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Farming Simulator 19 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Florian Glaser, 👁 Florian Glaser (translated by Alex Alderson), 12/03/2018

Room for improvement. As expected, the 2019 edition of the popular and successful Farming Simulator has stormed the sales charts this winter. Read on to find out how well Farming Simulator 19 runs on different systems and what hardware is required to run the game smoothly at different resolutions and graphics levels.

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Farming Simulator 19

Technology

Although the graphics have improved since Farming Simulator 17, the engine that underpins Farming Simulator 19 has its shortcomings. Starting with the positives, the in-game vehicles have been lovingly designed in detail with sharp textures. Moreover, the game has an abundance of bushes, grasses and trees, which help to recreate a countryside atmosphere. However, the population density is sparse besides a few cars and trucks, and little happens in the game outside of what the player does. Adding pedestrians or roaming wildlife would have helped to create the feeling of a living world.

Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19

Furthermore, the developers also need to improve the shadows, which often move around erratically. The game has draw distance issues too. Farming Simulator 19 generally has long draw distances, but distant objects blur into a mess, which undermines the impressiveness of being able to see so far.

Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19

Speaking of details, Farming Simulator 19 has dozens of graphics settings just like its predecessors. The extended graphics menu has 20 settings with which players can tinker. There are options for image quality, resolution, scaling, image mode, brightness, field of view, V-Sync and the size of the HUD. There are also numerous presets that forgo the need to spend hours tweaking the game’s visuals. All graphics changes require rebooting the game, which thankfully does not take too long to do.

Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19

The different graphics presets make Farming Simulator 19 look noticeably different as demonstrated by the screenshots below, unlike in some other games. The main differences between presets are the quality of shadows and the degree of texture sharpness. The game scales well across different graphics settings, but the game is GPU heavy, so its performance depends largely on the GPU on which the game is running. The importance of other components like the CPU and RAM is secondary.

Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19
Farming Simulator 19

The game will probably only keep those who like to play Farming Simulator games interested as there is no real campaign, which is a complaint that we have had with past editions of Farming Simulator too. Moreover, the interface remains outdated, while the controls are frustratingly complicated and are poorly distributed. Also, the game will only currently run at a maximum of 2560x1440 (UHD) on external monitors even if they support 4K. Oddly, we could set the resolution to 4K on a laptop display.

Low Preset
Low Preset
Medium Preset
Medium Preset
High Preset
High Preset
Very High Preset
Very High Preset

Farming Simulator 19 has a 5 GB download size and takes up 10 GB of storage at the time of writing, which is economic by today’s standards. Most modern triple-A games tend to require at least 50 GB of free disk space.

Benchmarks

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The game has a 60 FPS frame-rate lock by default but tweaking a few game files can disable it. If you would like the option of playing Farming Simulator 19 at more than 60 FPS, first navigate to the Documents folder in Windows and open the game.xml file using Notepad.

Then look for ‘<controls>false</controls>’ without quote marks under ‘<development>’ and change it to ‘<controls>true</controls>’. The alteration will add a frame-rate lock switch, which can be cycled by pressing F3.

Farming Simulator 19

The benchmark sequence that we conducted in Farming Simulator 19 is largely the same as the one we did in Farming Simulator 17. We loaded the Ravenport map and started by running from a farmhouse to a New Holland TX 32 combine harvester. We then drove the machine along a cornfield in a straight line for around 30 seconds until we reached a small hill. Harvesting is one of the more graphically demanding tasks in the game, so the sequence is a good representation of how well different GPUs and systems will handle Farming Simulator 19. An average of 40 FPS and above in the benchmark should be high enough for a smooth gaming experience generally.

Results

HD (1280x720)

Farming Simulator 19 is no performance hog despite having higher system requirements than its predecessors. The game runs comfortably on an Intel HD Graphics 630 with graphics set to the low preset and at 1280x720.

Farming Simulator 19
    1280x720 Low Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
313 (min: 268) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 9900K
Desktop-PC
311 (min: 265) fps ∼99%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
307 (min: 264) fps ∼98%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
305 (min: 267) fps ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
174 (min: 155) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
167 (min: 142) fps ∼53%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
161 (min: 146) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
156 (min: 141) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
149 (min: 134) fps ∼48%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
140 (min: 126) fps ∼45%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
133 (min: 118) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
133 (min: 123) fps ∼42%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
127 (min: 115) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
117.3 (min: 103) fps ∼37%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
60 (min: 58) fps ∼19%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
59.23 (min: 49) fps ∼19%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
59.2 (min: 47) fps ∼19%

FHD (1920x1080)

We would recommend playing the game on a dedicated GPU if you want playable frame rates at 1080p though. The Intel HD Graphics 630 averages just 21.3 FPS on the medium preset, but the GeForce GTX 960M is powerful enough to play the game comfortably at these settings and even on the high preset. We would suggest using a GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop) if you want to play the game at the highest preset at 1080p as the GeForce GTX 960M averages only 31.4 FPS.

