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Before I buy can my PC run these games?

#1Darkstorm16Posted 7/22/2014 12:12:45 PM
My PC is an
AMD C-70 APU with Radeon HD Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 7290 Graphics
3.8 GB RAM

I was wondering if it could run
Starcraft II
Assassins Creed
Bioshock
Borderlands
Left 4 Dead 2
Diablo III
Batman
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#2ghstbstrPosted 7/22/2014 12:16:06 PM
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri
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#3Love_Me_SexyPosted 7/22/2014 12:20:05 PM
ghstbstr posted...
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri


That site is garbage. All it does is list the requirements, it does not go into depth on optimization.

It's the same as knowing your specs and reading the specs of the game.
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#4Haley Joel OsmentPosted 7/22/2014 12:21:12 PM(edited)
You should be able to run those on low-medium at ~30fps. There's videos of people running things like Dirt 2 on the same chip on Youtube and they look playable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adyTkfWjcIQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiLEX6BTEvw
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#5ghstbstrPosted 7/22/2014 12:21:38 PM
Love_Me_Sexy posted...
ghstbstr posted...
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

That site is garbage. All it does is list the requirements, it does not go into depth on optimization.
It's the same as knowing your specs and reading the specs of the game.

Unless you know of a better site, which I don't think exists then please post it.
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#6Darkstorm16(Topic Creator)Posted 7/22/2014 12:22:37 PM
It said I can't run the Stanley parable but it runs smooth o.o
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#7AsellusPosted 7/22/2014 12:28:06 PM(edited)
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7290.87791.0.html

The gaming numbers look pretty bad. Less than 10 fps in Skyrim at 1280 x 720 on low settings.

Might try like downloading the demo for Batman Arkham Asylum and see how that runs for you, if you're alright with that you're probably fine with anything on the list.
#8Darkstorm16(Topic Creator)Posted 7/22/2014 12:32:15 PM
I'm downloading Arkham city -_-;
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#9MarikhenPosted 7/26/2014 11:55:20 AM(edited)
ghstbstr posted...
Love_Me_Sexy posted...
ghstbstr posted...
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri

That site is garbage. All it does is list the requirements, it does not go into depth on optimization.
It's the same as knowing your specs and reading the specs of the game.

Unless you know of a better site, which I don't think exists then please post it.


Honestly, just because something is "the only game in town" it doesn't mean you should "play" it. Given that the CYRI site's data gathering tools don't even work properly all the time the site is only really good for determining what the manufacturer thinks minimum/recommended requirements are and not actually whether or not a game would be playable on your system. Edit: I should note that by not properly detecting hardware I'm referring to how it sometimes thinks that my HD6870 graphics card has 768MB RAM sometimes and 4GB at other times when, in fact, it's a standard 1GB model. AFAIK the site also doesn't take into account things which can affect performance ranging from hard drives and motherboards to audio chipsets and network adapters for online games, MMOs especially.

If you really want to know if your system can actually handle a given game then you should play it, have someone else play it on your machine, find a demo, or otherwise find some way of (legally) getting the executable and data files on the system you want to test in order to do so.

Frankly, it'd be nice if there were something better, but for all that gross testing based on benchmarking and only covering major hardware/software changes could be done faster a truly honest, and thorough, testing of whether or not a game is playable, and if so just how playable it is, on every combination of OS, driver, CPU, and GPU/card would take an asinine amount of time and work. I mean something like 900 million hours per game asinine, and that's with only 5 hours spent playing each game. :-/
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#10Sexy_L4DYPosted 7/26/2014 11:29:06 AM
Love_Me_Sexy posted...
ghstbstr posted...
http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri


That site is garbage. All it does is list the requirements, it does not go into depth on optimization.

It's the same as knowing your specs and reading the specs of the game.


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