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#52 Aug 01 2013 at 11:18 PM Rating: Good
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I am a little surprised actually, I am getting a second 7970 before release to Crossfire with the one I have, but at maximum settings and 7600x1440 screen size I scored around 3000 with just one card with old drivers. Obviously I wouldn't max out the settings if I were to play with it, I'd rather get better performance, but still impressed it did as well as it did at those resolutions. WIll be interesting to see what another card will do together with updated drivers.

Edited, Aug 2nd 2013 1:20am by Belcrono
#53 Aug 01 2013 at 11:37 PM Rating: Decent
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Still waiting for the PC that I ordered to arrive. My only concern is how this will run with Windows 8. I haven't heard many good things about this version of Windows.

Don't worry about Win 8. There's a learning curve to deal with, but once you know how it works, it plays well.


Good to know. Thanks!



I also use Windows 8 on my laptop and the game runs perfectly fine! I had an issue when I updated to the 8.1 preview, but I honestly think something was corrupted on my pc. Plenty of people play on 8.1 without a problem.

Edited, Aug 2nd 2013 12:49am by Ryklin
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#54 Aug 01 2013 at 11:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Score:9909
Average Framerate:90.226
Performance:Extremely High
AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor 3.3 GHz
16365.242MB
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series(VRAM 4095 MB)
Screen Size: 1360x768
Screen Mode: Full Screen

Edited, Aug 1st 2013 1:36pm by silverhope

Just using this as an example. One of the best things you can do for your score without lowering your settings is lowering your resolution. I think a lot of people are a little OCD about that 1920x1080 number. 1360x768 is absolutely beautiful, and smooth as silk.
#55 Aug 02 2013 at 12:35 AM Rating: Good
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Score:9591
Average Framerate:84.341
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1680x1050
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum


System:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.120830-0334)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
8159.949MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti(VRAM 4042 MB) 9.18.0013.2018


Edited, Aug 2nd 2013 2:35am by samosamo
#56 Aug 02 2013 at 12:38 AM Rating: Decent
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INAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:02/08/2013 09:14:03
Score:7282
Average Framerate:61.317
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

creen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum

System:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
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32650.309MB
Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000(VRAM 4042 MB) 9.17.0010.2932 Bold TextLies, I have a GXT680M Graphics Card that it is not reading for some reason (no way I could have got this score on an integrated graphics card)Bold Text
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#57 Aug 02 2013 at 12:56 AM Rating: Good
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silverhope wrote:
Score:9909
Average Framerate:90.226
Performance:Extremely High
AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor 3.3 GHz
16365.242MB
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series(VRAM 4095 MB)
Screen Size: 1360x768
Screen Mode: Full Screen

Edited, Aug 1st 2013 1:36pm by silverhope

Just using this as an example. One of the best things you can do for your score without lowering your settings is lowering your resolution. I think a lot of people are a little OCD about that 1920x1080 number. 1360x768 is absolutely beautiful, and smooth as silk.


I'm running 1360x768 because that's the highest my TV goes through VGA.

I'd post the exact numbers but I'm on my phone.

I have a q9550 (oc'd), 6gb of ram and a 550ti and at Max its around 8k (60fps)and with AO turned off (and a couple other things) its around 11k.(100fps)

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#58 Aug 02 2013 at 1:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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Score:1588
Performance:Slightly low

Screen Size: 1280X720
Screen Mode: Windowed
Graphics Presets: (Standard Laptop)

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#59 Aug 02 2013 at 2:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Lies, I have a GXT680M Graphics Card that it is not reading for some reason (no way I could have got this score on an integrated graphics card)


Laptops generally switch back and forth as needed between your integrated graphics and the discreet GPU. Can't remember what it's called... maybe optimus? There are ways to get around it, but it requires modified drivers. Not something I recommend unless you're comfortable bricking your laptop if you make a mistake; one that isn't covered by warranty Smiley: glare
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#60 Aug 02 2013 at 4:23 AM Rating: Good
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FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/2/2013 6:20:07 AM
Score:9002
Average Framerate:80.471
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

