As for the gtx480 is the baddest move you could possibly do $/performance even more that gtx460 x2 is like the best $$/performance you can get atm
I agree with you, and take a look at the GTX 470m (laptop) price differance!!! I ordered one anyway, $400 more than the 460m... but honestly if you cannot affort this, you cannot affort to play FFXIV at great frame rates yet.
To think in just 2 years we will laugh at this post and a $75 GFX card will play the game fine^^
PS: m11x palys AoC fine, but when i said "no chance to play FFXIV" i mean it scored 1000 on the benchmark. (i got it up to 1567 OC'd) it was 10 FPS in town or by a crystal, ~20 elsewhere... at least i can pull 30 FPS on AoC on this thing.
and DX9 is the main problem why that game is so damned hard to run.
Much of this is due to poor Japanese programming and don’t get your hope up that a driver will fix it all :)
Ya, I think we agree on this!
PS: if you were running an i5 or i7 processor there are problems with getting turbo to enable stedy while gaming. this can be fixed by adjusting the TDP and TDC values. i only have i7 on my 2 (soon to be 3) laptops and this trick works well. but it sounds like you're in the same boat as i am with the desktop... i went for the 6 core AMD and it just fails when compaired to the i7... if you can still return the MoBo and CPU, i would ^^ Also, trying running at < 1080 or 1200p, SE "recommend" system config is based on 720p :( Edited, Nov 3rd 2010 11:43pm by sideways