Grand Royal Unified GW2 Requirements Discussion Thread
Posted 11 December 2010 - 05:38 PM
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 09:10 PM
Requirements, when considering modern chips and setups (those wanting to state more 'ye olde' equivalents like the X1900 are more than welcome to do so to help out) will be almost certainly be around this kind of ballpark:
Minimum (because this makes up too much of the market to leave out for an MMO, plus they can handle gw1 decently (35+ fps on highest))
CPU: ~1.6GHz core 2 duo/ 2.0GHz Athlon II X2
GPU: intel hd graphics (like those packaged with the i3)/hd4250/nvidia equivalent
AMD fusion E-350 based netbook/ultraportable.
Recommended (based off what runs age of conan comfortably, if not maxed, which will likely be a bit of an overestimation, but ah well. Also from now on it's all desktop components apart from the Llano fusion APU, which could encompass the laptop version, but that's not a certain bet anyway.)
CPU: ~2.5GHz c2d/phenom II X3
or (probably, this one isn't as set in stone as the others in terms of proven performance, but is extremely likely):
AMD Llano based fusion system.
Optimal (Based off the systems used at gamescon, which were i5/gtx460 machines)
CPU: intel i5 quad/phenom II X4
OS: Vista/Windows 7 (for dx10)
Edited by The Comfy Chair, 12 December 2010 - 03:09 AM.
Posted 12 December 2010 - 06:50 AM
Thing is, the Steam surveys are a great indicator of what to expect. The average is so low still, it's going to be interesting how it's skewed. As Anet isn't going for hyper-realism, but a stylized world, it'll lower overall requirements.
Got any more info on the systems used for the demos?
Posted 12 December 2010 - 01:15 PM
I can't see the game being able to run nicely on anything much lower than what i've stated as minimum. However, i think some systems which are slightly lower may scrape through at 15fps or so with some resolution nosedives. Also the E-350 is only really minimum because of the CPU, the GPU itself is actually between minimum and recommended overall, so if gw2 is kind to CPU's, an E-350 may hit medium on a netbook screen! (Overall i'm quite please with the E-350, after anandtechs purposely skewed review where he used cpu bound games pretty much all the time to make the intel i3 IGP look better i was a little miffed, now i've seen some other reviews showing game performance like in l4d2, i'm actually very happy with the performance, for a £300 netbook it'll be awesome).
Also, previous generation integrated graphics, such as the hd3200/X1250/7150/intel X3100 definitely will not be running guild wars 2, since they barely run guild wars 1 (~15-25fps on medium at 1024x600 in prophecies, lower in NF/EOTN, i remember when i finally got a computer that had a real gpu, 'twas an awesome difference).
Edited by The Comfy Chair, 12 December 2010 - 01:20 PM.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 05:14 PM
The trick is guessing how low are they going to go at the low end. There is nothing technical stopping them from using blocky models and low res textures to keep the minimum reqs down where GW1 is. The issue will they spend the time on more low res models and textures to allow those weaker graphics systems to still play at low resolutions or not? Do they see the $500 laptop with integrated graphics as important enough of a platform that they develop a very low res setting for it?
Posted 15 December 2010 - 11:28 AM
Posted 02 January 2011 - 07:04 PM
from this info here i guess can play GW2 well with this system?
nvidia GTS 250
Posted 03 January 2011 - 02:11 AM
Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:53 AM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:26 AM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 02:35 AM
I'm core 2 duo 2.2 GHZ with Nvidia 9400GT and 2 GB RAM. Same Question =D ?
Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:43 AM
The 9400GT will be able to run it, but it won't be at very high FPS, and will probably be a slideshow in a crowded area or with a lot going on.
Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:48 AM
The 9400 GT is twice the 9400M, but still low settings.
Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:07 PM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:57 PM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 04:45 PM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 04:52 PM
What monitor resolution? at 1920x1080 probably Low settings.
I use 1280 by 1024 pixels. And how can I find out which videocard my PC has actually got? Whenever I go to Device Manager and then Display Adapter it just says ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series.
Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:03 PM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:05 PM
I'm not keen on toying with the stuff that's hidden deep in my computer.
Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:25 PM
My guess is yes, but only low res.
Edited by Infamous, 10 January 2011 - 05:27 PM.
Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:36 PM
Edited by Alot, 10 January 2011 - 05:40 PM.
Posted 10 January 2011 - 05:46 PM
What monitor resolution? at 1920x1080 probably Low settings.
I doubt a 5570 would require low setting even on the highest res. But I say 800x600 with high everything yeppers?But my desktop res is 1440x900 though most of the time I play games on 800x600
Edited by metalspoon60, 10 January 2011 - 06:07 PM.
Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:16 PM
Edited by dhatcher1, 10 January 2011 - 06:19 PM.
Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:27 PM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 07:34 PM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:28 PM
Interesting. XFX lists DDR2 and DDR3 models yet some places list DDR3 and DDR5 models, including on the performance charts I was looking at... :(
Edited by dhatcher1, 10 January 2011 - 08:33 PM.
Posted 10 January 2011 - 08:58 PM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:58 PM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 11:05 PM
The Comfy Chair said:
Agree with this.
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