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Kobus Post

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2010, 11:37:43 »

HI NBRYANT24
welcome to the forum

you qestion are not so simple, it depend of the rest of you pc, CPU, Memory, memory use and so on, but it shod be able to run it do
Minimum cards
Geforce 8800GT or ATI Radeon 4850 with 256MB ram (At least Shader model 3.0)
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2010, 18:53:34 »

Hello,

I've got a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro running Windows 7 Home through Boot Camp.  It handles SS08 very well, and I can play at the max settings without any difficulty.  However, at max settings, I feel that I might be beginning to push my system a little far because my machine becomes scorching hot after about 5 minutes and the fans have to rev up to max power.  My question is, will a machine with my specs handle SSE at high settings, or will I have to lower them?

BTW, Macs are horrible gaming computers for anyone interested in getting a Mac.  I use mine mostly for HD video work and heavy photography editing.  This is the only area where I think Macs excel over their PC contemporaries.

CPU: Intel 2.66 Core i7
Memory: 4GB DDR3
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 512MB GDDR3

Thanks,
Tom
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K Jack

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2010, 23:01:24 »

But look at me, i have the worst graphics card to run this game. It's an Intel GMA 4500M integrated. And i know for a fact that most integrated cards could not run modern games. I really wish i could play SS Extremes but i will have to stick with SS08. At least the card would run SS08 better than my father's laptop which has a GMA X3100 integrated card on it. Even though neither of these cards won't run it neatly beautiful, i'm still enjoying the game under 4500M especially in medium to low resolution settings because i'm not that kind of game freak.
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2010, 14:44:06 »

can anyone tell me if this card can handle SSE?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121353

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2010, 15:18:01 »

From what I've heard, the GT240 is a slightly more powerful version of the 9800GT. It should run the game with low settings.
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TJK

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2010, 15:20:50 »

I have 9800GT and i run the game on high setings. Run SSE perfect
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2010, 15:44:40 »

From what I've heard, the GT240 is a slightly more powerful version of the 9800GT. It should run the game with low settings.
low settings?

deltaecho

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2010, 15:58:20 »

never mind i made my decision:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gtx_480_us.html

 :evil: they had me at, "NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 480 gives your games an adrenaline shot with the world’s fastest performance and futuristic, visually-stunning graphics"

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2010, 16:15:51 »

Don't they write some sales pitch like that for each product though?  ;D

Good choice though, I'd say.  :thumbs:
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dodweb

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2010, 16:19:49 »

Just a little word of warning, the GTX480, while being a very potent card, will need very good cooling and a lot of power.

If you do not have enough power (a powersupply with enough wattage) it will not start at all or not function right. Might even be damaged.

If you do not have enough cooling, you risk actually frying the card. It easily gets up over 100 degrees celcius, constantly working right at the limit of the parts it is buildt from. nVidia is also having problems with their silicone wafers, and they tend to come apart if exposed to a lot of heat over a long time period, it happened to my GTX275 this spring after I had it for a few months (my current GTX470 was a replacement I paid a bit extra for).

It is also extremely loud, like a vacuum cleaner.

I chose the GTX470 because it uses a little less power and thereby creates a little less heat. I had to send it into service (most likely) because of overheating, even though I had the mobo-bay of my Tt Level 10 case open with a table fan running at full blast cooling it down during the summer.

The 460 is a new generation that has a lot less problems (not a 480 with parts disabled like the 470). It should run the game very well.

IF you have a good PSU and a very efficiently cooled case a 480 would provide considerably better performance of course.

While I've been an nVidia fan since 1999, unless you want to use the 3D Vision stuff like me, I'd almost recommend an AMD/ATi card if you want to get the absolute top-of-the-line cards...
« Last Edit: August 23, 2010, 16:22:05 by dodweb »
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2010, 16:58:16 »

I have 9800GT and i run the game on high setings. Run SSE perfect

How do you know? SSE is not released yet?
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2010, 17:02:53 »

Just a little word of warning, the GTX480, while being a very potent card, will need very good cooling and a lot of power.

It is also extremely loud, like a vacuum cleaner.

This is exactly what I mean. I had a 8600 GTS and wondered what was wrong with my computer. After replacing it for the silent version I realised my computer made the sound of a starting aeroplane.

I don't understand most people take that sound for granted...
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dodweb

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #38 on: August 23, 2010, 17:08:32 »

How do you know? SSE is not released yet?

He is probably a beta-tester. Some people have gotten access to the beta-version of the game to test it, find bugs and report them so the developement team can focus on fixing them.

I didnt notice his post though, it surprises me that a card that old will be able to run it 'perfectly'. Good news for a lot of SSE'ers with older systems then!
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #39 on: August 23, 2010, 17:16:15 »

Mine is a GeForce 9600GSO - not even state-of-art, but it works fine with SSEx. :thumbs:
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #40 on: August 23, 2010, 17:16:45 »

Yes to be a beta-tester your IQ level has to be over a certain level.
And I hear it's quite high  :o   :doh:
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TJK

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #41 on: August 23, 2010, 17:52:23 »

How do you know? SSE is not released yet?

yes i'm one of the beta testers, and yes my card run the game on high setings perfect and no it not realized jet 4 days to that
but my pc is well maintained and i have  'tweak' it to run very well.

but a pc with Gforse 9800GT  and a badly maintained pc, and wrong use of software/drivers/codecs and wrong use of software and background programs... might not be able to run it on high. So all depend of how the PC are setup

Answer edit to be more correct
« Last Edit: August 23, 2010, 18:40:58 by TJK »
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Eelkon

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2010, 20:22:06 »

For 100 euros you can get a second hand Nvidia GTX 260.
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valleyforge

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2010, 01:47:22 »

How about a NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT?
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2010, 02:40:17 »

Vallyforge, I think your good, the GeForce 9400 GT GPU has a 2x performance increase over the comparable 8 series graphics card, allowing you to play the latest PC games without costing you a bundle. So now you can enjoy popular gaming titles the way they were meant to be played. Uhhh  took that off of http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9400gt_us.html  ;D  :thumbs:


P.S. Nice signature :thumbs:
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #45 on: August 24, 2010, 07:18:05 »

Will an Nvidia GeForce GT 230m (1024mb) do the job? With an Intel Core i7?
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2010, 11:03:53 »

Try and you will know.
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #47 on: August 24, 2010, 11:07:59 »

Hi SSNick,

I don't see why it wouldn't, the Nvidia 200 series are pretty nice cards. In contrast, I have a NVidia GeForce GTX 260 and it runs SS 08 very well. Note that the GTX versions are more powerful than a GT for example :)

Do a little digging around on the internet, you will find websites comparing various graphics cards and you should be able to find something suitable :)
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dodweb

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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #48 on: August 24, 2010, 11:28:18 »

the GT240 is supposed to run it quite well at least, so there is some hope. I noticed the 'm', is it a laptop?
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Re: Graphics Cards
« Reply #49 on: August 24, 2010, 14:24:50 »

i found out that i only have 1 slot in my pc for a graphics card :'(
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