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#1 Sep 30 2010 at 8:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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I see a lot of people complaining about problems with their PC or complaining about how the game is laggy or whatever. This thread is to put everyone's in one so its easier to see problems and concerns with certain specs.

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

SUS M4A89TD PRO AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131645

SAPPHIRE 100281-3SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102883


G.SKILL PIS Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231351

Windows 7 64bit


This rig I have settings on max, and also in my video card catalyst controller i have all the settings maxed out full and the game runs great. I haven't had any problems so far(except overheating but i had my fan turned off, turning it on fixed the problem. herp derp me)

i would strongly recommend a build similar to this. i believe the drivers for my video card i am using is 10.8

#2 Sep 30 2010 at 8:27 AM Rating: Decent
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#3 Sep 30 2010 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
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ASUS G73JH-A2 (gaming laptop)(Core i7 720QM, ATI Mobility Radeon 5870, 8g RAM (i think?))

I was seriously concerned about this laptops ability to play FFXIV based upon some mediocre benchmark scores (if you could even edit your BIOS effectively to resolve the driver conflict issues and run the benchmark)

I'm pleased to report that this rig absolutely scorches XIV (solo play, party play, crowded towns, crowded atheryte crystals, etc.) While I haven't really play tested all of the settings, it clips along nice and clean in 1080. I'd highly recommend it to anyone seeking a laptop solution to their XIV needs. (*** it's more of a desktop replacement, as it's big (17.3" screen), heavy, and runs hot***)

While I'd never recommend a gaming laptop over a gaming PC, my RL doesn't allow me to be tethered to a tower / monitor. This laptop is a relatively affordable mobile gaming solution for XIV.
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#4 Sep 30 2010 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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i7 950 (not OC'd yet)
ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Motherboard
3x2gb gskill 1600 ddr3 ram
1 msi twin frozr II GTX 465
1 pny GTX 465
OCZ Agility II 90gb SSD (boot drive and most played games)
Seagate Baracuda 1.5tb 7200rpm HDD (storage)
850W Xion PSU

i run FFXIV maxed out (except AO) at 1920x1080. 60fps outside town. about 40fps near crystals and in town. looks great. spent about $1100 on this system and i couldn't be happier. people say the 465 cards are loud and hot... well, they're not any louder than my old 9800gtx+ when i control the fanspeeds through afterburner. and yeah, they do get hot, about 90-93C each when i'm at 90-100% gpu load on each card. but, they're rated to handle those temps, so i'm fine with it.

edit: the two 465s are OC'd to about 750mhz core but i forget the what the shader and memory clocks are at. stock cooling too.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 11:02am by kahilm
#5 Sep 30 2010 at 9:01 AM Rating: Decent
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That Asus laptop is a super popular mainstream portable gaming machine right now. Kudos to them to making a reasonably affordable machine that can rock stuff like this. :)
#6 Sep 30 2010 at 9:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Gigabyte EP45-UDP3
Q6600 @ 3.2
8gb ddr2
evga gtx285
raid 1 array
Dell 3007 WFP 30" Monitor

I play in windowed mode @ 1920x1080 and it runs superb.
#7 Sep 30 2010 at 9:17 AM Rating: Good
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Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
MSI 870-G45 Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition unlocked to Phenom II X4 @ 2.8Ghz
4gb DDR3 10666 G.skill memory
Sapphire HD 5770 128-bit 1gb DDR5

1680x1050 resolution, Ambient Occlusion off, Depth of Field on, Shadows Standard, Texture Filtering on highest, all in-game settings "on". Never dips below 30 FPS...nothing overclocked, no graphic tearing. I'm pretty sure AA is on x2 or x4 as well. Will be adding a second HD 5770 very soon so I can up the resolution to 1920x1080 and turn Ambient Occlusion on with no performance loss.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 11:19am by Ryneguy
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#8 Sep 30 2010 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
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this is not a gaming pc as i didnt have the money to invest in one at this current time but it is still a decent machine and only 1 yr old.
runs every game ive tried on it fine on max graphical settings.
hoever i cant seem to run ffxiv even remotely well even on the lowest possible config settings in and out of the game the game seems unplayable due to lag and jerkyness on every single action and movement. i dont know if the game is just extremely poorly coded and thats why you need an incredible machine in order to run it but
by the looks of it a decent or average comp wont do it.

