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Goku
2012-09-20, 04:53 PM
Wondering if your computer will run PS2? Well this thread is here to help you figure this out.

Current Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 or higher / AMD Phenom II X2 or higher
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 15 GB free
Video Memory: 256 MB RAM
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8600 series or higher / AMD or ATI 4850 series or higher
Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Current Recommended System
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher / AMD Phenom II X6 or higher
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 15 GB free
Video Memory: 1,024 MB RAM
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 500 series or higher / AMD HD 6870 or higher
Sound Card: DirectX compatible

Above is the current minimum and recommended system requirements. This is open to change bare in mind come launch. If you still are not sure feel free to ask in this thread.

Two core processors are not enjoyable playing this game currently. People can play the game, but its on the lower settings with low FPS. Don't have a expectation that despite having a more recent video card will save you from bad FPS. This game is highly CPU bound, so even having a GTX 680 on your old C2D won't help you at all. Even some C2Q and Phenom II X4s are having issues with this game.

In my opinion the best route to get the proper performance in this game is to get a cheap i5 quad core. Like the i5 2300 to i5 34X0 series. Anything above a 7770 or GTX 460 GPU with one of those CPUs will give you a great playing experience. RAM is cheap right now and the game can be a memory hog, so you may run into issues running 4GB. If you have a DDR3 mobo grab 8GB of ram for $30 and that should help relieve some potential issues.

SpaceViper
2012-09-27, 04:04 AM
8gb vengance ram
fx-4100 oc 4.5
MSI GTX 660ti PE


I get the push for the Intel processors, but lots of folks playing have AMD based MB. To get a descent MB and i5 processor I am looking at 350 bucks!!! I sure hope the piledriver's make up for it or I am gonna have to dump the cash on a new MB and processor.

So at this point with the above specs how should I fare? Im in beta playing on low settings right now at 1080 res and FPS gets in the 20's in BIG fights....(I am currently using a GTX 550ti and have the new GPU above in the mail)

Not sure how that stacks up and how much the CPU has an impact on game performance.....

Rbstr
2012-09-27, 09:12 AM
Well, if you're CPU limited you should be able to turn up the settings a good bit and still turn out the same frame rates.
Enabling GPU PhysX might help frame rates in that case too.

Your CPU is pretty much as good as AMD gets for gaming...It's probably at least as good as my first gen i5. With a GTX570 I've found framerates passable, with the occasional dip to 20, but mostly in the 30+ region on mostly high settings. I feel like GPU PhysX helped smooth things out...but I don't have anything but a feeling to back that up.
Don't hold out too much hope for Piledriver (partly because I don't think it's going in anything except APUs). It's the next iteration, Steamroller, that maybe fixes things: http://semiaccurate.com/2012/09/06/a-brief-look-at-amds-steamroller-core/

Of course, Haswell will be around by then. Still ahead by a feature size node and now on a new architecture.

Vancha
2012-09-27, 01:00 PM
Don't hold out too much hope for Piledriver (partly because I don't think it's going in anything except APUs). It's the next iteration, Steamroller, that maybe fixes things: http://semiaccurate.com/2012/09/06/a-brief-look-at-amds-steamroller-core/
N (http://www.techpowerup.com/166555/Production-of-AMD-quot-Piledriver-quot-FX-Processors-Begin-Q3-2012.html)-o (http://www.techpowerup.com/171151/AMD-quot-Vishera-quot-FX-Series-CPU-Specifications-Confirmed.html)-p (http://www.techpowerup.com/172376/AMD-Shows-Off-A10-5800K-and-FX-8350-Near-IDF.html)-e (http://www.techpowerup.com/172705/AMD-FX-quot-Vishera-quot-Processor-Pricing-Revealed.html).

Supposedly it's has 15% higher IPC over Bulldozer, plus higher clock speeds. It probably won't be a pleasant surprise, but it should be better than BD.

Rbstr
2012-09-27, 01:52 PM
Yeah it will be in the FX cpus, I was mixed up from the wording of a Trinity benchmark.

The case still stands though. 15% and some clockspeed isn't enough to really catch up, let alone be superior. The major architectural issues won't be sorted until Steamroller.

tektastic
2012-09-28, 06:27 AM
I currently been playing the beta and I notice that I get 15 FPS if its a huge battle of infantry infiltrating/a base and Tank ( I also get 60+ on open free of arms area) If theres any tweaks I can make please reply or do I really need to upgrade?

