Diablo III Performance, Benchmarked

Maximum Detail Benchmarks

In the following benchmarks, all of the detail settings are turned up as high as they'll go, and anti-aliasing is enabled.

At 1280x1024, only the GeForce GT 440 GDDR5 drops under 30 FPS. But all of the options we tested are playable. As you can see, the high-end cards and dual-card configurations push astronomical frame rates.

Note that the Radeon HD 6770 beats AMD's Radeon HD 6850. We tested and re-tested these cards to make sure this wasn’t a mistake. For some reason, the Radeon HD 6770 gets exceptionally high performance at the highest detail levels and lower resolutions. We're not sure why, but the board's performance drops relative to the 6850 as resolution increases.

At 1680x1050, the GeForce GT 440 GDDR5 is pushed below 30 FPS, but most of other cards manage to maintain frame rates above 60 FPS minimum.

Even the Radeon HD 6670 DDR3 keeps a 30+ FPS rate at 1080p. Everything faster runs smoothly.

At 2560x1600, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is quite playable, even though it dips slightly below 30 FPS. Every other graphics card option on the chart delivers great game play with minimum frame rates over 35 FPS.

  • dodger_nzl
    Nice to see my GF460 should play it at max settings.
  • Formata
    Oh yes... The epic armageddon of all click-fest's is upon us! In 6 months time I'll bench 100kg with my index finger.
  • Murissokah
    So the CPU won't keep us from enjoying the game... nor the GPU... only the calendar then.
  • sharpiedpanda
    The calendar and your finger stamina :p
  • JoeMomma
    i'm luvin it!
  • trace_87
    "Like the originals, the isometric view remains locked in place, and zooming in is not an option."

    Push Z
  • cinergy
    HD7870 is on par with GTX580! Now I understand why he didn't even take HD7970 into test. That would have been too embarrassing for nvidia.
  • borden5
    Note that amd 12.4 artifacts doesn't only apply for Diablo 3 alone I got artifact in any game with my 3650 so I have to revert to 12.3
  • so can anyone recommend a good laptop that can play this no lag for under 800?
  • Darkerson
    I had a lot of fun with it in the beta. I still cant say Im going to be a fan of the RMT Auction House, but other then that, its a fun game. Between this and Guild Wars 2, Im gonna have a very unproductive summer :D