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Nvidia 8500GT - Empire Total War

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July 6, 2009 9:35:03 PM

Will a 8500GT graphics card be sufficient for Empire Total War? Lowest settings.

Thanks guys!

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July 6, 2009 9:48:51 PM

Wow, even with lowest settings still lag. Thanks for the info. Might need to bump up the card to a 9500 or something.

Damn games these days keep pushing cards to the limit.
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July 6, 2009 9:56:19 PM

why not get the ATI 4650 it can be bought off newegg for $50?

July 6, 2009 10:50:50 PM

hellagrant said:
Wow, even with lowest settings still lag. Thanks for the info. Might need to bump up the card to a 9500 or something.

Damn games these days keep pushing cards to the limit.


It's not so much games are pushing cards to the limit as it is the 8500 GT is just a weak card to begin with >.>

If you're interested in upgrading, try checking one of the cards listed in this review at the price point you're looking to buy from. Pretty much anything listed will blow away your 8500 GT
July 6, 2009 11:38:07 PM

It depends on your resolution.

I have a 7600gt, which should perform about the same as an 8500gt. I play Medieval 2: Total War maxed out on the campaign map, but I need the almost minimum detail in battles. Those battles might be a problem for you and that's when good detail counts the most. Trust me, It's not worth playing when you have to lower the resolution to 800x600 just to get smooth frame rates.
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July 7, 2009 1:32:18 AM

paranoidmage said:
It depends on your resolution.

I have a 7600gt, which should perform about the same as an 8500gt. I play Medieval 2: Total War maxed out on the campaign map, but I need the almost minimum detail in battles. Those battles might be a problem for you and that's when good detail counts the most. Trust me, It's not worth playing when you have to lower the resolution to 800x600 just to get smooth frame rates.


actually the 8600GT is a re-badged 7600GT with Vista support.. The 8500GT offers 7300GT performance. Like you stated, the massive battles could become lag fests.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-pric...
July 7, 2009 6:36:12 AM

ct1615 said:
actually the 8600GT is a re-badged 7600GT with Vista support.. The 8500GT offers 7300GT performance. Like you stated, the massive battles could become lag fests.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-pric...


WTF! I thought the 8600 is better than the 7600, after all its a higher number lol. Thanks for the info. And thanks for the link, very helpful. For someone like me, I just need to see a ranking, I dont understand all the specifications and stuff.
July 7, 2009 6:55:47 AM

I think something like the 9600GSO would be nice for you.

I have Empire Total Warand it plays decently on my one at lowest settings, 1680x1050.
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July 7, 2009 7:58:38 AM

I have a 7600gt, which should perform about the same as an 8500gt said:
I have a 7600gt, which should perform about the same as an 8500gt


a 7600gt comes with gddr3, the 8500gt on the other hand goes for gddr2 only, much comparable to a 7600gs.

actually the 8600GT is a re-badged 7600GT with Vista support. said:
actually the 8600GT is a re-badged 7600GT with Vista support.


^ super crap. the 2 cards have different architectures.
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June 26, 2010 6:31:02 AM

hellagrant said:
Will a 8500GT graphics card be sufficient for Empire Total War? Lowest settings.

Thanks guys!
i have a 7400gt laptop that can play this game on the lowest settings i mean lowest like nothing on, and it runs with no lag but the detail is horid. suck when i zoom out it looks like the units are just gliding they dont even move there lags, but there still moving so it will run, but it wont be the best.
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