FF14 Minimum / Recommended Requirements – Benchmarked Guide

Maybe you haven’t heard of the new mmo called final fantasy 14 well its going to be pretty much a major successor to the old game ff11. Well the big question most gamers have is if they can play it. Yes there is a minimum requirements of : Windows XP/Vista/7, Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 15GB HDD space, NVIDIA GeForce 9600 512MB or ATI Radeon HD 2900 512MB and DirectX 9. However the problem many gamers have is minimun alot of companies will make lower than they should be just to help boost sales for thier game.

When it comes to the recommended requirements sometimes those could be considered the minimum requirements for final fantasy xiv because if you cant play the game smoothly then you are probably going to not have very much fun in choppy areas in the game. So if you want the recommended requirements which are considered by many to be the minimum requirements then you need. Operating System Windows 7 32-bit / 64-bit * Processor Intel® Core™ i7 (2.66 GHz) or faster Memory 4 GB or more Storage Install: 15 GB or more Download: 6 GB or more Video NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 with 768 MB VRAM or equivalent Sound DirectSound® compatible sound card (DirectX® 9.0c or higher) Internet Broadband Internet connection Resolution 1280 x 720 or higher; 32-bit DirectX® DirectX® 9.0c Controls Mouse, Keyboard, Gamepad.

Now lets go into a little benchmark with someone thats around the recommended requirements and what the game play looks for them. The computer being used is going to be a Quad core 2.9ghz GTS 250 4GB ram 860mhz 1TB HDD 32-bit O/S. The game was recorded with fraps and they where going for a 40 frames per second. This seemed pretty fluid for game play you can see it does still have a few hiccups here and there but that is minimal and its going off of a in game video and not a pre rendered video so thats pretty damn good for showing the game in action.

Well we hope that gives you a good insight to ffxiv minimum and recommended requirements and also what the frames per second you are looking at with a computer around the minimum requirements.

50 Responses to “FF14 Minimum / Recommended Requirements – Benchmarked Guide”

  1. bagiboxi says:


  2. Trouterr says:

    my pc is an acer and here is what it says : home premium 64 bit : amd athlon 2 X2 -215 dual core processor : 4gb ddr2 : 750 gb : dvd super multi drive : 9200 integragted nvidia geforce WILL IT WORK WITH THIS?

  3. PaRkJuN says:

    @miscriant PC will be released in September and PS3 will release on March 2011*

  4. miscriant says:

    dude when does this come out ??? and will the ps3 version come out the same time as the pc version?

  5. sartonnis says:

    @ExtendedWeekend Which Macbook is it? I’m assuming the 2010 model. If it is, then you could maybe attempt it with everything toned down. Any lower model would have an even harder time running it. Also, the vram really doesn’t matter all that much unless you’re playing on high resolutions.

  6. ExtendedWeekend says:

    I have a MacBook
    2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 667 MGz DDR2 SDRAM

    Is that good enough

  7. DancinRic says:

    im having flashbacks to when i played Orphen Scion of Sorcery

  8. GringoSon says:

    @cequiaa same here hahaah i hope the actuall game has stuff like that in it as well =D

  9. Ad4m89 says:

    @luckylpf ah k 🙂

  10. ffxidigitalguy says:

    @drakegroth One component that’s typically overlooked in most computers is your hard drive. I would recommend a WD Raptor as your primary. I know with the FFXI benchmark I had seen over 1500 added to my score just based on that. As for your processor 4 and 6 core can actually hurt some gaming performance. I’m not sure if FFXIV will support anything past dual core at this point.

  11. luckylpf says:

    @Ad4m89 My question was in regards to him having 4 gigs of memory in a 32bit operating system. If you were not aware 32bit OS only addresses 3.2gb not all of the 4 gigs. On a side note, run any modern game, even crysis and take a look at your task manager. There are very very few games that actually utilize more than 2GB of ram at any given time. I do agree with the fact that more is better though 🙂

  12. Ad4m89 says:

    @luckylpf APB needs 4gb ram to run smooth, i can see all new mmos needing it

  13. TheGamerFrank says:

    1 TeraByte HDD? O_O

  14. avejvoda1 says:

    think its time for you to get a new comp haha bad jump lag in there

  15. drakegroth says:

    Is it mainly the graphics card that determines how well you do? I have a Quad core 2.8GHZ processor, 8 gigs of ram, windows 7, and my crappy ATI Radeon HD 4350. I scored so low 602. Any help?

