Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition PC Performance Review

Introduction

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition PC Demo Performance Review

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition PC Performance Review

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition did not have a great showing on PC before launch, with Square Enix releasing a standalone benchmarking tool which was plagued with frame pacing issues and a host of technical problems, leaving PC disappointed with what was supposed to be a dedicated PC version. 

The game's benchmarking utility has also reignited the GameWorks debate amongst PC gamers, with the game being shown in a lot of Nvidia's marketing materials, offering Nvidia designed graphical effects which have had substantial performance consequences for AMD users in the past.

With the official release of Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition, hopes are high that the title's performance has improved, offering more stable framerate/frame times with a more detailed graphical options menu and a reduction in stuttering during gameplay. 

This demo gives us the opportunity to see exactly how well Final Fantasy XV's Windows Edition performs, with upgraded graphics over its console counterparts, support for higher framerates and more. How easy will it be to surpass the 30FPS performance targets of the PS4 and Xbox One versions? Can the game be scaled to work with lower-end hardware? Let's find out!
  

 

Drivers

Both AMD and Nvidia have released optimised drivers for Final Fantasy XV, with AMD releasing Radeon Software Adrenalin version 18.3.1 and Nvidia releasing Geforce 391.01. 

You can access Radeon Software 18.3.1 here and Nvidia's Game Ready Geforce 391.01 driver here.   

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Most Recent Comments

08-03-2018, 15:43:39

Gambit2K
We already know this game is heavily promoted by nVidia and they have helped alot in it's developement. So for me personally this test isn't that interesting with the very limited GPU selection available. RX580 4 and 8 GB, Vega 64 and 56 is a must, otherwise I see no point in even looking.Quote

08-03-2018, 15:52:17

WYP
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Originally Posted by Gambit2K View Post
We already know this game is heavily promoted by nVidia and they have helped alot in it's developement. So for me personally this test isn't that interesting with the very limited GPU selection available. RX580 4 and 8 GB, Vega 64 and 56 is a must, otherwise I see no point in even looking.
We are working to get a Vega 56 on site for games test, big problem here is Denuvo, which will lock people out after a certain number of hardware changes, which is a real pain. This is why not many places do CPU testing as well as GPU testing.

The RX 580 is basically a higher clocked 480, the perf gap is relatively small there, as our RX 480 is a factory overclocked Strix model. As is the difference between the 4GB and 8GB versions, only VRM capacity and in some cases VRAM clocks are changes, so differences only occur when capacity limited or bandwidth limited.

Thanks for the input.Quote

08-03-2018, 16:17:30

Dicehunter
The game is pretty but from the few hours I've played so far I don't think it should command such a performance hit, A few optimisation patches are needed me thinks.Quote

08-03-2018, 17:22:58

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
The game is pretty but from the few hours I've played so far I don't think it should command such a performance hit, A few optimisation patches are needed me thinks.
In densely forested areas the game can look phenomenal, though I do agree that some areas could have looked a lot better.Quote

08-03-2018, 19:31:58

RedSymphony
On page 4 in the (High vs Highest) comparison, it says 'Average Preset' in the top left and 'High Preset' in the top right of the slider image. Had me confused for a bit.Quote
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