System:
Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130410-1505)
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
12261.797MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti(VRAM 4034 MB) 9.18.0013.1106

Settings
Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum
General
-Enable HDR rendering and improve overall graphic quality. : Enabled
-Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling) : Disabled
-Use low-detail models on distant objects. (LOD) : Disabled
-Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming) : Disabled
-Real-time Reflections : High
-Edge Smoothing (Anti-aliasing) : FXAA
-Transparent Lighting Quality : High
-Grass Quality : High
Shadows
-Self : Display
-Other NPCs : Display
Shadow Quality
-Use low-detail models on shadows. (LOD) : Disabled
-Shadow Resolution : High - 2048p
-Shadow Cascading : Best
-Shadow Softening : Strong
Texture Detail
-Texture Filtering : Anisotropic
-Anisotropic Filtering : x16
Movement Physics
-Self : Full
-Other NPCs : Full
Effects
-Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening) : Enabled
-Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur) : Enabled
-Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : Strong
-Glare : Normal
Cinematic Cutscenes
-Enable depth of field. : Enabled

System:
Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130410-1505)
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti(VRAM 4034 MB) 9.18.0013.1106

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#61 Aug 02 2013 at 5:28 AM Rating: Decent
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Kierk wrote:
ScrapTower wrote:
silverhope wrote:
Score:9909
Average Framerate:90.226
Performance:Extremely High
AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor 3.3 GHz
16365.242MB
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series(VRAM 4095 MB)
Screen Size: 1360x768
Screen Mode: Full Screen

Edited, Aug 1st 2013 1:36pm by silverhope

Just using this as an example. One of the best things you can do for your score without lowering your settings is lowering your resolution. I think a lot of people are a little OCD about that 1920x1080 number. 1360x768 is absolutely beautiful, and smooth as silk.


I'm running 1360x768 because that's the highest my TV goes through VGA.

I'd post the exact numbers but I'm on my phone.

I have a q9550 (oc'd), 6gb of ram and a 550ti and at Max its around 8k (60fps)and with AO turned off (and a couple other things) its around 11k.(100fps)


Same here however I'm using HDMI with a 42" on my desk with a native of 1360x768. Personally I can't run a 1080 desktop on your average 24". My eyes start to hurt after a while.
#62 Aug 02 2013 at 5:53 AM Rating: Default
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Score:26725
Average Framerate:274.669
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz
8141.547MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670(VRAM 4042 MB) 9.18.0013.2049

O.o **** I think I wont have problems xD!!

Edited, Aug 2nd 2013 7:54am by Shynkz
#63 Aug 02 2013 at 6:50 AM Rating: Good
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I had a score of 700 or so on my laptop, it said I failed....

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#64 Aug 02 2013 at 7:27 AM Rating: Excellent
ScrapTower wrote:
Kierk wrote:
ScrapTower wrote:
silverhope wrote:
Score:9909
Average Framerate:90.226
Performance:Extremely High
AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-Core Processor 3.3 GHz
16365.242MB
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series(VRAM 4095 MB)
Screen Size: 1360x768
Screen Mode: Full Screen

Edited, Aug 1st 2013 1:36pm by silverhope

Just using this as an example. One of the best things you can do for your score without lowering your settings is lowering your resolution. I think a lot of people are a little OCD about that 1920x1080 number. 1360x768 is absolutely beautiful, and smooth as silk.


I'm running 1360x768 because that's the highest my TV goes through VGA.

I'd post the exact numbers but I'm on my phone.

I have a q9550 (oc'd), 6gb of ram and a 550ti and at Max its around 8k (60fps)and with AO turned off (and a couple other things) its around 11k.(100fps)


Same here however I'm using HDMI with a 42" on my desk with a native of 1360x768. Personally I can't run a 1080 desktop on your average 24". My eyes start to hurt after a while.


When I ran beta on my secondary rig it defaulted to 1280x720 max. I played for 6 hours before I noticed when I was in the menus. The game still looked great.
#65 Aug 02 2013 at 7:53 AM Rating: Good
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Anyone tried running this in surround/eyefinity?

