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tappdarden Aug 30, 2013 @ 4:22pm
what is nvidia 400 or better
Sorry, i'm not up on my graphics cards. but i'm guessing an nvidia 320m is not the same or better than an nvidia 400? Last i kept up on these things the numbers didn't corraspone to how good a video card is.
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Broodyr Aug 30, 2013 @ 9:11pm 
The first number is the series, the following determine performance, relative to others in the same series. The 320M is a very weak GPU, so you may even have trouble running the game at lowest settings. I can't say for sure, as I don't know how graphically-intense the game will be in the future.
Shagohod Rv~ Aug 31, 2013 @ 1:58am 
xxxM chips are laptops chips, aren't they?

Everything doge said is pretty much truth. The 300 series is oretty old, considering a friend of mine runs a 700-ish. A 4xx series card is definitely better than a 320.
devil_kit Aug 31, 2013 @ 5:15am 
320M is a mobile (laptop) GPU chipset it is also the same GPU I have in my laptop. I can play the game on the lowest settings but I do suffer from some frame rate issues and crashing on larger ships since it takes a lot more GPU for the larger size ships.

When it comes to Nvidia based GFX cards, example 640 the first number usually denotes the 'Generation' of the graphics card, currently the 700 generation series are rolling out. the next number 4, denotes the performance of the graphics card the higher the better usually. Even some of the older 480 cards perform as well as a 660 series. Do note that Ti series don't apply in the comparison. Anything with an M after the number is the 'mobile' version used in smaller devices like laptops which are designed to save battery power is horribly neutered in performance compared to the desktop models of video cards.

If your looking to strictly play games it may be worth while to build a budget PC rig around a i5/7 and a 660 GeForce. If already have a desktop it may just be worthwhile to beef it up a bit with a new power supply, video card, and more RAM. But if your stuck with what you have then you can play this game but expect performance issues on the current alpha build. But if you have the means I do recomend a new laptop with a 660M or a desktop with a 660 in it.
tappdarden Aug 31, 2013 @ 7:45pm 
Thanks guys. I'm glad there is some sanity to the card numbers these days. I seem to remember in the past you couldn't just assume a bigger number means a faster/better chip. I'll probabbly wait till I can get a better rig.
kschang77 Sep 1, 2013 @ 1:06pm 
Technically you can't judge by those numbers, as sometimes they advance a generation by taking the same chip, upclock it by like 15%, and simply give it a new number. :-P Only for the cheap stuff though (but that's what we usually get any way).

I seem to be okay with this game on NVIDIA 445M Considering I only paid $500 for this a year ago, I got a bargain (Core i7, room for 16 GB of RAM and 2 HD's in a laptop)
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