Gaming Tests: Final Fantasy XV

Upon arriving to PC, Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition was given a graphical overhaul as it was ported over from console. As a fantasy RPG with a long history, the fruits of Square-Enix’s successful partnership with NVIDIA are on display. The game uses the internal Luminous Engine, and as with other Final Fantasy games, pushes the imagination of what we can do with the hardware underneath us. To that end, FFXV was one of the first games to promote the use of ‘video game landscape photography’, due in part to the extensive detail even at long range but also with the integration of NVIDIA’s Ansel software, that allowed for super-resolution imagery and post-processing effects to be applied.

In preparation for the launch of the game, Square Enix opted to release a standalone benchmark. Using the Final Fantasy XV standalone benchmark gives us a lengthy standardized sequence to record, although it should be noted that its heavy use of NVIDIA technology means that the Maximum setting has problems - it renders items off screen. To get around this, we use the standard preset which does not have these issues. We use the following settings:

  • 720p Standard, 1080p Standard, 4K Standard, 8K Standard

For automation, the title accepts command line inputs for both resolution and settings, and then auto-quits when finished. 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
Low Quality
Medium Resolution
Low Quality
High Resolution
Low Quality
Medium Resolution
Max Quality
Average FPS
95th Percentile

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

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  • robbro9 - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Has anyone seen igpu tests? Toms did not test them either apparently. Given the challenges in locating add in gpu's the integrated should be of high interest for many. I know I just put together a 3400G system, just cause its about the best you can get graphics wise without paying scalper pricing. Was curious if these were as good or better? Reply
  • Lookslikeamhere - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Phoronix has some Reply
  • ilt24 - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Hexus has some...https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/147440-intel-co... Reply
  • robbro9 - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Thanks, those are kinda disappointing. The 3400G I put together does roughly 13K night raid, 1.4K time spy, while the new UHD 750 does 9.5K and .7k respectively. I figured it would be closer. Guess its still king of the hill for desktop integrated... which is kinda sad. I wish AMD would up their integrated game, or Tigerlake was available for desktop... Reply
  • Slash3 - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Tiger Lake is 96EU, RKL-S is only 36 or 24EU. It was always going to be a small bump over Comet Lake. Reply
  • antonkochubey - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    RKL is 32EU. Exactly a third of Tiger Lake. Reply
  • Slash3 - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Whoops, yes. Typo.
    32EU on the i5-11500 and above, 24EU on the i5-11400 parts.
    Reply
  • Pmaciel - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    "The Core i9-11900K in our test peaks up to 296 W, showing temperatures of 104ºC"

    "The cooler we’re using on this test is arguably the best air cooling on the market – a 1.8 kilogram full copper ThermalRight Ultra Extreme, paired with a 170 CFM high static pressure fan from Silverstone."

    Not even the much-derided AMD FX-9590 got this far
    Reply
  • blppt - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    To be fair, the 9590 was such a POS that it was a blast furnace AND wasn't really competitive in real life usage.

    At least this cpu is competitive, performance wise. Everything else is laughable---or would be if AMD wasn't having a nightmare keeping their 59xx series in stock.
    Reply
  • TheinsanegamerN - Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - link

    Credit where it’s due, bulldozer was easier to cool Reply

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