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#502 Jul 08 2010 at 10:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Well after reading a couple of pages of reply's on here I thought I would do the same. I was really surprised to see so many people failing the benchmark. I was a little worried because my score was so low but after I saw this dude do it (on alpha btw. Which I've heard that the benchmark is pretty much the same) I'm pretty confident I can run it ok (on low settings that is)

Here's the video btw: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6oiev4WTuc

My score 1510
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2 Radeon HD 3870 in Crossfire

And I'm pretty sure if I had more ram it would be a little higher

What do you guys think?


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#503 Jul 09 2010 at 12:25 AM Rating: Good
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...snip...

To clarify, this is a matter of diminishing returns. The OP has quite simply one of the best processors on the market right now (bar a few), and his GPU is pretty close (all I can find is that it's somewhere in the 5800 series). It's true that his GPU was stressing more than his CPU, but below a threshold of about 2.8GHz (I'll admit this is an educated estimate) on the CPU, no matter how much you crank your GPU, it's not going to make any difference at all. I wrote that in the hopes of preventing people from seeing all of the "Go buy a better GPU" posts and then being mistified when their 1.6GHz computer still isn't fast enough to play the game. It seems like common sense to some of us, but to others, it's not so much.

To site a specific example, the entire discussion about mortalabattoir's slow GTX230. Now the 230 is certainly getting up there in age as far as GPUs go, and it was never designed to be the workhorse the 280 and beyond were, but I would argue that it's much more probable that his <1000 score probably comes from his 2.66GHz processor more than his GTX230. The 230 isn't helping, but if he OCed that CPU up to 3.0+, he'd probably see a marked difference without spending a cent. If he want's to see 2k+ numbers, he's probably going to be wanting to get a new GPU, but I should think bumping up his CPU would be more than enough to net him another 1k on this Benchmark.

(on a related note, I stand by my original assessment, however, my GPU usage readings may well be modified by the fact that my CPU may well be bottlenecking it a bit. However, as I received well above average marks on the low-def ratings, and average marks on hi-def, it should be enough to help get people with to-low-to-use scores on the right track)



This got me thinking and I was bored, so I ran the benchmark at a couple of different CPU speeds to simulate low end setups. The tests are low res only (no need testing high with this GPU) Keep in mind that I'm not isolating the CPU entirely, I'm also changing the bus speed.

C2D e7200 @ 2.0, 2.5, 3.0
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2.0: 1896
2.5: 2105
3.0: 2210


It seems that even a meager 9600GT is not GPU bound with a C2D until somewhere around 3Ghz. I'll try tomorrow at 3.5, but I've never taken this chip that far (stock voltage only at this point :) ).

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Added a C2Q@3.2 and O/C'ed the 9600GT to 725/1815/1000, and my score jumped to 2740 at low res. I'm pleased; it looks like I'll be able to hold off on purchasing a new GPU for a bit.

Edited, Jul 25th 2010 1:28pm by Pickins
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#504 Jul 09 2010 at 12:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Finally got my alienware and scored 3800 on high with a Nvidia GTX 480
At least ill be able to run it on high setting i guess, still deceived i didnt scored higher
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With what video card?

Yes. Nvidia GF 9600 GT.


Ok, I have no knowledge of that card. If you'd said HD2900, I'd have called BS on you. My HD4650 only got 885 on low res after severely OCing it.


Actually, if you compare both cards. The 2900 trumps the 4650. The HD 2900 has a 512-bit Memory Controller Interface compared to the 4650's 128-bit. It can make quite a difference.

 
                        G3D     Ranking 
Radeon HD 2900 GT	507	156 
Radeon HD 2900 PRO	712	95 
Radeon HD 2900 XT	742	85 
 
Radeon HD 4650	        459	170 


And as for this, yes I recommend 4GB of RAM. Your system is using pagefile :-P I can almost guarantee that and probably is also slowing down your load latency. The Benchmark loads the entire cut scenes to your physical RAM. You can see this when you run it. Add more RAM and I think you'll be fine running at 720p. Unless you have a huge monitor won't notice a difference between 720p/1080p anyways.

