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#1 Aug 29 2010 at 4:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Can anyone who has played the FFXIV beta on a laptop please post with their specs? I'd like to know what kind of laptops are successfully running it. =D Thanks.
#2 Aug 29 2010 at 4:50 PM Rating: Good
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I can't help with a laptop that will run it, but I can tell you what doesn't - My Macbook Pro :*(
#3 Aug 29 2010 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
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#4 Aug 29 2010 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey Brizz...

I havent played Beta, but I have been researching alot on this topic. I personally use a ASUS G60vx laptop. It has a Nvidia gtx 260m graphics card, 4 gb ram, and a duo core 2.13 gHz processor. I get over 2400 on the benchmark, and I also found this:

http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/9246-can-my-laptop-handle-it/

it's a guy who scored 2000 on the benchmark with my same laptop--only he actually got into beta and says everything runs fine on the highest settings.
EDIT: forgot to mention that I got this laptop for $700. People are always saying you cant play games or FFXIV on laptops unless you spend $1100 or so... but not true.

To me, FFXIV wouldn't be enjoyable if I was always tied to the old ball and chain... the giant desktop computer. Mobility is the way to go.


Edited, Aug 29th 2010 7:10pm by Hugznkisses
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#5 Aug 29 2010 at 5:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey Brizz...

I havent played Beta, but I have been researching alot on this topic. I personally use a ASUS G60vx laptop. It has a Nvidia gtx 260m graphics card, 4 gb ram, and a duo core 2.13 gHz processor. I get over 2400 on the benchmark, and I also found this:

http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/9246-can-my-laptop-handle-it/

it's a guy who scored 2000 on the benchmark with my same laptop--only he actually got into beta and says everything runs fine on the highest settings.
EDIT: forgot to mention that I got this laptop for $700. People are always saying you cant play games or FFXIV on laptops unless you spend $1100 or so... but not true.

To me, FFXIV wouldn't be enjoyable if I was always tied to the old ball and chain... the giant desktop computer. Mobility is the way to go.


Thanks! That's good to know. My wife has a G72GX, so I guess she should be able to run it.
#6 Aug 29 2010 at 5:14 PM Rating: Good
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I never ran the benchmark, but my laptop doesn't meet the minimum specs according to CYRI (fail on the graphics card). I run the beta just fine on high settings, though.

Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 @ 2.53 Ghz
2.5 Gigs of RAM
Nvidia Quadro FX 2700M 1.5 Gigs



Edited, Aug 29th 2010 7:15pm by Eske
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#7 Aug 29 2010 at 7:39 PM Rating: Good
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The ASUS g73-rbbx05 runs the game very nicely. The benchmark score at high was above 2000 and on low, it was above 3000.

That being said, I would not advise anyone to purchase this laptop as there are currently problems with the ATI drivers for the g73 laptop. The stock drivers will not run FFXIV (you need above 10.1 and ASUS has only released up to 10.1, I believe); thus, if you update using the latest ATI Mobility drivers, your laptop will become quite unstable. I experienced GSODs, BSODs, etc. ASUS claims to be in the process of fixing this issue; however, there is currently no solution to this problem.
#8 Aug 29 2010 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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LadyRea wrote:
The ASUS g73-rbbx05 runs the game very nicely. The benchmark score at high was above 2000 and on low, it was above 3000.

That being said, I would not advise anyone to purchase this laptop as there are currently problems with the ATI drivers for the g73 laptop. The stock drivers will not run FFXIV (you need above 10.1 and ASUS has only released up to 10.1, I believe); thus, if you update using the latest ATI Mobility drivers, your laptop will become quite unstable. I experienced GSODs, BSODs, etc. ASUS claims to be in the process of fixing this issue; however, there is currently no solution to this problem.
Eh? I just downloaded the drivers from ATI's site directly and it worked perfectly for my G73J.
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#9 Aug 29 2010 at 8:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Toshiba Qosmio X505-650
i5 M 430 2.27GHz (Turbo to 3.2, but unnoticed on the gadget)
Windows 7 64-bit
nVidea GeForce GTS 360m

2100 bench on low
1300 on high, but natural rez is just below, even on its mammoth 18.3" screen

Actual beta, without ambiance inclusion (never had it on, heard it hurts everyone), everything was beautiful and smooth, even with a **** phone line DSL in a rainy Florida (Century Link) that consistently dipped the connection into yellow from green. Only slight rubber-banding when running straight for a while, otherwise no lag was noticeable, so I blame the connection. Game graphics are like nothing else.. makes even the 720p better Youtube vids look like crap. Not a cheap laptop, but far from the best. GPU was consistently at 94-98% (temp never got over 140 though) but CPU was barely taxed at 40-50% in all 4 threads (2 cores, 2 threads apiece) combined according to the gadgets.

Edited, Aug 29th 2010 10:40pm by Toryu
#10 Aug 29 2010 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
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bsphil wrote:
LadyRea wrote:
The ASUS g73-rbbx05 runs the game very nicely. The benchmark score at high was above 2000 and on low, it was above 3000.

That being said, I would not advise anyone to purchase this laptop as there are currently problems with the ATI drivers for the g73 laptop. The stock drivers will not run FFXIV (you need above 10.1 and ASUS has only released up to 10.1, I believe); thus, if you update using the latest ATI Mobility drivers, your laptop will become quite unstable. I experienced GSODs, BSODs, etc. ASUS claims to be in the process of fixing this issue; however, there is currently no solution to this problem.
Eh? I just downloaded the drivers from ATI's site directly and it worked perfectly for my G73J.


Almost all the G73JH have problems with the screen turning to vertical stripes with multiple colors called GSOD first known as Grey Screen of Death. They are working on a vBios update that should hopefully come soon. If you don't have problems with the most recent drivers and these crashes then consider yourself lucky :) notebookreview.com asus gaming forum is on fire with these issues.

