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Welcome all to this years FM18 Performance benchmarking thread! As per previous years, a save has been created with all 51 nations and 116 leagues using a large database. Total player count is 170,000.

Note: Per my own testing and other user reports, FM18 processes slower then previous editions due to new mechanics such as Squad Dynamics, Scouting revamp, Medical Centre etc.

Three saves have been provided this year to test and benchmark your computer under different conditions, these are as follows:

Benchmark A - Starts 20th August 2017, Detail Level: Default/Default

Benchmark B - Starts 20th August 2017, Detail Level: Default/Custom (Full detail set on EFL Championship, Premier League, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, Serie A, Primera Division)

Benchmark C - Starts 20th August 2019, Detail Level: Default/Default (Beginning of 3rd season)

To run the benchmarks, download benchmark save games from the following site:

DropBox: FM18_Benchmark_AFM18_Benchmark_BFM18_Benchmark_C

Save files to \Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2018\games

Before running some tests, ensure your PC is configured for the best possible conditions for testing:

PC Settings:

  • Close all non-essential system tray icons (OneDrive, Sound\Motherboard\Peripheral apps etc)
  • Disable any non-essential services (Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology etc)
  • Turn on 'High Performance' power plan. (Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options)

FM Settings:

  • Ensure that auto save interval is disabled
  • Ensure that Enable Data Collection is disabled
  • Set processing to Fast (Less Responsive)
  • Ensure WindowMode is Full Screen

Make sure when running FM18, no other programs are running (i.e. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Task Manager, Office etc) and if running on a laptop make sure it is plugged into the power socket.

After you load the appropriate benchmark save game, just go on holiday for a week, and measure the time needed for processing using a stopwatch on your wristwatch or phone.

Holiday from 20/8 until 27/8 for all tests

Post your results in the following format:

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My results:

CPU: Intel i7-6700K

CPU Turbo Frequency: 4.2GHz

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel DDR4

RAM Clockspeed: 3200 MHz

GPU: Radeon RX 480 8GB

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: M.2 SSD NVMe Samsung EVO 960 500GB

Benchmark A: 3 min 29 sec

Benchmark B: 4 min 14 sec

Benchmark C: 6 min 09 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 4.5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

 

If you are unsure about your PC specs, you can download CPU-Z for free from https://www.cpuid.com/, this should give you all the precise information you need.

To find your true memory clock speed, in CPU-Z click on the MEMORY tab and check the value of the DRAM FREQUENCY field and then double it. (Example, my memory reports 1600 MHz which when doubled give 3200 MHz).
Alternatively, run the following command from a command line in windows: wmic memorychip get speed. This will report the speed for each RAM module in your PC (mine reports 3200 for each RAM stick).

The FM18 Computer Performance Rating can be found by loading FM18_Benchmark_A saved game and going to FM > Add/Remove Leagues. Score is at the bottom. The FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating can be found in FM Preferences under the Match heading.

If any questions, feel free to ask. 

Get testing!

RESULTS:

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Edited by Powermonger
Updated results table

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CPU: Intel i5 7400

CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.0GHz boost to 3.5GHz

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel Corsair vengeance

RAM Clockspeed: 2400 MHz

GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Palit Super Jetstream 

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit Fall creators update 

Storage: M.2 SSD NVMe Samsung EVO 960 250GB

Benchmark A: 4 Mins 23 seconds

Benchmark B: 5 min 12 seconds

Benchmark C: 8 min 3 seconds

FM18 Computer Performance: 4. stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

I have my i7 7700 what im going to do as well same set up as above but just got to change the cpu back around as i just wanted to see how much of a performance boost the i7 will be over the i5

Edited by jckc221013jamie

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My results:

CPU: Intel i7-3820

CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.6GHz boost to 3.8GHz

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3

RAM Clockspeed: 1600MHz

GPU: Nvidia Gegorce GTX 980Ti 6GB

OS: Win 10 Home 64-bit

Storage: Samsung HD 103UJ 1TB (602GB Free)

Benchmark A: 5 min 42 sec

Benchmark B: 6 min 30 sec

Benchmark C: 10 min 48 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 4.5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

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Thanks @roykela, a new table of results has been added to the first post in the thread now. I will continue to update it as more people test. I will add a graph for the results once more people post up their tests.

