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September 28, 2009 8:49:10 AM

it says 7800..
i got an 8600.
can i run this probably another disappointment from ea ?
thot abt buying it...

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September 28, 2009 9:25:19 AM

Nawal_23d said:
it says 7800..
i got an 8600.
can i run this probably another disappointment from ea ?
thot abt buying it...


yes u should be able to play in med to high
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September 28, 2009 10:48:22 AM

lol, I'm thinking' low-med
my Nvidia 9600m gt get's burned on Nfs Carbon med settings
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2009 12:26:51 PM

overall system specs?
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2009 1:06:25 PM

Well a 8600 has similar performance to the 7800, as does the 8800 has similar performance to the 9600, It's the same for almost all nvidia cards, where *600 has the same performance as the (*-1)800. Understand? Or in words, the high end card of generation 1 has the same performance as the mid range level card of generation 2.

Anyways, back on topic, yes, you should be able to play the game, it just wont look all that shiny.

I've had an 8600GTS before and it was quite a good card.
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September 28, 2009 1:57:59 PM

you are wrong xbeater.
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September 28, 2009 2:53:39 PM

N.Broekhuijsen said:
Well a 8600 has similar performance to the 7800, as does the 8800 has similar performance to the 9600, It's the same for almost all nvidia cards, where *600 has the same performance as the (*-1)800. Understand? Or in words, the high end card of generation 1 has the same performance as the mid range level card of generation 2.

Anyways, back on topic, yes, you should be able to play the game, it just wont look all that shiny.

I've had an 8600GTS before and it was quite a good card.

You are so wrong. 7600 = 8600 but w\dx10 the 7800 gets it's arse handed to it by the 8800GTS(G80/G92)/GT/GTX as does the 9600GSO/GT.
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2009 4:06:16 PM

Oops, That's what I have heard a while ago....

Sorry, my apologies.

ff ontopic, yes, you probably should be able to play the game.

I've playes undercover on a 8600, and I would not assume that the engine for the game has changed much. Don't count on shiny graphics though
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a c 271 U Graphics card
September 28, 2009 4:27:24 PM

They haven't put bugger all into physics, turn the physx indicator on and see for yourself.
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September 29, 2009 5:15:34 AM

roflmao
well investing...ill b upgradin to a gtx 260 in some months..i say !
system specs ? 3gig ddr2 ram , c2d @ 2.40
500gig hdd....500w psu...msi mobo
played undercover @ med-high with 40+ fps
so it was all good ! was at 1280 x 1024
actually my 8600 is oc'd to 620 mhz !
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September 29, 2009 5:17:29 AM

Ehsan w said:
lol, I'm thinking' low-med
my Nvidia 9600m gt get's burned on Nfs Carbon med settings


well ! 'm' ??
mobile version...
oh comon...my 8600 played carbon on max with no hiccups !
so plz..if it gets burned..its pro'lly cos of d mobile version...
and actually...i mean it ! my work laptop has a mobile 8500
and it sucks..i mean it ! my old 6800 performed better than it !
lol
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2009 5:36:58 AM

The 9600M GT is neutered, it's not the same as the desktop 9600 GT. In fact, it's exactly half a 9600GT, and probably equivalent of a 9500GT.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2009 5:51:49 AM

In comparing 8600's to 7800's we need to consider how the GF7's often get turned into a joke in newer-shader heavy games, allowing say an X1950 pro and 8600GTS to leave them in their dust. This is exactly what happened in NFS: Carbon... GF 7 series were a joke and even the X1800XT found itself trailing the X1950 pro.

A year or so ago I threw (lol edit) around loads of example links on the forums of how the GF7's fell behind their typical counterparts. Here's just one as it relates to this topic (NFS series): http://www.elitebastards.com/index.php?option=com_conte...
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2009 6:55:11 AM

I remember when the 7600GT was the card to buy. :lol: 
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2009 7:10:58 AM

Yeah, sure was... and then Oblivion introduced us to lush foliage. ;) 

LOL, I built a new gaming rig with a 7800GT and then got hooked on Oblivion shortly after that. :(  Needless to say... the card got demoted to a spare machine, replaced by a similar-priced X1800XT 256MB that did so much better.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2009 7:13:37 AM

My cousin bought a 7800GTX for $600 AU. He still can't get over how much money he wasted on that thing. I myself was caught between the 7900GS and X1950 pro 2-3 years ago, but ended up with the Pro. It was a great card, and then Crysis introduced us to SSAO and decent HDR lighting. :(  Granted, my 3700 San Diego was more of a problem for Crysis than the Pro.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2009 7:20:47 AM

I remember from about 3 years ago that we would be dreaming of the nvidia 10**0 series cards. We estimated that it would take 6 years to get to that point. It took 3 years, and now there's the new naming system. So the GTX Series (GTS250 is still 9 series) is what we were hoping for.

Back then you could only dream of a 700$ gaming rig. Now, you get quite the game-crusher for such money.

EDIT: Time to start dreaming of 50$ quadcore 3ghz CPU's :p 
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2009 7:37:36 AM

Ouch, that hurts. I bought plenty of cards over time, but at least was a bargain hunter, almost always avoiding those $400+ flagships.

Smart move on the X1950. I later got an iceQ X1950XT and sold off the X1800XT.

LOL, fun times.... I shared that same sinking boat with the single core S939 + Crysis experience. Yippee! Had found (for the time ) a way cheap FX-55 and just had to have that unlocked multi.
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a b U Graphics card
September 29, 2009 9:13:06 AM

Going to an E6600 tripled my performance without changing out the card :lol: 

@nawal: In a few months the GTX260 might not be worth the cash, so keep an eye out for HD 5850 and HD56x0 reviews (the former will be out very soon) :) 
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September 29, 2009 12:07:09 PM

hehehe !! guys i agree ! :p 

ok randomizer .. evn i was thinkin of keepin this 8600 till it dies..

no point atm cos im into studies...so its like lol...my leisure..not obsession [gaming]

well...hope d green team brings out something cheap in a year or so ! like ati :D 
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