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    Default DIY eGPU Game Video Benchmarks














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    Last Tested Games



     

    10/06/2012

    DOTA 2, Guild Wars 2, Max Payne 3, Warhammer 40k: Space Marine, TERA x1.2Opt-Int videos.

    30/03/2012



     

    Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft Cataclysm, The Elder Scrolls Skyrim, Dragon Age 2 1.2Opt-Int videos.

    28/03/2012

    Anno 2070, Batman Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Diablo 3 Beta, Crysis 2, Shift 2: Unleashed, CitiesXL 2012, The Witcher 2 x1.2Opt-Int videos.

    02/05/2012

    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Demo), Magicka, Age of Empires: Online, Dragon Age 2.

    01/26/2012

    The Witcher 2, World of Warcraft Cataclysm, Shogun 2 Total War x1.1Opt videos.

    01/25/2012

    Star Wars TOR x1.1Opt videos.












    Informations

    Hardware Setup


     



    OLD 1.1Opt Setup: 12.5" HP 2560P i5-2520M + GTX560Ti@x1.1Opt, 4GB, Win7/64-bit (Click for further details on HP EliteBook 2560p Owner Lounge)



    ORIGINAL 1.2Opt Setup: 12.5" HP 2560P i7-2630QM + GTX560 (@ 900/2200)@x1.2Opt, 8GB, Win7/64-bit (Click for further details on HP EliteBook 2560p Owner Lounge)



     



    NEW 1.2Opt Setup: 12.5" HP 2560P i7-2630QM + GTX670 @x1.2Opt, 8GB, Win7/64-bit (Click for further details on HP EliteBook 2560p Owner Lounge)







     






























    Score Explanation

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    General Notes

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    Using the x1.1Opt-Int setup, in the majority of the cases give less FPS than the x1.1Opt-Ext setup due the bandwidth needed by the video signal.



    Example of bandwidth used by internal screen:



    Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels



    Color Depth: 32Bpp



    Framerate: 30FPS



    Bandwidth Used: {[(1366 x 768) x 32] x 30} = 1.007.124.480 bits/s = 125.890.560 Bytes/s = 122.940 KiloBytes/s = 120,06 MegaBytes/s



    Considering that:



    PCIe v1.0 x1 speed: 2.5GT/s = ~250MB/s



    PCIe v2.0 x1 speed: 5.0GT/s = ~500MB/s



    We can say that empirically the x1.2Opt-Int kit could give better performance than the x1.1Opt-Ext kit because [(500-120) > 250] MB.



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    IMPORTANT NOTE: All the games were tested with the MAXIMUM SETTINGS (not only MAXIMUM PRESET but ALL the options on MAXIMUM where available). Only the RESOLUTION was lowered to 720p when 1080p doesn't achieve desidered performance. AUDIO signal through HDMI was DISABLED to maximize the bandwidth.



     
































































































































































































    Videos

    Games

    x1.1Opt-Ext

    Notes

    x1.1Opt-Int

    Notes

    Age of Empires Online

    1080p























     



    • Microlags during scrolling



    768p



    • Microlags during scrolling



    Anno 2070

    720p



    • FPS drop on large views


    • Bad optimization in videos (same issue present in Anno 1404)


    • Microlags during scrolling



    768p



    • FPS drop on large views


    • Bad optimization in video (same issue present in Anno 1404)


    • Microlags during scrolling



    Batman Arkham City

    720p



    • No difference in performance between 720p and 1080p


    • Known stuttering issue due to Scaleform engine (in-game cutscenes)



    768p



    • No evident FPS drop due internal screen bandwidth


    • Known stuttering issue due to Scalerform engine (in-game cutscenes)



    Battlefield 3

    720p



    • FPS drop during area loading


    • At 1080p the menu overlay lags as hell and the gameplay stays around 20-25 FPS


    • Some microlags during fast scenes



    768p



    • No menu overlay lag


    • Some microlags during fast scenes



    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

     

     

     

     

    CitiesXL 2012

    1080p



    • Some microlags during high distance views


    • FPS drop on panorama views



    768p



    • City Lights cause FPS drops during night-time


    • FPS drop on panorama views


    • Some microlags during high distance views


    • Intro movie lagging



    Crysis 2

    1080p



    • Long loading times


    • Some stuttering during dynamical loading of the scenes


    • At 720p the game jumps to a range of 29-37 FPS becoming PLAYABLE



    768p



    • Huge loading times (Freezes)


    • Out of sync between audio and video in cutscenes


    • Huge FPS drops during starting scenes



    Deus Ex Human Revolution

    1080p



    • Noticeable FPS drop during area loading (2-3 seconds)



    768p



    • Noticeable FPS drop during area loading (2-3 seconds)



    Diablo 3 (Beta)

    1080p



    • When below 60 FPS some microlags appear (but Alt-Tabbing make them disappear, problem seems related to OUTDOOR shadows)


    • Stuttering during the first phases of the game



    768p



    • Stuttering during the first phases of the game


    • Frequent microlags outdoor



    Dragon Age 2

    1080p



    • Low FPS


    • Using DX9 the game becomes SMOOTH



    768p



    • Low FPS


    • Using DX9 the game becomes SMOOTH



    Kingdoms of Amalur (Demo)

    1080p



    • Some Microlags during the first phases of the game



    768p



    • Some microlags during the first phases of the game



    Magicka

     

    1080p



    • Laggy in the selection menu




     

    768p



    • Laggy in the selection menu


    • Some microlags during the first phases of the game



    Metro 2033

     

     

     

     

    Orcs must die!

