a 9800GT will not run this game anywhere near full settings if you think otherwise show my your settigns and a FRAPS SS.
Full settings? No. Playable settings without making the game look like crap? **** yes. I was running XIV on an 8800 GT at 30-50 FPS quite easily on Mid settings.
I'm calling BS here... My oldest desktop has a 9800 GT (kids PC) and you cannot run FFXIV at any normal looking
settings without dropping frames to about 10-15
Like he asked, prove it, just take a short video of you running through town using FRAPS and post it on youtube, or just a reasonable screenshot (not of a wall). You either have the buffer size and or resolution so low its PS2 quality (like OP explained how to do), or you are not aware that 10-15 FPS is unplayable.
Was your desktop custom built or something from Dell/HP? Processor? Processor speed? All of these have an effect on a game's playability, not the card itself. I was running a E4600 C2D @ 3.0 GHz, 8800 GT, 2GB DDR2, 1680x1050, with regular buffer size, low shadows, med textures, AO off, DoF off, AA off. Buffer size would have been the biggest hit on graphic quality, and having it to regular made the game look perfectly fine.
Proof? Why would I need to further prove a card that's proven itself by being capable of running Crysis on Very High settings? Something even newer low end cards still can't do.
Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
All PCs are different, but they are not magical beings that operate with no explanation. In the case of the OP, which was a necrobump from SEPTEMBER, he specifically posts that in order to get the game to run well, he had to decrease the game's resolution to 640x480, which is the lowest possible resolution you can run anything on.
So in short, he not only had to turn the game's settings all the way down to minimal, he had to reduce the game beyond the lowest resolution that most games natively offer (800x600) to get decent performance.
Yes, a lower resolution will improve performance, at the cost of appearance. While not running anything in the background -will- improve performance, the OP is using a very very low end video card and a very very low end CPU and had to accommodate them by configuring the game to run BELOW the minimum settings.
No, he can't call BS on it because FACTS back up the card's capabilities. It is NOT a low end card by ANY means. His CPU is low end, which I'm 99% sure is the cause of him being required to run it at such a low resolution. The card is enough to run the game without sacrificing a huge hit on performance, with the track record to back it up. Edited, Jan 25th 2011 4:46pm by SoumaKyou