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The Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Official Benchmark is the third official benchmark for the PC version of Final Fantasy XIV, released on April 28, 2017. This benchmark features content from Stormblood. Unlike the previous benchmark programs, only DirectX 11 is supported.
An updated demo of the character creation mode is included in the benchmark. The full benchmark is 1.89 GB in .ZIP format and requires 2.16 GB free disk space to install.
The Benchmark Scores
Starting the benchmark will cause a cutscene to play. Once the cutscene has completed, a score will be displayed. The score represents how well Final Fantasy XIV is estimated to run on that PC.
|7000 or higher
Extremely High Performance
|Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.|
Very High Performance
|Easily capable of running the game. Should perform exceptionally well, even at higher resolutions.|
|Easily capable of running the game. Should perform well, even at higher resolutions.|
Fairly High Performance
|Capable of running the game on default settings. Consider switching to a higher resolution depending on performance.|
|Capable of running the game on default settings.|
Slightly Low Performance
|Capable of running the game, but will experience slowdown. Adjusting settings may improve performance.|
|Capable of running the game, but will experience considerable slowdown. Adjusting settings is unlikely to improve performance.|
|1000 or lower
|Does not meet specifications for running the game.|
Like the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark and Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Official Benchmark, a character creation tool is included with the benchmark. It has been updated to include all hairstyle options added up to Patch 3.55, as well as previewing two new hairstyles to be included in 4.0.
The player may choose either to create a new character or to load existing character data from Final Fantasy XIV or the earlier benchmark programs. Character data saved with this tool can later be used in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood for player character/Retainer character creation.
Whereas the original benchmark depicted the player character as a paladin and Heavensward benchmark depicted the player character as a dragoon, this new benchmark depicts them as a monk and later switching to the new samurai job. As before, a default Hyur male character is available for use. The outfit options this time features a variety of gear sets, many of them from Heavensward content and Veterans' Rewards. Note if any of the Monk Artifact gear sets were selected, the character will change to the Samurai artifact armor in the second half of the benchmark.