Watch the Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition's Benchmark in Action for a First Taste of the PC Version

Here is how Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition's benchmark runs on a gaming PC that won't break the bank. Turns out it's quite good.

Just keep in mind that if you have not played the game at all, and plan to get the first taste on PC, the video includes a very relevant spoiler. If you want to avoid it, stop watching at the 3:55 mark when the environment starts to freeze.

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DarkOcelet260d ago

The game looks superb in 4k on High Graphics settings. Too bad my 980ti barely hits 30fps most of the time. If the graphics card prices weren't at astronomical prices these days because of miners, I would have gotten a 1080ti for this beauty. But I doubt even that card can get 4k/60fps on High Graphics settings on that Benchmark.

Darkwatchman260d ago

It wouldn’t, especially if you have all the gamesworks features active

DarkOcelet260d ago

Agreed on that one, Hairworks alone when disabled will most likely give between 10 to 12 fps increase which is huge in my opinion.

aarogree260d ago

The game looks gorgeous regardless of the settings.

DarkOcelet260d ago

Agreed on that one but the vegetations on High Graphics setting looks absolutely marvelous. But for me personally, frame rate comes first so I will definitely have to lower it to 1080p to get that sweet 60fps for the best experience.

iNcRiMiNaTi260d ago (Edited 260d ago )

I tested it with an 8700k & 1080ti in 4k and it's not that much better than your results

DarkOcelet260d ago (Edited 260d ago )

I didn't expect it to drop below 40fps on a 1080ti regardless of its settings . I think when the game drops and you get to disable stuff like Nvidia Hairworks and tweak a few settings here and there, you will get a stable 60fps but tbh, i was expecting better from the 1080ti.

iNcRiMiNaTi260d ago

It's pretty much what I expected since AC: Origins had similar performance on Ultra High and that game is pretty demanding

Deep-throat260d ago

Miners ruined everything, especially for people who are thinking of building a new PC.

The 10th Rider260d ago

RAM is worse than GPUs right now. GPU prices are almost back near MSRP. RAM Prices are currently 4 times what they were two years ago.

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Elda260d ago

So is this pretty much a PC FFXV demo?

aarogree260d ago

No, it's just a way to test your computer's hardware and make sure you can run the game (and if so, how well) before you buy it.
It's honestly that should be standard for all PC games.

FlameBaitGod260d ago

Thats what is for.

aarogree260d ago

Except the reported system requirements aren't always accurate, which makes that site unreliable.
I've heard people claim that Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice's system requirements are overexaggerated, but I can't know for sure because the game doesn't have a benchmark tool.

Square Enix claims that you need an Intel i7-3770, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB VRAM, and 16GB RAM to play Final Fantasy XV to play the game at recommended settings. According to the benchmark, I can do that with an i7-4720HQ, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB VRAM, and 12GB RAM.

A site that tells you if your computer meets the system requirements is quite frankly useless if the system requirements aren't accurate.

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-Gespenst-260d ago

Mine can get a score of 3200 with standard quality fullscreen 1080p. Bit disappointed, but it nevertheless looks good and smooth with those settings. No SLI support though, which I possibly could have benefited from. Oh well.

TedCruzsTaint260d ago (Edited 260d ago )

As someone who is still running two GTX680s, that's really disappointing. If that's the case, I hope that is addressed post-launch. My setup gets me along just fine, even with the latest releases, but the odd game that doesn't take decent advantage of multi-card setups, I really suffer. Evil Within and Quantum Break are strong examples of this.

Ran the test, and got around 4100. Gives me a little wriggle room. Especially with any extra optimization between now and release, let alone dedicated driver updates.

-Gespenst-259d ago

Yeah, I think the benchmark is an older build or something, so we can perhaps expect the game itself to be a bit smoother, especially with, as you say, driver support.

As for SLI though, I'm reading things about it worsening the game's performance. Tabata sort of talked about it here:

DarkOcelet260d ago

Honestly, the benchmark is really terrible, I would have preferred if we were able to tweak every single setting the game has instead of them just giving is three graphics options.

-Gespenst-259d ago (Edited 259d ago )

There's always the ini. As far as I've read, high quality has all that Nvidia bs turned on (hairworks, etc.), which almost always significantly negatively impacts performance.