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#1 Dec 24 2009 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm planning on purchasing a laptop to play ffxiv on. My desktop recently died, along with my 360 (***** xbox anyways) and i'm going to be traveling a lot in the near future. Just wondering if any computer guru's on here can give me an idea of what the requirements would be to run the game very well. I know it's still early to be guessing but i'm just trying to get an idea.
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#2 Dec 24 2009 at 11:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Probably should have posted this in the FFXIV General forum but this will get moved. I would say that any laptop that you purchase now with at least an nVidia or ATI 512MB RAM card or above will run 14 well enough. At least 4GBs of memory at the minimum also. Can't think of anything else. Most CPUs that are manufactured now are duos or better. Which is good enough in my book. Good luck with whatever you get; don't compromise on the graphics or memory though.
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ElvaanEnkil wrote:
I'm planning on purchasing a laptop to play ffxiv on. My desktop recently died, along with my 360 (***** xbox anyways) and i'm going to be traveling a lot in the near future. Just wondering if any computer guru's on here can give me an idea of what the requirements would be to run the game very well. I know it's still early to be guessing but i'm just trying to get an idea.
Unless someone travels into the future no. SE has said nothing, there is no benchmark, and the beta is not out yet.
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You dont even need to post this in the FFXIV forum, because there is already a thread with I think the same exact title on the front page.

I'd look there.
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Alrefie wrote:
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I'm planning on purchasing a laptop to play ffxiv on. My desktop recently died, along with my 360 (***** xbox anyways) and i'm going to be traveling a lot in the near future. Just wondering if any computer guru's on here can give me an idea of what the requirements would be to run the game very well. I know it's still early to be guessing but i'm just trying to get an idea.
Unless someone travels into the future no. SE has said nothing, there is no benchmark, and the beta is not out yet.


The Beta Application did however shed some light on what it is that may be supported/recommenced. The graphic card list went pretty high and seemed quite recent in terms of what is out there.
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#6 Dec 24 2009 at 7:56 PM Rating: Good
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General guidelines for new games coming out... Unless you have a mid-high range video card from the current-last generation of cards out today, turn the settings on low and work up from there.

If you have a nvidia 7 series video card... upgrade. A GTS 250 is relatively cheap and will run every game currently on the market at med-high settings. Low settings for Shattered horizon...

If you have anything below a radeon 3750, upgrade. A 5750 is relatively cheap and will run every current game on the market at med-high settings. Low settings for shattered horizon...

Rule of thumb. Medium to high settings means just that... Medium to high settings. Some games will run best at medium, some best at high. So do not be mad if you buy one of the cards I mentioned and have to turn the settings on medium.

Do not skimp on the processor either. Phenom 2 x2 and x3s are only 30 dollars higher than their athalon equivalent. And intels, I would go with a core 2 duo with at least 6 megs of cache or higher with 2.0+ ghz or a Core I7. Any of the I7s are good for gaming. The 920 is pretty much the standard, and the 975 is the best processor in the world... but it costs over a grand.

For ram, do not go with anything less than 4 gigs of ddr2 800 or ddr3 1066 or 1333. If you have ddr1... buy a new computer. Cause that means you are using old intel 775 sockets or socket 939 amds.
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ElvaanEnkil wrote:
I'm planning on purchasing a laptop to play ffxiv on.


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I forgot to add this little tidbit in.

Currently the two "highest" end cards for each platform is the Radeon 5970 and the Nvidia GTX 295. However... the Radeon 5850, 5870, and 5970 not only beat out the gtx 295, they obliterate it in terms of performance. Not only that, but they have developed unique powersaving systems for each card.

All of the radeon 5000 series cards use very little power while idle. Granted while under load they use their normal respective wattage ratings, but when your video card is not processing anything, it saves a ton of power. This will do several things for you.

