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Final Fantasy XIV benchmarks

Endwalker and Dawntrail benchmarks

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Final Fantasy XIV is a somewhat lightweight game. It work run well on lowest tier non-gaming hardware but it will run on some modern iGPU systems that allow for light gaming. If you are planning upgrades or some new purchases check the recommendations below:

For laptops in like first half of 2022 we expect new Intel and AMD chips that will bring new DDR5 memory as well as improved integrated graphics (RDNA2 based on Rembrandt Ryzens) so if you don't have to buy now you can wait at least till CES 2022 in January to see what new platforms offer. Existing laptops will see some sales so you can decide - buy something existing now or wait for next generation equipment.

On desktop Intel and AMD are neck and neck, with Intel i5 becoming the best value (Intel Alder Lake non-K is still to be released at the time of writing this article while AMD is cutting some prices on Zen 3 CPUs). Graphics cards are really hard to come by so some people are opting for Ryzen APUs to play on the iGPU and add dGPU later on. Some APUs can be bought as is but Zen 3 ones are pretty much only in pre-built PCs (which quality may vary).

Some pre-built PCs/nettops (small form factor) can have a entry level dGPU while still sanely priced - like a GTX 1660.