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XCOM 2 Notebook Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Ariana Brodsky), 02/11/2016

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.

Minimal Preset
Minimal Preset
Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Maximum Preset
Maximum Preset
Minimal Preset
Minimal Preset
Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Maximum Preset
Maximum Preset

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

Overview

Show Restrictions
      Model
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low
1280x720
Minimal Preset
BilinearAF
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
2xAF FXAA
high
1920x1080
High Preset
8xAF FXAA
ultra
1920x1080
Maximum Preset (8xMSAA instead of FXAA)
16xAF 8xMSAA

3840x2160
High Preset
8xAF FXAA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
95.2n3
51.3n3
30.9n3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
86.4
74.9
68.7n4
40.45n4
23.2n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
136.1
95
70.9
33.4
20.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
85.5
62.8
56.45n4
29.1n4
16.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
37.7
19
10.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
72n3
32.1n3
19.8n3
8.7n3
5.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop)
82
66
51.1
24.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
87.9n3
61.4n3
46.9n3
22.9n3
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
82.1n4
51.5n4
35.15n4
16.45n4
      Model
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lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL / 870
AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
86.45n2
43.6n2
28.15n2
13.7n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M
74.7
42.6
27.6
12.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
80.6n4
42.5n4
26.35n4
11.95n4
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M
73.8
34.4
20.9
9.1
AMD Radeon R9 M290X
AMD Radeon HD 8970M
88.7
39.7
25.6
25
AMD Radeon RX 460 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
AMD Radeon R9 M390
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
AMD Radeon Pro 460
88.7
31.9
21.7
9.9
      Model
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lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon Pro 555
AMD Radeon Pro 455
70
27.2
17.9
5.9
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
72.8
25.9
15.8
7.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
AMD Radeon RX 540
AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
66.6
24.6
13.6
6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
60.6n2
23.3n2
14.65n2
6.7
AMD Radeon Pro 450
63.7
24.2
15.5
5.6
AMD Radeon R9 M385X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
59.1
21.4
13.3
5.9
AMD Radeon R9 M280X
34.9
21.3
14.5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
NVIDIA GeForce 945M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
      Model
XCOM 2
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
AMD Radeon R9 M370X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M
AMD Radeon R9 M275
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
AMD Radeon HD 8870M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
NVIDIA GeForce 845M
AMD Radeon HD 8850M
AMD Radeon R9 M265X
AMD Radeon HD 8790M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
      Model
XCOM 2
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
31.5
10.4
6.6
NVIDIA GeForce MX130
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
31.3n3
11.4n3
7.2n3
4.1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
31.1
10.6
7.2
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
29.85n2
11.5
7.3
3.3
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
AMD Radeon R9 M375
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
AMD Radeon R7 M445
22.8
7.9
5.2
4.9
AMD Radeon R7 M370
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
NVIDIA GeForce 840M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
20.9
6.9
4.5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
26
9.6
6.2
3.1
Intel Iris Graphics 550
30.4
9.9
6.8
      Model
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lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon 530
NVIDIA GeForce 830M
NVIDIA GeForce MX110
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
NVIDIA GeForce 920MX
25.6
8.9
Intel Iris Graphics 540
22.8n2
7.8n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
NVIDIA GeForce 825M
AMD Radeon R7 M260X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
AMD Radeon HD 8750M
AMD Radeon R7 M270
AMD Radeon R7 M265
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870
AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge)
18.4
6.9
4.9
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
      Model
XCOM 2
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R7 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R7 (Kaveri)
19.2
AMD Radeon R7 M460
22.5
7.8
5.2
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
AMD Radeon R7 M360
19.75n2
7.4n2
5.05n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
21.5
AMD Radeon HD 8690M
AMD Radeon R7 M440
22.8n2
7.9n2
5.2n2
4.9n2
AMD Radeon R7 M260
AMD Radeon R7 M340
AMD Radeon 520
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel HD Graphics 630
19.2
7.4
Intel HD Graphics 530
16.3
AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge)
15.9
6.1
Intel UHD Graphics 620
Intel HD Graphics 620
19.8
7.6
5.2
AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo)
11.4
3.7
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
      Model
XCOM 2
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
AMD Radeon HD 6850M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
Intel HD Graphics 5600
15.8
AMD Radeon HD 8670M
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
      Model
XCOM 2
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 160M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS
