I’ve been quiet… honestly I feel kinda muted.
I do have something to be excited for possibly coming up, but can’t share quite yet as it isn’t for sure. I’ll have to find something else to talk about for a bit.. 🙂
I’ll think on that.. ^^
Oh I know!.. (hehe.. doesn’t take long does it.. you’d think I was a chatter in real life, but its simply not true.. hehe)
Another big excitement is that we acquired a brand new computer! It is very cool, seems to run even faster than my other system, but it the benchmark for FFXIV ran really slow on it.. Hard to understand when some of the components are better than my original systems, and my original system ran in the “Standard” range according to the Square Enix Results.
Here is the main difference that I can figure out. My old system has 8GB RAM, where the new system has 4GB (which the guy at the computer store said should more than be enough).
I read a post recently on a forum that said the benchmarks readings may be off in regard to file swapping. If I understand right, their premise is that because the benchmark is encased in a single large file, and because the system only allows a % of the file to be copied to RAM, that it may slow down the system as it traverses between the RAM -> Hard Drive -> RAM again.
In this case it would explain why my system with lower end components but higher RAM available fairs better on the benchmark then the new computer. The poster stated that because the more RAM you have the higher % the system allows of the file to be copied to RAM, making for smoother transitions.
His opinion was that the game will actually process differently than the benchmark, so it might be ok just yet. Maybe we’ll hold off on trying to upgrade anything until the game actually comes out. It may be just fine.
One can only hope.. 🙂