Comparison on the latest graphics cards. Which provides the better gameplay on the newly released call of duty 4 demo?
So the Radeon 2xxx series wasn't important enough to test except for the midrange 2600??
yeah thats what i was thinking...
They say anything over a steady 20fps is not noticeable to the eye, so it looks like a lot of people are going to be in luck.
But I want to know a few other things such as - What OS (WinXP, Vista, 32bit, 64bit?), what CPU, what type/how much RAM, and what type of HDD system (RAID 0,1, 0+1?).
I have an 8800GTS 640meg, AM2 Dual Core CPU, and 2gigs of DDR2 800mhz RAM. I ran the game with ALL settings maxed and the resolution running at 1680*1050 with no hitching or slow downs. It ran smooth as butter.
due same system except Q6600 cpu here and it ran perfect all maxed out.
to be honest im hoping the full game lets you set things higher!
yeah I agree, some settings only normal/medium was possible no high. So maybe the full game will ship with them.
Where is the reference system? What settings were they using?
Whoever tested is not familiar with PC testing.
And why no 1024 x 768? That would have boasted a huge performance gain for the low end cards and with minimal visual difference.
I could easily get the 8800 series pumping 60fps on COD4. Definately not maxed but definately not gimped visuals either.
Not to mention, which cards are these? Reference? Are these overclocked?
I have a geforce 6150, and more than 900 ram,
alot of emmory too, and i have directx 10 and vista.
will call of duty 4 play well on my computer, I plan on buying it day one.
You might be able to play running lower end settings, but I think it would run it.
Your biggest problem is lack of RAM. You are running Vista, and Vista needs more RAM to play games than if you were using WinXP.
Your video card is old too, but again, on low setting you should be able to play just fine. I would Download the demo and test out what your best setting will be.
You dont have DX10 if your card is a GF6150, i assume its a laptop.
It would struggle, might work if all your settings are on low.
6150 doesnt have shader pixel 3.0, the minimum is a 6600.
It depends on whether it's integrated or not. My 6150 LE is integrated...which means I can play Half-life 2...and that's about it. I can't run anything on the Unreal 3.0 engine, Timeshift, COD4, and DEFINITELY not the Crysis BETA.
I'm getting a new laptop from www.ibuypower.com though. I highly recommend it if you guys are looking for great deals. Yes, they're better than Alienware...so, don't ask.
When I can get an 8800 with 3 Gigs of RAM and a 300 gig HDD...for 1500 dollars...I'm freakin' happy! All of that in a PC with XP or Vista pre-installed and any of the other programs they offer...YEAH!
Well as personal testing I got MAX settings and ULTRA smooth gameplay with my 8800GTS 640MB at 1680 x 1050 res
What is the rest of your system made up of?
I got a
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 at 3.00GHz and
4GB or Dual channel RAM DDR2 800
apart from my 8800GTS 640 (the super cloacked version)
which AMD processor do you have?
I have a AM2 4400+. I did have just a 3800+ plus when I built the system but the fan went dead and I ended up getting a whole new faster CPU from Newegg.com when I sent it back.
Thinking about buying a 5200+ now that they are only about $120.00 USD.
If i were you i'd get the fx-62. OEM at new egg(150.00), mine idles with the thermatake v-1 at 24c....and its about 2ce as fast as my old x2 3800+. Yea, the v-1 is air too! I have lots of room to overclock. And my warranty on my ram doesnt become invalid even if i OC it to 1Ghz... Anyways, my system:
AM2 fx-62 dual core
2GB OCZ ddr2 dual channel
eVga 7950 512 KO
I ran the game max settings in 1280x1024(LCD) with 4xAA and 4xAF at a very slick and steady framerate. I think a lot of it has to do with the new CPU...
Thanks dude! That is about the same price for a LOT more perfomance. Awesome.
I've heard of some running that E6850 at 3.7 ghz. WOW! Maybe you could look into it if your into that kind of stuff.
@Proxy: According to the people at newegg the E6850 can be OC to 3.4 with only air...other people say that at stock speed (3.00) the stock heatsink/fan is not enough, I have the Gigabyte P35-DQ6 mobo that has the "super cooling" system so I guess I could push it to 3.4 with out any trouble due to the compensation of the mobos cooling but any further I would need a new heatsink/fan for the processor and as all the people familiar with the P35-DQ6 mobo that would mean removing the BIG "super cooling" thing and the whole OC goes to hell
I don't think many have done it, I think this guy may have had water cooling, but I didn't check into it that far. I think it was just some guy on Andec forums who had it in his sig.
Maybe he was lying?
im done with pc gaming. It costs too much.
At least they are cheaper than when I was into PC's, but MAN ... still a tone of cash to play a game. I payed well over that a few years back for my ATI Radeon 9800XT 256 and it didn't take long for it to go on the Minimim Requirments list.
BUT, can anyone give a recommendation on a system (since I have been away from PC games for a while do to the KEEP UP cost) that will give me not TOP NOTCH, but very nice results in the game world.
Figure since I am in the market for a new PC anyway, may as well look into it. Could pick up a $500 machine just for work, web stuff and BS, but the little red me on my shoulder tells me not to.
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3800+ and 2.4ghz
I have exactly 894 RAM and directx10 vista
I have 313mb memory.
I hope I won't have any framerate issues and stuff, the reason I'm buying it for the pc is because of the mods and I wann ame some youtube vids.
pc gaming is brutal.
as gaming in pc quality increases, you have to dish out you're hard earned money on upgrades.
I plan on buying call of duty 4 and age of conan(mmo).
hopefully I won't get discouraged and I'll have to buy a ps3 to play cod4 or a 360.
in the gamestop page of cod4 one of the people that made a preview said that in the beta that even with half of the system reqiurements the game was smooth.
hope he's right.
CPU: 2.4 GHz dual core or better is recommended/
RAM: 1GB for XP; 2GB for Vista is recommended
Harddrive: 8GB of free hard drive space
Video card: 3.0 Shader Support recommended. Nvidia Geforce 7800 or better or ATI Radeon X1800 or better
"Required (min) Specs"
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 2.4 GHz or AMD(R) Athlon(TM) 64 2800+ /processor or any 1.8Ghz Dual Core Processor or better supported
RAM: 512MB RAM (768MB for Windows Vista)
Harddrive: 8GB of free hard drive space
Video card (generic): NVIDIA(R) Geforce(TM) 6600 or better or ATI(R) Radeon(R) 9800Pro or better
I am so glad I don't have to check the specs from my PC anymore to see how a game will run... Gaming on my 360, surfing/desktop on my PC. Works best!
Where the *#@% is the 8800 gtx!!!
I have dual 8800gtx's, Quad Intel Core@3 ghz, 2 gb ram, vista and run the demmo averaging 80fps @1920X1200 4XAA. Awesome!
I just played the game and it ran perfectly on my gforce 6800, so why wouldn't it be way better on newer cards?
If you check the source you can see that they ran the tests on a system with a AMD x2 6400+, 2GB DDR2, and had all settings in the game maxed out.
Spike47, if you wanna run the game at max settings get yourself an 8800GTS or higher, otherwise I would get a 7600gt or higher Nvidia chipset graphics cards to be worth the upgrade. Your running integrated video that is stealing 128MB of your system memory, if you get a videocard you will get your system memory back to 1GB(1024MB)
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