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Old November 28, 2013, 11:57 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North East Alberta
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My System Specs

Default Min Vs Recommended in F1-2013

Thinking of getting and F1 game while they are on sale.
But I'm amazed by the difference between the minimum and recommended systems

Min: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
Recommended: Intel Core i7/AMD Bulldozer

I'm not worried about my video card (HD 7970) but what about an A10-5800 four core at 3.8 ghz
I think that is clearly better than Athlon X2 5400 but I'm not sure. It does not pack the processing punch of an i7 or AMD Bulldozer.

I think this means it will play the game - at more than the lowest standards and that the graphics card should help out in many ways but that the cpu may lag a bit in the physics processing part.

Curiously F1 2012 and 2013 have the same min and recommended CPU standards.
The 2011 version lowers the recommended to: Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II x4 but the minimum are the same.

I do have to remember I'm driving three screens in Eyefinity but 20" monitors on the side. I'm able to play Dirt3 and Shift2 at max resolution, those are my most recent racing games. I also could play the older Batman Arkham ones at max too.

I did enter my specs on Game Debates website and they gave my CPU a rating of 8 and the GPU 10 and RAM 10, and said it will play - and looks like it will play well.

I'm not sure which version to go for, $15 for older one or $30 for the latest one.

Any F1 players out there?

Fort Kent, Alberta

2012 - A10 Rig
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Old November 29, 2013, 12:53 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
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Originally Posted by fortkentdad View Post
I'm not sure which version to go for, $15 for older one or $30 for the latest one.

Any F1 players out there?
why not splurge and go for the latest....imo it's kind of hard to drive with a mouse and keyboard (which is what I have)....
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