Resident Evil 6 Benchmarking Nvidia GTX 660 Ti, GT 540M

Written by Paulo Proenca on Sun, Feb 24, 2013 11:18 AM
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CAPCOM has released a Benchmark Tool for their upcoming Resident Evil 6 title. I downloaded it and had a go with a couple of laptops I own. Is Resident Evil 6 optimized? Keep reading to find out!

I used 3 different configurations on my tests.

System 1:

CPU: Core i7-2630QM 4-Core 2.0GHz

GPU: GeForce GT 540M

RAM: 4GB

Driver Version: 314.07

Screen Resolution: 1366x768

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System 2:

CPU: Core i7-720QM Quad 1.60GHz

GPU: GeForce GT 230M

RAM: 4GB

Driver Version: 314.07

Screen Resolution: 1366x768

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System 3: 

CPU: Core i7-2630QM 4-Core 2.0GHz

GPU: Intel HD Graphics 3000 Mobile

RAM: 4GB

Driver Version: 15.28.12.64.2932

Screen Resolution: 1366x768

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The Benchmark Tool itself has no FPS recording but it does present you with a score in the end. The Average FPS were recorded using FRAPS.

Before we begin, a little something about our 3 candidates:

GeForce GT 540M: Middle-Class GPU, released in 2011, based on the 40nm Fermi architecture. Offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of standard DDR3.

GeForce GT 230M: Middle-Class GPU, released in 2009, based on the 40nm variant of the second-gen shader unified architecture. Offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of standard DDR3.

Intel HD 3000: Integrated GPU, released in 2011, based on the 32nm Sandy Bridge architecture. Offers 12 Shader Processing Units, 1 TMU and 1 ROP on a 64-bit memory (in this case) interface of standard DDR3.

Here is the relative performance of these 3 GPUs, according to our data/ranks:

We're all set. On to the benchmarks!

These are the AVERAGE FPS for each preset available (Low, Medium, High) for each GPU:

 

 

If you ask me? A disaster is what is the optimization of Resident Evil 6. Even on the lowest settings, the middle-class GeForce GT 540M performs poorly and there's barely any difference between the Low-Medium-High presets - even without AA. Mark my words - there's almost no difference visually (except for textures) and no difference in minimum and maximum registered FPS.

The only way to achieve bearable frame rates is by lowering the resolution to 1024x768. 

I wasn't happy with the results and so I had a go with my desktop configuration. This is my current gaming rig:

Pip's Gaming Rig: 

CPU: Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz

GPU: GeForce GTX 660 Ti WindForce 2X OC Edition

RAM: 8GB

Driver Version: 314.07

Screen Resolution: 1024x768 (phew..)

and these are the results for each preset:

 

Interesting enough. RE6 is extremely playable at any of available settings. We all know that GeForce GTX 660 Ti is much more powerful than GeForce GT 540M. However, it's hard to believe RE6 would run so well on GeForce GT 660 Ti and so poorly on GeForce GT 540M. On most modern demanding games, the performance difference between the two is huge - but not colossal as seen here, in a way GeForce GTX 660 Ti gets a 580% better result than GeForce GT 540M. For example, Far Cry 3 is playable on the Ultra Preset with GeForce GTX 660 Ti with over 75 FPS and runs on low, using GeForce GT 540M, with over 40 FPS. What could be wrong? What are your thoughts? State your mind below!

Oh, and before "Signing and Sealing" this matter let's not forget about one of the most important aspects when gaming at a laptop - GPU temperature! Behold the max temperatures registered with each of the candidates:

How cool the GPU runs depends, ultimately, on the laptop's cooling system. However, the GPU's technology also plays an important part. Both GeForce GT 540M and GeForce GT 230M are manufactured with a 40nm technology. However, the Shaders on GeForce GT 230M are clocked more than twice as fast as the central unit (AKA as core-clock) while on GeForce GT 540M, they are clocked exactly twice as fast as the central unit. Therefore, it's not a surprise that GeForce GT 540M runs considerably cooler.

As for Intel HD 3000, despite being manufactured with a 32nm technology, it reaches a higher temperature than GeForce GT 540M due to being embedded on the CPU and thus receiving heat from the CPU itself.

In any case, all 3 temperatures are acceptable, although GeForce GT 230M's temperature is already in the threshold zone in which performance may decrease due to GPU overheat.

Now that the cat is out of the bag, do you think Resident Evil 6 is optimized? Vote below and leave a comment explaining why you chose "Yes" or "No".

Do you think Resident Evil 6 is well optimized?

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21:36 Nov-07-2013

And to continue, I did try the benchmark a while back and found it was incredibly laggy, but I decided to buy it anyway (It'll be playable at a later date on PC), but managed to play it perfectly. It's much better optimised than on console.

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21:35 Nov-07-2013

I don't understand how so many people are complaining about this game O.o
I'm running this game on max settings (inc. FXAA) at 720p
During cutscenes, it's around 55fps, regular gameplay 40-50fps, sometimes drop slightly and with more intensive moments, I drop to 29-35fps. Recent patch?

