Originally Posted by ComputerRestore http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/benchmark/
If anyone is interested here is a very cpu intensive and well threaded benchmark. It doesn't seem to have full Crossfire or SLI support yet, but it's still cool to see more of the next gen of games.
I thought it was relevant because of how many threads it can support.
Run normally (max settings, 1080), got this:
CPU hung around 20-25%, peaked at 32%
And at the lowest possible settings, to try and force as much CPU usage as possible, I got this:
It hung around 30-35% usage most of the time, and peaked at 40%.
And of course, no fullscreen means no crossfire.
I mean, to put it in prespective, I do have a 40% Overclock. Someone with a stock 8320 is looking at 40-50% CPU usage. The CPU could stay in a medium C'n'Q state and still be able to play just fine. Props to Square, I did see usage across all cores, and that's good on the 8300's for keeping power usage down, but it's hardly a demanding game for our CPUs. Stock 4300's would have no problem maxing out the game. you'd have to step down to i3's to start feeling the burn, even with an OC'd 6970 behind it.
As a followup, yes, it did max my 6970 at 940/1450 for a while. Not all the time, but for parts of it.Edited by KyadCK - 2/23/13 at 12:18am