Square Enix has updated the official Final Fantasy XV benchmark test place with benchmark results from the upcoming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards. much to the chagrin of reviewers slavishly adhering to Nvidia’s strict embargoes.
The Final Fantasy XV benchmark results page can be viewed in its entirety here, showcasing exactly how Nvidia’s new GPUs stack up against the competition. It should be said that these benchmark results are based on the current version of Final Fantasy XV which doesn't have DLSS support. This could drastically improve the frame rates of both Nvidia RTX graphics cards.
Naturally, we’ll begin right at the top with Final Fantasy XV 4K benchmarks at High-Quality graphics preset. Here, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti comes out on top of the pack, making the RTX 2080 Ti the fastest gaming GPU in the world right now. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti scores 5844 in FFXV 4K High benchmarks, compared to 5273 for the Nvidia Titan V.
The RTX 2080 Ti’s real competition is the previous-gen GeForce GTX 1080 Ti though, and it’s got a fairly decent performance advantage. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti scores 5844 compared to 4442 for the GTX 1080 Ti. This means, in Final Fantasy XV at least, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is 31.5% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.
As for the GeForce RTX 2080, this is a GPU that’s much more on the level of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. In the same benchmark, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 achieves a score of 4624 versus the 1080 Ti’s 4442, giving the new GPU a 4% performance advantage over Nvidia’s current flagship. Considering you can pick up a GTX 1080 Ti for quite a bit cheaper than an RTX 2080 right now though, this perhaps isn’t anything to write home about.
Final Fantasy XV GeForce RTX 20 Series 4K Benchmarks
The benchmark scores represent the total number of frames rendered during the benchmark test. The benchmark is 100 seconds long, so slice the last two digits off a score and you've got the average frames per second. For example, in the 4K benchmark below, the RTX 2080 Ti achieves an average 58fps.
At 1440p it’s a fairly similar story, albeit the performance gap between the RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 compared to the GTX 1080 Ti shrinking to 23% and 4% respectively. In terms of Nvidia's core GPU line-up, both the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and the GeForce GTX 2080 top anything in the GTX 10 Series. The performance gains shrink the lower the resolution though, so these first and foremost are GPUs aimed squarely at the 4K market.
Final Fantasy XV GeForce RTX 20 Series 1440p Benchmarks
For those of you sat with a current GeForce GTX 10 Series GPU who are perhaps pondering an upgrade, the price is going to be a key driving factor in which way most people lean. Neither of the RTX 20 Series graphics cards are going to be cheap. Despite Nvidia's bogus MSRP claims, the GeForce RTX 2080 is $799 and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is an eye-watering $1199. So how does the price to performance compare to what's currently available?
GeForce RTX 20 Series Price to Performance Comparison
|Price||4K Score||4K Relative Performance||4K Price to Performance||1440p Score||1440p Relative Performance||1440p Price to Performance|
|GeForce RTX 2080 Ti||$1199||5844||100%||$0.19 Per Point||10030||100%||$0.12 Per Point|
|GeForce RTX 2080||$799||4624||79%||$0.17 Per Point||8130||81%||$0.10 Per Point|
|GeForce GTX 1080 Ti||$699||4442||76%||$0.16 Per Point||7796||78%||$0.09 Per Point|
|GeForce GTX 1080||$549||3395||58%||$0.16 Per Point||6107||61%||$0.09 Per Point|
Unsurprisingly, the cheaper the graphics card, the better the price to performance ratio. It's certainly worth bearing in mind the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti only delivers 4% slower performance than the RTX 2080 though, particularly considering the $100 price difference. Shop around and can easily find a GTX 1080 Ti for $650 too, or potentially even cheaper if you get lucky in a sale. The downside is you'll be missing out on all that ray-traced goodness though, as well as the impact of Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). This uses the RTX's Tensor Cores for a smart AI-based anti-aliasing solution that could dramatically improve performance and picture quality.
There's not long to go until we find out plenty more about the GeForce RTX 20 Series though, with reviews set to drop this coming Wednesday, September 19th.