Okay then, I remembered someone in an earlier post asking about the performance from a Core 2 Duo?
For a couple of weeks from the CE release, my computer had the following in it:
CPU: Core 2 Duo E8400 O/Ced to 4.0Ghz from 3.0Ghz
RAM: Kingston 1066MHz 4GB DDR2 RAM
Mobo: Gigabyte DS4P-EP45
Video Cards: 2x5770 in Crossfire
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Had all settings to low, no physics/extended drawing in-game, 1440x990 full-screen. FPS was anywhere betweeen 20-60FPS, and UI lag, the topic of this thread, was anything from 1-30 seconds (selling stuff to NPCs in mid-high peak load times.)
About a week ago I received a QX9650 Core 2 Quad Extreme, that I got OEM, due to everyone telling me "Oh, FFXIV runs much better on a quad-core," and I didn't want to go to the i3-7 series just yet. Also, although people were running Crossfire/SLI, people found out that the game still isn't optimized for it, so I simply turned it off.
So now, with adjustments I run the game with:
CPU: Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9650 O/Ced to 3.8Ghz from 3.0Ghz
Video Cards: 1 x 5770 (no Crossfire)
Settings now set to Standard, with no AO or DoF (Depth of Field makes some places look good, like Limsa Lominsa, and other places just look cartoonish IMO) and running at 1920x1080 fullscreen.
FPS is now still anywhere between 20-60, but I noticed that around camps, the game still felt very fluid in camera and action at the 20-25FPS range, maybe it's just me.
And the UI Lag?
Still the same.
EDIT - I remember that someone in my Linkshell told me that the UI is server based, which is why it's so slow; in his own words:
Everytime you access the UI by clicking on a button or tooltip, the server downloads a new copy of it into your drive...meaning that modding the UI is near impossible.
It would make a lot of sense (the UI lag) if this were true. Edited, Oct 9th 2010 11:10am by GuiltyBoomerang Edited, Oct 9th 2010 11:41am by GuiltyBoomerang