I got 4100 at 5860x1080 with max settings
GTX 680 4gb with 326.41 beta driver
16gb DDR3 2x8 RAM
Windows 8 64 bit
i7 3770k 3.5ghz

Wondering if changing drivers would raise my score, nVidia put out a chain of bad ones the past few months.

#66 Aug 02 2013 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Westyle wrote:
Anyone tried running this in surround/eyefinity?

I got 4100 at 5860x1080 with max settings
GTX 680 4gb with 326.41 beta driver
16gb DDR3 2x8 RAM
Windows 8 64 bit
i7 3770k 3.5ghz

Wondering if changing drivers would raise my score, nVidia put out a chain of bad ones the past few months.



They have been putting out some sh*t drivers lately haven't they? I think you're better off running beta atm.

I don't know dude... you're rendering 6.3 million pixels at that res. Crazy. Make sure Vsync is off in your control panel. You're definitely not reaching your refresh rate at that score and it would only be slowing you down.

Edited, Aug 2nd 2013 12:08pm by ScrapTower
#67 Aug 02 2013 at 12:55 PM Rating: Good
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So I am scoring around 6100 on high and 5800 on maximum. Do you think keeping my setting at maximum will end up slowing me down? Just worried about if we every get to a situation like Jueno where it takes forever to the are to load?
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#68 Aug 02 2013 at 12:59 PM Rating: Good
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Westyle wrote:
Anyone tried running this in surround/eyefinity?

I got 4100 at 5860x1080 with max settings
GTX 680 4gb with 326.41 beta driver
16gb DDR3 2x8 RAM
Windows 8 64 bit
i7 3770k 3.5ghz

Wondering if changing drivers would raise my score, nVidia put out a chain of bad ones the past few months.



I tried it, but it really feels like crossfire/sli would be optimal for it. Like I said in my previous post I got a 3k score @7600x1440 resolution with a 7970 on max settings which is okay for one card, but I don't think I'd want to raid with those stats.
#69 Aug 02 2013 at 1:02 PM Rating: Good
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Got only a 1200 on my laptop running high detail at 1920 x 1080. It says "low" but it ran smoothly throughout P3, so I'm guessing it won't be an issue except for raiding or large scale PvP, for which I'll need to use the desktop.
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So I am scoring around 6100 on high and 5800 on maximum. Do you think keeping my setting at maximum will end up slowing me down? Just worried about if we every get to a situation like Jueno where it takes forever to the are to load?


The first thing I would do is turn off AA and turn down the shadows a bit. It would be barely noticeable and keep you running smooth.
#71 Aug 02 2013 at 2:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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So I am scoring around 6100 on high and 5800 on maximum. Do you think keeping my setting at maximum will end up slowing me down? Just worried about if we every get to a situation like Jueno where it takes forever to the are to load?


The first thing I would do is turn off AA and turn down the shadows a bit. It would be barely noticeable and keep you running smooth.


I wouldn't switch off AA unless you were desperate. Not everyone would like their character looking like a pixilated sprite for a minute improvement in performance. Shadows are a good suggestion though. I usually don't like how they get rendered anyway.
#72 Aug 02 2013 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
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Pixelated is a bit strong of a word! AA just removes jaggies from edges and honestly I can barely tell the difference in XIV. I don't like turning it off either but it's a pretty significant boost in performance. Try it.

Edited, Aug 2nd 2013 4:39pm by ScrapTower
#74 Aug 02 2013 at 2:38 PM Rating: Good
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So I am scoring around 6100 on high and 5800 on maximum. Do you think keeping my setting at maximum will end up slowing me down? Just worried about if we every get to a situation like Jueno where it takes forever to the are to load?


The first thing I would do is turn off AA and turn down the shadows a bit. It would be barely noticeable and keep you running smooth.


I wouldn't switch off AA unless you were desperate. Not everyone would like their character looking like a pixilated sprite for a minute improvement in performance. Shadows are a good suggestion though. I usually don't like how they get rendered anyway.


thanks for the input, will give that a whirl.
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#75 Aug 02 2013 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
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I wouldn't switch off AA unless you were desperate. Not everyone would like their character looking like a pixilated sprite for a minute improvement in performance. Shadows are a good suggestion though. I usually don't like how they get rendered anyway.


