Gamers Nexus warns against use of Final Fantasy XV benchmark

Posted on Monday, Feb 05 2018 @ 10:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gamers Nexus took the new Final Fantasy XV benchmark for a spin and concludes it's one of the most misleading tests they've seen in recent history. In his article, Steve Burke warns the benchmark is unreliable and should not be used to determine component value. The site discovered the benchmark is incomplete, inconsistent, uses improper GameWorks settings, and does not cull all unnecessary objects. It looks like Square Enix rushed out this benchmark, and the result isn't good.
As it stands now, this benchmark is functionally useless as a means of determining component value. It is bereft of realism and plagued with, at best, optimization issues. We hope that this changes with the final game release; again, the benchmark is just 3.7GB, and the game will exceed 100GB. The point, though, is that the benchmark is likely unrepresentative of the final game, and therefore useless outside of synthetic testing and academic studies of performance.


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