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#1 Aug 08 2013 at 2:11 PM Rating: Excellent
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So a few days ago, I downloaded the benchmark and decided to give my computer a test-run. I was pretty disappointed in the results. Only scored a 3125 on Standard Desktop. I actually started to question whether or not I was going to actually be able to play or not.

Not being the kind of person to just give up, I hit up good ole' Newegg and started looking at the recommended GPU's for FFXIV. $200 later, I got myself a nice GTX 660 and installed it this morning. I instantly re-ran the benchmark again to see what I scored:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/8/2013 2:44:48 PM
Score:9582
Average Framerate:82.812
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1600x900
Screen Mode: Borderless Windowed
Graphics Presets: Maximum

Couldn't be happier guys. I'm SO ready to tear into FFXIV now.
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#2 Aug 08 2013 at 2:16 PM Rating: Good
I'm with you on that. Can't wait to play. Grats on your new card!
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#3 Aug 08 2013 at 2:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks a ton. Only difficulty now, is the wait.
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#4 Aug 08 2013 at 2:43 PM Rating: Good
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That card should run this game with ease. Good choice!
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#5 Aug 08 2013 at 3:01 PM Rating: Decent
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I should probably look into mine aswell!
Last minute upgrades AWAAAAAY
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#6 Aug 08 2013 at 3:14 PM Rating: Decent
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This will be the first high-end game that I've ever been able to run on Max Settings.

The improvement is black-to-white. I finally have a pretty solid gaming PC.
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#7 Aug 08 2013 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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How did you get such a high score?

Tested on:8/2/2013 6:43:04 PM
Score:6028
Average Framerate:54.605
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: High (Desktop)

is what I got and:

System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz
4095.176MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (VRAM 3786 MB) 9.18.0013.1106

is what I'm working with....same card....what else do I need to upgrade?
#8 Aug 08 2013 at 3:17 PM Rating: Decent
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There's only one detail that disappoints me about my upgrade this morning. I took some RAM sticks from my old PC, and was going to just pop those in as well while I had my case open. Not thinking properly, I put the video card in first. The card was SO BIG, that after installing it, it blocked me from opening the RAM clamps. After about a 15-minute struggle of getting the card in, I wasn't about to pop it back about, just for a couple more gigs of RAM.

I wish I had thought to put the RAM in first, but eh whatcanyado?
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#9 Aug 08 2013 at 3:18 PM Rating: Excellent
Teracide wrote:
This will be the first high-end game that I've ever been able to run on Max Settings.

The improvement is black-to-white. I finally have a pretty solid gaming PC.


It's all downhill from here. You'll never be able to deal with anything other than a higher end gaming rig ever again. "Can't keep 'em on the farm after they've seen Paris" sorta thing.
#10 Aug 08 2013 at 3:26 PM Rating: Decent
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BustU2 wrote:
How did you get such a high score?

Tested on:8/2/2013 6:43:04 PM
Score:6028
Average Framerate:54.605
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: High (Desktop)

is what I got and:

System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz
4095.176MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (VRAM 3786 MB) 9.18.0013.1106

is what I'm working with....same card....what else do I need to upgrade?


It appears that the card I purchased is a tad bit on the higher end than yours, but that wouldn't be such a large contributor to the difference in performance. It's definitely got something to do with the differences in our CPUs. Here's my current specs.

System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz
6101.426MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (VRAM 4042 MB) 9.18.0013.2049

EDIT: It could also be that our resolutions are quite a bit different as well. You're running on a much larger monitor than I am.


Edited, Aug 8th 2013 5:29pm by Teracide
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#11 Aug 08 2013 at 3:27 PM Rating: Excellent
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Teracide wrote:
So a few days ago, I downloaded the benchmark and decided to give my computer a test-run. I was pretty disappointed in the results. Only scored a 3125 on Standard Desktop. I actually started to question whether or not I was going to actually be able to play or not.

Not being the kind of person to just give up, I hit up good ole' Newegg and started looking at the recommended GPU's for FFXIV. $200 later, I got myself a nice GTX 660 and installed it this morning. I instantly re-ran the benchmark again to see what I scored:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/8/2013 2:44:48 PM
Score:9582
Average Framerate:82.812
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1600x900
Screen Mode: Borderless Windowed
Graphics Presets: Maximum

Couldn't be happier guys. I'm SO ready to tear into FFXIV now.


