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League Of Legends Performance, Benchmarked

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May 19, 2013 9:24:16 PM

Looks like everyone is jobless these days...

Also, no love for Heroes of Newerth?
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May 19, 2013 10:14:09 PM

No surprises here, LoL is a very resource light game. I can run it on all medium settings on my old Pentium 4 3.2ghz with a AGP Radeon 3850 @ 1440x900 resolution with more than playable frame rates. The only issue is initial stutter at at the very start of a match that and long loading times. (however, I only use that machine when I have 3 or more players at my house)

LoL may not be the prettiest game out there, but it is a lot of fun.
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May 19, 2013 10:36:51 PM

Ezreal 2 good.
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May 19, 2013 10:38:38 PM

Interesting side note : When I was trying this on my HD4000 instead of my HD7950, when the drops under 50FPS become a HUGE hindrance in teamfights, to the point of extreme frustration.

This is one of those games when the smallest stutter can grind your bones to dust.

So you REALLY want a near-constant 60FPS for this one.

Anypony disagree???
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May 19, 2013 10:55:05 PM

Yeah.. no one cares. Everyone knows you can basically run it on any rig.
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May 19, 2013 11:03:15 PM

I ran it on Ultra settings at 1080P with a Phenom II x4 840 and a GTS 450 512mb with a stable 60FPS. lol, it's not that hard to run at all.
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May 19, 2013 11:09:14 PM

When working in out-of-town projects, the few games my ultralight can play are indies, emulators and LoL.
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May 19, 2013 11:14:00 PM

"...though the GeForce 210 does exceed 15 ms in our subsequent frame latency variance chart..."

U got the chart wrong? is the 210 and 6450 swiched ?

[EDITOR: Yes, we got it mixed up. Thanks for the note, fixed! - Don]
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May 19, 2013 11:17:50 PM

JJ1217Yeah.. no one cares. Everyone knows you can basically run it on any rig.


It would have been more interesting to see it tested on the oldest possible computers.
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May 19, 2013 11:23:14 PM

Why wait this long to review this game? At least half the people at my college play this game,
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May 19, 2013 11:29:13 PM

They should have also run benchmarks on the new Howling Abyss map. It seems to be much more detailed, and some people have reported FPS problems with it.
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May 20, 2013 12:52:28 AM

Thanks. As I see we can go as low as possible in order to create a pc that is able to play LOL.
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May 20, 2013 1:10:52 AM

i don't have any of the graphics cards used...my intel hd 3000 gets about 45 fps except when karthus ults (7 fps)
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May 20, 2013 1:37:51 AM

LoL has a lot of players and im sure many of them would benefit from this article :) 
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May 20, 2013 2:31:15 AM

well thanks, my brother cannot say "i need a new computer for Lol" anymore. xD
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May 20, 2013 3:49:38 AM

Page 4 title says 'low details' but the graph says 'highest detail'.

I suppose this time CPU latency numbers don't matter that much since it's such a light load. But I still want to take this opportunity to ask for them in the future articles when there is a heavier load and differences between FPS scores.

By the way, interesting how the iGPUs perform against faster Radeon cards in latency measurements. Would you add the desktop chips for the next review alongside the mobile?
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May 20, 2013 5:27:28 AM

Just one question. Since the GT 630 seems to be an excellent choice with such low frame rates at high settings @ 1080p, what kind of memory had your sample? Was DDR3 or GDDR5? I just foud the answer that is GDDR5, which is 40% more expensive here (DDR3 = 50 euro, GDDR5 = 70 euro). :/ 
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May 20, 2013 6:00:19 AM

This is the most popular game in the world right now? I don't get it.

Shame on all of you for supporting the pay to win model. You are going to ruin gaming, and your bank accounts.

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May 20, 2013 6:06:10 AM

For the record, credit usually goes to DOTA for being the first MOBA, but it was more or less based on Aeon of Strife which was a custom map for the first Starcraft.
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May 20, 2013 6:56:56 AM

can you also make a benchmark for HON (Heroes of Newerth) ?
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May 20, 2013 6:58:35 AM

GrandmastersexsayThis is the most popular game in the world right now? I don't get it. Shame on all of you for supporting the pay to win model. You are going to ruin gaming, and your bank accounts.