I don't think AA is working correctly with ARR anyway. Can you tell the difference? I can't. Both have jaggies on the neck and around the ears.


Edited, Aug 2nd 2013 5:04pm by ScrapTower
#76 Aug 02 2013 at 6:06 PM Rating: Good
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Running at max:
1920x1080: 10300 @ ~90fps
5860x1080: 4100 @ ~35fps

I'd really like to run this in surround, though it looks like I'll be taking a hit. I'll need a new case, motherboard, and PSU to go SLI
Anyone know what price range I'd be looking at?
#77 Aug 02 2013 at 6:36 PM Rating: Good
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Windows Vista 64 bit
AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
AMD Phenom II x 4 910 2.6GHz
8 GB Ram


1680 x 1050 Graphics set to standard.

Score 8660
FPS Average 75

I did not try on medium or high but on a previous benchmark I did the medium settings (some on high) and got FPS average of 55
#78 Aug 02 2013 at 6:42 PM Rating: Good
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ScrapTower wrote:
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I wouldn't switch off AA unless you were desperate. Not everyone would like their character looking like a pixilated sprite for a minute improvement in performance. Shadows are a good suggestion though. I usually don't like how they get rendered anyway.


I don't think AA is working correctly with ARR anyway. Can you tell the difference? I can't. Both have jaggies on the neck and around the ears.

AA as it exists in the benchmark(at least in the 'creation' version) is only FXAA. It's a minor increase that has a very minor impact on performance based on the hardware you have. Switching this off will give only a very minor drop in quality and even smaller increase in performance.
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#79 Aug 02 2013 at 7:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Average Framerate:72.527

Screen Size: 1920x1200
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum

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#80 Aug 02 2013 at 10:10 PM Rating: Excellent
For comparison sake here are the scores for my secondary rig:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/2/2013 8:29:23 PM
Score:6748
Average Framerate:56.161
Performance:Very High
-Easily capable of running the game. Should perform exceptionally well, even at higher resolutions.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Borderless Windowed
Graphics Presets: Maximum
General
-Enable HDR rendering and improve overall graphic quality. : Enabled
-Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling) : Disabled
-Use low-detail models on distant objects. (LOD) : Disabled
-Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming) : Disabled
-Real-time Reflections : High
-Edge Smoothing (Anti-aliasing) : FXAA
-Transparent Lighting Quality : High
-Grass Quality : High
Shadows
-Self : Display
-Other NPCs : Display
Shadow Quality
-Use low-detail models on shadows. (LOD) : Disabled
-Shadow Resolution : High - 2048p
-Shadow Cascading : Best
-Shadow Softening : Strong
Texture Detail
-Texture Filtering : Anisotropic
-Anisotropic Filtering : x16
Movement Physics
-Self : Full
-Other NPCs : Full
Effects
-Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening) : Enabled
-Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur) : Enabled
-Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : Strong
-Glare : Normal
Cinematic Cutscenes
-Enable depth of field. : Enabled

System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor
8189.555MB
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series(VRAM 4095 MB) 8.17.0010.1191
#81 Aug 02 2013 at 10:13 PM Rating: Good
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I did find a bizarre way to improve your score: (no word of a lie) using a lalafell will raise your score better any other race (less to render = better score). It's not by much, but if every point counts, this who you'll want to test with.

#82 Aug 02 2013 at 10:15 PM Rating: Good
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I did find a bizarre way to improve your score: (no word of a lie) using a lalafell will raise your score better any other race (less to render = better score). It's not by much, but if every point counts, this who you'll want to test with.



Hahahahaha that is hilarious
#83 Aug 03 2013 at 4:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Score:6388
Average Framerate:53.443
Performance:Very High
-Easily capable of running the game. Should perform exceptionally well, even at higher resolutions.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen

System:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor
4094.051MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 (VRAM 2769 MB) 9.18.0013.1407
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Nvm figured it out.

