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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.

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
 18NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
257
 30NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
265
 45NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
639
408.4
337
218.752
 46AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
659.3
398.7
347.7
353.5
 48NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M SLI
637.8
426.6
307.3
199.2
 49AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
620.6
400.2
343.1
3272
 56AMD Radeon HD 6870
219
 57NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
235
 59NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M SLI
539.4
336
242
151.2
 63ATI Radeon HD 5850
289.1
211.2
166.9
131.8
 65NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
516.12
365.052
297.12
213.82
 66AMD Radeon HD 6990M
605.4
414.6
330.52
2103
 69NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI
551.3
318.4
216.8
133.4
 70ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire
250.4
167.3
83.9
58.7
 71NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
455
327
271
196.9
 72NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
190
 73AMD Radeon HD 6790
183
 77NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
268.6
162.3
 82AMD Radeon HD 6970M
507.92
325.452
177.552
169.852
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 87NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
475.552
327.652
250.82
164.252
 91ATI Radeon HD 5770
137
 107NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
472.6
314.3
227.7
150.452
 115NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
461.73
3083
238.73
151.45
 122NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
150
 125ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
264.152
168.82
128.42
90.3
 131ATI Radeon HD 4850
117
 136NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
603.62
311.12
208.32
132.556
 143NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
206.2
127.3
 146NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
230.6
124.2
 165ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
430
180
111
78
 178AMD Radeon HD 6770M
457.34
253.954
126.84
64.3
 180NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
420.44
214.64
133.55
963
 181ATI Radeon HD 5670
86
 182ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
150.8
90.8
54.9
 183AMD Radeon HD 6850M
110.8
60.5
 184NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
92
59
 188NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
235.5
163.3
98.9
 201AMD Radeon HD 6750M
458
275
130
702
 203NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
330.35
1895
132.25
76.62
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 213*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
345.4
245.1
111
57.3
 217AMD Radeon HD 6570M
442
201
100
51
 226NVIDIA Quadro 1000M
450
192
132
73
 235*AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
154.1
115.3
75.2
 240NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
41611
176.215
120.0518
707
 243AMD Radeon HD 6650M
261.65
180.75
97.83
52.4
 250NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
306.552
151.652
1082
58.2
 256ATI Radeon HD 5570
51
 257AMD Radeon HD 6550M
267.752
149.32
86.72
47.2
 261AMD Radeon HD 6630M
233.52
146.252
873
57
 267ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
2653
129.954
72.052
41.23
 274NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
347.454
164.84
108.54
62.92
 275*AMD Radeon HD 6550D
562
 288NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
319.93
145.054
96.94
54.452
 292NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
308
153
98.2
 305NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
245.82
125.72
84.352
52.3
 308NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
58.7
29.6
 309NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
129.2
90.5
50.4
 319ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
225
107.9
61.4
 322AMD Radeon HD 6620G
162.72
95.32
52.252
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 327AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
46
 330*AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
154.4
73.9
36.6
 336AMD Radeon HD 6490M
73
388
 346NVIDIA NVS 4200M
112.32
752
 370AMD Radeon HD 6470M
1865
1125
61.256
33.254
 372NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
240.95
96.55
725
40.4
 379AMD Radeon HD 6520G
130.5
76.4
36.8
 381NVIDIA GeForce 320M
129.52
662
563
283
 394NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
203.5
94.6
60.6
 395NVIDIA GeForce 410M
188.92
94.52
65.22
 399ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
137
62.2
33.3
 405ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
227
113
53.6
 415Intel HD Graphics 3000
99.815
55.917
3217
235
 417NVIDIA GeForce 310M
158
71.5
53.4
 418NVIDIA GeForce G210M
104
65
46
27
 442ATI Radeon HD 4350
183
78
35
19
 462NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M
121.5
43.9
21.8
5.6
 463Intel HD Graphics 2000
69.52
372
20.52
 471*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
68.5
39.9
20
 481*AMD Radeon HD 6310
50.592
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 499*AMD Radeon HD 6290
38
13.2
 500ATI Radeon HD 4200
59
29.8
 501Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
58.23
303
24.63
21.07
 511ATI Radeon HD 3200
3
 521Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
43
23
18
 555Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
-1
 568*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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Author: Editorial Team, 2011-11- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)