Specs:
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium
Processor: Intel Quad Core CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz 2.67GHz
Memory: B GB RAM
Hard Drive: 1 TB
Video Memory: 8GB Ram
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 550 Ti
Sound Card: Onboard

I heard they are still optimizing the game so there is still a chance maybe for this rig to work?.

Rbstr
2012-09-28, 09:22 AM
Like I was saying, I think turning on GPU PhysX will help in a CPU-bound scenario...which is what I think is going on with the Core 2 Quads and lower.

Of course, the 550Ti isn't particularly strong so maybe you end up bottlenecking at the GPU instead.

Fiddle with settings (especially resolution). If performance doesn't change much, it's a CPU thing. You can go from there.

Morsong
2012-09-29, 08:31 AM
How do you think these specs will run PS2?

3.3 ghz intel i5
8GB ram
Geforce 440 1gb

Flipped
2012-10-08, 04:14 PM
WinXP
2Gb Ddr2 RAM
Nvidia Gtx 275
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition

I'm obviously not expecting good perormance just wondered if it would run at all?

Goku
2012-10-08, 09:06 PM
How do you think these specs will run PS2?

3.3 ghz intel i5
8GB ram
Geforce 440 1gb

If that is a quad i5 you should be able to run medium settings IMO.

WinXP
2Gb Ddr2 RAM
Nvidia Gtx 275
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition

I'm obviously not expecting good perormance just wondered if it would run at all?

Not good at all IMO. CPU is going to be a massive bottleneck.

xdaniel
2012-10-09, 05:51 PM
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Processor: Intel i3 540
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Video Card: GTX 460 1GB

Will this run ok on 1600x900?

Tgump
2012-10-09, 06:16 PM
Just curious, I know my CPU will be a MASSIVE bottleneck. Currently my rig as it stands:

AMD Phenom II B25 2.7GHz (4th core unlocked from Athlon II X3 425)
HD 4850
1920x1080 native, although I typically game at 1600x900
8GB DDR3
Win7Ulti
500w PSU

I've just ordered a 7850 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405) that'll be arriving in the mail within a few days. Once my budget allows (likely around Black Friday/Christmas) I'm getting an i5 3570k (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504) along with a value mobo, as I don't plan to crossfire or use most of the features on higher-end boards.

Goku
2012-10-09, 06:54 PM
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Processor: Intel i3 540
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Video Card: GTX 460 1GB

Will this run ok on 1600x900?

Should run decently I would expect. May run into some CPU hick ups though due to having a two core CPU.

Just curious, I know my CPU will be a MASSIVE bottleneck. Currently my rig as it stands:

AMD Phenom II B25 2.7GHz (4th core unlocked from Athlon II X3 425)
HD 4850
1920x1080 native, although I typically game at 1600x900
8GB DDR3
Win7Ulti
500w PSU

I've just ordered a 7850 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161405) that'll be arriving in the mail within a few days. Once my budget allows (likely around Black Friday/Christmas) I'm getting an i5 3570k (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504) along with a value mobo, as I don't plan to crossfire or use most of the features on higher-end boards.

In game that CPU is going to cause a bottleneck. Supposedly they have increased performance, but I haven't tested by Phenom II rig recently. Last time I did it was rather unplayable even with a 7950 unless you like low settings and not so good FPS in big fights. Upgrading ASAP to that i5 will do wonders.

xdaniel
2012-10-09, 07:15 PM
Should run decently I would expect. May run into some CPU hick ups though due to having a two core CPU.

Thanks! Do you have an idea as to what settings I should play with to get optimal FPS at around ~30?

I'm assuming a mix of low and medium settings?

Only played GW2 on medium so not sure how this will play out.

Duke
2012-10-16, 12:09 PM
Has anyone brave enough tried the beta on an Asus Zenbook ux32vd?
Sports an nvidia geforce 620m card and an i5-3317U (1.8 GHz)

It's a work computer, and I'm just curious if it will even run on low settings.

