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AlJabberwock wrote: »
I agree with lordmaximus and Iscaran
I use a 1gb card (285gtx) on NTW at 1920x1200, and I would probably not go any lower than that. Although I use a modded unit multiplyer and easily have 10k troops or more on screen in most battles, I would assume you will want at least that capability given what we have heard about the scalability of S2. Nota Bene: here follows the requisite statement that we don't really know what the exact spcifications are for S2, only what has been leaked or generally implied by hints from the developer: If you can play NTW, you can play Shogun2, but it scales up, but it is more optimized (whatever all that means). MMurray likes to use the rule of thumb that each subsequent game requires a slightly greater video card to play at max or alternatively, if you played NTW at Ultra, you can play S2 at High, and whatever comes after that at Medium, and so forth. Not absolutely certain if that can be applied here, but it IS a nice rule of thumb!
Er, is your ram READING as 1600, or did you overclock it to get that reading with that cpu? If this is not a system currently in your hands, you should be aware that what the listed capabilities of the ram are may not be what the board will actually volt or time for in default settings. That is an AM3 socket CPU and we have just been around the bend talking about what the offical supported AMD lmits are for that socket (1333). It is not a reason for panic, but there is a minor benchmark hit in performance for the lower data rate, and I have written elsewhere that in practical gaming application I haven't been able to notice any difference in performance between these two speeds. I just didn't want to not mention it so you freak out! Best bet is the mobo (motherboard) will read 1333 as default, although Asus has a reputation for often pushing the limits of what the CPU mfger will allow (I have a few of their boards ). Also while we're talking about ram, be aware that if you don't have a 64 bit OS, you will be limiting your actual available ram to 3.something gigs, and with the four rigs we run for actual heavy gaming with Vista, we don't run with less than 6 gigs on XMS (high performance) profiles unless we are testing.