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EA Sports FC 24 tech review: Laptop and desktop benchmarks

New name, old problems. Even though EA has been found guilty of violating gambling laws in several countries, the football simulation game FC (formerly FIFA) still enjoys a certain level of popularity. In this review, we'll take a look at the graphical requirements of the 2024 edition.
EA Sports FC 24

Notebooks used in this review

XMG Neo 17 E23 (RTX 4090)
XMG Neo 17 E23 (RTX 4090)
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23 (RTX 4080)
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23 (RTX 4080)
XMG Pro 15 E23 (RTX 4070 & RTX 4060)
XMG Pro 15 E23 (RTX 4070 & RTX 4060)
XMG Focus 15 E23 (RTX 4050)
XMG Focus 15 E23 (RTX 4050)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 (RTX 3080 Ti)
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 (RTX 3080 Ti)
Acer Predator Helios 300 (RTX 3070 Ti)
Acer Predator Helios 300 (RTX 3070 Ti)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (RX 6800S & 680M)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (RX 6800S & 680M)
 

Right now, our gaming benchmarks are performed using these laptops. Click on the images to visit the respective product page. All other test systems (tower PCs, mini-PCs, etc.) are listed at the end of this article.

Technical aspects

For this year’s performance analysis, we were able to simply reuse most of what we wrote about the previous instalment of FIFA. The latest edition of EA’s football videogame inherits the usual strengths and weaknesses of the series. Whilst close-up shots, replays and so on look quite good and realistic (but also cost more performance), the Frostbite engine is still running significantly below its potential in the default perspective during a match, resulting in mediocre visuals. There is probably still a lot of room for improvement here. Though this helps keep hardware requirements fairly low.

EA Sports FC 24
EA Sports FC 24
EA Sports FC 24

The game’s controls could likewise use some improvement. Mouse and keyboard implementation is still rather meh – especially in the menus, which are once again very convoluted and require an unnecessary amount of clicking to navigate. Moreover, even if you choose the Steam version, the mandatory EA app and EA anticheat program are still going to cause issues. For instance, it takes what feels like forever to launch the game, and you’ll also get inexplicable error messages every now and then. Furthermore, during our testing, we noticed frequent stuttering caused by loading in the per se highly atmospheric and well-produced videos – and this happened regardless of the hardware and settings used.

EA Sports FC 24
EA Sports FC 24
EA Sports FC 24

Moving on to the graphics menu: it is fully accessible in-game, just like the one in FIFA 23. Those who are expecting a plethora of options are sadly going to be disappointed. Apart from rendering quality, the only other quality options you can customise are for cutscenes, grass and crowd. There are also options to let you enable or disable frame rate cap, VSync and dynamic resolution. Of course, you can adjust the resolution and display mode in the graphics menu as well. The developers decided not to include modern features such as DLSS or any sort of useful presets. Comparison images for the individual settings are likewise nowhere to be found, but at least written explanations are provided. It is also less than ideal that you need to restart the game after changing some of the settings.

EA Sports FC 24
EA Sports FC 24
EA Sports FC 24

Benchmark

As in previous years, we used a kick-off match between FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund for our benchmark (match settings: summer, 4 pm, clear weather). With one half set to 6 real minutes, we used CapFrameX to record the game’s performance for at least 4 game minutes (equivalent to roughly 40 real seconds). Replays were avoided or skipped due to their low FPS count. Because the football simulation game is as before not taxing on the GPU, more powerful graphics cards may be bottlenecked by the CPU at moderate resolutions and settings.

Results


FHD (1,920 x 1,080)

Whilst iGPUs have trouble running many games even at 720p and the lowest settings, they are often good enough to handle FC 24 at Full HD. For example, a Radeon 680M only falls slightly below the 60 FPS mark at this resolution when details are set to medium or better (which we generally recommend for this game). However, we regularly encountered odd stutters during gameplay, and image rendering didn't look very clean.

