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Dark Messiah Performance Test

Postby Angelspit » Sep 27 2006, 1:50

FiringSquad performed a very thorough <a href="http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/dark_messiah_high-end/">performance test with the Dark Messiah demo</a>, using the leading graphic cards on the market. The GeForce 7950 GX2 provided the best results, but at $500 it isn't an option many of us can afford. The Radeon X1950 XTX was a definite winner in the $400-$499 range, just like cheaper ATI cards outperformed their nVidia counterparts. But nVidia remains the best choice if you are going the multi-GPU way. The authors warn us that performance can change once the final game ships. However, if you were planning to buy a new rig to play Dark Messiah, you probably won't find better advices.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 27 2006, 1:55

I don't suppose they say how the GeForce 6600 GT handled it?
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Postby Angelspit » Sep 27 2006, 1:56

My poor, poor Radeon 9800 feels so outdated... :)
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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 27 2006, 1:58

Hey, as long as it can run it then it's ok, at least that's my philosophy.
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Postby Angelspit » Sep 27 2006, 2:01

I have a decent performance in the open beta, but things were a little more rough in the demo. But I don't really mind decreasing the quality settings as long as the game is fun.
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Postby asandir » Sep 27 2006, 5:07

well it looks ok for my ATI card .... thank the gods
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Re: Dark Messiah Performance Test

Postby arturchix » Sep 27 2006, 5:49

Angelspit wrote:I have a decent performance in the open beta, but things were a little more rough in the demo. But I don't really mind decreasing the quality settings as long as the game is fun.

Same here - the beta runs with no lag while the demo lags somewhat. I have Radeon X1600X card (256 MB) and it feels like a mid-end card for Dark Messiah (because of performance). Curious that I bought it as a high-end for Oblivion which was released 6 months ago.

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Postby Aspiriins » Sep 27 2006, 12:24

hahaa, poor arturchix ("kaa gan tev neiet") - right now you see, how fast the developers and gpu sellers are working
I got GeForce 6600 GT and I will not upgrade that...enought is enought! ok...if only MM10 will be released will higher requirments

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Postby LordErtz » Sep 27 2006, 13:38

Who can beat my Raedon 8500 LE? haha.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 27 2006, 13:49

LordErtz wrote:Who can beat my Raedon 8500 LE? haha.


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Postby LindaG » Sep 27 2006, 14:44

Well I, for one, cannot justify upgrading just to play the game, so I am guessing Heroes V will be the last game I'll be able to play for some years to come. Good thing I love Heroes 3 and 4, too. :P

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Postby Angelspit » Sep 27 2006, 15:49

That's why I love to play games that are two or three years old: you have a good looking game that you can play at very high settings without having to rely on high-end hardware.
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Postby HodgePodge » Sep 27 2006, 16:14

I have a GeForce 7600 GT … with a 3.0 GHz Pentium, 1.5 GB of RAM & 155 GB of Free Space on my Hard Drive. If this isn't good enough then UbiSoft can just "cram" it!
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Postby Xenofex.XVII » Sep 27 2006, 16:45

I will start thinking of upgradin my nVidia Geforce FX 5600XT only if Dark Messiah and Gothic 3 would be unplayable with lowest settings. I doesn't seem like I will be playing anything untill summer though.
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Postby [T]osHiro » Oct 3 2006, 13:14

HodgePodge wrote:I have a GeForce 7600 GT … with a 3.0 GHz Pentium, 1.5 GB of RAM & 155 GB of Free Space on my Hard Drive. If this isn't good enough then UbiSoft can just "cram" it!

Whoa, and that machine isn't good enough for Dark Messiah?? :disagree: :disagree:

I'll never get to play any games nowadays with my PC..
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