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The Elder Scrolls Online Benchmarked

Florian Glaser, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 04/16/2014

Big, bigger, TESO. As one of the last publishers to do so, Bethesda Softworks tries an MMORPG by subscription. The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) is intended to piggyback off of the success of competitors in its genre, like Guild Wars 2 and World of WarCraft. You will encounter hardly any new technological advances, but the title scores points for its visually appealing and interesting world. Our article primarily deals with the new game's hardware demands.

The Elder Scrolls Online

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Graphics

For an MMO game, the underlying graphics are completely respectable, though you cannot expect anything visually stunning to unfold on the screen. In terms of facets of the game that are well-done, we certainly deem the detailed character models and expansive landscapes worth mentioning. The landscapes are covered with loads of flora and fauna. However, you should not look too closely at the objects, as many of the textures appear spongy up close. But to some extent, the nice light/color moods and the well-executed art design make up for this shortcoming.

As per usual with MMORPGs, some passages could be livelier. Here and there, Tamriel seems a little sterile. But to be fair, making such a big world diverse and thrilling in every way is not exactly easy.

The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online

In terms of gameplay, we think TESO deserves a good grade. Granted, fights from the point of view of the player are not perfectly rendered (not enough feedback when the target is hit, unclean collision detection), but the controls work fluidly and comfortably. Especially considering earlier versions of the Elder Scrolls, the menus are relatively well-designed. Also, the background music is decent. Thanks to the professional (English) speakers, the dialog (set to music) fosters an enjoyable atmosphere.

The basic principle is more or less a matter of taste. As we know from prior titles in the Elder Scrolls line, after the tutorial, the character is thrown seemingly aimlessly into the world and receives hardly any guidance. Which is to say: You have to work out a lot of things for yourself and plumb the mysteries of the continent on your own. While player X may love this, player Y may feel somewhat lost. To understand the world more easily, it is better to have some prior experience with the series.

The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online

The ZeniMax Online Studios deserve high praise for the comprehensive video menu with about 20 different options. Alongside the standard repertoire like resolution, picture mode and gamma value, you can also change many graphics details here (texture quality, shadows, water reflections, etc.) The five presets are especially practical ("Minimum," "Low," "Medium," "High" and "Ultra High") and allow you to adjust all the settings at once quickly and easily -- which is important, because depending on the scene, the presets can behave massively differently.

Minimum and low details prove to be so ugly that no one would use them voluntarily. That is to say nothing of the objects that just suddenly appear out of nowhere. Starting at the medium settings, things start to look nicer and act more normally, and at high details the game's visuals and behavior are both quite good. However, it should be mentioned that the highest preset does not set all the menu items to their maximum values (the range of vision, for instance, is set to just 62 of 100%). But simply because it is easier, we used the automatic levels anyway. Great: It is possible to change to the settings directly inside the game, though TESO has to reload the content.

Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Ultra High Preset
Ultra High Preset
Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Ultra High Preset
Ultra High Preset

Benchmark

Depending on the environment, the frame rate fluctuates greatly. While there are seldom problems indoors, on busy streets the performance can drop. For this reason, our benchmark takes place in a city. Thanks to the numerous buildings, other players and plants, Vulkhel Guard, in which you start on the side of the Aldmeri faction (on the island of Auridon), is well-suited for our performance measurements.

As you can gather from our video below, we ran down a specific route -- about 35 seconds forward and 35 seconds back. Despite the fluctuations typical of online games (other characters hop around on the screen, etc.), the sequence delivers rather constant results. That is, at least, when the time of day remains the same. Depending on the lighting, the frame rate varies somewhat. The numbers listed originated in the morning, afternoon or evening, but never night (in comparison with reality, the passing of a day is accelerated many times over).

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

In case you are wondering why some more potent GPUs come in behind their allegedly weaker relatives: At moderate graphics options, the performance is highly dependent on the processor. The fact that AMD processors tend to do worse (example: Radeon R9 280X vs. GeForce GTX 660 Ti) can be traced back to the membership in Nvidia's TWIMTBP program, among other things. Certainly, the brand new "wonder driver" 337.50 does not do the GeForce models any harm either.

Results

The hardware demands are surprisingly low. For medium details and 1366x768 pixels, a low-end chip will suffice, like the HD Graphics 4600 integrated into Haswell processors. The high preset is fueled by just an inexpensive all-round model -- the GeForce GT 740M was granted an average of over 30 fps (1366x768).

Maximum details and 1920x1080 pixels demand quite a bit more of the hardware components, but more than a GeForce GTX 850M or GeForce GTX 765M is not imperative. Thus: The engine seems to be extremely well-optimized.