Save you on your energy bills, reduce heat in your computer, and create less wear on your motherboard. Now do not count out Nvidia just yet. Their next line of cards are due out first quarter of next year, so do not be surprised if they pull ahead of radeon then... however given their past performance I would not hold my breath.
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Based on the gameplay demo videos so far, if you're not on at least a dual core with 2 GB RAM with a relatively recent graphics card, don't expect much out of FFXIV.
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#10 Dec 25 2009 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
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I am thinking of picking up a lappy for it as well, but there's no telling how conductive game-play will be on a laptop. IE. FFXI was very pleasant to play with 'only the keyboard' - but most games these days require pretty heavy use of a mouse. Aside from a few FPS, doing anything game-wise with a touch-pad is a generally-miserable experience.

When FFXIV is released (or decently beta tested), we'll know, and we can make a judgment on hardware from there.

That being said, I've done my fair share of looking into laptop hardware for people over the Holiday season, and as a 'very' general overview - this year, the only laptops that output a good price/performance ratio gaming wise, are the G-line of Asus Laptops. There are a couple other laptop lines out there that will do fine for gaming and a few of those have good price-points, but 'in general' the Asus G line just stomps the majority (the performance of the 260M GTX is pretty good as far as mobile cards go). Most best-buys carry those, so I'd recommend stopping in and getting a feel for one to see if you like it or not. The downside is these laptops will be heavy (7 lbs on some) with a pretty low battery life (it goes with the territory).

Good luck!

Edited, Dec 25th 2009 11:58am by FUJILIVES
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i think i have seen threads with same subject like 3 times in the forum
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I recently got an Asus G72gX(the one with the Q9000) and so far it runs everything I throw at it just fine. Currently playing CoD 4 MW2 and Aion. I know these aren't really graphically intense games but it does run them at the highest setting with little to no lag. All in all I'm very impressed for this laptop that was $1299.
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#13 Dec 26 2009 at 4:20 AM Rating: Decent
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laptops can never match desktops... you can buy one and im sure you can find one that can play FFXIV... but for a cheaper price you could get a better desktop and play the game smoother, with a larger screen, less heat issues and well.. none of the usual laptop related issues. the ONLY benefit of a laptop is the mobility, but if you're an even remotely serious gamer.. you want a desktop.
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#14 Dec 26 2009 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Why not get a cheap laptop now and save money to build a desktop in the fall...or get a PS3 ($300)?

I'd say it's way too hard atm to just guess what kind of specs you'll need, and to play it safe means spending a TON on a laptop.
#15 Dec 26 2009 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
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The one nice thing about console games is that they are always designed to run on that hardware. Unless Square does a very poor job allowing the engine to run on PC or they add higher graphic settings than allowed on the console (Unlikely) then you can gauge performance for the game simply by running other games that were also designed to run on the same hardware.

If you can run Gears of War, or modern warfare 2 with little trouble then you can pretty safely guess that your PC will handle FFXIV. But this is provided they don't bloat down the PC version in some strange way.

Most console games are designed to run in 1920x1080 resolution too.

Edited, Dec 26th 2009 10:47pm by thorazinekizzez
#16 Dec 28 2009 at 8:49 AM Rating: Decent
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If you're looking into gaming laptops, I recommend Sager. I purchased the following PC from www.powernotebooks.com (a Sager notebook reseller):

Sager 8662 for $1345.20
15.6" 1920x1200
Nvidia GTX 260m w/1GB VRAM
4GB DDR3 RAM
320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
2.53Ghz Core 2 Duo

It runs every game I've thrown at it with no issues at all. I tested Crysis on very high and although it was noticeably laggy, it was definitely playable. Long story short, it's an amazing machine. So if you're serious about a gaming laptop don't skimp out and get a quality machine.

There's a few reasons to go with a Sager reseller rather than buying directly through Sager. First, if you have your own copy of Windows you can buy the machine without an OS and save a hundred bucks. Additionally, the resellers pay for the extended warranty at no additional charge. Not to mention the people you deal with are so friendly and helpful.

I purchased my Sager from Powernotebooks, but there's quite a few reliable ones. Here's a few I know of:

PowerNotebooks: www.powernotebooks.com
XoticPC: www.xoticpc.com
PCTorque: www.pctorque.com

Or if you just want to buy from Sager directly: www.sagernotebook.com

Obviously I don't know what the system requirements for FFXIV will be but I'm assuming I'll have no issues.

Hope that helps a bit.

