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  1. Hello all and welcome to the FM20 Benchmarking Thread Carrying on the sterling work of @SebastianRO and @Powermonger in previous years, I've decided to make it a little bit different this year and hopefully open up at least one of the benchmarks to more people who, like myself, may have less than stellar equipment With that in mind I've made the first benchmark a lot less demanding but Benchmarks B & C will be familiar to those who have done these benchmarks in previous years ---------------------------------------------------------- The first benchmark, new this year, has 20 leagues in 10 nations loaded using a medium database and has a total player count of 51,330 players, This seems like a popular type of setup for many and I've added it due to the feedback from this thread Just click on the hyperlink below to download the file, Save files to \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\games Benchmark A: Game starts on 20.08.19 and you need to go on holiday until 27.08.19 - Use a stopwatch to measure the time. For the following 2 benchmarks, directly mirroring last year, I have loaded all 51 nations (117 leagues), using a large database giving a total player count of 162,590 which is higher than last years 141,670. Just click on the hyperlinks below to download the 2 Files. Save files to \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2020\games Benchmark B: Game starts on 27.08.19 and you need to go on holiday until 07.09.19 - Use a stopwatch to measure the time. Benchmark C: Game starts on 27.08.19 and you need to go on holiday until 02.09.19 - Use a stopwatch to measure the time. - Benchmark C will take longer because it has Full Detail activated for England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. --------------------------------------------------- In order to get the most accurate / consistent result possible, I advise you to restart your PC / Laptop and then close everything that is unnecessary, leaving only FM opened. If you run the game on a laptop, don't forget to plug it in the socket before you begin. After you load the save, ensure that auto save interval is disabled, and also set processing to Fast (Less Responsive), both can be found by using the search bar in Preferences. Below is the format in which I advise you to post your results, it's pretty much the same as previous years, don't worry if you aren't sure of the Base/Turbo frequencies of your processor as I can find this out for you as long as you know the CPU Model. To find out the specs of your PC open the spoiler below ------------------------------------------------------- Below are my results for you to follow as a template: Type: Laptop Model: HP ENVY 17 CPU Model: i7 - 4710MQ CPU Base Frequency: 2.5GHz CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.50 GHz RAM: 16GB RAM Clockspeed: 1600Mhz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 840M - 2GB Storage Type: SSD Benchmark A: 1 min 42 Sec Benchmark B: 12 min 42 Sec Benchmark C: 14 min 02 Sec ------------------------------------------------------------------- Any queries let me know, and if any of the more graphically inclined among you want to present the data in a more appealing visual nature feel free, for the moment I'll be keeping a spreadsheet (in a similar format that powermonger did for the FM18 thread) in the second post. It'll be interesting to see how the results from FM19 compare to FM20 as the Benchmarks B and C are as identical as I could make them, even down to the club being managed Here is the link for the 2019 Benchmarking thread by @SebastianRO where you can see last years times and he also gives some great tips in the first post for people wanting to get the best out of their computers / buying a new computer for FM Happy Testing!