Goku
2012-10-16, 12:58 PM
Thanks! Do you have an idea as to what settings I should play with to get optimal FPS at around ~30?

I'm assuming a mix of low and medium settings?

Only played GW2 on medium so not sure how this will play out.

Majority low, possibly some medium. Not totally sure TBH.

Has anyone brave enough tried the beta on an Asus Zenbook ux32vd?
Sports an nvidia geforce 620m card and an i5-3317U (1.8 GHz)

It's a work computer, and I'm just curious if it will even run on low settings.

There are keys available here (http://www.planetside-universe.com/keyexchange.php?pid=5), so give it a shot. I'm not expecting good results personally though.

Maniox
2012-10-20, 07:43 PM
Having problems with my CPU barely being set to use

Running a rig with:

Radeon 7950 3gb
FX-8150
16 gigs of ram

One of my 8 cores are being used at like 90%, but the rest of them sit idle and give me a 20-26% CPU usage, my GPU is never above 40-70% usage and the fact that only one of my 8 cores are being actually used frustrates me.

I usually have from 30 to 60 fps, 25-30 maybe in major battles being able to drop as low as 20 and 35-60 if i am in the air flying around.
Is it just bad optimizing at the moment? Having a game this heavily CPU based but so bad at utilizing it seems a bit odd, i should be able to run the game perfectly smooth if they managed to make more of my resources get put to use...

Runnig the game at the default high settings with GPU physics hooked on because of the heavy usage of a single core and low GPU usage.

RavenStrike
2012-10-25, 12:13 PM
Laptop!
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU T4500 2.30GHz
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon 4650
How will it work? Any tips?

brucethemoose
2012-10-25, 12:38 PM
Having problems with my CPU barely being set to use

Running a rig with:

Radeon 7950 3gb
FX-8150
16 gigs of ram

One of my 8 cores are being used at like 90%, but the rest of them sit idle and give me a 20-26% CPU usage, my GPU is never above 40-70% usage and the fact that only one of my 8 cores are being actually used frustrates me.

I usually have from 30 to 60 fps, 25-30 maybe in major battles being able to drop as low as 20 and 35-60 if i am in the air flying around.
Is it just bad optimizing at the moment? Having a game this heavily CPU based but so bad at utilizing it seems a bit odd, i should be able to run the game perfectly smooth if they managed to make more of my resources get put to use...

Runnig the game at the default high settings with GPU physics hooked on because of the heavy usage of a single core and low GPU usage.

I'm new here, but pretty sure the GPU physics hook is PsyX and works for Nvidia cards only. Try setting it off.

And ya, that's the most frustrating part of most games today. The FX 8150 has decent performance when optimized for the new x86 extensions and 8 cores, but horrendous single threaded (read: gaming) performance. 95% of
games are like this (BF3 being the notable exception), there's nothing we can do, and it's EXTREMELY difficult to fix on the developers side of things.

Overclock your FX as much as you can, and turn down terrain/particle effects... unless someone discovers some multithread INI tweaks, that's all you can do.

Laptop!
OS: Windows 7
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual-Core CPU T4500 2.30GHz
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Video Card: ATI Mobility Radeon 4650
How will it work? Any tips?

Will probably work on the lowest settings/low or maybe native resolution. It won't be pretty or smooth, but I've run Oblivion on far, far worse machines than that.

Monkoton
2012-11-10, 09:35 PM
Windows 7 Premium
Processor Intel Core i5 CPU
4.00 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics
Graphic Memory 1696MB

I am worried about the Intel Graphics part. Will it allow me to play?
Also I have been getting the malfunction error any help?

Goku
2012-11-11, 09:18 AM
Windows 7 Premium
Processor Intel Core i5 CPU
4.00 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics
Graphic Memory 1696MB

I am worried about the Intel Graphics part. Will it allow me to play?
Also I have been getting the malfunction error any help?

Which i5 CPU?

Ailos
2012-11-11, 05:45 PM
Windows 7 Premium
Processor Intel Core i5 CPU
4.00 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics
Graphic Memory 1696MB

I am worried about the Intel Graphics part. Will it allow me to play?
Also I have been getting the malfunction error any help?

Which i5 CPU?