Edited, Dec 28th 2009 10:13am by Zicash
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#17 Dec 28 2009 at 5:14 PM Rating: Decent
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8600 or better
duo or better
1G DDR2 ram/2G otherwise ~ or better
40G HDD space

Expect this to be around the min spec going off what is shown/told so far.
#19 Mar 17 2010 at 3:06 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm also planning to replace my Asus A8JM notebook with new laptop for FFXIV.
I'm thinking of Asus G51JX-3D. I hope this spec. run smoothly....


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I have a good *feeling* that those specs are real, but subject to change at any time in the beta

Oh yes and to much of your relief, the updater client will use P2P for faster connections, with a direct download available for those with poor upload limits

Edited, Mar 17th 2010 6:39pm by ditx
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MrBarjavel wrote:
found this in the cloud.

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I was debating posting that, but decided against it..
It is from the FFXIV beta site forum, so technically it violates the rules here.

Some other forums that do not have the same rules about posting Beta related material had that posted and from what I understand the majority of the people that got in did not have the minimum requirements needed to participate. Kind of sad and that is exactly why I ranted about the beta application not requiring a dxdiag submission or doing a system scan. Most people just check the best hardware when applying.

I updated my rig and finally after years of having low settings on everything look forward to playing the game. That was one thing I liked about FFXI, I didnt have to have a serious gaming rig to have a great time. Seems like a lot of people felt the same way and did not see a reason to upgrade their PCs if FFXI accounts for most of their gaming.
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#24 Mar 18 2010 at 2:06 AM Rating: Default
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Read the interviews, the latest one actually shows them talking bout reuirments on pc. Gnna need direct 9x and 4gb ram i believe, and he saids that about all u need.
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#25 Mar 18 2010 at 2:50 AM Rating: Decent
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patient wrote:
MrBarjavel wrote:
found this in the cloud.

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I understand the majority of the people that got in did not have the minimum requirements needed to participate.


I'd really like to know what this "majority" percentage is, sounds like you're just spewing bs to me.
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found this in the cloud.

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I understand the majority of the people that got in did not have the minimum requirements needed to participate.


I'd really like to know what this "majority" percentage is, sounds like you're just spewing bs to me.


My comment was based upon where I first saw that pic posted. Many people were complaining that they did not meet the system requirements. Which is exactly what happens when offer "Scouts honor" checkboxes in beta applications. People lie.

Despite that, are you saying that the majority of people with PCs have GeForce 8800 (Which hit the market less than 3 years ago) or better specifications?

Many of the people in my LS use their old Dell laptops to play FFXI (Raises hand), why drop a grand on a new rig when that works? So, no, I do not find it surprising that many people are finding the rumored system specifications as a significant obstacle when considering the move to FFXIV. Luckily, the PS3 will solve that problem for those that do not want to setup a payment plan with Newegg.com, but the fact remains. If you are dedicated FFXI player or even just a MMO player (Where system specifications tend to be lower), you might find yourself having to spend some cash, no?
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#27 Mar 18 2010 at 4:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Many ... people ... use their old Dell laptops to play FFXI (Raises hand)

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patient wrote:


My comment was based upon where I first saw that pic posted. Many people were complaining that they did not meet the system requirements. Which is exactly what happens when offer "Scouts honor" checkboxes in beta applications. People lie.

Despite that, are you saying that the majority of people with PCs have GeForce 8800 (Which hit the market less than 3 years ago) or better specifications?


Who are we talking about that was complaining? Are you in the alpha, do you know if the majority of the people on the forums said they couldn't run it?

No, I'm not saying the majority of people have the minimum GPU required to run the game, who said that? We're talking about people whom were accepted into the alpha. For the people who don't have it and are not in the alpha, they have plenty of time to upgrade their pc before the game hits retail shelves.

I'm basically pointing towards you saying the majority of alpha testers can't run the game, when in actuality we don't know.

There are also specs prior to the alpha is even out, it will change, so those specs are noway set in stone for the retail copy.

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I am going to take this opportunity and say... I hope they release a benchmarking tool for FFXIV before its release. Would be a nice idea with scenes like the FFXI one.
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