  2. Hello everyone, I created this thread in the hope that it will be useful to some of you who are interested in upgrading or straight up buying a computer / laptop for Football Manager. When FM19 launched back in November, I searched for this thread because I was also in the process of buying a PC, but it was then when I realised that there is no benchmarking thread for FM19. The principles of this benchmark test are the exact same that @Powermonger used when he started the FM17 Benchmarking Thread: I have loaded all 51 nations, using a large database, having a total player count of 141,670. Detail level settings are default as well. Just click on the hyperlinks below and download the 2 savegames. Benchmark A: Game starts on 20.08.18 and you need to go on holiday until 27.08.18 - Use a stopwatch to measure the time. Benchmark B: Game starts on 27.08.18 and you need to go on holiday until 07.09.18 - Use a stopwatch to measure the time. Benchmark C: Game starts on 27.08.18 and you need to go on holiday until 02.09.18. - Use a stopwatch to measure the time. - This test will take longer because it has Full Detail activated for England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. After you load the save, ensure that auto save interval is disabled, and also set processing to Fast (Less Responsive), found at Preferences, Match Settings. In order to get the most accurate / consistent result possible, I advise you to restart your PC / Laptop and then close everything that is unnecessary, leaving only FM opened. If you run the game on a laptop, don't forget to plug it in the socket before you begin. The format in which I advise you to post your results, it's exactly the same as in the yesteryears. I will provide you with my results, so you can just follow this template: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- These are my results from the PC, I will also post the results from my laptop tomorow. Computer Type: PC / Laptop CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @4000 MHz OC GPU: nVIDIA MSI GTX 1660 Ti Twin FrozR RAM: 16 GB DDR4 @3200 MHz OS: Windows 10 X64 Version 1809 Storage: SSD - PCIe M.2 SSD Benchmark A: 3 min 06 sec Benchmark B: 6 min 14 sec Benchmark C: 10 min 58 sec ------------------------------------------ I would encourage all of you who are using these benchmarks to post your results here because it really is a huge fountain of information for people that are looking to buy / upgrade their computers in their decisions. In regards to myself, I will create a results form after more of you will post the results, so everyone can see all the relevant results with just 1 click. Now that I have reached the end of this post, I will also post some tips for people wanting to get the best out of their computers / buying a computer for FM: - CPU. The faster it is, the faster the game will process through the days. The number of cores is relevant of course, but FM is also one of those games that favors the single core performance a lot more than the number of cores overall. This is where the clock speed becomes very important. The CPU is the most important piece of hardware when playing this particular game. - RAM. Without getting into too much technicalities, I will say this: 8GB DDR3 or DDR4 is enough to play FM comfortably, but the game truly shines when you have 16GB, especially if you have 15+ leagues loaded from 6-7 different nations. In regards to the speed of the RAM, it is more important than most people think: This game benefits a lot from high-frequency memory, so DDR4 is the best option. If you build a new computer at home, go for the DDR4 @3000 MHz or 3200 MHz, especially if you have an AMD Ryzen CPU (ryzen scales amazingly with faster memory). If you are purchasing a laptop, look for DDR4 @2400 Mhz and that should be absolutly great. - GPU. This is where people are divided in 2 cathegories: ones that play in 2D and others that enjoy the game in 3D. If you use 2D and are not bothered at all by 3D graphics or stable 60 fps, then you don't even need a dedicated GPU and you can save some money. However, if you go down this road, keep in mind that the integrated GPU will take RAM and if you don't have at least 8GB ... you are in a world of hurt. But if you are like me, and like the game in 3D, then you absolutly need a decent GPU. It doesn't need to be the most powerful on the market, but it has to be decent if you play the game @1080p and want smooth and stable 60fps. For comparison's sake, on my laptop, which I only use ocasionally, I have a GTX 1050 Ti and the game runs very well. - SSD VS HDD. The game speed itself will not depend upon this, as I have tested this theory a lot of times. What will hang in the balance though is the loading time of the game and in some cases, the Save Game / Load Game time. However, if you do use a lot of custom graphics, like skins and facepacks, etc, it's a good ideea to have the game (and these custom graphics) on a SSD, as this will ensure the fact that the game is very responsive in the UI. After having a conversation with @bomtarber26, I decided to make a video in regards to the way Football Manager 2019 (and every single previous edition) use the computer's resources. I think this is a good indicator for some of you that are on the fence in regards to the CPU/RAM/GPU usage.
  3. Summary: Hello, I recently bought the new 16 inch macbook pro with AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics card inside of it. But it's not being used. Whatever I try, maybe I missed a setting somewhere?? Description of Issue: The dedicated graphics card is not being used. Event disabling automatic changing of GPU in energy settings keeps using the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 Steps to Reproduce: Just start the game, check activity and go to energy; there's a table there saying video card, has to be "YES" to use the dedicated gpu. See my screenshot, sorry it is dutch but it makes sense: JA is yes NEE is no Check the "Videokaart" column, as you can see Photoshop is working with it. As you can clearly see it isnt working. And i am not the first with this issue; see here, altough he presumes its a mac issue not a game issue. Then why is photoshop working? https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/16-macbook-pro-fails-to-properly-disable-igpu.2217747/
  4. There is lag when I continue in the game and it takes a lot (in the processes), I can't even watch a video and I fulfill all the requirements.
