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Best graphics card for final fantasy 14

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 3, 2010 6:11:31 AM

Is the ATI 5970 card really worth the money over the 5870? Thinking of buying a new video card for FFXIV Online over my ATI 4800.
September 3, 2010 6:18:36 AM

I just bought a 5850 for it, and using it along with athlon 635 @ 2.9ghz. Its fine under 1920x1080, but you wont be able to max out the settings. I know my cpu is bottlenecking, but it seems to me 5970 is needed if you wish to max it out.

I also heard that this game favors ati over nvidia. I will try later with my geforce card to see how big a difference there is.
September 3, 2010 6:31:06 AM

If you would not mind could you please post the rest of your computer specs, it might not be as simple as a gpu upgrade for you. Thanks!
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September 3, 2010 7:29:04 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums
Like mbk 58 said,we need to know your other system specs too and the resolution that you play at.
September 3, 2010 8:10:09 AM

Play at 1920x1200
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
700W PSU
September 3, 2010 9:12:19 AM

I can't say I know much about Intel chips, but here's a link to a spreadsheet of benchmarks and the cpu + gpu specs. Look for something similar and base it around that.

Preliminary guess is, 5870 with an upgraded CPU would probably serve you better than a 5970 and using the same CPU. Lets see what other have to say though. (Ones more experienced with intel)
September 3, 2010 2:18:14 PM

Yeah, until nvidia releases a drivers with some optimizing, the ATI cards generally run better on FFXIV. Hell with everything maxed on my 470, Im only getting 50-65 fps @ 1680x1050
a c 169 U Graphics card
September 3, 2010 6:15:01 PM

A 5870 can handle that FF14 fine on your resolution, however if you want to play with maximum eye-candies(like AA,AF),then 5970 is a better choice