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On 11/23/2017 at 09:08, Powermonger said:

Thanks @jckc221013jamie, I've added your results to my table and should have it up soon. I'll keep an eye out for your i7-7700 results.

mate you have put my pc as i7 7700k in the table it is i5 7400

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5 minutes ago, jckc221013jamie said:

mate you have put my pc as i7 7700k in the table it is i5 7400

Should be fixed now, must of had a brain-fart while entering info.

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My Results:

 

CPU: Intel i7-6700 K

CPU Turbo: 4,2 Ghz

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel DDR 4

RAM Clockspeed: 2100

GPU: Nvidia GeForce 1080 ti

OS: Win 10 Home 64-bit

Storage: Samsung SSD

Benchmark A:  3 min 19 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 4.5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

Edited by Carsten75

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CPU: Intel i5-3570K

CPU Turbo: 4,4 Ghz

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3

RAM Clockspeed: 1866Mhz

GPU: AMD Radeon R9 Fury

OS: Win 7 Pro 64-bit

Storage: Samsung 830 SSD

Benchmark A:  4 min 35 sec

Edit: In fm17 I got 3 min 20 sec with the same specs so fm18 seems either much slower or it needs more threads. I would also like to see someone with a 7700k or 8700k with really fast RAM, for example over 4000Mhz as i think ram speed really affect the loading time in fm.

Edited by Septimius

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My results:

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600

CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.8Ghz Locked

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 16Gb DDR4 Dual Channel  CL16

RAM Clockspeed: 3200 MHz

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6Gb Windforce OC

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: WDC WD20EZRX-22D8PB0 (2Gb HDD)

Benchmark A: 4 Min 21 Sec

Benchmark B: 5 Min 17 Sec

Benchmark C: 8 Min 37 Sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

Interestingly looking at the performance delta between my 6 Core / 12 Thread CPU @3.8Ghz and Powermongers I7 6700k with 4 Cores and 8 Threads, this game still looks dependant on a high IPC and raw clockspeed to be able to get the very best performance with my PC around 20% behind in total performance with these benchmarks

Evidently it's not taking advantage of the extra cores/threads.

This is made even more clear when comparing with jckc221's 4 Core/4 Thread machine with a turbo clock of 3.5Ghz, which offers extremely similar performance to my machine.

If I was a betting man, I would suspect that if the I7 7700 had SMT/Multi-threading turned off, it would return similar results as with a clock speed advantage of around 20% over jckc221s  I7 7400, you see around a 20% increase in performance.

I may run these benchmarks with SMT turned off on my rig, just to see what kind of speeds I get, but I suspect the difference will be negligible

 

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My Results (LAPTOP)

CPU: Intel i7 6700HQ

CPU Turbo Frequency: 2,60ghz up to 3,50ghz

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3

RAM Clockspeed: 1600 MHz

GPU: GTX 960M 4GB DDR4

OS: Win 10 

Storage: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB

Benchmark C: 9 min 10 seconds

FM18 Computer Performance: 4.5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 3 stars (glitched? it recommends me high settings, and plays smooth)

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Thanks all for the testing, I've updated the table again.

@Carsten 75: How much RAM does your 1080 ti have? 8GB?

@Septimius: How much RAM does your R9 Fury have, 4GB? Are you able to provide what star rating FM gives for your PC and Graphics too please?

@Xterno50: Is your SSD a mSATA or M.2 version do you know?

Thanks

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22 hours ago, harabek said:

My results:

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600

CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.8Ghz Locked

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 16Gb DDR4 Dual Channel  CL16

RAM Clockspeed: 3200 MHz

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6Gb Windforce OC

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: WDC WD20EZRX-22D8PB0 (2Gb HDD)

Benchmark A: 4 Min 21 Sec

Benchmark B: 5 Min 17 Sec

Benchmark C: 8 Min 37 Sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

Interestingly looking at the performance delta between my 6 Core / 12 Thread CPU @3.8Ghz and Powermongers I7 6700k with 4 Cores and 8 Threads, this game still looks dependant on a high IPC and raw clockspeed to be able to get the very best performance with my PC around 20% behind in total performance with these benchmarks

Evidently it's not taking advantage of the extra cores/threads.

