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.

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All of our benchmark results can also be found in our benchmark engine, Bench.

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  • brunis.dk - Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - link

    It's nothing compared to the price premiums Intel used to charge for their performance leadership. Reply
  • Diggodo - Monday, January 11, 2021 - link

    You might want to rethink what you've just claimed.. and I'm very confused why you would think 5950x is worth it unless you absolutely need the extra cores for work. Its $750 MSRP compared to $550 🤦‍♂️. I'm curious why you say otherwise because every Intel 10th gen-11th gen chip have been duds really.

    The 5900x is a steal for it's price and is a killer chip. The price hike means nothing because the 3900x was 499 when it came out.
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  • Santoval - Monday, November 9, 2020 - link

    Not just in price/performance this time, in performance period. Reply
  • leexgx - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Rip anandtech server been overloaded (to many views I and to reload like 8 times just to get to this page about to try and use the print to show all pages good luck to me trying that so I can read everything ) Reply
  • NickOne - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Yeah, probably Intel server Reply
  • Drkrieger01 - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Just my $0.02 as a sysadmin, it's likely a limited bandwidth issue, not server access/drive IOPS. Reply
  • lmcd - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Probably all the other website editors looking for the best one-line quote to include Reply
  • Orkiton - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Intel will buy TSMC and Rip out Amd :)) Reply
  • Hifihedgehog - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Wishful thinking. That's like a Bulldog trying to eat a Great Dane. Reply
  • fazalmajid - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - link

    Er, TSMC’s market cap is double Intel’s. Reply

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