Post your system specs and what settings you are using.
HD 5850 1 GB (765mhz)
Windows 7 64-bit
Buffer Size: Resolution
Shadow Detail: high
Ambient Occlusion: On
Depth of Field: Off
Texture quality: Standard
Texture filtering: High
FYI I have figured out what "Buffer" is. It is exactly the same thing as FFXI's offscreen rendering. If you set it to "Resolution" it renders game graphics at same resolution as the window. If you set it to "double" it's the same as old "supersampling" trick in FFXI. If it's set to less than the window size then the game graphics will be rendered at a lower resolution than the window - just like FFXI.
The only difference is that in FFXIV it is based on the game window size instead of being independently set.
Edited, Sep 2nd 2010 8:41am by Lobivopis