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Will a 8800 gt run swtor

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April 10, 2012 3:48:51 AM

I have been upgrading my computer so I can play SWTOR. Two things I am worried about are my cpu and gpu. My cpu is an Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160 that i have bsel modded to run at 2.4
Also have 4 gigs of ram and running windows vista 32bit.
Was wondering how a 8800 gt would run swtor?

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April 10, 2012 4:14:39 AM

Also, max res i can play at is 1280x1024
And i just bought a new psu 430w Corsair--CX430.
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April 10, 2012 4:25:12 AM

According to the system requirements, you're in the clear. You might still want to upgrade that GPU though. Something like the HD 7770 or 7750 would be perfect to replace that aging card.
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April 10, 2012 5:46:54 AM

For that resolution, 8800GT should be fine.
And that PSU should be enough for a decent upgrade.
Later on, you might want to swap to a LGA 1155 and a good HD 7xxx series card, or a Geforce 5xx/6xx card.
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April 10, 2012 2:22:23 PM

Thanks for the advice. I am really hoping to have a new machine soon but I am in the middle of building a new home so a computer isnt in the budget at the moment.I havent played any games for a couple of years now and was just looking to upgrade as cheap as i could until I can save up for a new build. I found that psu on newegg for $24 after the rebate and was looking for a video card and cant make up my mind.
Too many choices lol!! So for playing a MMO who has sthe better card, Ive read that nvidia is better for first person shooters while amd is the way to go for MMOs.
Thanks
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April 10, 2012 2:43:18 PM

To make things clear, you're not going to have much fun in the end-game environments of TOR. Leveling up to 50 will be playable, though.
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April 10, 2012 2:44:09 PM

There isn't such thing as Nvidia or AMD being better.. just pick whatever is in your budget with the best performance.

P. S. Nice choice on PSU :) 
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April 10, 2012 2:53:51 PM

Sunius said:
There isn't such thing as Nvidia or AMD being better.. just pick whatever is in your budget with the best performance.

P. S. Nice choice on PSU :) 



Thanks ya i finally realized after several days of researching on toms hardware that i was gonna need a new PSU! I wish I would have done more earlier...I bought a new gpu from newegg last week it was the shellshocker special only $12 after rebate...thought i was really upgrading from my old 7300 nvidia..

I had bought a nvidia gt 210 lol :pfff: 

So now I am reading up everything I can
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April 10, 2012 2:58:43 PM

One of best card from nvidia is 8800gt. Cheap but performance titan. Mine is a bit better a 8800gtx card. Things r pretty ok at low resolution with occasional system a crash while playing some the latest games (yet to check bf3).I will survive for this year. I will upgrade after id software releases doom 4. The way everything r with id's rage, this time doom4 may not have a high graphic requirement , 60 fps max. But, will wait for doom release.
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April 10, 2012 3:35:16 PM

^ Doom 4 is said to have graphics like RAGE, right?
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April 10, 2012 3:47:26 PM

Looking at a 8800 gt alpha dog edition on ebay.
Its new in the box and only up to $25 ...i know I'm a cheapskate lol
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April 10, 2012 3:48:26 PM

i m not sure. All news available are bit vague .Most probably will be based on same rage engine max fps 60. All the screen shots available on the net are really cool.
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April 10, 2012 3:57:19 PM

Yes 8800gt is cheap now but during its time was a real power house . Best value for money, performance, single slot to name a few. could have got two 8800gt for price of my 8800gtx. I should have waited for one more month . Silly me never listened to my friends.
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April 10, 2012 4:02:42 PM

i just built a new pc (i5-2500k) but kept my good ole 8800gt 256mb card. I tried out TOR on a free weekend and play it on high with a res of 1440x900, you'll be fine unless you want to raid, then you'll prob need to turn the graphics down or upgrade the gpu.
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April 10, 2012 4:10:21 PM

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Yes 8800gt is cheap now but during its time was a real power house . Best value for money, performance, single slot to name a few. could have got two 8800gt for price of my 8800gtx. I should have waited for one more month . Silly me never listened to my friends.

I had the 8800GT and the 8800GTX 768mb and the 9800GTX+ which was not all than impressive all cards are slow as molasses now in days.
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April 10, 2012 4:16:02 PM

minimum requirement for tor is 7800. But u have a powerful processor i5 -2500k. His is dual core e2160 a pentium processor. At a lower setting processor has to do more work.
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April 10, 2012 4:20:54 PM

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minimum requirement for tor is 7800. But u have a powerful processor i5 -2500k. His is dual core e2160 a pentium processor. At a lower setting processor has to do more work.

you don't need a 2500K to max out SWTOR but you do need much more power than an 8800GT can provide.
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April 10, 2012 6:10:54 PM

ok been diggin around on ebay for some different choices on video cards.
Found a hd 3870 really cheap-$35
I know this is an older card but please remember I am not looking to spend much on this. I'm not looking to max out all the settings either, playing at all low settings will be fine by me.
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April 10, 2012 7:09:43 PM

8800 GT will run it on low settings without a problem!
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April 10, 2012 7:12:43 PM

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April 10, 2012 7:13:37 PM

Sunius said:
8800 GT will run it on low settings without a problem!


Thank you. I am bidding on a 8800 now...
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April 10, 2012 7:27:46 PM

No problem ;) 
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April 10, 2012 7:29:46 PM

From experience.

I was raiding SWTOR on high settings, shadows and AA turned off, 768 resolution, on Intel HD3000 graphics which according to this hierarchy, is 9 levels lower than the card he is asking about, and getting consistent 20 fps. This was with an overclocked 2500k, FWIW.

I think he'll be fine with a budget card.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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