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FM22 Performance Benchmarking

A reference point to knowing what computer config would give us what kind of performance on Football Manager 2022. And instructions on how you can contribute yo

By on Dec 07, 2021   4323 views   0 comments
Advice - FM22 Performance Benchmarking
Hello all and welcome to the Football Manager 2022 Benchmarking.
This was originally put together by Brother Ben on SI forums. We're sharing it here with his kind permission.


This year I've decided to keep the tests the same or as close to the same as last year. I'm not too sure sure how useful a comparison between the two will be as despite the similarity in tests the amount of games played in the same time period could well be different.

The date also had to be moved slightly as the same date was an international weekend.

With that in mind any conclusions will be purely anecdotal but it may prove interesting none the less. It is also worth noting that there are 4 more leagues this year.

Despite asking in another thread about what everyone's standard setup is for FM with a view to changing Benchmark A I've decided to go with exactly the same setup as last year as I think it represents a decent cross section of players and allows those with lower end systems to get involved too.

Benchmark B & C are again the standard "all leagues from all nations" tests with a little extra detail added to Bench C to put those multiple core systems through their paces.

Benchmark D is maximum everything, all leagues, players and detail.
This benchmark is recommended only for those with top end systems.
A big thanks to Daveincid for setting this up again.

Benchmarking Results

Benchmark Results - The Spreadsheet

Not yet available.

Share your own benchmark results

Download the save-game files you wish to test your computer with.

Benchmark A Benchmark B Benchmark C Benchmark D

Save files to
\Documents\Sports Interactive\Football Manager 2022\games

In order to get the most accurate / consistent result possible, 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 and for laptop users make sure your system is in high power mode.

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 is advised to post your results.

Don't worry if you aren't sure of the Base / Turbo frequencies of your processor, as long as you know the CPU Model.

How to find out the specs of your PC

You can download this free program CPU-Z.

Once you've installed it, the CPU tab will give you the type of CPU, it can be found under specification.
Don't worry about CPU speed I can work that out from the model number.


Click on the "memory" tab and you will be presented with this.


The type and size are top left.
The speed is DRAM frequency. You need to double this figure. (DDR = Double Data Rate)
So the above is 534 x 2 = 1068MHz

How to report your results

Below are Brother Ben's results for you to follow as a template:

Type: Laptop
Model: Macbook Air
CPU Model: M1
CPU Base Frequency: 3.20 GHz
CPU Turbo Frequency: 3.20 GHz
RAM: 8GB
RAM Clockspeed: 4266Mhz
GPU: M1 7 Core Apple
Graphics Level in 3D: High
Storage Type: SSD

Benchmark A: 01 min 07 Sec
Benchmark B: 05 min 40 Sec
Benchmark C: xx min xx Sec
Benchmark D: xx min xx Sec

Any queries about the benchmarks feel free to ask Brother Ben here.

Happy testing!

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