how well will Vanguard run

peaonpeaon spring hill, TNMember Posts: 12

here are some specs on my new rig just woundering how it would do with Vanguard

thanks for your help

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express

VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express

MOTHERBOARD: Asus M2N SLI NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN,IEEE1394,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

CPU: AMD Athlon™64 X2 5200+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

HDD: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory

so what do you think

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Comments

  • ethionethion Clearwater, FlMember UncommonPosts: 2,888

     

    This system will run VG quite well.  You should be able to run on high settings without much problem.  The only thing you might run into problems with is an sli setup.  SLI sometimes actually hurts performance in VG.  I used to always disable my sli setup before playing VG.  It isn't huge but it did have a negative impact.

    Other then that you are good on CPU and Memory is fine.  VG has seen a lot of performance enhancements and runs quite a bit better today then in the past.  However it still has some hitching when you are in a new area.  It isn't as bad as it used to be but expect that your performance will be kind stuttery when you first go into a town or into buildings.  Once the textures have been compiled they are cached and this hitchiness goes away and performance is actually very good for the quality of graphics.

     

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  • peaonpeaon spring hill, TNMember Posts: 12

    would this work better with that setup

    video: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express

    MOTHERBOARD: Asus M2N SLI NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN,IEEE1394,USB2.0,&7.1Audio

    CPU: AMD Athlon™64 X2 5200+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

    HDD: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

    MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory 

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  • OrphesOrphes TreMember UncommonPosts: 3,039

    You will be able to play your Dark Elf in Vanguard with that setup.

    I'm so broke. I can't even pay attention.
    "You have the right not to be killed"

  • peaonpeaon spring hill, TNMember Posts: 12

    actually i play two cats a black panther ranger named Azreil Aurru lvl 11 and a bengal tiger dread knight named Sherekhan lvl 7

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  • KienKien Columbia, MOMember Posts: 520

    *disclaimer: I am not a PC guru, just voicing my opinion*

    Since you seem to be building a computer... you're better off skipping the dual cards and buying one good one instead. The dual card set-up is a marketing ploy.

  • valo_666valo_666 West Seneca, NYMember Posts: 74

    Sorry man but in all honesty you won't get very good performance on high or even medium settings.  From what I hear SLI does not work well with vanguard and one single 8500 just won't cut it.  Go for an 8800gt, that's what i have and run everything on max except shadows which don't make any visible difference if turned down slightly.

     

    There's such a dramatic jump going from anything under an 8800gt to an 8800gt that the extra 75$ or so you'll spend is definitely worth it.

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