any feedback is appreciated! other than "get a better computer" this is what i could afford at the time and i have no intentions of buying a new one to play this game on.
shame it isnt as smooth as FFXI was upon release.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 9/30/2010, 16:08:40
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario
System Model: VS273AA-ABU CQ5226UK
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/25/09 10:37:48 Ver: 5.05
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 1102MB used, 2991MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 210
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 210
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 1242 MB
Dedicated Memory: 474 MB
Shared Memory: 767 MB

i also have a 1TB hard drive integrated into the system and 2gb of ddr3 ram.
and this game is running horrifcly.
#9 Sep 30 2010 at 9:22 AM Rating: Good
Windows 7 64 Bit N version
E5200 2.5GHZ (Oc'd to 3.3ghz)
4 gigs OCZ Platinum DDR2
Gtx 460 (1gb) with a GTX260 for Physx
750i FTW Mobo

Running the game full screen on 1920x1200 (28 inch monitor), 8XCSAA, Buffer size: Resolution, and Shadow Detail on Standard. Ambient, Field, etc, off Texture Quality standard, Texture Filtering on High.

Get above 30FPS, runs well, haven't really played with settings to optimize it though, over all the game looks great and I'm happy with it.
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#10 Sep 30 2010 at 9:24 AM Rating: Good
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I'm running:

3.0MHz dual-core CPU
ATI 4850 512MB graphics card
4GB of RAM
Vista 64
1680x1050 fullscreen

Most of the goodies (ambient occlusion and whatnot) are turned off, any available settings are set to minimum, and I have my screen buffer set to 3/4 of my resolution. The game isn't as pretty as it should be, but it plays well enough. If I were a graphics junkie I'd probably be unhappy, but I'm not, so I don't really care. I scored something like a 1490 on the benchmark, which was just below playable according to SE's scale.
#11 Sep 30 2010 at 9:33 AM Rating: Excellent
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Mobo:
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R

CPU:
i7 950

GPU:
Nvidia GTX 465 1GB

RAM:
Corsair 6GB DDR3 1600

Everything on high. This is the most beautiful game I've ever seen (even when not on high settings).
#12 Sep 30 2010 at 9:57 AM Rating: Good
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IchigoSakura wrote:
this is not a gaming pc as i didnt have the money to invest in one at this current time but it is still a decent machine and only 1 yr old.
runs every game ive tried on it fine on max graphical settings.
hoever i cant seem to run ffxiv even remotely well even on the lowest possible config settings in and out of the game the game seems unplayable due to lag and jerkyness on every single action and movement. i dont know if the game is just extremely poorly coded and thats why you need an incredible machine in order to run it but
by the looks of it a decent or average comp wont do it.

any feedback is appreciated! other than "get a better computer" this is what i could afford at the time and i have no intentions of buying a new one to play this game on.
shame it isnt as smooth as FFXI was upon release.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 9/30/2010, 16:08:40
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100618-1621)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario
System Model: VS273AA-ABU CQ5226UK
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/25/09 10:37:48 Ver: 5.05
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 1102MB used, 2991MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 210
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 210
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 1242 MB
Dedicated Memory: 474 MB
Shared Memory: 767 MB

i also have a 1TB hard drive integrated into the system and 2gb of ddr3 ram.
and this game is running horrifcly.


judging by the picture of a geforce 210 because ive never heard of it, you definately need a new video card, and 2 more gigs of ram wouldnt hurt.. processor should be able to handle it though.
#13 Sep 30 2010 at 10:13 AM Rating: Decent
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was only geforce graphics card i could get hold of at the time of buying it. everything else had sold out but it performs well on every single mmo i play or have played.

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/product_geforce_210_uk.html

i know a couple of gb of extra ram would be great and il grab it when i have the cash.
it is a 512mb card though and should really run the game its using direct x11. and according to the games minimum specs i shoudl be fine ... according to the benchmark score im nowhere near playable. would be ncie if they had stated that the minimum specs were not in fact minimum specs and more of a blind guess!
#14 Sep 30 2010 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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LOL I am playing on a Dell XPS M1730 laptop. Acording to the benchmark (I scord a ****** 900)I shold not evon get the game to run let alone play it. But I am playing on mid setings at 30+fps. My laptops specs are.