The Elder Scrolls Online
    1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:On     1366x768 High Preset AA:On     1366x768 Medium Preset AA:Off     1024x768 Low Preset AA:Off
GeForce GTX 680, 2600K, Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB MZ7PD256HAFV-0Z000
Desktop GTX 680, Intel Core i7-2600K
71.5 (min: 47) fps ∼79%
95 (min: 70) fps ∼95%
98 (min: 83) fps ∼98%
99 (min: 88) fps ∼99%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti, 3770K
Desktop-PC
67.4 fps ∼74%
85.7 fps ∼86%
94 fps ∼94%
98.4 fps ∼98%
GeForce GTX 880M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
57.5 fps ∼63%
76 fps ∼76%
87.1 fps ∼87%
92.5 fps ∼93%
GeForce GTX 870M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
54.5 fps ∼60%
76 fps ∼76%
84.5 fps ∼85%
93.7 fps ∼94%
Radeon R9 280X, 3770K
Desktop-PC
53.7 fps ∼59%
84.1 fps ∼84%
94 fps ∼94%
97.4 fps ∼97%
GeForce GTX 780M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
50.6 fps ∼56%
69.4 fps ∼69%
78.3 fps ∼78%
84.4 fps ∼84%
Radeon HD 8970M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
42.9 fps ∼47%
63.4 fps ∼63%
74.2 fps ∼74%
82.2 fps ∼82%
GeForce GTX 770M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
42.6 fps ∼47%
70.9 fps ∼71%
83.2 fps ∼83%
90.6 fps ∼91%
GeForce GTX 860M, 4700MQ
Schenker W504
39.8 fps ∼44%
73.6 fps ∼74%
83.6 fps ∼84%
89.6 fps ∼90%
GeForce GTX 850M, 4340M
Schenker M504
37.1 fps ∼41%
72 fps ∼72%
81.5 fps ∼82%
92 fps ∼92%
GeForce GTX 765M, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
35.7 fps ∼39%
66.6 fps ∼67%
81.6 fps ∼82%
84.9 fps ∼85%
GeForce GT 750M, 4702MQ
Schenker M503
22.6 fps ∼25%
46.8 fps ∼47%
66.4 fps ∼66%
82.3 fps ∼82%
GeForce GT 640M, 2637M, Lite-On LMT-256M3M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
17.7 (min: 13) fps ∼19%
32.4 (min: 22) fps ∼32%
45 (min: 33) fps ∼45%
56 (min: 38) fps ∼56%
Iris Pro Graphics 5200, 4750HQ, Intel SSD 525 Series SSDMCEAC180B3
Schenker S413
16.6 (min: 13) fps ∼18%
32 (min: 25) fps ∼32%
43 (min: 37) fps ∼43%
66 (min: 48) fps ∼66%
GeForce GT 740M, 4200M
HP Envy 15-j011sg
15.8 fps ∼17%
33.9 fps ∼34%
51 fps ∼51%
81.1 fps ∼81%
HD Graphics 4600, 4700MQ
Schenker W503
9.3 fps ∼10%
19.3 fps ∼19%
31.3 fps ∼31%
60.8 fps ∼61%
HD Graphics 4000, 3720QM
Asus N56VM
7.2 (min: 3) fps ∼8%
13.9 (min: 9) fps ∼14%
23.1 (min: 17) fps ∼23%
40 (min: 26) fps ∼40%
HD Graphics 3000, 2637M, Lite-On LMT-256M3M
Acer Aspire M3-581TG
14.8 (min: 12) fps ∼15%
22.5 (min: 17) fps ∼23%

Processor Influence

As mentioned, The Elder Scrolls Online definitely profits from a strong CPU. In our test, we used a fast Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 desktop graphics card and paired it with three different processors. The Cinebench R15 benchmark illustrates the comparison between the processors' pure computational performance. You can also see clearly from the diagram that the GTX 680 profits from a strong CPU. But with the 2600K, the test system already reaches the maximum of 100 fps at the "High" settings.

Test Systems

Four of our test devices are courtesy of Schenker Technologies (mysn.de):

  • W504 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 860M, GTX 870M, GTX 880M)
  • W503 (Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 765M, GTX 770M, GTX 780M, Radeon HD 8970M)
  • M504 (Core i5-4340M, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GTX 850M)
  • M503 (Core i7-4702MQ, 8 GB DDR3, GeForce GT 750M)

The 64-bit edition of Windows 7 is installed on each of these notebooks. Thank you to 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)

GPU drivers used: Nvidia 337.50 Beta, AMD 14.3 Beta 1.0, Intel 10.18.10.3496

In addition there are benchmarks from other notebooks (possibly with different drivers).

