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post #11 of 39
I'm surprised your integrated graphics won't run that...

Maybe Runescape has gotten better graphics since I last played. confused.gif

You do NOT need to spend anymore than $40 (You shouldn't need to spend anything at all in the first place). I would go with XanderDylan recommendations. Especially since I wouldn't run a 5770 on your PSU.
Edited by Flynny - 5/14/11 at 7:14pm
post #12 of 39
Your 6600 should be enough. Just get a cheap used 9*** series card. That will defiantly be enough.
post #13 of 39
Integrated graphics will no longer suffice for Runescape HD. The new UBER overhauled engine has AA support as well as dynamic shadows, etc. Still a non-intensive game, but Intel GMA graphics won't cut it for 1080p maxed (my GT210 stuttered at orgy maps like God Wars Dungeon or Pest Control at 1600x900 maxed). I'd say HD5670 or a GT450.
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I played it just fine on my spare system. It had a Nvidia 6600GT. (Mine Craft. I don't know about Runescape)

Also, when running in power save mode, my work laptop plays it just fine with the i5 IGP.

But, since you are shelling out some cash, buy something that could play other games. Future proof your purchase a bit.

I'm still running 5770's and they are fine. They work great for what I do.
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I always thought minecraft need more cpu power than gpu? obviously it wont need a very good gfx card, but it needs to calculate the thousands of blocks which you see on screen
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post #16 of 39
Runescape HD?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131349
This should work very well.

Also FYI to people thinking of the Runescape of yore: Your ignorance is showing.
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post #17 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by o Baby Zeus View Post
I always thought minecraft need more cpu power than gpu? obviously it wont need a very good gfx card, but it needs to calculate the thousands of blocks which you see on screen
^ This.

Minecraft is based on Java - which is notorious for being a single threaded inefficient engine (if you want to call it that). Sure, minecraft did add some openGL rendering stuff, but still, 95+% of it still is being handled only by the CPU.

Like I said, a semi modern CPU, paired with almost any GPU will be more than sufficient.
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post #18 of 39
in my experience both games are heavily dependent more on cpu/ram than the gpu.

always see cpu being used alot and java uses abit of ram these days.
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post #19 of 39
LOL Runescape and minecraft? forgat that, onboard graphics are MORE than enough, but if your serious, an 8400GS from Nvidia, or a 3870 from ATI =P or even a 4550
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Pentium4 531 overclocker View Post
LOL Runescape and minecraft? forgat that, onboard graphics are MORE than enough, but if your serious, an 8400GS from Nvidia, or a 3870 from ATI =P or even a 4550
Runescape is going to need a bit more power than a 3870 for max settings @ 1920X1080.
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