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You think a Core 2 Duo is a beast? I think you're out of date :P

My PC is even better than that xD

It really depends on how you are looking at it. Considering the proccessors with 4 cores yes , core duo may even be considered as outdated, but, for the average user still stuck with a Pentium 4/D it certainly looks like a beast.

Hell , if the requirements weren't considered high this very thread we are posting in wouldn't even exist.

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These requirements are indeed quite shocking. I will expect a major visual upgrade over the console version on the Recommended specs. Looks like my rig will max it out

@ 1440x900. Maybe even DX10 if supported. Any one know if it will support DX10 mode?

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @2.83GHz

Memory: 4GB PC2 6400 800Mhz DDR2 (G.Skill)

Hard Drive: (HDD1) 1TB WD (HDD2) 320GB SG

Video Card: BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 OC

Monitor: Proview 19" LCD Widescreen 1440x900

Sound Card: Supreme FX2 SoundMAX HD Audio

Operating System: XP Pro SP3 x86 & VISTA Ultimate SP1 x64 (Dual Boot)

Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA

Computer Case: (CASE) Thermaltake Soprano (PSU) Thermaltake Toughpower 850W

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These requirements are indeed quite shocking. I will expect a major visual upgrade over the console version on the Recommended specs. Looks like my rig will max it out

@ 1440x900. Maybe even DX10 if supported. Any one know if it will support DX10 mode?

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @2.83GHz

Memory: 4GB PC2 6400 800Mhz DDR2 (G.Skill)

Hard Drive: (HDD1) 1TB WD (HDD2) 320GB SG

Video Card: BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 OC

Monitor: Proview 19" LCD Widescreen 1440x900

Sound Card: Supreme FX2 SoundMAX HD Audio

Operating System: XP Pro SP3 x86 & VISTA Ultimate SP1 x64 (Dual Boot)

Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA

Computer Case: (CASE) Thermaltake Soprano (PSU) Thermaltake Toughpower 850W

looks like? U kidding? If your rig won't max it out then only UFO's would.

So, can anyone tell me if my processor AMD 64 X2 Athlon 4600+ 2.4 GHZ, (minimum required) with a ATI HD4850 can play at max graphics in 1280x1024?

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I saw this chart. Does anyone now why ATI Radeon HD 3870 is far more better than ATI Radeon HD 4850, both 512 MB?

Isn't 4850 supposed to be better than 3870? :o

here's the chart

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-...-v1-02,735.html

OK, mystery raised by myself, solved by myself

seems that the only game where ATI 3870 is better then ATI 4850 is exactly Assassin's Creed.

4850 is better for all the others.

Strange, though.

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-...e,735.html?prod[2121]=on∏[2116]=on

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These requirements are indeed quite shocking. I will expect a major visual upgrade over the console version on the Recommended specs. Looks like my rig will max it out

@ 1440x900. Maybe even DX10 if supported. Any one know if it will support DX10 mode?

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @2.83GHz

Memory: 4GB PC2 6400 800Mhz DDR2 (G.Skill)

Hard Drive: (HDD1) 1TB WD (HDD2) 320GB SG

Video Card: BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 OC

Monitor: Proview 19" LCD Widescreen 1440x900

Sound Card: Supreme FX2 SoundMAX HD Audio

Operating System: XP Pro SP3 x86 & VISTA Ultimate SP1 x64 (Dual Boot)

Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA

Computer Case: (CASE) Thermaltake Soprano (PSU) Thermaltake Toughpower 850W

That's a hell of a machine you have there :coolthumbup:

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These requirements are indeed quite shocking. I will expect a major visual upgrade over the console version on the Recommended specs. Looks like my rig will max it out

@ 1440x900. Maybe even DX10 if supported. Any one know if it will support DX10 mode?

Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @2.83GHz

Memory: 4GB PC2 6400 800Mhz DDR2 (G.Skill)

Hard Drive: (HDD1) 1TB WD (HDD2) 320GB SG

Video Card: BFG NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 OC

Monitor: Proview 19" LCD Widescreen 1440x900

Sound Card: Supreme FX2 SoundMAX HD Audio

Operating System: XP Pro SP3 x86 & VISTA Ultimate SP1 x64 (Dual Boot)

Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS FORMULA

Computer Case: (CASE) Thermaltake Soprano (PSU) Thermaltake Toughpower 850W

That's a hell of a machine you have there :coolthumbup:

Thanks, its good enough for now I guess. GTA IV will apparently let me know for sure though lol.

