Hogwarts Legacy review: notebook and desktop benchmarks – NotebookCheck.net Reviews

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Hogwarts Legacy review: notebook and desktop benchmarks – NotebookCheck.net Reviews
Hogwarts Legacy review: notebook and desktop benchmarks – NotebookCheck.net Reviews

A dream for Harry Potter fans. Hogwarts Legacy is not only one of the most extensive, but also one of the most stunning PC games of the year. We have conjured up multiple notebook and desktop graphics cards to conduct various benchmark tests with (including ray tracing).

Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser, ✓ Sergey Tarasov (translated by Daisy Dickson), Published 🇩🇪

Hogwarts Legacy

Against all preemptive scepticism, the developers of Hogwarts Legacy have managed to bring the famous and much-loved magical world to our screens – high quality in both gameplay and technical form. Even if you are not a fan of the Harry Potter universe, the graphics of the game are sure to impress like no other. Alongside the textures, the lighting and effects (such as magic spells) are also astounding.

In outside areas of the game, the draw distance is great and the vegetation density is impressive. However, the absolute highlight of Hogwarts Legacy remains its keen eye for detail – or in other words – its obsession with detail, which shows the enormous effort it took to develop the game and provides a first-class experience for the player.

Content-wise, the game can’t be critiqued much either. The combat system, for example, is very fluid and intuitive. The contrast of the occasional puzzle fits in nicely and provides good variety to the game. Additionally, the school day is accompanied by atmospheric background music and good voice acting. The introduction (although a bit long) succeeds in captivating even casual gamers and gently introduces the player to the numerous mechanics and features of the game.

Because our benchmarks were carried out around two weeks after the game was released, most of the bigger technical issues which were reported during the launch had already been resolved. This meant that during our test, the game didn’t crash a single time or show any other inconsistencies.

PC users get to benefit from a comprehensive options menu. Beginning with the display tab, where players can set the resolution (although sadly there is no traditional full-screen mode), edge smoothing, VSync and frame rate limit. Depending on the graphics card, this menu also includes FSR and DLSS. The graphics tab shows a similar number of options. Included here are four presets, which influence the ten individual settings below. If needed, the supported ray tracing (reflections, shadows and ambient occlusion) has to be activated manually.

A bonus: With the exception of ray tracing, all changes are implemented automatically and without having to restart your device. The short explanations given for each of the options also prove to be a nice detail. Annoyingly, shaders (which you might know from other games such as Call of Duty or Uncharted) are loaded every time the game is booted up. On some devices, this can take a few minutes to reach completion.

Because the option to “run benchmark” in the menu only consists of a short background hardware analysis, we will rely on a set sequence to test the performance. After the lengthy tutorial, the player is allowed to leave the area and explore the outside world. The main quest for the main character is to set out for Hogsmeade with their companion by their side. With the help of the tool CapFrameX, we record a sprint through the garden until the paled gate, for roughly 25 seconds (see video).

If the computer only has an iGPU to work with, the player will have to get used to experiencing low resolutions and details – if the game even runs at all. Even the Radeon 680M, which is very powerful as far as integrated graphics adapters go, doesn’t manage to run the game at over 40 FPS in Full HD (1,280 x 720 pixels are, however, quite playable on the low preset). To run the game at mid to maximum settings, at least a mid-range graphics card is required, similar in specs to the Radeon RX 6600M.

    1920×1080 Low Preset AA:Low T     1920×1080 Medium Preset AA:High T     1920×1080 High Preset AA:High T     1920×1080 Ultra Preset AA:High T
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




172 (47.6min, 79.4P0.1, 108.1P1) fps ∼72%




154.3 (58.1min, 75.6P0.1, 100.3P1) fps ∼26%




141.2 (39.6min, 55.3P0.1, 92.7P1) fps ∼75%

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




171.1 (45.3min, 73.9P0.1, 112P1) fps ∼72%




150.3 (9.6min, 39.9P0.1, 103P1) fps ∼26%




133.4 (47.4min, 49.4P0.1, 83.6P1) fps ∼71%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




134.6 (40.7min, 73P0.1, 89.2P1) fps ∼56%




122.7 (49.9min, 67P0.1, 87.6P1) fps ∼21%




101 (9.58min, 38.2P0.1, 61.9P1) fps ∼54%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




