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#1 Nov 02 2010 at 6:29 PM Rating: Decent
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So whats the best video card for FFXIV right now.

My ATI HD 4890 is playing it like crap. I want a high FPS everywhere, on max setting besides shadows.

Sorry this must've been asked a million times. Also I have an i5 intel and 8gb ram and windows 7 64-bit.
I'm actually starting to enjoy this game a bit, I know I'll like it more when the AH is out, just...

I need better performance.

Edited, Nov 2nd 2010 8:31pm by Poubelle
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#2 Nov 02 2010 at 6:34 PM Rating: Default
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This topic will go south fast due to the AH comment since there is not gonna be one.

I like my ATi HD 5870 1gig

Edited, Nov 2nd 2010 6:36pm by TheRealLusent
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#3 Nov 02 2010 at 6:36 PM Rating: Good
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5850's are dropping in price now that the new fermis are out.
#4 Nov 02 2010 at 7:23 PM Rating: Decent
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single card: gtx 480
but you probably won't get high fps everywhere unless you sli 2 480s (even then you might not be able to get that high in towns and camps), especially with AO and Depth of Field on as you want to play on high quality
#5 Nov 02 2010 at 7:27 PM Rating: Good
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kick53rv3 wrote:
single card: gtx 480
but you probably won't get high fps everywhere unless you sli 2 480s (even then you might not be able to get that high in towns and camps), especially with AO and Depth of Field on as you want to play on high quality



Dont forget to use dual cards you HAVE to full screen the game and if you like to alt-tab during play thats a waste of $
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#6 Nov 02 2010 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
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TheRealLusent wrote:
kick53rv3 wrote:
single card: gtx 480
but you probably won't get high fps everywhere unless you sli 2 480s (even then you might not be able to get that high in towns and camps), especially with AO and Depth of Field on as you want to play on high quality



Dont forget to use dual cards you HAVE to full screen the game and if you like to alt-tab during play thats a waste of $


true true, i run mine full screened anyway with my macbook on the side to look up stuff
#7 Nov 02 2010 at 8:15 PM Rating: Good
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I thought I could get away with the quad screen setup but I still get jacked in full screen mode.
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#8 Nov 03 2010 at 6:55 AM Rating: Good
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Bought a 5770. Not a bad low end card. However, it dosen't seem to be fully compatable with my mobo (Asus M2N-E) Often get boot failure message on startup. Bios upgrade does not help.
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#9 Nov 03 2010 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Could people who are getting good performance from FFXIV please tell me their video card?

And tell me how much FPS you get in different areas.

I like playing in full screen, when we're able to alt-tab I still won't be able to use 2 GPU and alt-tab out of fullscreen mode?

Edited, Nov 3rd 2010 11:15am by Poubelle
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#10 Nov 03 2010 at 9:16 AM Rating: Good
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22~52 fps high up when im out with no weather or anyone around and bags down in the market.
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#11 Nov 03 2010 at 9:18 AM Rating: Default
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how awful. guess I won't consider upgrading below 5970.

why is this game so hard to run? do nvidia cards get better performance(more optimized)?
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#12 Nov 03 2010 at 9:31 AM Rating: Good
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I should add i'm playing in windowed mode because I love my alt-tab. In FS I can turn on all the settings and enjoy a smooth game play.

Also in the new year newer cards are coming out 6000's and Nvidia has new toys also forcing a price drop on whats already out.

Edited, Nov 3rd 2010 9:34am by TheRealLusent
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#13 Nov 03 2010 at 10:35 AM Rating: Good
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Well, your 4890 is actually quite a powerful card already even though it's a couple years old. If PassMark is at all useful, then you'll have to probably look at dropping quite a bit of cash on a card. GTX 480 for the win for you. Most of the cards are only going to give you a 30% performance bump which may not make a large real world difference. Maybe get another 48xx card and run two of them if your mobo supports it a at least x8 on graphics card slots.
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#14 Nov 03 2010 at 11:12 AM Rating: Decent
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Poubelle wrote:
how awful. guess I won't consider upgrading below 5970.

why is this game so hard to run? do nvidia cards get better performance(more optimized)?


5970 is not an overkill for this game but you should be able to get this game to run smoothly without getting something that expensive, since your cpu is going to slow down the game as 5970 is way too powerful to compare with.

this game is not hard to run smoothly in normal settings, its the 8xAA, AO and depth of field thats killing the GPUs, i personally tried with AO and DF on and off, didn't notice much difference if any at all, then again i pay more attention to the playing aspect rather than the looking at pretty mountains far far away part :) so with 1xAA, AO and DF off i get between 55-60 fps in the field, around 35-40 in camps and 20-25 in highly crowded towns on my gtx 460 (1/3rd the price of a 5970)
#15 Nov 03 2010 at 2:44 PM Rating: Good
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Which Core i5 do you have? There is quite a bit of a performance range there...