EA Sports FC 24
    1920x1080 Low Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset     1920x1080 High Preset     1920x1080 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
312 (152.9min, 225P0.1, 244P1) fps ∼100%
263 (107.2min, 130.2P0.1, 201P1) fps ∼100%
262 (113.1min, 132.3P0.1, 202P1) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
254 (87.2min, 144.4P0.1, 181P1) fps ∼81%
220 (30.2min, 87P0.1, 153.6P1) fps ∼84%
211 (68.3min, 89.1P0.1, 151.3P1) fps ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Neo 17 E23
219 (60.4min, 152.9P0.1, 169.7P1) fps ∼70%
179.3 (44.9min, 81P0.1, 138.5P1) fps ∼68%
171.3 (71.2min, 82P0.1, 130.7P1) fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23
216 (111.9min, 128P0.1, 164.4P1) fps ∼69%
177.9 (36.1min, 72.6P0.1, 126.7P1) fps ∼68%
167.2 (2.72min, 75.9P0.1, 120.3P1) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZX
231 (83.4min, 161.2P0.1, 184.1P1) fps ∼74%
194.3 (4.14min, 62.3P0.1, 143P1) fps ∼74%
182.8 (49.6min, 86.9P0.1, 138.9P1) fps ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55
154 (79.4min, 100.8P0.1, 115.6P1) fps ∼49%
134.2 (45.1min, 60.7P0.1, 89.4P1) fps ∼51%
129.7 (33.3min, 56.2P0.1, 96.1P1) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
192.7 (107.7min, 138.6P0.1, 148.9P1) fps ∼62%
162.3 (33.8min, 68.1P0.1, 118.6P1) fps ∼62%
150.1 (27.4min, 69.5P0.1, 105P1) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
179.2 (26.5min, 92.9P0.1, 121.9P1) fps ∼57%
149.4 (37min, 51.6P0.1, 98.7P1) fps ∼57%
137.8 (22.4min, 46.8P0.1, 72.6P1) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Focus 15 E23
163.8 (86.8min, 119.7P0.1, 139.3P1) fps ∼53%
144 (50.2min, 63.5P0.1, 111.7P1) fps ∼55%
132.5 (42min, 54.9P0.1, 76P1) fps ∼51%
AMD Radeon RX 6800S, R9 6900HS
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
181.5 (93.1min, 122.2P0.1, 139.6P1) fps ∼100%
162.4 (58.9min, 100.6P0.1, 125.6P1) fps ∼52%
138.4 (46.8min, 56.5P0.1, 104.1P1) fps ∼53%
126.2 (24.5min, 51.7P0.1, 96.5P1) fps ∼48%
AMD Radeon 780M, R9 7940HS
Minisforum Venus Series UM790 Pro
107.8 (71.7min, 84.4P0.1, 92.4P1) fps ∼59%
98.4 (25min, 65.2P0.1, 79.9P1) fps ∼32%
78.2 (42.4min, 43.5P0.1, 52.3P1) fps ∼30%
71.9 (23.6min, 41.4P0.1, 60.2P1) fps ∼27%
AMD Radeon 680M, R9 6900HS
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
80.3 (25.7min, 27.8P0.1, 36.1P1) fps ∼44%
57.9 (13.7min, 19P0.1, 23.3P1) fps ∼19%
42 (12.4min, 12.5P0.1, 17.1P1) fps ∼16%
39.5 (5.97min, 7.1P0.1, 12.6P1) fps ∼15%

QHD (2,560 x 1,440)

A mid-range card is all you need to enjoy the game at QHD. For instance, a GeForce RTX 4050 is already capable enough to churn out around 100 FPS at 1440p and max settings.

EA Sports FC 24
    2560x1440 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
261 (97.7min, 124P0.1, 196.5P1) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
203 (76.4min, 82.8P0.1, 132P1) fps ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Neo 17 E23
167.6 (37.4min, 72.7P0.1, 126.7P1) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23
163.4 (4.3min, 21.5P0.1, 98.5P1) fps ∼63%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZX
151.7 (27.1min, 65.9P0.1, 112.1P1) fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
138.4 (38.6min, 58.7P0.1, 107.5P1) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55
129.2 (32.6min, 60.2P0.1, 80.5P1) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
121 (30.1min, 42.9P0.1, 71.6P1) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Focus 15 E23
100.9 (29.4min, 42.3P0.1, 58.9P1) fps ∼39%
AMD Radeon 780M, R9 7940HS
Minisforum Venus Series UM790 Pro
51.7 (32.4min, 33.8P0.1, 42.6P1) fps ∼20%

UHD (3,840 x 2,160)

You don’t necessarily need a high-end GPU to run the game at 4K. Even the previously mentioned RTX 4050 has enough power to come close to the 60 FPS mark at 4K and Ultra settings.

EA Sports FC 24
    3840x2160 Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
188 (90.5min, 107.3P0.1, 145.7P1) fps ∼100%
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT, i9-13900K
Desktop-PC Asus ROG Strix Z790-F
166.9 (60.3min, 75.4P0.1, 121.8P1) fps ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Neo 17 E23
153.2 (35.2min, 49.8P0.1, 106.2P1) fps ∼81%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23
125.2 (25.7min, 57.6P0.1, 94.7P1) fps ∼67%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, i9-12900H
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 G733ZX
97.8 (43.7min, 47.3P0.1, 77P1) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
82.4 (31.6min, 34.9P0.1, 61.7P1) fps ∼44%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, i7-12700H
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-55
81.8 (32.4min, 36.7P0.1, 62.2P1) fps ∼44%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Pro 15 E23
70.7 (39.3min, 42.6P0.1, 58.2P1) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HX
XMG Focus 15 E23
56.8 (21min, 27.3P0.1, 39.9P1) fps ∼30%
AMD Radeon 780M, R9 7940HS
Minisforum Venus Series UM790 Pro
26.8 (15.4min, 15.5P0.1, 17.1P1) fps ∼14%

Note

Because gaming tests are very time-consuming and are often constrained by installation or activation limits, we are only able to provide you with part of the benchmark results at the time of publishing this article. We will be adding more graphics cards over the coming days and weeks.