  5. so my issue is that everytime a day has proccessed the game will freeze for 15-20 secs before letting me hit continue or go into any other tabs fm19 ran fine for me with every league loaded in fm20 i only have 15 leagues in 8 nations loaded is this issue down to the game or my laptop?
  6. Hi, I already posted this during the beta and still no fix after almost two months. I have a Dell Precision 5520 (DXDiag file attached) and when I play any game I get GPU usages of 90% (see picture below) with the fans running at max speed and draining the battery life really fast. It is impossible to play the game like it is now as I don't want to risk burning my PC. I have installed the latest version of the game (20.2.3) and updated the graphic card drivers. I am playing using the recommended settings for 3D match rendering. I am dissappointed that you guys 1) don't have the game optimized more than one month after release and 2) just deleted my previous post in the beta bugs forum without providing a final answer. DxDiag.txt
  7. Hello, I´m playing the demo and the graphics are 1 star rating. I have a laptop ASUS G551VW with 2 graphics card : intel Hd graphics 530 and a Nvidia Geforce GTX 960M. The Nvidia driver is up to date. Can you help me pleased? Thank you!
  8. Hello guys My FM20 running well but when i try to get into a match i wait 2+ or more minutes on the ''warming up, please wait'' screen and it's very tiring. The 3D after the 2 or more minutes works fine. I Use the same and a little bit smaller database than my previous save on FM19. At FM19 i never had this problem again on the same laptop. I try with and without skins, or any other additional files and nothing changes. Do you have any idea to solve the problem?
  9. According to FM20 my Graphics Card has a 1 star rating. I have an Nvidia940MX, I don't think it should be 1 Star. I undertook the suggested fix in the 3D Settings switching to "prefer maximum performance" and I have no caches to delete in my C drive. Yet it still doesn't work. I also can not get any custom graphics to show in the game, what happen to the old tick boxes in the Preferences menus to force graphic updates through?
  10. 我2080显卡玩儿着都卡,据爆棚论坛一位网友的调查,是因为游戏运行的时候一直在尝试与一个爱尔兰的服务器连接,然而强国是有墙的,所以就会无限尝试连接又连接不上,导致大陆玩家比赛时候无论如何都会卡顿或者感觉帧数极低,但是要是把网线给拔了就好了
  11. Hi, I still have match engine lag after the last 20.1.3 update. I am playing on a MacBook Pro with following specs: Macbook Pro (15 inch, 2016) 2,6 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 2133 MHz Radeon Pro 450 2048 MB / Intel HD Graphics 530 1536MB Do you still have the issue after the recent update? Yes - it started after 20.1.0 update. It was smooth in 2D, but with some lag in 3D. When did you start noticing lag (if you're not sure then leave this out)? Did you have any issues with FM19 too? The lag started after 20.1.0 update. FM 19 was working fine for me. I have lag in both 2D and 3D, and between the days and clicking on the menu is not as smooth as before 20.1.0 update. Does the lag occur even when using low graphic settings? (this helps us narrow down potential causes, we're not suggesting it as a fix)? Yes, I have tried all settings, but I continue to have lag. Attach your DxDiag. I will send it later. Take a screenshot (or preferably a video clip so we can see the lag too) of your task manager while the lag is occurring during the match. When doing this please make sure you go to the CPU section, right click then do 'change graph to -> logical processors' so we can see the performance of each individual CPU core. I will send it later, but I don't have the CPU issue anymore, it is around 50% now.
