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  1. Barside

    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    Same at club level, all fans love to celebrate success while being quick to criticise. I dare say everyone who has posted in this thread has been guilty taking a smug delight in being proven “right” when their club side has a poor performance.
  2. Barside

    U19 team not playing games

    It may sound wierd but it is how the development module is coded.
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    U19 team not playing games

    Your u19 team is unlikely to get a league invite however that doesn’t matter because match experience has almost zero positive impact on development for players under the age of 18 so you’re better off without having the added risk match based injuries.
  4. Barside

    It came home. Hope, hope came home

    Cars keyed, kicked & generally smashed on my street last night, English folk do not know how to celebrate.
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    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    IIRC SI used to publish recommended spec’s on the box in the CM days, not sure why they stopped doing that as knowing what it takes to run all leagues in full detail with max graphic settings and everything in the database loaded might prove helpful for some.
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    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    Unless the plan is to run large games in full detail the most affordable i5 for your budget should always be the go to option when factoring in FM use for a new laptop/pc purchase. If it fits within your budget getting a 1060 graphics card will be money well spent.
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    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    A quick google suggests that the AMD turbo function increases clock frequency across all cores equally & in line with increased processing demands so in theory a 2GHz cpu with boost to 3.6GHz should be fine for FM.
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    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    The effectiveness of turbo boost depends on how AMD have designed it to kick in. As an example Intel’s turbo boost 3.0 would appear to be inaffective for FM as it increases the clock on specific cores rather than the entire cpu based on demand & FM applies load to all cores when processing matches so the addition clock frequency is never activated.
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    SSD on FM

    You’re probably correct that it was one of my threads, iirc it related to FM15 or 16. I was hopeful that based on Brocky’s recent post there had been a change to the core code but it turns out that is probably not the case & Brocky might be mistaken about improved loading & saving times on an SSD.
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    SSD on FM

    My own limited tested suggests that the time to save an FM file is exactly the same on an SSD or HDD.
  11. The key highlights from the above tests are that either my TurboBoost 3.0 installation was borked or that it is of no use with FM because the results and cpu-z monitor showed that that the cpu frequency never pushed above the base clock of 3.1. Because I've always played with all leagues loaded & running the full detail like for like frequency comparison between the two cpu's is pleasing & the cpu temps were much lower without the need for the fans to go into overdrive to remove excess heat, just a shame that there are no other scores to compare against to establish how much the additional cores are reducing the elapsed processing time. 4.4 GHz on all cores is a step too far for my setup as thermal throttling kicked in to protect the hardware, at 4.5GHz it went a step further with a thermal shutdown. The other key point of interest is that there is absolutely no difference in elapsed time when saving to an SSD or HDD but the save time does reduce in line with CPU performance, this is not a surprise as it was a similar outcome when I compared SSH/HDD save performance a few years ago.
  12. A few sets of results here starting out with my now retired i7-920, after 9 years it was time for a new rig CPU: Intel i7-920 CPU Frequency: 4.0GHz CPU Overclocked: Yes RAM: 6GB Kingston HyperX (3x2) RAM Clockspeed: 1537 MHz GPU: GTX 970 4GB Palit OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit Storage: Hitachi 1TB SATA3 HDD Benchmark A: 5 Mins 12 seconds Benchmark B: 6 min 19 seconds Benchmark C: 9 min 30 seconds Benchmark C (Saving): 1 min 5 seconds Benchmark C+ (Max Detail All Competitive Matches): 46 min 19 seconds FM18 Computer Performance: 4.5 stars FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars CPU: Intel i9-7940X RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengance) LPX (2x8) RAM Clockspeed: 3200 MHz GPU: GTX 1070TI 8Gb MSI Aero OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit Storage: 500GB WD Black M.2 NMVe PCIe SSD plus 2TB Seagate BarraCuda SATA3 HDD FM18 Computer Performance: 5 stars FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.1GHz boost to 4.3GHz CPU Overclocked: No Benchmark A: 4 Mins 09 seconds Benchmark B: 4 min 58 seconds Benchmark C: 7 min 12 seconds Benchmark C (Saving): 1 min 6 seconds to both SSD & HDD Benchmark C+ (Max Detail All Competitive Matches): 28 min 12 seconds CPU Turbo Frequency: 4.0 GHz CPU Overclocked: Yes Benchmark A: 3 Mins 36 seconds Benchmark B: 4 min 22 seconds Benchmark C: 6 min 35 seconds Benchmark C (Saving): 54 seconds to both SSD & HDD Benchmark C+ (Max Detail All Competitive Matches): 21 min 36 seconds CPU Turbo Frequency: 4.4 GHz CPU Overclocked: Yes Benchmark A: 3 Mins 27 seconds Benchmark B: 4 min 16 seconds Benchmark C: 6 min 15 seconds Benchmark C (Saving): 48 seconds to both SSD & HDD Benchmark C+ (Max Detail All Competitive Matches): 25 min 37 seconds
  13. Tutoring in the lower leagues is a good errand, trading & recovery time is precious so allocating any of it to a long term individual development project is fairly pointless because by the time the benefits come through you could had moved on to a new club or up to a higher division where the player is replaced due to not being good enough. Much better to spend time on team tactical training & post match recovery to keep every fit.
  14. So far I’ve benchmarked against two profiles on the 7940 & there is only one word to describe the processing performance of FM, terrible. I’ll complete the tests on a couple more profiles and on my old rig this evening before posting the results in the benchmark thread.
  15. Barside

    New Laptop/PC - Help Needed

    1060 is fine & the extra cost of a 1070 or higher is not worth it unless you’re playing other games at greater than 60fps or 1080p & want to max the graphics settings.
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