Farming Simulator 19
    1920x1080 Very High Preset     1920x1080 High Preset     1920x1080 Medium Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
165 (min: 145) fps ∼100%
191 (min: 161) fps ∼100%
237 (min: 197) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
144 (min: 125) fps ∼87%
185 (min: 165) fps ∼97%
231 (min: 197) fps ∼97%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
112 (min: 101) fps ∼68%
121 (min: 107) fps ∼63%
141 (min: 124) fps ∼59%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 9900K
Desktop-PC
102 (min: 86) fps ∼62%
135 (min: 118) fps ∼71%
210 (min: 189) fps ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
102 (min: 87) fps ∼62%
132 (min: 117) fps ∼69%
204 (min: 183) fps ∼86%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
102 (min: 93) fps ∼62%
114 (min: 102) fps ∼60%
130 (min: 119) fps ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
94.8 (min: 86) fps ∼57%
107 (min: 96) fps ∼56%
121 (min: 110) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
87.2 (min: 78) fps ∼53%
103 (min: 94) fps ∼54%
120 (min: 104) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
72.5 (min: 63) fps ∼44%
92.8 (min: 79) fps ∼49%
116 (min: 100) fps ∼49%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
59.3 (min: 50) fps ∼36%
77.3 (min: 68) fps ∼40%
118 (min: 109) fps ∼50%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
58.1 (min: 48) fps ∼35%
77.6 (min: 68) fps ∼41%
104 (min: 95) fps ∼44%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
43.1 (min: 36) fps ∼26%
59.5 (min: 52) fps ∼31%
94 (min: 84) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, 6700HQ
MSI GE72 965M Ti
49.1 (min: 39) fps ∼30%
67.4 (min: 56) fps ∼35%
94.9 (min: 84) fps ∼40%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
31.4 (min: 26) fps ∼19%
43.3 (min: 37) fps ∼23%
68.4 (min: 58) fps ∼29%
NVIDIA GeForce 940M, 5700HQ
MSI GP62 2QD
13.6 (min: 8) fps ∼8%
19 (min: 10) fps ∼10%
30.8 (min: 26) fps ∼13%
NVIDIA GeForce 920M, 2970M
MSI CX61 2QC 2970M MS-16GD
12.4 (min: 1) fps ∼6%
21.6 (min: 17) fps ∼9%
Intel HD Graphics 630, 7700HQ
MSI PL62
6.8 (min: 1) fps ∼4%
10.7 (min: 2) fps ∼6%
21.3 (min: 18) fps ∼9%

QHD (2560x1440) & UHD (3840x2160)

Farming Simulator 19 is only playable at resolutions higher than 1080p on high-end GPUs. The game needs at least a GeForce GTX 970M to run smoothly on the highest preset at 2560x1440, while we would recommend using a GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop) or better if you want to play at 3840x2160 on the same graphics preset.

Farming Simulator 19
    3840x2160 Very High Preset     2560x1440 Very High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
66.7 (min: 55) fps ∼100%
123 (min: 102) fps ∼100%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), 7820HK
Alienware 17 R4
110 (min: 95) fps ∼89%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
57 (min: 46) fps ∼85%
102 (min: 86) fps ∼83%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, 7700HQ
Acer Predator Triton 700
97 (min: 84) fps ∼79%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), 6820HK
Asus G752VS
87.2 (min: 79) fps ∼71%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 9900K
Desktop-PC
36.4 (min: 30) fps ∼55%
68 (min: 57) fps ∼55%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, 9900K
Desktop-PC
35.9 (min: 29) fps ∼54%
68.8 (min: 57) fps ∼56%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6820HK
MSI GT62VR
62.2 (min: 54) fps ∼51%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6700HQ
Asus G752VY
50.4 (min: 41) fps ∼41%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
MSI GS60 6QE
39.8 (min: 33) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop), 7700HQ
MSI GE72 7RE
38.9 (min: 32) fps ∼32%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Asus GL753VD
29 (min: 24) fps ∼24%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 7700HQ
MSI GL72 7QF
20.6 (min: 16) fps ∼17%

Overview

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      Model
Farming Simulator 19
 Farming Simulator 19 (2018)
low
1280x720
Low Preset
med.
1920x1080
Medium Preset
high
1920x1080
High Preset
ultra
1920x1080
Very High Preset
4k
3840x2160
Very High Preset
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
307
237
191
165
66.7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
174
141
121
112
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
313
231
185
144
57
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q
167
130
114
102
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
156
121
107
94.8
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
311
210
135
102
35.9
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
305
204
132
102
36.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
149
120
103
87.2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
140
116
92.8
72.5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Laptop)
162.05n2
121.4n2
78.2n2
59.7n2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
133
104
77.6
58.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Laptop)
127
94
59.5
43.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
117.3
94.9
67.4
49.1
AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop)
86.4
69.3
47.4
27
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
133
68.4
43.3
31.4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
122.1
58.5
35.9
26.5
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
59.8
31.6
18.8
NVIDIA GeForce 940M
60
30.8
19
13.6
NVIDIA GeForce 920M
59.23
      Model
Farming Simulator 19
lowmed.highultra4k
Intel HD Graphics 630
59.2
21.3
10.7
6.8
(-) * 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
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 driver AMD driver
2 x ASUS PB287Q, Philips 328P6VJEB ForceWare 416.94 Adrenalin 18.11.1
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