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#1 Oct 13 2010 at 12:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I just tried double buffer last night >.< and it reduced my framerate from 40 to 15.

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8607/ffxivgame20101013013733.png

Have anyone achieved Double Buffer at 1600x900 with a respectable framerate (30+)?

If so, whats your hardware?
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#2 Oct 13 2010 at 12:50 PM Rating: Good
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Nah, I have enough trouble getting the game to run smooth with no buffer at 1920x1200 on my GTX470. It's probably there for future systems, to keep the game graphics up to standards.
#3 Oct 13 2010 at 1:37 PM Rating: Default
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I run double buff and keep 30 fps with no stutter. Can't remember all my PC specs as i am not real computer person per se. But its new and has some goodies. Will post spec later when i get home.

I do run 2 radeon 5850 HD on crossfire but that's about all i can remember atm.

Edited, Oct 13th 2010 3:38pm by Otogi402
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#4 Oct 13 2010 at 1:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Otogi402 wrote:
I run double buff and keep 30 fps with no stutter. Can't remember all my PC specs as i am not real computer person per se. But its new and has some goodies. Will post spec later when i get home.

I do run 2 radeon 5850 HD on crossfire but that's about all i can remember atm.

Edited, Oct 13th 2010 3:38pm by Otogi402



Did you check the box for moogle enhanced processor?

Running a hex now, radeon 5900 HD, 12GB RAM, and a ssd .... and though it looks beautiful, its definetly not playable.

I agree with the future hardware comment.
#5 Oct 13 2010 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
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Double buffer was an inefficient way to simulate anti-aliasing in FFXI, since it had no support for AA natively. I don't know why you'd still want to use it in FFXIV because of how resource-hungry the game is normally, and it has support for AA anyway.
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#6 Oct 13 2010 at 2:50 PM Rating: Decent
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bsphil wrote:
Double buffer was an inefficient way to simulate anti-aliasing in FFXI, since it had no support for AA natively. I don't know why you'd still want to use it in FFXIV because of how resource-hungry the game is normally, and it has support for AA anyway.


>.> because with it looks better T.T

The Screenshot I included is 1600x900 with 8xQ MSAA, Double Buffer, High Shadow, Amibient Occlusion, Texture High, Texture Filter Highest. It runs at 15 fps at the camp with people around.

With Buffer set to resolution I get 40-45-ish fps.

Maybe I need to get another GTX 480 and SLI it, since the only person in this thread that seem to run it ok has a crossfire setup.
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#7 Oct 13 2010 at 2:55 PM Rating: Good
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Wish I didn't have to sacrifice fullscreen for graphics. =/
#8 Oct 13 2010 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Is there much of a point to render at 2x? I mean unless you have a disgustingly high resolution monitor it's not going to do anything but decimate your framerate. And even then, you can still just run standard buffer with AA and get practically the same looks with twice the FPS.
#9 Oct 13 2010 at 3:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Double
http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/945/ffxivgame20101013013737.png

Resolution
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4461/ffxivgame20101013014035.png

The details are finer. Both have 8xQ AA on.

There is no real point to do it other than you want it to look better.
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#10 Oct 13 2010 at 4:46 PM Rating: Good
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I didn't really understand what the buffer size meant... but after this post I tried it. Runs pretty good and looks great. :D Thanks for mentioning this.
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#11 Oct 13 2010 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
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It is my understanding that Buffer size determines at what resolution the game renders the image before displaying it.

Double means it actually renders at 3200x1800 then displays that frame on the 1600x900 window.
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#12 Oct 13 2010 at 5:11 PM Rating: Decent
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I had it on Double buffer at 1680x1050 on a single GTX 480. Decided it wasn't worth it, so I turned on Depth of Field instead. The eye candy is more obvious with DoF and/or AO than it is with Double buffer.
#13 Oct 13 2010 at 5:15 PM Rating: Decent
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I actually turned off Depth of Field... the blurry fish bowl feeling really bugs me.

no DoF
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8703/ffxivgame20101012223912.png

with DoF
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3133/ffxivgame20101008194938.png

Those 2 images are not really comparable however. The bottom is when I first started, so it had 2x AA and Normal Shadows. Doesn't look nearly as good. But the blurry distance is still visible.
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#14 Oct 13 2010 at 5:27 PM Rating: Default
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maybe in 5 years you can change buffer settings but right now there no point.
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