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#1 Sep 06 2010 at 5:31 PM Rating: Default
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I have a 9800 GT, 4 GBs of RAM and a 2.7 dualcore CPU. I am really confused. I know that a 9800 GT isn't the greatest card, but it ran age of conan on high detail perfectly.. and that has better graphics than FFXIV. I literally get like 10-20 fps at all times, even when I turn down the graphics and the resolution.
#2 Sep 06 2010 at 5:39 PM Rating: Good
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Before you get sub defaulted to oblivion, you're running the bottom of the barrel card for FFXIV. recommended card is an Nvidia GTX460/ati 5770-5830.

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#3 Sep 06 2010 at 5:47 PM Rating: Decent
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OK thanks. I guess ill be buying a 460. But i dont see why the game needs a graphics card like that. The graphics are pretty good, but they are not THAT good...
#4 Sep 06 2010 at 5:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Turn all setting to low/lowest i know it may sound ****** but game still looks great..
#5 Sep 06 2010 at 5:51 PM Rating: Good
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Even if you upgrade your graphics card, your CPU might be a bottleneck.
#6 Sep 06 2010 at 5:52 PM Rating: Default
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how much of a bottleneck would it be?
#7 Sep 06 2010 at 5:56 PM Rating: Good
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how much of a bottleneck would it be?

Your best bet would be to use a benchmarking program to determine exactly what needs to be upgraded, or check your CPU loads. I'm almost certain that a dual-core will bottleneck a 460 gtx, though. You may see very little improvement in performance if it's the CPU's that's the bigger bottleneck.

#8 Sep 06 2010 at 6:05 PM Rating: Default
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Could you give me some good programs to test which one is bottle necking?
#9 Sep 06 2010 at 6:15 PM Rating: Good
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3dmark06 should give you a decent performance analysis of your components that're relevant to FFXIV's use of directx9. There might be better benchmarks out there, but I wouldn't know. I'm not that much of a benchmark user, to be honest; I only really use benchmarks when I have an obvious performance issue, which is rare.

Edited, Sep 6th 2010 8:20pm by ghosthacked
#10 Sep 06 2010 at 6:20 PM Rating: Default
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How will I be able to tell which one is the culprit of bottlenecking?
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