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

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  • madymadme - Sunday, November 8, 2020 - link

    Going to buy
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X,
    Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC,
    Noctua NH-D15 Dual 140m Fans,
    G.skill Trident Z RGB Series 16GB (2x8GB) 4000 MHz DDR4 Memory F4-4000C18D-16GTZRB

    is corsair CV550 watt ok with the above spec ? & I have Quadro K2000D graphic card
    is this specification ok ? & which ram to get please help a little & thanks for reading & replying
  • Spunjji - Monday, November 9, 2020 - link

    All I can say is your PSU should be more than enough for that setup :) Reply
  • Vik32 - Sunday, November 8, 2020 - link

    AMD is now the leader in single threaded performance!
    When will the iphone 12 review ?
  • Spunjji - Sunday, November 8, 2020 - link

    Loving the substantial review detail, as always! Quite the triumph for AMD 😁

    Only one minor criticism - the sum-up of the gaming results buries the lede a little, which is to say that the performance is excellent across AMD's new range, meaning that the 5600X frequently outperforms some of Intel's best processors. I will be *very* interested to see if overclocking makes any difference there - with some relaxed power limits and the potential for higher clocks, it could be THE gaming chip to buy.

    That's a small gripe, though. Just pleased to see a result this unequivocal. Between this and the US election result, it'll be tears before bedtime for several of the trolls on this site 🤭
  • Solidstate20 - Sunday, November 8, 2020 - link

    Zen question: If a CPU has awesome performance but is out-of-stock in every shop, does it really have awesome performance? Reply
  • Spunjji - Monday, November 9, 2020 - link

    lol Reply
  • Agent Smith - Sunday, November 8, 2020 - link

    Where are the new x590 motherboards to support the 5000 series CPU's?

    The B550 boards are good value but are PCIe 4.0 limited and rely on shared ports.
    The older x570 boards are good but are several years old now so lacking newer features like 2.5Gb LAN and front facing USB-C ports for mini & micro ITX.
  • Qasar - Sunday, November 8, 2020 - link

    i dont think there will be unless the mobo makers release them on their own.

    "The older x570 boards are good but are several years old now " huh ? try barely 1.5 years old. x570 was released in July 2019, how is that several years ? the strix e gaming board i have has 2.5g lan, as long as the board has the usb 3 header, wouldnt front facing usbc be more of a case feature then the board ?
  • Spunjji - Monday, November 9, 2020 - link

    I think the USB-C front ports have a different connector at the motherboard end. I still don't get why this is a big deal, though. Reply
  • TheinsanegamerN - Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - link

    It really isnt. I dont know anyone who actually uses front USB C right now, usually they plug into the back because the back port will be 10gb/20gb/thunderbolt, but the front is only 5gb Reply

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