Diablo III with my GeForce 8400 GS Will this do or do I need to upgrade?
Hello all, and let me first start off by saying I am not very knowledgeable about video cards and what is top of the line or out of date. I haven't done much gaming in the past years, but Diablo 3 is coming out in 10 days and I am planning on getting it. On the site it recommends a NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better, and my computer is using a GeForce 8400 GS. So my question is, will this be enough to operate the game, or am I due for an upgrade? If I am due for an upgrade, what would you suggest? Thank you!
Hello all, and let me first start off by saying I am not very knowledgeable about video cards and what is top of the line or out of date. I haven't done much gaming in the past years, but Diablo 3 is coming out in 10 days and I am planning on getting it. On the site it recommends a NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better, and my computer is using a GeForce 8400 GS. So my question is, will this be enough to operate the game, or am I due for an upgrade? If I am due for an upgrade, what would you suggest? Thank you!

#1
Posted 05/04/2012 09:11 PM   
Hi there, and welcome to the forums! /w00twave.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':w00twave:' />

Your graphics card would barely meet the minimum specs they have posted now, So that would most likely leave you playing at some really low settings with possibly some low performance.

I would recommend an upgrade to your graphics card, but it would be entirely dependent on the wattage of the power supply currently in your computer, On the side of the power supply it should say what the wattage output is for your power supply.

Or if this was a prebuilt Dell/HP type machine, the make/model will allow me to find it online.

As for Graphics card recommendations, depending on your budget I would stick with something in the 500 series, 550/560/570, any "flavor" base model or "Ti" version would bring you up to speed hardware wise.
Hi there, and welcome to the forums! /w00twave.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':w00twave:' />



Your graphics card would barely meet the minimum specs they have posted now, So that would most likely leave you playing at some really low settings with possibly some low performance.



I would recommend an upgrade to your graphics card, but it would be entirely dependent on the wattage of the power supply currently in your computer, On the side of the power supply it should say what the wattage output is for your power supply.



Or if this was a prebuilt Dell/HP type machine, the make/model will allow me to find it online.



As for Graphics card recommendations, depending on your budget I would stick with something in the 500 series, 550/560/570, any "flavor" base model or "Ti" version would bring you up to speed hardware wise.

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Posted 05/04/2012 09:46 PM   
My spare PC (a 8 year old pc used for internet surfing) has a 8400 and it plays (alright....) at the lowest settings
My spare PC (a 8 year old pc used for internet surfing) has a 8400 and it plays (alright....) at the lowest settings

Motherboard: Asus Z87-Plus
CPU: Intel 4670K (Stock) Hyper 212 EVO
GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ w/ BP (355.82)
RAM: 16GB Kingston HyperX FURY 1866Mhz
PSU: Corsair RM650 PSU
SSD: 60GB SSD Kingston SSDNowV300 5.05FW (OS)
HDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda (Games)
Case: NZXT H440 White
Monitor 1 HP 2311x
Monitor 2 HP w2207

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Posted 05/23/2012 02:37 PM   
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