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Want to Buy Vid card capable of running L4D (Prefer nVidia)

Aix

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You might get a better response if you list what resolution your buddy plans to game at, and what kind of setup he's currently running.

Technically, he could play the game with this:

- Pentium 4 3.0GHz
- 1 GB RAM
- 128 MB, Shader model 2.0, ATI 9600, NVIDIA 6600 or better.

Also, what kind of price range are you looking at?
 

chouchou

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haha sorry. tbh i don't really have that much info on his rig. i'll find out and post back
price range around 80-150.
1680 x 1050 is his reso - i think he'll be playing his game at that as well.
 

norfolk

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haha sorry. tbh i don't really have that much info on his rig. i'll find out and post back
price range around 80-150.
1680 x 1050 is his reso - i think he'll be playing his game at that as well.
Typically if you want to run game"s at very high resolution"s you should consider a lot of memory on the video card .No lower then a 512 mg,But a 1 gig would be perfect .
 

Aix

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Remember that L4D (and any other Source-based variant) relies heavily on the cpu. I'll bet that with a decently-clocked dual core and 8800gt/9800gt he would be happy. You'd have to ask these other fellows how their 9600GT's fared (or look-up benchmarks). Another thing to consider for your friend is that if he has a SLI-capable motherboard, 9600GT's have been shown to scale more than 200% at times when run in SLI (yes, double the framerate).
 

cegras

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I'm on 1440x900, and with 8xAA and 16AF, etc, etc, runs just fine. Obviously you'll have to turn some down for higher res, though.
 

rai_polo

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L4D is not really that demanding of a game. Remember it's based on the same engine as HL2. I play it at all max settings on a e6660 @3.6/ HD3870/ 4 GB ddr2 1066 in vista x64 vsync turned on and I'm solid at 60 frames. If I turned off vsync I imagine I'd be well above 60. Also I have mutli core rendering turned off. Honestly, you could probably play this game on a 3850 no problems.
 

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