Final Fantasy XV (DX11)

Upon arriving to PC earlier this, Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition was given a graphical overhaul as it was ported over from console, fruits of their successful partnership with NVIDIA, with hardly any hint of the troubles during Final Fantasy XV's original production and development.

In preparation for the launch, Square Enix opted to release a standalone benchmark that they have since updated. Using the Final Fantasy XV standalone benchmark gives us a lengthy standardized sequence to utilize OCAT. Upon release, the standalone benchmark received criticism for performance issues and general bugginess, as well as confusing graphical presets and performance measurement by 'score'. In its original iteration, the graphical settings could not be adjusted, leaving the user to the presets that were tied to resolution and hidden settings such as GameWorks features.

Since then, Square Enix has patched the benchmark with custom graphics settings and bugfixes for better accuracy in profiling in-game performance and graphical options, though leaving the 'score' measurement. For our testing, we enable or adjust settings to the highest except for NVIDIA-specific features and 'Model LOD', the latter of which is left at standard. Final Fantasy XV also supports HDR, and it will support DLSS at some later date.

Final Fantasy XV - 3840x2160 - Ultra QualityFinal Fantasy XV - 2560x1440 - Ultra QualityFinal Fantasy XV - 1920x1080 - Ultra Quality

At 1080p and 1440p, the RTX 2060 (6GB) returns to its place between the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Ti. Final Fantasy is less favorable to the Vega cards so the RTX 2060 (6GB) is already faster than the RX Vega 64. With the relative drop in 4K performance, there are more hints of 6GB being potentially insufficient.

Final Fantasy XV - 99th Percentile - 3840x2160 - Ultra QualityFinal Fantasy XV - 99th Percentile - 2560x1440 - Ultra QualityFinal Fantasy XV - 99th Percentile - 1920x1080 - Ultra Quality

 

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  • hotsacoman - Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - link

    Basically...the 2060 is the ultimate Ultra-Quality, 1080p, 60 fps card for 2019 @ $350. Reply
  • karakarga - Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - link

    Do not buy 20xx serie actually. Why, because, PCI-express 4.0 is coming with AMD, soon with Intel probably. Wait for 21xx by nVidia instead. The scores are not really exciting, and nVidia must jump to 7~10nm which can provide more transistors with lower TDP. RTX 2060 card with 160 Watt consumption is really high! Reply
  • Gastec - Saturday, January 19, 2019 - link

    I have played this waiting game for just 2 years. Now the prices have doubled. Moore's Law is dead. Long live Rock's law! :P Reply

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