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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.

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.

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Pos      Model                                     F1 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
 12NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
80
104
86
 13AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
90
77
67
 19NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
86
74
 20AMD Radeon HD 7970
147
96
87
73
 24NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
126
71
89
84
 32AMD Radeon HD 7870
150
98
88
72
 37NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
141
106
92
84
 40NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
149
108
862
66.52
 44AMD Radeon HD 7970M
149
95
672
532
 66AMD Radeon HD 6870
84.52
572
 67NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
973
603
 73ATI Radeon HD 5850
71
46
41
37
 74NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
142.52
98.52
832
46.52
 75NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
130
95
76
47
 76AMD Radeon HD 6990M
127
83
77
48
 79AMD Radeon HD 7770
150
97
88
41
 92NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
151.52
107.52
87.54
384
 94AMD Radeon HD 6970M
131
85
71
45
 99NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
137.52
992
853
403
Pos      Model                                     F1 2011
lowmed.highultra
 109NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
142
912
663
333
 124NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
1433
1033
706
286
 132NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
139
101
783
323
 140NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
141
106
60
21
 141NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
141
104
86
34
 150ATI Radeon HD 4850
130
88
 170NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
974
674
53.54
21.54
 172AMD Radeon HD 7730M
115
73
38
18
 192AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
92
62
37
 193AMD FirePro M5950
65
55
20
 194NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
982
682
51.52
17
 199AMD Radeon HD 6770M
105
67
36
18.52
 200NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
101
68
51
18
 201NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
108
85
53
20
 213AMD Radeon HD 7690M
90
55
37
15
 218AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
47.52
33.52
28
16
 223AMD Radeon HD 6750M
76
48
29
 234*AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
47
31
26
 241AMD Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
59
37
 243AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
43.52
302
262
19
Pos      Model                                     F1 2011
lowmed.highultra
 244AMD Radeon HD 7670M
773
493
273
15
 245NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
913
603
393
14.52
 269NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
872
63.52
44.52
182
 272AMD Radeon HD 6650M
47.52
27.52
24.52
14
 278NVIDIA NVS 5400M
79
46
44
16
 280AMD Radeon HD 7660G
60
36
28
12
 290AMD Radeon HD 6630M
59
37
20
13
 296ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
67
42
36
14
 307AMD Radeon HD 7610M
86
52
32
 310AMD Radeon HD 7640G
45
29
 316AMD Radeon HD 7550M
25
18
12
 351Intel HD Graphics 4000
617
347
166
123
 353AMD Radeon HD 6620G
51
32
23
 360AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
70
31
20
12
 362*AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
49
30
23
 363*AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
52
32
 364AMD Radeon HD 7500G
19
14
12
 365*AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
35
24
17
 368AMD Radeon HD 7470M
64
33
18
 372NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
66
47
27
Pos      Model                                     F1 2011
lowmed.highultra
 373AMD Radeon HD 7520G
302
19.52
16
 399AMD Radeon HD 7450M
49
30
21
 400NVIDIA GeForce 610M
75
38
21
 406NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
67.52
39.52
23.52
12
 426*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
32
21
14
 429NVIDIA GeForce 410M
66
35
19
 451Intel HD Graphics 3000
38.55
216
 454NVIDIA GeForce G210M
21
15
 499Intel HD Graphics 2000
37
19
 507*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
20.52
12
 516*AMD Radeon HD 6320
14.52
13
 536*AMD Radeon HD 6290
12
12
12
12
 600*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
12
 608*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
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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Author: Klaus Hinum/Allen Ngo, 2011-09-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)