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Edited, Jul 9th 2010 6:37am by Excenmille
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Video Card GPU Benchmark and BlueGartr FFXIV Benchmark Thread. The only two things you need to know. From what I have watched/heard/seen the GPU is the most important part to running and playing Final Fantasy XIV at a smooth frame rate in 720p and 1080p. Personally, I have an ATI 5770 on the way so I should be able to Benchmark it tomorrow on a dinosaur Dell Prefab stock.

CPU usage while running benchmark on a Pentium 4 3.0GHz HT is about 40-60% through the entire benchmark. So CPU in a sense doesn't matter too much unless multiple threads are programmed to be handled on multiple cores. From the benchmarks I have seen, all these cores are being used equally meaning not being used to their potential since some people have around 35-40% CPU usage across the board.

It's all about the GPU. There's also the Front Side Bus, Memory Controller Hub, I/O Controller Hub that is handled by chips on the motherboard that may matter too due to the transfer of data between hard drive/GPU etc. Here is an wiki for that: Front Side Bus Wiki + More (Diagram is nice)

I have an old Pentium 4 3.0 GHz HT Extreme Edition that even bests a Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Extreme. Core 2 Duo/Extreme still beats it depending on applications/benchmark software obviously but eh. It's interesting research really. A motherboard could cap out a lot of things you add to it chip wise, GPU wise etc. Always best to do research and see what your maxes on GPU/CPU transfer/MHz etc is and then find a motherboard that gives you just that. Could always future proof and get the best motherboard too. Building computers is fun!

Edited, Jul 8th 2010 10:39pm by Excenmille



Great post, thanks for the info. :)

With the JP's benchmark results along with BG's benchmark results, it's very apparent now that the game is much more GPU dependent than CPU dependent, especially on high settings. A score of 3500+ on high is only achievable with a high quality GPU, but it doesn't necessarily also need a high quality CPU.

With HQ GPUs, I see i5 750s, Phenom x4s, Phenom X6s, and **** even a couple of Q6600s (even though OCed) scoring pretty high on the benchmark (on high).

On the other hand, I don't see any 3500+ results from mid-tier GPUs, even when coupled with upper-tier CPUs.

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#507 Jul 09 2010 at 9:58 AM Rating: Good
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I am running an old Core 2 Duo at 2.13 Ghz with 4 MB RAM with defailt timings, nothing overclocked. I had an old 7600GT but ordered a 5770 (factory overclocked from Gigabyte).

My 7600GT couldn't run the benchmark at all. I got some sound but the screen was black and it would eventually lock up and die... and that was on low settings.

After simply inserting the 5770 and installing the latest drivers I ran it again...


High Settings: 2237
Low Setting: 2347

I'm not sure why they were so close unless the CPU bottleneck is pretty much keeping things thorttled around a 2200 to 2300 score.

Either way I was impressed that simply a $150 upgrade in video card went from not being able to run the benchmark, to allegedly playable on high settings.

I'm still planning on a CPU/Mobo/RAM upgrade since i'm long overdue anyway.
#508 Jul 09 2010 at 10:25 AM Rating: Good
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I'm not sure why they were so close unless the CPU bottleneck is pretty much keeping things thorttled around a 2200 to 2300 score.


The CPU is definitely your bottleneck now.

You may try overclocking it if you're feeling adventurous, it should raise your scores by a decent amount.
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Excenmille wrote:

It's all about the GPU. There's also the Front Side Bus, Memory Controller Hub, I/O Controller Hub that is handled by chips on the motherboard that may matter too due to the transfer of data between hard drive/GPU etc.