Only Intel HD Graphics 4000 has enough power to get you to the login screen. In the current lineup, only the -3475S and -3570K sport that option (everything else is stuck with HD 2500) and neither of these is a laptop part. (Based on your description, it sounds like you've got the first-gen i5 - Clarkdale - who's graphics engine is only about a quarter as powerful as the HD 4000 implementation in today's Ivy Bridge chips.)

I'm afraid your laptop simply won't run this game.

Ahsak
2012-11-12, 10:07 AM
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: i5-2430M @ 2.40 GHz
Video Card: GT 540M
Video Memory: 2 GB
RAM: 6 GB

Thanks in advance!

Goku
2012-11-12, 10:58 AM
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: i5-2430M @ 2.40 GHz
Video Card: GT 540M
Video Memory: 2 GB
RAM: 6 GB

Thanks in advance!

Pretty sure I have seen people say its playable with similar laptops to that one. You will be able to find out soon enough at least.

TeamTesla
2012-11-16, 12:31 PM
Currently:
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Processor: AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core 2.20 GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 8500 GT
RAM: 3 GB

UPGRADES:
Operating System: Windows 7 64 BIT
Processor: No change.
Video Card: SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 or equivalent
RAM: 8 GB

I know that my current system is insanely outdated and I'm going to be upgrading very soon for PS2. My only concern is the processor, and if I have to upgrade the CPU that means I will more than likely have to upgrade my mobo (MCP61PM-HM (Nettle3) motherboard). This is going to be my first upgrade so if I'm missing anything which I more than likely am I will much appreciate any advice.

Rbstr
2012-11-16, 12:45 PM
You have 3gb of ram...in how many sticks? To get up to 8gb you're either going to need 4x2gb or 2x4gb and it's DDR2 which won't be cheap anymore.

I don't think you're looking at a particularly decent upgrade. If the CPU is an issue (and I'm guessing it's a fairly large one, It's ranked with old core2duos that we know struggle) in PS2 it's going to stay and issue in the upgrade.

"upgrading" into already-old parts just isn't something I ever recommend people to do. I'd tough it out until you could do something more comprehensive.

Goku
2012-11-16, 06:08 PM
My concern about that 6870 is whether or not your PSU can handle that. If its a OEM chances are it can't unless you already upgraded that at some point.

CPU upgrade wise. Looks like your board is AM2+, but I'm not sure if it will take a AM3 chip.

TeamTesla
2012-11-17, 06:05 AM
You have 3gb of ram...in how many sticks? To get up to 8gb you're either going to need 4x2gb or 2x4gb and it's DDR2 which won't be cheap anymore.

"upgrading" into already-old parts just isn't something I ever recommend people to do. I'd tough it out until you could do something more comprehensive.

If I do try to upgrade I will have to get 4x2gb. I might as well buy a new computer if I'm going to spend that much on 2x4gb alone. What kind of issues have they been having with the CPUs?

My concern about that 6870 is whether or not your PSU can handle that. If its a OEM chances are it can't unless you already upgraded that at some point.

CPU upgrade wise. Looks like your board is AM2+, but I'm not sure if it will take a AM3 chip.

I already know I'm going to have to buy a new PSU to accommodate everything. I'm trying to decide if I should even upgrade or just down right buy a new computer.

Maskills
2012-11-19, 09:01 PM
How do you think the A6-3520m will work on this game? It can easily be oc'd to 2.6 ghz per core and the gpu can also be overclocked. The gpu would then get around the performance of a desktop 6570 gpu. it also comes with 6 gigs of ram.

Rbstr
2012-11-19, 09:22 PM
The A6 CPU is pretty slow.
Maybe playable, in that it would load and you could attempt to play...but I wouldn't hold much hope for anything more than low resolution and low settings.

Goku
2012-11-19, 09:28 PM
How do you think the A6-3520m will work on this game? It can easily be oc'd to 2.6 ghz per core and the gpu can also be overclocked. The gpu would then get around the performance of a desktop 6570 gpu. it also comes with 6 gigs of ram.

It will run, just don't expect anything pretty...

Maskills
2012-11-19, 09:45 PM
It will run, just don't expect anything pretty...
Trust me when i say i wasnt. Im just hoping to run this at 1280x720 with a mixture of low and medium settings. You think that is doable? I mean this pc does run bf3 with a average fps of 30 on medium settings at 1280x720 so idk

Rbstr
2012-11-19, 11:04 PM
Lucky for you, the game is free so just try it and see it it works out.

