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Which video card would be good for need for speed: the run?

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October 18, 2011 2:05:03 AM

I know to ask a question I need a new video card the reason why is because of Need for Speed: the Run EA is using dice’s Frostbite 2 (game engine) the video card I used to build my PC this summer the HD 4650 won’t work with this game. The System Requirements States that I need to…. Ah I’ll let you read it:

Minimum System Requirements (PC)
OS: Windows Vista SP2 32-bit
DirectX: DirectX 10
CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equal AMD
Memory: 3 GB
HDD: 18 GB
Graphics (AMD): 512 MB RAM ATI Radeon 4870 or better
Graphics (NVIDIA): 512 MB RAM NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT or better
Sound: DirectX compatible
Input: Keyboard, Gamepad or Wheel
DVD Rom
Online: 512 KBPS Internet connection or better

Recommended System Requirements (PC)
OS: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
DirectX: DirectX 11
CPU: 3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad or equal AMD
Memory: 4 GB
HDD: 18 GB
Graphics (AMD): 1024 MB RAM ATI Radeon 6950
Graphics (NVIDIA): 1024 MB RAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX560
Sound: DirectX compatible
Input: Keyboard, Gamepad or Wheel
DVD Rom
Online: 512 KBPS Internet connection or better

Now that you have read this I have the Minimum Requirements setup for my Dimension C521 but not for PC that I built, I’m only going for the min requirements not the recommended requirements. I need some advice on which video card I should either the HD series form ATI between the HD 4870 all the way to 6900 Series or Nvidia’s GeForce from the GeForce 9800 GT to the GeForce GTX 560. Also I know I need a bigger hard drive to run vista and XP pro I think I can do something about that. So which video cards would you want me to buy?

Personal I should go with the SAPPHIRE 100287VGAL Radeon HD 5670 (Redwood) 512MB

P.S. PCI Express x16 version that I'm using is 2.0 and some of them run on 2.1 would that be a problem?
October 18, 2011 3:38:23 AM

You're good with your PCI Express 2.0, the 2.1 cards will work on the 2.0 as well. And if you have the cash, go with at least a 5770.
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October 18, 2011 9:55:11 AM

Wow the Minimum System Requirements are so high but i am sure that people having lower configuration than that will be able to play it without any hitch, lets see only time will tell.
And i am not sure that its graphics will be better than that of dirt 3!! Not sure though!!!!!
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October 18, 2011 3:14:38 PM

rocky41 said:
Wow the Minimum System Requirements are so high but i am sure that people having lower configuration than that will be able to play it without any hitch, lets see only time will tell.
And i am not sure that its graphics will be better than that of dirt 3!! Not sure though!!!!!


To be honest, Dirt 3 looks absolutely stunning, graphically speaking. And on my not-so-performant 5770 that game runs at the highest detail, 1920x1080, v-sync on, at 40+ FPS. But we have to take into account that it utilizes a different engine, EGO, while Frostbite 2 might be a different business (and it is, if we take into account the gameplay graphics from Battlefield 3).

But as you say, the "recommended" hardware is so sky high, at least the video card, that it could run on lower end systems successfully, or... on the contrary, it will be pretty crappy looking. But I am almost positive that won't be the case, since GTA IV we didn't have a real bad console port, unless we count id Software's most recent flop, Rage.
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October 18, 2011 6:12:11 PM

Eldd said:
You're good with your PCI Express 2.0, the 2.1 cards will work on the 2.0 as well. And if you have the cash, go with at least a 5770.

Ok thank you. You mean something like this: HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
rocky41 said:
Wow the Minimum System Requirements are so high but i am sure that people having lower configuration than that will be able to play it without any hitch, lets see only time will tell.
And i am not sure that its graphics will be better than that of dirt 3!! Not sure though!!!!!

Will it work with XP?
Eldd said:
To be honest, Dirt 3 looks absolutely stunning, graphically speaking. And on my not-so-performant 5770 that game runs at the highest detail, 1920x1080, v-sync on, at 40+ FPS. But we have to take into account that it utilizes a different engine, EGO, while Frostbite 2 might be a different business (and it is, if we take into account the gameplay graphics from Battlefield 3).

But as you say, the "recommended" hardware is so sky high, at least the video card, that it could run on lower end systems successfully, or... on the contrary, it will be pretty crappy looking. But I am almost positive that won't be the case, since GTA IV we didn't have a real bad console port, unless we count id Software's most recent flop, Rage.

Yeah your right.
What are specs for BF 3 on the PC?
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October 18, 2011 6:41:08 PM

ITsonic said:
Ok thank you. You mean something like this: HIS H577FM1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Will it work with XP?

Yeah your right.
What are specs for BF 3 on the PC?


Yes, that's the card. I have a HIS 5770 myself, and I know what I am saying, this card offers very good performance for its price.

Specs for Battlefield are the following:

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-Bit
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ or Althon X2 2.7 GHz)
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 series, with ATI RADEON 3870 or higher performance)
Graphics Card (NVIDIA): DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 series with NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT or higher performance)
Sound card : DirectX compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD ROM Drive

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
Processor: Quad-Core CPU
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 or ATI RADEON 6950)
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD ROM Drive
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October 19, 2011 2:57:20 AM

Eldd said:
Yes, that's the card. I have a HIS 5770 myself, and I know what I am saying, this card offers very good performance for its price.

Specs for Battlefield are the following:

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista (Service Pack 2) 32-Bit
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core (Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ or Althon X2 2.7 GHz)
Memory: 2 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card (AMD): DirectX 10.1 compatible with 512 MB RAM (ATI RADEON 3000, 4000, 5000 OR 6000 series, with ATI RADEON 3870 or higher performance)
Graphics Card (NVIDIA): DirectX 10.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE 8, 9, 200, 300, 400 OR 500 series with NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT or higher performance)
Sound card : DirectX compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD ROM Drive

Recommended System Requirements
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
Processor: Quad-Core CPU
Memory: 4 GB
Hard Drive: 20 GB
Graphics Card: DirectX 11 compatible with 1024 MB RAM (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 560 or ATI RADEON 6950)
Sound Card: DirectX compatible
Keyboard and Mouse
DVD ROM Drive

What the..... it the same specs as the run.
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