Will I be able to run MEA?

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  1. Noctosphere
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    I'd like to download it, but before, I'd like to know if I can run it.
    On Origin, it says the minimal CPU is I5-3570
    Mine, as said in my signature, is I7-2600
    Will I be able to run it?
    I dont want to download it for nothing...
    I know I7 is more powerful than I5, but is I7-2600 more powerful than I5-3570?
     
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    They seem about equal. The i7 might be slightly slower because it's an older gen. Games are more GPU bound than CPU bound anyway.
    It should be fast enough.
     
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    thanks, so from what they say, i7-2600 is like 10% slower than i5-3570.
    Does that mean i wont be able to play the game at all?

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    Yea, but I'm talking about minimum requirement, not recommended specs
     
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    For gaming the 10% shouldn't matter at all.
     
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    alright, ill give it a try, thanks guys
     
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    If anything, you will just get a few FPS less than if you used the "minimum" specs. If the launcher is anything like skyrims, it should adjust the settings to what you need.
     
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    I forgot
    99% of the time, "minimum specs" listed by a dev for a game aren't the "absolute minimum" actually required to run, especially when it comes to things like CPU required. Most of the time, with big studios, they just list the "average" component used by the target audience (in this case, gamers) since it's simply impractical to try and test every single CPU until they hit a real minimum. You could have an i7 975 from 2009 and it'd probably run ME:A no problem. Hell, you could probably have a later Core2 Quad from 2007 or 2008 and it'd probably run well enough (though you'd be bottlenecking the GPU and you're likely not gonna be hitting max settings but whatever).
     
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    OP, what GPU are you working with? I use an i5 2400s. Until last week I was using that i5 2400s with a GT-730, now I'm using a GT-1030. The game plays very well with very minor lag when you're falling into remnant "dungeons"

    You can check out my gameplay video here (Note: the pre release demo version is featured in this video)
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    read the post, he says about his signature having the specs listen. checking the signature it says right there
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    OP, fuck the CPU, check the GPU
    anyway
    requirements listings on games are a bullshit...
    some devs minimus means "yeah it will run at 5 fps, this is the minimum, it works, so it's the minimum"
    while others "fuck this list, just list an average specs, we don't have time to test"
    or "lets put higher requirements than normal so they think our game needing a high end gpu means it's full of graphics, and they can't blame us for poor coding, blame them for having shiteh computers instead"
     
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  12. LightyKD

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    I like the way you think and yes, it's exactly that way! Spec listings feel like a ploy to get kids to toss money towards making more powerful machines in which they might never use all the power of that system. I know most low end GPUs get shit on but hell, it if plays the games you want to play then, go, have a blast and ignore the nay sayers.