CPU. Intel Core DUO T9300 @ 2.50gh.
Ram. 4G DDR2.
Video card. Nvidia Gforce 8700M GT x2 SLI.
Windows 7.

Again I should not get the game to run but after using http://www.ffxivcore.com/topic/10596-nvidia-sli-fix-25896-drivers/ to get SLI to work with FFXIV I am runing the game on mid setings at 30+ fps. No lag around large groups of people no interface lag and no vender lag. Not bad for a computer that only scored a 900 on the benchmark.

To me it just gose to show that SE rushed to get the game out and did not optimiz the game at all. Don't get me wrong I am having a blast playing this game but I should not need to make FFXIV work with SLI it should do that out of the box. and for that mater Im sorry but the game dose not look that much better than Aion. They could get this game runing on alot slower pc's. They just wanted to get the game out fast and thats what they did. I just hope it dose not come back to bite them in the ****.

#15 Sep 30 2010 at 10:20 AM Rating: Good
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2
ASRock M3A770DE mobo
4 GB DDR3 (2x2GB)
Nvidia GTX 465 1GB
600W PSU
1 TB SATA 3 HD.

I run mostly maxed out. All in game settings to high, 4x AA , all high, AO off. resolution 1600 X 1050.


Edited, Sep 30th 2010 12:20pm by Teneleven

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 12:22pm by Teneleven
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#16 Sep 30 2010 at 10:24 AM Rating: Good
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Evga x58 sli le MOBO
1.5TB HDD 7200
gtx 460
6gb ddr3-1600
750 psu
win 7 64bit
Runs the game with no problems at all. I have never tried to run it with ambient occlusion but everything else is turned up to the highest.

I dont overclock at all and to be honest I dont believe I even have my RAM set to 1600 in bios.

The game issues I have are on SE end not mine.

1100 for the parts and I couldnt be happier.
#17 Sep 30 2010 at 10:29 AM Rating: Good
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Q9550 @ 3.4Ghz

8800GT 750/1700/950

6 GB RAM

Windows 7


I run it at 720p in windowed mode with aero and stuff turned off, and it runs great.

Everything on high. Shadows on highest, and DoF ON. 2XAA.

I'm getting on average at least 30fps. Which is fine with me.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 12:35pm by Kierk
#18 Sep 30 2010 at 10:32 AM Rating: Decent
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE @ 3.4GHz
ASUS M4A89GTD Pro USB3
4GB DDR3-1600 RAM
XFX HD5870 2GB
OCZ Vertex SSD
Fujitsu 1TB SATA3 HDD
I run in full-screen 1920X108 on high settings. I get 60FPS outside 30-50 in cities.
Depth of Field ON
MSAA 4X

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 12:33pm by Rixsterc
#19 Sep 30 2010 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
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Case: HAF X (excellent GPU cooling and all around pretty good air cooling case, cable management is sooo simple)
MoBo: EVGA FTW3
CPU: i7 950 (Stock clock for a few more weeks until I'm sure I'm happy with my internal setup)
RAM: 6gb
GPU: 2x MSI GTX 470s (Stock until I get them under water)
PSU: CoolerMaster SP 1000M

In fullscreen at 1920x1200 I can run all max settings and everything enabled and I get pretty good FPS except in town, but then my GPUs are hovering around 85, and the fans are quite a bit loud on them over 85C. (These cards can comfortably live in the 90's but I'll pass on testing that out for extended periods)

In Windowed at 1680x1050 with the same settings as above I get good FPS everywhere and the cards are running between 60-78C. I haven't run FRAPS on this version yet but I'd estimate that everywhere but town I'm maxing FPS and in town it fluctuates maybe between 40 and 60 fps, very minor stutters if I pick a busy spot and spin.

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My Wifes PC runs XIV fairly well but I think I'd get killed if I wasn't playing on mine or the PS3 and using hers instead. Any way...

