FINAL FANTASY XIV Online

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online

ghostmourn Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:49am
Direct X 9 VS 11 performance?
Just reinstalling and noticed the Dx-11 option in launcher Config.
Anyone know if the fps performance hit is worth the benefits?
Last edited by ghostmourn; Aug 30, 2015 @ 8:49am
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KeybladeBanditJing Aug 30, 2015 @ 10:19am 
My FPS is actually HIGHER in DX11 than 9. Aside from that, the view distance is higher, textures are sharper, and weather effects are a lot more detailed.
Gabby Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:10am 
It depends on the settings you choose and your system, DX11 is supposed to be more optimized so a bunch of people are experiencing a gain in FPS, not a hit.

If you turn on a bunch of the new graphic features DX11 offers though, you'll take a hit. All in all, not using DX11 is the worse choice, because with the base graphics options you have with DX9 it should actually run better.
ghostmourn Aug 30, 2015 @ 11:30am 
cool, thanks for the answers ++rep :steamhappy:
Nei Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:08pm 
It depends on your GPU
Nvidia GPUs gain a boost on DX11 while AMD GPUs suffer on DX11

if you plan on playing DX12 games AMD GPUs may be better according to some benchmark but I'm not sure if it's accurate enough
Last edited by Nei; Aug 30, 2015 @ 12:10pm
Asphe Aug 30, 2015 @ 7:11pm 
Originally posted by Ghostmourn:
Just reinstalling and noticed the Dx-11 option in launcher Config.
Anyone know if the fps performance hit is worth the benefits?

Usually it's not a hit. You will tend to get lower performance in DX9 compared to DX11 [unless you have a card that doesn't support DX11... in which case it's probably old enough that you have other performance issues]. Or you have an AMD card / with older drivers.

Much of the difference isn't so much DX9 vs 11 as the DX11 client being better optimised.

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Why don't you just try it out?

Log into the game and find a spot that has few/no players around and look at your FPS (go to the System Configuration menu, you should see a number around the top-right, that's your 'fps counter'.)

Now log off, and switch to DX11.

Log back in and compare your FPS numbers.

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