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New PC Gamer - Info Please

Discussion in 'F1 2012 - The Game' started by BankaiBullett, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Hi, I'm new to PC gaming and I have completely no idea about PC specifacations for games. So i was wandering if anybody could help me out with this.

    My specs are:

    HP G62 Notebook PC

    AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual Core CPU @ 2200 MHZ
    4GB Ram
    AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD4250
    Realtek HD Audio/ATI HD Audio Device

    If F1 2012 will run what would be the best setup for it? I will be connecting my laptop to the TV sometimes as well as playing on the laptop screen and will be using a PC compatible 360 controller.


    EDIT: Sorry forgot to put my OS, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
     
  2. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    Just off the top of head head, it doesn't look that promising to me. Having said that I have not really kept myself up to speed on laptop CPU and Graphics card specs, especially when comparing them to desktop systems.

    One critical thing is your operating system, what are you using?

    *** There is no support for Windows XP in F1 2012 ***

    I would assume that your graphics card is OK, but I know nothing about your CPU

    I would have to google your system to say any more than that at the moment. :)

    Here is the Codemasters Minimum specs for the game :-

    Minimum Specifications
    Windows Vista or Windows 7
    Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
    2 GB RAM
    DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    15 GB Hard Drive Space
    Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
    Graphics Card: AMD HD2600 or NVIDIA Geforce 8600

    Recommended Specifications
    Windows Vista or Windows 7 64 bit
    AMD Bulldozer or Intel Core i7
    4GB RAM
    DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    15 GB Hard Drive Space
    Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
    Graphics Card: AMD HD6000 Series or Nvidia GTX500 Series

    Supported Graphics Cards
    AMD Radeon HD2600 or higher, HD3650 or higher, HD4550 or higher, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series.

    nVidia GeForce 8600 or higher, 9500 or higher, GTX220 or higher, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series."

    Cheers
    Graham
     
  3. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    Nothing definitive here, but just going on this benchmark score

    The minimum specification CPU AMD x2 5400+ = 3232 marks

    The P340 = 3100 marks

    On this benchmark

    x2 5400+ = 224
    P340 = 176

    So the initial guess is that they are very similar in performance, so you might just squeeze in on the minimum spec. But you are probably pushing the boundaries.

    So the Windows XP question is pretty important :)

    EDIT: Trying everywhere eh? I am searching ....... and I find you at Codemasters asking the same question. They are the official forum for this game, so you might have luck there.
     
  4. In the past, I checked F1 2012 on intel HD2000. The result was impossible to play this game. Since 4250's performance is much lower than HD2000's, I think you can't play this game with decent performance.
     
  5. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    I think kenken is correct. You are probably already pushing it with the CPU, but it looks like your video card doesn't make the minimum spec.

    Look in this list and compare your card (which is listed), to the minimum spec cards listed above. You card falls short and appear to be below spec.

    Low to medium video card benchmarks
     
  6. Thanks for the technical know how :) So would i be better of getting F1 2011 if i want an F1 game then?
     
  7. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    Sorry, but you are really in the same boat with F1 2011. These games use essentially the same game engine (EGO), tweaked every year. F1 2010 (EGO 1.5), F1 2011 (EGO2.0), F1 2012 (EGO 2.0)

    The CPU requirement is the same as F1 2012

    Video Card requirement, slightly lower spec than F1 2012, but not much.

    Look at that same list in my last post of low to medium graphics cards.

    The minimum is a GeForce 7800 or Radeon X1800, in that above list the scores are:-

    Geforce 7800 = 174

    X1800 = 144

    Your AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD4250 = 102

    I just don't think it meets the minimum spec requirements. This is NOT saying that you cannot run the game, I just don't think you will get enough performance to enjoy the game. Also if you do run it on a machine lower than min spec. you will not get any support or help from Codemasters should you need it.

    F1 2011
    Minimum System Requirements
    Operating System: Windows XP/Vista/7
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
    Memory: 2GB Ram
    Graphics Card: GeForce 7800/Radeon X1800 or higher
    DirectX Compatible Soundcard or onboard audio
    Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
    Hard Drive Space: 12.5 GB Hard Drive Space

    Just for completeness, here is F1 2010's min spec :-

    Formula 1 2010 Minimum Requirements
    Windows XP/Vista/7
    DirectX 9.0c
    Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4GHz or Athlon X2
    1GB RAM (2GB for Vista)
    Graphics Card: GeForce 7800 / Radeon X1800 or above
    DirectX Compatible Sound Card or motherboard audio
    Dual Layer Compatible DVD-ROM Drive
    12.5 GB Hard Drive Space

    Even on F1 2010 the CPU just makes it, but the graphics car requirements are the same as F1 2011. Same game engine ..... :)

    Don't take my word as gospel though, do some checking yourself and get someone else's opinion. I'd never heard of your system until yesterday. :D