AMD Radeon HD 6730M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4830
AMD Radeon HD 8650G
16.5
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
AMD Radeon R5 M335
AMD Radeon R5 M330
16.9n2
5.6
AMD Radeon R5 M430
14.9
AMD Radeon R5 M255
21.5
7.8
4.9
NVIDIA GeForce 910M
13.5
7.1
4.9
2.1
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Intel HD Graphics 520
16.2n3
5.6n2
2.9
Intel Iris Graphics 6100
13.1
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
16.4
5.5
AMD Radeon R5 (Stoney Ridge)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTS
      Model
XCOM 2
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R5 M240
AMD Radeon R5 M320
AMD Radeon R5 M230
AMD Radeon HD 8570M
Intel HD Graphics 6000
AMD Radeon HD 8550M
Intel Iris Graphics 5100
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
AMD Radeon HD 8610G
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
Intel HD Graphics 4600
14.05n2
5.1
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
Intel HD Graphics 5500
Qualcomm Adreno 630
Intel UHD Graphics 617
Intel UHD Graphics 615
Intel HD Graphics 615
AMD Radeon R5 (Carrizo)
AMD Radeon R5 (Kaveri)
NVIDIA GeForce 710M
      Model
XCOM 2
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
Intel HD Graphics 5000
AMD Radeon HD 6550M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
AMD Radeon HD 7650M
AMD Radeon HD 7570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
AMD Radeon HD 8550G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
AMD Radeon HD 7620G
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
Intel HD Graphics 515
11.2
4.9
Intel HD Graphics 4400
13.1
Intel HD Graphics 610
12.7
Intel HD Graphics 510
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
      Model
XCOM 2
lowmed.highultra
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GTS
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
AMD Radeon HD 7600G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5165
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
Intel HD Graphics 5300
5.7
2.4
Intel UHD Graphics 605
Intel HD Graphics 505
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
Intel HD Graphics 4000
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
      Model
XCOM 2
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)
AMD Radeon R4 (Kaveri)
Intel HD Graphics (Broadwell)
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
9.9
2.5
AMD Radeon R4 (Beema)
AMD Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
AMD Radeon R2 (Stoney Ridge)
Intel HD Graphics 4200
9.8
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
AMD Radeon HD 8450G
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
AMD Radeon HD 6490M
AMD Radeon HD 8400
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 325M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 130M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 8350G
AMD Radeon HD 8330
      Model
XCOM 2
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Intel UHD Graphics 600
Intel HD Graphics 500
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9650M GT
NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 320M
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics (Braswell)
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell)
AMD Radeon HD 6470M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
AMD Radeon HD 7420G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
Intel HD Graphics (Haswell)
AMD Radeon HD 6520G
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
      Model
XCOM 2
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 XT
ATI Mobility Radeon X1900
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
AMD Radeon HD 7400G
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
AMD Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L)
Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
AMD Radeon HD 6370M
AMD Radeon HD 8280
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
AMD Radeon HD 6450M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
AMD Radeon HD 8240
AMD Radeon HD 8250
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
      Model
XCOM 2
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
Intel HD Graphics 3000
NVIDIA GeForce 310M
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
NVIDIA GeForce 315M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
AMD Radeon HD 8210
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 540v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4550
Intel HD Graphics 2500
Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530
ATI Mobility Radeon X1700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600
      Model
XCOM 2
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ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT
Intel HD Graphics 2000
NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
NVIDIA GeForce G 102M
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M (G) / ION (LE)
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
AMD Radeon HD 7340
AMD Radeon HD 6320
AMD Radeon HD 7310
AMD Radeon HD 6310
AMD Radeon HD 8180
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 Hybrid X2
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G
NVIDIA ION 2
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS
      Model
XCOM 2
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AMD Radeon HD 7290
AMD Radeon HD 6290
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3430
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
ATI Radeon HD 4250
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6250
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
NVIDIA GeForce 9100M G
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
ATI Radeon HD 3200
ATI Radeon HD 4225
ATI Radeon HD 3100
NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
      Model
XCOM 2
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ATI Mobility Radeon X2300
ATI Radeon Xpress X1270
ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
ATI Radeon Xpress 1250
ATI Radeon Xpress X1200
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
ATI Radeon Xpress 1150
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
ATI Radeon Xpress 200M
ATI Radeon Xpress 1100
SIS Mirage 3 671MX
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
VIA Chrome9 HC
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro II
SIS Mirage M661FX
      Model
XCOM 2
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unknown
Silicon Motion SM502
ATI Mobility 128 M3
VIA S3 Graphics ProSavage8
SIS Mirage 2 M760
VIA Castle Rock
VIA S3G UniChrome Pro
ATI Radeon IGP 320M
ATI Radeon IGP 340M
ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 IGP
Intel Extreme Graphics 2
ATI Mobility Radeon M6
ATI Mobility Radeon M7
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 IGP
ATI Mobility Radeon 9100 IGP
NVIDIA GeForce 2 Go (200 / 100)
NVIDIA GeForce 3 Go
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500
SIS Mirage 3+ 672MX
ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
      Model
XCOM 2
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NVIDIA GeForce 4 420 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 440 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 460 Go
NVIDIA GeForce 4 488 Go
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9200
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100
NVIDIA GeForce 7150M
NVIDIA GeForce 7190M
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5600 / 5650
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6250
ATI Mobility Radeon X300
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6400
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200
ATI Mobility Radeon 9550
ATI Mobility Radeon 9600
      Model
XCOM 2
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NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 Go
ATI Mobility Radeon X1300
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300
ATI Mobility Radeon X600
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4700MHD
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3400
ATI Radeon HD 4100
ATI Mobility Radeon X1350
ATI Radeon HD 4200
ATI Radeon HD 4270
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GeForceBoost
VIA Chrome9HD
NVIDIA GeForce G 205M
NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE
NVIDIA GeForce G 103M
NVIDIA GeForce G 107M
AMD Radeon HD 6330M
      Model
XCOM 2
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NVIDIA GeForce G 110M
ATI Mobility Radeon X700
ATI Mobility Radeon X1450
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600
ATI Mobility Radeon 9800
ATI Mobility Radeon X800
ATI Mobility Radeon X2500
NVIDIA GeForce 305M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4350
AMD Radeon HD 6350M
AMD Radeon HD 7350M
AMD Radeon HD 6380G
AMD Radeon HD 6430M
ATI Mobility Radeon X800XT
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800
NVIDIA GeForce 405M
AMD Radeon R6 (Mullins)
AMD Radeon HD 7430M
AMD Radeon HD 7370M
      Model
XCOM 2
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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2700
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
ATI Mobility Radeon X1800XT
NVIDIA GeForce GT 320M
AMD Radeon HD 8310G
NVIDIA GeForce 705M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 220M
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 8410G
Intel HD Graphics (Skylake)
NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT
AMD Radeon HD 7510M
AMD Radeon HD 7490M
AMD Radeon HD 7530M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 560v
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 565v
NVIDIA GeForce GT 625M
      Model
XCOM 2
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AMD Radeon HD 6530M
AMD Radeon HD 8510G
AMD Radeon HD 7630M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M
AMD Radeon HD 7590M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5750
AMD Radeon R5 M420
AMD Radeon R5 M315
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150M
AMD Radeon HD 6570M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5770
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5830
AMD Radeon HD 6830M
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 260M
AMD Radeon HD 8590M
AMD Radeon HD 8650M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4860
Intel HD Graphics P530
Intel HD Graphics P630
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6
      Model
XCOM 2
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AMD Radeon HD 7750M
AMD Radeon HD 8770M
AMD Radeon HD 8830M
AMD Radeon HD 6870M
AMD Radeon HD 7770M
AMD Radeon R7 M380
NVIDIA GeForce MX230
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
AMD Radeon R7 M465
AMD Radeon HD 7850M
AMD Radeon R9 M365X
AMD Radeon HD 6950M
AMD Radeon HD 7870M
AMD Radeon R9 M270
AMD Radeon R9 M380
AMD Radeon R9 M385
AMD Radeon R9 M470
Intel Iris Pro Graphics P580
AMD Radeon HD 7950M
AMD Radeon R9 M470X
      Model
XCOM 2
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NVIDIA GeForce MX250
AMD Radeon Pro 555X
AMD Radeon RX 550X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon Pro 560
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
AMD Radeon R9 M395
AMD Radeon R9 M390X
AMD Radeon R9 M485X
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 16
AMD Radeon R9 M395X
AMD Radeon Pro Vega 20
AMD Radeon RX 490M
AMD Radeon RX 470 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 570X (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 480 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX Vega Mobile
AMD Radeon RX 580X (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
      Model
XCOM 2
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
Qualcomm Adreno 680
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

 

Legend
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, 2016-02-11 (Update: 2016-02-11)