This is made even more clear when comparing with jckc221's 4 Core/4 Thread machine with a turbo clock of 3.5Ghz, which offers extremely similar performance to my machine.

If I was a betting man, I would suspect that if the I7 7700 had SMT/Multi-threading turned off, it would return similar results as with a clock speed advantage of around 20% over jckc221s  I7 7400, you see around a 20% increase in performance.

I may run these benchmarks with SMT turned off on my rig, just to see what kind of speeds I get, but I suspect the difference will be negligible

 

if you compare results with FM17 performance thread - it seems Ryzen have better time now. Maybe FM18 have better multi-thread optimisation??  We will know this when 4-5 with ryzen make test...

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On 11/23/2017 at 09:08, Powermonger said:

Thanks @jckc221013jamie, I've added your results to my table and should have it up soon. I'll keep an eye out for your i7-7700 results.

Iv now tested my i7 7700

CPU: Intel i7 7700

CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.6GHz boost to 4.2GHz

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel Corsair vengeance

RAM Clockspeed: DDR4 2400 MHz 

GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Palit Super Jetstream 

Motherboard: Gigabyte b250 

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit Fall creators update 

Storage: M.2 SSD NVMe Samsung EVO 960 250GB

Benchmark A: 3 Mins 21 seconds

Benchmark B: 4 min 10 seconds

Benchmark C: 5 min 57 seconds

FM18 Computer Performance: 4.5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

Edited by jckc221013jamie

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My results (custom desktop):

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K

CPU Turbo Frequency: 5.0GHz

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 32GB Dual-Channel DDR4

RAM Clockspeed: 4000MHz (OC'd)

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB

Benchmark A: 2 min 52 sec

Benchmark B: 3 min 28 sec

Benchmark C: 5 min 21 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

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6 hours ago, jwchriste said:

My results (custom desktop):

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K

CPU Turbo Frequency: 5.0GHz

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 32GB Dual-Channel DDR4

RAM Clockspeed: 4000MHz (OC'd)

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB

Benchmark A: 2 min 52 sec

Benchmark B: 3 min 28 sec

Benchmark C: 5 min 21 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

How is FM at 4K??

I bet it's delicious!

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1 minute ago, harabek said:

How is FM at 4K??

I bet it's delicious!

Ha!  Actually, I only have a 2560x1440 monitor.  Someday...

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My results (custom desktop):

CPU: Intel Core i7-7820X

CPU Turbo Frequency: 4.0GHz

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 64GB Quad-Channel DDR4

RAM Clockspeed: 3000MHz CL15

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: Plextor M8Pe M.2 MVMe SSD 256G

Benchmark A: 3 min 54 sec

Benchmark B: 4 min 30 sec

Benchmark C: 7 min 56 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

Edited by heinouskismet

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My Results ( desktop ):

CPU: AMD Phenom X4 955

CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.6GHz

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 8.00GB DDR3 Dual-Channel

RAM Clockspeed: 1333 MHz

GPU: Nvidia GTX 950 2GB

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: SSD

Benchmark A: 8 min 14 sec

Benchmark B: 10 min 11 sec

Benchmark C: 19 min 11 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 3 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

 

My Results ( laptop ):

CPU: Intel i7 4700HQ

CPU Turbo Frequency: base 2.4GHz to 3.4GHz turbo

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 8.00GB DDR3 Single-Channel

RAM Clockspeed: 1600 MHz

GPU: Nvidia GTX 760M 2GB

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: SSD

Benchmark A: 5 min 11 sec

Benchmark B: 6 min 22 sec

Benchmark C: 11 min 26 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 4.5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

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Thanks @Dic and @heinouskismet, I added your results.

I've rearranged the table too so PC and Laptop results are organised separately for easier viewing.

Edited by Powermonger

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So today I upgraded my CPU, RAM, MOBO and SSD. But before that I decided to run this benchmark to compare later:
 

Quote

 

CPU: Intel i5-2500K @ 4.5Ghz

CPU Turbo Frequency: 4.5GHz

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3

RAM Clockspeed: 1600 MHz

GPU: GTX 970

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: SSD Crucial MX-300 500Gb

Benchmark A: 4 min 54 sec

Benchmark B: 5 min 52 sec

Benchmark C: 9 min 38 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: ?? (Forgot to check)

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 Stars

 

New build:
 

Quote

 

CPU: Intel i7-8700K

CPU Turbo Frequency: 4.7GHz

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel DDR4

RAM Clockspeed: 3200 MHz

GPU: GTX 970

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: M.2 Crucial MX-300 1Tb

Benchmark A: 3 min 17 sec

Benchmark B: 4 min 11 sec

Benchmark C: 6 min 01 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 5 Stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 Stars

 

 

If I overclock in future, I'll run this bench again.

