The Windows version of FF14 will use DirectX 9 and have support for Windows 7, 64 bit operating systems and multi-core processors. The game is designed with current high-end PCs in mind as the developers want the game to still look good in five years time. The graphics will be designed for the PC and then altered to fit the console versions, suggesting the PC version will look better in certain areas. One difference is that the console version will only be 720p, whereas the PC version will have a variety of resolutions including 1080p. The game will support 3D and multiple screens.
Minimum System Requirements
In order to run Final Fantasy 14 you will need to have a minimum of the following capabilities:
- Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2GHz.
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 512MB or ATI Radeon HD 2900 512MB and DirectX 9.
- Memory: 2GB of RAM.
- Disk Space: 15GB.
Final Fantasy XIV will run on this hardware but not smoothly. You may experience low FPS, especially with other players around. Visual settings will most likely have to be set to minimum.
Recommended System Requirements
- Operating System: Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit.
- Processor: Intel Core i7 2.66GHz or higher, or Phenom II X6 1055T
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or better with VRAM 768MB or more and DirectX 9, or Radeon HD 5830
- Memory: 4GB of RAM.
- Disk Space: 15GB.
These recommended requirements are based on the following settings:
|Window Size and Display Mode||1280×720 (720p) (Windowed)|
|Depth of Field||ON|
|Buffer Size||Window Size|
Do note however that the game allows for much better graphics so having an even better PC will certainly not hurt.
Is My PC Good Enough?
It’s very rarely that a game developer released their own benchmark tool, but Square Enix fortunately has one the official website. If you intend to play Final Fantasy XIV it’s highly recommended you first check whether your system is fully compatible.