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FIFA 19 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Alex Alderson), 10/08/2018

Champions League. Every year EA lures football fans with a new edition of its legendary FIFA series. Read on to see how the 19th version runs on different desktop and notebook GPUs. Is the game only playable on gaming machines or are multimedia systems powerful enough too?

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FIFA 19

Technology

While FIFA 18 struggled with numerous problems at launch, on which we reported, there are no such surprises with this year’s release. EA continues to use the DICE Frostbite engine, popularized by the Battlefront franchise and used in FIFA 18. The controversial publisher has also deployed the engine in other games like Need for Speed Payback, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and Mass Effect Andromeda.

FIFA 19
FIFA 19
FIFA 19
FIFA 19
FIFA 19
FIFA 19

FIFA 19’s graphics are good, but they do not blow us away. The game shines when you look at it closely: textures are sharp, footballers are detailed, and there are pretty effects. The graphics lose their luster when just playing a game though. However, games have a great atmosphere to them, with good commentary, engrossing chants and stylish camera angles during a match and within replays. FIFA 19 has a good soundtrack too, while EA has expanded the typically extensive licensing package to include the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League as well.

FIFA 19
FIFA 19
FIFA 19
FIFA 19
FIFA 19
FIFA 19

The game’s graphics settings have remained broadly the same and are still contained in a separate launcher. There are options for resolution, image mode, image quality and anti-aliasing; FIFA 19 continues to support only 2x and 4x MSAA though. There is also an option for playing the game at either 30 or 60 FPS. However, the game only displays menus and replays at 30 FPS even with the FPS limit disabled, hence why we avoided repetition in our benchmark section below. The graphics menu retains its DirectX mode option; we ran our benchmarks with the game set to DirectX 11.

Low
Low
Medium
Medium
High
High
Ultra
Ultra

Benchmarks

We benchmarked FIFA 19 by playing a match between FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena in sunny weather at 14:00. We benchmarked FIFA 18 in the same way, which allows us to eliminate variables when comparing the two games. Please see the screenshots below for the settings in which we played the game.

FIFA 19
FIFA 19
FIFA 19

We measured average, minimum and maximum frame rates using the FRAPS tool once we had skipped all the introductory videos. We recorded frame rates for seven minutes with the half-length set to six minutes as demonstrated in the video below. We would recommend playing the game at an average of 60 FPS on multiplayer because of the fast gameplay. 35-40 FPS should be good enough for single-player mode though.

Results

HD – 1280x720

FIFA 19 tends to overwhelm integrated GPUs despite having relatively low system requirements. An Intel HD Graphics 630 only averages 36 FPS at 1280x720 with the game set to minimum graphics. Entry-level dedicated GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce 940M achieve considerably higher frame rates. As a rule, FIFA 19 should be playable on systems that could also handle FIFA 18.

FIFA 19
    1280x720 Low Preset
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, 1950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
242.8 (min: 223) fps ∼66%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
311 (min: 295) fps ∼85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
327 (min: 304) fps ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
326 (min: 302) fps ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
324 (min: 294) fps ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
305 (min: 282) fps ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
286 (min: 263) fps ∼78%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
250 (min: 231) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
249 (min: 232) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
234 (min: 212) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
215 (min: 197) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
192 (min: 171) fps ∼52%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
164 (min: 150) fps ∼45%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
187 (min: 173) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
138 (min: 126) fps ∼38%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
137 (min: 122) fps ∼37%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
135 (min: 121) fps ∼37%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
87 (min: 77) fps ∼24%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
fps ∼0%
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
48.4 (min: 44) fps ∼13%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
36.2 (min: 32) fps ∼10%

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FHD – 1920x1080

Hardware requirements only increase to a limited extent when playing FIFA 19 at Full HD with the graphics set to high. By contrast, low-end and low mid-range dedicated GPUs can comfortably play the game at Full HD with the graphics set to medium. Likewise, even the Nvidia GeForce MX150 can play FIFA 19 smoothly at Full HD with the graphics at high or maximum and anti-aliasing turned on.