I completely agree that the benchmark seems to indicate that it's more gpu intensive. And I posted something one page back explaining my error on the 4650.
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Mithsavvy wrote:


High Settings: 2237
Low Setting: 2347

I'm not sure why they were so close unless the CPU bottleneck is pretty much keeping things thorttled around a 2200 to 2300 score.



From what I've noticed, low and high res results are much closer when using a C2Q or a Phenom when compared to an i7. Dunno why that is.
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#511 Jul 10 2010 at 6:49 AM Rating: Decent
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1777 on High which I find strange being SLI is enabled.
2664 on low res.
CPU = intel 6850@ 3.0Ghz
RAM = 4Gig
GPU = Nvidia 8800gts G92 in SLI.
OS = Win 7 64

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One other minor suggestion for Win7 users. If you turn off the Aero, you can get 300-400 more points in your score. I turned mine on and saw the point hit.
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One other minor suggestion for Win7 users. If you turn off the Aero, you can get 300-400 more points in your score. I turned mine on and saw the point hit.


So would that suggest that it getting hit because it's running in a window?
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#514 Jul 11 2010 at 4:33 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm getting between 800 and 850. However apart from being marginally stuttery, it all loads fine, so is this a case of the test being wrong?

Intel Core 2 Quad Duo
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NVidia Geforce 9500 GT
1440x700 (32 bit) 60Hz

Could my low RAM be the issue? Any other recommendations would be welcomed...

Edited, Jul 11th 2010 6:35pm by Tealtraum
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I'm getting between 800 and 850. However apart from being marginally stuttery, it all loads fine, so is this a case of the test being wrong?

Intel Core 2 Quad Duo
Q6600@2.40GHz (4CPUs)
2048 MB Ram
Direct X 9.0c
NVidia Geforce 9500 GT
1440x700 (32 bit) 60Hz

Could my low RAM be the issue? Any other recommendations would be welcomed...


Nope it is definitely your GPU. More RAM wouldn't hurt either. I suggest ATI 5770/nVidia equivalent or better. Once those are upgraded I think you'll be fine :-) If it is stuttery your gameplay will be horribly lagged. I have an old Pentium 4 and cut scene has no stutter/lag, but I have high load times which I'll gladly take for now. I'm not that impatient to get mad waiting 10-13 seconds for a HD CS to load or zone.

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Thanks for the info. I'm running XP so I can't add much more RAM.

Thing is I can run pretty games like Aion on full settings and the only lag I ever got was literally the opening cutscene. And I've only ever experienced a little rubberbanding with other mmo's. The stuttering is not that bad, do you think I'll really suffer with what I've got?

Going to check out the ATI 5770 now, cheers again :)

Edit - Is the RADEON EAH4890 a good equivalent?

Edited, Jul 11th 2010 7:39pm by Tealtraum
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yeah, I thought I had a pretty decent system

i7 975 E
2x GTX 295's
12 Gb of memory

and I pulled a 2450 on high res test..... wtf?? *sigh*

guess back to the store to get bigger and better lol
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yeah, I thought I had a pretty decent system

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and I pulled a 2450 on high res test..... wtf?? *sigh*

guess back to the store to get bigger and better lol


Benchmark has problems with SLI. Check the forum posts for a cure.
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Hmmm i was wondering what would happen if i overclocked my video card (gtx 480). I used "EVGA Precision" program and... well it didnt do squat, no change at all. i got a I7 930, 9 gb ram so i dont think that would make a difference if it would be higher. Maybe after the release of ffxiv i could buy a second 480 gtx if necessary i guess...
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Hmmm i was wondering what would happen if i overclocked my video card (gtx 480). I used "EVGA Precision" program and... well it didnt do squat, no change at all. i got a I7 930, 9 gb ram so i dont think that would make a difference if it would be higher. Maybe after the release of ffxiv i could buy a second 480 gtx if necessary i guess...