125.2 (41.3min, 57P0.1, 83.7P1) fps ∼52%




104.6 (47.4min, 51.4P0.1, 73.2P1) fps ∼18%




80.9 (25.7min, 34.3P0.1, 52.7P1) fps ∼43%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX

MSI Titan GT77 12UHS




108.6 (41.8min, 49P0.1, 80P1) fps ∼45%




89.4 (32.9min, 44.1P0.1, 61P1) fps ∼15%




79.2 (12.5min, 32.9P0.1, 46.7P1) fps ∼42%

AMD Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX

Asus ROG Strix G15




87 (35.3min, 37.3P0.1, 46P1) fps ∼36%




78.4 (33.7min, 37.7P0.1, 47.8P1) fps ∼13%




66 (20.9min, 26.5P0.1, 34.7P1) fps ∼35%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro




88.4 (30.9min, 34.8P0.1, 53.6P1) fps ∼37%




69.8 (20.8min, 29.1P0.1, 44.1P1) fps ∼12%




58.1 (18.4min, 21.9P0.1, 32.6P1) fps ∼31%

AMD Radeon RX 6600M, R7 5800H

Lenovo Legion 5




83.4 (33.6min, 36.8P0.1, 44.1P1) fps ∼35%




67.4 (30.5min, 36.5P0.1, 44.4P1) fps ∼12%




51.9 (19.2min, 24.6P0.1, 34.7P1) fps ∼28%

AMD Radeon 680M, R9 6900HS

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14




34.1 (16.2min, 16.6P0.1, 20.6P1) fps ∼51%




21.8 (10.6min, 10.7P0.1, 12.2P1) fps ∼9%




19.6 (7.13min, 7.72P0.1, 11.4P1) fps ∼3%




14.2 (7.61min, 7.75P0.1, 8.33P1) fps ∼8%

If you want to play Hogwarts Legacy in QHD at 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and using the Ultra preset, you cannot avoid having to use a laptop or a PC with mid to high specs, such as the GeForce RTX 3060 or the Radeon RX 6800M.

    2560×1440 Ultra Preset AA:High T
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




118.4 (34.2min, 48.2P0.1, 79.9P1) fps ∼24%

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




104.8 (9.15min, 33.1P0.1, 73.1P1) fps ∼22%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




83.5 (33.6min, 40.6P0.1, 52.3P1) fps ∼17%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




63.3 (25.9min, 29.6P0.1, 41.1P1) fps ∼13%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX

MSI Titan GT77 12UHS




60.6 (19.7min, 21.9P0.1, 37.3P1) fps ∼12%

AMD Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX

Asus ROG Strix G15




50.5 (27.1min, 27.5P0.1, 31.1P1) fps ∼10%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro




42.1 (18.9min, 19.9P0.1, 25.8P1) fps ∼9%

AMD Radeon RX 6600M, R7 5800H

Lenovo Legion 5




34.8 (11.9min, 15.5P0.1, 22.6P1) fps ∼7%

Almost all notebook graphics cards struggle to run the game at the highest settings in 4K. Even the top-of-the-range model of Nvidia’s latest generation, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, fails at the 40 FPS mark.

    3840×2160 Ultra Preset AA:High T
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




68.8 (32.3min, 39.3P0.1, 53.7P1) fps ∼52%

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




58 (28.7min, 32P0.1, 45.1P1) fps ∼44%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




48.5 (26.6min, 28.5P0.1, 32.9P1) fps ∼36%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




35 (22.9min, 24.2P0.1, 26.3P1) fps ∼26%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX

MSI Titan GT77 12UHS




34.4 (15.2min, 15.2P0.1, 22.2P1) fps ∼26%

AMD Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX

Asus ROG Strix G15




27.2 (15.1min, 15.4P0.1, 18.7P1) fps ∼20%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro




25.2 (14.3min, 14.6P0.1, 17.9P1) fps ∼19%

AMD Radeon RX 6600M, R7 5800H

Lenovo Legion 5




17.6 (9.72min, 10.7P0.1, 14.4P1) fps ∼13%

The game becomes even harder to run when ray tracing is activated. While a GeForce RTX 3080 is sufficient for Full HD, even top-of-the-range PCs reach their limits at 4K (see Radeon RX 7900 XTX).

