In terms of the mobo it is my understanding that the only way to SLI with AMD is to have an Nforce board. Would it be possible to tell me what specific drivers you are currently using as well as your current settings in their entirety for ffxiv?
Again thank you both
I'm using the most current, though to be honest I don't notice any difference between them and the last ones... but nothing negative either. As to AMD and nForce you may be correct, I dunno. I've never really had good luck with AMD/ATI support in the past so I've been avoiding desktop setups with their parts for the last few upgrades (though my last 2 laptops had either or both brands inside and still outpreform the crap out of my most recent laptop... but that's got a GMA gpu.. pure crap).
Having said that make sure the BIOS on the nForce is current, the last board I had with an nForce chip was neglected for a long period and netted a pretty noticable FPS and overall performance increase with a current driver.
Since you've got an NVIDIA card, you should do 16xCSAA. It's a noticeable improvement, plus the performance hit is only 2-4 FPS on the low end. About the same as normal 8xAA.
It's not about the performance hit, it's about the audiable hit I suppose I should have worded that better. Fan noise for these cards running above 90c isn't pleasant. I can run the game fullscreen with everything on full and AO on and get almost 60fps everywhere... but I am not going to run the cards at 100% fanspeed. I've been looking into watercooling, but there are other purchases I would like to make in the near future and I'm quite content playing at my current mostly quiet settings. Edited, Jan 24th 2011 9:44pm by PerrinofSylph
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