Edited by tedescooo

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My results on my favorite desktop...almost 10 year old now:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 920

CPU Turbo Frequency: 2.7GHz

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2

RAM Clockspeed: 800 MHz

GPU: AMD Radeon 6670HD

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: Seagate HDD

Benchmark A: 11m 41s

FM18 Computer Performance: 2 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 3 stars

 

I could play FM17 quite nicely , though this version is very laggy.

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My Intel I3 2120, 8 gb ram ddr3  1333,gt430, ssd  takes about 7:16. Then I removed one ram stick and the result was the same.

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My results:

CPU: Intel i7-8700K

CPU Turbo Frequency: 5.2GHz

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel DDR4

RAM Clockspeed: 3200MHz

GPU:  Nvidia GTX 1080 8GB

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: SSD Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

Benchmark A: 3 min 05 sec

Benchmark B: 3 min 53 sec

Benchmark C: 5 min 27 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

Edited by Liffa

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My Results ( desktop ):

CPU: AMD FX 6300

CPU Turbo Frequency: 4.4GHz

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 8.00GB DDR3 Dual-Channel

RAM Clockspeed: 1333 MHz

GPU: Nvidia GTX 950 2GB

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: SSD

Benchmark A: 5 min 58 sec

Benchmark B: 7 min 11 sec

Benchmark C: 10 min 57 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 4 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

 

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On 12/12/2017 at 02:23, Liffa said:

My results:

CPU: Intel i7-8700K

CPU Turbo Frequency: 5.2GHz

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel DDR4

RAM Clockspeed: 3200MHz

GPU:  Nvidia GTX 1080 8GB

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: SSD Samsung 850 EVO 500GB

Benchmark A: 3 min 05 sec

Benchmark B: 3 min 53 sec

Benchmark C: 5 min 27 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

This is what I wanted to see.  This setup almost matched my times (7700k @ 5GHz).  We have similar hardware so I'm guessing if you were to OC the RAM you would be able to top the leaderboard.  Other than the CPU, our hardware is pretty similar.  My RAM is OC'd to its rated speed of 4000MHz.  I tried the benchmarks with both my M.2 drive and my SATA SSD and saw no difference (+/- 2sec), so I have to think it's the RAM speed that's making the difference.

Edited by jwchriste

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 My results:

CPU: Intel i5-8600K

CPU Turbo Frequency: 4.7GHz

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel DDR4

RAM Clockspeed: 3200 MHz

GPU: Nvidia 1070ti OC

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: Kingston SSD SATA 60Gb

Benchmark A: 3 min 22 sec

Benchmark B: 4 min 02 sec

Benchmark C: 5 min 46 sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 4.5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

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Not surprised to see that cpu do well, even more impressive to see it hang in there on test B against its bigger brother from the i7 range.

The top end of the i5 rand should always the obvious best bang for buck option for any PC build outside of extreme users like myself who always want to run every competition in full detail.

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10 seconds seems to be within a plausible margin of error if hand timing & accounting for any variance in AI media/interaction/transfer decisions, still a solid performance & I suspect opting for the i5 over the i7 meant you had extra budget to allocate towards the 1070ti rather than maybe compromising with a 1060.

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First try was a little off, comparing my results from B and C with other CPUs.

Actually I could have gone with i7, but performance is same as with i5, even with 1080ti. Maybe with 2080ti will show better, but by the time 8700K is better than 8600K in games, we will have an actual 8 core good CPU, on 10nm. I see these 6 cores, as a compromise, the future is at least 8 cores, sadly Ryzen lacked raw power.

 

Ontopic: during the holiday, I could see only in short periods of time when CPU was reaching 100% utilization on one core, most of the time stayed at around 40%. Any thoughts? Might be that that game is unoptimized...