Overview

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 EA Sports FC 24 (2023)
low
1920x1080
Low Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
QHD
2560x1440
Ultra Preset
4K
3840x2160
Ultra Preset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090
391n2
328.5n2
274.5n2
272n2
271n2
252n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080
312
263
262
261
188
AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT
254
220
211
203
166.9
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT
412
299
360
254
220
143.9
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU
219
179.3
171.3
167.6
153.2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
374
318
264
264
248
157.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
216
177.9
167.2
163.4
125.2
AMD Radeon RX 6800
366
322
263
225
193.8
124
AMD Radeon RX 7700 XT
395
345
274
246
199.1
127.2
NVIDIA Titan RTX
338
292
247
228
178.7
109.5
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
358
318
262
246
190
116.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
231
194.3
174.55n2
151.7
97.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
192.7
162.3
150.1
138.4
82.4
AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT
323
287
243
207
170.9
98.9
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
315
284
235
198.3
166.7
97.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
194.2
174.2
148.6
148.35n2
129.85n2
79.95n2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
310
280
230
193.6
148.2
90.6
Intel Arc A770
221
201
161.3
152.5
123
77
AMD Radeon RX 7600
304
274
215
180.4
144.7
87.8
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low med. high ultra QHD 4K
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
154
134.2
129.7
129.2
81.8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
198.3
179.2n3
149.4n3
137.8n3
119.25n2
70.7
AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT
280
253
198
165.8
128.8
75.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
249
199.3
161.7
151.4
129
79.5
AMD Radeon RX 6800S
181.5
162.4
138.4
126.2
AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT
202
172.2
142.7
128.3
105.3
68.7
Intel Arc A750
191.8
176.2
136.5
127.2
105.7
67.7
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
205
184.1
153.4
136.2
105.5
66.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super (Desktop)
254
230
185.1
170.8
131.3
76.5
AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (Desktop)
285
250
195.7
173
139.7
88.1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
125.6
101
58.2
AMD Radeon RX 7600S
183
153.3
131.3
103.7
64.6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super (Desktop)
217
199.1
167.7
146.9
111.5
67.4
AMD Radeon RX 6600
249
222
173.9
147.4
112.6
67
AMD Radeon RX 5700 (Desktop)
247
218
183.4
157.1
120.4
75.6
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT (Desktop)
239
210
168.7
146.3
113.8
71.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop)
180.8
164
141.7
120.8
89.2
18.8
AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT
161.4
145.7
101.3
55.7
44.2
28.8
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop)
170.7
151.7
124.8
101.3
77.8
46.4
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU
163.8
144
132.5
100.9
56.8
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low med. high ultra QHD 4K
Intel Arc A730M
121.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile
93.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop)
166.9
156.7
130
107.2
77.9
23.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)
157.3
144
114.6
103.5
65.8
7.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
66.8
AMD Radeon RX 5500M
82.7
65.9
62.3
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile
43.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile
58
AMD Radeon 780M
104.5n2
94n2
75.6n2
56.25n2
51.7
26.8
AMD Radeon 680M
80.3
57.9
42
39.5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs
43.6
NVIDIA GeForce MX350
32.4
NVIDIA GeForce MX250
22.9
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
34.6
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU)
23.9
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
30.3
26.9
20.3
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 32EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
24.1
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
34
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000/5000)
32.1
Intel UHD Graphics 630
13.1
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low med. high ultra QHD 4K
Intel UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
10.7
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
13.8
(-) * Smaller values are better. / n123 Number of benchmarks for this median value / * 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
60Fluent – Based on all known benchmarks using the specified graphical settings, this game should run at or above 58fps
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.
?Uncertain – 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.

All test systems

Notebook Graphics card Processor Memory
XMG Neo 17 E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 @175 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6X) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Schenker Key 17 Pro E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 @175 W TGP (12 GB GDDR6X) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
XMG Pro 15 E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
XMG Pro 15 E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 @140 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
XMG Focus 15 E23 Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 @140 W TGP (6 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-13900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti @150 W TGP (16 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i9-12900H 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Acer Predator Helios 300 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti @150 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-12700H 2 x 8 GB DDR5
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 AMD Radeon RX 6800S (8 GB GDDR6) & AMD Radeon 680M AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Mini-PC Graphics card Processor Memory
Minisforum NUCXi7 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 @125 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) Intel Core i7-11800H 2 x 8 GB DDR4
Minisforum HX99G AMD Radeon RX 6600M @100 W TGP (8 GB GDDR6) AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 2 x 16 GB DDR5
Minisforum Neptune Series HN2673 Intel Arc A730M Intel Core i7-12650H 2 x 8 GB DDR4
Minisforum UM790 Pro AMD Radeon 780M AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS 2 x 32 GB DDR5
4K monitors Operating system Nvidia driver AMD driver
Gigabyte M32U Windows 11 ForceWare 537.58 Adrenalin 23.10.1
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Florian Glaser, 2023-10-16 (Update: 2023-10-16)