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#1 Jul 10 2010 at 10:00 PM Rating: Decent
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I do not have beta and but I do know some one with it and after talking with them im worried. I have a Phenom 2 x4 3.2GHZ 4GB of ram 275GTX, X-fi sound card and I was told today that most likely my PC is going to run the game like crap. =/ IDK if hes telling the truth or not but I figure he has no reason to lie. Its only a little over 2 months before the game releases I am going to hold out until then to see how my PC plays it and go from there.
#2 Jul 10 2010 at 10:03 PM Rating: Good
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You'll be fine on low settings. video card is the only thing that would hold you back, and that's easily upgradeable.

Edited, Jul 11th 2010 12:05am by JayRams
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I've heard tails on the internet of a PC that scored 300 on the benchmark being able to at least run the game. They said it got pretty bad FPS and there was some lag on the inputs, but he was still able to do his job in a party. Overall, though, it was said said that a better computer would be a lot easier to play on.

From what I've gathered from speaking to some people I know who are in the beta, the benchmark scores aren't a good way to judge your computer by.
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#4 Jul 11 2010 at 11:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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TheBSTGuy wrote:
I do not have beta and but I do know some one with it and after talking with them im worried. I have a Phenom 2 x4 3.2GHZ 4GB of ram 275GTX, X-fi sound card and I was told today that most likely my PC is going to run the game like crap. =/ IDK if hes telling the truth or not but I figure he has no reason to lie. Its only a little over 2 months before the game releases I am going to hold out until then to see how my PC plays it and go from there.


Your Phenom 2 755 + 4Gb RAM + 275 GTX should easily net you over 3000 (probably even 4000) on the benchmark. You'll be fine playing the game on medium settings.
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#5 Jul 11 2010 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
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Your Phenom 2 755 + 4Gb RAM + 275 GTX should easily net you over 3000 (probably even 4000) on the benchmark. You'll be fine playing the game on medium settings.


I scored 3100 on high and 4300 on low. But I was told that the game laggs on a $2800 Ailenware PC and that has me worried. Lag or no lag I will be playing in september and if I have to I will switch to PS3 in march.
#6 Jul 11 2010 at 6:31 PM Rating: Decent
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0lbxtnQbSM

lesser cpu than yours and gets about 5000, probably on 720p as i got the same score with an i7 and 5870 on 1080. this score means you get about 60-100 frames per second on a frame rate calculater like fraps which is way more than you actually need by the way.
i think people are overestimating how demanding this game is going to be. the benchmark scores arent exactly accurate when a score of 5000 which is like 3000 from the top gives you a much bigger frame rate than you actually need.
#7 Jul 11 2010 at 6:34 PM Rating: Decent
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TheBSTGuy wrote:
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Your Phenom 2 755 + 4Gb RAM + 275 GTX should easily net you over 3000 (probably even 4000) on the benchmark. You'll be fine playing the game on medium settings.


I scored 3100 on high and 4300 on low. But I was told that the game laggs on a $2800 Ailenware PC and that has me worried. Lag or no lag I will be playing in september and if I have to I will switch to PS3 in march.


ah yeh missed this but again 4300 is probably still going to net you a good 60 frames per second in the majority of situations and never reach not being playable. run fraps at the same time as the benchmark to see. (free fps calculator) - and just because and allienware pc is expensive doesnt mean its got the best hardware your paying allot for the name and a fancy case.

Edited, Jul 11th 2010 8:35pm by jamiehavok
#8 Jul 11 2010 at 6:41 PM Rating: Good
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lesser cpu than yours and gets about 5000, probably on 720p as i got the same score with an i7 and 5870 on 1080. this score means you get about 60-100 frames per second on a frame rate calculater like fraps which is way more than you actually need by the way.
i think people are overestimating how demanding this game is going to be. the benchmark scores arent exactly accurate when a score of 5000 which is like 3000 from the top gives you a much bigger frame rate than you actually need.


How in the world did he get a better benchmark? There must be something wrong with my PC!
#9 Jul 11 2010 at 7:24 PM Rating: Good
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Your pc is totally fine, and you can run it on high settings for sure. Ok, now about the Alienware machine. Currently, FFXIV Beta is maxed at 30 fps, and they don't have multi-GPU support yet. Also, there is a very nice graphical option called Ambient Occlusion, but they are still working out the drivers and all the bugs causing flickerings, black screens, blue screens, etc..., so turning that off Ambient Occlusion actually gets you better frame rates. If you're not in the beta, sit tight, and stop worrying so much.

