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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  • zodiacfml - Friday, November 6, 2020 - link

    whut?! They were late buying the EUV equipment to save money, too much focus on profitability which will kill Intel slowly overtime. Reply
  • PandaBear - Friday, November 6, 2020 - link

    Yup, TSMC bought about 50% of all ASML output for the next couple years while Intel only bought 5%. RIP Intel, you got what you deserve and you are going to be the next Motorola. Reply
  • Threska - Monday, November 16, 2020 - link

    Like it says in the article AMD almost folded in 2015, and people were writing articles about it's demise. Seems no one has learned anything about predicting the future from that experience. The world needs competition. It doesn't need an AMD monopoly, nor an Intel one, and with good fortune RISC-V and maybe other competitors will come on the scene so we don't keep repeating the history of "Oh they're dying, and I'm rooting for it". Reply
  • Spunjji - Sunday, November 8, 2020 - link

    Keep on wishing, friend Reply
  • Jasonovich - Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - link

    Hardly likely, TSMC is the bigger fish, has almost twice the capita as Intel. Reply
  • vais - Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - link

    Luckily there are anti-monopoly laws ;) Reply
  • Threska - Monday, November 16, 2020 - link

    Let's see how the whole ARM acquisition by Nvidia shakes out before we all start quoting monopoly laws. Reply
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    Same here. Reply

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