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Fifa 11

Editorial Team (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 11/02/2011

The football games series, Fifa, has been popular with gamers for many years now. Thanks to the low hardware requirements, even low-end laptop owners can enjoy high detail levels.

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How We Test

We used an Exhibition match (friendly game) from the free demo version of Fifa 11 for our benchmark. Our recording tool, Fraps, captured a few minutes of gameplay from the standard camera perspective as the frame rates dropped drastically when the camera shot up close (Playbacks, etc.). During the match, the ball was aimlessly kicked around and below you will see a few screenshots with their respective settings.

800x600; Low; Radeon HD 5850
800x600; Low; Radeon HD 5850
1024x768; Medium; Radeon HD 5850
1024x768; Medium; Radeon HD 5850
1366x768; High; 2x AA; Radeon HD 5850
1366x768; High; 2x AA; Radeon HD 5850
1920x1080; High; 4x AA; Radeon HD 5850
1920x1080; High; 4x AA; Radeon HD 5850

Analysis of the Benchmarks

Thanks to the low hardware requirements, Fifa 11 can be run well even on older and cheaper notebooks. In fact, even the integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 chip of the Sandy Bridge processor can run the game at high details and 1366x768 pixels. Gamers who want to run Fifa 11 fluidly with AA (Anti-Aliasing) and a Full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels) will need a low-end graphic card such as the Nvidia GeForce GT 520M or Radeon HD 6490M.

The hardware requirements of this game are very similar to its successor, Fifa 12, which we tested here.

An overview of the games we have tested can be found here.

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Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
 Fifa 11 (2010)
low
800x600
low
0xAF 0xAA
med.
1024x768
medium
0xAF 0xAA
high
1360x768
high
0xAF 2xAA
ultra
1920x1080
high
0xAF 4xAA
 42NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
257
 57NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
265
 76NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
639
408.4
337
218.752
 77AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
659.3
398.7
347.7
353.5
 79NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M SLI
637.8
426.6
307.3
199.2
 80AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
620.6
400.2
343.1
3272
 89AMD Radeon HD 6870
219
 90NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
235
 93NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M SLI
539.4
336
242
151.2
 99ATI Radeon HD 5850
289.1
211.2
166.9
131.8
 101NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
516.12
365.052
297.12
213.82
 102AMD Radeon HD 6990M
605.4
414.6
330.52
2103
 108NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI
551.3
318.4
216.8
133.4
 109ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire
250.4
167.3
83.9
58.7
 110NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
455
327
271
196.9
 111NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
190
 112AMD Radeon HD 6790
183
 118NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
268.6
162.3
 125AMD Radeon HD 6970M
507.92
325.452
177.552
169.852
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 130NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
475.552
327.652
250.82
164.252
 134ATI Radeon HD 5770
137
 153NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
472.6
314.3
227.7
150.452
 170NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
461.73
3083
238.73
151.45
 182NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
150
 185ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
264.152
168.82
128.42
90.3
 191ATI Radeon HD 4850
117
 196NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
603.62
311.12
208.32
132.556
 204NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
206.2
127.3
 207NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
230.6
124.2
 235ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
430
180
111
78
 247AMD Radeon HD 6770M
457.34
253.954
126.84
64.3
 249NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
420.44
214.64
133.55
963
 250ATI Radeon HD 5670
86
 251ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
150.8
90.8
54.9
 252AMD Radeon HD 6850M
110.8
60.5
 254NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
92
59
 258NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
235.5
163.3
98.9
 272AMD Radeon HD 6750M
458
275
130
702
 274NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
330.35
1895
132.25
76.62
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 284*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
345.4
245.1
111
57.3
 288AMD Radeon HD 6570M
442
201
100
51
 301NVIDIA Quadro 1000M
450
192
132
73
 312*AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
154.1
115.3
75.2
 319NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
41611
176.215
120.0518
707
 322AMD Radeon HD 6650M
261.65
180.75
97.83
52.4
 332NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
306.552
151.652
1082
58.2
 336ATI Radeon HD 5570
51
 337AMD Radeon HD 6550M
267.752
149.32
86.72
47.2
 341AMD Radeon HD 6630M
233.52
146.252
873
57
 347ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
2653
129.954
72.052
41.23
 354NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
347.454
164.84
108.54
62.92
 355*AMD Radeon HD 6550D
562
 373NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
319.93
145.054
96.94
54.452
 377NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
308
153
98.2
 389NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
245.82
125.72
84.352
52.3
 392NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
58.7
29.6
 393NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
129.2
90.5
50.4
 404ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
225
107.9
61.4
 408AMD Radeon HD 6620G
162.72
95.32
52.252
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 416AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
46
 419*AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
154.4
73.9
36.6
 425AMD Radeon HD 6490M
73
388
 436NVIDIA NVS 4200M
112.32
752
 461AMD Radeon HD 6470M
1865
1125
61.256
33.254
 463NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
240.95
96.55
725
40.4
 470AMD Radeon HD 6520G
130.5
76.4
36.8
 472NVIDIA GeForce 320M
129.52
662
563
283
 485NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
203.5
94.6
60.6
 486NVIDIA GeForce 410M
188.92
94.52
65.22
 492ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
137
62.2
33.3
 498ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
227
113
53.6
 508Intel HD Graphics 3000
99.815
55.917
3217
235
 510NVIDIA GeForce 310M
158
71.5
53.4
 511NVIDIA GeForce G210M
104
65
46
27
 535ATI Radeon HD 4350
183
78
35
19
 555NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M
121.5
43.9
21.8
5.6
 556Intel HD Graphics 2000
69.52
372
20.52
 564*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
68.5
39.9
20
 576*AMD Radeon HD 6310
50.592
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 594*AMD Radeon HD 6290
38
13.2
 595ATI Radeon HD 4200
59
29.8
 596Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
58.23
303
24.63
21.07
 606ATI Radeon HD 3200
3
 618Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
43
23
18
 654Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
-1
 669*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
-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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Editorial Team, 2011-11- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)