Final Fantasy XV Benchmarking Tool May Not Be Accurate

/ 3 weeks ago

Official Final Fantasy XV PC System Requirements Listed

Final Fantasy XV Benchmark

In anticipation of the upcoming Windows release of Final Fantasy XV, a benchmarking tool was launched for the game. It was hoped that this would help users gauge how their systems would cope with the graphically intense game.

Reports from users and tests, however, have revealed that the final figures reported may not necessarily be accurate.


Investigations into the benchmarking tool have found that AMD GPU users are reporting significantly lower figures than Nvidia GPU users. This is thought to be because the benchmarking includes particularly tools which run better, currently at least, on Nvidia cards.

In a report via PCGamesN, the benchmark is found to include a lot of Nvidia exclusive technologies. These include, for example, HairWorks, Turf, and Flow effects. As such, the benchmarking isn’t at present, ‘tuned’ for AMD GPU’s which may give AMD owners unfairly low scoring.

In addition, the benchmarking tool did not directly support 1440p testing. Although, there is a workaround for that.

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Other AMD issues

In general, AMD users have also reported a number of issues which the benchmark which has not been found in Nvidia tests. These include screen ripping and tears.

Many are therefore beginning to consider this a benchmark of the technical demo, rather than what the true performance will be. Surprisingly though, processors do not appear to be making much of a significant impact on scores.

CPU performance

The figures reported so far would suggest that having a high-end CPU may have very little difference in your gaming experience. It would seem that the bulk of how well Final Fantasy XV will perform is almost entirely based on how much VRAM (and of course performance figures) of the graphics card.

At the very least, AMD GPU owners might be best served to take the current results with a pinch of salt. Almost certainly after release, a driver update will correct any issues you are having and should overall, and hopefully, for all GPU owners, make the performance far better than indicated in the benchmark testing.

On my own test, I scored around 6700 on a Ryzen 5 1600x and Nvidia 980ti. This was at 1440p and while I had hoped for better, I can live with this. More so, if performance improves.

What do you think? Have you tried out the benchmark tool? How did you score? Did you do better or worse than expected? – Let us know in the comments!

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One Response to “Final Fantasy XV Benchmarking Tool May Not Be Accurate”
  1. RedSymphony says:

    When I first ran the benchmark on high at 1080p with my R9 390, The performance was really rather disappointing. After looking at the averages, I saw the 970 below the 390 on lite and standard but jump 700 or so points ahead on high, which I thought was very odd because you’d think the 970 would trail even more due to the VRAM limitations. And then I realised the high settings must put all the gameworks crud on and I was right.
    Also, I have just seen Gamer’s Nexus video on all the reasons this benchmark sucks. Sad to see some people might be fooled into thinking they need to buy a better GPU to run this game.

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