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Old 2012-06-09, 08:40 PM   [Ignore Me] #1
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Will your desktop/laptop run PS2? ***Ask here***


Looking for opinions as to whether or not your desktop or laptop will run PS2? Well ask here. Please at least provide your specific CPU, GPU, and resolution so people can help. These are only educated guesses as we do not have any kind of system requirements from SOE yet.

From Smedley's Twitter:
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It is fair to say this is going to be a higher spec game than most. A core 2 duo with an 8800gt isn't going to be fun
Some of you may be needing a upgrade that we previously said would be manageable.

What configurations have been confirmed to run the game:

Higby noted that the game was running good on a Intel Core i5 quad core and a GTX 560.

Totalbiscuit was playing the game smoothly on a laptop with two Nvidia video cards in SLI. I haven't seen specific specs for this laptop unfortunately.

At E3 the systems were running a GTX 670 and playing great on 2560x1600. If I had to guess it was either a i5 or i7 in the system too.

If you have seen any other references to performance of components stated from a official source please PM me, so I can add it here.

Here is a table showing the best to worse GPUs out there currently:




Credit to Duddy for the picture.

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Old 2012-06-09, 09:03 PM   [Ignore Me] #2
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670 isn't on there.

Oh and another note, is 2500x1600 is 2x the pixels as 1900x1080 and still ran well on a 670!
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Old 2012-06-09, 11:20 PM   [Ignore Me] #3
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The 670 pretty much goes in that first open space on the nVidia side.
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Old 2012-06-10, 04:18 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Originally Posted by Rbstr View Post
The 670 pretty much goes in that first open space on the nVidia side.
Pretty much, this was basically adapted from Tom's Hardware's May Review of the "best" GPUs for your money, so the 670 just missed out (As they did it a little early).

So credit to Tom's for the table, I just added an arrow.

As an addition, I'd like to point out the lowest card we've actually heard the team say was the 9800 GTX, I included some lower GPUs as they can probably run the game, but the experience probably would be sub optimal.

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Old 2012-06-10, 04:42 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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Old 2012-06-10, 10:54 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Even if my laptop does play PS2, it is going to suck balls.

Athlon 2000+, GeForce 9500M, and 3 Gb of RAM.

Been getting delayed in building a new machine
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Old 2012-06-10, 02:50 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Bought this desktop in 2010. Didn't know much about computers then or I would have just built my own.

Gateway SX2840: http://reviews.cnet.com/computer-sys...-33963397.html

Everything is stock except the GPU. So that means,
6GB memory
1 TB HD
Intel i3 2.93 GHz

The GPU was purchased a year or so ago. Because the PC is slim, I had to get a low-profile card. I went with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102875

What are the chances I'll be able to play on low-medium? If not, is there any way that I can upgrade to be able to? There's not a lot of room in the case as is... but I'll try anything!

Also, I can run Tribes Ascend fine on medium settings with this computer.
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Old 2012-06-10, 02:57 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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Going with the five year base mark they talked about I'm assuming a high end rig from back in 2006. That would be a 8800 GTX along with a C2D.

Your CPU should easily meet the requirements of running the game, though the GPU is a bit weak. Probably going to be playable on at least lower settings with the resolution around 1280x1024 or 1280x720. What resolution do you run tribes?

As for upgrading low profile really is a pain to get a good video card. Probably best off upgrading to a new computer when PS2 finally comes out in my opinion.

