Will Your PC Need Updated? Check out the FFXIV Benchmark Test
Back when Square Enix‘s MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) launched the first time, players who weren’t in the closed beta might have had a rude awakening when they tried the FFXIV benchmark test. That test was the first flag to many that the game might be running into some troubles come launch time. The requirements were a bit high end then and a great deal of FFXIV fans found out the hard way that their PC just wasn’t up to the challenge the game’s resources had in store.
This time around, Square Enix is hoping that fans might fare better with the newly available FFXIV Benchmark test.
The FFXIV benchmark will run a few varied cut scenes that showcase some particle effects, multiple characters on screen, and even some intense summon animations. While doing so, the FFXIV benchmark will run a score from start to finish. The higher the score at the end, the better off your PC will be come launch time. The cut scenes consist of maps and models from the actual game.
With all the changes made to the resources required in the game for A Realm Reborn‘s launch, players should (again SHOULD, as even the FFXIV site says it isn’t 100% guaranteed to run on your system based on score) see somewhat higher scores on this FFXIV Benchmark. For those looking for higher graphical settings, you can adjust some graphic and effect settings prior to running the FFXIV benchmark to check out your score at various levels of player optimization.
You can grab the FFXIV benchmark and give it a go on your PC here. The score description chart for the FFXIV benchmark is also available on the download page but for those of you that are curious, a score of below 2000 means you will have issues running FFXIV:ARR on normal settings if you can run it at all.
After running the FFXIV benchmark on high settings in 1080 resolution my score was 6519 so I think I should be good to go for launch, although I will admit my graphics card isn’t the MOST current, but it still keeps doing the job
What was your score? Post it below!