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#1 Jul 15 2011 at 6:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Just built a new (to me) rig, EVGA 790i mobo, 8GB RAM, Galaxy GTX560Ti Grpx. No OCing yet of anything just default, hit a 3300 on Benchmark. Where do I stand? A friend of mine built almost the exact same rig (Grpx card was ATI 58xx) and hit 5000.? dunno if this is accurate. Maybe He oc'd
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#3 Jul 15 2011 at 7:18 AM Rating: Decent
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Cool Thanks!
Makes perfect sense.
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#4 Jul 15 2011 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
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The benchmark was really never accurate even for Beta. Hopefully they code a new one some day that actually reflects real world gameplay.
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#5 Jul 15 2011 at 10:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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The problem with the benchmark is that it doesn't reflect the graphical options the game actually provides. You only get "high" or "low" settings. Performance in-game is spotty anyway though, but for different reasons. If you're by yourself in the field the framerate might be acceptable (30+ fps) but around a crowd of people/NPCs it will quickly drop. Too many models/textures + poor engine optimization = sluggish performance, even with top tier components.

Will either be a few generations of hardware down the road before people can really run the game smoothly at moderate settings, or the game will wind up like FFXI and never really perform well no matter how strong the PC it runs on gets.
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#6 Jul 15 2011 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
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bsphil wrote:
The problem with the benchmark is that it doesn't reflect the graphical options the game actually provides. You only get "high" or "low" settings. Performance in-game is spotty anyway though, but for different reasons. If you're by yourself in the field the framerate might be acceptable (30+ fps) but around a crowd of people/NPCs it will quickly drop. Too many models/textures + poor engine optimization = sluggish performance, even with top tier components.

Will either be a few generations of hardware down the road before people can really run the game smoothly at moderate settings, or the game will wind up like FFXI and never really perform well no matter how strong the PC it runs on gets.


This. Although they are making some big changes server-side, so I think they will hammer out a lot of issues eventually. I think part of the reason this is actually getting done now is because of Yoshida. He's a fellow gamer, and probably understands better than Tanaka how badly those issues need to be adjusted.
#7 Jul 15 2011 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Honestly, my system completely failed the benchmark (<1000) and it runs pretty smoothly on my fossil of a laptop. The benchmark doesn't tell you anything meaningful.
#8 Jul 16 2011 at 4:12 PM Rating: Good
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SarnathXofXOdin wrote:
Just built a new (to me) rig, EVGA 790i mobo, 8GB RAM, Galaxy GTX560Ti Grpx. No OCing yet of anything just default, hit a 3300 on Benchmark. Where do I stand? A friend of mine built almost the exact same rig (Grpx card was ATI 58xx) and hit 5000.? dunno if this is accurate. Maybe He oc'd


Your video card is decent, but you left out your CPU type bud.
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#9 Jul 16 2011 at 9:02 PM Rating: Decent
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Transmigration wrote:
SarnathXofXOdin wrote:
Just built a new (to me) rig, EVGA 790i mobo, 8GB RAM, Galaxy GTX560Ti Grpx. No OCing yet of anything just default, hit a 3300 on Benchmark. Where do I stand? A friend of mine built almost the exact same rig (Grpx card was ATI 58xx) and hit 5000.? dunno if this is accurate. Maybe He oc'd


Your video card is decent, but you left out your CPU type bud.


Heh opps, Q9650, nope not i7 or anything.
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#10 Jul 18 2011 at 7:48 PM Rating: Good
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Straight answering to the title:

Yes, you can get a general idea if you PC will be able to run the game or not.

Performance wise... if the benchmark is above 1000, get one of those super cheap copies of the game, just if you really really want to try, it and see it for yourself.

At this point considering an upgrade to get a better FFXIV experience doesn't seem worth IMHO

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