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#1 Feb 24 2011 at 9:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey I played this on lowest settings and was running 10 fps and i am really want to play this was in beta and great just hard with the lag tho heres my specs

Processor amd athlon (tm) x4 620 processor 2.60 GHZ

memory 6.00Gb (5. 75 GB usable)

system type 64-bit operating system

my vid card Nvidia Geforce 9100

thats them plz help :)




#2 Feb 25 2011 at 8:54 AM Rating: Good
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Your only problem is your video card. Get that upgraded and you should be able to rock the game on high settings.
#3 Feb 25 2011 at 4:19 PM Rating: Decent
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I have a similar question, though I don't want to start a new thread about it. First off, I have no idea about computer specs and all that jazz, so I am hoping I can relay to you where I stand on another game. I play WoW currently at default settings at 60 fps easy, except in cities, it drops to about 40 fps. Will that be good enough to say, run Rift on low-default settings? I am interested in picking the game up, and I've heard you don't need a super computer to enjoy it, but the computer I play on is 4 or so years old, and I am just unsure at the moment.
#4 Feb 27 2011 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
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CazzCazz, I agree with the advice KTurner gave; a new video card should fix the problem. I will elaborate on this now:

CPU aka Processor, Computer Processor, Computer Processing Unit
GPU aka Video Card, Graphics Card, Graphics Processing Unit

World of Warcraft was designed so the masses could play it and was designed a long time ago. With those two facts stated, they made WoW so that people with low end graphics cards could play it by making the game rely primarily on the CPU speed. The problem with this design is that someone who has a GTX 470 graphics card (fast) will get similar fps to someone with a much lower card (slow); in other words, the extra power of the video card is wasted. Yet another potential disadvantage of World of Warcraft is the fact that even though the game primarily uses the CPU, WoW takes very little advantage of new CPU technology because of the fact that the CPU manufactures decided the solution to increasing speed on a computer is increasing the number of cores the processor has. A core can be thought of as being similar to another CPU, so the more CPUs one has, the faster one can run programs that are designed to take advantage of multiple CPUs. World of Warcraft can not be divided up properly (threaded) to take advantage of the cores because of the way it was designed. A way to think of this is having a giant pile of dirt and 4 bulldozers. The dirt can be thought of as a video game and the bulldozers as the CPU's cores. In newer games the bulldozers are each told to move part of the dirt pile and all bulldoze the pile at the same time. In World of Warcraft only 1 bulldozer is fully used and the remaining ones do hardly anything. I could have a 1000 core processor that should greatly increase my FPS in WoW since it relies heavily on the CPU, but World of Warcraft would see minuscule improvement if the speed of each core was the same as a CPU with only 4 cores due Wow not being designed with multiple cores in mind.

I have not played RIFT yet, but I think it is safe to say that the game is less reliant on the CPU's speed than World of Warcraft and is reliant on the GPU because this is how new video games are usually created now. Also multi-threading (dividing the program up as in the bulldozer example above) is the norm now as opposed to not being the norm when WoW was created, so people with many cores do not have to worry about the CPU as much. If someone has a laptop, having the game be GPU bound has the potential to be unfortunate because his or her options are extremely limited for replacing the graphics card. If that person, however, has a desktop then that person should be able to get remarkable increases in FPS by upgrading your graphics card (how remarkable the increased FPS is will depend on how powerful the graphics card is).

Source: I graduated Summa *** Laude with a Bachelor of Science: Applied Computer Science and am currently enrolled in a Master of Science: Applied Computer Science program.

Edited, Feb 27th 2011 2:36pm by Lycadax|WH
#5 Feb 27 2011 at 1:15 PM Rating: Decent
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EpicUnderwear wrote:
I have a similar question, though I don't want to start a new thread about it. First off, I have no idea about computer specs and all that jazz, so I am hoping I can relay to you where I stand on another game. I play WoW currently at default settings at 60 fps easy, except in cities, it drops to about 40 fps. Will that be good enough to say, run Rift on low-default settings? I am interested in picking the game up, and I've heard you don't need a super computer to enjoy it, but the computer I play on is 4 or so years old, and I am just unsure at the moment.


Since you do not know your system specs, I believe your best option would be to go to http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/ It will retrieve your system specs and tell you if you can run it and how well you should be able to run it. I have used this website for a long time, and it has worked well for me.

Edited, Feb 27th 2011 2:17pm by Lycadax|WH
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