  12. After the new patch the game got even worse; now FM is unplayable during the 3D matches. Despite having five stars and everything being set to "low", lagging is embarrassing. DxDiag.txt
  13. Hello guys. I have been managing Barnsley for 3 years now. In my first year, I won the English FA Cup and got promoted from Sky Bet Championship to Premier League. I the next season, we somehow managed to stay up and not get relegated but were able to win the UEFA Euro Cup. This season we are in the mid table in Premier League and have reached the quarter finals of UEFA Champions Cup. Now, since my team has been playing above expectations in the Champions cup, I am supposing of my chances to win it. On the other hand, I have got a job offer from Schalke 04 for which I have been declared as the leading candidate with odds as small as 1-2. Schalke 04 is at 14th place in the Bundesliga. To be honest, I want a new challenge so I want this job, but then again, on the other hand, I don't want to leave my club until we are eliminated from Champions Cup. But as far as I know, Schalke 04's offer will force me into joining them immediately. I wanted some suggestions on what would be better for my career in the long term as I believe that Schalke 04 must have finances and players better than Barnsley, so I would have a better chance to prove my abilities.
  14. Hi I recently updated to Windows 10 (I'm late on that, I know!) and although there was no lag initially after I updated, when I turned on my computer this morning, the game was extremely laggy in the startup menu and in match footage to the point of being virtually unplayable. I did some googling and came across the below thread and tried the advice recommended by @Neil Brock in there. I have deleted cache deleted preferences reverified game cache on steam twice set up my antivirus software so all steam files are exceptions to real time scanning. Yet my game still runs really slowly, when it didn't when I had windows 8 instead of windows 10. Any help on this would be very welcome as I only updated to windows 10 in the first place so I could put my football manager gameplay footage on youtube.
  15. Where do I find performance stats on the tactics I used over the season? My board is "baffled by the so many tactics I used", and I plan to hone on one or two instead of three tactics. I thus need to see which ones worked best over the season in terms of wins, ratings, goals, etc. I also review players performance, to select which ones to renew contracts and raise in status, etc. Any tips on end of season review are appreciated. Thanks.
  16. Hello guys. I am the current manager of Wales Under 21s and Harrogate town as well. I am currently on 4th rank in Vanarama National League. My problem is that my team is really uncertain. It can win a match in one moment and lose it in another. For example; My team defeated Burton Albion in FA Cup Second Round with a score of 8-2 lost to AFC fylde which is at 24th position in my league with score of 3-0. What I mean to say is that no matter which tactic I use, the result is always a random and its stands same for the players. You never know which player is going to play well. I lost 2 matches back to back against lower level teams with an attacking tactic so I turned to balanced tactic against another low ordet club but lost again which was quite frustrating as I am determined to win the Vanarama National Leagur title. Also while using a bit defensive tactic the team was not creating any chances so I made the team train in attack mode for a week yet their performance in attacking third was below far. The wingers never cross the ball, whenever they do, the ball is always blocked by defenders and goes for a corner (and when I say always, I am not kidding). The strikers never face towards the opponents net and when they recieve the ball they lose it while they turn towards the goal. For the set pieces, we are too bad at it even though I always add about 3 set piece sessions(defend) in a week, yet we fail to protect the net. I need suggestions specially on training part because I dont think that even makes a difference in the game Thank you in advance.
  17. Other than using fewer leagues (or dodgy accelerator apps), are there any tips to make my FM19 save run faster?... (My laptop is a brand new Alienware...). Thanks.
  18. Friends, I play FM19 on Macbook Pro and I'm very lagged, I already tried the normal version and Public Beta, both with the same problems. The matches run just fine. I have always played FM, since 2010, I have played in this Macbook since 2016. Problem started after MacOS Mojave 10.14.4 update Here are my specs: Macbook Pro 13' Macos Mojave 10.14.4 2 Ghz Intel Core i5 8 Gb Ram Intel Iris 540 Can anybody help me?
  19. Hello, since I applied the last update of the mac osx system (Mojave 10.14.4) The game takes 100% of the processor. Tested on my current game and a new one with the original database, the same, the fans and the mac racing during the match in 3D mode. Tested with the beta version on steam, and the normal version: the same.
