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#1 Aug 16 2010 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Computer specs : Intel Core i7-930 CPU
• 6GB DDR3/1600MHz Memory
• NVIDIA GTX465 1GB Video
• GigaByte X58 USB3 & SATA III MB
• 24X DVD+-R/+-RW Drive
• Apevia X-Dreamer 3 Case

im getting about 2700 on high( i think when i first ran the benchmark i had around 3500) why am i getting low scores?? if i upgrade my vid card would that change the scores into the 4000s
#2 Aug 16 2010 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't understand what the case has to do with your benchmark score...
but anyways...
Yes a better graphics card will improve your benchmark score, but you should be running FFXIV fine with that setup.
#3 Aug 16 2010 at 9:27 AM Rating: Default
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so ur 5870 is that much better then the 465? and it does have something to do with the benchmark scores, im trying to improve them
#4 Aug 16 2010 at 9:31 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm not a computer expert in any way, I can't explain what makes one video card better than another.
I can't explain why an ATI 5970 is better than an ATI 5770... I just know that it is.
That being said... yes an ATI 5870 is better than a GTX465.
Also considerably more expensive.
#5 Aug 16 2010 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
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i dont really care about price :) i want a pc that can run xiv decent on high
#6 Aug 16 2010 at 9:39 AM Rating: Good
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Basic question but I have to ask. Are your drivers up to date?

I think that Nvidia cards had some issues running the benchmark. Could be wrong, been a while since I read that thread though.
#7 Aug 16 2010 at 9:41 AM Rating: Default
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im not sure how to check, can you tell me how and where to download the drivers
#8 Aug 16 2010 at 9:50 AM Rating: Good
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Here's where to get the drivers.
#9 Aug 16 2010 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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silentshoto wrote:
im not sure how to check, can you tell me how and where to download the drivers

...prophesizing the golden patch since october 2010.
#10 Aug 16 2010 at 10:17 AM Rating: Good
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i dont really care about price :) i want a pc that can run xiv decent on high

well, the 465 is an older, hotter, more power using card. The GTX460 is approximately the same performance, but less power usage/heat [or so I understand]

The GTX480 is the expensive step up, is roughly comprable to the ATi5870 [argument about performance differences, but no argument that the 480 uses more power]

The 5970 is 2 5870 GPUs on one card.

Unfortunately, you do not list your PSU. The PSU is a huge factor in overall computer performance.

As to why your scores are so low,is a good question. The Asus G73 LAPTOP in my house gets 3700's low/2150ish high. This is with a 5870m, roughly comparable to a 9800 GT[x?]

After your PSU, I'd check your temps with HWmonitor to see if you're throttling down due to heat. If the system is more than a month old [the older it is, the more important this step is] I recommend blowing the whole thing out with compressed air.

Also, verify your GPU power is properly and securely plugged into the card.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head with the info provided.

Edited, Aug 16th 2010 12:17pm by seneleron

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#11 Aug 16 2010 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Got mine up and running finally also and Im pleased. Its night and day from when i previously ran the benchmark.

Cpu i7 930 2.66 Ghz
6GB of RAM ddr3 1600
7200 rpm 1.5 TB HDD
geforce gtx 460

Now if I could only get in the beta to see things more in depth. :)
#12 Aug 16 2010 at 2:27 PM Rating: Decent
I have been running the "low" test to try and see what the max is that I can get the score up to.
Here is my setup

I have an HP Pavilion Elite tower, I ripped out the video card and power supply it came with.

Processor -AMD Phenom II running at 2.60 ghz
Memory - 8 gigs of ram
Hard Drive - Western digital "Green" 1tb @ 7200 RPM
Video Card - Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 Performance Series
Power Supply - 500Watt Thermaltake

I have gotten running processes down to 49 in Win 7 Home Premium

On Low benchmark setting I am at 3564 tops.
On Low Setting I am at around 2000

Any thoughts on how to make it run better? Obviously the video card would be a good place to start but it runs everything else totally fine including battlefield bad company 2 on high res. Any tweaks anyone is aware of to get an extra hundred or 2 out of the config?
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#13 Aug 16 2010 at 3:55 PM Rating: Good
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I am sure you already did this, but updating your GPU drivers can give you quite the boost. I went from 1750 to 2400 on low with my crappy 8800 GTS 320MB. I can play in Beta with everything turned off or down, but it isn't smooth by any means.

Other than that you might try to OC your CPU. Since FFXIV only really uses 2 cores, you are better off getting your clock speed up than having 4 slow cores.

The GTS 250 really isn't that powerful, so you might be getting about as good as she gets.

Edited, Aug 16th 2010 5:58pm by Enscheff
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