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#1 Jun 30 2010 at 1:42 PM Rating: Decent
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About buying a PS3? I think im gonna try to do some upgrading to my second PC instead.
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#2 Jun 30 2010 at 1:45 PM Rating: Good
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I had already bought a PS3 for it, cause we've been told all along "They'll release at the same time"
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#3 Jun 30 2010 at 1:45 PM Rating: Good
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I would have to buy a compeltly new pc if I want to play it at launch. GAH! money I dont have right now.. well I got a few months :P
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#4 Jun 30 2010 at 1:47 PM Rating: Good
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Still buying a PS3 when it's released. I'm sure it will run and look substantially better than my current computer.

Edit: This of course under the assumption that the game itself doesn't suck causing me to quit it within a few months.



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#5 Jun 30 2010 at 1:48 PM Rating: Good
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I planned on getting both versions so my gf and I can play at the same time. Looks like we are going to have to rock/paper/scissor for the PC :)
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I was looking forward to getting into an mmo from the very beginning for the first time, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen now. Not only is it a beginning of the semester release, but I don't have a PC at this time. oh well.
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Although the split release dates is definitly a factor, the complete lack-luster specs needed to play on PC was the kicker.

It is odd though, as my 1.5yr old PC has much better specs in every category listed (aside from GPU, and I know my GPU needed replacing) and yet I bombed the bench.

It will be interesting to see how bench scores end up relating to final game function as those minimum specs are truly low.
#8 Jun 30 2010 at 2:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Those minimum requirements must be very much minimum with 5 FPS. I don't see how this game can be played with anything less than 2.5 ghz cpu and at least a 4k series Radeon.
#9 Jun 30 2010 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
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I just bought my PC three months ago, but I bought a GeForce 9500 so I wouldn't have to go with the integrated video. I'll have to upgrade that now to a 9600 or better if I want to play on PC, especially since my benchmark didn't even break 500 on high res. Otherwise, I'll have to suck it up and wait for the PS3 version. :/
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#10 Jun 30 2010 at 2:40 PM Rating: Decent
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Although the split release dates is definitly a factor, the complete lack-luster specs needed to play on PC was the kicker.

It is odd though, as my 1.5yr old PC has much better specs in every category listed (aside from GPU, and I know my GPU needed replacing) and yet I bombed the bench.

It will be interesting to see how bench scores end up relating to final game function as those minimum specs are truly low.


I recently updated my SLI 8800 GTSs to a GTX 470 with one of the 8800s staying onboard as my PhysX card... My CPU is still holding me back a bit but I think I'll be good(Q6700 stock)

1245 high 2186 low

SLI GTS 8800 640s (non-forced SLI bench)

2893 high 3555 low

GTX 470

My guess is that the Bench requires a good balance of CPU to GPU since my scores didn't jump more than 1K
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Those minimum requirements must be very much minimum with 5 FPS. I don't see how this game can be played with anything less than 2.5 ghz cpu and at least a 4k series Radeon.


From the scores I've been looking at, it's a little more involved.

Firstly, I'd like to note that a Core 2 Duo as "minimum" is MINIMUM in every sense of the word. I wouldn't personally suggest anything less than a quad core processor.

Also, as someone pointed out to my attention; the core speed and transfer rate of the video card matters. Radeon 4800s will outperform 5200s because the 5200s are 64 bit. Just for shiggles, I ran the benchmark on my integrated 4200 and got a 400ish on low (with a Phenom II x4) compared to my fiancee's Pentium 4 HT with a Radeon 3650 that got a 750ish on low.

I feel sorry for the people who buy a system based on the "minimum specs" and get godawful performance, because for a little more, they could do much better.
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#12 Jun 30 2010 at 4:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I had already bought a PS3 for it, cause we've been told all along "They'll release at the same time"


well, look on the bright side; youve got a good blu-ray player at least, and there are still some good games on the PS3.
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#13 Jun 30 2010 at 5:16 PM Rating: Good
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Small condolence, the blu-ray comment. I bought a Ps3 for this as well, but despite the promise of blu-ray movies, my 360 is still seeing a **** of a lot more general gaming and entertainment action at my home theater center.

I'm very disappointed the Ps3 version is getting pushed back. Very disappointed, indeed.
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Small condolence, the blu-ray comment. I bought a Ps3 for this as well, but despite the promise of blu-ray movies, my 360 is still seeing a **** of a lot more general gaming and entertainment action at my home theater center.

I'm very disappointed the Ps3 version is getting pushed back. Very disappointed, indeed.


That's all well and good for gaming, but why aren't you using the blu-ray capabilities of the PS3 for movies? It's the real deal.

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#15 Jun 30 2010 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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My laptop(my only decent machine atm) scored a 1900 on the 720p benchmark so I had been basically been resigned to buying a PS3. With the actual minimum requirements out I think my laptop can handle it with everything on low and I'll just use the extra six months to save up further for a PS3 + game.

Also, with the PS3 actually turning a profit for Sony now there could actually be a price drop by March anyways.
#16 Jun 30 2010 at 7:42 PM Rating: Good
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Small condolence, the blu-ray comment. I bought a Ps3 for this as well, but despite the promise of blu-ray movies, my 360 is still seeing a **** of a lot more general gaming and entertainment action at my home theater center.

I'm very disappointed the Ps3 version is getting pushed back. Very disappointed, indeed.


This is the same problem I always have with any new console. It doesn't feel like it's an official part of my gaming focus until I have half a dozen or more games for it. Once I buy a new system and one or two games, it's got the "ooh, shiny" factor until it sinks in that I only have two games to play on it. To me, buying a PS3 for one to two games kinda has the same mental impact that some people are saying in that they don't want to upgrade their computer "just for FFXIV"; the purchase doesn't really feel "worth it" to me until I have a lot of options.

Same for when I bought my first DVD player; it was all like "Yeah, I have a DVD player, and I know it can play CDs, and that's cool and all, but I'm still using my VCR way more" until I actually HAD some DVDs to watch on it. I'm sure I'll feel the same when I buy a PS3 regarding the Blu-ray. I know the PS3 looks nice and the games look nice and Blu ray movies look nice, but having one to two games and one to two movies doesn't really make it feel "worth the price". It's not until after my game/movie library has developed that I feel "I'm happy with my purchase".

I'm the same with my computer; I don't feel happy with my performance if only one or two games NEED it. When I upgraded my system, I could now run UT3 on max, Fallout 3 on max, GTA4 at higher than 2 FPS, and I just picked up Dragon Age; the variety of what I can do with it makes the purchase "worth it".

That's the problem I always have buying new consoles; I'm always a late adopter because I don't want to be able to buy a console if I can't afford to pick up 2-3 games with it at the same time.
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#17 Jun 30 2010 at 7:54 PM Rating: Default
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I changed my mind.

I was looking forward to giving SE my hard earned money but thanks to them ******* over console users I will not be buying FFXIV.

SE you ****** me over for the last time.
#18 Jun 30 2010 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
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Fugging retards at SE must be smoking something. My system is only 1 year old and not that bad but was getting bad framerates. Now after I just got PS3 for it and some other games, I'm walking into Future Shop and returning the dam thing and my pre-orders.

Edited, Jun 30th 2010 7:16pm by Elionara
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