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256 mb of GDDR3 RAM

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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 11:22:09 PM

Would 256mb of GDDR3 RAM be enough for games like Halo 2 Vista, Crysis (lol I know wtf I'm I thinking), Starcraft II, and maybe a couple of older games? A list would be good too.

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a c 236 U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 11:27:37 PM

it would be fine if you where running those games in Win XP (DX 9).



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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 11:32:44 PM

Well Halo 2 is native DX9 and the others I talked about and didn't mention would also be DX9 compatible. (I'm using Windows 7 x64)
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a b U Graphics card
October 12, 2010 11:58:21 PM

If you lower the resolution enough the memory probably wouldn't be an issue, but I don't know of any cards sold with 256mb of ram that are going to be worth a crap on those games anyways. Crysis and Starcraft list 256 as there minimum so I guess technically they would run. You will have to look up Halo 2 I don't own that game.
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2010 12:07:50 AM

What about 1680x1050, no AA and maybe 2x or 4x Anisotropic filtering. I'm thinking about getting an nVidia GeForce 7900 GT for $33 on ebay as a temporary El cheapo upgrade until later.
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a c 236 U Graphics card
October 13, 2010 12:12:37 AM

what card are we talking about? a 8800GT 256mb, a 8500GT 256mb, 7300GT 256 mb?
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2010 12:19:09 AM

7900 GT 256mb I have a 8500 GT 512mb but it sucks.
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a c 236 U Graphics card
October 13, 2010 12:23:50 AM

it will run games like SC2 and older games at medium settings

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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2010 12:30:39 AM

Now would I be better off waiting a bit to get an 9800 GT for $60? Or this quick fix for something better down the road like a GTX 460?
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a c 236 U Graphics card
October 13, 2010 12:38:30 AM

i would get the 9800GT then look for the GTX460
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2010 12:41:14 AM

OK sweet that is just what I might do thanks.
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a b U Graphics card
October 13, 2010 12:41:26 AM

Best answer selected by whooleo.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
October 13, 2010 1:07:55 AM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
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