It's really nice cause I'm one of those people that can spend hours making my character look the way I want.


Edited, Aug 3rd 2013 10:31am by HaibaneRenmei
#85 Aug 04 2013 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
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Edit: I'm a computer dummy. Do you think the game will look better on my PC or PS3?

Register for open beta and try them both and you can get a better idea for free. Just guessing, probably pretty close to the same performance.


FWIW switching between two computers and PS3 during the Beta 3 period my impression was that PS3 didn't look as sharp, but was tuned to run very smoothly. Part of this may be the HD resolution of 1080 lines on the PS3 vs ~1400 on the computers. Plus newer graphics cards just perform better than the PS3 hardware so SE may have reduced some settings in software for PS3. I enjoyed both platforms though, for different reasons. Playing FFXIV ARR in the living room on the comfort of a couch was kinda nice.

As for the desktops, my fiancée's machine ran Beta 3 really well. Mine struggled with low frame rate and loooong loading times, she only took a few seconds between zones while I could go get a pizza & beer while changing areas. I replaced my AMD 4400 with a new i5 computer and moved all my good internal components over. Also installed a Vector SSD to run the game off of, hopefully that will help with loading times on my machine. Benchmark test on max settings:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/4/2013 11:40:53 AM
Score:5556
Average Framerate:46.311
Performance:Very High
-Easily capable of running the game. Should perform exceptionally well, even at higher resolutions.

Screen Size: 1440x900
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum

Looking forward to getting back in-game soon!
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For those with nvidia cards, try the 314.22 WHQL drivers. They give you better scores than the latest drivers (9000 vs 8400 for me).

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#87 Aug 04 2013 at 3:19 PM Rating: Excellent
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FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:05/08/2013 00:17:10
Score:10741
Average Framerate:97.417
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum
General
-Enable HDR rendering and improve overall graphic quality. : Enabled
-Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling) : Disabled
-Use low-detail models on distant objects. (LOD) : Disabled
-Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming) : Disabled
-Real-time Reflections : High
-Edge Smoothing (Anti-aliasing) : FXAA
-Transparent Lighting Quality : High
-Grass Quality : High
Shadows
-Self : Display
-Other NPCs : Display
Shadow Quality
-Use low-detail models on shadows. (LOD) : Disabled
-Shadow Resolution : High - 2048p
-Shadow Cascading : Best
-Shadow Softening : Strong
Texture Detail
-Texture Filtering : Anisotropic
-Anisotropic Filtering : x16
Movement Physics
-Self : Full
-Other NPCs : Full
Effects
-Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening) : Enabled
-Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur) : Enabled
-Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : Strong
-Glare : Normal
Cinematic Cutscenes
-Enable depth of field. : Enabled

System:
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz
4094.051MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770(VRAM 3781 MB) 9.18.0013.2049

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#88 Aug 04 2013 at 6:19 PM Rating: Good
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So they must've done some optimization between the last benchmark and now. I'm pretty sure I just squeaked in over 7000 before... and now...

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/4/2013 7:17:49 PM
Score:9089
Average Framerate:79.678
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum
General
-Enable HDR rendering and improve overall graphic quality. : Enabled
-Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling) : Disabled
-Use low-detail models on distant objects. (LOD) : Disabled
-Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming) : Disabled
-Real-time Reflections : High
-Edge Smoothing (Anti-aliasing) : FXAA
-Transparent Lighting Quality : High
-Grass Quality : High
Shadows
-Self : Display
-Other NPCs : Display
Shadow Quality
-Use low-detail models on shadows. (LOD) : Disabled
-Shadow Resolution : High - 2048p
-Shadow Cascading : Best
-Shadow Softening : Strong
Texture Detail
-Texture Filtering : Anisotropic
-Anisotropic Filtering : x16
Movement Physics
-Self : Full
-Other NPCs : Full
Effects
-Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening) : Enabled
-Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur) : Enabled
-Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : Strong
-Glare : Normal
Cinematic Cutscenes
-Enable depth of field. : Enabled

System:
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz
8190.492MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670(VRAM 4042 MB) 9.18.0013.2018

Benchmark results do not provide any guarantee FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will run on your system.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Website http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com
(C) 2010-2013 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

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#89 Aug 05 2013 at 12:09 AM Rating: Good
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My score: 6741

Significantly higher than last run and I didn't upgrade. They definitely improved something. Had some issues with the tearing with the first benchmark, but now they're gone.

