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F1 2011 Benchmarks

Klaus Hinum/Allen Ngo, 09/24/2011

In addition to having received positive reception from critics, F1 2011 is the only Formula One racing game in 2011 thus far with the FIA license. In our following benchmarks, we summarize the graphics performance of the PC game through a number of desktop and laptop graphics cards.

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Testing methodology

F1 2011 contains an integrated benchmark function found in the graphics settings in the “My F1” submenu. We used this built-in function as well as the default MSAA settings on Low, Medium, High and Ultra preset graphical settings.

The results for each preset on various notebook and desktop graphics cards are shown below. Additional technical information on each notebook GPU can be seen on their respective graphics card pages.

800x600, Ultra Low Preset, DX9, GeForce GT 540M
800x600, Ultra Low Preset, DX9, GeForce GT 540M
1024x768, Medium Preset, DX9, GeForce GT 540M
1024x768, Medium Preset, DX9, GeForce GT 540M
1366x768, High Preset, DX11, 2xAA, GeForce GT 540M
1366x768, High Preset, DX11, 2xAA, GeForce GT 540M
1920x1080, Ultra Preset, DX11, 4xAA, GeForce GT 540M
1920x1080, Ultra Preset, DX11, 4xAA, GeForce GT 540M

Benchmark analysis

On the highest detail settings with 4x MSAA, F1 2011 can become quite demanding. Even with the high-end GeForce GTX 570M, we were only able to get an average of 40 FPS. A desktop equipped with the fast mid-range Radeon HD 5850 achieved similar results.

On high detail settings with 2X MSAA, fast midrange desktop graphics cards like the Radeon HD 5650 or the mobile GeForce GT 540M provide sufficiently smooth gameplay at well over 30 FPS on average.

Users who opt for the lowest quality settings will be sacrificing a lot of eye candy, but the game will in turn run quite well even on systems with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000. Unfortunately, users stuck with slower graphics cards such as the GeForce G210M will be unable to play the game at acceptable frame rates regardless of the visual setting.

Note: All tested games can be found in our gaming list.

Discussion
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Pos      Model                                     Perf. RatingF1 2011
 F1 2011 (2011)
low
800x600
Ultra Low Preset DX9
med.
1024x768
Medium Preset DX9
high
1366x768
High Preset DX11
2xMSAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset DX11
4xMSAA
 22NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
~90.575%
80
104
86
 23AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
~77.475%
90
77
67
 32NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
~84.450%
86
74
 33AMD Radeon HD 7970
86.8
147
96
87
73
 43NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
81.6
126
71
89
84
 52AMD Radeon HD 7870
87.7
150
98
88
72
 58NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
92.5
141
106
92
84
 61NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
87.7
149
108
862
66.52
 65AMD Radeon HD 7970M
76.3
149
95
672
532
 90AMD Radeon HD 6870
~73.850%
84.52
572
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
~81.550%
973
603
 100ATI Radeon HD 5850
42.1
71
46
41
37
 101NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
78
142.52
98.52
832
46.52
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
73.7
130
95
76
47
 103AMD Radeon HD 6990M
71.1
127
83
77
48
 109AMD Radeon HD 7770
78.5
150
97
88
41
 124NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
80
151.52
107.52
87.54
384
 128AMD Radeon HD 6970M
69.8
131
85
71
45
 133NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
75.9
137.52
992
853
403
Pos      Model                                     F1 2011
lowmed.highultra
 143NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
68.2
142
912
663
333
 167NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
70.6
1433
1033
706
286
 173NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
72.6
139
101
783
323
 184NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
66.5
141
106
60
21
 185NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
76.1
141
104
86
34
 194ATI Radeon HD 4850
~80.450%
130
88
 213NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
49.4
974
674
53.54
21.54
 217AMD Radeon HD 7730M
48.9
115
73
38
18
 244AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
~49.775%
92
62
37
 245AMD FirePro M5950
~44.775%
65
55
20
 246NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
48
982
682
51.52
17
 250AMD Radeon HD 6770M
45.6
105
67
36
18.52
 251NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
48.7
101
68
51
18
 252NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
54.6
108
85
53
20
 265AMD Radeon HD 7690M
39.8
90
55
37
15
 270AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
26.4
47.52
33.52
28
16
 275AMD Radeon HD 6750M
~39.675%
76
48
29
 286*AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
~27.575%
47
31
26
 293AMD Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
~35.250%
59
37
 295AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
25.4
43.52
302
262
19
Pos      Model                                     F1 2011
lowmed.highultra
 296AMD Radeon HD 7670M
34
773
493
273
15
 297NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
41.4
913
603
393
14.52
 322NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
43.9
872
63.52
44.52
182
 325AMD Radeon HD 6650M
23.6
47.52
27.52
24.52
14
 332NVIDIA NVS 5400M
38
79
46
44
16
 334AMD Radeon HD 7660G
27.7
60
36
28
12
 344AMD Radeon HD 6630M
26.2
59
37
20
13
 350ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
32.7
67
42
36
14
 360AMD Radeon HD 7610M
~43.975%
86
52
32
 363AMD Radeon HD 7640G
~27.250%
45
29
 374AMD Radeon HD 7550M
~14.575%
25
18
12
 409Intel HD Graphics 4000
24.6
617
347
166
123
 411AMD Radeon HD 6620G
~27.775%
51
32
23
 419AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
26.3
70
31
20
12
 421*AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
~26.675%
49
30
23
 422*AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
~30.750%
52
32
 423AMD Radeon HD 7500G
~1275%
19
14
12
 424*AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
~2075%
35
24
17
 427AMD Radeon HD 7470M
~29.175%
64
33
18
 432NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
~36.675%
66
47
27
Pos      Model                                     F1 2011
lowmed.highultra
 433AMD Radeon HD 7520G
~17.375%
302
19.52
16
 459AMD Radeon HD 7450M
~2675%
49
30
21
 460NVIDIA GeForce 610M
~33.975%
75
38
21
 466NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
28.6
67.52
39.52
23.52
12
 486*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
~17.575%
32
21
14
 489NVIDIA GeForce 410M
~30.475%
66
35
19
 511Intel HD Graphics 3000
~21.650%
38.55
216
 514NVIDIA GeForce G210M
~13.350%
21
15
 559Intel HD Graphics 2000
~20.250%
37
19
 567*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
~11.850%
20.52
12
 577*AMD Radeon HD 6320
~10.450%
14.52
13
 597*AMD Radeon HD 6290
11
12
12
12
12
 664*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
~7.625%
12
 672*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
~7.625%
12
* Smaller values are better. / * Approximate position

 

Legend
5Stutters – 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.
30Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 25fps
40Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 35fps
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.
123Uncertain – 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.
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Klaus Hinum/Allen Ngo, 2011-09-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)