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Dark Souls 2 System Req. Don't make sense?

Am I missing something? Isn't the 5870 like 10% better than the 6870? And GT9600 vs the 5870?

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OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2 GHz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT, ATI Radeon HD 5870
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device

Recommended

OS: Windows 7 SP1
Processor: Intel Core i3 2100 3.10 GHz or AMD A8 3870K 3.0 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 6870 or higher
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 14 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
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  1. 5870 and 6870 are more or less equal. But it is true it makes no sense

    And the 9600GT is much weaker than them all.

    The GTX465 is marginally faster than the Radeon (5/6)870

    Chances are they have no clue what they are talking about
  2. Lets be honest here, they probably have yet to even test the game on different rigs to see what the requirements are.
    The only explanation I could come up with was the 6870 is a newer architecture (Which shouldnt really mean anything)
  3. Best answer
    The thing is that the 6870 is basically the same arch as the 5870, only the 6900 series used a slightly different arch compared to 5000 series. In any case we are talking about a Japanese company that has no clue about how to make a PC game, and released one of the worst ports ever with the previous Dark Souls game. Something tells me it's going to be another copy and paste hack job from the Xbox 360 version where it's locked to 30FPS and 720p resolution, and you'll need third party mods to fix the game's myriad issues. The only guaranteed improvement over the original Dark Souls is lack of Games for Windows Live.
  4. Supernova1138 said:
    The thing is that the 6870 is basically the same arch as the 5870, only the 6900 series used a slightly different arch compared to 5000 series. In any case we are talking about a Japanese company that has no clue about how to make a PC game, and released one of the worst ports ever with the previous Dark Souls game. Something tells me it's going to be another copy and paste hack job from the Xbox 360 version where it's locked to 30FPS and 720p resolution, and you'll need third party mods to fix the game's myriad issues. The only guaranteed improvement over the original Dark Souls is lack of Games for Windows Live.


    I hope not :(

    You're right, DS was hands down the worst port I ever played. They didn't even change the control mappings from XBox buttons to PC keys. I really want to play DS2 but I'm definitely not investing $400 + into a console I can't upgrade. I'd rather get a nice SSD and upgrade my GPU.
  5. Well, it's only coming out on the last gen consoles due to the Japanese home console market contracting in favour of handhelds. (PS4 doesn't have that big an install base over there right now, Xbox One doesn't even exist in Japan right now, and nobody cares about the Wii U aside from hardcore Nintendo fans) You wouldn't have to spend $400 for a console that could play Dark Souls 2 if it came down to it, but it would suck to have to buy obsolescent technology just to play one game. We'll have to see if they can do better this time with the PC port.
  6. Supernova1138 said:
    Well, it's only coming out on the last gen consoles due to the Japanese home console market contracting in favour of handhelds. (PS4 doesn't have that big an install base over there right now, Xbox One doesn't even exist in Japan right now, and nobody cares about the Wii U aside from hardcore Nintendo fans) You wouldn't have to spend $400 for a console that could play Dark Souls 2 if it came down to it, but it would suck to have to buy obsolescent technology just to play one game. We'll have to see if they can do better this time with the PC port.


    ugh laaaaaame
  7. currently playing dark souls 2 on ps3 :)

    while in some regards i might have to say i liked ds1 a bit better, ds2 has plenty of new content to keep things interesting

    and need i say that some zones are beyond hard (i almost want to say impossible but thats not quite true) unless you power level like crazy.

    sorry i really cant say anything about pc ports as i ve only played them on the console (ps3). likely they ported from the xb version because the ps3 architecture is so different (cell) that it would have been much harder to convert from. while i realize its a really bad excuse its was developed as a console game and the pc port is an afterthought.the majority of players will be console so they didnt want to spend much on porting likely.

    a new ps3 can be had for about $200 and considering that there are lots of games for it (including ds1, ds, and many other games) its not really a waste. it all comes down to what games you want to play and what consoles support them.
  8. Ps2? Maybe do you mean ps3?
    In any case I don't see the point of consoles in modern times
  9. @ksmeezekitty

    yes, i did mean ps3 (as you could have guessed from the context).

    i could explain quite a few reasons why consoles are not going away anytime soon however this isnt the place to do it. i do agree that games shouldnt be exclusive and that there needs to be reform however thats a pipe dream.
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