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Windows 7: Is my graphics card good enough for Shogun 2?

31 Dec 2011   #1
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 
Is my graphics card good enough for Shogun 2?

Hey, i want to know if my graphics card is good enough to run shogun 2, if it isnt which graphics card would you recommend (can't be too expensive).
Heres my graphics card : EVGA Geforce 8600 GT 1024 Mbs.
Heres my MOBO: Gigabyte - GA-MA785GM-US2H

Thanks!


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31 Dec 2011   #2
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Yep you should be good. You might not be able to run all the settings on high for graphics but you should get reasonable frame rates.
If have at least 250-350 budget you could get a very good video card and that would help even more. Especially with all the great games that should be coming out through out 2012.
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31 Dec 2011   #3
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Yep you should be good. You might not be able to run all the settings on high for graphics but you should get reasonable frame rates.
Hmmm really?? I used Can You Run It? and it said my graphics card wasn't good enough.
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31 Dec 2011   #4
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Well I based it off the minimum specs here. Shogun 2: Total War System Requirements and Shogun 2: Total War requirements for PC Games
And you have the minimum. If it doesn't run than you should consider upgrading the card. Plus that "can you run it" site isn't really that accurate as it is just based of spec lists against what you have installed. It doesn't actually measure performance.
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31 Dec 2011   #5
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Well I based it off the minimum specs here. Shogun 2: Total War System Requirements and Shogun 2: Total War requirements for PC Games
And you have the minimum. If it doesn't run than you should consider upgrading the card.
what do you suggest me ugrading to?
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31 Dec 2011   #6
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Well how much are you willing to spend? And do you have a preference to Nvidia or ATI?
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31 Dec 2011   #7
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
Well how much are you willing to spend? And do you have a preference to Nvidia or ATI?
Ok.. this may sound cheap..... around 25-75 dollars? I Prefer ATI, since that's what it says on my Mobo Box XD
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31 Dec 2011   #8
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Sorry, but with that budget you're not going to get much better performing card than what you have already. I would save a little more and then upgrade. Have you actually tried to run the game on your current card. I would do that first and see if you really need to upgrade.
You're current card cost well over $150 when they came out.
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31 Dec 2011   #9
Xnefoo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Ok thanks! I will go buy the game and try it! Currently my graphics card supports DX10, is there any way to make it support DX11?
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31 Dec 2011   #10
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

For a little over a hundred this card should work pretty well. Newegg.com - MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
No, you need the hardware to support DX11.
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