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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward is the first full-blown expansion to Square Enix's MMORPG. Heavensward raises the level cap in Final Fantasy XIV to 60, as well as introducing new Primals, dungeons, high end raids, and jobs. There will also be an as-yet-undisclosed new race to play as, while players will able to build airships to explore Ishgard and beyond. The areas in Heavensward are far larger than those seen in the base game, with the expansion focusing on the Dragonsong War, a thousand-year conflict between Ishgard and Dravania.
Low vs Ultra Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Screenshot Comparison.
What FPS does a GeForce GTX 1060 get @ 1080p?

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Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

GeForce GTX 1060

Low Vs Ultra GeForce GTX 1060 Performance Review

Viewing the performance found on the 4 year old GeForce GTX 1060 while playing Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward we quickly see it can get a very strong 162 FPS. With that performance recorded at 1920x1080 res when running High graphics.

As this is a relatively powerful GPU, especially when comparing it to Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward rec requirements, it would make more sense if you pushed it up to 1440p or 4K, where even at Ultra 4K graphics settings the GeForce GTX 1060 will still get a solid 53 FPS.

To summarise, GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards can smoothly run this game, but what Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward screen resolution would you like to run with? While you can get 53 FPS with 4K Ultra you can increase your frame rate to 88 FPS in Ultra 1440p and up to 116 FPS with 1080p. Pricing this on a frame per frame around the graphics cards original price it will cost $2.15 per 1080p Ultra frame. This increases to $2.83 per frame at 1440p Ultra and even more with 4K Ultra at $4.70 per frame.

GeForce GTX 1060 Cost Per FPS @ 1080p for Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward

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