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FIFA 12 Benchmarks

Klaus Hinum/Allen Ngo, 09/26/2011

FIFA 2011 for PC has been the reference soccer game ever since its release. Thanks to its low system requirements, even entry-level laptops can run the game fluently at a wide range of graphical settings. In our following benchmarks, we run FIFA 12 through a range of desktop and laptop graphics cards to see if this latest iteration continues the low-requirement tradition.

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Testing methodology

Since FIFA 12 features no integrated benchmark functions, we used single player matches against the computer as the basis for our testing. Only a few minutes of passing on the mid-field were benchmarked and recorded with the separate program Fraps. Instant replays after goals or fouls were not included in our benchmarks as performance took a noticeable hit during these close-up scenes. 

Results on Low, Medium, High and Ultra under different levels of anti-aliasing and resolutions are detailed below. Additional technical information on each notebook GPU can be seen on their respective graphics card pages.

We also tested the full version of Fifa 12 on a Radeon HD 6870 and experienced no performance difference with our benchmark sequence. Furthermore, the results should also be valid for the extension pack Euro 2012 Poland-Ukraine, as it only extends the game modi and teams of Fifa 12.

800x600; Low; HD Graphics 3000
800x600; Low; HD Graphics 3000
1024x768; Medium; HD Graphics 3000
1024x768; Medium; HD Graphics 3000
1366x768; High; 2x AA; HD Graphics 3000
1366x768; High; 2x AA; HD Graphics 3000
1920x1080; High; 4x AA; GeForce GT 540M
1920x1080; High; 4x AA; GeForce GT 540M

Benchmark analysis

Fortunately for FIFA 11 players, FIFA 12 is about as taxing to the system as its predecessor, so entry-level laptops that are able to play FIFA 11 fluently should also perform about equally as well in the 2012 version. Therefore, even older systems with Core 2 Duo processors in conjunction with an integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD GPU can render fluent frame rates at the lowest graphical settings. We noticed lots of stuttering with the GMA 4500MHD under medium settings, which oddly enough did not record correctly in Fraps.

Jumping to medium-high detail settings will only require a modern integrated GPU, such as the Intel HD Graphics 3000 in Sandy Bridge chipsets or Radeon graphics in AMD Fusion cores.

The highest detail settings at full HD resolution will play at over 60 FPS with the fast mid-range GeForce GT 540M. The less powerful Radeon HD 6630M was able to provide acceptable frame rates on the ultra settings as well, but at about half the average of the GeForce GT 540M.

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

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Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
 Fifa 12 (2011)
low
800x600
low
med.
1024x768
medium
high
1360x768
high
2xAA
ultra
1920x1080
high
4xAA
 35NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
120.1
120.1
120
 36AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
393.5
347.4
342.2
 47NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
334
 48AMD Radeon HD 7970
492.6
334.8
278.1
246.4
 59NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
575
387
320
250
 69AMD Radeon HD 7870
496
315.3
280.1
244.1
 76NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
5472
435
380
306
 81NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
419.9
292.7
265.72
228.252
 84AMD Radeon HD 7970M
520.2
321.7
263.7
208.652
 114AMD Radeon HD 6870
262
1933
 115NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
438
315
231.52
 124ATI Radeon HD 5850
251.2
166.7
147.5
123.9
 125NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
354.62
256.72
243.82
198.92
 126NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
378
306.6
260
199.9
 127AMD Radeon HD 6990M
471.1
265.8
217.1
156.1
 131AMD Radeon HD 7770
489.8
279.5
228.8
174.6
 146NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
481.9
315.3
252.73
170.33
 150AMD Radeon HD 6970M
377.1
215.9
176.3
135.7
 155NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
380.12
292.32
235.33
153.83
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 165NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
297.052
204.22
196.63
155.152
 190NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
357.86
236.27
186.398
121.49
 196NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
402.3
282.6
218.23
143.73
 210NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
148
 219ATI Radeon HD 4850
99
 229*NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
193.8
139.552
104.852
 238NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
2683
1613
1443
1023
 277AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
303
154.9
105.4
55.6
 278AMD FirePro M5950
167
104.2
64.3
 279NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
308.1
171
126.2
82.7
 283AMD Radeon HD 6770M
297.1
150.8
93.7
51.82
 285NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
314.852
203.32
151.452
96.8
 297*AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
124.7
67.9
47.3
 308AMD Radeon HD 6750M
194.5
120
83.4
50.6
 310NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
266.3
168.1
118.1
 319*AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
135.9
88.7
69.5
 328AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
94.752
67.53
52.53
46.4
 329AMD Radeon HD 7670M
1755
1125
83.25
50.654
 330NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
3015
161.87
107.658
71.712
 350*AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
79.9
58.1
46.7
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 357NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
248.1
137.1
107.12
67
 360AMD Radeon HD 6650M
195.7
104.6
61.4
 371AMD Radeon HD 7660G
157
94
83
64
 381AMD Radeon HD 6630M
66
35
 382AMD Radeon HD 7650M
96.9
86.952
51.52
 384AMD Radeon HD 7570M
190
100.72
69.552
38
 387ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
210.7
109.3
75.5
47.5
 393NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
266.922
1543
113.363
65.82
 397AMD Radeon HD 7610M
221.6
104.2
67
 400AMD Radeon HD 7640G
124.1
76
 418AMD Radeon HD 7500G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics
63.07
49.01
35.04
 447Intel HD Graphics 4000
111.612
62.8514
30.9214
255
 449AMD Radeon HD 6620G
140.6
79.8
56.6
 460AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
70
39
 462*AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
126.1
67.7
51
 463*AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
127.3
76.1
 465*AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
88.5
47.6
34.2
 468AMD Radeon HD 7470M
156.3
76.4
45
 469AMD Radeon HD 6490M
173.9
80.4
57.2
 473NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
218
107
86
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 474AMD Radeon HD 7520G
86.3
51.3
41.6
 500AMD Radeon HD 7450M
106.152
62.952
47.82
 501NVIDIA GeForce 610M
174.92
87.352
62.452
 509NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
196.2
95.22
633
40
 529*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
98.2
54.3
29.3
 532NVIDIA GeForce 410M
157
85
58
 539AMD Radeon HD 6450M
162.6
66.1
39.1
 554Intel HD Graphics 3000
7919
47.119
2718
193
 557NVIDIA GeForce G210M
49
33
 576Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
55.8
21.2
 602Intel HD Graphics 2000
117
56
37
21
 610*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
68.675
43.415
25.74
182
 620AMD Radeon HD 7340
33.2
20.12
15.7
 621*AMD Radeon HD 6320
293
18.42
 622AMD Radeon HD 7310
29.52
12.92
 641*AMD Radeon HD 6290
18
11.1
5.6
5.1
 643Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
63.4
30.2
 653ATI Radeon HD 3200
17
 667Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
30
17
14
 710*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
-1
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 718*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
-1
 730PowerVR SGX545
10
 757*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 600
-1
* 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, 2011-09-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)