Your MoBo could be holding you back, possibly your power supply if it's not pumping out the rated watts. Both those would bottleneck your CPU and/or GPU.
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Probably driver issues with nVidia/AMD. It's been posted that players who might or might not be in the Beta are supposedly having problems with both manufacturer's cards. Or maybe not. It's what I heard anyways.... can't believe everything....lol.
#522 Jul 13 2010 at 2:03 PM Rating: Decent
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hey guys, looking forward to this game big time, i did the benchtest and got 2125 points

my setup is.
amd athalon 64x2 duel core
4 gb ram
windows 7 64 bit
ge force 9800 gtx+


it looks like i can play on low settings, i would like to play on half decent settings as i have never had a problem with running games at decent spec.

any tips?

will the game be optimized for lower spec machines?

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1568 on high.. Well just see how the final game will run before i jump to conclusions ;)

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Intel Postville 160GB Solid State HDD (does it really matter?)

Think there will be some performance gain when i finally get to update the graphics driver, is more then a year ago now since i last updated my driver ;-)
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Was able to get another 200 points by OCing my GPU putting it above the 1500 threshold. (Was 1334, got it to 1540).

Pushed it a little more and got it up to 1605 still running stable, albeit a little hot.

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Also noticed that the bechmark only runs on one core. Will see some improvement when the final game (hopefully) will make use of both GPU cores.
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Everyone download the new beta nvidia driver! You will get a ~200 score boost. Mine went to 3972 and Im using stock GPU and stock CPU. I bet once the drivers out of beta and with some OC I can achieve 4500+. :)
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Little update and tweaking and now i score 3564 on high. Still wondering what i would get running the benchmark with 2 GPUs enabled ;)
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Little update and tweaking and now i score 3564 on high. Still wondering what i would get running the benchmark with 2 GPUs enabled ;)

Someone posted this in another thread. It has instructions on how to run full screen (enabling multiple gpu's).
http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/7393-gpu-and-cpu-score-list/
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Little update and tweaking and now i score 3564 on high. Still wondering what i would get running the benchmark with 2 GPUs enabled ;)

Someone posted this in another thread. It has instructions on how to run full screen (enabling multiple gpu's).
http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/7393-gpu-and-cpu-score-list/


Thanks for the link.
I followed the steps and fired up the benchmark. It starts in full screen, looking good... the second part should start after a short loading. (The part where your character walks up the stairs through the mist onto the deck of the ship) instead the screen stays black and the whole system freezes and only option is a hard reset :(
Tried to run the benchmark 3 times and got the same problem 3 times. Did i miss something?
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Thanks for the link.
I followed the steps and fired up the benchmark. It starts in full screen, looking good... the second part should start after a short loading. (The part where your character walks up the stairs through the mist onto the deck of the ship) instead the screen stays black and the whole system freezes and only option is a hard reset :(
Tried to run the benchmark 3 times and got the same problem 3 times. Did i miss something?


Well you got farther than I did heh. I tried using the link listed and all I get is a message saying that the data has been corrupted and then the benchmark shuts down. In order to get it to run again I had to completely delete the benchmark and unpack it again from the .rar file. I tried this twice but kept getting the same result.
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Thanks for the link.
I followed the steps and fired up the benchmark. It starts in full screen, looking good... the second part should start after a short loading. (The part where your character walks up the stairs through the mist onto the deck of the ship) instead the screen stays black and the whole system freezes and only option is a hard reset :(
Tried to run the benchmark 3 times and got the same problem 3 times. Did i miss something?


Well you got farther than I did heh. I tried using the link listed and all I get is a message saying that the data has been corrupted and then the benchmark shuts down. In order to get it to run again I had to completely delete the benchmark and unpack it again from the .rar file. I tried this twice but kept getting the same result.


