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News Operation Flashpoint 2 system requirements

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Aug 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Dreaming

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    Hmm, I wonder what the performance difference would be like dual-core to quad-core. Would this be something bit-tech would be interested in testing for us, perhaps in the review? :p

    I've got a dual core and see no reason to upgrade since nothing really slows down, but if needs must...
     
  3. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I really do hope this game is properly multi-threaded, I want a game that actually uses my Q9550.
     
  4. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    on the scale of things they arent THAT hefty.
     
  5. Star*Dagger

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    Dual core has been the minimum standard for gamers for a loooong time. It is not as if we do not have to run other apps at the same time, and frankly, running the bloatware app know as vista requires more computing power.
    Kudos to this software company for raising the bar.

    S*D
     
  6. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I think the first game to actually state a dual core CPU in the Min Specs on the box was John Woo's Stranglehold...

    Those specs promise one of two things: that game is gonna be awesome; look and run great... or it's badly coded and they need to disguise that by making the min specs so high.

    With Codemasters, it's rarely the latter... so that's good.
     
  7. oasked

    oasked Stuck in the Mud

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    GTA IV requires a tri-core or better, it runs terribly on dual-core systems.
     
  8. bahgger

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    On such a beefy system, one must sit back and wonder - can it run Crysis?
     
  9. karx11erx

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    Yeah, gimme something to throw at my new Core i7 CPU. :D
     
  10. Zeus-Nolan

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    me too
     
  11. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD More Biddy Bang Bang than Sean Paul

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    It will be intresting to compare this to Arma2, which needs a fairly hefty system too. 10K draw distance anyone?
     
  12. VaLkyR-Assassin

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    That game ran fine on my single core A64 3800+ :/ In fact a couple of other games which have stated they need dualcore have ran fine, one I can remember is the latest Prince of Persia. I got Assassins Creed to work with single core, but it wasn't smooth enough really - quite close though to being ok.
     
  13. AshT

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    It will be interesting to see how the core useage improves the game experience compared to other games.

    25% of Steam subscribers still use 1 cpu.
     
  14. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Yes I was quite appauled when I found out that I couldn't play Arma2 on my main gaming system (Core i7 @3.2GHZ / SLI GTX260-216 OC) with the draw distance maxed out. It was only when I payed attention to what the max draw dfistance was did I realise why it ran like a dog (oh and Vista X64 doesn't help here).
     
  15. Paradigm Shifter

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    Yes, I know that Stranglehold ran OK on a single core - I tried it out on a 3400+ socket 754 system with 2GB RAM and a 7900GTO... it did far better than I expected. :)

    Min specs are a joke at best nowadays anyway. They're rarely accurate.
     
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    Its probably for Win7 and DX11.....
    The game will be super sweet, and all that power is just to show it off properly.

    Thats a good min config, at least they're not catering for the GeForce 4MX's anymore as the lowest common denominator...
    The Nv 8600 has a pretty strong following on steam tho.....looking at the video card stats, there are a lot of people with mainstream to low-mainstream cards....
     
  17. Hustler

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    Once again, like the forgotten lonely child who no-one wants to pick for the team, no mention of Triple Core suitability..

    Triple Cores are never referred to in system spec requirements.......strange really, as a third core is generally only about 10% slower than a Quad but upto 30% faster than a Dual Core when it comes to games...obvioulsy dependant on which gfx engine is being used

    Im pretty sure my 720x3 BE @ 3.2Ghz will be just fine.....
     
  18. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Codemasters do well with Multi-threading Games - GRID used all four cores and ran like a dream!
     
  19. papalarge123

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    the only reason i can think offor not using tripple core in the specs, is because it is only AMD that produce them,
    as dual and quads span between both companies, it probably is best to put them down in the specs.

    another reason could be that it would make people think that they favour AMD.
     
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    does it use the same engine as ARMA 2?
     
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