Only scored a 3000 on the benchmark on low settings. Lol.
Actually, that's very helpful for future notice. Now I can pretty definitively state that it takes a Core i5/X4/i7/X6 and a 5870M to get 3000.
I've said it before:
-Costs less than $1000
-Is a Laptop
-Can play FFXIV
With an i5 Quad and a 5870, I would be expecting you to hit the 4500-5000ish range in a desktop.
From the JP benchmark posting site:
4155 5259 Radeon HD5850 TOXIC 1G win7(32bit) Intel core i5 750 @2.67 4.00GB
The passmark rating for the 5870m ranks it just below the desktop 4770 and well below the desktop 5770.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with your card, just that this is pretty much the upper limit when it comes to laptop performance; you're pretty much at it, and I can't imagine you didn't pay a pretty penny for that system.
It's very hard to get a good gaming laptop because the high end graphics cards in laptops don't stand up to the performance from their desktop counterparts, AND they cost more. It doesn't help that FFXIV's requirements to run the game on anything higher than minimum are exorbitant.