  16. spiritreapr says:

    wat r u guys talking about with the benchmarks and stuff…? and was this actual gameplay too?

  17. SuperKimari says:

    Iv just done the benchmark test and scored 4564 on low and 3455 on high, can’t wait till the game comes out now!!

  18. akaguardian00 says:

    @Helios89Zg Like he said running fraps kills your performance plus he susing vista. vista being resource heavy like it is kills performance on pcs as much or just slightly less then using fraps. but hes also using a video card that isnt the great choice when benchmarking. He would probably get 500 points more had he used a gtx 260 or 275.

  19. 7Angel7Vasquez7 says:

    i cant wiat until ps xbox and nintendo go broke, games are gettin gay

  20. nicelogin2 says:

    @KitB2K9 Sorry, my mistake. Look for DirectX 9.0c.

  21. KitB2K9 says:

    @nicelogin2 i dont have a DivX Player should i download it from google??

  22. nicelogin2 says:

    @KitB2K9 I believe your DivX Player is not the most up-to-date. Try getting the latest download may solve this problem.

  23. KitB2K9 says:

    it wont let me play this benchmark it say the d3dx_41.dll is missing pls help !!!!

  24. cequiaa says:

    “They’re running away! Now they’re coming back!”

    That probably shouldn’t make me laugh as much as it does, ha ha.

  25. SunBreaker6 says:

    I bet that this online game will have bright future ahead of it.

  26. Xylogeist says:

    Its most definitely NOT going to 360.

  27. emodemon11 says:

    its meh i still like ff7 ff10 and ff12 best

  28. kreidas says:

    There is a real weakness in this game…as in the beta stage. BTW this trailer is 1 of 3 openings.

  29. Antrix32 says:



  30. Antrix32 says:


    Its not on 360 actually, only PC and ps3 lul

  31. Antrix32 says:


    FF14 is like FF11 with better grahpics..seriously..try the beta, im not kidding

  32. Anoush13 says:

    MMO RPG games were always only on PC, but PS3 is showing that it can change that! PS3 can truly do everything :]

  33. VoidEternal says:

    As long as it’s not as slow as FF11, I’ll be happy.

    WoW, Age of Conan, Aion. Those were fun games, and I actually felt active while playing them. FF11… My god it dragged so much ass.

  34. PrinceOF9Imagination says:

    can i play this game offline?????

  35. donriel2710 says:

    If Final Fantasy 7 was the best one, then I can’t wait for 17

  36. bigballz81 says:

    wow an this is 4 ps3 sweet ass game cant wait

  37. prinny081 says:

    @Amabar what games? we got heavy rain, god of war 3, uncharted, modnation racers and littlebigplanet 2, killzone 3, resistance 3 is coming up. all i see from u this year is alan wake which i played and sucked balls. dont try ur halo talk on me cause i found that boring as well lol

  38. Amabar says:

    @prinny081 It’ll be on the 360, because there are more people on xbox live. Sorry your small mind can’t grasp that. Also what makes people that own a 360 pricks? Is it because we actually have games to play this year?

  39. prinny081 says:

    it better not be on 360. square enix sure pissed alot of fans when they sold ff13 out to 360 pricks.

  40. connell256 says:

    i hate FF and anything remotely the same but i want to give this one a go. But then i realised its going to be a “pay to play” game. Now im never gunna get it.

  41. Jessebied says:

    @VidioPerdente I hope it doesn’t!

  42. MrIndoorsman says:

    Had no luck getting into the beta? Check out my video, I’ve got several keys left to give out!

  43. carlosdajoke says:

    its funny i like anime but i hate MMORPG

  44. grandlittleturk says:

    i think its only right its only on ps3 and pc chose sont and final fantasy have been going for a long time so its the right thing to do

  45. Nightlive5 says:

    @VidioPerdente when they came out with the first trailer and teaser information, Square Enix and Sony both confirmed it was a PS3 exclusive

  46. Iserya says:

    like always this game surely fonna be PTP -.-

  47. St1ckm3npwn says:

    soo whens it coming out>?

  48. arsmcvy says:

    japanese + european= Final Fantasy.

  49. gabelo01 says:

    what in the world is the name of the beginning song i WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. yonashy says:

    ok wtf there just game systems if its not on em you know ppl are just gona use pc and mac >.> and other computer types