Diablo 2 Resurrected Beta PC performance report - Graphics card benchmarks

Written by Chad Norton on Tue, Aug 17, 2021 12:29 PM
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Blizzard's iconic Diablo 2 is getting a much needed glow-up soon, with updated graphics and controls to bring the classic into a more modern setting, and some lucky fans have gained early access to the Open Beta recently before it opens up to more players on Wednesday. But how well does Diablo 2 Resurrected perform? And what kind of hardware is needed to play it at its best? We take a look at the PC performance benchmarks for Diablo 2 Resurrected Beta...

First of all, in this PC performance benchmark article for Diablo 2 Resurrected, we benchmark a range of graphics cards going from the higher-end RTX 2060; the mid-range GTX 1060 which is the recommended GPU; and to the lower-end R7 370 which is close to the minimum required GPU.

Then we go through the FPS test results of each graphics card running at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. From there we can see the performance of the minimum and recommended system requirement graphics cards and consider how well optimized Diablo 2 Resurrected really is.

Diablo 2 Resurrected unfortunately does not include an in-game benchmarking tool, so for these results we started the run in one of the opening areas of the game, exploring the area and fighting some enemies. Considering most of your time in D2R will be spent doing exactly that, we found this benchmark run to be pretty representative of the overall gameplay experience.

With that in mind, let's jump into the PC performance benchmarks for Diablo 2 Resurrected...

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Diablo 2 Resurrected RTX 2060 benchmarks and frames per second analysis performed on Nvidia PNY GeForce RTX 2060 | Intel i7-5820K | 16GB

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Average FPS for Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 in Diablo 2 Resurrected @ 1080p

Diablo 2 Resurrected Low Medium High Very High
Average FPS 188.3 142.9 117.9 114.9
Min FPS 143.6 123.9 106.2 105.8
Max FPS 200.5 164.3 126.1 123.9
1% Low FPS 130.7 99.9 86.8 83.1
0.1% Low FPS 89.4 56.7 66.1 60.2

The FPS performance of the RTX 2060 at 1080p in Diablo 2 Resurrected is really good, achieving well above 60fps performance even on Very High graphics settings. This makes the RTX 2060 perfectly suitable for playing D2 Resurrected at 1080p on Max graphics settings.

Average FPS for Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 in Diablo 2 Resurrected @ 1440p

Diablo 2 Resurrected Low Medium High Very High
Average FPS 141.5 92.5 76.8 69.5
Min FPS 102 83.5 68.7 63.1
Max FPS 170.6 98.6 83.3 76.6
1% Low FPS 88.6 74.5 58 54.6
0.1% Low FPS 71.5 62.3 45.9 48.4

At 1440p, the FPS performance of the RTX 2060 in Diablo 2 Resurrected is still pretty good, once again delivering more than 60fps performance on Very High graphics settings. The RTX 2060 then is perfectly suitable for playing D2 Resurrected at 1440p on Max graphics settings.

Average FPS for Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 in Diablo 2 Resurrected @ 4K

Diablo 2 Resurrected Low Medium High Very High
Average FPS 75.5 45.8 37.2 34.9
Min FPS 60.1 39.5 32.4 30.6
Max FPS 83.8 49.9 41.1 39.2
1% Low FPS 53.6 37.9 29 28.4
0.1% Low FPS 42 32.6 27 24.7

Finally at 4K, the RTX 2060's FPS performance in Diablo 2 Resurrected is okay, with the only graphics setting achieving more than 60fps being Low. On Medium or higher, D2 Resurrected is still playable but not ideal.

Overall, looking at the results above we can see that the RTX 2060 is perfect for playing Diablo 2 Resurrected at 1080p and 1440p resolutions on Very High graphics settings. If you want to play D2 Resurrected at 4K using an RTX 2060 it is best to stay on Low graphics settings for 60fps performance, though higher settings are still playable under 60fps but not preferable.

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Diablo 2 Resurrected GTX 1060 benchmarks and frames per second analysis performed on Nvidia MSI GeForce GTX 1060 | Intel i7-5820K | 16GB

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Average FPS for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 in Diablo 2 Resurrected @ 1080p

Diablo 2 Resurrected Low Medium High Very High
Average FPS 131.3 76.3 64.9 62
Min FPS 109.3 64.3 55.1 50.8
Max FPS 155.2 87.4 75.4 70.9
1% Low FPS 92.2 60.2 50 49
0.1% Low FPS 55.9 50.3 35.4 9.4

The FPS performance of the GTX 1060 in Diablo 2 Resurrected at 1080p is pretty good. This is the required GPU for the recommended system requirements to play D2 Resurrected and so performs pretty well even on Very High graphics settings, though there is some stuttering as evident by the 0.1% Low FPS.

