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.
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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.