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#1 Jul 25 2010 at 5:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok so today i ran the benchmark test to see how high i'd score. Or maybe i should say low...

My specs are:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83 GHz
ATI Radeon 4870x2 (2GB VRAM)
8 GB DDR3 RAM
Vista Ultimate 64 bit

My benchmark score: 1500 (High-res)

All drivers are fully updated.

So i guess the recommended specs must be something like an octo core overclocked to the extreme, 64 GB RAM and two 2GB GFX cards running in SLI and then hope for a score above 5000...

I have no problems running games like ARMA 2 on highest settings, that game is big and heavy and i have a hard time imagining that FF XIV is anything near that game graphics wise.

WTF is up with this s**t!? Can someone explain this to me?
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#2 Jul 25 2010 at 5:54 PM Rating: Excellent
What was your score on 720?


Look here for what's scoring high on 1080.


Your video card is the problem. Even with Crossfire, the 4870 is a fairly low end card.
#3 Jul 25 2010 at 6:01 PM Rating: Good
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Osarion, Goblin in Disguise wrote:
What was your score on 720?


Look here for what's scoring high on 1080.


Your video card is the problem. Even with Crossfire, the 4870 is a fairly low end card.


Additionally, if you read the thread Osarion linked to on BG you will notice in the first post this notice:

BG wrote:
SLI/CROSSFIRE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE FUNCTIONAL, YOU WILL ONLY BE USING A SINGLE GPU CORE IF YOU RUN WITH IT ENABLED RESULTING IN LOWER THAN EXPECTED SCORES ALL SLI/CROSSFIRE SETUPS AND CARDS LIKE THE GTX295, HD5970, HD4870x2, ETC


Likely you will see an improvement with the actual game, but upgrading your video cards can only help your score. Everything else you have looks good.
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#4 Jul 25 2010 at 6:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Gastaff wrote:
Ok so today i ran the benchmark test to see how high i'd score. Or maybe i should say low...

My specs are:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83 GHz
ATI Radeon 4870x2 (2GB VRAM)
8 GB DDR3 RAM
Vista Ultimate 64 bit

My benchmark score: 1500 (High-res)

All drivers are fully updated.

So i guess the recommended specs must be something like an octo core overclocked to the extreme, 64 GB RAM and two 2GB GFX cards running in SLI and then hope for a score above 5000...


Not really, I have an i7 920 and dual GTX260s and I hit a 4886 (low) and 3415 (high) easy. Yes 14 will be a graphically intense game, no you don't need OMGWTFSUPERPWN computer setups to run it. That being said though, the high res benchmark score means very little unless you plan on running the game on maxed graphical settings from day 1 (in which case be prepared to spend easily in excess of $6,000). SE made this game to scale well with new technology that comes out in the years to follow 14's release as a means of ensuring it's longevity, they specifically have said they realize that the requirements are high and don't expect technology to catch up (at a reasonable price anyways) for several years.

That being said, there is a whole sticky thread about PC builds/requirements that meet and/or exceed standards of play exactly meant for these kinds of threads. If you wanna know what you should replace or if you wanna see what other people have gotten for their pcs, check it out. (That's also meant for everyone posting these tech question threads, though I realize it means very little as people will continue to post threads like this even if there was a dedicated forum to FFXIV PC requirements.)
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#5 Jul 25 2010 at 6:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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Howto run FFXIV Benchmark with multi GPUs:

* Go to folder FFXIVBenchmark\data\
* Rename FFXivWinBenchmark executable to 3DMark06 for CrossFireX ( Crysis for SLI )
* Copy full screen wrapper d3d9.dll to this folder.
* Run 3DMark06 ( Crysis for SLI )
WIN!!
#6 Jul 25 2010 at 6:13 PM Rating: Good
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Heh, I spent the past 5 minutes looking for that rename trick just to come back to find bunny beat me to it...you win this round...
#7 Jul 25 2010 at 9:38 PM Rating: Good
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Hmm... only bumped my score up about 200 (from 5k to 5200).

Wish this thing was designed to give accurate readings for SLI/Crossfire setups. What's the success rate of enabling multiple GPUs with this trick?
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#8 Jul 25 2010 at 9:48 PM Rating: Good
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Callinon wrote:
Hmm... only bumped my score up about 200 (from 5k to 5200).

Wish this thing was designed to give accurate readings for SLI/Crossfire setups. What's the success rate of enabling multiple GPUs with this trick?


Did you rename it to the right file? Also, I noticed a jump again when I used the full screen DLL.
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#9 Jul 25 2010 at 9:53 PM Rating: Good
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Wint wrote:
Callinon wrote:
Hmm... only bumped my score up about 200 (from 5k to 5200).

Wish this thing was designed to give accurate readings for SLI/Crossfire setups. What's the success rate of enabling multiple GPUs with this trick?


Did you rename it to the right file? Also, I noticed a jump again when I used the full screen DLL.

Renamed it to Crysis.exe and added the dx9 wrapper DLL

BTW, don't rename it to the wrong thing... hoo boy is it ever depressing to see your nice brand-spanking new SLI setup score a 70 on the entire benchmark
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#10 Jul 25 2010 at 10:28 PM Rating: Good
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Two 4870s is plenty to run this game at high settings. Don't put too much stock in the benchmark even if you do get Crossfire working.
#11 Jul 26 2010 at 7:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Actually i don't run my gfx card in crossfire. It's actually one card with 2 GPUs attached. But i guess i'll just have to wait and see what happens. The weird thing is that the benchmark runs smoothly with only a few hickups when Leviathan appears (or what it is). It just seems like the benchmark test is calculating my performance wrong...

Well thanks for the replies, maybe i'll buy a new GFX card shortly after release, if it gets choppy.
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