From this very morning it is possible to play in advance the new installment of the well-known Blizzard franchise, and the Tom’s Hardware team has taken the opportunity to make aA complete Diablo IV performance test using different graphics cards, and different detail settings and resolutions.
What makes this Diablo IV benchmark so interesting is that they used a configuration that, roughly speaking, just slightly above Diablo IV requirementsAlthough we must also highlight the fact that they have introduced graphics cards of very different generations and ranges.
At 1080p, and with everything in low quality, a GeForce 670 can handle Diablo IV with averages of 62.4 FPS, but records lows of 28 FPS, so we will have jerks while we play. With an Intel Arc A380 it is possible to play it with averages of 83.5 FPS and a minimum of 62 FPS, and from a GeForce GTX 780 we will have plenty, since we will move in averages of 93 FPS and a minimum of 72 FPS.
The GeForce GTX 670, which slightly exceeds the minimum requirement for a GeForce GTX 660 given by Blizzard, achieve an average of almost 98 FPS in 720p and low quality, and a minimum of 73 FPS. It is clear that yes, that this would be the minimum level to play in a minimally acceptable way, reducing the graphic quality to the maximum.
In 1080p with medium quality the GeForce GTX 670 only manages 48.6 FPS on average and 18 FPS minimum. from a GeForce GTX 970 or a Radeon RX 570 it is perfectly playable, since both achieve averages of 79.6 and 76.9 FPS and minimums of 60 and 66 FPS, respectively. Starting with a GeForce RTX 3050 or a Radeon RX 5600 XT we will have plenty of that resolution and quality.
Get on ultra quality it’s a hard hit for the GeForce GTX 970 and Radeon RX 570, which fall to the average of 50.4 and 54.9 FPS, although with minimums of 38 FPS and 43 FPS, respectively. To play well with this configuration we need at least one GeForce RTX 3050 or a Radeon RX 5600 XTalthough the latter performs better.
In the Diablo IV benchmark under 1440p resolution and ultra quality the GeForce GTX 970 achieves a decent 30.4 FPS, although it has a low of 21 FPS. To play nice with this setup we need a Radeon RX 7600 or a GeForce RTX 2070 so as not to drop below 60 FPS at any time.
Raising the resolution to 4K significantly triggers the demands, and to maintain a fully stable 60 FPS we will need a Radeon RX 6800 or a GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti averages 61.1 FPS but has lows of 48 FPS, and the Radeon RX 6700 XT also drops to 49 FPS lows.
If we pull DLSS 2 in the case of GeForce RTX graphics cards, or FSR 2 in the case of Radeon, Intel Arc and GeForce GTX, both technologies configured in quality modewe see that performance is noticeably improved, and that from an Intel Arc A770 it is already possible to play it in 4K with ultra quality and total fluidity. The GeForce RTX 4090 is so powerful that it does not need to pull DLSS.