FIFA 19
    1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS     1920x1080 High Preset AA:2x MS     1920x1080 Medium Preset
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, 1950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
221 (min: 8) fps ∼67%
225 (min: 8) fps ∼68%
240 (min: 7) fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
281 (min: 265) fps ∼85%
284 (min: 268) fps ∼86%
293 (min: 28) fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
290 (min: 267) fps ∼88%
291 (min: 268) fps ∼88%
320 (min: 292) fps ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
288 (min: 260) fps ∼87%
290 (min: 264) fps ∼87%
320 (min: 302) fps ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
251 (min: 229) fps ∼76%
260 (min: 231) fps ∼78%
279 (min: 242) fps ∼75%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
239 (min: 212) fps ∼72%
240 (min: 216) fps ∼72%
260 (min: 238) fps ∼70%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
212 (min: 192) fps ∼64%
222 (min: 206) fps ∼67%
241 (min: 221) fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
208 (min: 180) fps ∼63%
230 (min: 211) fps ∼69%
253 (min: 237) fps ∼68%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
198 (min: 166) fps ∼60%
214 (min: 176) fps ∼64%
229 (min: 213) fps ∼62%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
194 (min: 179) fps ∼59%
195 (min: 183) fps ∼59%
214 (min: 191) fps ∼58%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
182 (min: 153) fps ∼55%
191 (min: 168) fps ∼58%
196 (min: 170) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
150 (min: 116) fps ∼45%
157 (min: 125) fps ∼47%
169 (min: 139) fps ∼46%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
116 (min: 109) fps ∼35%
131 (min: 114) fps ∼39%
144 (min: 128) fps ∼39%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
99.1 (min: 80) fps ∼30%
103 (min: 86) fps ∼31%
104 (min: 91) fps ∼28%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
96 (min: 80) fps ∼29%
116 (min: 88) fps ∼35%
129 (min: 108) fps ∼35%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
62.3 (min: 55) fps ∼19%
71 (min: 56) fps ∼21%
83.5 (min: 71) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
51.4 (min: 42) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
57.6 (min: 45) fps ∼17%
71.1 (min: 61) fps ∼21%
80.4 (min: 71) fps ∼22%
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, 8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
50.1 (min: 41) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
30.1 (min: 29) fps ∼9%
33.9 (min: 26) fps ∼10%
41.4 (min: 35) fps ∼11%
Intel UHD Graphics 620, 8550U
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro i7
17.8 (min: 15) fps ∼5%
20.7 (min: 18) fps ∼6%
23.2 (min: 20) fps ∼6%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
14.6 (min: 13) fps ∼4%
20.1 (min: 18) fps ∼5%

QHD – 2560x1400 & UHD – 3840x2160

By contrast to lower resolutions, only powerful multimedia and gaming notebooks can play FIFA 19 at resolutions beyond 1920x1080. We would recommend using an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M or a GTX 1050 if you would like to play the game at 2560x1440 and at least a GeForce GTX 980M for gaming at 3840x2160.

FIFA 19
    3840x2160 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS     2560x1440 Ultra Preset AA:4x MS
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal, 1950X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
206.7 (min: 186) fps ∼91%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop), 7740X
i7-7740X Asus X299 Prime
173 (min: 146) fps ∼77%
265 (min: 231) fps ∼88%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
184 (min: 160) fps ∼81%
282 (min: 260) fps ∼94%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
154 (min: 140) fps ∼68%
248 (min: 200) fps ∼82%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
141 (min: 126) fps ∼62%
193 (min: 178) fps ∼64%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
140 (min: 113) fps ∼62%
238 (min: 210) fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
109 (min: 95) fps ∼48%
181 (min: 157) fps ∼60%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
Desktop PC
99.7 (min: 90) fps ∼44%
196 (min: 142) fps ∼65%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
83.4 (min: 66) fps ∼37%
173 (min: 142) fps ∼57%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 6700K
Desktop PC
75.8 (min: 61) fps ∼34%
147 (min: 123) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
69.9 (min: 60) fps ∼31%
134 (min: 104) fps ∼45%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE-046
51.3 (min: 41) fps ∼23%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
42.9 (min: 34) fps ∼19%
80.1 (min: 65) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
44 (min: 37) fps ∼19%
81.3 (min: 68) fps ∼27%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GL62M 7RD-077
35.6 (min: 29) fps ∼16%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
24.1 (min: 21) fps ∼11%
44.5 (min: 42) fps ∼15%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 6700HQ
MSI PE60 2QD
19.6 (min: 16) fps ∼9%
35.2 (min: 28) fps ∼12%