Ailos
2012-11-22, 03:23 PM
How do you think the A6-3520m will work on this game? It can easily be oc'd to 2.6 ghz per core and the gpu can also be overclocked. The gpu would then get around the performance of a desktop 6570 gpu. it also comes with 6 gigs of ram.

The 'm' part of that APU's name is going to put a halt to your overclocking ambitions very quickly. However, it will run the game, and you'll be playable all the way up to medium-intensity fights. Don't expect to run into a 2-platoon firefight and survive though.

counterpoint
2012-11-23, 07:53 PM
i7 860 @ 2.8 GHz
8GB DDR3
GTS 240
1366x768 res.

Ailos
2012-11-23, 11:17 PM
i7 860 @ 2.8 GHz
8GB DDR3
GTS 240
1366x768 res.

You're fine. Medium-ish settings.

counterpoint
2012-11-24, 02:07 PM
Would the GPU be the limiting factor?

Thanks for your help.

Arfondol
2012-11-24, 08:09 PM
GTX 460 1GB
4GB ddr3
AMD Phenom x4 965 Black edition 3.4Ghz

what do you think? And another question, what should I upgrade first??

Ailos
2012-11-25, 12:16 AM
Would the GPU be the limiting factor?

Thanks for your help.
Yes, but you probably won't notice it at that resolution unless you get ambitious with the eye candy.

GTX 460 1GB
4GB ddr3
AMD Phenom x4 965 Black edition 3.4Ghz

what do you think? And another question, what should I upgrade first??
You should be fine but will probably be CPU bound. Cheapest and best upgrade for you: buy 4 more gigs of ram.

MrSmegz
2012-11-25, 01:37 AM
GTX 460 1GB
4GB ddr3
AMD Phenom x4 965 Black edition 3.4Ghz

what do you think? And another question, what should I upgrade first??


Depending on your motherboard, you can upgrade your CPU to a FX-4300/6300 then OC it. Probably would give you a pretty decent performance boost on the CPU side as well. That GTX 460 should be fine at 1080p on medium settings.

MrHefty
2012-11-25, 09:56 AM
Will my pc run PS2?

My setup:
-CPU: AMD Phenom(tm)II X6 1055T Processor 2.80 Ghz
-RAM: 7 GB RAM
-Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD6670

Vurse
2012-11-25, 10:25 AM
How will this new purchase fair?

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX
Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB DDR3-1600
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB

Hoping to get it ~120 fps on LOW graphics settings, higher settings would be nice, but I'm trying to be practical :)

Ailos
2012-11-26, 12:13 AM
How will this new purchase fair?

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX
Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB DDR3-1600
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB

Hoping to get it ~120 fps on LOW graphics settings, higher settings would be nice, but I'm trying to be practical :)

Depending on the resolution, you may pull that much at high settings.

InPabloWeTrust
2012-11-28, 03:45 PM
Hi just about to download the game, can my pc run it ok and what settings do you think?
Thanks

Processor: Intel I5 3570k 3.4ghz
RAM: 8gbCorsair Vengance 1600mhz
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
Graphics card:AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7870 2GB
Hard Drive: Seagate barracuda 1TB

Ailos
2012-11-29, 01:51 AM
Hi just about to download the game, can my pc run it ok and what settings do you think?
Thanks

Processor: Intel I5 3570k 3.4ghz
RAM: 8gbCorsair Vengance 1600mhz
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
Graphics card:AMD/ATI Radeon HD 7870 2GB
Hard Drive: Seagate barracuda 1TB

Will run just fine, medium to high settings.

Bokkaveli
2012-11-29, 04:39 PM
Just revamped my system and was wondering will this run PS2 on High settings:

CPU:AMD Athlon II X 4 620
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
RAM: 8 GB Kingston HyperX 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Rbstr
2012-11-29, 06:13 PM
Yeah, your graphical settings just aren't going to matter much, high or low. The graphics card is plenty.

However your CPU is in the range of the lowest core 2 quads and middle duos.
Those struggle...and I can't imagine you're looking at more than 15-25 fps in a fight.