After the 'mod' you need to execute the file you renamed in the /data folder. First time i tried to run the original executable in the main FFXIVBechmark folder and i also got the message that the data was corrupted. You'll also get this message when you hit escape during the benchmark and the program tries to go back to the menu screen.
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I think SE can ask money from AMD and Intel. Since the launch of the benchmark program a lot of people seem to be on a buying spree to get some decent scores with the benchmark/
Free advertising for ATI and Intel ;)
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Thanks for the link.
I followed the steps and fired up the benchmark. It starts in full screen, looking good... the second part should start after a short loading. (The part where your character walks up the stairs through the mist onto the deck of the ship) instead the screen stays black and the whole system freezes and only option is a hard reset :(
Tried to run the benchmark 3 times and got the same problem 3 times. Did i miss something?


Well you got farther than I did heh. I tried using the link listed and all I get is a message saying that the data has been corrupted and then the benchmark shuts down. In order to get it to run again I had to completely delete the benchmark and unpack it again from the .rar file. I tried this twice but kept getting the same result.


After the 'mod' you need to execute the file you renamed in the /data folder. First time i tried to run the original executable in the main FFXIVBechmark folder and i also got the message that the data was corrupted. You'll also get this message when you hit escape during the benchmark and the program tries to go back to the menu screen.


Ahh great. It works perfectly for me now. Got a score of 3030 on low setting, not too bad for a 4 year old rig. Once I get in game and mess with the actual settings I bet I can get a bit more performance out of it. Looks like I might not need to upgrade just yet heh. Anyways thanks for that.
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#534 Jul 16 2010 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Thx for the tips, i passed from 3800 to 4000 on high resolution by running it on full screen
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I followed the steps and fired up the benchmark. It starts in full screen, looking good... the second part should start after a short loading. (The part where your character walks up the stairs through the mist onto the deck of the ship) instead the screen stays black and the whole system freezes and only option is a hard reset :(
Tried to run the benchmark 3 times and got the same problem 3 times. Did i miss something?


Are you overclocking anything? I had that happen once after turning ATI Overdrive a little too far.
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I followed the steps and fired up the benchmark. It starts in full screen, looking good... the second part should start after a short loading. (The part where your character walks up the stairs through the mist onto the deck of the ship) instead the screen stays black and the whole system freezes and only option is a hard reset :(
Tried to run the benchmark 3 times and got the same problem 3 times. Did i miss something?


Are you overclocking anything? I had that happen once after turning ATI Overdrive a little too far.


No i didn't overclock anything. First want to get it working before i start tweaking the settings :)
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Its not great but got 2426 on High on a 4 year old computer with a newer video card
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Still wondering why everyone got full screen working except me >_<
Maybe a new install of the benchmark will do something..

Hilarious tho that you look at the "Nvidia the way it's meant to be played" logo the entire benchmark while the benchmark high scores, as well as the value for money scores are completely dominated by ATI cards. :-D
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Just for kicks I ran the benchmark on my inlaws PC its a AMD X2 6400+ 3.2GHZ 2GB of ram and a 9600GT it scored 1992 on low. I dont know how SE expects anyone to run the game on minium specs.

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Just for kicks I ran the benchmark on my inlaws PC its a AMD X2 6400+ 3.2GHZ 2GB of ram and a 9600GT it scored 1992 on low. I dont know how SE expects anyone to run the game on recomended specs.

What recommended specs would those be?
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#541 Jul 18 2010 at 5:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Nope it is definitely your GPU. More RAM wouldn't hurt either. I suggest ATI 5770/nVidia equivalent or better. Once those are upgraded I think you'll be fine :-) If it is stuttery your gameplay will be horribly lagged. I have an old Pentium 4 and cut scene has no stutter/lag, but I have high load times which I'll gladly take for now. I'm not that impatient to get mad waiting 10-13 seconds for a HD CS to load or zone.

Edited, Jul 11th 2010 7:13pm by Excenmille


Upgraded yesterday, got the Radeon 5770 as you suggested, plus some extra RAM. I score an average 3100 now, and I'm pretty sure that's bottlenecked because overclocking has no effect. Since I can't really afford a new motherboard too right now I'm just going to stick with what I've got, I'm happy to run on medium settings. Thanks for the advice.

