XIV on Mac requires the latest updated versions of MacOS Big Sur, Monterey & Ventura. WE DO NOT SUPPORT OUTDATED MACOS.

  • This list isn't comprehensive - just because your system isn't explicitly listed, it doesn't mean the game won't work.
    • Any Mac with an Intel CPU and recent Navi or Vega GPU will work.
    • All M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max, M1 Ultra¬†and M2 are also fully supported.

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Compatibility List

CPU GPU Supported? Notes
Apple M2/Pro/Max Apple M2/Pro/Max Yes All M2 chip configurations supported.
Apple M1 Pro/Max/Ultra Apple M1 Pro/Max/Ultra Yes All M1 chip configurations supported, including 128GB M1 Ultra.
Any recent Intel CPU AMD Radeon Pro/RX 6000 series Yes Lower end cards may experience frame timing issues; see FAQ for instructions to fix.
Any recent Intel CPU AMD Radeon Pro/RX 5000 series Yes Lower end cards may experience frame timing issues; see FAQ for instructions to fix.
- NVIDIA GeForce 600/700/900 series No Too old for Metal 2/3 support.
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Intel HD/Iris Graphics

No Will experience artefacts/freezing due to unstable GPU drivers. Use Bootcamp or the official Mac client instead.

 

Benchmarks

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 single-core CPU performance rather than the GPU. However, they will be able to scale to high resolutions (1440p, 5K, 6K+) with minor performance loss.

CPU

GPU 1080p Scores 1440p Scores Notes
Apple M1 Ultra Apple M1 Ultra (64 cores) - -  
Apple M1 Ultra Apple M1 Ultra (48 cores)

Score: 12362

Average FPS: 88

Score: 11594

Average FPS: 82

 
Apple M2 Max Apple M2 Max (38 cores)

Score: 15568

Average FPS: 113

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Apple M2 Pro (12 core CPU) Apple M2 Pro (19 cores)

Score: 11223

Average FPS: 78

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Apple M1 Max Apple M1 Max - -  
Apple M1 Pro Apple M1 Pro Score: 8575
Average FPS: 58
   
Apple M2 Apple M2 - -  
Apple M1 Apple M1

Score: 5831
Average FPS: 40

Score: 3390
Average FPS: 22

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 - -