I paid $200 for a refurbished slim 160 Gig hard drive PS3 and now I can play too. Weird coincidence and good to know that I am not the only one that will happily shell out that much money to play this game.

Edited, Aug 8th 2013 4:28pm by Valkayree
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#13 Aug 08 2013 at 3:30 PM Rating: Good
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BustU2 wrote:
How did you get such a high score?

Tested on:8/2/2013 6:43:04 PM
Score:6028
Average Framerate:54.605
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: High (Desktop)

is what I got and:

System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz
4095.176MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (VRAM 3786 MB) 9.18.0013.1106

is what I'm working with....same card....what else do I need to upgrade?


I thought he got higher because you're running in 1080p and he's at 1600x900. Even though you're running at "High" that resolution does make a massive difference in score. It's mostly your CPU I'd say.

Edited, Aug 8th 2013 5:32pm by GDLYL
#14 Aug 08 2013 at 3:31 PM Rating: Excellent
Teracide wrote:
BustU2 wrote:
How did you get such a high score?

Tested on:8/2/2013 6:43:04 PM
Score:6028
Average Framerate:54.605
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: High (Desktop)

is what I got and:

System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz
4095.176MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (VRAM 3786 MB) 9.18.0013.1106

is what I'm working with....same card....what else do I need to upgrade?


It appears that the card I purchased is a tad bit on the higher end than yours, but that wouldn't be such a large contributor to the difference in performance. It's definitely got something to do with the differences in our CPUs. Here's my current specs.

System:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533)
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz
6101.426MB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (VRAM 4042 MB) 9.18.0013.2049

EDIT: It could also be that our resolutions are quite a bit different as well. You're running on a much larger monitor than I am.


Edited, Aug 8th 2013 5:29pm by Teracide


It's the resolution. Change the res and try again.
#15 Aug 08 2013 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Valkayree wrote:
Teracide wrote:
So a few days ago, I downloaded the benchmark and decided to give my computer a test-run. I was pretty disappointed in the results. Only scored a 3125 on Standard Desktop. I actually started to question whether or not I was going to actually be able to play or not.

Not being the kind of person to just give up, I hit up good ole' Newegg and started looking at the recommended GPU's for FFXIV. $200 later, I got myself a nice GTX 660 and installed it this morning. I instantly re-ran the benchmark again to see what I scored:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/8/2013 2:44:48 PM
Score:9582
Average Framerate:82.812
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1600x900
Screen Mode: Borderless Windowed
Graphics Presets: Maximum

Couldn't be happier guys. I'm SO ready to tear into FFXIV now.


I paid $200 for a refurbished slim 160 Gig hard drive PS3 and now I can play too. Weird coincidence and good to know that I am not the only one that will happily shell out that much money to play this game.

Edited, Aug 8th 2013 4:28pm by Valkayree


I've been excited about this game since it was first announced. I'm not about to miss out on it because of my computer specs.

I'll be getting a PS4 later on next year. When they release FFXIV for PS4, I'll probably get it on that as well. A PS4 is a lot more portable than my PC.
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#16 Aug 08 2013 at 5:44 PM Rating: Decent
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Teracide wrote:
So a few days ago, I downloaded the benchmark and decided to give my computer a test-run. I was pretty disappointed in the results. Only scored a 3125 on Standard Desktop. I actually started to question whether or not I was going to actually be able to play or not.

Not being the kind of person to just give up, I hit up good ole' Newegg and started looking at the recommended GPU's for FFXIV. $200 later, I got myself a nice GTX 660 and installed it this morning. I instantly re-ran the benchmark again to see what I scored:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/8/2013 2:44:48 PM
Score:9582
Average Framerate:82.812
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1600x900
Screen Mode: Borderless Windowed
Graphics Presets: Maximum

Couldn't be happier guys. I'm SO ready to tear into FFXIV now.


Try using Fullscreen so you can get 1920X1080. Better res is better.
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Louiscool wrote:
Teracide wrote:
So a few days ago, I downloaded the benchmark and decided to give my computer a test-run. I was pretty disappointed in the results. Only scored a 3125 on Standard Desktop. I actually started to question whether or not I was going to actually be able to play or not.

Not being the kind of person to just give up, I hit up good ole' Newegg and started looking at the recommended GPU's for FFXIV. $200 later, I got myself a nice GTX 660 and installed it this morning. I instantly re-ran the benchmark again to see what I scored:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn Official Benchmark (Character Creation)
Tested on:8/8/2013 2:44:48 PM
Score:9582
Average Framerate:82.812
Performance:Extremely High
-Easily capable of running the game on the highest settings.

