Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition PC Performance Review

Graphical Settings Comparison - Low to Highest - GTX 1060 VS RX 480

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition PC Demo Performance Review

Graphical Settings Comparison - Low to Highest - GTX 1060 VS RX 480

While some outlets will quickly find a benchmarking area and rush out a PC performance review, we believe that games deserve a more in-depth look than that. For starters, tutorial areas are often a lot less stressful than later stages, where enemies are a lot less dense, and environments are simplified. After all, a game needs to build up when moving from its first act.

Our benchmarking sequence is in Final Fantasy XV's third act, where the game opens up and becomes a lot more demanding, with a larger explorable area which is rich with forests and includes a few densely populated areas, things that are not seen in act one.      

We found that the forests around Wiz Chocobo Ranch and the City-like area of Lestallum can be much more demanding than the scenes used by other sites, so while many areas of the game offer much higher framerates, you can bet money on out benchmarks looking at demanding test cases.

The first thing that we can see when comparing the RX 480 to Nvidia's GTX 1060 is that AMD hardware can offer much lower performance than their Nvidia counterparts, though in some less demanding areas performance can look a little more even. When push comes to shove AMD's hardware can fall behind, though that is expected given Final Fantasy XV's close association with Nvidia.  

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition PC Performance Review  

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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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