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Thief Benchmarked

Florian Glaser, Tanja Hinum (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 03/09/2014

Treading quietly. The underrepresented stealth-adventure genre gets a fresh wind with the new Thief game. This article will not cover whether the series-reboot attains to the quality of its predecessor. Instead, we will investigate how much performance the title demands of a variety of hardware components. Will owners of weaker notebooks be able to enjoy this game?

Thief

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Graphics

Like many new releases, Thief is based on a highly modified version of the Unreal Engine 3. Although the developers implemented a ton of new, hot features (parallax occlusion mapping, tessellation, etc.), in some ways the graphics are lacking. While the lighting, shadows and many of the surface structures meet today's standards, other elements (faces, for example) seem a little outdated. Despite several weaknesses, however, overall the graphics quality falls somewhere between solid and good. Most stealth fans will be satisfied here.

In terms of atmosphere, there is little to critique. With the exception of a few dreary passages, the game world fits together coherently. The aura is sometimes reminiscent of the 2012 release of Dishonored. Thanks to the protagonist's visible arms and legs, the player gets a thrilling sense of being "in" the game.

Low Settings
Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings

We would like to give special recognition to Nixxes, who took care of the PC version of this game. The Dutch company has already drawn attention to themselves in the past for how well they port software across platforms (ex. Tomb Raider, Hitman: Absolution and Deus Ex: Human Revolution). They are not known necessarily for their graphics conversion itself, but more for their commitment to promoting ease of use and implementing a wide range of settings options (much better than a console port).

The user-friendly graphics menu, which is accessible even outside of the game, reveals a variety of options. Firstly, there is a "Display" tab with settings for resolution, picture mode, frame rate, vertical sychronization and the optional 3D mode. But there are even more options under the "Graphics" tab. Along with the FXAA anti-aliasing mode, Thief also supports the high-class SSAA. The five presets ("Very Low" to "Very High") prove to be very practical and allow the user to change the overall graphics quality quickly and easily. We used these presets in our tests.

Low Settings
Low Settings
Medium Settings
Medium Settings
High Settings
High Settings
Ultra Settings
Ultra Settings

We also applaud the developers for the integrated benchmark as well. The sequence, which lasts about a minute, shows a city street lined with dozens of passers-by and sparkling with effects. Graphically, this sequence is quite demanding (see video). As far as we can tell from the time we spent in the game itself, inside the campaign the game generally runs more smoothly. Bearing that in mind, our benchmark result of about 25 fps suggests that the title runs at a reasonably playable speed. It is a shame, however, that the numbers do not quite remain constant. As we repeated the test, the results tended to vary by a few fps (especially the minimum fps).

In contrast to other titles like Total War: Rome II, the visuals can only be scaled back to a limited extent. Pro: Even at low settings, Thief does not look ugly. Con: Because there are no giant improvements in performance when the graphics quality is reduced, weaker systems will quickly reach their limits. Independent of all this, the engine is well-developed. In our benchmark test, we only ran into one serious problem (an incorrect start with the Radeon R9 280X). When we ran the title on Intel GPUs, some textures were wrong, loaded too late or did not load at all, but it is possible that the problem had to do with the driver and not the game itself.

Results

From the perspective of a notebook user, the title's hardware demands are not exactly low. While mid-class GPUs, like the GeForce GT 740M, can still run the game fluidly on the "Very Low" preset (~30 fps), the popular HD Graphics 4000 and 4600 Intel chips only manage about 20 fps in the integrated benchmark. At that frame rate, the game is just barely playable, but it will not be much fun.

For 1366 x 768 pixels and the "Normal" preset, you will need at least an upper middle class graphics card. The GeForce GT 750M is the first card to run the game at these settings with over 25 fps. If you want to play Thief at high settings, you will need nothing less than a bona fide high-end GPU. Even at a moderate resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, the game will only run smoothly on a GeForce GTX 660M or higher. Only owners of expensive gaming notebooks will be able to enjoy the game's graphics in their full splendor. Only top models, like the GeForce GTX 770M or the Radeon HD 8970M, do well at 1920 x 1080 pixels and the "Very High" preset.