Also, 6700K being same as 7700K, which is same as 8600K or 8700K all at 4.7Ghz, is just adding more prof that the game is not taking advantage of HW.

A good bench game for CPU is Ashes of Singularity, and there we could see 8700K on top with a high margin above 7700K, as it should be (+50% more cores).

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Posted (edited)

My results:

CPU: Intel Pentium G4560 3.5 GHz (2/4)

CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.5 GHz

CPU Overclocked: - (no)

RAM: DDR4 16 GB Dual-Channel

RAM Clockspeed: 2400 MHz

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti + OC

Storage: SSD Plextor M6V 128 GB SATA3

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Benchmark A: 5 min 35 sec (335 sec)

Benchmark B: 7 min 14 sec (434 sec)

Benchmark C: 11 min 33 sec (693 sec)

A vs B (fasted) - +30%

A vs C (fasted) - + 107%

FM18 Computer Performance: 4 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

 

Pentium G4560 2/4 3.5 GHz vs Core i5 7400 4/4 3.5 GHz (Turbo)

A - 335 sec vs. 263 sec = -27%

B - 434 sec vs. 312 sec = -40%

C - 693 sec vs. 483 sec = -43%

 

Edited by adonim

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Most other people here seem to have high end systems, so I figured I would do the tests so that people could get an idea of low end system benchmarks. It would be really really nice if SI could include a benchmarking mode in next years game. Lots of other big games have benchmarking modes, and with FM being a very processor-intensive game, it would be nice to get one for FM too.

My results:

CPU: Intel Celeron G3930 @ 2.8Ghz- 2c/2t

CPU Turbo Frequency: N/A

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4

RAM Clockspeed: 2133 MHz

GPU: Intel HD 610 (Integrated graphics)

OS: Win 10 Home 64-bit

Storage: 7200RPM SATA 3 HDD

Benchmark A: 8 min 11 secs

Benchmark B: 11 min 51 secs

Benchmark C: 15 mins 35 secs

FM18 Computer Performance: 1 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

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Thanks guys, I've updated the table with all the results I have missed the last couple of weeks. Thanks also to the guys who have been testing on slower rigs and submitting results for all three tests, really appreciated you sticking through and timing the results.

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Posted (edited)

I changed the processor in a week on Core i5-7600T 35W, which is why it now gives new results ;)

 

My results:

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600T 2.8 GHz (4/4)  - 35 Watt TDP! https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/core_i5/i5-7600t

CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.7GHz -> 1 core (3.5 GHz -> 4 core, 3.6 GHz > 3@2 core)

CPU Overclocked: - (no)

RAM: DDR4 16 GB Dual-Channel

RAM Clockspeed: 2400 MHz CL15

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti + OC

Storage: SSD Plextor M6V 128 GB SATA3

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

 

Benchmark A: 5 min 13 sec (313 seconds) (clock: 100% 3.7 GHz)

Benchmark B: 6 min 19 sec (379 seconds) (clock: 90% 3.5 GHz)

Benchmark C: 9 min 04 sec (544 seconds) (clock: 90% 3.5 GHz)

A vs B (fasted) - +21%

A vs C (fasted) - +73%

 

benchmark A - 90, 100% load on 1 processor cores

benchmark B - 50% load on 2/3 processor cores

benchmark C - 100% load on all available (4) processor cores
 

FM18 Computer Performance: 4.5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

 

My new Core i5 7600T 4/4 3.5 GHz (Turbo x 4 cores) vs. my old Pentium G4560 2/4 3.5 GHz

A - 313 sec vs. 335 sec = +7%

B - 379 sec vs. 434 sec = +14%

C - 544 sec vs. 693 sec = +27%

intel core i5-7500t - cinebenrch r15 test.png

Edited by adonim

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Would be interesting if people re-tested after applying the fix for the Meltdown  vulnerability to see what if any performance impact that has had on FM.

I'll be endevouring to the same at SI, but the more data the better.

You can use this tool to check if you have the patch https://github.com/ionescu007/SpecuCheck/releases

Would be good to know if your PC has the PCID has the optimisation, I think (5th or 6th gen have that)

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Posted (edited)
7 hours ago, EdL said:

Would be interesting if people re-tested after applying the fix for the Meltdown  vulnerability to see what if any performance impact that has had on FM.
 