Edited, Jul 18th 2010 7:05pm by Tealtraum
#542 Jul 18 2010 at 5:25 PM Rating: Good
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Probably in a few weeks, I'll purchase another 4GB of RAM bringing it up to 8GB under Win7-64.
#543 Jul 18 2010 at 5:46 PM Rating: Good
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What recommended specs would those be?
I meant minium
#544 Jul 18 2010 at 9:21 PM Rating: Decent
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ok, my current laptop totally blew when it came to running the benchmark. So i've decided to get a desktop, the one i'm currently thinking about getting is thus;

Pavilion Elite Desktop
Processor AMD Phenom™ II
Processor Speed 3.0GHz
System Memory (RAM) 8GB
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5450
Video Memory 512MB (dedicated)

Would these specs be enough to run the game, I"m not looking for top of the line but something that will actually run the game with little hick ups.

Thanks.
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#545 Jul 19 2010 at 4:43 AM Rating: Decent
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ok, my current laptop totally blew when it came to running the benchmark. So i've decided to get a desktop, the one i'm currently thinking about getting is thus;

Pavilion Elite Desktop
Processor AMD Phenom™ II
Processor Speed 3.0GHz
System Memory (RAM) 8GB
Graphics ATI Radeon HD 5450
Video Memory 512MB (dedicated)

Would these specs be enough to run the game, I"m not looking for top of the line but something that will actually run the game with little hick ups.

Thanks.


Think you'll score will be somewhat acceptable on low, don't expect anything on high tho.
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#546 Jul 19 2010 at 5:01 AM Rating: Decent
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Its not great but got 2426 on High on a 4 year old computer with a newer video card
using a core 2 duo 2.4
windows 7 64
Radeon Sapphire HD 5850
4 Gigs Memory


the c2d should do 3.2-3.4 if the motherboard is o/c capable
and I do believe the 5850 overclocks decently as well
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#547 Jul 19 2010 at 5:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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What recommended specs would those be?
I meant minium


They're called "minimum" specs for a reason. With the minimum specs, the game will install and run with all settings turned to their minimum, all graphical enhancements turned off, on the minimum resolution, and with minimal framerate. It will still technically "run".

That's why they're the -minimum- specs.

Anyone who is buying parts or a system expecting to just barely meet the minimum will be EXTREMELY disappointed in the results.
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#548 Jul 19 2010 at 7:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the input Jouhki. I'm not really looking for anything good on high res, I'll be happy if it can run on low res with little to no problems. I'm not really that familiar wtih computers so again thanks for the imput.
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#549 Jul 19 2010 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
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From my gammer experience, minimum requirement are what it takes for the game to run with a lot of lag and occasional crash, its the minimum so it dosent crash right at the start. There is nothing more frustrating than a laggy cut scene, or crash right before you can collect your super +10 sword of death that youve been longing for 2 month and that you finnaly assemble a team to pick it up... seriously man dont aim for minimum requirement, dont do that to yourself.
#550 Jul 19 2010 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok, so I did some more searching and changed somethings. Lowered my Ram and increased my graphics card. My new computer specs will be;

Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edit
Processor AMD Athlon(TM) X4 635 quad-core processor [2.9GHz, 2MB L2, up to 4000MHz bus]
Memory 6GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs]
Hard drive 750GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive
Graphics card 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5770 [dual-link DVI, HDMI, DP, VGA adapter]

Think this will run the benchmark within reason??? Thanks for any and all help.
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#551 Jul 19 2010 at 8:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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Still trying to put together a rig but I'm gonna build from scratch but think I got it this time.


ASRock M3A785GMH/128M AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

I apologize if this seems kinda jumbled up but I'm having it built and before I give the go ahead I was hoping for some feed back. I don't want overkill but I'm looking to score decent on the benchmark and be able to play at normal setting without to many problems.

Any help is appreciated.

Edited, Jul 19th 2010 10:56pm by SundayMoney
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