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Well steam has an epic sunday sale on bad company 2 and im wondering if my computer can handle it and i need your help. Been out of the performance loop since the new G92 8800GT's came out.

e8500 daul core running at stock 3.13Ghz
8800GT G92 1gb
6gb of stock corsair xms2 ram


heres the heavy hitter. Native res. is 1920X1080 I dont know if thats too much for my good 'ol trusty 8800 to handle.


Thanks for any feedback.
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I've been running BC2 everything on low @ 1280x720 (1920x1080 screen)
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You *might* be able to pull 1080p resolution if you really skimp on the other settings ... no AA, low texture resolution ... certainly no HBAO ... low shadows, etc ...

You should also OC that proc as much as possible as BC2 is one of the more demanding games in terms of CPU power required on the market. A quad is definitely preferable, but if you run a dualie, you'll want it cranked up man
    
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You'll feel it being slugging mostly due to the Dual. That game eats up a Dual core. Gotta have it OCed.

At your res, force DX9 and run it low-mid settings. Cut out HBAO, AA and AF.
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probably going to have to run on all low settings like i did with my 8800.
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post #6 of 17
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Thanks for all the feedback! Forcing dx9 and running medium textures (low shadows and aa and af thought) its running without any lag on 1080p which is a great surprise (the 1gb video memory is probably a large help). Good enough to enjoy the game until i fund a new build.
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post #7 of 17
BFBC2 doesn't seem like it's very CPU intensive at all. Where are you all getting this? To me it seems more GPU intensive than anything else.

Nailuj, turn shadows off completely and you should be able to crank up your other settings.
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Originally Posted by BlackOmega View Post
BFBC2 doesn't seem like it's very CPU intensive at all. Where are you all getting this? To me it seems more GPU intensive than anything else.

Nailuj, turn shadows off completely and you should be able to crank up your other settings.
Maybe not if you have an OC'ed i7, but if you have a dual core at 3.6ghz you can drop below 60fps at lowest settings @ 1080p.

Last time I checked on high my CPU was around 95-99% and my GPU around 70-80% with VSync disabled (horrible input lag if enabled) and I was only getting 25-40fps (on high settings).
Edited by Lahey - 5/9/11 at 2:03am
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post #9 of 17
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medium textures and detail without AA or AF at 1080p im pulling between 40 and 50 (as high as 70 when nothings happening and as low as high 30s when ***** hits the fan)

BlackOmega, Removing shadows works wonders thanks!
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post #10 of 17
I ran it on high settings at 1280x1024 (no AA) at around 35 FPS. In Full HD... I guess you'll need to lower stuff down to Medium.

Ninja: Obviously on my old 8800GT 512MB.
   
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