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#1 Sep 04 2010 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Running just under recommended specs (unless I am reading it wrong) with :

AMD Phenom II 3core 720, Geforce 9800 GT, and 6 gigs of DDR3,

The benchmark loads and runs smoothly, yet it is scoring me on average between 1500-1700, should I be worried that I cant run FFXIV
#2 Sep 04 2010 at 11:08 PM Rating: Default
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Not super accurate. I scored around 600 which means that I shouldn't be able to run the game. It runs relatively fine on default settings on my computer other than the mouse (which I see many people don't like).

Comp specs: dm4 laptop, i5-430, radeon 5450.

#3 Sep 04 2010 at 11:12 PM Rating: Good
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You don't need recommended specs to run the game.
#4 Sep 04 2010 at 11:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes, I understand that, let me rephrase I would like to enjoy the gaming performance. Was doing a little more research and it looks like I'll probably need to update my CPU, anyone have any insight as to whether my video card will be sufficient?
#5 Sep 04 2010 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I think I scored about ~1300 on the lower (1280x720?) benchmark resolution.

Specs are:
E8400 Duo @ 3.00GHz
4 GB (of decent) memory
9800 GTX

It runs fine at 1680x1050 for me with standard shadows, no AA, high textures, and highest filtering (no ambient occlusion or depth of field). I haven't been keeping up to date in years about relative AMD vs. Intel processor strength, but if you're pulling 200-400 points more than me on the benchmark, it should run beautifully depending on how high of a resolution and how many bells and whistles you want.
#6 Sep 05 2010 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
hm. odd. i almost got the same system as the person over me.

Wolfdale E8400 @3000
GF 8800 512mb
4gb ram

I score 2900. o.0
#7 Sep 05 2010 at 12:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Honestly, on our second computer, we're running the game on a Nvidia 8800gt 512mb card, at 1920x1080. Default settings, no AA. It runs fine. There is a little screen tearing (but i'm seeing that on our better rig machine also), but its around 30-40fps when we're out exploring.

You will be able to run the game comfortably.

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#8 Sep 05 2010 at 1:16 AM Rating: Decent
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hm. odd. i almost got the same system as the person over me.


This statement made me curious, so I re-downloaded the benchmark and ran it again.

I scored ~3,200 or something (it closed as I clicked back to it for the true amount).

My earlier statement was made using the first release of the bench, so my earlier statements may or may not be accurate depending on what version of the benchmark the OP was using. My original numbers were based on the first release of the benchmark program.
#9 Sep 05 2010 at 2:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I found the benchmark to be fairly accurate in my case.
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#10 Sep 05 2010 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Yes, I understand that, let me rephrase I would like to enjoy the gaming performance. Was doing a little more research and it looks like I'll probably need to update my CPU, anyone have any insight as to whether my video card will be sufficient?


Your CPU is fine, but dont expect to run it with high settings. The Graphics is fine also, but dont use 1080 resolution or it will fry :)

I'd say you're good to play for now... maybe if in a few month's time or for christmas you may have a better computer...

I remember I could barely run FFXI when that launched, but a year later my computer could handly every setting on high and it was such an amazement to see weather effects XD
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#11 Sep 05 2010 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I scored like 250 on the benchmark so its pretty accurate for me in saying I cant run it. I am able to open it and mess around with the character creation, which is really all I need for now. I will be upgrading in the next week though, so the benchmark seems to be more accurate when it comes to the lower numbers.
#12 Sep 05 2010 at 9:42 AM Rating: Decent
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I found that if you run the benchmark while not having it the active window (in other words, browsing the internet while benchmark runs in the background), it will show a significantly lower score.

For example, running the benchmark in the background gave me a total score of something like 1100 but i ran it again while keeping the benchmark the active window and it scored me like 1960.

Run the entire benchmark in the active window to get the most accurate score.
#13 Sep 05 2010 at 9:43 AM Rating: Decent
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My benchmark scored at low performance but I can play with everything on and no lag, even when I'm in a cluster of 50 other players, so I don't think it's very accurate.
#14 Sep 05 2010 at 9:46 AM Rating: Decent
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It was accurate for me. I got 3400 windowed and just like they said it runs well at standard settings. Actually I think a little higher than standard. Right now I'm running it at 1440x900 windowed, all settings highest, 2xMSAA, AO off, DoF on and it runs smoothly with some framerate slowdowns in the major cities or next to large groups. Here's my specs:

Windows Vista 64-Bit
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 Motherboard
AMD Phenom X4 9650 OC'd to 2.7GHz
4GB DDR2 1066 G. Skill RAM
XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB Juniper XT Edition

Video card hits about 75°C at the highest while playing, I have my fan set to a constant 50%. It only gets this hot on intensive games, like Crysis, The Sims 3, FFXIV. I prefer to keep it under 70°C but I've heard ATI says it's fine as long as it's under 100°C(I would never run a card that hot). My CPU only gets up to 50°C at tops, don't know about my RAM but I'm thinking about buying a fan for it just to lower my system temperature which is usually around 35°C or so.
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