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June 2, 2010 11:37:00 AM

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Will I be able to play GTA IV and Crysis on High settings


Core i5
2 gig ddr 3 ram
9800 gt
720 W PSU
Windows 7 home edition

I am shortly going to upgrade to 4 gig ram.

And is Crysis still the most demanding game for a pc hardware

Thx

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a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 11:42:05 AM

well, what resolution?

get another 2GB RAM for sure... :) 
June 2, 2010 11:53:29 AM

In GTA-IV if you mean to put the settings to high. On your current rig it wont work, you need to get 2gb ram as you said, and also i think the 9800 is not enough also ..
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June 2, 2010 11:59:22 AM

Definitely the 9800 will hamper you big time. Upgrading the video card first would be your best bet. You definitely want to get a card that has 1 gig of RAM.

The extra memory will help as well.

BTW, you mention a Core i5 but what model and how many cores does it have? Dual core is not enough for this game. You definitely need 3 or more cores. I have an AMD X3 unlocked to an X4, but even at X3, the game averages around 40 fps and drops to about 28 fps during some parts of the city, but it's not bad and it's still playable.

You can also go to this site -> http://www.yougamers.com/

It will allow you to run a benchmark on your machine for a game you are interested in. Just search for GTA IV and have it run the benchmark and it will tell you where your machine stacks up against the specs for the game.


June 2, 2010 12:37:04 PM

i think dirt 2 on dx 11 is the most demanding pc game, but you should get a gtx 260 or a hd 5770 which should run any game on high settings but maybe you should save your money, play at med- high settings with your current rig (but get the extra ram) and get a really powerful psu and a good video card (like a HD6*** when they come out)
June 2, 2010 1:59:14 PM

Thx thx

Uhm I play at a 17'' not going to upgrade the monitor.
Yep I am going to upgrade the ram to 4 gig.

a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 2:22:56 PM

9800GT is enough since you are only play at 17" monitor... :) 
Well, not the highest setting, but you don't need a higher card to play at that resolution...
June 2, 2010 2:34:43 PM

I think I am going to put in a exrta 2 gig of ram. Should it run those games fine ? At descent settings
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 3:00:46 PM

Yes, for low resolution like yours, your system are good enough to play games with decent settings...
June 2, 2010 3:06:30 PM

In your dream la to play Very High with your 9800GT change your graphic card to new one and very power full then your ugly Graphic Card....:-)

Even you upgrade to 16G RAM no way you can play Crysis 1 on Very High Setting.

Edit by Maziar
Next time,use a more appropriate language.
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 3:21:14 PM

dinkle85:
Crysis 1 is a very demanding resources game, even if you CF 2xHD5870, that setup still struggling when it comes to Crysis...
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June 2, 2010 3:21:19 PM

Just because it's 17" doesn't mean a more powerful card won't help. You MIGHT be able to play Crysis, but it won't look good and it might still not play all that well.


a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 3:33:16 PM

isamuelson said:
Just because it's 17" doesn't mean a more powerful card won't help. You MIGHT be able to play Crysis, but it won't look good and it might still not play all that well.


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yes, i agree with you, but since the OP already has a 9800GT then it will be fairly enough, i know not with the highest setting, but it still powerful enough to play on 17" monitor...

So what card do you suggest?
If the OP has money then i don't mind if he want to upgrade his card...
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June 2, 2010 3:42:18 PM

wa1 said:
^
yes, i agree with you, but since the OP already has a 9800GT then it will be fairly enough, i know not with the highest setting, but it still powerful enough to play on 17" monitor...

So what card do you suggest?
If the OP has money then i don't mind if he want to upgrade his card...


All depends on what he wants to do and spend. For around $130, he can get a 5750 which does a fairly decent job on just about everything out there. And, on a 17" monitor (which is what I have), it does really good at 1280x1024. I haven't played Crysis, but I play things like STALKER CoP at 1280x1024 with really high settings and I still get around 40 fps with what I have. And, that's with DX11 turned on.

However, if he wants to have a chance at playing Crysis with higher settings, then a 5770 is better and it's usually $20 more.

Of course, to get the best, then you get the best. Something like a 5870 or 5970.

He could also go with a 4870 which can out perform a 5770 in many areas, but no DX11.

I'm not familiar with nVidia, so I can't recommend anything from that line. Maybe someone else can?

a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 3:51:00 PM

HD5870/HD5970??
That would be an overkill, for the OP monitor...

Yes, HD5750 will be a perfect card for the OP or GTS250...
June 2, 2010 4:20:28 PM

@dinkle85

Theres a big difrence between very high and descent. I am not planning at wasting all my holiday money at pc hardware ; I am not going to upgrade my gpu till maybe christmas :)  ... Yea a 5850 or 5870 I think maybe an overkill. 5770 here in South africa costs about R 2000.

I am not all that worried about very high and ultra. High settings is good enough for me.

a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 4:24:28 PM

pipes2009: stay with your current card, you will be fine with that setup... :) 
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June 2, 2010 5:40:15 PM

I'd say 5750 is probably a good choice then. It isn't overkill yet it still can give you decent DX11 support.
June 2, 2010 5:44:34 PM

Thanx thanx.

a b U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 5:46:55 PM

A 5750 isn't worth it to upgrade from a 9800GT.

A 5750 ~ 4850 ~ 9800GTX/GTS250.

A 9800GT ~ 4830

It'll be maybe a 15% improvement. Not worth the money.
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June 2, 2010 6:04:06 PM

Bluescreendeath is correct. I was seeing 9800 GT but thinking 8800. About the only big improvement you'll get is DX11 capability and that is negligible as it is since you're not really boosting anything power-wise.

I guess it's best to stick with what you've got.
June 2, 2010 7:26:12 PM

Yep if I upgrade it will probably be to the 5770 . . . Is dx 11 gonna be huge in a years time or what will happen ?

So for a 17'' a 9800 gt is fine ?
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 2, 2010 10:49:02 PM

For now, you will be fine.
June 3, 2010 12:39:27 AM

If you have the money to upgrade past an Nvidia 9800GT why not upgrade that monitor why you are at it?
June 3, 2010 1:40:52 AM

Well.. If you just planning to set for high setting then you can go for it cause my friends also have 9800GT with 4G RAM and play Crysis High Setting with no problemo... :-)

17" are you use CRT or LCD...?
June 3, 2010 8:36:48 AM

LCD. No i am not going for a bigger monitor. I am happy with a 17''. I am not a hardcore gamer. :)  Just like to play games often :) 
June 3, 2010 9:06:17 AM

Ok... Same like me, but next month i think want to grab LCD cause there a different view between CRT and LCD.... :-)

My friends have a spec same like you... but he buy LCD... when he play Crysis and Prototype i saw... hemmm... Niceeee.

But it's ok if you not enough money and CRT are also good...:-)
a c 189 U Graphics card
June 3, 2010 9:28:02 AM

dinkle85: The OP already has a 17" LCD monitor...
June 3, 2010 9:46:15 AM

Geez. Dinkle85. I have an LCD. Pleaz read descent
June 3, 2010 12:24:36 PM

Hahaha.. Sory.2 my friends i am not read carefully... :-)

There are to much comment, so i forgot that he have a LCD..... :-)
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