Forum Settings
       
This Forum is Read Only

PC Build QuestionFollow

#1 Jul 16 2010 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
*
103 posts
Hey guys, I've run the benchmark for Final Fantasy XIV on my pc and gotten a 700. So I decided to look into upgrading my pc so I can play this game. After looking through the guides It seems as if my E8500 Intel Core 2 Duo @3.16 ghz would be sufficient for medium settings. However, I am only using 2.5 gb of what I believe is ddr2 ram and running a Nvidea Geforce 8600 Gt. Based on this link: http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/4440/lowy.jpg a person with the E8500 and an Nvideo 285 got a 3k benchmark. What do you guys think I would need in addition to that video card to boost my score, and do you guys think that my processor will be sufficient? Thanks for the help.
#2 Jul 16 2010 at 3:34 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
Avatar
***
2,536 posts
Jegen wrote:
Hey guys, I've run the benchmark for Final Fantasy XIV on my pc and gotten a 700. So I decided to look into upgrading my pc so I can play this game. After looking through the guides It seems as if my E8500 Intel Core 2 Duo @3.16 ghz would be sufficient for medium settings. However, I am only using 2.5 gb of what I believe is ddr2 ram and running a Nvidea Geforce 8600 Gt. Based on this link: http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/4440/lowy.jpg a person with the E8500 and an Nvideo 285 got a 3k benchmark. What do you guys think I would need in addition to that video card to boost my score, and do you guys think that my processor will be sufficient? Thanks for the help.


First of all, that 3k on the benchmark is on LOW settings. And 3k is not considered "good." It's considered "decent." Therefore, your CPU will not be able to run the game decently on MEDIUM settings.

Secondly, as you already figured, you're also gonna need a new video card.

As for the RAM, I recommend at least 3Gb.
____________________________
FF11 Server: Caitsith
Kalyna (retired, 2008)
100 Goldsmith
75 Rng, Brd
Main/Acc
Exp/Hybrid
Str/Attk
Spam/Others
#3 Jul 16 2010 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
*
103 posts
Thanks for the reply, I wouldn't be playing on High Resolution but the lower one. When I said medium settings, I was talking about the lower resolution. I read a guide sayin that if you benchmarked over 2k, you'd be able to play the game on medium settings on the low resolution, is this not so?
#4 Jul 16 2010 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
Avatar
***
2,536 posts

You certainly will be able to play the game. :)

Just that it will probably be pretty choppy when your screen starts to fill up with other players and monsters.
____________________________
FF11 Server: Caitsith
Kalyna (retired, 2008)
100 Goldsmith
75 Rng, Brd
Main/Acc
Exp/Hybrid
Str/Attk
Spam/Others
#5 Jul 16 2010 at 3:42 PM Rating: Decent
*
103 posts
If I hit 4k would it be non choppy?
#6 Jul 16 2010 at 3:45 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
**
809 posts
Jegen wrote:
Thanks for the reply, I wouldn't be playing on High Resolution but the lower one. When I said medium settings, I was talking about the lower resolution. I read a guide sayin that if you benchmarked over 2k, you'd be able to play the game on medium settings on the low resolution, is this not so?


Honestly no one knows for sure. The only things we have as a reference are the benchmark and the beta. Some people with amazing A++++++ computers are getting ****** framerates on the beta, while people that scored 1000 on the benchmark are running at 30FPS in beta. Obviously that's not the norm, but it just goes to show that no one truly knows what will run the game smoothly.

We have no idea how the retail version will change from the beta, or just how accurate the benchmark is. If anyone says that they "know for sure" that the game will run on medium settings low resolution with a particular benchmark score, they are 100% full of ****.
____________________________
[insert witty sig here]
#7 Jul 16 2010 at 3:45 PM Rating: Good
Scholar
**
809 posts
Oops, double post.

Edited, Jul 16th 2010 5:46pm by davess
____________________________
[insert witty sig here]
#8 Jul 16 2010 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
Scholar
Avatar
***
2,536 posts
I can't tell you anything with certainty, since I haven't played the actual game itself. But if the benchmark results do hold true to its estimation of your performance in the game, a score of 4000+ will enable you to play the game smoothly. It will still probably get a bit choppy in very crowded areas though.
____________________________
FF11 Server: Caitsith
Kalyna (retired, 2008)
100 Goldsmith
75 Rng, Brd
Main/Acc
Exp/Hybrid
Str/Attk
Spam/Others
#9 Jul 16 2010 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
*
103 posts
Thanks for the answers guys.
This forum is read only
This Forum is Read Only!
Recent Visitors: 20 All times are in CST
Anonymous Guests (20)