From: The Big Nowhere
My current rig is a core 2 duo E8400 (3gig), Not overclocked, Gforce GTX 260, 4 gigs ram, Win 7 (64bit) Pro, 300 gig HDD, Asus mobo, cable, yadda yadda yadda.
I read here that this game supports multi core use. Is this true? How well? What about higher graphix cards and/or much more memory?
I ask because I am going to build a new system late February/early March. I rarely play shooters but will ocassionally load up Call of Duty and shoot some poor bastards till I feel better (beats kicking the Kat).
Anyway I was curious if I would see a performance increase jumping to a (much) higher system.
I have in mind this kind of settup...
I7 950 (socket 1366) (3.05 gig) overclocked to 3.6 or 3.8.
12 gigs of ram (3-4 gig sticks to stay in triple channel)
Geforce 470 or 480 (depends on cost at time, might get 2)
EVGA Motherboard or Asus, socket 1366.
Win 7 Pro (64 bit)
2 SSD Drives each 150 gig, one for Windows one for games.
1 HDD 800gig for storage of files such
I am also thinking about a new monitor but would take suggestions on that..
Anyway, back to the question. Does DW make good use of Quad Core Processors and will more than 4 gigs of ram help with very large Galaxys?
That system is very similar to mine (you are going for a better graphics card and I do not have SSDs). You will be pleased with DW performance with that system. I have no complaints with mine, able to play 1400 star system games with ease.
For comparison, I have:
I-7 Core 930 Bloomfield 2.93 Ghz
12 Gigs of RAM
GeForce GTS 250
Win 7 Home
Bigger monitor is always better, I'm thinking of upgrading to a 23" Wide screen myself.
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