Average FPS for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 in Diablo 2 Resurrected @ 1440p

Diablo 2 Resurrected Low Medium High Very High
Average FPS 82.1 51.7 40.7 39.5
Min FPS 54.5 46.5 34.3 33.8
Max FPS 98.9 56.4 44.5 43.9
1% Low FPS 52.6 42.9 33.2 32.7
0.1% Low FPS 44.6 38.8 29.3 30.4

At 1440p, the GTX 1060's FPS performance in Diablo 2 Resurrected is okay. Here, the only setting that achieves more than 60fps is Low settings, though higher settings are still playable at under 60fps but not ideal.

Average FPS for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 in Diablo 2 Resurrected @ 4K

Diablo 2 Resurrected Low Medium High Very High
Average FPS 35.6 25 19.9 19.5
Min FPS 27 20 18.4 17
Max FPS 43.1 28.2 21.8 21.4
1% Low FPS 25.9 19.9 17 16.8
0.1% Low FPS 20.1 18.1 14.7 15.3

The GTX 1060's FPS performance at 4K in Diablo 2 Resurrected is not great, with the only playable frame rate on Low graphics settings which is already not ideal. On Medium or higher graphics settings D2 Resurrected was unplayable in our experience.

Overall, the GTX 1060 is perfect for playing Diablo 2 Resurrected at 1080p on Very High graphics settings. At 1440p, the best settings are Low for 60fps performance, though Medium and higher settings are still playable. At 4K however the other only playable settings are Low, with anything higher being unplayable.

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Diablo 2 Resurrected R7 370 benchmarks and frames per second analysis performed on AMD XFX Radeon R7 370 | Intel i7-5820K | 16GB

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Average FPS for AMD Radeon R7 370 in Diablo 2 Resurrected @ 1080p

Diablo 2 Resurrected Low Medium High Very High
Average FPS 44.3 29.1 21 19.5
Min FPS 31.8 23 17.6 15.6
Max FPS 53.2 33.4 23.4 21.9
1% Low FPS 24.1 21.2 15.2 15.1
0.1% Low FPS 4 16 6.1 10.3

The FPS performance of the R7 370 in Diablo 2 Resurrected at 1080p is okay. This is close to the minimum required GPU for playing D2 Resurrected, and so is playable on Low graphics settings. However, at Medium or above settings the frame rate was unfortunately unplayable in our experience.

Average FPS for AMD Radeon R7 370 in Diablo 2 Resurrected @ 1440p

Diablo 2 Resurrected Low Medium High Very High
Average FPS 31 20.2 14 12.3
Min FPS 27.2 15.6 11.8 10.1
Max FPS 35.6 23.1 15.5 14
1% Low FPS 17.8 12.8 10.3 7.8
0.1% Low FPS 13.7 11.4 9.3 6.8

At 1440p the R7 370's FPS performance is not great, though surprisingly still playable on Low graphics settings. At Medium or above settings in D2 Resurrected the frame rate was unplayable at this resolution.

Looking at the results above the R7 370 is suitable for playing Diablo 2 Resurrected at 1080p on Low graphics settings, with any settings higher rendered unplayable at their frame rates. The same can be said for 1440p, though the FPS is already close to the line of 30fps performance, and so in more intensive situations can drop to an unplayable frame rate.

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Conclusion

Taking a look at the results above, we can see that Diablo 2 Resurrected is relatively demanding at higher resolutions and graphics settings. However, most mid-range hardware should be able to play D2 Resurrected at 1080p on High graphics settings, like the recommended GPU, a GTX 1060.

Lower-end hardware might have a difficult time though, as frame rates are pretty low on anything but Low graphics settings, sometimes even unplayable. If you want to play the Diablo 2 Remaster at its best though like at 4K resolution, you will need some very recent or higher-end hardware in order to do so.

It is worth noting that this is still a Beta for Diablo 2 Resurrected, and an Early Access version of that Beta as well. Therefore, performance may improve upon launch in September. Additionally, drivers will likely come out around that time too for more optimization on modern hardware.

Another thing worth mentioning is that D2 Remaster is relatively difficult to get a consistent benchmark run since levels are randomly generated with new layouts and enemy locations. As such, performance may vary on hardware depending on your location and which area you are in, so keep that in mind when referencing your own hardware.

As always, we welcome any and all feedback from you guys as well with your experience of hardware configurations and FPS performance/quality settings. That way we can all better gauge how well our systems will be able to run Diablo 2 Resurrected.

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Inno3D Twin X2 11GB 16GB
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1440p
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 8GB
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