    1080p



    • No issues



    768p



    • No evident FPS drop due internal screen bandwidth



    Portal 2

    1080p



    • No issues



    768p



    • No evident FPS drop due internal screen bandwidth



    Rage

     

     

     



     

    Shift 2 Unleashed Need for Speed

     

     

     

     

    Shogun 2 Total War

    1080p



    • Low FPS (15-20)


    • Graphical glitches (Artefacts seems related to driver version)


    • Issue recognizing the GPU and setting up graphics options (known issue related to Optimus)


    • At 720p the game jumps to a range of 20-25 FPS becoming LAGGY



    768p



    • Low FPS (15-20)


    • Graphical glitches (artifacts seems related to driver version)


    • Issue recognizing the GPU and setting up graphics options (known issue related to Optimus)



    Star Wars The Old Republic

    1080p



    • Some microlags during area loading


    • In battleground and big city hubs low FPS (20-23)



    768p



    • Some microlags during area loading


    • In battleground areas and big city hubs low FPS (18-20)



    Starcraft 2

    1080p



    • No issues



    768p



    • Laggy intro menu (till Hyperion jumps to the hyperspace)


    • Some spot stuttering with many units on screen



    Team Fortress 2

    1080p



    • No issues



    768p



    • Stuttering during the first phases of the game



    The Elder Scrolls Skyrim

    1080p



    • Some microlags during scene with many characters


    • FPS drop on panorama views


    • At 720p the game jumps to a range of 37-50 FPS becoming SMOOTH



    768p



    • Some microlags during scenes with many characters


    • FPS drop on panorama views



    The Settlers 7 Path to a kingdom

    1080p



    • Graphical glitches (not dependant from the eGPU but annoying)


    • Stuttering during zoom out (to tactical map view)


    • At 720p the game jumps to a range of 30-35 FPS becoming SMOOTH



    768p



    • Graphical glitches (not dependant from the eGPU, but annoying)


    • Stuttering during zoom out (to tactical map view)



    The Witcher 2

    1080p


    NOTE: No UBERSAMPLING activated (if activated 15-20 FPS)




    • Some microlags during movements


    • Stuttering during the first phases of the game


    • At 720p the game jumps to a range of 34-45 FPS becoming SMOOTH



    768p




    NOTE: No UBERSAMPLING activated (if activated 15-20 FPS)




    • Some microlags during movements


    • Stuttering during the first phases of the game



    World of Warcraft

    1080p



    • Frequent microlags during movements


    • Low FPS in city hubs (18-22)


    • Ultra preset bugged (badly optimized)


    • At 720p the game jumps to a range of 35-50 FPS becoming SMOOTH



    768p



    • Frequent microlags during movements


    • Low FPS in city hubs (15-20)


    • Ultra preset bugged (badly optimized




     



     



     





     



     


































































































































































































































    Videos

    Games

    x1.2Opt-Ext

    Notes

    x1.2Opt-Int

    Notes

    Age of Empires Online

     

     

     

     

    Anno 2070

     

     

    768p



    • FPS drop on panorama large views



    Batman Arkham City

     

     

    768p



    • No evident FPS drop due internal screen bandwidth


    • No more stuttering issue due to Scalerform engine (in-game cutscenes)



    Battlefield 3

     

     

    768p



    • "High" preset used


    • Video recorded on a 64players Multiplayer map where the data load is higher



    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

     

     

     

     

    CitiesXL 2012

     

     

    768p



    • City Lights cause FPS drops during night-time


    • FPS drop during fast zooming movements



    Crysis 2

     

     

    768p



    • Huge FPS drop during the first seconds of the loaded level (20s)



    Deus Ex Human Revolution

     

     

     

     

    Diablo 3 (Beta)

     

     

    768p



    • Stuttering during the first phases of the game


    • With the FXAA disabled the game jumps to fixed 60+ FPS becoming PERFECT



    DOTA 2

     

     

    768p



    • No evident FPS drop due internal screen bandwidth



    Dragon Age 2

     

     

    768p





    • Using DX9 the game becomes PERFECT



    Guild Wars 2 (Beta)

     

     

    768p


    NOTE: The beta is known to have performance issues

     




    • Shadows setting needs to be turned OFF


    • Antialiasing setting needs to be turned OFF











     



    Kingdoms of Amalur (Demo)

     

     

     

     

    Magicka

     

     

     

     

    Max Payne 3

     

     

    768p



    • The game rollback if DX11 is used. Using DX9 the game is PERFECT



    Metro 2033

     

     

     

     

    Orcs must die!

     

     

     

     

    Portal 2

     

     

     

     

    Rage

     

     

     

     

    Shift 2 Unleashed Need for Speed

     

     

    768p



    • The performance are dependant on the number of opponents and time of the event: with 16 cars during dusk or evening the range of FPS is 18-25, without car rendered it jumps to 40+ FPS becoming SMOOTH



    Shogun 2 Total War

     

     

     

     

    Star Wars The Old Republic

     

     

     

     

    Starcraft 2

     

     

    768p



    • Laggy intro menu (till Hyperion jumps to the hyperspace)



    Team Fortress 2

     

     

     

     

    TERA

     

     

    768p



    • No evident FPS drop due internal screen bandwidth



    The Elder Scrolls Skyrim

     

     

    768p



    • Some microlags during scenes with many characters



    The Settlers 7 Path to a kingdom

     

     

     

     

    The Witcher 2

     

     

    768p


    NOTE: No UBERSAMPLING activated (if activated 15-20 FPS)




    • No evident FPS drop due internal screen bandwidth



    Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

     

     

    768p



    • No evident FPS drop due internal screen bandwidth



    World of Warcraft

     

     

    768p



    • "Ultra" preset used (except for shadows set on "High")



       




     




     

    Last edited by SimoxTav; 11th June 2012 at 02:51 AM.
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    Default Re: DIY eGPU Game Video Benchmarks

    Up! Finally updated with the first 1.2Opt-Int videos! Enjoy!
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