Hey guys, since there's not a whole lot of FFXIV info out right now, I figure I'd bring this up for the sake of conversation and general knowledge. I noticed in some certain youtube leak videos posted by "Leakerz.com" (I'm not going to directly link to them but you can find them with the info given), in the top left corner of the screen it discreetly tells you the GPU temp, RAM usage, and real-time FPS as you play. Does anybody know what program they're using? I think since a lot of people wont be upgrading their PCs to play FFXIV, real-time info like that could be very useful. Maybe a similar program that does the same thing?
I may or may not have seen some or all of those videos, but assuming I had, I'm not sure specifically what utility they're using to display that information real-time as an overlay in the game.
There are, however, a number of applications you can get that can report CPU and GPU tempuratures as well as gizmos and such that you can use to display RAM usage and the like. I tend to use the AMD Catalyst Control Center for GPU temp reporting, as well as the EVGA E-Leet tuning utility for core temperatures. I used to have a couple of gizmos for Windows 7 (I believe you can get them for Vista as well) that showed CPU and RAM usage, but I haven't reinstalled them since doing a clean Windows 7 install when I got my SSD. You can get Core Temp
for a more generic CPU reporting, and GPU-Z
for GPU reporting. They aren't as elegant as the overlay in the videos I may or may not have seen, but they'll give you the information. Main thing is that they won't do you much good if you're using a single monitor with a game running full screen, but you can orient them to be visible around the frame of a game running windowed.