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Beefed up System Requirements... Why?

#1ae1982Posted 8/23/2013 8:38:57 PM(edited)
Why are steam's system requirements for games so wrong?

Saints Row IV

Minimum:
OS: Windows Vista (x86 or x64)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 | AMD Athlon II x3
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 260 | AMD Radeon HD 5800 series
DirectX: Version 10
Hard Drive: 10 GB available space

Recommended:
OS: Windows 7 (x86 or x64)
Processor: Intel i3 2100T | AMD Phenom II x4 or higher
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 560 | AMD Radeon HD 6800 series or higher
DirectX: Version 11
Hard Drive: 10 GB available space

Mine...

Amd athlon II x4 620
4GB Ram
AMD HD 5770!

Now, To me, I should not even be able to run the game right? Wrong.... I'm Playing on Ultra settings, 1920x1080, No Slow downs, Game is running perfect.

So why on earth would they list the requirements higher than needed? Surely this will put people off buying the game... As they are ment to tell people if they can run the game... Not the complete opposite!

Makes no sense to me, Or am i missing something?
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#2Ep1taph303Posted 8/23/2013 8:35:13 PM
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#3Reaper_MinionPosted 8/23/2013 8:36:32 PM
They are approximate because there are no official system requirements.
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#4TimePharaohPosted 8/23/2013 8:55:40 PM
10fps=no slow down
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#5Lemur_HPosted 8/23/2013 9:06:20 PM(edited)
There's a difference between Recommended and Required.

Minimum: <- Required
OS: Windows Vista (x86 or x64)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 | AMD Athlon II x3
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 260 | AMD Radeon HD 5800 series
DirectX: Version 10
Hard Drive: 10 GB available space

Saints Row IV is only a console game. It's designed to run on lesser hardware just fine.

Most PC gamers ignore system requirements anyways. The only people that will get burned by it are the people buying games for their Pentium 4 Windows XP systems. This generation has gone on so long, you don't really need to worry about how well most games will run unless you're aiming for 120Hz or resolutions higher than 1080p.

Just stumbled onto a tactical shooter on the Steam store and noticed its requirements.

Have a little giggle:

Minimum:
OS: Windows XP
Processor: 3.2GHz Power PC Tri Core Xenon
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: 500 MHz ATI Xenos
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
#6Reaper_MinionPosted 8/23/2013 9:03:48 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
10fps=no slow down


He can easily average 30-40FPS on his rig, which is better than consoles considering his settings. The game is really not demanding at all.
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#7ae1982(Topic Creator)Posted 8/23/2013 9:14:07 PM
Reaper_Minion posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
10fps=no slow down


He can easily average 30-40FPS on his rig, which is better than consoles considering his settings. The game is really not demanding at all.


This... Just done a quick fraps and its sitting at 30-40 just fine. Just baffled me lol
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#8fallenswordsPosted 8/23/2013 9:15:42 PM
Lemur_H posted...


Just stumbled onto a tactical shooter on the Steam store and noticed its requirements.

Have a little giggle:

Minimum:
OS: Windows XP
Processor: 3.2GHz Power PC Tri Core Xenon
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: 500 MHz ATI Xenos
Hard Drive: 2 GB available space


lol what game is that?
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#9TimePharaohPosted 8/23/2013 9:17:01 PM(edited)
Reaper_Minion posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
10fps=no slow down


He can easily average 30-40FPS on his rig, which is better than consoles considering his settings. The game is really not demanding at all.


10fps=30-40fps

Anything lower than 60 is garbage.
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#10PanopictonguyPosted 8/23/2013 9:38:09 PM
TimePharaoh posted...
Reaper_Minion posted...
TimePharaoh posted...
10fps=no slow down


He can easily average 30-40FPS on his rig, which is better than consoles considering his settings. The game is really not demanding at all.


10fps=30-40fps

Anything lower than 60 is garbage.


But you can only comprehend 40, therefore your brain is garbage.
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