  20. Hi,i instal new drivers on my laptop and now Football Manager 2019 19.3.4 work and much lags but Football Manager 2019 19.2.xx work ok... laptop = HP–ProBook–455–H0W30EA
  21. Hello, Is there an ingame cmd to cap the fps? I'm getting +2000 frames. it puts alot of stress on my GPU, introducing coil whine. Forcing vsync with Nvidia driver helps, but it introduces mouse input lag, making the game less responsive.
  22. Since I patched FM19 with the Winter update (19.3), I noticed that match play has some light jaggedness. My graph quality is set in Very High because I have a brand new Alienware 17, with i7 8750H and GeForce 1070 (!) Since the jaggedness started, I set Crowd quality to Very Low, and now close my browser which used to run in the background - but problem remains. Any suggestions on how to recoup my prior smoothness? Thanks.
  23. Guys i have posted one week ago i have followed some advice but nothing changed dramatically..the calendar for two in game days processes smoothly after that period of time lags for about 20 minutes and then it runs smoothly for two in game days again and this is repeated over and over again ( if it helps when it lags for long term about 20 minutes, seconds before running smoothly again the screen goes black i move the mouse and the calendar processes smoothly again for two in game days as i said)thank you in advance for your help and support
  24. Why can't my game run fast when I have a lot of other games installed and loads of space on the hard drive
  25. Hi all, looking for some insight into the impact of certain Pro & Con player traits that appear in Coach Reports. Focusing on comfort in "big matches" and "consistent / inconsistent performer" traits, but also interested in any related or mitigating traits. This post is a little bit long, but please bear with me! Any insight, tips or advice greatly appreciated :-) Background: Playing a local co-op save with a friend on FM15. We meet once or twice a month for 3-6 hours of game time. Currently half-way through our second season. We try to play as quickly as possible, as game time is quite limited. Started in League 2 in England, my friend manages Burton Albion while I took the reins at Tranmere Rovers. We both won promotion to League 1 in our first season, my friend (Burton) storming League 2 with 111 points, while I guided Tranmere to 2nd with 100 points. In most saves I am guilty of not paying close attention to PPMs or mental traits such as comfort in "Big Matches" and "Consistent / Inconsistent Performer". I generally decide my "best eleven" through attributes and CA star rating, keeping an eye on Work Rate and Determination (see screenshot 1), tweaking the selection based on how players perform over time. I am currently in 1st place with 51 points, while my friend is 2nd place with 50 points. A few weeks ago we were 12 and 10 points ahead of 3rd place, but we have both experienced a poor run of results and are now just 6 and 5 points ahead of 3rd place (Sheffield United, 45 points). I have lost 6 of my last 12 league games, so I took a detailed look at Coach Reports for my First XI and Bench, and discovered the following: ------------------------------------------------------- First Eleven GK: Good for Championship, Professional. RB (WB-S): Decent for Premiership, Driven, Professional, Explosive Pace. Doesn’t Enjoy Big Matches, Inconsistent Performer, Competitive Streak, Poor in the Air. CD-D: Good for Championship, Professional, Good in the Air. Fairly Slow Player, Competitive Steak. CD-D: Good for Championship, Consistent Performer, Professional, Good in the Air. Fairly Slow Player, Competitive Streak. LB (WB-S): Good for Championship, Loyal, High Work Rate, Good Team Player. Poor in the Air. CM-D: Good for Championship, Athletic, Professional. Uncomfortable in Big Matches. CM-S: Decent for Premiership, Consistent Performer, Good Team Player. Doesn’t Enjoy Big Matches. RW (IF-S): Leading Championship Player, Enjoys Big Matches, Professional, Great Pace. Lack of Strength, Lacks Athleticism. CAM (AP-A): Good for Championship, Professional, Great Pace. Doesn’t Enjoy Big Matches, Fairly Inconsistent Performer, Lack of Strength, Lacks Athleticism. LW (W-A): Good for Championship, Off the Ball Movement, Intelligent Player, Jovial Character. Doesn’t Enjoy Big Matches, Lack of Strength, Lacks Athleticism. AF: Leading League 1 Player, Enjoys Big Matches, Good Team Player, High Work Rate. Poor in the Air. Bench 3rd choice CB: Good for League 1, Enjoys Big Matches, Very Consistent Performer, Very Brave, Good Team Player. Competitive Streak, Fairly Slow Player. 