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#1 Jun 21 2010 at 2:52 PM Rating: Good
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Is FFXIV going to be THAT much of a drastic change over FFXI? I ran FFXI's benchmark on my PC and scored a 7500, which is higher than the "Impossible to Guage" rating the Playonline.com gives. It runs FFXI flawlessly.

I also ran FFXIV's benchmark program. To my dismay, I scored a 286. Less than 1500 is unplayable. Has this happened to anybody else? How does a computer go from optimal on one game to completely laughable on another? Buy a new computer? Wait for it to be released on XBox 360? I suspended my FFXI account a couple months back in anticipation of FFXIV, and I was disheartened when I saw this.
#2 Jun 21 2010 at 3:04 PM Rating: Good
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I think you should read the other 2 posts about the benchmark first.
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#3 Jun 21 2010 at 3:05 PM Rating: Good
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They've said they plan on shifting some of the GPU load over to the CPU in order to remove the large bottleneck on the GPU but you have to understand FFXI was released something like 8 years ago...it's an old game so yes, there is a big difference. I honestly don't understand why so many people are surprised about this. You just can't use the FFXI benchmark as a benchmark for anything anymore, it is way too old.

This is essentially asking why you can't play brand new PS3 games on a PS2...your PS2 played FFXII well enough, why can't it play FFXIII? This is almost an equally stupid question (no offense).

To answer your questions at the end though, if you want to play the game you can buy a PS3 for $300 or I suppose wait for it to go on the xbox but they haven't announced when that would happen, or you can upgrade/buy a new computer.

Edited, Jun 21st 2010 3:13pm by Yogtheterrible
#4 Jun 21 2010 at 3:26 PM Rating: Good
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Lilgabby wrote:
Is FFXIV going to be THAT much of a drastic change over FFXI? I ran FFXI's benchmark on my PC and scored a 7500, which is higher than the "Impossible to Guage" rating the Playonline.com gives. It runs FFXI flawlessly.


FFXIV is much more graphically intensive - Final release may yield a better overall result with performance on lower end machines, but the FFXIV benchmark results is a fairly good indication that you need to upgrade.
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