Character creation benchmark now available for Final Fantasy XIV

It's a world of man-cats.

You don’t know when the next (and final) beta test is starting for Final Fantasy XIV. That’s a bad thing, because it means you’re going through a fair bit of withdrawal. And while nothing can really fix the fact that you want to be playing but can’t, being able to play around with the character creator might at least help take the edge off. Which you can do today, as the newest benchmark and character creator is now available on the official site.

Aside from offering another chance to test your computer’s performance against the game, the new benchmark will allow you to create a new character. It also allows you to save the appearance data from that new character, which can be loaded up again in the launch version or the benchmark for further tweaking. So you could have your character ready to go the moment the game goes live later this month.




Average Framerate:16.225

Screen Size: 1920×1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: *Custom

*Note: Based on the sample resolution given which is fairly high.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT  (VRAM 4069 MB) 9.18.0013.2049

…which is actually surprisingly good when my machine is well over 5 years old.

The settings will likely be lower if I choose to run this game on this current machine. So good news: I don’t to run out and purchase the Hal 9000 series to run FFXIV ARR if I choose to play it. <3

I’ll be poking around with other settings in the meantime.




Average Framerate:79.456

Performance:Extremely High

Screen Size: 1920×1080

Screen Mode: Full Screen

Graphics Presets: Maximum


Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504)

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti(VRAM 4038 MB) 9.18.0013.2641