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The upcoming sequel to Square Enix's Final Fantasy XVI was revealed during Sony's latest PlayStation 5 Showcase event. Not many details were revealed, but it was announced that more details will come in 2021.
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Final Fantasy XVI 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 24th Oct 2020

What is the best PC to buy for Final Fantasy XVI? This is where our curated PC build coverage today will find us listing out today’s best priced computer hardware and peripherals to meet the demands that a game like Final Fantasy XVI might put on the gaming PC. Of course our sights are set on returning a good level expereince on the best graphics possible, viewed through a 1080p monitor resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

This title falls in the RPG, Action genre category, which itself can influence the type of hardware we might consider for this build. Something we sometimes dont consider is that the game would be developed in 2018 and therefore on hardware from around that period of time. We can also assume that hardware from around that period would be part of the targeted hardware, in terms of performance, by the developers, as they provide graphical options for the hardware capabilities available. It is currently not on our list of most demanding games. Also it is falling outside of our most popular games list at the moment. With this info in hand to help guide our hardware build choices we will now select today’s best priced components that meet these game characteristics.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Final Fantasy XVI PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$214.39
Graphics Card
$529.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$50.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$59.96
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
Sceptre E225W 22 inch 75Hz 5ms
$84.97
Keyboard
HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless
$69.99
Mouse
PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons
$13.99
Headset
HyperX Cloud Stinger
$30.99
Final Fantasy XVI PC Build Total Price $1,599.20
Rig
9.9
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $0.61, was previously $1,599.81.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Final Fantasy XVI PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Final Fantasy XVI at 1080p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $529.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this graphics card was on 18th Feb 2020 where we saw it for $529.99. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $99.96, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game.

Our PC build has 8GB of onboard card memory to act as an image data store between the GPU and CPU. At this resolution the game will need at least 4GB of VRAM from our PC build. So with the selected GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB we have met that graphical requirement.

Selecting The Right Final Fantasy XVI 1080p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 7 2700X that has the best price to performance position today, at $214.39. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $99, which we noticed it on 7th Jul 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Final Fantasy XVI experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1080p resolution.

Today the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 competitively costs $53.99, which provides it a place in our build today. We have checked the mobo prices and found that on 25th Jun 2020, this motherboard was priced at a low of $53.99.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Final Fantasy XVI At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Final Fantasy XVI built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $50.99 and will complement the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB and Ryzen 7 2700X selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1080p ultra settings. The cheapest system memory price for Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz was recorded as $49.99, and this was on 9th Jan 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Final Fantasy XVI

Our PC build can run Final Fantasy XVI at High graphics settings comfortably, returning a 1080p FPS of 88 and we would expect an average of 63 FPS on Ultra with the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB, Ryzen 7 2700X combo we have put into this computer.

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PC Build Research Area

Final Fantasy XVI
GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB

Other Popular Game 1080p Ultra Custom PC Builds

If this 1080p build was to run Final Fantasy XVI at 1440p Ultra, by increasing its screen size, then the FPS it would return on High would be around an average of 67 FPS. At Ultra we expect the average to be 48.

How this build performs for other popular games

We should check some other games performance with our Final Fantasy XVI PC. Looking at some other popular games today, to see how the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB and this setup will run on 1080p. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is expected to return 82 FPS when run on Ultra which increases to around 115 frames per second on High. Watch Dogs Legion would return 88 FPS on Ultra and then go up to 123 FPS at High settings. With Assassins Creed: Valhalla we expect 60 FPS running at Ultra settings and 88 frames on High settings.

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An Alternative Final Fantasy XVI Graphics Card Option for 1080p

If you are wanting a graphics choice from the other team then our suggestion would be the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT PowerColor Dual Fan 8GB video card, currently priced at $379.99. This option has a performance of 8% worse when compared to the GeForce RTX 2080 Asus Dual OC 8GB and completely capable of offering a good gpu alternative.