Gaming Tests: Final Fantasy XIV

Despite being one number less than Final Fantasy 15, because FF14 is a massively-multiplayer online title, there are always yearly update packages which give the opportunity for graphical updates too. In 2019, FFXIV launched its Shadowbringers expansion, and an official standalone benchmark was released at the same time for users to understand what level of performance they could expect. Much like the FF15 benchmark we’ve been using for a while, this test is a long 7-minute scene of simulated gameplay within the title. There are a number of interesting graphical features, and it certainly looks more like a 2019 title than a 2010 release, which is when FF14 first came out.

With this being a standalone benchmark, we do not have to worry about updates, and the idea for these sort of tests for end-users is to keep the code base consistent. For our testing suite, we are using the following settings:

  • 768p Minimum, 1440p Minimum, 4K Minimum, 1080p Maximum

As with the other benchmarks, we do as many runs until 10 minutes per resolution/setting combination has passed, and then take averages. Realistically, because of the length of this test, this equates to two runs per setting.

AnandTech Low Resolution
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High Resolution
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All of our benchmark results can also be found in our benchmark engine, Bench.

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  • gagegfg - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

  • Spunjji - Sunday, November 8, 2020 - link

    Shame they didn't have the 5800X and 5600X in there, would be interesting to see how they line up too. Strong progress indeed from AMD! Reply
  • 5j3rul3 - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    The BEST moment of AMD👍👍👍 Reply
  • Tunnah - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    The eventual 5700X is going to be an absolute sales smasher I reckon. Reply
  • Smell This - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Is the Zen2 end-of-life?

    The AMD Ryzen 7 3700X $300 could sure put a really big squeeze on the i7-10700K
  • haukionkannel - Friday, November 6, 2020 - link

    Most likely Zen2 is at the end of the line. Amd will produce Zen3 at TSMC 7nm and zen+ at Globalfounduries 12 or 14nm... Reply
  • FireSnake - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Gold reward.
    Haven't seen this here for quite a while.
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    We haven't had a CPU worthy of one in quite a while. It's nice to be able to hand out awards like these.=) Reply
  • just4U - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    What's amazing about that Ryan is it's a AMD processor. It seemed like you guys really wanted to give the gold award last time around with the 3000 series... but then opted for the silver award, which wasn't to shabby as it's something that has become very uncommon even if it's a good review of a product that your impressed with. Great review by Ian, good job guys. Reply
  • Byte - Saturday, November 7, 2020 - link

    Save your next gold for the radeon 6900! Reply

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