Bokkaveli
2012-11-29, 07:18 PM
Yeah, your graphical settings just aren't going to matter much, high or low. The graphics card is plenty.

However your CPU is in the range of the lowest core 2 quads and middle duos.
Those struggle...and I can't imagine you're looking at more than 15-25 fps in a fight.

If I upgraded my CPU to a AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 Ghz would that help?

MrSmegz
2012-11-29, 10:34 PM
If I upgraded my CPU to a AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 Ghz would that help?

It would help, but depending on what motherboard you have, you can probably go to an FX-6100 with out a hardware swap.


If you need a new Motherboard you could go one of these routes.

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mo27) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mo27/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mo27/benchmarks/)

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox) ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97ler20) ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $194.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 23:29 EST-0500)


---OR---



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CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i33220) ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gab75md3h) ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $194.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Both would be significant upgrades for you.

Rbstr
2012-11-29, 11:49 PM
If I upgraded my CPU to a AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 Ghz would that help?

It would help in absolute terms..but you'd be upgrading to a few generations behind and I don't really like recommending that. If you feel you have to do something now I think I would do that over those $200 options.

I wouldn't do a new CPU/Mobo unless you've got about $300 to spend to get to an i5 or FX-8350.

Bokkaveli
2012-11-30, 05:57 AM
It would help in absolute terms..but you'd be upgrading to a few generations behind and I don't really like recommending that. If you feel you have to do something now I think I would do that over those $200 options.

I wouldn't do a new CPU/Mobo unless you've got about $300 to spend to get to an i5 or FX-8350.

I think thats the route I'm going to go because my current Mobo is a Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3003#) and I'm not sure if it supports a AMD FX CPU seeing that they are socket AM3. The box says it's AM3 ready, but I'm not 100% sure if it would support this AMD FX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962).

MrSmegz
2012-11-30, 09:12 AM
I think thats the route I'm going to go because my current Mobo is a Gigabyte MA790GP-UD4H (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3003#) and I'm not sure if it supports a AMD FX CPU seeing that they are socket AM3. The box says it's AM3 ready, but I'm not 100% sure if it would support this AMD FX (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962).


Phenom II X6 1100T
Looks like this is the Fastest you can go on that Motherboard.

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=3003


If you want to upgrade on that board this is probably your last sensible bet to get a CPU for it, at least new.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
They are no longer making Phenom II's and the supply of them will only last so long.

Ermandfa
2012-11-30, 01:16 PM
Building a new pc

i5-3570k(not overclocking right away)
8gb ram
660ti graphics card.
Playing in 1920x1080 60mhz

How well could this handle ps2? Not overclocked.

Rbstr
2012-11-30, 02:06 PM
As fine as anything, pretty much.

MrSmegz
2012-11-30, 11:32 PM
Building a new pc

i5-3570k(not overclocking right away)
8gb ram
660ti graphics card.
Playing in 1920x1080 60mhz

How well could this handle ps2? Not overclocked.

Can't really build a machine to play PS2 any better than something like this. Even a GTX660 or 7850 1GB would be fine for PS2 if you wanted to save some money. Build it in a mATX or ITX case to take it with you to play PlanetSide in more places!

Prevenger
2012-12-01, 03:00 PM
I've installed the game and played a bit, getting about 15-25 FPS, and unable to play well because of it. I'm running all medium with flora and particles to low, tried all low but saw no improvement. My FPS is bottlenecked at the GPU.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2540M CPU 2.6 GHz
OS: Windows 7
Memory: 8 GB Dual-Channel RAM
Hard Drive: 98 GB free
Video Memory: 2 GB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 555M

It's a laptop, by the way. Anyways, looking to see if I can hope to run the game with a higher framerate or not.

Ailos
2012-12-01, 08:47 PM
I've installed the game and played a bit, getting about 15-25 FPS, and unable to play well because of it. I'm running all medium with flora and particles to low, tried all low but saw no improvement. My FPS is bottlenecked at the GPU.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2540M CPU 2.6 GHz
OS: Windows 7
Memory: 8 GB Dual-Channel RAM
Hard Drive: 98 GB free
Video Memory: 2 GB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 555M

It's a laptop, by the way. Anyways, looking to see if I can hope to run the game with a higher framerate or not.

