Mass Effect Andromeda Requirements Thoughts

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  1. Skeet1983
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    I am planning to get Mass Effect Andromeda when it is released, but am concerned about the required and recommended specs. I am concerned about the following:

    - System RAM (Min is 8GB, recommended is 16GB)
    - Video RAM (Min is 2GB, recommended is 4GB)

    For System RAM, my laptop currently has 8GB, can go up to 24GB. Also, for Video RAM, my laptop has 2 Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M's with 6GB each.

    Do you guys think I will be ok with what my laptop has? Thoughts and help GREATLY appreciated :)
     
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    Graphics wise I think you're set. Memory wise you're ok, but I would think about upgrading anyway. As time goes on, applications get bigger and need more memory.

    Use a hardware scanner like Speccy or CPU-Z to see what memory slots are in use and if any are open/empty. If any are empty then just buy more RAM to fill it. If they're all full, then consider getting a 16GB kit. You don't need 24GB unless you use RAMDisks, but 16GB is the new comfort zone for memory.
     
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    idk honnestly, recommended vram is not 4gb but 3gb and the gpu recommandation is a gtx 1060.
    I dont know a lot about gtx gpu for mobile, so i cant say if 2x GTX 870M can be equivalent to a GTX 1060
    To give you an estimate, the GTX 1060 is equivalent to GTX 980...
     
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    I thought I would post this here as it is an issue I am having with ME:A:

    My laptop has 2 Nvidia GeForce GTX 870Ms with 6GB each. With SLI enabled, I keep getting DirectX error and crashes. I disabled SLI and game is playable somewhat, but kinda looks and feels choppy. Anyone else have SLI with Nvidia and also experiencing this issue? Thoughts on this appreciated :)
     
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    its your own topic:rofl2::rofl2::rofl2:
     
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    Considering all of the "developer hell" stories I've heard about the game, it doesn't surprise me that it wasn't optimised for SLI.