I know there have been other threads of similar discussions, however I did not see nor find one dedicated to graphics cards.
Right now, I have a AMD PhenomII Quad Core 3.0ghz processor, 4GB of Corsair DDR2 speed 8500 1024mhz Ram, a Corsair 750w power supply, and a Gigabyte MA78GPM-DS2H motherboard. As you can see, I do not currently have a graphics card. My system is a new build, and I was waiting till the ATI 5800 series cards came out since they support DirectX11 which was thought (until today) to be needed.
So now that we know FFXIV will run on a DirectX9/10 card, it's time for me to get a graphics card. I -was- running a XFX GTS250 for awhile, and it ran FFXI like butter. It was a great card, however it was only 512mb of dedicated ram, and it IS just a 250. I'm wondering if I should re-buy one or if it would be enough to play FFXIV. I'm thinking of upgrading perhaps to a GTS260 with 896MB of dedicated Ram, or perhaps a GTS250 with 1GB of dedicated Ram.
I know no one knows for sure yet, but I think people should be able to make a ball part guesstimate by now. I like to think that FFXIV shouldn't be as demanding as say Crysis, so if something can play Crysis fine you will be fine. But I need more opinions on what everyone else thinks.
Also, I would like to stick with Nvidia, because the newer ATI drivers don't work well with FFXI and can cause lag issues.
What would you folks recommend?