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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.

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                                     Fifa 12
 Fifa 12 (2011)
low
800x600
low
med.
1024x768
medium
high
1360x768
high
2xAA
ultra
1920x1080
high
4xAA
 12NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
120.1
120.1
120
 13AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
393.5
347.4
342.2
 19NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
334
 20AMD Radeon HD 7970
492.6
334.8
278.1
246.4
 24NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
575
387
320
250
 33AMD Radeon HD 7870
496
315.3
280.1
244.1
 38NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
5472
435
380
306
 41NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
419.9
292.7
265.72
228.252
 45AMD Radeon HD 7970M
520.2
321.7
263.7
208.652
 67AMD Radeon HD 6870
262
1933
 68NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
438
315
231.52
 74ATI Radeon HD 5850
251.2
166.7
147.5
123.9
 75NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
354.62
256.72
243.82
198.92
 76NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
378
306.6
260
199.9
 77AMD Radeon HD 6990M
471.1
265.8
217.1
156.1
 80AMD Radeon HD 7770
489.8
279.5
228.8
174.6
 94NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
481.9
315.3
252.73
170.33
 96AMD Radeon HD 6970M
377.1
215.9
176.3
135.7
 101NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
380.12
292.32
235.33
153.83
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 111NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
297.052
204.22
196.63
155.152
 126NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
357.86
236.27
186.398
121.49
 133NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
402.3
282.6
218.23
143.73
 143NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
148
 153ATI Radeon HD 4850
99
 164*NVIDIA GeForce GT 645M
193.8
139.552
104.852
 173NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
2683
1613
1443
1023
 199AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
303
154.9
105.4
55.6
 200AMD FirePro M5950
167
104.2
64.3
 201NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
308.1
171
126.2
82.7
 205AMD Radeon HD 6770M
297.1
150.8
93.7
51.82
 207NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
314.852
203.32
151.452
96.8
 218*AMD Radeon HD 6755G2
124.7
67.9
47.3
 229AMD Radeon HD 6750M
194.5
120
83.4
50.6
 231NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
266.3
168.1
118.1
 240*AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
135.9
88.7
69.5
 249AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
94.752
67.53
52.53
46.4
 250AMD Radeon HD 7670M
1755
1125
83.25
50.654
 251NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
3015
161.87
107.658
71.712
 269*AMD Radeon HD 6720G2
79.9
58.1
46.7
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 276NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
248.1
137.1
107.12
67
 279AMD Radeon HD 6650M
195.7
104.6
61.4
 287AMD Radeon HD 7660G
157
94
83
64
 297AMD Radeon HD 6630M
66
35
 298AMD Radeon HD 7650M
96.9
86.952
51.52
 300AMD Radeon HD 7570M
190
100.72
69.552
38
 303ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
210.7
109.3
75.5
47.5
 309NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
266.922
1543
113.363
65.82
 314AMD Radeon HD 7610M
221.6
104.2
67
 317AMD Radeon HD 7640G
124.1
76
 332AMD Radeon HD 7500G + HD 7550M Dual Graphics
63.07
49.01
35.04
 360Intel HD Graphics 4000
111.612
62.8514
30.9214
255
 362AMD Radeon HD 6620G
140.6
79.8
56.6
 370AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
70
39
 372*AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
126.1
67.7
51
 373*AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
127.3
76.1
 375*AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
88.5
47.6
34.2
 378AMD Radeon HD 7470M
156.3
76.4
45
 379AMD Radeon HD 6490M
173.9
80.4
57.2
 382NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
218
107
86
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 383AMD Radeon HD 7520G
86.3
51.3
41.6
 409AMD Radeon HD 7450M
106.152
62.952
47.82
 410NVIDIA GeForce 610M
174.92
87.352
62.452
 416NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
196.2
95.22
633
40
 436*AMD Radeon HD 6480G
98.2
54.3
29.3
 439NVIDIA GeForce 410M
157
85
58
 446AMD Radeon HD 6450M
162.6
66.1
39.1
 461Intel HD Graphics 3000
7919
47.119
2718
193
 464NVIDIA GeForce G210M
49
33
 483Intel HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge)
55.8
21.2
 509Intel HD Graphics 2000
117
56
37
21
 517*Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
68.675
43.415
25.74
182
 526AMD Radeon HD 7340
33.2
20.12
15.7
 527*AMD Radeon HD 6320
293
18.42
 528AMD Radeon HD 7310
29.52
12.92
 547*AMD Radeon HD 6290
18
11.1
5.6
5.1
 549Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
63.4
30.2
 559ATI Radeon HD 3200
17
 570Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
30
17
14
 612*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
-1
Pos      Model                                     Fifa 12
lowmed.highultra
 620*Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
-1
 632PowerVR SGX545
10
 658*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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Author: Klaus Hinum/Allen Ngo, 2011-09-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)