I'm afraid your GPU is actually at near bottom-end of the required line (it corresponds to roughly a 9800GT). However, the fact that of turning all the settings down gave you no improvement means it's not actually your GPU that's bottlenecking it (even though that's what it says). This being a laptop, I'd suspect one of two things: either you have heat issues that are causing the CPU to throttle (fairly easy for you to figure this out), or your wireless card isn't fast enough and significantly delays your packets (which in PS2 translate to lower framerates). I'd recommend cleaning any exhausts the laptop has, and trying the game with a wired connection.

If you want more help on the issue, make a new thread or send me a PM, this isn't the thread for this type of discussion.

Prevenger
2012-12-02, 09:36 AM
I'm afraid your GPU is actually at near bottom-end of the required line (it corresponds to roughly a 9800GT). However, the fact that of turning all the settings down gave you no improvement means it's not actually your GPU that's bottlenecking it (even though that's what it says). This being a laptop, I'd suspect one of two things: either you have heat issues that are causing the CPU to throttle (fairly easy for you to figure this out), or your wireless card isn't fast enough and significantly delays your packets (which in PS2 translate to lower framerates). I'd recommend cleaning any exhausts the laptop has, and trying the game with a wired connection.

If you want more help on the issue, make a new thread or send me a PM, this isn't the thread for this type of discussion.

Alright, I'll try that out - Thanks for the help.

Boootyman
2012-12-05, 10:45 AM
I built a budget gaming PC a few months ago:

Intel Pentium G850 2.9ghz
Asus Radeon HD 7750 Video Card
4GB ram
Windows 7

I can run BF3 on low-medium settings, so maybe I can run PS2 on low settings?

Rbstr
2012-12-05, 11:36 AM
The Game is Free, Try It.(tm)

Ailos
2012-12-05, 03:50 PM
I built a budget gaming PC a few months ago:

Intel Pentium G850 2.9ghz
Asus Radeon HD 7750 Video Card
4GB ram
Windows 7

I can run BF3 on low-medium settings, so maybe I can run PS2 on low settings?

Let us know how it works out actually, that's roughly the bottom end of where I would recommend building a 'gaming' PC.

Boootyman
2012-12-05, 06:59 PM
Let us know how it works out actually, that's roughly the bottom end of where I would recommend building a 'gaming' PC.

It was a budget build mind you, I started playing a few minutes ago.

Everything on low, 40-50 FPS which is just fine with me, looks like I didn't need any help.

FPS
2012-12-11, 11:43 AM
Anyone give me an opinion on my stats?

AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual core Processor 2.10 GHZ
Ram: 4GB
System: 64 Bit

It's not a gaming laptop mind you, but is there anything I can purchase to make it compatible? Thanks.

Ailos
2012-12-11, 12:16 PM
Anyone give me an opinion on my stats?

AMD Athlon(tm) II P320 Dual core Processor 2.10 GHZ
Ram: 4GB
System: 64 Bit

It's not a gaming laptop mind you, but is there anything I can purchase to make it compatible? Thanks.

Your ability to run the game includes your graphics, which probably aren't very potent given your CPU part number. Furthermore, given that this is an entry mobile CPU from 2010, the game is unlikely to be playable even if it starts. Unfortunately, this being a laptop, you can't really do much short of buying another laptop/PC.

Rbstr
2012-12-11, 01:06 PM
Yeah, you're doomed.

calxtus
2012-12-27, 12:54 AM
ignore this.

calxtus
2012-12-27, 07:25 AM
hi what fps can i expect at high/ultra settings at 1080p with an i7 2630qm, 8gb ram, gtx 485m? its a sager laptop. thx.

i found this on youtube showing the game pretty much with the same setup as mine just that he got i7 2720qm (but i guess its similar). n he said at max settings and it looks kinda smooth. i would've downloaded the game to try out instead of asking here but since I've to wait for a few more weeks to get bck to my place n I'm so excited bout this game so wanna ask first.

Planetside 2 Gameplay Epic Night Battle - YouTube

Goku
2012-12-31, 08:19 AM
Seeing as how the game is out people can download it for free and figure this out on their own I'm closing this. If people need help tweaking settings they can either make a new thread or Ailos' thread.