Playing the Alpha with a reasonable FPS

SuperflySuperfly Join Date: 2002-11-01 Member: 3485Members, Constellation
<div class="IPBDescription">For those who have newer hardware...</div>Just wondering who is able to play the Alpha at a high resolution with a decent frame rate. What are your specs?

Yes, I know that this is an alpha but I would like to upgrade and make it playable (which it is not currently for me) so I would love to hear from those who have been able to play reasonably.

Also, anyone know the specs of the systems the devs are using?


  • Pr0nPr0n Join Date: 2003-02-15 Member: 13592Members
    edited July 2010
    I've got:

    i7 920 quad core @ stock 2.66 ghz
    6 gigs ddr3 1300 stock
    ati radeon HD 4870 1 gig ddr5
    +######, very slow hard drive
    Windows Vista 64

    At 1600x1200 resolution I get a solid 30 fps.
  • Random^Random^ Join Date: 2010-07-16 Member: 72452Members
    edited July 2010
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    Theres some peoples specs and average fps.

    Mine being

    CPU: I7 920 @ 3.80ghz
    RAM: 6GB DDR3
    Graphics Card: Nvidia 275
    OS: 7 64bit

    Average Framerate: 40-45 average, goes to 35 or 50 - 60 depending where I am
    Minimum: 20
    Maximum: 70 - 80

    Running at 1680 x 1050 on High
  • JerkstoreJerkstore Join Date: 2009-06-20 Member: 67880Members
    CPU is the best upgrade as long as your video card is decent. I tried lowering my overclock back to stock settings (2.8GHz) and it ran like crap. Put it back up to 4GHz and it was smooth as butter.

    Get the fastest clock speeds and high bandwidth hardware; multiple gpus or cpu cores are not well supported yet. But of course, it's alpha, so you would be kind of silly to upgrade just to play an unoptimized alpha build.
  • AvalonAvalon Join Date: 2007-03-04 Member: 60224Members
    Running a Core 2 E8400 @4Ghz with 4GB RAM and a Radeon 4850 on Windows 7 64bit Ultimate with a WD 1TB Black Edition drive. With a couple people in a server, I get an average of 30-40fps, with many dips depending on what's going on. Heavy action will drop it to 15-20fps. With more people, it's even lower.
  • ReKReK Join Date: 2004-08-30 Member: 31058Members, Constellation, Reinforced - Shadow, WC 2013 - Silver
    edited July 2010
    Core i7 920
    6 GB RAM
    Solid State
    Radeon 5770 1 GB
    Win 7 64

    Get a little under 30 on average.
  • Dickbeard the PirateDickbeard the Pirate Join Date: 2010-07-27 Member: 73082Awaiting Authorization
    q9400 cpu, not overclocked
    GTX260, mildly overclocked but not too much due to only using a stock fan cooler
    4gb of ram

    Gets perfect 40-60fps at 1280x1024 all settings high
  • ConfusedConfused Wait. What? Join Date: 2003-01-28 Member: 12904Members, Constellation, NS2 Playtester, Squad Five Blue, Subnautica Playtester
    I am running an
    AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz
    4 gigs of ram
    Geforce 9800GTX+
    Vista 64 (desperately needs a rebuild)

    it does not really like 1920x1080 very much at all
    at 1280 x720 i'm getting 10-20 fps.
    Assuming the settings are all at high, but who know:)

    There seem to be issues with sound caching thus the first time i play a sound on a load it drops to essentially zero while loading the sound off the drive.

    Should probably just give up the extra space and raid 0 it
  • viggevigge Join Date: 2004-08-30 Member: 31042Members, Constellation
    edited July 2010
    core i7 920
    6gb ram
    2x gtx260 black edition
    intel ssd
    latest nvidia beta drivers

    avg. 100fps, with one gtx260 its avg. 70fps, goes down when lots of stuff happens
  • WhiteZeroWhiteZero That Guy Join Date: 2004-06-24 Member: 29511Members, Constellation
    edited July 2010
    Intel E8400 @ 3.8GHz
    8GB RAM
    ATi Radeon 4870
    Windows 7 64bit

    Runs at an acceptable framerate.
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