EnglishGermanFrenchRussianPolishItalianSpanish
Log inRegister
 
[X3] System requirements for X³ - is my PC good enough?
Post new topic This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
CBJ
EGOSOFT
EGOSOFT



Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Posts: 35539 on topic

Thank you for registering your game
PostPosted: Mon, 17. Oct 05, 11:47    Post subject: [X3] System requirements for X³ - is my PC good enough? Reply with quote Print

What are the system requirements for X³?

The following requirements were published in X-Universe News issue 18 in July 2005 and should match what is printed on the game packaging:

Minimum Requirements

Operating System: Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
CPU Type and speed: Pentium IV (or AMD equivalent) 1.7 GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Hard drive space: 2GB of disk space
Graphics card: 128MB 3D DirectX 9 compatible card (not onboard) with Pixel Shader 1.3 support
Optical media: DVD-ROM drive

Recommended Requirements

Operating System: Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP
CPU Type and speed: Pentium IV (or AMD equivalent) 2.4 GHz
Memory: 1GB RAM
Hard drive space: 2GB of disk space
Graphics card: 256MB 3D DirectX 9 compatible card (not onboard) with Pixel Shader 2.0 support
Optical media: DVD-ROM drive

Which graphics cards support pixel shader 1.3/2.0?

The following list shows the capabilities of the cards. It is not a list of cards specifically supported for X³. However, if your card is not on the list then there is a good chance that it won't be able to run X³. For example cards such as the GeForce4 MX series (commonly the MX440 and the MX4000) are definitely not capable of running the game.

Code:
Make     Model               DX    VS    PS
-------  ------------------  ---   ---   ---
ATI      Radeon 8500         8.1   1.1   1.4
         Radeon 9000(M)      8.1   1.1   1.4
         Radeon 9100(M)      8.1   1.1   1.4
         Radeon 92x0(M)      8.1   1.1   1.4
         Radeon 95x0         9.0   2.0   2.0
         Radeon 9600(M)      9.0   2.0   2.0
         Radeon 9700(M)      9.0   2.0   2.0
         Radeon 9800(M)      9.0   2.0   2.0
         Radeon X300(M)      9.0   2.0   2.0
         Radeon X550         9.0   2.0   2.0
         Radeon X600(M)      9.0   2.0   2.0
         Radeon X700(M)      9.0   2.0   2.0
         Radeon X8x0(M)      9.0   2.0   2.0
         Radeon X1xx0        9.0   3.0   3.0
         Radeon HD2x00(M)   10.0   4.0   4.0
         Radeon HD3xx0(M)   10.1   4.1   4.1
         Radeon HD4xx0(M)   10.1   4.1   4.1
         Radeon HD5xxv(M)   10.1   4.1   4.1
         Radeon HD51xx(M)   10.1   4.1   4.1
         Radeon HD54x0(M)   11.0   5.0   5.0
         Radeon HD55x0(M)   11.0   5.0   5.0
         Radeon HD56x0(M)   11.0   5.0   5.0
         Radeon HD57x0(M)   11.0   5.0   5.0
         Radeon HD58x0(M)   11.0   5.0   5.0
         Radeon HD59x0(M)   11.0   5.0   5.0
         Radeon HD6xx0(M)   11.0   5.0   5.0
         Radeon HD7xx0      11.0   5.0   5.0

nVidia   GeForce4 Ti4x00(M)  8.1   1.1   1.3   
         GeForceFX 5xx0(M)   9.0   2.0   2.0
         GeForce 6xx0(M)     9.0   3.0   3.0
         GeForce 7xx0(M)     9.0   3.0   3.0
         GeForce 8x00(M)    10.0   4.0   4.0
         GeForce 9x00(M)    10.0   4.0   4.0
         GeForce Gxx 1xx(M) 10.0   4.0   4.0
         GeForce 2xx        10.1   4.1   4.1
         GeForce G 2x0(M)   10.1   4.1   4.1
         GeForce GT 2x0(M)  10.0/1 4.0/1 4.0/1
         GeForce GTS 2x0    10.0   4.0   4.0
         GeForce GTS 2x0M   10.1   4.1   4.1
         GeForce GTX 2xx(M) 10.0   4.0   4.0
         GeForce 3xx(M)     10.1   4.1   4.1
         GeForce GT 3xx(M)  10.0/1 4.0/1 4.0/1
         GeForce GTS 3x0M   10.1   4.1   4.1
         GeForce GTx 4xx(M) 11.0   5.0   5.0
         GeForce GTx 5xx(M) 11.0   5.0   5.0

Matrox   Parhelia            8.1   1.1   1.3

XGI      Volari V3XT         9.0   2.0   2.0
         Volari V5           9.0   2.0   2.0
         Volari V8           9.0   2.0   2.0
         Volari 8300(M)      9.0   2.0   2.0

S3       DeltaChrome Sx      9.0   2.0   2.0
         DeltaChrome F1      9.0   2.0   2.0
         GammaChrome Sxx     9.0   2.0   2.0
         Chrome S2x          9.0   2.0   2.0
         Chrome 2300(M)      9.0   4.1   4.1
         Chrome 4300(M)     10.1   4.1   4.1
         Chrome 43x(M)      10.1   4.1   4.1
         Chrome 440(M)      10.1   4.1   4.1
         Chrome 530         10.1   4.1   4.1

SiS      Xabre II            9.0   2.0   2.0
         Mirage 3+           9.0   2.0   2.0

Intel    GMA 900             9.0   2.0*  2.0
         GMA 950             9.0   3.0*  2.0
         GMA 3xx0            9.0   3.0*  2.0
         GMA X3000           9.0   3.0   3.0
         GMA X3100(M)        10.0  4.0   4.0
         GMA X3500           10.0  4.0   4.0
         GMA 4500            10.0  4.0   4.0
         GMA X4500           10.0  4.0   4.0
         GMA 500             10.1  4.1   4.1
         GMA HD              10.1  4.1   4.1
         HD 2000             10.1  4.1   4.1
         HD 3000             10.1  4.1   4.1
         HD P3000            10.1  4.1   4.1

* Partial support


Cards with an (M) after their description have one or more mobile variants for laptops with similar capabilities.

Will my PC be able to play X³?

This is an impossible question to give definitive answers to, for several reasons:
  • Every PC is different and there are far too many different hardware/software combinations and hidden variables to be able to say with any certainty how well a particular game will perform on a particular PC.
  • Performance is far more subjective than people realise. What you personally consider "good" performance may be mediocre for someone else or vice versa. A statement along the lines of "it will run well" or "it won't run well" is therefore meaningless.
The best bet for anyone wondering about their current systems, is to look at the preliminary requirements that have been published, compare their PC and components to those listed, and work out roughly where they stand.

Ultimately, however, the only real test will be the game itself, so if you want to get a truly accurate picture of your system's performance with the game then you will just have to try the game itself or the rolling and/or playable demos that are available on the downloads page.

Note: In the light of the above, please do not post "how well will my PC be able to run X³?" questions in this Technical Support forum. If you want to discuss the merits of different components to buy for X³ then please do so in the Off Topic forum.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic This topic is locked: you cannot edit posts or make replies.
 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum
Control Panel
Login Data
The time now is Sat, 22. Jul 17, 06:54

All times are GMT + 2 Hours


Board Security

Copyright © EGOSOFT 1989-2017
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Template created by Avatar & BurnIt!
Debug: page generation = 0.38365 seconds, sql queries = 15