Maximum details...
Maximum details...
...with full anti-aliasing...
...with full anti-aliasing...
...and high texture filtering
...and high texture filtering

Because Thief is part of the Gaming Evolved program, it is not surprising that AMD graphics cards tend to achieve better results than their Nvidia counterparts. Need an example? The Radeon R9 280X desktop model comes in substantially ahead of the GeForce GTX 660 Ti in the "Ultra" setting, even though the Nvidia GPU almost never runs more slowly than the AMD card in other games.

Additionally, strong GPUs prove that Thief can be limited by the processor. If you only look at the "Very Low" preset, there is hardly a difference between many of the high-end models (with identical CPUs). In the next few weeks, a patch should be released to give Thief support for AMD's Mantle technology. Future results will only be comparable to a limited extent.

Note: As we unfortunately only noticed after we finished our benchmark tests, the game runs faster by a few percentage points when "Exclusive Fullscreen" is activated.

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    1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:FXAA & High SS AF:8x     1366x768 High Preset AA:FXAA & Low SS AF:4x     1366x768 Normal Preset AA:FX     1024x768 Very Low Preset
Radeon R9 280X, 3770K
Desktop-PC
53.4 (min: 0) fps ∼38%
65.6 (min: 0) fps ∼31%
67.4 (min: 0) fps ∼30%
69.4 (min: 0) fps ∼31%
GeForce GTX 680, 2600K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
Desktop GTX 680, Intel Core i7-2600K
49.3 (min: 22.4) fps ∼35%
69.3 (min: 35) fps ∼32%
71.8 (min: 48) fps ∼32%
75.5 (min: 49) fps ∼34%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti, 3770K
Desktop-PC
40.9 (min: 0) fps ∼29%
64.8 (min: 0) fps ∼30%
66.7 (min: 0) fps ∼29%
72.5 (min: 0) fps ∼33%
GeForce GTX 780M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
40.2 (min: 0) fps ∼28%
56.5 (min: 0) fps ∼26%
56.7 (min: 0) fps ∼25%
58.7 (min: 0) fps ∼26%
Radeon HD 8970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
35.9 (min: 0) fps ∼25%
49.9 (min: 0) fps ∼23%
50.9 (min: 0) fps ∼22%
55.1 (min: 0) fps ∼25%
Radeon HD 7970M, 3610QM
Schenker XMG P502
33.5 (min: 0) fps ∼24%
44.6 (min: 0) fps ∼21%
45.3 (min: 0) fps ∼20%
49.5 (min: 0) fps ∼22%
GeForce GTX 680M, 3610QM
Schenker XMG P502
31.3 (min: 0) fps ∼22%
51 (min: 0) fps ∼24%
54 (min: 0) fps ∼24%
56.3 (min: 0) fps ∼25%
GeForce GTX 770M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
26.6 (min: 0) fps ∼19%
46.8 (min: 0) fps ∼22%
51.3 (min: 0) fps ∼23%
57.1 (min: 0) fps ∼26%
GeForce GTX 675MX, 3610QM
Schenker XMG P502
23.4 (min: 0) fps ∼16%
41 (min: 0) fps ∼19%
46.6 (min: 0) fps ∼20%
55 (min: 0) fps ∼25%
GeForce GTX 765M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
19.1 (min: 0) fps ∼13%
37 (min: 0) fps ∼17%
43.1 (min: 0) fps ∼19%
58.2 (min: 0) fps ∼26%
GeForce GTX 670MX, 3610QM
Schenker XMG P502
18.5 (min: 0) fps ∼13%
34.4 (min: 0) fps ∼16%
39.7 (min: 0) fps ∼17%
54.6 (min: 0) fps ∼25%
GeForce GTX 660M, 3610QM
Schenker XMG P502
13 (min: 0) fps ∼9%
26.4 (min: 0) fps ∼12%
30.7 (min: 0) fps ∼13%
46 (min: 0) fps ∼21%
GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
10.5 (min: 0) fps ∼7%
21.5 (min: 0) fps ∼10%
25.7 (min: 0) fps ∼11%
40 (min: 0) fps ∼18%
Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ, Intel SSD 525 Series SSDMCEAC180B3
Schenker S413
7.4 (min: 1) fps ∼5%
16 (min: 0.9) fps ∼7%
20.4 (min: 8.4) fps ∼9%
30.7 (min: 21) fps ∼14%
GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
6.6 (min: 0) fps ∼5%
13.9 (min: 0) fps ∼6%
17.5 (min: 0) fps ∼8%
29 (min: 0) fps ∼13%
HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
4.8 (min: 0) fps ∼3%
9.9 (min: 0) fps ∼5%
12.2 (min: 0) fps ∼5%
21.3 (min: 0) fps ∼10%
HD Graphics 4000, 3610QM
Schenker XMG P502
4.3 (min: 0) fps ∼3%
8.8 (min: 0) fps ∼4%
10.9 (min: 0) fps ∼5%
19 (min: 0) fps ∼9%

Test Systems

Three of our test systems are courtesy of Schenker Technologies (mysn.de):

  • W503 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 765M, GTX 770M, GTX 780M, Radeon HD 8970M & HD Graphics 4600)
  • M503 (Core i7-4702MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 750M & HD Graphics 4600)
  • XMG P502 (Core i7-3610QM, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 660M, GTX 670MX, GTX 675MX, GTX 680M, Radeon HD 7970M & HD Graphics 4000)

The 64-bit edition of Windows 7 is installed on each of these notebooks. We thank Micron for the 480 GB Crucial M500.

Another test device is courtesy of Nvidia:

  • HP Envy 15-j011sg (Core i5-4200M, 12 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 740M & HD Graphics 4600)

Intel provided us with the following notebook:

  • Schenker S413 (Intel Core i7-4750HQ, 8 GB RAM, Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 GT3) 

GPU drivers used: Nvidia 334.89, AMD 14.2 Beta 1.3, Intel 10.18.10.3412

Benchmark results from changing notebooks (possibly with other drivers) to follow.

From left to right: Schenker M503, XMG P502 & W503
From left to right: Schenker M503, XMG P502 & W503
HP Envy 15-j011sg
HP Envy 15-j011sg

Overview

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      Model
Thief
 Thief (2014)
low
1024x768
Very Low Preset
med.
1366x768
Normal Preset
FXAA
high
1366x768
High Preset
4xAF FXAA & Low SSAA
ultra
1920x1080
Very High Preset
8xAF FXAA & High SSAA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
134.8
131.6
128.7
101n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
123.9n2
120n2
116.8n3
84.4n5
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
120.7
109.8
107.1
62.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
117.2
112
107.6
66.8n4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
117.1
115
103.4n4
103.2n15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
106
66.25n2
61.6n2
38.4n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
101.8n4
95.3n5
93.45n18
62.1n19
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
98.4
89.6n7
71.2n26
AMD Radeon R9 M390
93
72
63
32.95n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
89.8n5
76.35n6
65.55n6
34.85n6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
81n5
78.75n8
77.3n21
47.8n21
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
74.2n4
67.7n7
66.3n13
42.9n15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
73.2n13
62.75n20
53.65n36
27.9n36
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
71.75n2
81.8n4
78.15n4
50.3n5
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
71
44.7
37
18.5
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
68.6
67.1
64.3
42.7
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
66.8
47.5
44.3
21
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
65.2
58.3
55.1
29
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
64.1n5
49.45n8
40.7n8
19.5n7
      Model
Thief
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon RX 540
63
50.3
44.4
38
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
62.6n3
62.3n3
59n5
40.3n5
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
59.5n6
37n6
32n6
17.9n6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
58.7
56.7
56.5
40.2
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
58.7
39.4
35.6
18.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
58.4n7
50.4n9
43.85n14
24n14
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
58.2
43.1
37
19.1
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
58.1
37.1
32.2
15.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
57.1
51.3
46.8
26.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
56.3
54
51
31.3
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
55.1
50.9
49.9
35.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
55
46.6
41
23.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
54.6
39.7
34.4
18.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
54.1n2
50.55n2
48.2n3
31.9n3
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
53.7
35.5
31.6
17.2
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
51.2
52.7
51.3
32.2
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
51.1
48
45.3
34
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
49.5
45.3
44.6
33.5
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
46.9
27.5
21.5
10
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
46.45n8
37.65n10
33.7n11
18.1n11
      Model
Thief
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
46
30.7
26.4
13
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
45.6
28.2
22.3
9.4
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
44.25n6
27.05n6
20n5
11.2n4
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
43.8
30.1
25
12.4
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
41.4n2
29.4n4
25.35n4
12.8n4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
40
25.7
21.5
10.5
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
38.3
35.4
34.5
30.6
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
38.2n5
24.15n6
19.8n5
9.75n4
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
37.55n2
24.25n2
19.05n2
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
35n2
9.85n2
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
33.8n15
23.2n14
18.65n14
9.1n12
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
33.7n3
9.7n3
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
33.4n2
21.35n2
16.6n2
7.4
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
31.3
20.1
17.3
8.3
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