The japanese HP promo, getting people beta keys if they buy their "FFXIV Adventure ready PC" only have a GTX 260 card. So any card, above or equivalent that, should be fine on medium to high settings by release.
#10 Jul 11 2010 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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If you're not in the beta, sit tight, and stop worrying so much
I am not in the beta but I would like to play on High with a smooth frame rate. My PC plays every other game out on the market at max settings including BF:BC 2. (I dont have crysis or metro 2033)
#11 Jul 11 2010 at 8:29 PM Rating: Good
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You really have nothing to worry about with that set up. I would even say you can run medium-high settings with that.
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#12 Jul 12 2010 at 2:21 PM Rating: Good
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JayRams wrote:
You'll be fine on low settings. video card is the only thing that would hold you back, and that's easily upgradeable.

Edited, Jul 11th 2010 12:05am by JayRams


I love how a $250 card means he would have to run a game on low settings. This honestly cannot be the case, else there will only be about 50 people playing the game for the first year or two.
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#13 Jul 12 2010 at 3:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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TheBSTGuy wrote:
But I was told that the game laggs on a $2800 Ailenware PC and that has me worried.


You have to remember a lot of people like to brag about what they paid for their PC. Mine was 3K+ a few years ago, it could be pieced together for under 800 bucks these days and smoked by something only a few dollars more expensive. The problem is, people with 5 year old computers still like to say they have a $3K gaming rig. You can't look at costs, only specs and performance.
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JayRams wrote:
You'll be fine on low settings. video card is the only thing that would hold you back, and that's easily upgradeable.

Edited, Jul 11th 2010 12:05am by JayRams


I love how a $250 card means he would have to run a game on low settings. This honestly cannot be the case, else there will only be about 50 people playing the game for the first year or two.


for 250ish bucks you can get a GTX 460 (better than a 465)... Prices change as the market does. It's part of the PC game.
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PerrinofSylph wrote:
TheBSTGuy wrote:
But I was told that the game laggs on a $2800 Ailenware PC and that has me worried.


You have to remember a lot of people like to brag about what they paid for their PC. Mine was 3K+ a few years ago, it could be pieced together for under 800 bucks these days and smoked by something only a few dollars more expensive. The problem is, people with 5 year old computers still like to say they have a $3K gaming rig. You can't look at costs, only specs and performance.


This, a thousand times. Computers depreciate in value even faster than cars do. In 2002, my parents bought me a system; Pentium 4, 80 GB HD, 512 MB RAM, 32 MB Video card, no monitor, $999. I could buy a better computer for a third of that.
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#16 Jul 12 2010 at 6:04 PM Rating: Good
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I was in the beta and my specs are i7 980X and 5850. I was able to run the game at the 30FPS cap with 15% CPU load and 35%-45% GPU load at a 1920*1080 resolution with MSSA at 1 and Ambient Occlusion Off. I have to say that, OP your PC should be able to play this game at 1920*1080 resolution well with about 40-45FPS(if they ever unlock the 30FPS cap) with high shadows, MSAA at 1 and effects like Ambient Occlusion and Depth of Field off.
#17 Jul 13 2010 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
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For those who are concerned:

I have it on good authority that the game will run on a 5 year old, AMD Athlon x2 64 3800+, 2 GB ram, and Geforce 9800 PC. Not well, but it works.
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#18 Jul 13 2010 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Reposting this from another thread.

This was my main gaming rig when AoC came out 2 years ago. I upgraded from 2x 9600gt to 2x 9800gtx+ after a year. I then sold the rig to my work a year later when the main computer went down, and I bought a PS3. I also sold the other 9800gtx+ on craigslist, so the current rig only has 1 9800gtx+ with SLI disabled by default. Current specs.

Asus P5NE-SLI MOBO
Intel Core2 Quad - Q6700 2.66ghz (Stock Speeds)
Freezer Pro 7 Heatsink and fan
(1) XFX Nvidia 9800gtx+ (Latest Drivers)
Acer Monitor (1366 X 768 resolution)
Generic case
Corsair 1000HX PS - 1000W (Modular)
Western Digital SATA 500 GB Caviar HD
4GB PC6400 (800mhz) Patriot Ram - PDC22G6400ELK
Sony DVD Writer
Windows XP 32bit (Yes I know)
Standard KB and Mouse
Onboard LAN and Sound

I had all the standard crap running in background. Firewall, Anti-Virus, Job server, etc...


Scores on low setting = 3750 / Load Time = 58220 ms
Hope this helps?
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