Case: CM 310 Elite (pretty good case for the price, but **** the cable management is a chore)
MoBo: Asus Striker II Formula
CPU: Q6700 (OC'd to 2.9gz, was higher but I don't trust the small profile CPU cooler in her case)
RAM: 4gb
GPU: 2x MSI 8800 GTS 640mb
PSU: 850W Kingwin Modular (not a bad deal when I got it on Newegg)

It ran Beta in Fullscreen (1680x1050) with DoF only enabled and I believe MSA was at 8xQ but it may have been 4x. Any way it was getting between 20-30ish fps every where except town with Fraps.

In windowed mode (I forgot the resolution, but I think it was 1200x720) it was getting around 30-45 FPS everywhere. I haven't installed the release version on her PC so I dunno what it's doing now.

Both modes were heavily stressing the 8800's (iirc they were running around 90 which is way too hot for those cards, they should live in the 60's range)

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*EDIT* Both PCs are running off of Windows 7 64bit

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 4:39pm by PerrinofSylph
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#20 Sep 30 2010 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
My rig:

CPU - Core 2 Duo E8400 O/Ced @4.05 GHz
RAM - 4GB 1066Mhz DDR2
Video Card - 2 x XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB O/Ced @ 925/1260Mhz in Crossfire
Mobo - Gigabyte EP45-DS4P
OS - Windows 7 64-Bit
Case - Crappy generic one

Running the video cards with Catalyst 10.5 drivers due to Crossfire not working as well in EVE Online or Battlefield 2 with 10.8.

External configuration settings:

1440x990 Full-screen
No AA/AO/DoF
Shadow/Texture Filtering = Low
Texture Quality = Standard

In-game settings:

All ON except for Extended Drawing

FRAPS reports my FPS as anywhere between 19-60FPS. Outside of towns and camps is the 30-60FPS range, camps are anything from 25-35FPS, and town areas like the meeting place outside of the aethyryte area and the Adventurer's Guild is where I see the 19-30FPS. The game still looks good, but can't say seeing Ul'dah in the distance without any blurring due to Depth of Field is a good thing :-0

Temperatures reach a maximum of 65C on the Core 2 Duo, and about 65-67C on the 5770s.

Limsa Lominsa is also more graphically taxing than Ul'dah as far as I can tell...have not been to Gridania yet, so don't know how my FPS would fare there.

Obviously, this pushes the case for people on dual-cores to upgrade to a quad-core at the very least to play FFXIV with some eye-candy well.

Hopefully those FPS results should fare better once my QX9650 comes in this week and I've installed that into the new Antec 900-2 I might be getting.

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 12:58pm by GuiltyBoomerang
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#21 Sep 30 2010 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T ~4.2Ghz
Foxconn A79A-S 790FX
ATI Radeon 4870 512mb
Kingston HyperX T1 PC8500 2x2GB
Samsung F3 1TB HDD
OCZ ModXStream 780w PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
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Resolution: 1680x1050
Multisampling: No AA
Shadow Detail: Standard
A.O.: Off
D.o.F.: On
Texture Qual: High
Texture Filt: Highest


Runs fairly well, I get about 45FPS average. 30low 60High (due to vsync)

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 1:36pm by Psyrecx
#22 Sep 30 2010 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
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i5 760 @ 2.8ghz, not OC'ed yet
4 gigs 1600 ram
2x GTX275 SC 896mb in SLI

1680x1050, max settings, everything on except AO.
Great FPS - 60 outside town, 40-45 in town or near crystal.
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#23 Sep 30 2010 at 11:20 AM Rating: Decent
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My setup:

CPU= i5-750 OC'ed to 3.5 ghz
GPU= ASUS Radeon HD4870 1gd5 256 bit
RAM= Kingston HyperX T1 Series 4GB
MOBO= EVGA P55 SLI
PSU= XFX Black Edition 750 Watt

Case= LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62
Aftermarket Cooler= Dynatron K650

This rig runs FFXIV on pretty high settings with little lag. Shadow detail standard,ambient occlusion and depth of field un-checked, and everything else on the highest. I was thinking of adding a second video card (either the same or a better one in order to crossfire and possibly getting another 2-4gb of memory.

Would adding a second video card help the game look any better?