2nd choice RWB: Good for League 1, Enjoys Big Matches, Strong Player, Athletic. Fairly Inconsistent Performer, Fairly Slow Player. 3rd choice CM: Good for Championship, Enjoys Big Matches, Consistent Performer, Complete Role Model, Professional, Very Brave, Good Team Player. Lack of Intelligence, Lack of Movement. 2nd choice RW: Good for League 1, Ability to Dribble, Skilful Player. Lacks Athleticism, Lack of Natural Fitness. 2nd choice CAM: Good for Championship, Enjoys Big Matches, Professional, Ability to Spot a Pass, Intelligent. Fairly Inconsistent Performer, Fairly Susceptible to Injury, Lacks Athleticism, Lack of Strength. 2nd choice LW: Good for League 1, Fairly Determined, Fairly Intelligent, Professional, Off the Ball Movement. Lack of Strength, Lacks Athleticism. 2nd choice ST: Good for League 1, Loyal, Great Pace. Poor in the Air. 3rd choice ST: Leading League 1 Player, Relishes Big Matches, Consistent Performer, Professional, Resolute, Ability to Make Right Decision. Poor in the Air. ------------------------------------------------------- Observations - 5 of my best eleven are either 'uncomfortable' or 'don't enjoy' Big Matches - 2 of those 5 players are also "Inconsistent Performers" - 4 of those 5 players happen to be 4/5 of my midfield (4-2-3-1), which is a bit worrying - 4 of my 7 league losses so far this season have come against Top 6 teams: Burton (2nd), Sheffield United (3rd), MK Dons (4th) and Swindon (5th) - In our 9 losses this season (7 league games, JP 1st round, League Cup 3rd round), the 5 players who do not enjoy big matches achieved 9 good performances from 38 starts, approx 1 good game in 4. - 5 of my bench players either 'enjoy' or 'relish' Big Matches - 3 of those 5 bench players are also "Consistent Performer" or "Very Consistent Performer" - We have the 2nd best Goals For, 3rd best Goals Against and joint-best Goal Difference in the league - Player performance for my First XI ranges from 7.0 - 7.6, but we have been pants against Top 6 teams ------------------------------------------------------- I could be wrong, but it feels like I have built a team of flat-track bullies, dominating weaker teams but struggling against Top 6 opposition Can anyone tell me... 1. What does FM consider to be a "big match"? Does this just apply to Cup games and matches against a club's rivals? Would it include games against clubs with significantly higher reputation (all competitions)? Does the game consider that we are 1st and 2nd, making games against title and promotion rivals "big matches"? 2. Do traits such as "consistent performer", "professional", "determined", "resolute", "brave" or "high work rate" compensate for "does not enjoy big matches" or "does not feel comfortable in big matches"? 3. Are the effects of "does not enjoy big matches" and "inconsistent performer" negligible if the players are considered good Championship or decent Premiership players, with 3.5+ CA? 4. Am I better off dropping some/all players who do not enjoy big matches for some/all of the highlighted games on my schedule (see screenshot 4)? Is it worth dropping 3.5-4.5 star players for 2-2.5 star reserves, with weaker attributes (but good for League 1) but stronger mental traits preferable? 5. Does "inconsistent performer" cause poor performance at random, or is this most likely to occur against strong opposition and/or big matches? 6. Would "fairly inconsistent performer" mean something like poor performance in 33% of games, and "inconsistent performer" 50% of games? Or is it completely random? 7. Do "inconsistent performer" and "does not enjoy big matches" fade away naturally with experience? Does tutoring remove or improve either trait?
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