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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                                     Perf. RatingFifa 12
 Fifa 12 (2011)
low
800x600
low
med.
1024x768
medium
high
1360x768
high
2xAA
ultra
1920x1080
high
4xAA
 22NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
~31.475%
120.1
120.1
120
 23AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
~93.875%
393.5
347.4
342.2
 32NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
~97.625%
334
 33AMD Radeon HD 7970
76.8
492.6
334.8
278.1
246.4
 43NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
86.4
575
387
320
250
 52AMD Radeon HD 7870
75.8
496
315.3
280.1
244.1
 58NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
96
5472
435
380
306
 61NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
69.1
419.9
292.7
265.72
228.252
 65AMD Radeon HD 7970M
73.6
520.2
321.7
263.7
208.652
 90AMD Radeon HD 6870
~62.750%
262
1933
 91NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
~83.575%
438
315
231.52
 100ATI Radeon HD 5850
39.2
251.2
166.7
147.5
123.9
 101NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
60.6
354.62
256.72
243.82
198.92
 102NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
65.6
378
306.6
260
199.9
 103AMD Radeon HD 6990M
61.3
471.1
265.8
217.1
156.1
 109AMD Radeon HD 7770
65.1
489.8
279.5
228.8
174.6
 124NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
68
481.9
315.3
252.73
170.33
 128AMD Radeon HD 6970M
50.2
377.1
215.9
176.3
135.7
 133NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
59.9
380.12
292.32
235.33
153.83
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 143NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
48.8
297.052
204.22
196.63
155.152
 167NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
50.2
357.86
236.27
186.398
121.49
 173NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
58.5
402.3
282.6
218.23
143.73
 185NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
~43.225%
148
 194ATI Radeon HD 4850
~28.925%
99
 204*NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
~31.175%
193.8
139.552
104.852
 213NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
37.8
2683
1613
1443
1023
 244AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
33
303
154.9
105.4
55.6
 245AMD FirePro M5950
~28.175%
167
104.2
64.3
 246NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
37.5
308.1
171
126.2
82.7
 250AMD Radeon HD 6770M
31.5
297.1
150.8
93.7
51.82
 252NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
42.3
314.852
203.32
151.452
96.8
 264*AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
~16.575%
124.7
67.9
47.3
 275AMD Radeon HD 6750M
24.5
194.5
120
83.4
50.6
 277NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
~38.675%
266.3
168.1
118.1
 286*AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
~20.775%
135.9
88.7
69.5
 295AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
14.8
94.752
67.53
52.53
46.4
 296AMD Radeon HD 7670M
23.2
1755
1125
83.25
50.654
 297NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
34.6
3015
161.87
107.658
71.712
 315*AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
~13.175%
79.9
58.1
46.7
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 322NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
30.6
248.1
137.1
107.12
67
 325AMD Radeon HD 6650M
~24.775%
195.7
104.6
61.4
 334AMD Radeon HD 7660G
22.3
157
94
83
64
 344AMD Radeon HD 6630M
~13.850%
66
35
 345AMD Radeon HD 7650M
~16.875%
96.9
86.952
51.52
 347AMD Radeon HD 7570M
21.4
190
100.72
69.552
38
 350ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
23.8
210.7
109.3
75.5
47.5
 356NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
32.7
266.922
1543
113.363
65.82
 360AMD Radeon HD 7610M
~26.775%
221.6
104.2
67
 363AMD Radeon HD 7640G
~19.550%
124.1
76
 381AMD Radeon HD 7500G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics
~10.575%
63.07
49.01
35.04
 409Intel HD Graphics 4000
12.3
111.612
62.8514
30.9214
255
 411AMD Radeon HD 6620G
~19.275%
140.6
79.8
56.6
 419AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
~14.950%
70
39
 421*AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
~16.975%
126.1
67.7
51
 422*AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
~19.850%
127.3
76.1
 424*AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
~11.875%
88.5
47.6
34.2
 427AMD Radeon HD 7470M
~18.875%
156.3
76.4
45
 428AMD Radeon HD 6490M
~21.275%
173.9
80.4
57.2
 432NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
~28.375%
218
107
86
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 433AMD Radeon HD 7520G
~12.675%
86.3
51.3
41.6
 459AMD Radeon HD 7450M
~15.175%
106.152
62.952
47.82
 460NVIDIA GeForce 610M
~22.375%
174.92
87.352
62.452
 466NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
21
196.2
95.22
633
40
 486*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
~12.475%
98.2
54.3
29.3
 489NVIDIA GeForce 410M
~20.775%
157
85
58
 496AMD Radeon HD 6450M
~17.975%
162.6
66.1
39.1
 511Intel HD Graphics 3000
9.3
7919
47.119
2718
193
 514NVIDIA GeForce G210M
~9.950%
49
33
 533Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
~9.250%
55.8
21.2
 559Intel HD Graphics 2000
12.3
117
56
37
21
 567*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
8.5
68.675
43.415
25.74
182
 576AMD Radeon HD 7340
~4.875%
33.2
20.12
15.7
 577*AMD Radeon HD 6320
~4.650%
293
18.42
 578AMD Radeon HD 7310
~450%
29.52
12.92
 597*AMD Radeon HD 6290
2.2
18
11.1
5.6
5.1
 599Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
~950%
63.4
30.2
 609ATI Radeon HD 3200
~325%
17
 621Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
~4.375%
30
17
14
 664*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
-1
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 672*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
-1
 684PowerVR SGX545
~2.325%
10
 711*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)