How well will my computer run Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising and ARMA 2?

by on October 22, 2009

Q: Two games have just come out, Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising and ARMA 2. I want to play the games on high graphics with no lag but my system at the moment is an Nvidia GeForce 9300GE with 1GB memory. The processor is a quad core with 2GB of RAM and a Q6600 so how would it run both games?

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10 Responses to “How well will my computer run Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising and ARMA 2?”
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    As it stands you’re going to be lucky if the games are playable even the lowest settings. Lucky for you however, the only part that is holding you back is your video card.

    The video card you go with is going to be highly dependent on your budget. The video cards where you’re going to get the best bang for your buck right are are those with the following chipsets:

    Radeon 4650
    Radeon 4670
    Radeon 5850
    Radeon 5870

    Search newegg.com for any of those to see current prices and selection.

    To read more about these check out the following :

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ATI-Radeon-HD4650-HD4670,2444.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/graphics-cards,1.html
    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3650

     
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      hey thanks for the info but im not to keen on the radeon cards im thinking of a GTX 260 or possibly a 285 how would they run compared to the 2 games i have asked about?

       
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    I’m sure you’ll be happy with the results from those cards as well. But take the time to check out the links I’ve posted above. I’ve purchased nothing but GeForce cards since they started making the GeForce 2 nearly 10 years ago. I’m planning on buying a 5850 in the next week or two.

    As you’ll be able to see in any video card reviews you find on-line right now, ATI has nVidia beat at the moment when it comes to price to performance. Your dollar is going to go a lot further with the ATI cards. In the end, it’s your money, but check out some reivews and chards comparing the cards and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

     
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    yeah i herd the the ATI cards pack up somtimes? is that true?

     
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    Not sure what you mean by “pack up”

     
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    by pack up i mean fail somtimes and stuf up

     
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    No serious reliability problem with ati. All the cards put out by XFX (who sells both nvidia and ati based cards) come with a lifetime warranty that you can transfer to the person you eventually sell the card to. Just need to register the card within 30 days.

     
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      ok you have almost convinsed me to buy an ATI card and 2 last questions. #1 does it matter if i have all diffrent system type brands such as a intel quad core like basicly does it matter if im mixing diffrent brand name p components with each other and my final question what is the most diffrence between a GTX 260 and an ATI 4870?

       
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    The requirements for the ATI aren’t any different than the nvidia cards you mentioned. Please read the links I’ve posted above from toms hardware and anandtech so you can see how the cards compare.