For the few minutes before a crash it looked like beta phase 3 was running at steady 30+ fps on high textures and high bitmap(or whatever i was called) No AO and no AA, and 1920*1080 res fullscreen.

Edited, Aug 29th 2010 10:44pm by XellossM
#11 Aug 29 2010 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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ASUS G73JH (Best Buy edition with crappy 1600x900 screen)
Intel i7-720QM
Radeon Mobility HD5870

Stock settings: 3502
Overclocked to 1.8GHz and GPU at 800/1300MHz: 3981

Both numbers are on the low resolution setting, with 10.8 drivers on Windows 7 x64, Aero turned on. The previous poster's correct in that this laptop has a LOT of issues. I wouldn't recommend one.
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#12 Aug 29 2010 at 9:03 PM Rating: Decent
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XellossM wrote:
bsphil wrote:
LadyRea wrote:
The ASUS g73-rbbx05 runs the game very nicely. The benchmark score at high was above 2000 and on low, it was above 3000.

That being said, I would not advise anyone to purchase this laptop as there are currently problems with the ATI drivers for the g73 laptop. The stock drivers will not run FFXIV (you need above 10.1 and ASUS has only released up to 10.1, I believe); thus, if you update using the latest ATI Mobility drivers, your laptop will become quite unstable. I experienced GSODs, BSODs, etc. ASUS claims to be in the process of fixing this issue; however, there is currently no solution to this problem.
Eh? I just downloaded the drivers from ATI's site directly and it worked perfectly for my G73J.


Almost all the G73JH have problems with the screen turning to vertical stripes with multiple colors called GSOD first known as Grey Screen of Death. They are working on a vBios update that should hopefully come soon. If you don't have problems with the most recent drivers and these crashes then consider yourself lucky :) notebookreview.com asus gaming forum is on fire with these issues.

For the few minutes before a crash it looked like beta phase 3 was running at steady 30+ fps on high textures and high bitmap(or whatever i was called) No AO and no AA, and 1920*1080 res fullscreen.

Edited, Aug 29th 2010 10:44pm by XellossM
I got them a couple times initially but I haven't had any issues at all for a month now.
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#13 Aug 29 2010 at 10:56 PM Rating: Good
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Both numbers are on the low resolution setting, with 10.8 drivers on Windows 7 x64, Aero turned on. The previous poster's correct in that this laptop has a LOT of issues. I wouldn't recommend one.


Asus is working overtime to fix the issues affecting these machines. I have one, and I recommend it, but I also recommend heading over to

http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus-gaming-notebook-forum/

and reading up.

And as a rule of thumb remember that when people here are saying "the laptop runs fine on high settings" they are not being 100% truthful.

they're running high textures/resolution with ambient occlusion and depth of field off ;)

Turning those two things on would be running "high" settings. . . but if you don't have a 5970 or dual 5870s, I wouldn't recommend it with the current game build
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#14 Aug 30 2010 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Glad I came to this thread. I have the Asus you guys got, and have been reading that forum that you posted as well. Now I know im not alone! Anyways keep it updated for everyone incase some miss it if you guys would so we can get our machines back to runnin in full swing.

Personally my issues were mainly with the benchmark, the beta just occasionally nothing I couldnt deal with, but be nice to fix it all together
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#15 Aug 30 2010 at 1:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Turning those two things on would be running "high" settings. . . but if you don't have a 5970 or dual 5870s, I wouldn't recommend it with the current game build


I would consider it "max" settings with AO and DoF on. For now I'll be happy if my wife's G72GX can run it on all high with those two and AA off.
#16 Sep 01 2010 at 8:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Buying a laptop to run this gam. I am probably going to suffer through on my old laptop, hoping it runs the game on low everything, till after 15th of november as I have a ton of travel for work and won't be able to play much anyway.

Had a few questions.


Option 1:

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Quad Core processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz
• 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 [HDMI, VGA] - For Quad Core Processors
• 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
• 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection


Would i notice a significant improvement if I uped the processor to

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-740QM Quad Core processor (1.73GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) w/Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz

OR would I get better performance by going with

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M with 1GB GDDR3 discrete graphics

Thans




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#17 Sep 01 2010 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
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The 5650 is a little better than the 330m. 330M vs. 5650

If you're looking to waste a little money, you can probably get a 50-100 point improvement on your benchmark (low settings) by upgrading to the 1.7GHz processor.

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 8:59am by Nirn
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#18 Sep 01 2010 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Tyleron wrote:
Buying a laptop to run this gam. I am probably going to suffer through on my old laptop, hoping it runs the game on low everything, till after 15th of november as I have a ton of travel for work and won't be able to play much anyway.

Had a few questions.


Option 1:

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
• Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-720QM Quad Core processor (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz
• 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 5650 [HDMI, VGA] - For Quad Core Processors
• 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
• 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection


Would i notice a significant improvement if I uped the processor to

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-740QM Quad Core processor (1.73GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) w/Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz

OR would I get better performance by going with

NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M with 1GB GDDR3 discrete graphics

Thans
Neither video card is very good. If you want to run FFXIV adequately, you'll want a mobility radeon HD 5870 or a nvidia geforce 480M.

The processor upgrade won't be nearly as good as a video card upgrade.
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#19 Sep 01 2010 at 9:59 AM Rating: Decent
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Ah ok so I should look for a laptop with either

bsphil wrote:
If you want to run FFXIV adequately, you'll want a mobility radeon HD 5870 or a nvidia geforce 480M.



Thanks thats exactly what I needed to know



Edited, Sep 1st 2010 9:00am by Tyleron
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