    1920×1080 Ultra Preset + Full Ray Tracing AA:High T     3840×2160 Ultra Preset + Full Ray Tracing AA:High T
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




75.3 (30.7min, 32.4P0.1, 45.6P1) fps ∼59%




30.6 (14.9min, 17P0.1, 20.7P1) fps ∼33%

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




67.9 (27.3min, 31.6P0.1, 41.3P1) fps ∼53%




27.3 (15.5min, 15.9P0.1, 17.5P1) fps ∼29%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




66.7 (16min, 19.7P0.1, 39.9P1) fps ∼52%




28.4 (12.9min, 15.7P0.1, 19.8P1) fps ∼31%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, i9-12900K

Desktop-PC




53.2 (24.3min, 25.2P0.1, 33.2P1) fps ∼42%




21.6 (15.7min, 15.9P0.1, 16.6P1) fps ∼23%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900HX

MSI Titan GT77 12UHS




49.2 (11.2min, 17.6P0.1, 27.5P1) fps ∼39%




21.3 (12.8min, 13.3P0.1, 14.7P1) fps ∼23%

AMD Radeon RX 6800M, R9 5900HX

Asus ROG Strix G15




34.9 (15.6min, 16.5P0.1, 19.2P1) fps ∼27%




12.2 (7.01min, 7.42P0.1, 8.94P1) fps ∼13%

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, i7-12700H

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro




34.5 (12min, 12.1P0.1, 18.3P1) fps ∼27%




14.6 (7.95min, 8.57P0.1, 11.2P1) fps ∼16%

AMD Radeon RX 6600M, R7 5800H

Lenovo Legion 5




13.3 (2.92min, 2.98P0.1, 3.21P1) fps ∼10%




1.113 (0.619min, 0.623P0.1, 0.665P1) fps ∼1%

Since gaming tests are very time-consuming and often restricted by installation or activation limits, we can only provide you with a part of the benchmarks at the time of publishing this article. More graphics cards will be added to our tables in the coming days and weeks.

(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * Approximate position

Legend
5 Stutters – 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.
30 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40 Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
60 Fluent – 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.

 Cns

Device Graphics card Processor Memory Operating system
Notebooks
MSI Titan GT77 12UHS Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti @175 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-12900 2 x 16 GB DDR5 Windows 11
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 @140 W TGP (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-12700H 2 x 8 GB DDR5 Windows 11
Asus ROG Strix G15 AMD Radeon RX 6800M (12 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Lenovo Legion 5 AMD Radeon RX 6600M (8 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 7 5800H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 AMD Radeon 680M AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS 2 x 16 GB DDR5 Windows 11
Tower PCs
Custom I AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX (24 GB GDDR6)


AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT (20 GB GDDR6)


MSI GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB GDDR6X)


MSI GeForce RTX 3070 (8 GB GDDR6)
Intel Core i9-12900K 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Custom II Palit GeForce RTX 4090 GameRock OC (24 GB GDDR6X)


Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 FE (24 GB GDDR6X)


Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti (8 GB GDDR6X)


Nvidia Titan RTX (24 GB GDDR6)


Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super (8 GB GDDR6)Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super (8 GB GDDR6)


KFA2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super (6 GB GDDR6)


PNY GeForce GTX 1660 (6 GB GDDR5)


KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super (4 GB GDDR6)


AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT (16 GB DDR6)


AMD Radeon RX 6800 (16 GB DDR6)


AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT (12 GB DDR6)


AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT (8 GB GDDR6)


AMD Radeon RX 6600 (8 GB GDDR6)


AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB GDDR6)


AMD Radeon RX 5700 (8 GB GDDR6)


AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (6 GB GDDR6)


AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (8 GB GDDR6)
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X 2 x 16 GB DDR5 Windows 11
Custom III Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super FE Intel Core i9-11900K 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Mini-PCs
Zotac ZBOX CI665 Nano Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96 EUs) Intel Core i7-1165G7 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Morefine S500+ AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Minisforum NUCXi7 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 @125 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 11
Minisforum HX99G AMD Radeon RX 6600M @100 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5 Windows 11
4K monitors Nvidia drivers AMD drivers
Philips Brilliance 329P9H, Gigabyte M32U ForceWare 528.49 Adrenalin 23.2.2

Florian Glaser, 2023-02-26 (Update: 2023-02-26)

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