Except its not pay to win. Skins are the only item in the game that must be purchased with money. Everything else that you need to buy is purchased with Influence Points, which you get by playing matches.
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May 20, 2013 7:02:52 AM

Heroes of Newerth is the true spiritual successor to the original DotA. I don't get all the millions of people that play a watered down version of the genre in LoL. It's true that it's easier, to the point that I have always been an average DotA/HoN player (0.9 - 1.0 kdr) but I totally steamroll people on LoL unless they are doing some cheesy strategy.
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May 20, 2013 7:07:52 AM

I want to know what RAM configuration you had with the A10, anything less than 1866mhz dual channel is crap
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May 20, 2013 7:16:27 AM

Grandmastersexsay said:
This is the most popular game in the world right now? I don't get it.

Shame on all of you for supporting the pay to win model. You are going to ruin gaming, and your bank accounts.



Wow you are misinformed, paying does not give you ANY advantage, its only superficial.
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May 20, 2013 7:26:32 AM

GrandmastersexsayThis is the most popular game in the world right now? I don't get it. Shame on all of you for supporting the pay to win model. You are going to ruin gaming, and your bank accounts.

Obviously you have never played this game, because it is not play to win
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May 20, 2013 7:41:21 AM

richboyliang said:
i don't have any of the graphics cards used...my intel hd 3000 gets about 45 fps except when karthus ults (7 fps)


LOL that effect has been greatly reduced in the latest patch. Still not perfect, but it helps.
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May 20, 2013 8:20:15 AM

kettuPage 4 title says 'low details' but the graph says 'highest detail'.


Yes, this is not a mistake.

Our lowest detail tests were done at highest details except for the shadow setting, which is 'High'.

For our high-detail tests, shadows were set to 'very high'. This doesn't sound like much but makes a notable difference in frame rates.
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May 20, 2013 8:22:58 AM

JJ1217Yeah.. no one cares. Everyone knows you can basically run it on any rig.


Conclusion of your comment.
You never heard of ATI Rage.
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May 20, 2013 8:33:28 AM

The only issue is the CPU for this game. Running it on an Asus 1201n is nearly viable. It's actually playable but a bit of a headache at no better than 15fps. Using a 2.4Ghz Athlon 64 and over clocking gave substantial performance gains. Where swapping the GPU in the same system did nothing at stock clocks. If you are into playing league on a budget, look for more gpu juice first.
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May 20, 2013 8:50:37 AM

"3) When a player is killed in LoL, they lose only experience. In Dota 2, the killed player loses gold and experience."

There's a mistake here, you do not lose experience if you die, you only lose out on gaining it if you're playing on 3v3 or summoner's rift, because you're no longer near minions for the experience. In Dominion, you gain experience even while dead.
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May 20, 2013 9:40:12 AM

gonchukiHeroes of Newerth is the true spiritual successor to the original DotA. I don't get all the millions of people that play a watered down version of the genre in LoL. It's true that it's easier, to the point that I have always been an average DotA/HoN player (0.9 - 1.0 kdr) but I totally steamroll people on LoL unless they are doing some cheesy strategy.


Keep telling yourself that. Cheesy strategy? You just got outplayed by a PUG.
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May 20, 2013 10:35:33 AM

Most addicting game i have ever played
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May 20, 2013 11:25:42 AM

I was hoping the test would be a custom game with 10 TH staffs, be they writers or interns. I really think it important to gauge how team-fights affect the FPS since, as most of my fellow summoners will attest, s h i t really gets heavy when all 10 champs are spamming all their abilities at the same time.
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May 20, 2013 12:15:20 PM

MMORPG. Pass.
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May 20, 2013 12:17:17 PM

Bananas OP
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May 20, 2013 12:33:37 PM

JonnyDough said:
MMORPG. Pass.


Massive Multiplayer Online Role Play Game. Just so you know what you are saying.
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May 20, 2013 1:37:55 PM

Should do this for Heroes of Newerth as it's number of players has increased a lot lately.
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May 20, 2013 1:44:25 PM

computerguy72 said:
Should do this for Heroes of Newerth as it's number of players has increased a lot lately.


