cope in the laptop segment.

Yakuza Like a Dragon
    3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
53.8 (18.1min, 33.8P0.1, 38.4P1) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2080
41.6 (27.5min, 27.7P0.1, 28.3P1) fps ∼30%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i9-9900K
MSI GT76 Titan DT 9SG
38.8 (24.5min, 24.8P0.1, 25.5P1) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2070
33.8 (20.7min, 21.2P0.1, 21.9P1) fps ∼24%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SF
28.6 (17.2min, 17.3P0.1, 18.8P1) fps ∼21%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop), i9-9900K
MSI GeForce RTX 2060
27.8 (15.3min, 15.5P0.1, 16.3P1) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
27.5 (17.4min, 17.6P0.1, 18.3P1) fps ∼20%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GE65 Raider 9SE
23.3 (13min, 13.1P0.1, 13.8P1) fps ∼17%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, 6820HK
Asus G752VS
21.4 (12.3min, 12.4P0.1, 13.4P1) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
MSI GP65 Leopard 9SD
20.4 (11.6min, 11.6P0.1, 12P1) fps ∼15%
AMD Radeon RX 5500M, R7 3750H
MSI Alpha 15
16.1 (7.73min, 8.14P0.1, 8.8P1) fps ∼12%

Note

Since gaming tests are very time-consuming and often hampered by installation or activation limits, we can only provide you with a partial set of benchmarks for publication of the articles. More graphics cards will be installed in the coming days and weeks.

Overview

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low
1280x720
Lowest Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
QHD
2560x1440
Ultra Preset
4K
3840x2160
Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
116
114
115
116
116
80.2
AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (Desktop)
141
132
136
122
114
60.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
121
116
118
110
112
72.4
NVIDIA Titan RTX
119
117
116
111
100
55.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
109
109
116
111
96
51.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Desktop)
161
156
139
100
53.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (Desktop)
114
113
116
108
79.2
42.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
135
131
115
80
41.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile
126
122
102
72
38.8
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
111
111.5
110
101.85
83
44.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
115
116
113
104
71.1
37.3
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
87.5
84.3
86.2
82.6
59.1
32.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
116
113
94
64.3
33.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
156
105.4
104.1
92.2
61
31.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
100
95.6
80.3
55.5
28.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
99
94.1
97.7
84.3
58.1
30.4
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
78.1
75.5
75.4
73.4
55
28.4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
87.5
84.2
81.1
73.2
49.7
25.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Desktop)
98.1
95.5
80.5
54.2
27.8
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lowmed.highultraQHD4K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile
90.6
86.5
76.4
54.3
27.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
135.7
102.6
101.6
86.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
111.1
80.8
81.1
72
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
82.9
75.1n2
66n2
45.8
23.3
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
90.3
83.2
82.5
76.6
51.9
26.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile
76.3
74.5
64.7
42.1
21.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
111
77.2
74.9
64.7
43.1
21.5
AMD Radeon RX 5600M
66.9
64.1
57.9
38.3
19.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
76.7
74.2
62.9
41.2
20.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
107.5
86.45
85.4
75.85
52.5
26.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
83.2
53.5
50.8
45.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
121.1
51.4n2
50.05n2
42.65n2
27.8
13.7
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
58.3
57.6
50.3
32.5
16.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
57.1
47.25n2
42.45n2
37.4n2
25.8
12.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
109
48.6
46.8
40.6
26.7
13.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
105.1
46.9
44.8
39.6
25.4
12.4
NVIDIA GeForce MX450
66.9
25.8
24.9
21.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
82.6
34.7
33.3
30.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
72.9
28.1
27.4
24.4
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
43.4
24.4
23.3
20.2
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NVIDIA GeForce MX350
62.7n2
20.7n2
20.5n2
18n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
44.6
15.9
15.4
NVIDIA GeForce MX330
44.3
15.7
15.4
13.4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7
44.6
13.5
13.5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
36.3
10.6
(-) * 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.
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 system



Device
graphics card processor memory operating system
Desktop PC I MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (11 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6)
MSI GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6)
Intel Core i9-9900K 4 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop PC II Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11 GB GDDR5X)
Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti (6 GB GDDR5)
XFX Radeon R9 Fury (4 GB HBM)
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X (4 GB GDDR5)
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X (3 GB GDDR5)
MSI Radeon R7 370 (2 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-8086K, Aorus Z370 Ultra Gaming 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC III Nvidia Titan RTX (24 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super (8 GB GDDR6)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB GDDR6)

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)Nvidia Titan X (Pascal) (12 GB GDDR5X)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (6 GB GDDR6)
PNY GeForce GTX 1660 (6 GB GDDR5)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5)
Zotac GeForce GT 1030 (2 GB GDDR5)
Asus GeForce GT 710
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (8 GB GDDR6))
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 (8 GB HBM2)
XFX AMD Radeon RX 590 (8 GB GDDR5)
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT76 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-9900K 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE65 Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP65 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP75 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-9750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Alienware 17 R4 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Asus G752VS Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT62VR Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL62 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Prestige 14 Nvidia GeForce MX350 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-10710U 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Prestige 14 Nvidia GeForce MX330 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-10510U 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI Alpha 15 AMD Radeon RX5500M (4 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
4K Monitors Nvidia Driver AMD Driver
Asus PB287Q, Philips Brilliance 329P9H ForceWare 457.30 Adrenaline 20.11.1
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Florian Glaser, 2020-11-27 (Update: 2020-11-27)
Florian Glaser
Editor of the original article: Florian Glaser - Managing Editor Gaming
Growing up with MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 in the early 90s, I discovered my interest in computers in my childhood. Especially computer games radiated a great fascination for me even then. From Monkey Island to Lands of Lore to Doom, everything was gambled that you could get your hands on. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2009 with focus on high-performance gaming notebooks.