ASUS G73J Series (Laptop)
Intel Core i7 720QM (1.7Ghz - 3Ghz)
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB
500GB HD @ 7200 rpm
8GB DDR3 RAM
Runs about 3260 on low, 2200 on high. In-game I get anywhere between 20 and 60 fps 1280x720 with 2x AA and standard shadow settings. On average it's about 40 fps. Texture quality/filtering at max settings.
Smooth? Choppy? Is that MAX max settings? on a scale of 1-10, 1 being minimum and 10 being max, where does yours fall?
have you disabled hardware virtualization in BIOS?
Is it a best buy version, or the higher quality 1920 x 1080 display version sold online? [this would constitute the X1, A2, and A1 models]
I'm really REALLY curious to hear as many details about this machine as I can.
It's the online version (got from newegg, but they're currently unavailable there). I actually saw it in best buy which is where I got a feel for it, but they had a smaller resolution screen and a lower quality ATi card. The only time it gets a bit choppy is when I'm at the crystal starting up a new guildleve and there are a few dozen people crowded around. When I go out to fight something, the framerate is more like 30-40, which is high enough to play smoothly. Occasionally it can jump as high as 60 but that's in empty areas. I've touched as low as 15 fps when in weather/crowded areas/windowed with Aero on. Keep in mind this is while firefox is running, AIM is running, steam is running, etc. Never disabled hardware virtualization in the BIOS, suppose I could give that a shot. Depth of field and ambient occlusion are off, but all textures are at the highest possible settings. Oh, and the buffer size is at resolution (people used to oversample the buffer size in FFXI to create a pseudo-anti aliasing effect since regular AA wasn't supported).
Running fullscreen at 1080p isn't too much harder on the laptop, but I haven't done it as much. Currently you can't alt+tab out of the fullscreen mode (it'll crash the game) so I haven't been bothering with it. If they ever do fix alt+tabbing I might turn down the textures a bit and go back to 1080p. I really hope so, because it's really aggravating that they never really fixed that original issue from FFXI (they just allowed windowing, never fixed crashing), and in FFXIV they're doing the exact same thing. Edited, Aug 13th 2010 8:57pm by bsphil