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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                                     Perf. RatingFifa 11
 Fifa 11 (2010)
low
800x600
low
0xAF 0xAA
med.
1024x768
medium
0xAF 0xAA
high
1360x768
high
0xAF 2xAA
ultra
1920x1080
high
0xAF 4xAA
 43NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
~72.725%
257
 58NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
~7525%
265
 77NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M SLI
86
639
408.4
337
218.752
 78AMD Radeon HD 6990M Crossfire
96.4
659.3
398.7
347.7
353.5
 80NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M SLI
83.5
637.8
426.6
307.3
199.2
 81AMD Radeon HD 6970M Crossfire
93
620.6
400.2
343.1
3272
 90AMD Radeon HD 6870
~6225%
219
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
~66.525%
235
 94NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M SLI
66.7
539.4
336
242
151.2
 100ATI Radeon HD 5850
43.8
289.1
211.2
166.9
131.8
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
75.9
516.12
365.052
297.12
213.82
 103AMD Radeon HD 6990M
84.1
605.4
414.6
330.52
2103
 111NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M SLI
63
551.3
318.4
216.8
133.4
 112ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire
28.7
250.4
167.3
83.9
58.7
 113NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
68.5
455
327
271
196.9
 114NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 768MB
~53.725%
190
 115AMD Radeon HD 6790
~51.825%
183
 121NVIDIA Quadro 5010M
~61.650%
268.6
162.3
 128AMD Radeon HD 6970M
61.6
507.92
325.452
177.552
169.852
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 133NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
65.5
475.552
327.652
250.82
164.252
 137ATI Radeon HD 5770
~38.825%
137
 156NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470M
62
472.6
314.3
227.7
150.452
 173NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
62.1
461.73
3083
238.73
151.45
 185NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
~42.425%
150
 188ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
34.8
264.152
168.82
128.42
90.3
 194ATI Radeon HD 4850
~33.125%
117
 199NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
63.7
603.62
311.12
208.32
132.556
 207NVIDIA Quadro 3000M
~47.750%
206.2
127.3
 210NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M
~44.950%
230.6
124.2
 238ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
39.1
430
180
111
78
 250AMD Radeon HD 6770M
44.5
457.34
253.954
126.84
64.3
 252NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
43.7
420.44
214.64
133.55
963
 253ATI Radeon HD 5670
~24.325%
86
 254ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
~25.775%
150.8
90.8
54.9
 255AMD Radeon HD 6850M
~24.550%
110.8
60.5
 257NVIDIA Quadro 2000M
~21.650%
92
59
 261NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M
~43.475%
235.5
163.3
98.9
 275AMD Radeon HD 6750M
46.4
458
275
130
702
 277NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
37.6
330.35
1895
132.25
76.62
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 287*AMD Radeon HD 6730M
38.5
345.4
245.1
111
57.3
 291AMD Radeon HD 6570M
38
442
201
100
51
 304NVIDIA Quadro 1000M
41.6
450
192
132
73
 315*AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
~23.475%
154.1
115.3
75.2
 322NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
38.5
41611
176.215
120.0518
707
 325AMD Radeon HD 6650M
30.5
261.65
180.75
97.83
52.4
 335NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
31.5
306.552
151.652
1082
58.2
 339ATI Radeon HD 5570
~14.425%
51
 340AMD Radeon HD 6550M
27.7
267.752
149.32
86.72
47.2
 344AMD Radeon HD 6630M
27
233.52
146.252
873
57
 350ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
25
2653
129.954
72.052
41.23
 357NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
34.1
347.454
164.84
108.54
62.92
 358*AMD Radeon HD 6550D
~15.825%
562
 376NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
30.5
319.93
145.054
96.94
54.452
 380NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
~35.775%
308
153
98.2
 392NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
25.7
245.82
125.72
84.352
52.3
 395NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
~12.650%
58.7
29.6
 396NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
~23.575%
129.2
90.5
50.4
 407ATI Mobility Radeon HD 550v
~24.875%
225
107.9
61.4
 411AMD Radeon HD 6620G
~2075%
162.72
95.32
52.252
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 419AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
~1325%
46
 422*AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
~16.575%
154.4
73.9
36.6
 428AMD Radeon HD 6490M
~15.950%
73
388
 439NVIDIA NVS 4200M
~23.950%
112.32
752
 464AMD Radeon HD 6470M
19.8
1865
1125
61.256
33.254
 466NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
22.1
240.95
96.55
725
40.4
 473AMD Radeon HD 6520G
~15.675%
130.5
76.4
36.8
 475NVIDIA GeForce 320M
14.4
129.52
662
563
283
 488NVIDIA GeForce GT 415M
~22.775%
203.5
94.6
60.6
 489NVIDIA GeForce 410M
~22.475%
188.92
94.52
65.22
 495ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
~14.475%
137
62.2
33.3
 501ATI Mobility Radeon HD 545v
~24.675%
227
113
53.6
 511Intel HD Graphics 3000
10.7
99.815
55.917
3217
235
 513NVIDIA GeForce 310M
~18.175%
158
71.5
53.4
 514NVIDIA GeForce G210M
12.7
104
65
46
27
 538ATI Radeon HD 4350
14.8
183
78
35
19
 558NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M
8.8
121.5
43.9
21.8
5.6
 559Intel HD Graphics 2000
~10.975%
69.52
372
20.52
 567*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
~8.275%
68.5
39.9
20
 579*AMD Radeon HD 6310
~7.125%
50.592
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 11
lowmed.highultra
 597*AMD Radeon HD 6290
~4.550%
38
13.2
 598ATI Radeon HD 4200
~8.450%
59
29.8
 599Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
7.1
58.23
303
24.63
21.07
 609ATI Radeon HD 3200
~0.425%
3
 621Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
~5.575%
43
23
18
 657Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
-1
 672*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)