Overview

Show Restrictions
      Model
FIFA 19
 FIFA 19 (2018)
low
1280x720
Low Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
2x MSAA
ultra
1920x1080
Ultra Preset
4x MSAA
4k
3840x2160
Ultra Preset
4x MSAA
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Desktop)
282.4
264.5
247.9
232.9
212.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop)
311
293
284
281
173
NVIDIA Titan X Pascal
242.8
240
225
221
206.7
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Desktop)
242
238
224
219
203
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
324
320
291
290
184
AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
322.5
320.5
294.2
287.8
161.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
215
214
195
235n2
154n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (Desktop)
267
141
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
299.65n2
284.35n2
261.05n2
258.65n2
135.7n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
286
260
240
239
140
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
250
241
222
212
109
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
199
194
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
305
253
230
208
75.8
AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop)
296.7n2
294.25n2
270.2n2
266.3n2
103.3n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
327
279
260
251
99.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
249
229
209.5n2
200.5n2
83.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
234
196
191
182
69.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
192
145n2
136n2
131.5n2
51.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
164
144
131
116
42.9
      Model
FIFA 19
lowmed.highultra4k
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
162n2
116.5n2
109.5n2
97.55n2
39.8n2
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
127
109
105
100
AMD Radeon Pro 560X
119
38.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
135
83.5
71
62.3
24.1
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)
171.2
93
84.1
80.1
26
NVIDIA GeForce MX150
139.75n4
79.6n4
70.8n4
57.6n5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
51.4
19.6
AMD Radeon RX Vega 11
123.6
89.3
77.6
76.6
25
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
76.7
45
34.3
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
90.9
70.8
41.1
42.4
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
92.6n2
57.65n2
52n2
50.7n2
20.1
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
87
41.4
33.9
30.1
NVIDIA GeForce 930M
90.5
Intel UHD Graphics 630
57.1
29.9
27.2
Intel HD Graphics 630
36.2
20.1
14.6
Intel UHD Graphics 620
48.4
23.2
20.7
17.8
Intel HD Graphics 620
50.3
25.1
AMD Radeon R5 M255
36.2
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
48.9
30.4
Intel HD Graphics 4600
45.7
      Model
FIFA 19
lowmed.highultra4k
Intel HD Graphics 5500
42.9
Intel HD Graphics 515
21
Intel HD Graphics 4400
30.4
AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L)
28.5
(-) * 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.

Test Systems

Device Graphics Card Processor RAM OS
Desktop-PC I MSI GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X)
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (4 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-6700K 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Desktop-PC II NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (11 GB GDDR5X)
ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti (6 GB GDDR5)
XFX Radeon R9 Fury (4 GB HBM)
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X (4 GB GDDR5)
Sapphire Radeon R9 280X (3 GB GDDR5)
MSI Radeon R7 370 (2 GB GDDR5)
Intel Core i7-4790K 2 x 4 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
Alienware 17 R4 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7820HK 1 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
Acer Triton 700 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8 GB GDDR5X) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS G752VS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GT62VR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6820HK 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS GL753VD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL62 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS G752VY NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (4 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 16 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GS60 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GE72 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GL72 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI PE60 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 4 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI PL62 NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (2 GB GDDR5) Intel Core i7-7700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI CX72 NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2 GB DDR3) Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI GP62 NVIDIA GeForce 940M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Core i7-5700HQ 1 x 8 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
MSI CX61 NVIDIA GeForce 920M (2 GB DDR3) Intel Celeron 2970M 1 x 8 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
ASUS N551ZU AMD Radeon R9 M280X (4 GB GDDR5) AMD FX-7600P 2 x 4 GB DDR3 Windows 10 64 Bit
4K Monitor NVIDIA Drivers AMD Drivers
2 x Asus PB287Q , Philips 328P6VJEB ForceWare 411.70 Adrenaline 18.9.3
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