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Old 2012-06-10, 04:02 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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I'm not too smart when it comes to PC upgrading so I will post my specs and hopefully you can tell me what needs upgrading... (also tell me if i need to post any more info about my system)

Motherboard: Manufacturer- Pegatron Corp, Model- Benicia, Version- 1.01, serial#-MS1C8AR51604185
Processor: Intel Core Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
RAM: 4 sticks of DDR2 memory (4 GB)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
Monitor: HP w1907 Wide LCD (1440x900)
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Old 2012-06-11, 12:53 AM   [Ignore Me] #10
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Originally Posted by somers View Post
I'm not too smart when it comes to PC upgrading so I will post my specs and hopefully you can tell me what needs upgrading... (also tell me if i need to post any more info about my system)

Motherboard: Manufacturer- Pegatron Corp, Model- Benicia, Version- 1.01, serial#-MS1C8AR51604185
Processor: Intel Core Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
RAM: 4 sticks of DDR2 memory (4 GB)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
Monitor: HP w1907 Wide LCD (1440x900)
GPU, then CPU. Memory should be ok, but it couldn't hurt to get more (It's real cheap nowadays). Monitor is irrelevant.

At it's current state, I don't think your PC will run PS2. If it does, it will pushing it.
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Old 2012-06-11, 11:24 AM   [Ignore Me] #11
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Originally Posted by NivexQ View Post
GPU, then CPU. Memory should be ok, but it couldn't hurt to get more (It's real cheap nowadays). Monitor is irrelevant.

At it's current state, I don't think your PC will run PS2. If it does, it will pushing it.
Edit: Screw it im moving this to a different thread...
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Old 2012-06-11, 01:02 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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Going with the five year base mark they talked about I'm assuming a high end rig from back in 2006. That would be a 8800 GTX along with a C2D.

Your CPU should easily meet the requirements of running the game, though the GPU is a bit weak. Probably going to be playable on at least lower settings with the resolution around 1280x1024 or 1280x720. What resolution do you run tribes?

As for upgrading low profile really is a pain to get a good video card. Probably best off upgrading to a new computer when PS2 finally comes out in my opinion.

Thank you for your assistance. I'll definitely be purchasing a new computer once the game officially releases. I play Tribes in 1360/768 on Medium.
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Old 2012-06-11, 04:53 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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Here's a ~$300-350 build by Logan from teksyndicate, modified by a guy on the buildapc subreddit. I only want a budget PC for playing PS2, and not much else, which is why I found this build interesting. All in all, I'm looking for the absolute minimum you could go, while still playing PS2 relatively well.

I'm still doing my research to catch up on 10 years of advancements in PC's (last build was in 2003 for PS1), so I wanted some input from other PS players more knowledgeable on the subject regarding the quality of a budget rig like this. Chances are I'll lean more towards his $550 rig with the i3, unless PS2 really doesn't need a more expensive build.

Completely disregard my post if this build is laughable in the face of PS2! Without an official word on the minimum from soe, I'm quite clueless.

The video

The reddit post
http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/com...350_gaming_pc/

The modified build (see vid or article in reddit post for original $350 build)
CPU: Intel Celeron G540 2.5GHz Dual-Core
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6570 1GB
Motherboard: ECS H61H2-M2(1.0) Micro ATX LGA1155
Power Supply: Antec 380W ATX12V / EPS12V
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333

other stuff in the build, think an SSD would be better suited:
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer
Total Price: $308.08

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Old 2012-06-11, 05:16 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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6570 is a pretty low end card and I would never recommend that for anyone looking to game. If someone does they should be looking at the 7700 series or GTS 450/GTX 550 Ti minimum these days.
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Old 2012-06-11, 05:33 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Why would you add and SSD that, in appreciable size, costs %50 of the build?
I find it hilarious that $310 machine uses $90, ninety dollars, on a 1.5tb hard disk!

Hard disk speed is about the last thing you put in the upgrade priority if you're looking for game performance (obviously, if you're just screwing around on the internet or doing spreadsheets this is different). A Graphics card is #1, CPU and ram are next depending.

It's one thing to build a full-spec ~1k machine for PS2 right now, that'll play PS2 unless nothing current plays PS2.
Going bargain basement before we have experience with it is begging to have a crap experience. Not to mention if you need a PC for PS2 you're always going to get a better machine cheaper the closer to release you get.
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