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Re: Can my computer run game X?

by jfrost Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:29 pm

D.D.D. wrote:
J T wrote:I'm running a 16 core with a 10 meg pipe...


:shock: What CPU has 16 cores????

The CPU whose owner needs faster response times for the new online games. There's a lot of people after his high scores.
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Re: Can my computer run game X?

by MrPopo Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:34 am

jfrost wrote:
D.D.D. wrote:
J T wrote:I'm running a 16 core with a 10 meg pipe...


:shock: What CPU has 16 cores????

The CPU whose owner needs faster response times for the new online games. There's a lot of people after his high scores.

Especially the MMO high scores.
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Re: Can my computer run game X?

by ATARI800XLfan Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:08 pm

How accurate is the program? I ask because I noticed that it says my video card can not run Guild wars 2. But at the same time it said the same about Star Trek Online and yet I can run it on low settings(lighting high) and 2X anti-aliasing. For Guild wars 2 it says it needs Pixel Shader version 3.0 yet it says mine has 4.0, Vertex Shader version 3.0 again mine has 4.0, and for memory it needs 256MB and mine has 256MB and yet it says my video is the part that does not meet requirements. Is there something I am missing?
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Re: Can my computer run game X?

by KDub Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:37 pm

It is better to read the description it gives than to read if you fail or pass. The site goes off specific settings that are "required" (or at least tested on/promised to run) to run as given by...who ever makes out those system requirements.

Most of the time if you think your system will run it and it says you fail, I find that what I have is just a brand not supported/tested or something better than the required settings never knew about it at that time.
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Re: Can my computer run game X?

by ATARI800XLfan Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:00 pm

Recently played the last Guild wars 2 beta weekend and all I can say is my god. It played on medium to low settings(shadows and 1280X1024 resolution) on my little 380 dollar computer and I absolutely loved the game. It looked so stunning and it is still using Direct X 9, not optimized. Built in graphics on mine.
It truly does push the MMORPG genre forward. The pve and pvp was awesome. The world vs world worked perfectly and the single player was as diverse storyline wise as modern RPG's. Plus from asking WOW players for example the map is almost double the size of what WOW is now.
I got my first character, a Charr as far as I could for the beta story by the second day and was still under level 20, four missions I think. Which was based off of my legion, fathers story, and skill(charm, dignity or ferocity)class, plus others. Then played a different one with different charr legion and father,class and sure enough those aspects were completely different. None of the missions were the same. The combat was fluid and fast paced.
I was lucky if I got 4 hours of sleep a day. Not because I know the beta was only going to last so long or because I am a die hard fan but because I was generally having so much fun I did not want to get off of the game.
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Re: Can my computer run game X?

by Anapan Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:07 am

You don't actually need a great video card to play Skyrim:
http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/17137//?
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Re: Can my computer run game X?

by Lone Wanderer Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:03 pm

I think it overestimates a bit. My computer "should" be able to run Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl at full settings, but I can only do medium. I "should" be able to run Fallout 3 at medium, but I can only run it at low (and it still lags sometimes). In it's defense, the program says my graphics card is the bottleneck.
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Re: Can my computer run game X?

by RCBH928 Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:55 am

A lot of games on GOG reqiure 1.8GHZ , but I just want to make sure are process powers go like this:

1.8ghz < 1.8ghz Core duo <1.8 ghz core2duo

or am I missing something?

Also which is better 1.8ghz i7 or 2.4 ghz i5 ? I know higher GHZ are better but I also believe i7 is faster than i5
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Re: Can my computer run game X?

by Ziggy587 Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:39 pm

I haven't been keeping up with computer tech, but, the clock speed (measured in Ghz these days) use to be the most important thing. Right up until the end of the Pentium 4, it was all about clock speed. You wanted the fasted clock speed, period. But these days, clock speed doesn't play as important of a roll and for a couple of reasons.

The biggest reason is how many cores the CPU has. If given the choice between a 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 and a 2.4Ghz Core 2 Duo, I'd go with the Core 2 Duo hands down. The difference is even greater with the i7 because it has FOUR cores (or even SIX now I think), among other things.

The other things that come into play are things like cache size and hyper threading.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPU_cache

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyper-threading

After reading what CPU cache does, you'll realize why the more the better. The i5's are the mid range CPU, compared to the i7's. IIRC, they have less cache. As for hyper threading, the i5 doesn't have hyper threading while the i7 does.

Another reason why clock speed doesn't matter so much is overclocking. Back in the P4 days, there wasn't a lot of overclocking options. These days, basically any motherboard has OC options, and the i7 CPUs can overclock a LOT. I don't recall specs, but I do recall reading large increases when the i7s first came out. Something like going from 2.6 (stock) to 3.2Ghz on air.

Also, I don't believe there is a 1.8Ghz i7. When the i7's first came out, the slowest clock speed was 2.66Ghz. IIRC, there isn't even an i7 on the market now with a clock speed below 3Ghz. But long story short, if I had to choose between the i5 and i7, I'd go with the i7.
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Re: Can my computer run game X?

by RCBH928 Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:22 pm

thanks for the reply,,,
Your input was very helpful


I am not too clear about the i3, i5, and i7 even though I do understand the higher the number the better but it was a weird case of what if i5 had higher clock speed over the i7 .
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