Final Fantasy IV PC Technical Review

Company: Square Enix, Eidos Interactive
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: September 23rd, 2014

Introduction, setup, requirements

The classic JRPG Final Fantasy IV originally launched on the Super Nintendo way back in 1991. Since then it's had a long list of re-releases and remakes, the latest of which is the Steam version, which is based on the portable remake.

If you're curious on how the games fares in terms of PC features and performance, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.6 RC
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Storage: 750MB
    • Video Card: DirectX 10