29.7
19.9
16.3
AMD Radeon R7 M270
28.1n2
19n2
16.2n2
8.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
27.9
19.9
17.1
9.5
Intel HD Graphics 5600
27.7
15.9
12.7
6.1
AMD Radeon R7 M370
27.2n2
19.6n2
17.5n2
10.6n2
Intel HD Graphics 530
27.1n2
15.4n2
12.65n2
6.35n2
      Model
Thief
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
27.1
22.5
19.7
11.5
AMD Radeon R9 M375
27
22.7
19.4
AMD Radeon R9 M275
26.8
22.6
19.3
10.5
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
26.2
15.5
12.4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
25.95n2
15.9n2
12.8n2
6.6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
25.3n2
15.25n2
12.35n2
6.3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
25.1
14.7
11.9
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
25n3
14.9n3
14.6n2
5.95n2
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
25
19.5
22.8
19.2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
24.8
19.2
14.6
7.2
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
24.7
Intel HD Graphics 520
24.3n9
14.2n9
11.7n3
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
24
16.7
22.3
13.8
Intel UHD Graphics 620
23.8n10
13.05n10
14n5
6.55n2
Intel Iris Graphics 540
23.3
15.7
13.7
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
21.8
15.8
12
7.7
AMD Radeon R5 M255
21.55n2
17.2
14.1
7.3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
21.3
13
10.7
Intel HD Graphics 620
21.05n12
12.3n11
11.4n9
5n7
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
21
14.8
11.1
      Model
Thief
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R7 M360
20.8n3
14n3
12.4n3
7.7n3
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
20.3n3
13.2n3
11.1n3
AMD Radeon R7 M340
20.3
AMD Radeon R5 M335
20
12.8
10.4
5.2
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
19.3
12.3
9.8
AMD Radeon R5 M330
19.1n2
12.3n2
10.2
5.1
Intel HD Graphics 4000
19
10.9
8.8
4.3
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
18.85n2
13.45n2
11.15n2
5.55n2
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
18.7
12
AMD Radeon R7 M260
18.5n4
15.45n4
13.3n3
7.1n2
Intel HD Graphics 6000
18
12
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
16.8n3
11.4n3
9.8n3
5.1
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
16.75n2
13
10.4
5.5
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
15.8n2
14.35n2
10.8n2
6.6
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
15.6
12.9
10.2
5
AMD Radeon R5 M230
15.6n2
10.25n2
8.15n2
3.8n2
Intel HD Graphics 4600
15.55n8
9.2n8
7.5n6
4.8
AMD Radeon R7 M265
15.4n3
12.9n3
12n3
3.4
Intel HD Graphics 5500
15.2n22
9.8n20
7.7n19
3.8n14
Intel HD Graphics 515
15.15n2
8.4n2
7.5
      Model
Thief
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
14.55n2
10n2
8.75n2
5.25n2
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
14.15n2
11.3n2
10.15n2
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
14n3
11.8n3
10n3
5n2
Intel HD Graphics 615
13.9
9.2
Intel HD Graphics 5000
13.35n2
9.05n2
7.6
3.9
AMD Radeon R5 M240
13.3
11.8
10.3
Intel HD Graphics 4400
12.9n20
7.9n19
6.35n16
3.45n8
Intel HD Graphics 4200
12.5n2
6.2n2
5.8
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
12.15n4
6.35n2
5.05n2
3.6
AMD Radeon HD 8400
10.4
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
10.3n3
7.4n3
8
4.3
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
10.1
5.7
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
10.1
7.6
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
9.9
6.8
5.7
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
9.6
7
5.8
Intel HD Graphics 5300
9.4n4
5.4n4
4.35n4
2.1n2
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
9.2
6.3
AMD Radeon HD 8330
9.15n2
4.55n2
4.5
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
8.9
5.7
4.2
0.7
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
8.7n2
5.8n2
3.6n2
      Model
Thief
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 8280
7.8
Intel HD Graphics 505
7.15n2
4.65n2
3.5
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
6.4
4.9
4.2
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
6
Qualcomm Adreno 630
6
5
5
3
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
5.9
3.6
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
4.1n2
3.3
AMD Radeon HD 8210
2.2
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200
36.4
34.9
19.9
      Model
Thief
lowmed.highultra
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
VIA Chrome9 HC
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
unknown
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
ATI Radeon HD 4100
AMD Radeon R9 M380
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
      Model
Thief
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
ATI Radeon HD 4225
AMD Radeon 610
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
AMD Radeon Pro 555
Intel HD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
      Model
Thief
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
AMD Radeon Pro 460
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
AMD Radeon RX Vega 9
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
AMD Radeon HD 7340
      Model
Thief
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 7310
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon R7 M440
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
Intel UHD Graphics P630
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
Intel HD Graphics P630
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon R5 M315
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
