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Old 02-19-2011, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The requirements are:

PC Minimum:
OS: Windows XP with SP3, Windows Vista with SP2, or Windows 7
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
RAM: 1 GB (1.5 GB Vista and Windows 7)
Video: ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS 256 MB cards
Disc Drive: DVD ROM drive required
Hard Drive: 7 GB
Sound: Direct X 9.0c Compatible Sound Card Windows Experience Index: 4.5

"PC Recommended:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz Processor or equivalent
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 Triple core 2.8 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 2GB (4 GB Vista and Windows 7)
Video: ATI 3850 512 MB or greater
Video: NVIDIA 8800GTS 512 MB or greater
DirectX 11 Video: ATI 5850 or greater
DirectX 11 Video: NVIDIA 460 or greater"

My PC specs are:

Windows 7 64 bit
6 GB RAM
Intel i5 Processor
Nvidia Geforce GT 220

Or in more detail, this is my PC:

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/121237...C/Product.html

Also, the monitor I'm using is 1900x1080 and like 20-22 inch, can't remember exactly right now...

Obviously I can't meet the DirectX 11 Video recommendation, but I'd like to meet all of the other recommendations.

Is my graphics card (or anything else) not good enough? I think the GT 220 isn't as good as the 8800 GTS is it? The GT 220 has 1gb graphics memory doesn't it, so I'd thought that'd be better than the 8800 GTS which is 512 MB, no? I don't really know much about how they compare, other than I saw that the GT 220 was lower on a hierarchy. I'd prefer not to upgrade if possible. I also have like over a GB of onboard graphics memory.

What graphics card would you recommend to upgrade to, if necessary? Wouldn't like to spend that much since I've only had the PC like just over a year, but I guess I could sell the GT 220 for like £40+?
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Default Re: Does my graphics card or anything else need upgrading to meet these requirements?

the 8800gts is in between the 220 and 250.

You'll be fine.
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Not worth upgrading yet then? And does the onboard graphics on my motherboard affect anything?
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Depends on the onboard...... but probably not.

Do you know what onboard it is?
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Nope, but thanks for the help. I'll try out the demo in 3 days anyway to see how smoothly the game runs.
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