Alright... I'm not a tech guy at all. I played FFXI on PC from '03 until about '08, but never had a gaming setup or ran the game on extremely high settings or anything like that. It's just never been terribly important to me to have the best visuals or a perfect frame rate; my computer ran the game well enough that I could play the game well and only experience occasional lag in busy areas and that was all that I cared about. Now I was intending on playing FFXIV on PS3, but the delay means I'll pick it up and start on PC, assuming my current computer can run the game. Unfortunately, I'm among the many who are receiving errors before the benchmark program even starts, yet I do not believe it has to do with my cpu not being able to run the benchmark and has more to do with the benchmark simply not working on all machines. I don't know tech terms enough to figure out everything I need to know from running dxdiag, so I would be appreciative if someone would tell me if this:
Can run FFXIV on low settings. Again, as was the case with FFXI, I'm not one to worry about whether or not I'm getting peak visuals or a maxed out frame rate. I'm not looking for high performance, just to be ABLE to play the game until the PS3 version releases.
If it can't, what about this one: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/asus-x83vm-x2-core/4505-3121_7-33514638.html
I have that sitting around but it's so virus-laden I'll need to send it out to be fixed before I'd be able to play on it.
Edit: According to Mikhalia's "definitive why did I bomb the benchmark" post, my computer would hit a 1,994? According to the info SE released it might be able to handle it on low settings, but according to posts from others, the SE info is a little extreme and a score around 2000 isn't as bad as it sounds?
Edited, Jul 12th 2010 5:44pm by MCraine