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#1 Dec 23 2010 at 12:15 AM Rating: Default
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So, I can't get the benchmark to work. It fails somehow at the ati drivers. Just wondering if anyone else had experienced it crashing on the atidmg64 drivers and if so, you found a way to fix it?

I'm not entirely worried about running the game, but the benchmark not working does tend to make me think twice about buying what I think could be a great game.

That being said, specs below. I know the 5400 series graphics cards have issues in the Radeon HD Mobility line, but is it that bad?

Intel Core I5 M460 @ 2.53 GHz x 2 (Really 4 with Hyperthreading)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 @ 1GB VRam
6 GB Ram

Edited, Dec 23rd 2010 1:16am by ccubed
#2 Dec 23 2010 at 8:07 AM Rating: Good
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Yes the 5470M is that bad for gaming. It is for watching movies.
#3ccubed, Posted: Dec 23 2010 at 5:14 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Right. So what you're saying is, a card that can play games like Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and Two Worlds 2 can't play FF XIV because it's that graphically intense? not buying it.
#4 Dec 23 2010 at 5:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Why are you even trying to run the benchmark, because it's pretty obvious you've already decided you hate the game...
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#5 Dec 23 2010 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
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That graphics card is terrible. To give you a desktop equivalent if that helps any, think the GeForce 7xxx midrange desktop cards. That's about where the mobile 5470 lies. Since it's a laptop it's also likely integrated into the motherboard so you cannot upgrade it either.



Edited, Dec 23rd 2010 5:22pm by bsphil
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#6 Dec 23 2010 at 5:28 PM Rating: Good
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Okay, let me help you out here. The reason why your card is able to play games like Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and Two Worlds 2, but can't load up benchmark is because of the way the game is rendered.

NfS series games usually have a lot of pre-render calculations, and thus are more reliant on your processor, not your GPU. FFXIV has several post-render and batch-render capabilities, which are more GPU intense; this also happens to not be ATI's strong suit. The problem with the benchmark that you are encountering may be nothing more than a driver update that changed the way your card's GPU handles post-render and batch-render code. Keep in mind, the benchmark was made back in August-September, and hasn't really been updated to keep up with new drivers. If you really want to test your system before buying the game, try rolling back the drivers to before the benchmark came out. If the benchmark still won't run, you may want to try and get an error report and see what you can find from that.

While it is just $30 for the game, that is YOUR $30. If it were me, I'd make sure the game could run on my system first, and not risk the chance of getting a game that wouldn't.
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#7 Dec 23 2010 at 5:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Even if you could get it running, don't expect to run above 1024x768 with very low settings.
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#8 Dec 27 2010 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I got it work.

Here's the thing, the benchmark will only work with the latest version of the Catalyst Control Center. Even then, to maximize your chances, you have to completely remove your current graphics drivers and use the ones on the ATI site.

On top of that, ATI has this thing with previous installations remaining active and these will stop the benchmark from working.

After going in game and playing around, these are the settings I found and my Average, min and max FPS for 180 seconds of the opening movie and 180 seconds of gameplay.

Note: My graphics card is dedicated. The internal would actually be the Intel HD graphics that ship with all the Core Ix products. It's also using GDDR5 instead of the standard GDDR3.

Settings:
Screen Size: 1600x900 (Full)
Multisampling: No MSAA
General Drawing Quality: Highest (<- this one is actually listed as 10 - Highest instead of just high)
Background Drawing Quality: High
Shadow Detail: Standard

Ambient Occlusion: Off
Depth of Field: Off
Cutscene Effects Enabled
Hardware Mouse Cursor off
Texture Quality: High
Texture Filtering: Highest

So, in case anyone was wondering if it would work okay.

Anyways.

Min FrameRate: 21.93 FPS
Max: 60 FPS
Avg: 31.32 FPS

I hope to see some of you in game!

Edited, Dec 28th 2010 12:02am by ccubed
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