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8800GT for Mafia 2, Civ 5, Witcher 2???

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August 31, 2010 10:48:06 AM


will the 8800gt 512mb will be enough for Civ 5, Mafia 2, Witcher 2?

I don't need Ultra High settings just playable ones on native resolution.


my pc:

MBO: GA P35-ds3l
CPU: E7300(OC 3.0 GHz)
Ram: 4 GB Patriot Viper 6400 DDR2
Vga: Peak Radeon 1950GT
HDD: Seagate 160 GB, WCD 80 Gb
Monitor: 20"- 1650x1050
PSU: Chieftec 400W
OS: Win 7

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August 31, 2010 11:34:05 AM

hello there,
yes playable on native resolution
but you cannot turn on some settings like vsync and hdr/bloom
specially physx... my 8800gt stumbled at 3-7fps at moderate settings (1080p) after i updated arkham asylum to ver1.21 just to see this sucks!! the recommend a 9800gtx dedicated physx cards!!
and not to mention too high aa settings will ruin the day :( 

ps. my advice as a fellow 8800gt owner... play this season over (im playing on x360) and prepare to buy a new radeon over next summer ;) 
August 31, 2010 11:54:40 AM

dhakaiya_mustan said:

ps. my advice as a fellow 8800gt owner... play this season over (im playing on x360) and prepare to buy a new radeon over next summer ;) 

My x1950 can run mafia 2 demo but shadows flickers a lot and ruins it completely.

I plan to buy used 8800 gt just to play it little bit decently...
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August 31, 2010 12:05:40 PM

Civ 5 maybe, I've never heard of witcher 5, But mafia 2 I doubt it.

You'll probably need to upgrade your PSU and Graphics card, If your interested in this give me a price range to work on and the country you live in.
August 31, 2010 1:43:04 PM

oh man...
srry... didnt read properly
@decode: he just wants to play decently

zlikovski ive dug this up for you

OS: Windows 7
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66ghz
2 gig (800s) ddr2 memory
512mb evga 8800gt

works fine. little choppy when in busy streets. better luck lowering resolution and turning up AA.

taken from

just a thought: if ur pickin up a second hand.... why not go for a 4850 or a 3870 maybe
August 31, 2010 10:56:25 PM

I bought 8800gt 512mb an mafia 2 runs decently on native resolution benchmark on demo showed 29 fps. it' good enough for me...
Thanks guys
a b Î Nvidia
September 1, 2010 12:56:08 AM

According to the review at , your PSU is nothing special, but perhaps because it is Delta-built, is a step or two above a Chokemax. I wouldn't run it flat out though, or install one in a gamer. I don't think you need to rush out in a panic, but when practical, if I were you I would replace it.
September 2, 2010 7:41:46 AM

I know my PSU in northing special but it works, it survived OCCT stress test and after couple hours of playing Mafia 2 it's still just warm, it doesn't get hot(it's loud on the other hand)... prices are great but I live in Croatia where this kind of setup costs about (Msi GTX460 768mb is 280 USD and Crosair VX550 is 130 USD) = 410 USD.

And that's nearly half of average Croatian month salary....

P.s. I can order online but than I have to pay 30% customs and 23% tax....