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cody0103
13-03-2009, 10:25 AM
I was wondering if Empire total war will run on this computer. Im thinking about getting this computer. Will it run on it on high or near high? (im a computer noob)

Computer

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4166260&CatId=3478

Empire total war Specs


http://news.portalit.net/fullnews_empire-total-war-system-requirements_1978.html

Blam
13-03-2009, 10:27 AM
It'll run it easy. Prob as highest settings too

Also-when you have this prob again:

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest

Blam

BTW Welcome to PF1:)

cody0103
13-03-2009, 10:30 AM
Hey thanks alot.

cody0103
13-03-2009, 10:31 AM
The only thing i noticed was. the game says a minimum of 2.6 Ghz but that computer has 2.5 whats that mean?

Blam
13-03-2009, 11:58 AM
You don't need to worry about, that as the 2.6ghz is for a single core only, but the PC you're buying has 4 cores,(quad core), and in simple terms its much faster than a 2.5ghz single core.

Especially if the game supports multiple cores.

And remember, the single most important part in a PC for gaming is the GFX card.

I also suggest you get the 4850 instead of the 9800GT. Better performance in most newer games

Blam

utopian201
13-03-2009, 01:43 PM
You don't need to worry about, that as the 2.6ghz is for a single core only, but the PC you're buying has 4 cores,(quad core), and in simple terms its much faster than a 2.5ghz single core.

Especially if the game supports multiple cores.

And remember, the single most important part in a PC for gaming is the GFX card.

I also suggest you get the 4850 instead of the 9800GT. Better performance in most newer games

Blam

I don't agree. Very few games support multiple cores. For single threaded programs, a 2.5GHz Quad core will be slower than a 2.6 Dual core.

More cores only helps when the application (eg encoding etc) is multithreaded, otherwise it counts for absolutely nothing.

Blam
13-03-2009, 02:17 PM
I don't agree. Very few games support multiple cores. For single threaded programs, a 2.5GHz Quad core will be slower than a 2.6 Dual core.

More cores only helps when the application (eg encoding etc) is multithreaded, otherwise it counts for absolutely nothing.

Yes-but games are slowly starting to support multiple cores.

And the specs was single core, not dual

I personally have a gaming rig with the E8400 as the centre, as most games currently are not multi-threaded.

But, games such as crysis and fallout 3 already support multi-threading, and soon all games will follow. Only a matter of time.

Blam

plod
13-03-2009, 02:49 PM
It'll run it easy. Prob as highest settings too

Also-when you have this prob again:

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest

Blam

BTW Welcome to PF1:)

Won't it be a little difficult to run that on a computer he/she doesn't have?

sammo450
13-03-2009, 03:26 PM
I think the idea is that they will buy the PC, then play the game. I could be wrong though.

Blam
13-03-2009, 05:22 PM
I think the idea is that they will buy the PC, then play the game. I could be wrong though.

Exactly. What are you on Plod?:p

plod
13-03-2009, 05:40 PM
Exactly. What are you on Plod?:p

Well today, nothing. Tonight, who knows.
OP wanted to know before he got the computer, no good when already has it then finds out he can't do what he wants. But I can appreciate why that site might be useful.

Blam
13-03-2009, 05:42 PM
Ah, ok

BTW by this:


Also-when you have this prob again:

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest

I kinda meant when he got his PC...:p