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otsa609 08-17-2012 06:33 PM

Will my graphics card run smoothly?
 
Hey I'm getting a new computer soon, and it comes equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce 7800. I was wondering if this graphics card works well with the game? And what settings should I have for it?

nynik 08-17-2012 06:37 PM

The system requirements listed for STO on the Download page say NVIDIA GeForce 7950. I think at best you may run it very choppy and laggy.

otsa609 08-17-2012 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by nynik (Post 5334421)
The system requirements listed for STO on the Download page say NVIDIA GeForce 7950. I think at best you may run it very choppy and laggy.

I have a regular hp computer with the stock graphics card. At least this should be an upgrade of some volume?

nynik 08-17-2012 07:02 PM

That of course depends on the HP's card, particularly if its an integrated card (basically just the motherboard chugging along).

otsa609 08-17-2012 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by nynik (Post 5334631)
That of course depends on the HP's card, particularly if its an integrated card (basically just the motherboard chugging along).

I will look into it. What about a Evga GeForce GT 430 1024 MB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/VGA Graphics Card? Im new to graphics cards, and im looking to get a cheap one, with good performance. Thanks for your help.

nynik 08-17-2012 07:23 PM

The 430 is a good cheap card, with direct x 11 - it should run STO okay. Before you go and buy anything it would be worth considering any additional power requirements as well as overall compatibility with the rest of your system. (Although swapping one nvidia for another usually works). For example, a lot of people don't consider if their card will actually fit inside their computer when seated in the motherboard.

But all this might be overcomplicating your purchase too. Its not a difficult area to gain some familiarity in. I gained most of my info on the topic by dismantling my computers and seeing what goes where and why ^^

nynik 08-17-2012 07:29 PM

But personally if I had to decide on a GT 430, I'd rather sacrifice the DX11 (not a lot of games use it right now) and opt for a gts 250 or something (maybe even a 9600 gt/ 9800 gt), for some more performance at a comparable price.

beezle23 08-17-2012 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by otsa609 (Post 5334371)
Hey I'm getting a new computer soon, and it comes equipped with a NVIDIA GeForce 7800. I was wondering if this graphics card works well with the game? And what settings should I have for it?

When you say "new," do you mean "new to you?" I ask because the 7800 is rather dated, and if this is a used computer, it might mean that it's AGP rather than PCIE, so your options for upgrading the graphics card might be nigh non-existant.

That being said, if the computer *is* PCIe you may want to also consider an ATI 6670, which will run STO reasonably well, while being cheapish.

tacofangs 08-17-2012 08:01 PM

The game *should* run on a 7800. You'll have to be on pretty low settings, but you should be able to play at least.

mikeward1701 08-17-2012 08:40 PM

Should run on low setting.

Lowest graphics machine I've tried running STO on was my parents' computer which has onboard GeForce 7100.

IIRC its on very-low to low settings. Only installed to do DOff system though, not regular gameplay. :)


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