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
-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.