Will my PC run Diablo 3?

I'm sure this has been asked about a thousand times over the past week, so sorry in advance.

My PC is a Dell Optiplex 790 SFF, Core i7-2600, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB.

I literally just bought the 8400 GS about two weeks ago because I had just purchased the computer and realized I needed a low profile video card to get multi monitor support, and it was the least expensive card I could find that was both low profile and has multiple outputs.

I am not really interested in spending any more money on upgrading the GPU, so I was wondering if Diablo 3 will be playable with what I have now. I don't want to spend the money on it if it will be unplayable, and the demo won't be out for a month so I can't easily test it. I don't really care about cranking up the resolution or turning on all the special effects as long as I can get 20-30 FPS at a medium resolution like 1440x900 or 1680x1050 with what I have. So my question is if that is realistic?

Blizz list the minimum as a 7800 GT, but I don't know how that compares to an 8400 GS, and couldn't easily find a comparison between the two.

Any advice?
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  1. I have an XFX 8800 GT Alpha Dog Edition sitting in my closet I'd be willing to mail to you if we could find a way to pay for shipping.
  2. Otherwise. Here is a guy that states he has your exact card and was able to load the game. However, you'll DEFINITELY want to run the game in Full Screen Mode.

  3. Thanks, I did see the post you linked to which said the game was not enjoyable, but he did not post any other system specs so I dont have a frame of reference to base that on. Is your 8800 GT a low profile card?
  4. The best low profile card out there right now is the 6670, which can be found on Newegg.

    You are going to have to spend even more money, but in turn you will have a system which will play most games at decent FPS


    That's not the cheapest one, but its one of the few that actually comes with the low profile bracket.


    If you have a little time on your hands, you can look at that. Tom's recently did an article on how certain graphics cards perform in Diablo 3. Your card might be just a hair faster than the GT210 they have on that article.


    This is a chart that shows all graphics cards out right now in tiers, so you can compare them. You can see where the 7800GT is on the chart.
  5. Any advice?

    Install Diablo 3 and then tell us.
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