I re-did my tests for my i7-6700K build after confirming patch has been applied:

Original Test / Re-test

Benchmark A: 03:29 / 03:28

Benchmark B: 04:14 / 04:19

Benchmark C: 06:09 / 06:18

Can also confirm my PC reports PCID optimisation.

I think the variances in the results is just pure differences inside the save between the tests.

Edited by Powermonger

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I do not have the upgrade option enabled in Windows 10, I'm not affected by "meltdown" because I did not have to install the latest patch :)

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Posted (edited)
On 25.11.2017 at 00:18, harabek said:

My results:

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600

CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.8Ghz Locked

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 16Gb DDR4 Dual Channel  CL16

RAM Clockspeed: 3200 MHz

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6Gb Windforce OC

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit

Storage: WDC WD20EZRX-22D8PB0 (2Gb HDD)

Benchmark A: 4 Min 21 Sec

Benchmark B: 5 Min 17 Sec

Benchmark C: 8 Min 37 Sec

FM18 Computer Performance: 5 stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

 

CPU: Intel i5 7400

CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.0GHz boost to 3.5GHz

CPU Overclocked: No

RAM: 16.00GB Dual-Channel Corsair vengeance

RAM Clockspeed: 2400 MHz

GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Palit Super Jetstream 

OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bit Fall creators update 

Storage: M.2 SSD NVMe Samsung EVO 960 250GB

Benchmark A: 4 Mins 23 seconds

Benchmark B: 5 min 12 seconds

Benchmark C: 8 min 3 seconds

FM18 Computer Performance: 4. stars

FM18 PC 3D Graphics Rating: 5 stars

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6-core AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is quite weak against the 4-core Core i5-7400. 2 cores and more threads than in i5, should give more benefits. The processor should be closer to Core i7 without K. Well, but on the other hand, if you have a fairly weak core, this situation may not surprise you.
 

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12 hours ago, EdL said:

Would be interesting if people re-tested after applying the fix for the Meltdown  vulnerability to see what if any performance impact that has had on FM.

I'll be endevouring to the same at SI, but the more data the better.

You can use this tool to check if you have the patch https://github.com/ionescu007/SpecuCheck/releases

Would be good to know if your PC has the PCID has the optimisation, I think (5th or 6th gen have that)

Hi EDL, was just looking for a thread on this.

Frequent frametime spikes while the game is processing, up into the 35ms range. Looks like you have some work to do.

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8 hours ago, adonim said:

 

6-core AMD Ryzen 5 1600 is quite weak against the 4-core Core i5-7400. 2 cores and more threads than in i5, should give more benefits. The processor should be closer to Core i7 without K. Well, but on the other hand, if you have a fairly weak core, this situation may not surprise you.
 

The issue is not weak cores or poor IPC.

I have the 1600 OC'd to 3.8ghz, the I5 is running at a max boost of 3.5ghz and gets a very similar time

The difference of 300mhz would account for about a 10% difference in IPC in favour of intel over amd, benchmarks tend to agree with this point.

Therefore we can surmise that the game engine is only utilizing 4 cores...

4 cores with the highest possible IPC and clockspeed will net you the very best results

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Yes, I meant IPC when writing my conclusions, but I did not write it specifically.

I have also noticed that the game uses maximum 4 cores. Or and up. I believe that this type of game should use as many cores as possible to maximize performance during power-ups.

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CPU: Intel i7-4790K

CPU Turbo: 4.6 Ghz

CPU Overclocked: Yes

RAM: 16GB DDR3

RAM Clockspeed: 2400Mhz

GPU: Nvidia 1080ti

OS: Win 7 Pro 64-bit

Storage: Crucial BX100 SSD

Benchmark A: 3m35s

Benchmark B: 4m30s

Benchmark C: 6m21

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I am not a pro about the specifics which are important for different kind of saves.  I have a i7 7700k, so the speed is quite fast when I do a save with all leagues playable with details level on minimum. Then I started a save where all leagues are playable and several competitions on max detail level (then FM uses the full simulation software I think. So there should be the big benefit of 6 core + over 4 cores) That's why amd is slower in this test. If there would be a test with a high detail level AMD with 6 or more cores should be much faster. Or am I wrong?

 

Cheers

Daveincid

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