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#24 Sep 30 2010 at 11:24 AM Rating: Decent
TaruScud wrote:
My setup:

CPU= i5-750 OC'ed to 3.5 ghz
GPU= ASUS Radeon HD4870 1gd5 256 bit
RAM= Kingston HyperX T1 Series 4GB
MOBO= EVGA P55 SLI
PSU= XFX Black Edition 750 Watt

Case= LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62
Aftermarket Cooler= Dynatron K650

This rig runs FFXIV on pretty high settings with little lag. Shadow detail standard,ambient occlusion and depth of field un-checked, and everything else on the highest. I was thinking of adding a second video card (either the same or a better one in order to crossfire and possibly getting another 2-4gb of memory.

Would adding a second video card help the game look any better?




Adding another 4870 could boost your FPS sufficiently to tick DoF or AO on.
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#25 Sep 30 2010 at 11:25 AM Rating: Good
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Dell StudioXPS 16 Laptop

CPU=i7-720QM
GPU=ATI 5750M
RAM=Crucial 8GB DDR3 1333
HD=OCZ Vertex 2 SSD

Runs great full screen @ 1280x720 with no lag. Settings on Highest/High. Depth of field turned off because it did add a little lag.

Solid laptop for FFXIV, would recommend.
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#26 Sep 30 2010 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
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System:
CPU: Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 @2.4Ghz
Video: 1Gb Nvidia GeForce GT 240
Ram: 4GB
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Settings:
1440x990 FullScreen
Texture Filtering Low
Texture Quality Low

My system seems to run the game fine with no lag exempt in really busy areas
Had Texture Filtering/Quality Both on Standard at first but my video card would run hot and crash unless i took the side off and ran a box fan directly on it and it would still run for about 4-6 hours before the game would crash
Now i can run the game all day but i still have the box fan directly on it
#27 Sep 30 2010 at 11:43 AM Rating: Decent
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CPU - Core i7 930 @2.8GHZ
GPU - 2X EVGA Geforce GTX 460 in SLI
Ram - 6GB DDR3 1600
64GB SSD for running OS and a few other programs
1TB SATA 6GB/s HDD for games
Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler
Cooler Master 850w PSU
32" Sony Bravia 720p

runs great, haven't had any lag, everything turned up to max, AO=on, DOF=on

Edited, Sep 30th 2010 8:54pm by Ikisaru
#28 Sep 30 2010 at 12:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Dell Studio9000
Proc - Intel i7 quad core 3.2Ghz
Ram - 12Gb ddr
GPU - Ati Radeon 5870 (using HDMI)
Monitor - Phillips 47" LCD HDTV
Sound - Creative SD X-FI
Dual SATA-II 500Gb RAID 1 HDD

runs great

#29 Sep 30 2010 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Motherboard:
ASUS Sabertooth X58
Processor:
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz Quad-Core Processor
RAM:
6GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
Video Card:
GIGABYTE Super Overclock GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5


I don't know what the framerate is, but it runs smooth (other then npc ui load times having a 1-2second lag it seems), once I turned off Ambient Occlusion.

Video Settings:
Disply Mode - Fullscreen (1920x1080)
Multisampling - 16x CSAA (I have no idea what that means really, but I tried them all and this one looks alright to me)
Shadow Detail - standard.
Graphics Settings:
Ambient Occlusion - Off
Depth of Field - On
Texture Quality - High
Texture Filtering - Highest

I do wish I could natively alt+tab and not crash the game though :(
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#30 Sep 30 2010 at 10:33 PM Rating: Good
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Intel q9300 core 2 quad (4 cores) 2.5 GHZ
EVGA 750i
2 x 2 gigs of 800 mhz ram
EVGA Geforce 470 superclocked (Factory settings)
2 sata hard drives
1920x1080x32

Solid 60 FPS and looks like verticle sync may be forced on.
#31 Sep 30 2010 at 11:02 PM Rating: Good
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Got lazy so I just pasted this off of the FFXIV Config clipboard :p

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz
Number of Processors Logical Core Count 4 Physical Core Count 2
Physical Memory 3063.043MB
Virtual Memory 2047.875MB
DirectX Version DirectX 9.0c
Graphic Device(s) NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
+Chip GeForce GT 240
+Maker NVIDIA
+Video Memory 1024.0 MB
EVGA P55V mobo.

