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F1 2011 Benchmarks

Klaus Hinum/Allen Ngo, 09/24/2011

In addition to having received positive reception from critics, F1 2011 is the only Formula One racing game in 2011 thus far with the FIA license. In our following benchmarks, we summarize the graphics performance of the PC game through a number of desktop and laptop graphics cards.

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Testing methodology

F1 2011 contains an integrated benchmark function found in the graphics settings in the “My F1” submenu. We used this built-in function as well as the default MSAA settings on Low, Medium, High and Ultra preset graphical settings.

The results for each preset on various notebook and desktop graphics cards are shown below. Additional technical information on each notebook GPU can be seen on their respective graphics card pages.

800x600, Ultra Low Preset, DX9, GeForce GT 540M
800x600, Ultra Low Preset, DX9, GeForce GT 540M
1024x768, Medium Preset, DX9, GeForce GT 540M
1024x768, Medium Preset, DX9, GeForce GT 540M
1366x768, High Preset, DX11, 2xAA, GeForce GT 540M
1366x768, High Preset, DX11, 2xAA, GeForce GT 540M
1920x1080, Ultra Preset, DX11, 4xAA, GeForce GT 540M
1920x1080, Ultra Preset, DX11, 4xAA, GeForce GT 540M

Benchmark analysis

On the highest detail settings with 4x MSAA, F1 2011 can become quite demanding. Even with the high-end GeForce GTX 570M, we were only able to get an average of 40 FPS. A desktop equipped with the fast mid-range Radeon HD 5850 achieved similar results.

On high detail settings with 2X MSAA, fast midrange desktop graphics cards like the Radeon HD 5650 or the mobile GeForce GT 540M provide sufficiently smooth gameplay at well over 30 FPS on average.

Users who opt for the lowest quality settings will be sacrificing a lot of eye candy, but the game will in turn run quite well even on systems with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000. Unfortunately, users stuck with slower graphics cards such as the GeForce G210M will be unable to play the game at acceptable frame rates regardless of the visual setting.

Note: All tested games can be found in our gaming list.

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      Model
F1 2011
 F1 2011 (2011)
low
800x600
Ultra Low Preset DX9
med.
1024x768
Medium Preset DX9
high
1366x768
High Preset DX11
2xMSAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset DX11
4xMSAA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M SLI
80
104
86
AMD Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire
90
77
67
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
86
74
AMD Radeon HD 7970
147
96
87
73
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
126
71
89
84
AMD Radeon HD 7870
150
98
88
72
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
141
106
92
84
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M
149
108
86n2
66.5n2
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
149
95
67n2
53n2
AMD Radeon HD 6870
84.5n2
57n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
97n3
60n3
ATI Radeon HD 5850
71
46
41
37
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
142.5n2
98.5n2
83n2
46.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
130
95
76
47
AMD Radeon HD 6990M
127
83
77
48
AMD Radeon HD 7770
150
97
88
41
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M
151.5n2
107.5n2
87.5n4
38n4
AMD Radeon HD 6970M
131
85
71
45
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M
137.5n2
99n2
85n3
40n3
      Model
F1 2011
lowmed.highultra
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
142
91n2
66n3
33n3
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
143n3
103n3
70n6
28n6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
139
101
78n3
32n3
NVIDIA Quadro K2000M
141
106
60
21
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
141
104
86
34
ATI Radeon HD 4850
130
88
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
97n4
67n4
53.5n4
21.5n4
AMD Radeon HD 7730M
115
73
38
18
AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT
92
62
37
AMD FirePro M5950
65
55
20
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE
98n2
68n2
51.5n2
17
AMD Radeon HD 6770M
105
67
36
18.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
101
68
51
18
NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
108
85
53
20
AMD Radeon HD 7690M
90
55
37
15
AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
47.5n2
33.5n2
28
16
AMD Radeon HD 6750M
76
48
29
AMD Radeon HD 6740G2
47
31
26
AMD Radeon HD 7640G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
59
37
AMD Radeon HD 7520G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
43.5n2
30n2
26n2
19
      Model
F1 2011
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
77n3
49n3
27n3
15
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
91n3
60n3
39n3
14.5n2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
87n2
63.5n2
44.5n2
18n2
AMD Radeon HD 6650M
47.5n2
27.5n2
24.5n2
14
NVIDIA NVS 5400M
79
46
44
16
AMD Radeon HD 7660G
60
36
28
12
AMD Radeon HD 6630M
59
37
20
13
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
67
42
36
14
AMD Radeon HD 7610M
86
52
32
AMD Radeon HD 7640G
45
29
AMD Radeon HD 7550M
25
18
12
Intel HD Graphics 4000
61n7
34n7
16n6
12n3
AMD Radeon HD 6620G
51
32
23
AMD Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
70
31
20
12
AMD Radeon HD 6520G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
49
30
23
AMD Radeon HD 6540G2
52
32
AMD Radeon HD 7500G
19
14
12
AMD Radeon HD 6480G + HD 7450M Dual Graphics
35
24
17
AMD Radeon HD 7470M
64
33
18
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX
66
47
27
      Model
F1 2011
lowmed.highultra
AMD Radeon HD 7520G
30n2
19.5n2
16
AMD Radeon HD 7450M
49
30
21
NVIDIA GeForce 610M
75
38
21
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
67.5n2
39.5n2
23.5n2
12
AMD Radeon HD 6480G
32
21
14
NVIDIA GeForce 410M
66
35
19
Intel HD Graphics 3000
38.5n5
21n6
NVIDIA GeForce G210M
21
15
Intel HD Graphics 2000
37
19
Intel HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge)
20.5n2
12
AMD Radeon HD 6320
14.5n2
13
AMD Radeon HD 6290
12
12
12
12
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650
12
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600
12
(-) * 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
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, 2011-09-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)