Unprotected version of Final Fantasy XV loads faster

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  1. TheSarge

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    FFXV's minimum RAM requirement is 8GB but the recommended RAM req is 16 so you're right, the game would likely rum better with 16 GB instead of 8. As we all know, running on a rig with the minimum reqs is always going to give you sub-par perf. If this tester really wanted to be thorough he should have tested with 8GB RAM and then with 16 GB RAM.
    Also, he only tested at 720p and 1080p, not 2K or 4K. He used a i7 4930K, which is above 1080p req but below 4K req so I guess that's why he didn't test for 4K perf. Also, he used a 980ti and that's all, no 1080 or AMD GPU rigs, so he didn't test for perf under different GPU conditions; just one GPU tested for perf doesn't really give us the full picture.

    Still and all, it's not surprising that a game with DRM removed (or bypassed) will run faster than a game with DRM enabled because most DRM will be sitting in the background, thus impacting overhead. A properly designed DRM should only do a validity check at exe launch and/or at the start of gameplay, not constantly throughout gameplay. Unfortunately, DRM makers do not value game optimization, just DRM security. In the end it's the people who paid to get the legal version that are being punished, not the pirates. The pirates almost always manage to crack the games and it's a loosing proposition for publishers to insist on performance-draining DRM all the time. World Of Goo (remember that game?) proved that you do not need DRM to be able to attract paying gamers (it was released with no DRM at all and it sold just fine) but the industry ignored that because they have their heads up their asses when it comes to DRM.
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  2. Monchis

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    Not convinced until someone with fcat equipment tests frame pacing.
     
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  3. Irenicus

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    Denuvo does not impact performance. Also, load times are just fine here. Very fast actually.
     
  4. Irenicus

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    Nope, the game itself requires more than 8gb of RAM even at lower texture/TRAM settings. Of course it will run, but not optimally. On highest TRAM settings the game uses 10-12gb of RAM - same goes for pirated version since there is no difference in RAM usage between legit/pirated.
     

  5. Fender178

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    I have read alot of threads on the Steam message board for FFXV and some of the posts say the Steam API is reaping havoc with this game hence why the pirated version of the game runs better it has nothing to do with any anti-tampering or any thing related to that. That's why the MS store version of the game and the same goes with I think Origin because of them not having the Steam API.
     

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