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I'm a noob so go easy on me. I just bought the GeForce 5500 FX series so I can play FFXI Online. So I did the benchmark under high quality resolution and only got a benchmark of 1740. So my question is....is a benchmark of 1740 good enough for FFXI???? I know that the minimum is 999, but I want my FFXI experience to be atleast somewhat interesting. I didnt know FFXI was so demanding with Graphics cards.


My next question is, have any of you that have FFXI gotten a similar reading with the GeForce 5500????

Are there any settings I change to get a higher benchmark?
 

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As the FX 5500 is no more than an FX 5200 with a slightly higher core (275MHz as opposed to 250MHz), When it gets done downloading, I'll post my bench results from my temporary FX 5200 128MB 128-bit @ 305/525.. Your score isn't too bad though, so don't fret. At that score FFXI should run fine. :)

edit: Just ran and got 4789. What are the rest of your specs? Does that card have 64-bit RAM? If it does, that's definitely going to hinder performance. For a more realistic performance gauge, run the Demo Mode instead.

Tried to take a shot, but the shot came out as "FFXI_Quit" :???:
 

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I tried to take a picture as well but all it did was close the benchmark, no picture, no message. I think I got 5995 as my score (it was the last number in the lower right corner as the benchmark ended). I wonder if it's being CPU limited or GPU limited, I'm thinking it might be more on the CPU side.
 

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Did you run it on low or high cooliscool? I ran it on high and had a score of 2500 and with low it was 5500. I have a FX 5700LE which is a crappy low end card but does well enough. I have it overclocked at 320 MHz core clock and 490 MHz for the ram .. it has 256 MB Ram (128bit).
 

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cooliscool, what do you mean by the rest of my specs?

My computer stats are: 2.4ghz, 512 MB RAM, 80 GB harddrive. This computer wasnt made to be a game computer. Its a gateway. I'm not sure if your's or n_w95482's is a game computer or not. And im not sure if that really even matters ???

I wonder if it's being CPU limited or GPU limited, I'm thinking it might be more on the CPU side.
Oh ok. Any suggestions as to where the problem could be? How about other processes running on the computer?

Thanks for the help guys
 

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hrm did a reboot and set my core clock to 355 MHz and got about a 3500 on high + benchmark.
 

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You can either use CoolBits to unlock extra settings in your video card's control panel (one of them being clock rates) or you can use RivaTuner.
 

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One more question....how do I figure out how much RAM my card has? Someone brought up the point that if you dont have enough RAM, that could cause hinderance. When I look at my box...it just says 128 MB DDR. Those are pretty much all the numbers I can find on that box, in addition to it being a FX 5500
 

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i don't know. but it should tell him if he's ready to play on it's own without him coming here to ask.
 

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you gonna have to play FF11 on atleast low and i would say 800x600. or save up and upgrade ur graphics card to atleast 6600GT/9800pro what ever one you perfer.

you graphics card is what gonna hurt you when u go to play.
 

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GeneralClaymore said:
you gonna have to play FF11 on atleast low and i would say 800x600. or save up and upgrade ur graphics card to atleast 6600GT/9800pro what ever one you perfer.

you graphics card is what gonna hurt you when u go to play.
Yea I guess your right, but its also gotta be mainly on my retarded computer, which for some reason isnt wanting to work efficiently with this card. I thought I had decent enough specs becuase others that ran this test were also getting way higher numbers than me with the same card.

Oh well ...low resolution it is.
 

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Did you run it on low or high cooliscool? I ran it on high and had a score of 2500 and with low it was 5500. I have a FX 5700LE which is a crappy low end card but does well enough. I have it overclocked at 320 MHz core clock and 490 MHz for the ram .. it has 256 MB Ram (128bit).
High. Running Vana'diel bench 3, right? There've been 3 different versions of the bench to this date.
 

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http://www.ngemu.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43339&highlight=low+benchmark

Check that link n_w95482. Maybe you can give me your opinion on that. I think it has to do with crappy sound cards lowering benchmarks. I wish Nvidia made their cards so that sound cards do not hinder performance :(.
It's not the video card's fault, the sound card is offloading the sound processing to the CPU, giving the rest of the game (graphics, AI, physics, etc.) less processing time. It shouldn't decrease performance to the level that you're getting though.

I ran the version 2 benchmark before, I'll try the third version in a little bit.

Edit: I tried the third version three times, first with the high setting, second with the high setting again but with my video card overclocked (400/1050 as opposed to 370/1000), and third with it set to low. Here's what my results were:
1st run: Barely over 5000, 5010 at the most.
2nd run: 5070 or so.
3rd run: Around 6850.

I'm guessing it's CPU limited on my system due to both the pretty small increase in performance with the overclock and that the parts that ran like crap on high (apparently 1280x1024) also ran choppily on low (640x480), like the beach scene at the beginning. Also, a reboot could have been a factor in the second run (not the third as it was a different setting) as I was trying to disable the video card driver's overclocking testing thingy (it randomly prevented me from overclocking/underclocking :mad: ).
 
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