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This is my single core rig

ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe

Athlon 64 3500 Oced to 2376 via the BIOS 8% AI overclock

Likewise the 2 GB DDR dual channelmemory is OCed to 432 mhz

The EVGA 9600 GT KO is overclocked to SSC speed just before running a game

I play on 1152x864 resolution on my 19 inch 4:3 LCD

Vista Ultimate 2007 version

In Warhead in DX 9 mode i'm able to set textures, shades, water and sound quality to mainstream while the rest is minimum and motion blur off and it looks and plays good enough for me.

Will GTA 4 get that same custimization in game so i can do the same thing.

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It will probably include effects options, traffic density is already confirmed to be customizable. I would assume texture quality and other things of that nature would be as well. But that's irrelevant for you. The minimum the game requires is a dual-core processor. This leads me to believe that that the game, if it will run at all on your processor, will run horribly.

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I will try to play the game on my system as is.

However, i'm also looking at http://www.magicmicro.com/ a custom build barebone site.

I have a lot of stuff i like on my computer and i want to keep as much as i can but improve my CPU for this game/take the multicore plunge in general. If the game's not good enough on my current one. I will not wait until 2010-11 when it's probably time my bro upgrades his current Quad Core and i inherit it

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Hey guys, recently some new information came flooding in which, once again, has put possible flaw into my choice of purchase, thanks to Dell.

Apparently many Dell computers have a PSU that, somewhere, has some voltages reversed in there somewhere to make their PSUs proprietary, therefore it (one not proprietary to Dell) might not work in powering my computer. I've found alternatives for some voltage-switching PSUs which are suitable for Dell computers ( http://www.pcpower.com/power-supply/silencer-470-atx.html ). I don't know much about my PSU (everest doesn't seem to talk about it), but I know it's a Dell Power Supply for a Dimension E521, 305W PSU, model number N305n-03; I don't know how to find out about it either. Dell's site is slow as hell and unorganized beyond belief, I cant find shit there.

Any insightful knowledge guys?

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Here is my proposed upgrade. To take the multicore plunge and play this upcoming game well. It's a barebone build as i have a lot of stuff i like on my current computer that i want to keep.

PCChips A33G

Athlon 64 X2 5200

SuperTalent 2 GB DDR2 800 ram

Cooler Master Hyper TX fan

SuperTalent Pow MAX black mid tower ATX case

The stuff i will keep to complement the barebone are

EVGA 9600 GT KO

RAIDMAX RX-450K 450W ATX12V Power Supply

LG 22X DVD DL Burner

2 existing Maxtor 120 GB hard drives

Diamond 5.1 sound card

DLink wireless network card

All the brand names i have a good history with

Feedback is appreciated.

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EVGA 9600 GT KO

Get a 4850 instead and you might want to upgrade the processor a bit.

1. Most of the stuff i just bought when i thought GTA 4 wouldn't have a dual core as minimum. My video card is more than enough.

2. The x2 5200 will be a big step up for me compared to my current single core. I would upgrade higher but the mobo can't go Phenom. Plus i wanted multiple IDE connectors to keep my hard drives and that PCChips one has 4, 2 for my hard drives, and 1 for my DVD DL burner

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You Have: 2 processors running - AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+

CPU Speed

You Have: 2.81 GHz Performance Rated at 8.40 GHz

System RAM

You Have: 2.9 GB RAM PASS

Operating System

You Have: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, 32-bit (Build 6000)

Video Card

You Have: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 () PASS

Video Card Features - Minimum attributes of your Video Card Video RAM: Required - 128 MB , You have - 128 MB

Video Card 3D Acceleration: Required - Yes , You have - Yes

Pixel Shader Ver.: Required - 2.0 , You have - 3.0

Video Card Driver Version (DirectX)

Your driver version number is: 7.15.11.6222

Sound Card

Yes

you Have: Speakers (Realtek High Definition

Sound Card Driver Version

Your driver version number is: 6.0

Free Disk Space

You Have: 230.7 GB

will she run??

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