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Planning on Buying rF2: Confirmed Dates + Help on what graphics to use?

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by Ron Squire, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Hello Everyone.

    as i am sure most of you know (or maybe all of you) that i am planning to get rF2 Fully (Lifetime) at the end of the year.

    Confirmed dates: Between September - December 2014.

    plus i need help on what is the best settings to use without lag of-course.

    I have tested out the latest demo and my PC has done fine with it, but i believe it is on the low settings so i need help max out the settings as much as possible without consequence.

    Here are my PC Specs:

    Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
    Sapphire Radeon HD5670 1GB GDDR5
    Powercool 800W PSU
    4GB of RAM
    AMD Athlon II X4 620 Processor (2.6GHz) (4-Core Processor)
    ASRock Motherboard (dont know what version)
    2 Hard Drives 1x1TB and 1x500GB
    2 LG Flatron L1710B Monitors
    Logitech DFGT USB

    Thanks if you can help me out

    Ron Squire
     
  2. Graphic card: buy Nvidia card, GTX660 or so I think its enough for full or high details.

    PSU: ok

    RAM: 4GB its enough, but with 8Gb u will play very fluid.

    CPU: I have Q9300, Is enough, but some loading screens and data processing will take a little time (nothing alarming).

    Dunno about motherboard.
     
  3. I had AMD Phenom x4 at 3.6Ghz with 4gb ram with a HDD, it was a nightmare, stuttering everywhere, mega freeze during race near the pitboxes.

    I got a SSD with increased ram memory ( 8gb ) it goes well but changing to Intel processors ( 4770K ) was a serious improvement.
     
  4. 5670 is something like 30% slower than 5770, which I consider minimum card to get enjoyable experience with rF2 newer tracks. On older tracks it might work ok, on newer tracks it will be pretty much minimum settings. With 5-year old hardware you can't expect much more.
     
  5. I would say buy old "high-end" stuff like I did. I have a i5-2500K, 8GB DDR3-1333Mhz Ram and 2*GTX285(40EUR each for used card) and can run on high details with always over 100fps and 26 cars visible.

    Even on one graphic card it runs smoothly on medium details.
     
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  6. Edit: later I will explain :)
     
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  7. i ahve a core i5 3350p, 8gb ddr3 1600mhz, a msi Nvidia GTX660 2gb o'c Twin Frozer. I have windows on a 128gb ssd and just rf2 on a 64gb ssd. I run all but shadows on full but I have to use vsync because I get screen tear. I would say the gtx660 would be a great car but can get the gtx 760 now for same price as i paid for my 660

    just realised ron I would get another 4gb of ram and a 64bit version of windows if dont already.

    If your in the uk ( I think your in wales) check out www.aria.co.uk or www.ebuyer.com I get all my stuff from these

    hope helps
     
  8. I was posting a wrong configuration ;) . This is\was my PC:
    Alimentatore PC Modulare LC-Pow er LC8750II V2.2 Prophecy2 750W
    Scheda Madre ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Socket 1155 DDR3 SATA3 USB3 ATX
    RAM DDR3 Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) 1600MHz PC3-12800 9-9-9-24 1.5V CL9
    CPU Intel Core i5-3470 3,2GHz Socket 1155 con GPU Ivy Bridge Boxed
    Masterizzatore Interno Samsung SH-224BB 24x DVD/CD SATA Nero Bulk
    Hard Disk Interno 3.5" Western Digital Caviar Black WD5003AZEX 500GB 7200RPM 64MB SATA3
    Case Midi Tow er Cooler Master K280 USB3 Nero ATX
    VGA XFX FX-785A-ZNFC Ati AMD Radeon HD 7850 Core 860MHz Memory GDDR5 4800MHz 1GB DVI HDMI MiniDP

    I just changed RAM and Windows (7). Before 2014 Sakhir race, I was testing a medium-low configuration with heavy rain and 25 cars. Now I'm racing with a medium-high configuration becouse there will be no rain untill staff news.