      Model
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AMD Radeon RX 540X
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Intel HD Graphics 3000
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
Intel HD Graphics 500
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
Intel UHD Graphics 600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
AMD Radeon R7 M465
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
AMD Radeon RX 490M
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
      Model
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NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Intel HD Graphics 610
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
ATI Radeon HD 4250
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
      Model
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Intel Iris Graphics 550
25.4
21.1
10
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
AMD Radeon Pro 560
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
Intel UHD Graphics 630
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
97.7
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
      Model
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
70.8
94.2n4
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
      Model
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AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
AMD Radeon 630
AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD Radeon 620
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
AMD Radeon R7 M445
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
AMD Radeon R9 M395
ATI Mobility 128 M3
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
      Model
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AMD Radeon R9 M470
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
SIS Mirage M661FX
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
NVIDIA ION 2
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
ATI Radeon HD 3200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
      Model
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NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
VIA Castle Rock
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
Intel HD Graphics P530
Intel HD Graphics 2500
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon R5 M420
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
AMD Radeon R7 M380
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
      Model
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Intel HD Graphics 2000
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon HD 8250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
Qualcomm Adreno 685
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
AMD Radeon RX 5300M
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
      Model
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Intel Xe DG1 (iDG1LP) Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
ATI Radeon HD 3100
AMD Radeon HD 7290
AMD Radeon HD 6320
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
      Model
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
AMD Radeon HD 6250
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
      Model
Thief
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon 530
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
AMD Radeon R5 M430
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
78.8
72.6
41.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
AMD Radeon Pro 450
      Model
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AMD Radeon HD 7430M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
AMD Radeon R9 M270
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon R5 M320
Intel HD Graphics 510
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
AMD Radeon Pro 455
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
      Model
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
AMD Radeon RX 640
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
AMD Radeon 625
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
AMD Radeon R7 M460
Silicon Motion SM502
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
AMD Radeon R9 M385
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
      Model
Thief
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
SIS Mirage 2 M760
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
ATI Radeon HD 4270
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
      Model
Thief
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
AMD Radeon HD 8180
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
115n7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
AMD Radeon 520
      Model
Thief
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ATI Radeon IGP 320M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
VIA Chrome9HD
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
Qualcomm Adreno 680
      Model
Thief
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AMD Radeon HD 7850M
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
AMD Radeon HD 8240
Intel UHD Graphics 605
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
AMD Radeon HD 6310
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
      Model
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
Intel UHD Graphics 615
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
(-) * 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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Florian Glaser, 2014-03- 9 (Update: 2014-03- 9)