The benchmark software for FINAL FANTASY XIV: HEAVENSWARD is now available. The software allows players to benchmark their PCs to get an idea of performance they can expect in the upcoming expansion. The software takes users through a variety of locations in Ishgard, and gives us a first look at some of the new dungeons, abilities and equipment coming in the expansion pack. The option to benchmark in both DirectX 9 and the new DirectX 11 engine is available, with a variety of settings that can be configured.
The software also features a character creation portion, allowing users a first look at the customisation options available for the new playable race, the Au Ra.
SQUARE ENIX have released a bunch of screenshots from the benchmark, which you can find below. Additionally, the benchmark can be downloaded directly from the following page: