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Old 10-07-2003, 11:58 PM   #1
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Official FFXI Benchmarking Program 2

I searched the forum and noticed that no one has bothered to mention this.

SquareEnix has released the second free benchmarking program designed to give consumers an idea of how well their computers will perform when running Final Fantasy XI. Granted, the test doesn't show normal MMORPG circumstances, but it is still a good indicator as to what you may consider playable or not.

Check it out.

I ran the benchmark on Hi-Res and my score was: 1376

Running on a:
800MHZ Pentium 3
Geforce 3 Ti-200 128MB
384MB SDRAM PC-133
Windows 2000
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Old 10-08-2003, 12:04 AM   #2
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i plan on playing this one anyone else here gonna play it ?
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Old 10-08-2003, 12:14 AM   #3
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What type of system were you running it on?
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Old 10-08-2003, 12:19 AM   #4
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What type of system were you running it on?
p4 2.6
radeon9800pro
gig 3200 ram
windows xp

i think geforces are suposed to work better with this game but not sure.
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Old 10-08-2003, 12:55 AM   #5
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I ran this a couple of days ago, but I forgot what My score was. it was somewhere around what yours was Mikeru. But it doesnt matter since ill be getting a new computer soon anyways.

Present system:

Amd 800Mhz
196 mb pc133 sdram
geforce 2 mx 32mb
Win 98

Future System:
Athlon xp 2600+
512 mb 3200 ddr (more later)
FX5900, 5600, or ATI 9600-9800 (most likely FX5900)
Win Xp
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Old 10-08-2003, 03:11 AM   #6
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Re: Official FFXI Benchmarking Program 2

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I searched the forum and noticed that no one has bothered to mention this.

SquareEnix has released the second free benchmarking program designed to give consumers an idea of how well their computers will perform when running Final Fantasy XI. Granted, the test doesn't show normal MMORPG circumstances, but it is still a good indicator as to what you may consider playable or not.

Check it out.

I ran the benchmark on Hi-Res and my score was: 1376

Running on a:
800MHZ Pentium 3
Geforce 3 Ti-200 128MB
384MB SDRAM PC-133
Windows 2000
i have the same system (but i run XP) and i get over 1500
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Old 10-08-2003, 04:40 AM   #7
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Here is what it says at the ffXI web site about how high your score should be:

Cannot run - 999: "Too Weak" PC
Unfortunately, we assume that the specifications of your computer do not meet requirements to run FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows. If you have this score even though your computer meets the minimum system requirements, please adjust the software resident on your PC.
If your computer does not meet the minimum system requirements, please consider upgrading your machine.

1000 to 1499: "Easy Prey" PC
We assume that your computer can run FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows.
However, your frame rate may drop when in a party with lots of effects or in crowded cities.
You should set the game settings (such as resolution and texture) as low as possible.
In addition, if these symptoms bother you, you may consider upgrading your computer (such as increasing the amount of memory or upgrading your graphics card, etc).

1500 to 1999: "Decent Challenge" PC
We assume that your computer can easily run FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows with the default settings. If the frame rate bothers you when you run FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows, you may change the game settings (resolution or texture settings, etc) or adjust the display of weather effects.

2000 to 2499: "Even Match" PC
We assume that your computer can run FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows enjoyably with the default settings. You should be able to play easily with weather effects on.

2500 to 2999: "Tough" PC
We assume that your computer can run FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows enjoyably with the default settings. If your video card exceeds the recommended system requirements, we recommend that you increase the resolution of FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows. FINAL FANTASY XI might run just as smoothly as in low resolution mode.

3000 to 3999: "Very tough" PC
We assume that your computer can run FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows enjoyably with the default settings. If your video card exceeds the recommended system requirements, it may be possible to run "FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows" easily even in high resolution mode.

4000 or above: "Incredibly tough" PC
We assume that your computer can run FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows incredibly well with the default settings. If your video card exceeds the recommended system requirements, it may be possible to run FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows easily even in high resolution mode or with bump mapping enabled.

7000 or above: "Impossible to gauge"
We assume that your computer can run FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows excellently with the default settings. If your video card exceeds the recommended system requirements, we recommend that you try out various configuration settings of FINAL FANTASY XI for Windows.




Im in the "easy prey" range.....at least for now..


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Old 10-08-2003, 05:34 AM   #8
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2.1 AMD
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512mb 2700ram
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Well I got 2900 on the high and 3760 on the low. Wish they'd actually tell you the difference between the two. Unless they do and I haven't noticed it. Seems all the High one does is enable AA. I can't see any other difference really. Perhaps the res is lower, but hard to tell. Faster cpu should slam the high setting way past 3000 without a problem. Maybe even mid way.
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Old 10-09-2003, 06:07 AM   #9
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Re: Re: Official FFXI Benchmarking Program 2

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i have the same system (but i run XP) and i get over 1500
I guess WinXP gives a boost in performance?

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the difference between the two
I believe it is just a High-Resolution and Low-Resolution demo. I don't think any special affects were used. But I did notice a major difference between low and high resolution on my computer. The low resolution mode had a lot of flickering and grainy textures (obviously) on my computer.

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1000 to 1499: "Easy Prey" PC
Eh... Wierd description. But I'll eventually upgrade my computer also, so I'm not worried. I wonder if it's possible for anyone to actually hit 7000 though. Even with the latest cards and hardware, I doubt anyone even passes 6000.

But so far, the scores more or less show the different ends of the spectrum of computers people run. Hopefully it'll help people decide on just what exactly they need to reach the performance they want in FFXI.
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