A budget rig, obviously. Works admirably for the most part, but there's a driver issue with my Asus GT 240 or something because if I stay in the forests outside Gridania for too long, then my graphics go on an acid trip and eventually crash. Turns out quite a few people are having this problem, although I was only able to confirm one as having the same exact graphics card as I do. Thankfully, I am still able to enjoy the game as long as I stay out of that one area. Hopefully the cause will be figured out and/or addressed someday.

Edited, Oct 1st 2010 1:06am by Shassa
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#32 Oct 01 2010 at 12:46 AM Rating: Decent
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MeisterOtome wrote:
Motherboard:
ASUS Sabertooth X58
Processor:
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz Quad-Core Processor
RAM:
6GB CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
Video Card:
GIGABYTE Super Overclock GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5


I don't know what the framerate is, but it runs smooth (other then npc ui load times having a 1-2second lag it seems), once I turned off Ambient Occlusion.

Video Settings:
Disply Mode - Fullscreen (1920x1080)
Multisampling - 16x CSAA (I have no idea what that means really, but I tried them all and this one looks alright to me)
Shadow Detail - standard.
Graphics Settings:
Ambient Occlusion - Off
Depth of Field - On
Texture Quality - High
Texture Filtering - Highest

I do wish I could natively alt+tab and not crash the game though :(


have you tried windowed? That should fix the alt+tab crashing problem, altough i found the windowed to be annoying at first i got used to it
#33 Oct 01 2010 at 1:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Ryneguy wrote:
Will be adding a second HD 5770 very soon so I can up the resolution to 1920x1080 and turn Ambient Occlusion on with no performance loss.


Your not going to have Ambient occlusion etc and all settings up on high resolution with 2x 5770's so i hope you don't get your hopes up! although turn of AO as it does hardly anything but taxes performance hardcore.
#34 Oct 01 2010 at 2:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Well, this is a sort of scatter brained system, but it runs the game at 30~40 FPS steady on near max settings...

CPU PSN : Intel Core i3 CPU 540 @ 3.07GHz [OC'ed to 3.4 GHz]
MotherB : Gigabyte H55M-USB3
PSU : EZ Cool 700 PS-1000
RAM : 2,048 MB DDR3 Kingston @ 700 Mhz
Graphics : Radeon XFX 5870 2GB
Display : LG Flatron W2361V

I run FFXIV with...

Game Rez : 1920x1080P
DisplayM : Full Screen
MultiSam : 8xMSAA
BuffSize : Resolution [Tried Double, but bogged system down]
ShadoDtl : High
Effects : AmbientOcclusion, Depth of Field, Hardware Cursor - All enabled
TextQual : High
TextFilt : High

If I knock down the AA to 4X, it runs a little more steady, but isn't really nesscary as it runs @30FPS most of the time, which is fine for me. So I suppose this is hope for those who're stuck with an older MoBo which won't let them socket to an i7 or something similar. I was really concerned about my CPU being a complete massive bottleneck, as it is only Dual Core, but it hasn't stopped FFXIV running pretty **** well for me.


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#35 Oct 01 2010 at 6:48 AM Rating: Decent
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iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 549D3
Athlon II X4 640(2.9GHz)
4GB DDR3
500GB Hard Drive
ATI Radeon HD 5770
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

The Benchmark said to run the game on medium but I do just fine in high resoultion even in crowded areas. The game is beautiful and runs smooth like butter, crystal clear like domestic beer.

Edited, Oct 1st 2010 8:48am by jwhite1083

Edited, Oct 1st 2010 8:49am by jwhite1083

EDITs (OMG Typos and grammar problems this morning!)