Hmmm source? I have heard its been declining more and more.
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May 20, 2013 3:06:37 PM

IMO, you guys aimed too high on the hardware scale for this article. Of course any desktop graphics card is going to play it. The nice thing about LoL is its requirements are low enough that you can get your non-pc gamer friends to play it since it will run on nearly anything. Many of my LoL playing friends are playing on 3-4 year old laptops. They definitely don't have intel's newest HD 4000 chip, or the 3000 for that matter. I would have been more interested to see more setups like that.
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May 20, 2013 4:11:39 PM

I brought my netbook to my cousins "LAN party" and it managed to run LoL good enough for a laugh. Bare in mind I was playing on a 12" screen with AMDC-70 1GHz Dual Core and HD7290 and 20FPS on LoL lowest settings. Maybe next time I will bring my PC instead ._.
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May 20, 2013 4:58:41 PM

I tested on a Core 2 Duo, and a 210 and found it unplayable on low settings.

Tested with a 7770 and worked perfectly.

I would still build a low end gaming PC for this game, with 5v5 fights you really don't want any framerate drops, because as the author says the MOBA players can be very unforgiving.
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May 20, 2013 6:36:35 PM

Just because you 'can' run it on any processor doesn't mean you should.

Faster/Better processor = Faster Summoning times.

Please for the love of all that is holy... If you have slow load times please do the world a favor and upgrade your processor so that the rest of us aren't waiting for a decade while you load.
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May 20, 2013 6:38:40 PM

turbolover22 said:
Just because you 'can' run it on any processor doesn't mean you should.

Faster/Better processor = Faster Summoning times.

Please for the love of all that is holy... If you have slow load times please do the world a favor and upgrade your processor so that the rest of us aren't waiting for a decade while you load.


Hahahah agreed. oddly enough an SSD makes slim to no difference. But a 500MHz OC on a 3570K can make a MASSIVE difference. Waiting 10 mins for load is not my idea of a game.
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May 21, 2013 12:08:15 AM

There are some things that i've noticed as an experienced LoL player. The game tends to get more resource heavy the longer the match lasts. In my experience, early game FPS are more stable than late game FPS when there are large teamfights and more map sight, more minions, etc. Also, i think some of the low end GPU's could have FPS problems with some skill effects (Graves' smoke comes to mind). Lastly, while i agree that LoL is mostly played on Summoner's rift, there are 3 other maps that feature improved graphics which can prove to be a bit more hungry. All in all, LoL isn't a demanding title (hardware wise) but IMO this bench could use some more info about these specific situations.
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May 21, 2013 6:20:36 AM

The most surprising aspect of the test was how the Intel i5-3210M using its HD 4000 out performed the AMD A10-4600M. In the Neverwinter test, it had a huge CPU bottleneck, so it made more sense, but this has no such bottleneck.
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May 21, 2013 7:31:01 AM

I don't understand, I've got a laptop with i7 740QM, and a 5870 and struggle to get stable ~30FPS at 1440x900 medium-high
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May 21, 2013 8:59:48 AM

BanditZA said:
I don't understand, I've got a laptop with i7 740QM, and a 5870 and struggle to get stable ~30FPS at 1440x900 medium-high


Probably beacuse you got a laptop. But you should run it better.
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May 21, 2013 12:02:15 PM

tadej petricProbably beacuse you got a laptop. But you should run it better.


You might be overheating. I would take a can of air can clean out your fan and use a laptop cooler if not already. Otherwise, check drivers and make sure the game is switching to the 5870 and not trying to use the Intel IGP if it is equipped with one. My Asus laptop sometimes does that when playing WoW. It will use the Intel IGP when it should switch to the NV gpu. I manually went into settings to make sure it always switches when WoW starts.
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May 21, 2013 1:46:41 PM

I mean no disrespect to the author of this article but it is from the total perspective of someone who has no experience playing MOBA genre games. If your going to review a playstyle of the game vs. another you need to know why and for what reasons. This article is written from the emic perspective of a LoL player who didn't even attempt to bridge the gap as to why denying was done. Which shows me as a reader and experience player of both LoL, HoN, and Dota 2 that you really have no idea what your talking about and most likely halfassed this portion of the article.
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