Learn to use tool that evaluates PC for Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV will be available for download on PCs (via Steam) on March 6, ending a wait of more than a year for fans of the series who have the computer as a gaming platform. Originally released in 2016, the open-world RPG features one of the most beautiful looks in the entire franchise, a potential that of course will be even more present in the new release.

To allow players to get ready for launch and, above all, find out how the game will run on their machines, Square Enix has released a free benchmark tool for Final Fantasy XV. Through it, a small non-playable sample of the title runs on the PC, so that the user can find the best possible combination for their machine.

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In this tutorial, know all the options of the tool and also how to know the best way to run Final Fantasy XV on your computer.

Final Fantasy XV arrives in PC version on March 6


Step 1. Access the official Final Fantasy XV benchmark website. At the bottom of the page, click the download button.

Download Final Fantasy XV benchmark is free

Step 2. Unzip the downloaded file, which has 3.6 GB, and run the "ffxvbench_installer.exe". Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

Just follow the steps for installing the Final Fantasy XV benchmark to happen

Step 3. Click the icon that appears in the Start menu or desktop of the computer to start the test.

Final Fantasy XV Benchmark Appears on the Start or Desktop Menu


Different options can be configured in the Final Fantasy XV benchmark

The initial screen of the test released by Square Enix displays all the options that allow you to find the best possible configuration of Final Fantasy XV on each PC. Here, for example, you can select the resolution as well as the graphics quality, as well as whether the game will run in a Windowed Mode or Fullscreen Mode.

The "Lite" setting is the most basic, with low-resolution shadows and reflections, and less detailed textures. Already "Standard" is the default, which performs the test according to the recommended settings for running Final Fantasy XV. Finally, the "High" option will display the game's maximum visual visual potential, and features advanced effects processing, hair and other details that are only available on NVIDIA video cards.

Score indicates compatibility index with the requirements of Final Fantasy XV

To start the test, just click on "Start" and scenes of the game will run for six minutes. Over this time, a score will start to increase in the left corner of the screen, indicating the level of compatibility of your PC with the settings chosen on the home screen. The higher the index, the better your computer will behave with the game.

It is not possible to play Final Fantasy XV during the test. To exit before the end of the benchmark, simply press the Esc key, while the Alt + Enter combination toggles between full screen and windowed options.


At the end of the tests, a general score will be displayed. It indicates the compatibility of your computer with the settings you have chosen. The numbers can be understood as follows:

Numeric result indicates ability to run Final Fantasy XV on PC '

  • 0 to 1999, Insufficient : your computer does not have the minimum requirements to run the game with the chosen settings
  • 2000 to 2499, Low : it will be possible to play, but with inferior quality in scenarios, characters and textures, besides several falls in the frame rate
  • 2500 to 2999, Relatively Low : it is possible to play with acceptable performance and inferior quality
  • 3000 to 4499, Default : Your computer can run the game in its basic configuration
  • 4500 to 5999, Relatively High : The game will run in a basic way, but with a higher frame rate or slightly better visuals
  • 6000 to 8999, High : your machine is capable of running the game in high quality
  • 9000 to 11999, Very High : The computer can achieve high frame counts per second, great quality levels or higher resolutions, albeit with some necessary settings
  • 12000 or higher: your machine is capable of running Final Fantasy XV at maximum graphics capacity, resolution and frame rate

You can retake the test as many times as necessary, reducing resolutions or visual quality to get the best result possible. Once the quality is satisfactory, be sure to save the result and settings so that they are applied again when Final Fantasy XV finally reaches the PCs.

Official requirements

On powerful PCs, Final Fantasy XV can run in 4K resolution

These are the settings released by Square Enix for the PC version of Final Fantasy XV:

Minimum requirements - 720p at 30 fps

  • CPU Intel Core i5-2500 (3.3 GHz or higher) / AMD FX-6100 (3.3 GHz or higher)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, GTX 1050 or Radeon R9 280 video card
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 64-bit
  • 100 GB of disk space

Recommended Requirements - 1080p at 30 fps

  • CPU Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4 GHz or higher) / AMD FX-8350 (3.4 GHz or higher)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB VRAM) or Radeon RX 480 video card
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 / 8.1 / 10 64-bit
  • 100 GB of disk space

Specifications 4K HDR - 2160p at 30fps or 1440p 60fps

  • CPU Intel Core i7-7700 (3.6GHz or higher) / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (3.6GHz or higher)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti video card, AMD equivalent (no features exclusive) or higher
  • 16 GB of RAM
  • Windows 10 64-bit with last update
  • 155 GB of disk space

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