Screen Size: 1600x900
Screen Mode: Borderless Windowed
Graphics Presets: Maximum

Couldn't be happier guys. I'm SO ready to tear into FFXIV now.


Try using Fullscreen so you can get 1920X1080. Better res is better.


My screen is only 1600X900. Borderless Windowed IS essentially fullscreen.
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#18 Aug 09 2013 at 1:22 PM Rating: Good
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My screen is only 1600X900. Borderless Windowed IS essentially fullscreen.


Actually Windows and your display hardware treat borderless windowed and fullscreen very differently.

As far as they're concerned, borderless windowed is still windowed, even if the window is the size of your screen. You do take a performance hit between the two. SLI and CrossFire also only tend to work properly in true fullscreen mode.

For an MMO, I'd go ahead and take the hit, because the ability to alt+tab out easily is more important to me than a performance increase. I tend to do a lot of multitasking while MMOing.
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Archmage Callinon wrote:
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My screen is only 1600X900. Borderless Windowed IS essentially fullscreen.


Actually Windows and your display hardware treat borderless windowed and fullscreen very differently.

As far as they're concerned, borderless windowed is still windowed, even if the window is the size of your screen. You do take a performance hit between the two. SLI and CrossFire also only tend to work properly in true fullscreen mode.

For an MMO, I'd go ahead and take the hit, because the ability to alt+tab out easily is more important to me than a performance increase. I tend to do a lot of multitasking while MMOing.


Definitely. As do I. I'm almost always in a Skype call. And have multiple web pages open as well for quick reference.

I've never really noticed much of a performance hit while playing in windowed. The difference must be pretty miniscule.

Edited, Aug 9th 2013 4:46pm by Teracide

Edited, Aug 9th 2013 4:56pm by Teracide
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#20 Aug 09 2013 at 2:41 PM Rating: Good
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Teracide wrote:
Archmage Callinon wrote:
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My screen is only 1600X900. Borderless Windowed IS essentially fullscreen.


Actually Windows and your display hardware treat borderless windowed and fullscreen very differently.

As far as they're concerned, borderless windowed is still windowed, even if the window is the size of your screen. You do take a performance hit between the two. SLI and CrossFire also only tend to work properly in true fullscreen mode.

For an MMO, I'd go ahead and take the hit, because the ability to alt+tab out easily is more important to me than a performance increase. I tend to do a lot of multitasking while MMOing.


Definitely. As do I. I'm almost always in a Skype call. And have multiple web pages open as well for quick reference.

I've never really noticed much of a performance him while playing in windowed. The difference much be pretty miniscule.


For that reason alone I feel gimped as a PS3 player. While the PC guy has his GPS updated and is walking around with a compass and seventeen bottles of water, I'm on my PS3 stuck in the middle of a desert charting stars with my hand drawn map.
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#21 Aug 09 2013 at 2:48 PM Rating: Excellent
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Valkayree wrote:
Teracide wrote:
Archmage Callinon wrote:
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My screen is only 1600X900. Borderless Windowed IS essentially fullscreen.


Actually Windows and your display hardware treat borderless windowed and fullscreen very differently.

As far as they're concerned, borderless windowed is still windowed, even if the window is the size of your screen. You do take a performance hit between the two. SLI and CrossFire also only tend to work properly in true fullscreen mode.

For an MMO, I'd go ahead and take the hit, because the ability to alt+tab out easily is more important to me than a performance increase. I tend to do a lot of multitasking while MMOing.


Definitely. As do I. I'm almost always in a Skype call. And have multiple web pages open as well for quick reference.

I've never really noticed much of a performance him while playing in windowed. The difference much be pretty miniscule.


For that reason alone I feel gimped as a PS3 player. While the PC guy has his GPS updated and is walking around with a compass and seventeen bottles of water, I'm on my PS3 stuck in the middle of a desert charting stars with my hand drawn map.


Well, not necessarily. You could just have all that stuff going on your PC, while you played FFXIV on your PS3.

I won't doubt that it's a bit of an extra hassle, but you're not out in the wilderness. (You could even run all of those things on a smartphone.)

I played FFXI on Xbox360 for over a year before I got a PC decent enough to run FFXI at a playable level. I still used my PC for web references and whatnot.

Edited, Aug 9th 2013 4:50pm by Teracide
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