I'm so excited!

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/5/2013 2:08:07 AM
Score:6741
Average Framerate:56.289
Performance:Very High
-Easily capable of running the game. Should perform exceptionally well, even at higher resolutions.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum
General
-Enable HDR rendering and improve overall graphic quality. : Enabled
-Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling) : Disabled
-Use low-detail models on distant objects. (LOD) : Disabled
-Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming) : Disabled
-Real-time Reflections : High
-Edge Smoothing (Anti-aliasing) : FXAA
-Transparent Lighting Quality : High
-Grass Quality : High
Shadows
-Self : Display
-Other NPCs : Display
Shadow Quality
-Use low-detail models on shadows. (LOD) : Disabled
-Shadow Resolution : High - 2048p
-Shadow Cascading : Best
-Shadow Softening : Strong
Texture Detail
-Texture Filtering : Anisotropic
-Anisotropic Filtering : x16
Movement Physics
-Self : Full
-Other NPCs : Full
Effects
-Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening) : Enabled
-Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur) : Enabled
-Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : Strong
-Glare : Normal
Cinematic Cutscenes
-Enable depth of field. : Enabled

System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor
4093.555MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti (VRAM 2769 MB) 9.18.0013.0623

Benchmark results do not provide any guarantee FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn will run on your system.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Website http://na.finalfantasyxiv.com
(C) 2010-2013 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.

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#90 Aug 05 2013 at 7:34 PM Rating: Decent
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FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on: 8/3/2013 10:51:49 AM
Score: 11339
Average Framerate: 103.181
Performance: Extremely High
- Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Maximum
General
- Enable HDR rendering and improve overall graphic quality: Enabled
- Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling): Disabled
- Use low-detail models on distant objects. (LOD): Disabled
- Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming): Disabled
- Real-time Reflections: High
- Edge Smoothing (Anti-aliasing): FXAA
- Transparent Lighting Quality: High
- Grass Quality: High
Shadows
- Self: Display
- Other NPCs: Display
Shadow Quality
- Use low-detail models on shadows. (LOD): Disabled
- Shadow Resolution: High - 2048p
- Shadow Cascading: Best
- Shadow Softening: Strong
Texture Detail
- Texture Filtering: Anisotropic
- Anisotropic Filtering: x16
Movement Physics
- Self: Full
- Other NPCs: Full
Effects
- Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening): Enabled
- Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur): Enabled
- Screen Space Ambient Occlusion: Strong
- Glare: Normal
Cinematic Cutscenes
- Enable depth of field.: Enabled

System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz - 8GB RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
#91 Aug 05 2013 at 11:54 PM Rating: Decent
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Stilivan wrote:
My score: 6741

Significantly higher than last run and I didn't upgrade. They definitely improved something. Had some issues with the tearing with the first benchmark, but now they're gone.


Performance and quality are inversely proportional when it comes to graphics in games. Generally speaking, if a benchmark is performing better with no upgrades to equipment or changes in settings, they reduced the quality of the images. You can actually see that in the side-by-side comparison of the older and newer benchmarks. I'm kinda on the fence about the changes.

It remains to be seen whether or not it carries over to the launch version of the game. If they do I'll be happy that people with NQ PCs will be able to run the game at medium to high settings, but a bit disappointed 'eye candy mode' won't be as good as it could be. It's probably better for the game that they did reduce the entry barrier of having higher tier CPU/GPU for PC players though.
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#92 Aug 06 2013 at 12:05 AM Rating: Good
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FilthMcNasty wrote:
Stilivan wrote:
My score: 6741

Significantly higher than last run and I didn't upgrade. They definitely improved something. Had some issues with the tearing with the first benchmark, but now they're gone.


