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Confused. How to know when my video card meets minimum requirements.

#1CammyApplePosted 8/2/2013 3:13:31 PM
This is the area that has me confused nearly every time I ask if my machine can run something. I simply don't understand where my card (and really any card) sits within the grouping of cards.

For example Fall Out NV requires: NVIDIA GeForce 6 series, ATI 1300XT series
My card is : ATI Radeon HD 4200

So is the 1300XT vastly better than mine? Slightly better? And so on.

Is there a list that I missed that will show where mine falls in relation to others?
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#2TheFeshPincePosted 8/2/2013 3:15:27 PM
Turn everything down to low settings and you should be ok.
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#3CammyApple(Topic Creator)Posted 8/2/2013 3:16:39 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
Turn everything down to low settings and you should be ok.


While I was curious about FONV it wasn't meant to be the focus. I was hoping for a way to check without having to ask each time.
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#4ZachnornPosted 8/2/2013 3:18:19 PM
This is pretty good for comparing your video card against others in terms of performance:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html
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#5Dragonspawn1319Posted 8/2/2013 3:21:22 PM
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

I usually use the scores in those charts for a quick reference, but the tom's hardware link is just as good.
#6CammyApple(Topic Creator)Posted 8/2/2013 3:22:58 PM
Zachnorn posted...
This is pretty good for comparing your video card against others in terms of performance:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html


So mine is one "level" lower than the required.

Had I been able to think of "Hierarchy" (and spell it) this probably could have been avoided.
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#7CammyApple(Topic Creator)Posted 8/2/2013 3:26:34 PM
Dragonspawn1319 posted...
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/

I usually use the scores in those charts for a quick reference, but the tom's hardware link is just as good.


I can't even find the 1300XT on there. Is there a way to view all pages as one?
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#8Knight2520Posted 8/2/2013 3:27:54 PM(edited)
From: CammyApple | #007
I can't even find the 1300XT on there.


That's not surprising, since the 1300XT is ancient at this point. It's tricky to find even 3xxx series cards.
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#9CammyApple(Topic Creator)Posted 8/2/2013 3:28:34 PM
Knight2520 posted...
From: CammyApple | #007
I can't even find the 1300XT on there.


That's not surprising, since the 1300XT is ancient at this point. It's tricky to find even 3xxx series cards.


But it's still "better" than mine correct?
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#10Knight2520Posted 8/2/2013 3:35:24 PM
From: Zachnorn | #004
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html


Judging by this, yes. Your 4200 is an integrated card, and those were really crappy back then.
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