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11:27 Mar-24-2013

the game is not very well optimized...
i have to temporarily overclock my gpu to play it on low...

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17:46 Mar-05-2013

The game that i was waiting for is not well optimized.
Shuu, i will stick with DmC and Vergil's Downfall then :D

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23:22 Mar-05-2013

i agree with you :D

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22:21 Mar-04-2013

Capcom Optimized this game please.....

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22:19 Mar-04-2013

can i run it with 30 fps ? am i need upgrade my RAM ?

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11:28 Mar-24-2013

you may need to upgrade your RAM. and you will probably (like me) need to overclock to get the 30+ fps you want

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12:52 Feb-28-2013

This game is not very optimized..

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17:10 Feb-27-2013

Can i run it ?

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18:32 Feb-27-2013

Sorry mate , i don't think your computer can handle it ;/

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15:33 Feb-26-2013

Can i run this game?

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15:40 Feb-26-2013

Yes. Hard to say on which settings as of now, though.

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17:41 Feb-26-2013

You can run it on Max :)

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18:15 Feb-26-2013

You seem very a sure. He has 1080p monitor and this Game is not optimized.

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19:59 Feb-26-2013

with HD7750 I'm sure not at good fps and fullHD...

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19:39 Feb-26-2013

Well friend, i tested the benchmark of RE6 and tried to max all settings and i got like 17 fps with my rig :) . So i'm pretty sure he will run it on max :)

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20:22 Feb-26-2013

Your GPU is still solid and you tried it at 720p :P

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15:40 Feb-28-2013

ok what settings at 720p or 900p?

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02:27 Feb-26-2013

i tested the benchmark with my friend's i3-2120 and gtx 560, and the score was pretty awful.. :(
the average fps is 37 and at the end when there are hatching monsters it even dropped to 20 fps.
the setting is 1600x900, all high, fxaa.

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19:46 Feb-25-2013

As games/benchmarks come out, i think you should have a graph for each one, like the one above, to show performance of all cards. Have people in the community with cards that the staff doesn't have and run benchmarks that can be added. I know you have the FPS score page for each game, But maybe add something a little more managed, similar to how hardware reviewers Add the performance of cards they get to benchmarks over time, as they get them

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12:44 Feb-25-2013

5016 rank A so not too bad... It is badly optimised though and hate FXAA like the plague!

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10:31 Feb-25-2013

nice bench Pip, I see quite high temps on those lappy gpus, my GT650 doesn't get over 40°C mostly..

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07:57 Feb-25-2013

though i dont like meaningless shooter games still a good optimisation is neccesary
capcom has got to improve

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05:54 Feb-25-2013

Bad optimized , come on capcom . make it well optimized !

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04:45 Feb-25-2013

bye bye to this game. :(

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07:52 Feb-25-2013

Not really. There is a still chance the developers will work with the graphics of this game :)

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04:36 Feb-25-2013

At max settings (1920x1080) I get normally 55-75 fps , but in the last part of the first scene I get 28 fps o.o
If I put (1360x768) normally got 75-120 fps , but in the same part it goes to 28 fps again... wtf is happen ?

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10:08 Feb-25-2013

On the last part I always got 6 FPS (540M) no matter which setting or resolution lol

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10:15 Feb-25-2013

the benchmark so dissapointed even my rig on first scene drasticaly down into 30+ its totaly bad lol

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10:26 Feb-25-2013

I runned benchmark again on my rig with 800x600 res all high and fxaa3dhq on. it still dropped at 24fps lol

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03:53 Feb-25-2013

i want download this benchmark but where ?

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09:26 Feb-25-2013

thanks mate

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15:34 Feb-25-2013

No problem friend :)

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03:25 Feb-25-2013

So, what do you think? Can I run this game even if it's not well optimized? :)

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07:48 Feb-25-2013

Yes you can run it at least on Medium with playable fps :)

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How can you say bud? Added you as my buddy! :)

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Cant wait!!

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Core i3-8145U 2-Core 2.1GHz UHD Graphics 620 24GB
Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz GeForce 210 2GB
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i7-7500U 2-Core 2.7GHz GeForce 940MX 2GB 8GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i9-9900K 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 64GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Radeon HD 6970 4GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| Low,
Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz Intel G41 Express Chipset 2GB
Core i7-10700K 8-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 3070 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 8GB 32GB
| Low, 720p
FX-8350 GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-7400 3.0GHz Radeon RX 590 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Ryzen 7 3800XT 8-Core 3.9GHz Radeon RX 470 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-11800H 8-Core 1.90GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 64GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-11800H 8-Core 1.90GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 64GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz GeForce GTX 1650 8GB
Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz GeForce GTX 1650 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3070 EVGA FTW3 Ultra Gaming 8GB 16GB
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3080 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 10GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-10300H 4-Core 2.50GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
Core i5-3360M 2.8GHz Radeon HD 7570M 8GB
Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 750 Ti Zotac 2GB Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz Radeon RX 5700 PowerColor Red Dragon 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]