XIV on Mac requires the latest versions of macOS Monterey, Ventura, or Sonoma. Only the latest point release of each major operating system is supported. For best results, use macOS Ventura or later on a Mac with Apple silicon.
As of version 4.10, macOS Big Sur is no longer supported. Users who need to remain on Big Sur can continue using version 4.9 but will not receive any further bug fixes or improvements.
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XIV on Mac is verified against the hardware configurations in the table below. Macs containing this hardware are:
- 13" (Apple Silicon) and 14" MacBook Pro from 2020 and later;
- 15" and 16" MacBook Pro from 2016 and later;
- MacBook Air (Apple Silicon) from 2020 and later;
- iMac and iMac Pro from 2017 and later;
- Mac mini from 2020 and later;
- Mac Pro from 2019 and later;
- Mac Studio;
|Apple M2/Pro/Max/Ultra||Apple M2/Pro/Max/Ultra||All M2 chip configurations supported, including 192GB M2 Ultra|
|Apple M1/Pro/Max/Ultra||Apple M1/Pro/Max/Ultra||All M1 chip configurations supported, including 128GB M1 Ultra.|
|Any recent Intel Core or Xeon CPU||AMD Radeon Pro/RX 6000 series||Lower end cards may experience frame timing issues; see FAQ for instructions to fix.|
|Any recent Intel Core or Xeon CPU||AMD Radeon Pro/RX 5000 series||Lower end cards may experience frame timing issues; see FAQ for instructions to fix.|
The scores below were obtained from the Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker benchmark, using recommended settings.
Note: At 1080p, most higher-end M-series chips are bottlenecked by Rosetta's x86 to ARM translation overhead rather than the GPU. However, they will be able to scale to high resolutions (1440p, 5K, 6K+) with minor performance loss.
|GPU||1080p Scores||1440p Scores||Notes|
|Apple M1 Ultra||Apple M1 Ultra (64 cores)||-||-|
|Apple M1 Ultra||Apple M1 Ultra (48 cores)||
Average FPS: 88
Average FPS: 82
|Apple M2 Max||Apple M2 Max (38 cores)||
Average FPS: 113
|Apple M2 Pro (12 core CPU)||Apple M2 Pro (19 cores)||
Average FPS: 78
|Apple M1 Max||Apple M1 Max||-||-|
|Apple M1 Pro||Apple M1 Pro||Score: 8575
Average FPS: 58
|Apple M2||Apple M2||Score: 6309
Average FPS: 42
|Apple M1||Apple M1||
Thermal throttling occurred during testing. M1 MacBook Air does not have active cooling.
Recommended to cap FPS at 30 or 45 if you play at 1080p (or) lower resolution to 1440x900 to maintain 60 fps.
1440p is pretty unplayable and not recommended. Should really only be used for screenshots on this M1 chip.
|Intel Core i7||AMD Radeon RX 6900XT||-||-|
|Intel Core i7||AMD Radeon RX 6800XT||-||-|
|Intel Core i7||AMD Radeon RX 6600XT||-||-|
|Intel Core i7||AMD Radeon RX 5700XT||-||-|
|Intel Core i7||AMD Radeon Pro 5300M||-||-|
|Intel Core i7||AMD Radeon RX 580||-||-|
|Intel Core i7||AMD Radeon RX 570||-||-|
|Intel Core i7||AMD Radeon Pro 560X||-||-|