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#1 Jan 12 2010 at 8:40 PM Rating: Excellent
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Anyone else excited for the benchmark? Before I had XI, I would watch the benchmark countless times a day. I wonder if they'll have one, and what area(s) they'll show.
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#2 Jan 12 2010 at 9:08 PM Rating: Default
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Don't understand, can anyone clarify what this benchmark is exactly?
#3 Jan 12 2010 at 9:20 PM Rating: Decent
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KeeperOfTheStaff wrote:
Don't understand, can anyone clarify what this benchmark is exactly?


I might be confused here as well. "Benchmark", as I understand it, refers to the minimal system requirements needed to run a game on your computer. From the OP's context, that's not what I'm getting though.

Seems like the OP is referring more to a live game feed, from context.

Edited, Jan 12th 2010 10:29pm by Eske
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wtf does this post mean?
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#5 Jan 12 2010 at 9:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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He's referring to the Benchmark tests they put out for FFXI on the Playonline site. These basically just had a camera randomly running through the game's environments to see how well your computer could handle the game. When it was over it would give your computer a score on how well it could run FFXI.
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He's referring to the Benchmark tests they put out for FFXI on the Playonline site. These basically just had a camera randomly running through the game's environments to see how well your computer could handle the game. When it was over it would give your computer a score on how well it could run FFXI.


Ah, thanks for the clarification.

That's very cool. I must have totally missed out on it in FFXI, but it sounds like a neat idea. I'd like to see something like that as a teaser for FFXIV. That, or a character-creator. Just something to whet my appetite for a bit.
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#7 Jan 13 2010 at 6:44 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh yeah, I completely forgot that XI had that benchmark test before it went retail. I remember running it on my old system, then again on my new system to compare the differences on how well they would run the game.

Now that you mention it, I'd be surprised if they don't release one for XIV.
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#8 Jan 13 2010 at 7:20 AM Rating: Good
I had forgotten about the benchmark test. I remember the camera gliding through the tunnels of Yhoator Jungle with Tarutaru everywhere doing the /cheer emote. Or something like that (it was like 2003 or something). It was there to see how well your system could handle the graphics with many things happening on the screen at once.

I had no idea what that place was until later on when I started playing and got to Khazam.
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I think they actually released 3 versions of it. I remember a new one being sent out after CoP just because they played around with some of the environmental stuff that pushed systems a little further. I wish they had done one for ToAU though, my PC handles it no problem, but the outdoor areas lag my laptop for some reason (when nothing else does... and only to like 20 fps... not overly drastic, but still).

I believe that FFXIV will have the same sort of program set up for it... I also can't wait :)
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It would be fun to have a benchmark for FFXIV but it seems out of place. Most computers will be able to handle it if you have a dualcore + ATI HD 4800 equivalent graphics, which is not very expensive anymore.
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#12 Jan 17 2010 at 1:09 PM Rating: Good
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It would be fun to have a benchmark for FFXIV but it seems out of place. Most computers will be able to handle it if you have a dualcore + ATI HD 4800 equivalent graphics, which is not very expensive anymore.
Astounding news. Mind telling us where you got this information? What's that? You pulled it out of your ***?
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#13pearlsea, Posted: Jan 17 2010 at 1:16 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yes? First of all I was generalizing. Those specs will run pretty much any game on the market currently. Will FFXIV be a demanding game on maxed out settings? Probably. But that does not mean it's going to give you terrible performance on the lowest settings with that setup, it would be a bad business decision to make the minimum requirements above that.
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It would be fun to have a benchmark for FFXIV but it seems out of place. Most computers will be able to handle it if you have a dualcore + ATI HD 4800 equivalent graphics, which is not very expensive anymore.
Astounding news. Mind telling us where you got this information? What's that? You pulled it out of your ***?

The game wouldn't be coming out for another 5 years if it couldn't be played on that.
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It would be fun to have a benchmark for FFXIV but it seems out of place. Most computers will be able to handle it if you have a dualcore + ATI HD 4800 equivalent graphics, which is not very expensive anymore.
Astounding news. Mind telling us where you got this information? What's that? You pulled it out of your ***?


I imagine he got the notion by looking at the system requirements of current games and game that are yet to be released. It would be stupid for a dualcore and a 4800 series to not be able to run the game.
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#16 Jan 17 2010 at 6:25 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm hoping it's direct x 9, possibly directx 10.

I can run dx10 fine, but 9 is much smoother.