Performance and quality are inversely proportional when it comes to graphics in games. Generally speaking, if a benchmark is performing better with no upgrades to equipment or changes in settings, they reduced the quality of the images. You can actually see that in the side-by-side comparison of the older and newer benchmarks. I'm kinda on the fence about the changes.

It remains to be seen whether or not it carries over to the launch version of the game. If they do I'll be happy that people with NQ PCs will be able to run the game at medium to high settings, but a bit disappointed 'eye candy mode' won't be as good as it could be. It's probably better for the game that they did reduce the entry barrier of having higher tier CPU/GPU for PC players though.



I suppose so. You sure know how to make me sad about the good things in life. THANKS FILTH. But maybe there's a chance we'll have the best of both worlds? And I'm not prepared enough to run both benchmarks at the same time.

I had my girlfriend run the game on her laptop and it scored pretty well. So I'm excited. (She also has a PS3 now to play it too.) THIS BETTER BE FOR REAL!
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#93 Aug 06 2013 at 12:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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FilthMcNasty wrote:
Stilivan wrote:
My score: 6741

Significantly higher than last run and I didn't upgrade. They definitely improved something. Had some issues with the tearing with the first benchmark, but now they're gone.


Performance and quality are inversely proportional when it comes to graphics in games. Generally speaking, if a benchmark is performing better with no upgrades to equipment or changes in settings, they reduced the quality of the images.


The score is an arbitrary score. It doesn't measure an exact unit of anything; it's just a guideline so that when application completes the evaluation, the score can tell you whether your computer can run the game well or not. For one thing, the second benchmark might have evaluated its score on different criteria than the first. You can't consider the score to be consistent between benchmarks let alone conclude that the quality of the images must have dropped.
#94 Aug 06 2013 at 3:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Stilivan wrote:
I suppose so. You sure know how to make me sad about the good things in life. THANKS FILTH. But maybe there's a chance we'll have the best of both worlds? And I'm not prepared enough to run both benchmarks at the same time.

I had my girlfriend run the game on her laptop and it scored pretty well. So I'm excited. (She also has a PS3 now to play it too.) THIS BETTER BE FOR REAL!


You should be happy that this game doesn't require the power it once did. Do you remember the original, original benchmark? I had a monumental score on that with a pair of GTX 480s. Granted SLI wasn't supported, but I used the second GPU solely for AA. That translated into barely being able to maintain 30 FPS in congested areas. Now people with middle of the road GPUs can run at higher than usual settings and high resolution. That should make you happy.

Xoie wrote:
The score is an arbitrary score. It doesn't measure an exact unit of anything; it's just a guideline so that when application completes the evaluation, the score can tell you whether your computer can run the game well or not. For one thing, the second benchmark might have evaluated its score on different criteria than the first. You can't consider the score to be consistent between benchmarks let alone conclude that the quality of the images must have dropped.


Not really. Hear me out...

SE via Official Benchmark Homepage wrote:
Depending on your system’s resident software and hardware, it is possible that FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn may not run optimally, even if your computer meets the minimum system requirements. We therefore recommend using this benchmark software to check your system before purchasing the product.


Now I understand that it's just a rough guideline, but people are expected to use this as a tool to understand how well their hardware will perform when actually running the software. It doesn't make sense to me(nor should it to anyone) that the exact same setups are scoring higher unless SE expects that hardware to perform better than they initially thought it would. There could be several explanations for this or there could be none. It's possible that the benchmark is about as useful(read: useless) as the benchmark for 1.0 was.

I'd like to trust that they're doing everything in their power to get it right this time. The only options I see here are that they overshot their mark and the benchmark was too demanding or they nerfed the graphics down so that the same hardware would get better performance. Given the obvious differences between the world exploration and character creation versions of the benchmark, it seems much more likely to be the latter.

That said, none of this really matters to me if they can produce a Final Fantasy with the story and gameplay we all expect know they're capable of. If it's fun to play, I don't care if it looks 8-bit.
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#95 Aug 06 2013 at 11:24 AM Rating: Excellent
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That said, none of this really matters to me if they can produce a Final Fantasy with the story and gameplay we all expect know they're capable of. If it's fun to play, I don't care if it looks 8-bit.


