Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition PC Performance Review

Graphical Quality Comparison - Part 2

Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition PC Demo Performance Review

Graphical Quality Comparison  

Again we see that Low settings provide us with an overly bright image which appears rather dull and monotone, especially when looking at the grassy hills. Moving to the game's medium settings we don't just see more grass, but we see some much-needed contrast, with lighting that makes the game look a lot more alive than previously. 

An increase in texture detail can also be noted, as well as an increase in shadow resolution. Thankfully the shadows are diffused at low settings, as this avoids a lot of jaggies, though the shadows are by no means pretty. In all, Average settings achieve a much more pleasing visual result.     


(Low VS Average)

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At high we can see a lot more foliage in the medium distance, as well as another increase in shadow resolution, giving the game a lot more aesthetic appeal. 

Shadow casting is the biggest improvement here, with much sharper edges and a greater draw distance for high-resolution shadow casting. 



(Average VS High)

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At the game's highest preset we can finally see the impact of the game's Geomapping effect, which uses tessellation to give a three-dimensional look to this sandy area, allowing the game's shadows to deform more realistically over it to deliver surprisingly detailed visuals.  



(High VS Highest)

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When using Final Fantasy XV's GameWorks setting we can see again that in-game grass gains a lot of additional detail while ambient occlusion becomes more detailed and shadow edges become slightly more diffuse. 

Nothing in this scene is affected by HairWorks. 



(Highest VS Highest + GameWorks)

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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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