Can or how do you think my PC can handle DOOM 3?

Blazing Sword

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I have:

AMD Athlon 1.3 ghz processor
512 DDR RAM
GEFORCE 3

I know that they said a minimun 1.5 ghz processor, but since I'm so close to it anyway, I thought it might not make to big a difference. Or will it? What sacrifices to resolution and such may I have to make?

Will I get alot of good graphic features still? and doyou think it will look better than the XBOX version?


all help appreciated.
 

dark10x

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It will run decently, I suppose...but you will probably experience plenty of dips below 15 fps depending on what's going on.
 

Sirolf

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Yep..It's very close to the min. specs for the CPU and your GeForce3 is more powerful than the GeForce mx 440 so...:) Don't worry!

PS:take a good look at the benchmarks at HARDOCP and you will see your rig is still on course

EDIT:Like dark said,you should expect some frame drop here and here but it will still be a good experience!
 

Blazing Sword

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Sirolf said:
Yep..It's very close to the min. specs for the CPU and your GeForce3 is more powerful than the GeForce mx 440 so...:) Don't worry!

PS:take a good look at the benchmarks at HARDOCP and you will see your rig is still on course

EDIT:Like dark said,you should expect some frame drop here and here but it will still be a good experience!

Thanks. What resolution should I play at you think? if I keep it lower, will I be able to get better performane in sonething else?
 

Gattsu25

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You should be good with lower settings

In most cases, lower resolutions bring better framerates...though I have seen quite a few odd eggs (like Morrowind that ran like ass until I bumped the resolution up to 1280*1024)

640*480 is a good start...if you PC can handle that and you think you can stand a framerate dip below that then try 800*600
 

Bregor

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Blazing Sword said:
Thanks. What resolution should I play at you think? if I keep it lower, will I be able to get better performane in sonething else?
Why don't you go look at that thread / article about hardware configurations and what settings they can play Doom 3 at?