Schenker M503/M504, Schenker W503/W504
Schenker M503/M504, Schenker W503/W504
HP Envy 15
HP Envy 15

Overview

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      Model
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 The Elder Scrolls Online (2014)
low
1024x768
Low Preset
Off AA
med.
1366x768
Medium Preset
Off AA
high
1366x768
High Preset
On AA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra High Preset
On AA
AMD Radeon 520
AMD Radeon 530
AMD Radeon 610
AMD Radeon 620
AMD Radeon 625
AMD Radeon 630
AMD Radeon HD 6250
AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 6320
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
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AMD Radeon HD 6520G
AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
AMD Radeon HD 7290
AMD Radeon HD 7310
AMD Radeon HD 7340
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
      Model
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AMD Radeon HD 7370M
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
      Model
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AMD Radeon HD 7660G
40
28.9
19.1
10.3
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
AMD Radeon HD 7750M
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
AMD Radeon HD 8180
AMD Radeon HD 8210
17.1
AMD Radeon HD 8240
AMD Radeon HD 8250
AMD Radeon HD 8280
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
AMD Radeon HD 8330
24.8
15.2
7.8
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
37
22.2
12.3
AMD Radeon HD 8400
28.2
16.8
9
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
39
25.8
15.3
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
36
28
18.2
9.7
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
45
32
21
10.9
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
44.4
33.4
27.9
17.2
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
82.2
74.2
63.4
42.9
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon Pro 450
AMD Radeon Pro 455
AMD Radeon Pro 460
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon Pro 560
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
32.1
17.4
9.5
3.7
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R5 M230
54.4n2
28.3n2
13.8n2
5.6
AMD Radeon R5 M240
AMD Radeon R5 M255
AMD Radeon R5 M315
AMD Radeon R5 M320
AMD Radeon R5 M330
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon R5 M420
AMD Radeon R5 M430
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon R7 M260
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
AMD Radeon R7 M265
61.9n2
41.45n2
27.15n2
7.3
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R7 M270
AMD Radeon R7 M340
AMD Radeon R7 M360
AMD Radeon R7 M370
AMD Radeon R7 M380
AMD Radeon R7 M440
AMD Radeon R7 M445
AMD Radeon R7 M460
AMD Radeon R7 M465
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
AMD Radeon R9 M270
AMD Radeon R9 M275
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
AMD Radeon R9 M375
AMD Radeon R9 M380
AMD Radeon R9 M385
      Model
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AMD Radeon R9 M385X
AMD Radeon R9 M390
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
AMD Radeon R9 M395
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
AMD Radeon R9 M470
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 490M
AMD Radeon RX 540
AMD Radeon RX 540X
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
      Model
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AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 640
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
ATI Mobility 128 M3
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
      Model
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ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
      Model
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ATI Mobility Radeon X300
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
ATI Radeon HD 3100
ATI Radeon HD 3200
ATI Radeon HD 4100
ATI Radeon HD 4200
ATI Radeon HD 4225
ATI Radeon HD 4250
ATI Radeon HD 4270
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
      Model
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ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
25.2
9.2
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
35.2
13.6
9
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
34.5
14.3
8.6
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
Intel HD Graphics 2000
Intel HD Graphics 2500
Intel HD Graphics 3000
22.5
14.8
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics 4000
40
23.1
13.9
7.2
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics 4200
43.1
23.4
15
Intel HD Graphics 4400
38.1
20.6
12.4
Intel HD Graphics 4600
58.85n2
26.55n2
16.45n2
9.3
Intel HD Graphics 500
Intel HD Graphics 5000
Intel HD Graphics 505
Intel HD Graphics 510
Intel HD Graphics 515
Intel HD Graphics 520
Intel HD Graphics 530
Intel HD Graphics 5300
Intel HD Graphics 5500
      Model
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Intel HD Graphics 5600
Intel HD Graphics 6000
Intel HD Graphics 610
Intel HD Graphics 615
Intel HD Graphics 620
Intel HD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics P530
Intel HD Graphics P630
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
46
26.6
18.4
10.1
Intel Iris Graphics 540
Intel Iris Graphics 550
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
66
43
32
16.6
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
Intel UHD Graphics 600
Intel UHD Graphics 605
Intel UHD Graphics 615
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Intel UHD Graphics P630
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
      Model
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NVIDIA GeForce 405M
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
58.6
34
25.2
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
67.5n3
47.2n3
34.2n3
17.7n2
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
      Model
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NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
79.6
77.4
58.3
31.4
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
      Model
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NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
68
37.5
26.2
13.7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
56
45
32.4
17.7
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
74.4
37.9
21.4
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
79.4
41.8
24.6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
81.1
51
33.9
15.8
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
82.3
66.4
46.8
22.6
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
84.9
81.6
66.6
35.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
90.6
83.2
70.9
42.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
84.4
78.3
69.4
50.6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
86.2n4
76.55n4
65.3n5
37.1n5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
88.7n2
81.45n2
70.7n2
40.25n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
93.7
84.5
61.45n2
45.45n2
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
92.5
87.1
76
57.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
NVIDIA ION 2
      Model
The Elder Scrolls Online
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NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 Max-Q
Qualcomm Adreno 630
Qualcomm Adreno 680
Silicon Motion SM502
SIS Mirage 2 M760
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
SIS Mirage M661FX
unknown
VIA Castle Rock
VIA Chrome9 HC
VIA Chrome9HD
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
(-) * 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.
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Florian Glaser, 2014-04-16 (Update: 2014-04-16)