I think a random 8 bit quest would be epic. Say, a replay of one of the Ultros fights or the Haunted Train from 6.
#96 Aug 06 2013 at 12:49 PM Rating: Decent
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FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/6/2013 1:46:58 PM
Score:4800
Average Framerate:42.948
Performance:High
-Easily capable of running the game. Should perform well, even at higher resolutions.

Screen Size: 1920x1080
Screen Mode: Full Screen
Graphics Presets: Standard (Desktop)
General
-Enable HDR rendering and improve overall graphic quality. : Disabled
-Disable rendering of objects when not visible. (Occlusion Culling) : Enabled
-Use low-detail models on distant objects. (LOD) : Enabled
-Cache LOD data only when necessary. (LOD Streaming) : Disabled
-Real-time Reflections : Off
-Edge Smoothing (Anti-aliasing) : Off
-Transparent Lighting Quality : Normal
-Grass Quality : Low
Shadows
-Self : Display
-Other NPCs : Hide
Shadow Quality
-Use low-detail models on shadows. (LOD) : Enabled
-Shadow Resolution : Normal - 1024p
-Shadow Cascading : Normal
-Shadow Softening : Weak
Texture Detail
-Texture Filtering : Trilinear
-Anisotropic Filtering : x4
Movement Physics
-Self : Full
-Other NPCs : Simple
Effects
-Naturally darken the edges of the screen. (Limb Darkening) : Disabled
-Blur the graphics around an object in motion. (Radial Blur) : Enabled
-Screen Space Ambient Occlusion : Off
-Glare : Normal
Cinematic Cutscenes
-Enable depth of field. : Enabled

System:
Windows Vista™ Home Basic (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.130308-1436)
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor
4094.172MB
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT (VRAM 2797 MB) 9.18.0013.2049


I think its time for some upgrades :( What do you guys suggest?
#97 Aug 06 2013 at 12:52 PM Rating: Decent
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I think its time for some upgrades :( What do you guys suggest?


Your video card is quite old. While the 9800 was a beast, current cards wreck it.
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#98 Aug 06 2013 at 12:55 PM Rating: Default
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Archmage Callinon wrote:
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I think its time for some upgrades :( What do you guys suggest?


Your video card is quite old. While the 9800 was a beast, current cards wreck it.



What would you suggest i look to get?
#99 Aug 06 2013 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Kuja20 wrote:
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I think its time for some upgrades :( What do you guys suggest?


Your video card is quite old. While the 9800 was a beast, current cards wreck it.



What would you suggest i look to get?


It depends what your system and budget can handle. Depending on how strong your power supply is, you may have to replace that too when you upgrade your graphics card.

You'll have to do some research to figure that out, power supply calculators aren't that difficult to find (though some are more detailed than they need to be), just remember that whatever your power supply says it provides, count on about 80% of that and adjust your math accordingly.

As for graphics cards, I love my GTX 670, but that's a pricey card. A 660 or 660Ti would probably be perfectly acceptable.

And before someone says it, yeah I prefer nVidia cards. No there's no particularly good reason for that.
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#100 Aug 06 2013 at 1:09 PM Rating: Default
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If anyone is feeling generous enough, could I ask someone to build me a decent computer, in the $1000-1500 range? can either post it in here or just PM me a link to what you have for ideas. Thats one area I am not very fluent on is building computers and matching stuff together. Don't need any monitors.
#101 Aug 06 2013 at 1:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Not 100% positive if this link will take you to the exact build or not, but here's a system I was toying around with on ibuypower just for fun. For reference, I bought a comp from them 3 years ago, it runs fantastic, still scored almost 10k on the benchmark, and was an incredible bargain. I highly reccommend them.

http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Gamer_Paladin_D897/w/182781,

Please note, this build doesn't come with a monitor or wireless internet card (monitor is 119, wireless usb is 30). However, it should be pretty beastly for FFXIV and at only 1300 bucks.

Edited, Aug 6th 2013 3:33pm by BartelX
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