Edited, Oct 1st 2010 8:50am by jwhite1083
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#36 Oct 01 2010 at 8:29 AM Rating: Decent
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AMD Quad core 3.4ghz BE Phenom II with Zalman 9900 CPU Cooler
4GB Patriot gamer series DDR3 (1333) ram
ASUS ATI Radeon 4870 Dark Knight edition
MSI 790fx-GD70 Motherboard
Antec 750w multi rail psu half modular gold certified xfire/SLI
640GB Western digital Black edition
Case:Azza Solano 1000 (similar to antec 1200)


System runs it alrite on medium graphics going to upgrade to ati's new 6000 range as soon as they go live.
#37 Oct 02 2010 at 10:16 PM Rating: Good
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Elandren wrote:
have you tried windowed? That should fix the alt+tab crashing problem, altough i found the windowed to be annoying at first i got used to it


yeah but I do not like windowed mode play. I like the game to use all my screen. I read there is some porgram I can get to make it work, but I do not feel this should be my only option, and I woudl like them to fix it. Every other game I have played works so why cannot thiers. Oh well, I just keep a crappy laptop on next to me anyways for now to look stuff up.
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#38 Oct 03 2010 at 3:51 AM Rating: Good
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Here we go

Gateway FX Laptop

OS - Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo CPU @ 2.26GHz
BIOS - Ver 1.00PARTTBL
Graphic Card - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTS
4 GB Virtual Memory
DirectX 11


FFXIV Settings

Windowed @ 1280x720
No Multisampling
Three-quarters window buffer size
Shadow Detail - Low
AO - Off
D of F - On
Texture Quality - Low
Texture Filtering - Low


Not sure what my FPS is, but the game runs smooth, until after a while when everything seems to slow down horribly for about 2-3 min, regardless of if there are other PCs, monsters, NPC or not. After this 2-3 min period, the game resumes running at a smooth pace.

Its this issue that's caused the most discomfort for me when playing, as when this happens, the already laggy UI get even worse. Even changing gears cause my character to disappear, and keeps me from even moving until the issue clears itself up, when then it continues to do it after about 20-25 mins or so.

I'm sure its my Laptop, but I'm not quite computer savvy so fixing the issue has been a problem for me. Only thing I can come up with is a new Laptop, which I have been looking into. Or just waiting for the PS3 release is probably a cheaper and easier fix. lol :P

I scored about a 1390 on the benchmark, so I'm surprised how well this laptop runs FFXIV, dispite the strange temporary slowdown I have. Hopefully I can get this issue solved one way or another.
#39 Oct 03 2010 at 10:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Intel Core i7 920 Quad-Core Socket LGA1366 2.66Ghz O/C @ 4.14Ghz (21*197)
Cooler Master V10 Hybrid TEC with 10 Heat Pipes
Asus Rampage III Extreme Socket 1366 Intel X58
12GB Patriot Viper Series Tri-Channel DDR3 PC3-12800 1691MHz 9-9-9-24
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5970 2GB GDDR5 (Game Edition) O/C @ 900/1275
Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME 5970 VGA Cooling
OCZ Vertex 2 SATA II 3.5" 120G Solid State Drive, Read: 285MB/s, Write: 275MB/s
Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Pro with X-RAM
OCZ GameXStream 1010w PSU
Lian-Li PC-V1010B Black Aluminum ATX Super Mid-Tower
Samsung SyncMaster 275TPlus Black 27" WS TFT-LCD
Dell P2310H WS TN 23" LCD
Dell P2310H WS TN 23" LCD
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
ATI Catalyst Drivers 10.9 (Dated Sep 15, 2010)

Window Size: 1920x1080
Multisampling: 8xQ MSAA
Buffer Size: Resolution
Shadow Detail: Highest
Ambient Occulsion: On
Depth of Field: On
Texture Quality: High
Texture Filtering: High

Game won't launch in Full Screen Display Mode, it shuts down my PC altogether. Tried running PC at stock CPU and GPU settings but same thing occurs. Also ran FFXIV on the lowest settings possible (looks like FFXI lol). Only way I'll get FFXIV to launch is if I play at 1900x1080 window mode which fits perfectly within my 27" Samsung anyhow and leaves enough height to include my taskbar and enough width off the side so it doesn't trail off on to another monitor.

Can't make heads or tails as to why I can't play in full screen.
/shrugs
#40 Oct 03 2010 at 10:23 PM Rating: Decent
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CPU:Q6700
RAM:4G DDR2 (800 MHz)
GPU: 4850
OS: Win7 64-bit

Can run between 15 to high 20's in town/camps and then anywhere from 30 - 60 FPS in wilderness @ x768 windowed with everything on high or 1080 fullscreen with everything on low

Ordered a 5870 - so hopefully that will help me run everything on high x1080 :P
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