[Column] General: The Benchmark Tool and You!

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Square Enix released the FFXIV Benchmark tool, and Victor explains what it can do for those new to to benchmarking (besides just being cool to wet your Heavensward appetite for the next month).

Read more of Victor Barreiro Jr.'s Eorzea Reborn: A Little Bit About the Benchmark.

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  • AnirethAnireth Member UncommonPosts: 923

    Numerical score? i understand that for things like 3DMark etc., but a game benchmark should give me the lowest, highest and average FPS, everything else is superfluous, and if it doesn't show FPS the benchmark part is usless.

    And if they do mean FPS...then they should actually say so. FPS is not a random numerical score.

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 15,370

    I don't play the game, but it's fun to run benchmarks and I got a new PC so I wanted to see how it ran.

    FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward Benchmark
    Tested on: 4/27/2015 2:10:01 PM
    Score: 9870
    Average Frame Rate: 76.459
    Performance: Extremely High
     -Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.
    Loading Times by Scene
      Scene #1    1.072 sec
      Scene #2    5.124 sec
      Scene #3    4.163 sec
      Scene #4    3.829 sec
      Scene #5    3.608 sec
      Scene #6    1.459 sec
    Total Loading Time    19.256 sec

    Screen Size: 1920x1080
    Screen Mode: Full Screen
    DirectX Version: 11
    Graphics Presets: Maximum

    System
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9600.winblue_r9.150322-1500)
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz
    16303.586MB
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (VRAM 3072 MB) 9.18.0013.4788

  • thunderCthunderC miami flMember RarePosts: 957
    Originally posted by Anireth
    Numerical score? i understand that for things like 3DMark etc., but a game benchmark should give me the lowest, highest and average FPS, everything else is superfluous, and if it doesn't show FPS the benchmark part is usless. And if they do mean FPS...then they should actually say so. FPS is not a random numerical score.

    They give you your average FPS at the end of the benchmark.... Chill dude

  • thunderCthunderC miami flMember RarePosts: 957
    Scored at 7100 with 50 fps avg on dx11 with all settings maxed. 8350fx & 7950 3gb, far from a High end rig so this game is obviously very well optimized.
  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHMember RarePosts: 8,762
    A 1.6gb download?  No thanks.  Must be some benchmark tool lol.
  • 1000111010110001110101 Member UncommonPosts: 20
    Whet.  Whet your appetite...
  • justmemyselfandijustmemyselfandi Higbee, MOMember UncommonPosts: 559

    My ancient PC got a score of 5187 @ 1920x1080 DX11 on "Maximum" setting, with a "Very High" result. Have no idea what the FPS was, but I know it was smooth as butter while watching it. lol

    Edit: found the FPS. "Average framerate of 40.570"

     

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  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORMember UncommonPosts: 5,614


    Originally posted by Torval
    I don't play the game, but it's fun to run benchmarks and I got a new PC so I wanted to see how it ran.FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward BenchmarkTested on: 4/27/2015 2:10:01 PMScore: 9870Average Frame Rate: 76.459Performance: Extremely High -Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.Loading Times by Scene  Scene #1    1.072 sec  Scene #2    5.124 sec  Scene #3    4.163 sec  Scene #4    3.829 sec  Scene #5    3.608 sec  Scene #6    1.459 secTotal Loading Time    19.256 secScreen Size: 1920x1080Screen Mode: Full ScreenDirectX Version: 11Graphics Presets: MaximumSystemWindows 8.1 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9600.winblue_r9.150322-1500)Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz16303.586MBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (VRAM 3072 MB) 9.18.0013.4788
    How much does a rig like that cost these days?
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 15,370
    Originally posted by Foomerang
      Originally posted by Torval
    I don't play the game, but it's fun to run benchmarks and I got a new PC so I wanted to see how it ran.
      FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward BenchmarkTested on: 4/27/2015 2:10:01 PMScore: 9870Average Frame Rate: 76.459Performance: Extremely High -Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.Loading Times by Scene  Scene #1    1.072 sec  Scene #2    5.124 sec  Scene #3    4.163 sec  Scene #4    3.829 sec  Scene #5    3.608 sec  Scene #6    1.459 secTotal Loading Time    19.256 sec Screen Size: 1920x1080Screen Mode: Full ScreenDirectX Version: 11Graphics Presets: Maximum SystemWindows 8.1 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9600.winblue_r9.150322-1500)Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz16303.586MBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (VRAM 3072 MB) 9.18.0013.4788
    How much does a rig like that cost these days?

    I paid $1500. Here is the exact model on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-AG3-605-UR11-Gaming-Desktop/dp/B00R7R1SZU. I bought mine from Fry's in Wilsonville though.

    I've been really happy with it. The only problem I've had is with the Nvidia driver and the 970. The 970 is fine, but the current driver sometimes causes a hard kernel fault with some games and alt-tabbing out of full screen.

  • SignexSignex NetherlandsMember UncommonPosts: 160
    Can't believe my score is right under a GTX970 with 2x 580 in SLI, i'm at Score 9660. :)

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  • fyerwallfyerwall Member UncommonPosts: 3,240

    Not too bad on max settings with a 6 year old PC and new vid card. 

    My step son will be getting this PC in a month once I build my new PC. This works out great for him as he plays FFXIV with a couple of his friends and his current PC (The one the came before this one) was about 4 years old when I built this PC. The game runs like poo on it.

     

    FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward Benchmark

    Tested on: 5/4/2015 10:00:26 AM

    Score: 10164

    Average Frame Rate: 81.305

    Performance: Extremely High

     -Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

    Loading Times by Scene

      Scene #1 4.879 sec

      Scene #2 21.778 sec

      Scene #3 9.118 sec

      Scene #4 10.076 sec

      Scene #5 8.364 sec

      Scene #6 4.250 sec

    Total Loading Time 58.468 sec

     

    Screen Size: 1920x1080

    Screen Mode: Full Screen

    DirectX Version: 11

    Graphics Presets: Maximum

     

    System

    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.150316-1654)

    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz

    16375.168MB

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (VRAM 3072 MB) 9.18.0013.5012

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  • justmemyselfandijustmemyselfandi Higbee, MOMember UncommonPosts: 559
    Even with my 5187 score that says I can only run "very high", I'm  running the game itself with everything maxed  ( only turned off blur because I hate the "motion blur" in all games, there's nothing "natural" about it at all ) and I'm using Nvidia DSR to downsample from 2560x1440 to 1920x1080 and still stay around 40fps even in dungeons. I gotta give SE credit for finally optimizing the hell out of the game. I remember when it first launched I couldn't run medium settings without stuttering to hell and back. :p
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