I would love to buy NS2 now

CobraCommanderCobraCommander Join Date: 2012-07-30 Member: 154472Members
edited July 2012 in New Player Forum
<div class="IPBDescription">Can my PC play NS2?</div>Hey everyone. I'm new to NS2, though I used to play NS years ago.

I've made my decision to support NS2 and as I was on my way to buy this game, I read on an RPS article you need a strong PC to enjoy this game. A really strong PC ;_;. I hope I can share my PC specs with you guys to help me determine if my PC will be able to run this game valiantly.

<b>PC Specs:</b>
- AMD Phenomâ„¢ II X2 560 Black Edition
- GeForce® GTX 460 Sonic (1024MB GDDR5)
- Asus M4A88T-M AMD 880G AM3 Motherboard
- Corsair Dominator 4GB Kit (2 x 2GB) 1600MHz DDR3

Let me know if I missed anything.

Thanks for your help and advise everyone. I can't wait to get in soon whether it is now or later.


  • PersianImm0rtalPersianImm0rtal Join Date: 2010-12-02 Member: 75414Members, Constellation, NS2 Map Tester
    With those specs you should be able to run the game just fine. My computer is older than yours, and weaker, and I am able to play with very good framerates.
  • deathmongerdeathmonger Join Date: 2012-07-06 Member: 153953Members
    I just did a solid log with FRAPS and came up with this:

    2012-07-30 21:07:14 - ns2
    Frames: 151644 - Time: 2593673ms - Avg: 58.467 - Min: 0 - Max: 102

    That was done with the following:

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Intel Core i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz
    EVGA GeForce GTX 570
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
    Intel 330 Series Maple Crest 120GB SATA III SSD
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
    CORSAIR H100

    I had a 1090T with a GTX 470 and the average FPS were around 33. This is with graphics on the worst settings for both computers...everything disabled.
  • mf-mf- Join Date: 2008-06-17 Member: 64463Members
    This game is pretty much purely based on how strong your CPU is...

    i7 3770k overclocked to 4.2ghz and I'm about 50-70fps. I previously had an i7 950 at stock and i was 30-40 fps
  • CobraCommanderCobraCommander Join Date: 2012-07-30 Member: 154472Members
    edited July 2012
    Thanks guys. I unlocked all 4 cores on my 2 core CPU. Would that make any difference with the FPS? Also, I'm not not sure what exactly overclocking means but I have heard of the word and I'll look into it.

    I really appreciate the advice! I'm still very anxious to get this game though I might wait a little bit because I've been lurking the forum and I see lots of mixed thoughts about the game and its performance so far. A small demo to make sure my PC can play it would solve this speed bump fast though.
  • BlitzThoseBlitzThose Aberdeen, Scotland Join Date: 2010-04-11 Member: 71342Members, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Shadow
    <!--quoteo(post=1955287:date=Jul 31 2012, 08:26 AM:name=CobraCommander)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (CobraCommander @ Jul 31 2012, 08:26 AM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=1955287"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Thanks guys. I unlocked all 4 cores on my 2 core CPU. Would that make any difference with the FPS?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    not really ns2 does not have much in the way of multi threading implemented yet.
  • ObraxisObraxis Subnautica Animator & Generalist, NS2 Person Join Date: 2004-07-24 Member: 30071Super Administrators, Forum Admins, NS1 Playtester, Forum Moderators, NS2 Developer, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Silver, WC 2013 - Supporter, Subnautica Developer, Pistachionauts
    Your PC should be able to run NS2 ok right now, with probably much better framerates once we're at 1.0 :-)
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