When did the engine development start for this game?

the highest level of graphics at that time will probably be about what this game will play off of.

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I'm hoping it's direct x 9, possibly directx 10.

I can run dx10 fine, but 9 is much smoother.

When did the engine development start for this game?

the highest level of graphics at that time will probably be about what this game will play off of.



I wouldn't be surprised if it ran on OpenGL, since that's what the PS3 uses.
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I'm hoping it's direct x 9, possibly directx 10.

I can run dx10 fine, but 9 is much smoother.

When did the engine development start for this game?

the highest level of graphics at that time will probably be about what this game will play off of.



I wouldn't be surprised if it ran on OpenGL, since that's what the PS3 uses.


PS3 uses LibGCM and PSGL.

XIV is being designed for use with DX9 and perhaps in the future, DX10.
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DX9 with support for 10+ akin to many modern games, that was quoted somewhere in some piece of information/interview, if the bug hits me I'll go look for it again
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#20 Jan 18 2010 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
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It would be fun to have a benchmark for FFXIV but it seems out of place. Most computers will be able to handle it if you have a dualcore + ATI HD 4800 equivalent graphics, which is not very expensive anymore.
Astounding news. Mind telling us where you got this information? What's that? You pulled it out of your ***?


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#21 Jan 18 2010 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
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MetalSmith wrote:
I'm hoping it's direct x 9, possibly directx 10.

I can run dx10 fine, but 9 is much smoother.

When did the engine development start for this game?

the highest level of graphics at that time will probably be about what this game will play off of.



I loaded up the FFXI benchmark just for nostalgia yesterday. Was funny to see it again after so many years. Wish it ran better under windows 7. :(

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#22 Jan 19 2010 at 2:30 AM Rating: Default
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I know my computer won't be able to run FFXIV, so I don't care about the benchmark...
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I know my computer won't be able to run FFXIV, so I don't care about the benchmark...


I take it you plan on playing it on PS3 then? If not, I'd say a benchmark would be good to at least let you know where your system stands.
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"It would be fun to have a benchmark for FFXIV but it seems out of place. Most computers will be able to handle it if you have a dualcore + ATI HD 4800 equivalent graphics, which is not very expensive anymore."

Yes, Most computers I haven't purchased yet. A benchmark would be nice so that those of us who would like to avoid dropping several hundred $ to play 1 new game can avoid it. I hope they release a Benchmark so that I can know without doubt whether or not I need to get a new system, rather than just guessing at it and ending up with either a pricey box I didn't need, or a FF14 disc sitting on the shelf waiting for me to afford the required monster system. I congratulate you on your ownership of an adequate system, but I think mine might need an upgrade, a Benchmark can tell me for sure.
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#25 Jan 20 2010 at 11:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I ran the XI benchmark (the latest version) a few days ago on high res and I got a score of 7000ish (I think it was about 7200), which is the highest rating for it (highest rating is over 7000+). If there will be a benchmark for XIV, I'm guessing that my performance will be a couple of rates below this.

My system is quite old. Pentium D 3Ghz, 2Gb of ram, and a Geforce 7800 GTX.

I don't think I'd need to change my CPU. 2Gb of ram -should- be fine. The graphics card is probably the thing that needs changing the most. I wouldn't mind dropping $100 for a 9800 card if I'm going to be playing the game for years. Hopefully that can put my benchmark performance rating for XIV near the top...if there will indeed be a benchmark.

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#26 Jun 16 2010 at 1:17 AM Rating: Default
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my computer isn't running the testing program properly... i dl'd more then once, all same problem... after finishing the precursers to the test the app opens up and then shuts down and i get a windows error which doesn't get resolved. i'm on windows 7 with up to date direct x. any suggestions?
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Note to everyone on Windows 7, disable windows aero. Will boost your score for sure at least 300-400 points. I was running at home and disabled it and got much better results. Especially helpful for those like me with low-mid range pc's... haha

To disable aero go to desktop > right click "Personalize" and choose "windows 7 basic"
#28 Jun 16 2010 at 1:12 PM Rating: Good
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So on low, I got 729 with a load time of ~27000 ms.

Is that good? It lagged a teeny bit but nothing major.

It is VERY pretty, though :)
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#29 Jun 16 2010 at 2:19 PM Rating: Good
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Strejf wrote:

That link doesn't work anymore. Here is the correct link for Bench3.

http://www.playonline.com/ff11eu/download/media/benchmark03.html?pageID=media
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