I have a Q9550 and a 4850 and I can run 2xAA, High Textures, High Texture Filtering, Standard Shadows, AO off, DoF off and frame rates like those mentioned above as 1280x720.

I would think your 4890 would let you run at 1920x1080 and those settings without any issue.

Edited, Nov 3rd 2010 4:46pm by NayliaMR
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#16 Nov 03 2010 at 2:52 PM Rating: Decent
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My nvidia 250 (old card) does alright for a budget card, around 35fps in the field, 15 or below in towns while loading. I do have AA and depth of field on though...
If you want high FPS without breaking the bank I would recommend 285, it was the card I would have gotten if my pay had come through sooner, with about double the power of my 250 :)
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#17 Nov 03 2010 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
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TheRealLusent wrote:
kick53rv3 wrote:
single card: gtx 480
but you probably won't get high fps everywhere unless you sli 2 480s (even then you might not be able to get that high in towns and camps), especially with AO and Depth of Field on as you want to play on high quality



Dont forget to use dual cards you HAVE to full screen the game and if you like to alt-tab during play thats a waste of $


This is not entirely true. That only happens in windows xp.

In vista or 7 you can run SLI in windowed mode. I have little experience with ati/amd cards, so I can't tell you if crossfire works this way or not, just that nvidia cards will work sli windowed. I'm doing it right now and both cards are running at 85% most of the time. I get about 22 fps average with one card, and sli when windowed gets average about 40. These fps are for standard fighting situations in areas with about 4-5 other players.

This is at 1920x1200 shadows/textures all highest setting, no AA, no AO, no DF, all in game settings on using 2x 9800GTX+ and an i7 at 3.06GHz.

Edited, Nov 3rd 2010 5:32pm by haydyn323
#18 Nov 03 2010 at 5:11 PM Rating: Good
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Reebie wrote:
My nvidia 250 (old card) does alright for a budget card, around 35fps in the field, 15 or below in towns while loading. I do have AA and depth of field on though...
If you want high FPS without breaking the bank I would recommend 285, it was the card I would have gotten if my pay had come through sooner, with about double the power of my 250 :)


Benchmarking puts your recommendation with less than a 5% performance improvement over his current card. Probably not worth spending the money.
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#19 Nov 04 2010 at 3:08 AM Rating: Decent
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incidently, is there any way to show fps in game?
the benchmark on my system showed up at the bottom of the list lol
thats a E8400 running at 3.5ghz 4gig 1066 ddr2 ram 512mb 9600gt win7 32 (so only got 3.25 gb)
jsut added watercooling ot this puppy last night and jumped up to 3.8ghz first go am going to try and squeeze 25% more out of my grahics card
am running low res 1280x1024 (small monitor) with 2x AA slighlty lower textures (helps a lot due to vid card memory) reduced texture filtering and no dof etc effects
the game plays fine but only just, but still looks good enough on a 19" screen.
Also going ot go to win 7 64bit and raid my sata drives up striped
#20 Nov 04 2010 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Alanthecelt wrote:
incidently, is there any way to show fps in game?
the benchmark on my system showed up at the bottom of the list lol
thats a E8400 running at 3.5ghz 4gig 1066 ddr2 ram 512mb 9600gt win7 32 (so only got 3.25 gb)
jsut added watercooling ot this puppy last night and jumped up to 3.8ghz first go am going to try and squeeze 25% more out of my grahics card
am running low res 1280x1024 (small monitor) with 2x AA slighlty lower textures (helps a lot due to vid card memory) reduced texture filtering and no dof etc effects
the game plays fine but only just, but still looks good enough on a 19" screen.
Also going ot go to win 7 64bit and raid my sata drives up striped


download the trial version of fraps, it'll display fps while you are in game

as for your system i use to have 9600 gso and i tried everything to squeeze that gpu but it just doesn't work good enough with these games
#21 Nov 04 2010 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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kick53rv3 wrote:
Alanthecelt wrote:
incidently, is there any way to show fps in game?
the benchmark on my system showed up at the bottom of the list lol
thats a E8400 running at 3.5ghz 4gig 1066 ddr2 ram 512mb 9600gt win7 32 (so only got 3.25 gb)
jsut added watercooling ot this puppy last night and jumped up to 3.8ghz first go am going to try and squeeze 25% more out of my grahics card
am running low res 1280x1024 (small monitor) with 2x AA slighlty lower textures (helps a lot due to vid card memory) reduced texture filtering and no dof etc effects
the game plays fine but only just, but still looks good enough on a 19" screen.
Also going ot go to win 7 64bit and raid my sata drives up striped


download the trial version of fraps, it'll display fps while you are in game

as for your system i use to have 9600 gso and i tried everything to squeeze that gpu but it just doesn't work good enough with these games


Agreed. You'll do yourself a huge favor to buy a gtx 460 1gb version, especially oc'd decently. They only cost around $200 and are literally 5x more powerful than your current card. Even more if you OC it.
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