Hey, guys n gals.
Im experiencing severe performance issues with ff xiv. No matter wheter i set the gfx to the absolute minimum or set it to a pretty decent midfield-gfx, the fps are always as same low. (around 20 in more populated areas; and ~35 in minor detailed places) My system may not be the newest one yet i never had any real problem playing any other games with decent gfx in a smooth way. So at this time i dont really wanna buy a complete new system since i had to exchange almost everything (mobo, gfx, cpu, ram etc ...) which would cost me around ~1000€. So i’m considering just substituting either the cpu and/or gfx-card which would cost me around ~300€.
So here are my sys-specs:
Core2duo E6600 @3,3 Ghz
Radeon HD 4870
Asus P5B Deluxe Mobo
So as i mentioned before i am aware that this sys is actually a bit obsolete but still does a pretty good job. So would you agree that in this case the biggest problem might be the cpu? I heard that ff xiv is optimized for cpu’s with at least 4 cores. So i’d consider buying a Core 2 Quad „Q9400“ and oc it to like ~3,5 Ghz. Which would cost me ~150€. Do you think this would be worth it? In addition i’d also consider to get a GTX 460 Gfx-card (~150 – 200€) since i could take this card to the other system which i’m planing to get in about a year.
Would be nice if you could share your thoughts with me ;) thanks in advance.
have a nice day.