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Graphics card help

By vishnukumar
May 30, 2009
  1. Hi ,

    I am installed SBK 09 game and when clicked run , it says you need graphics card that supports shader model 3.0 ( pixel shader 3.0 and vertex shader 3.0)

    I know we can't download and install graphics card.I need to buy.But which graphics card support this? Can you say that with series?

    My system configuration :

    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    System Manufacturer: INTEL_
    System Model: D945GCR_
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs)
    Memory: 1014MB RAM
    Page File: 353MB used, 3061MB available
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    Card name: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family
    Chip type: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family


    Thanks for the help in advance :)
     
  2. evilsmith

    evilsmith TS Rookie Posts: 84

    Well specs for the game are Minimal- - Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce 6600 or Ati Radeon X1600 (Pixel Shader 3.0) and Recommened Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce 8600 or Ati Radeon HD 2600. By the way is your computer a laptop since you have express chipset family.
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    If you are, your probably screwed due to hardware limitations on laptop. And yes, most cards, almost all cards meet the requirements.
     
  4. evilsmith

    evilsmith TS Rookie Posts: 84

    I also suggest more ram if you can upgrade it 1GB might not be enough.
     
  5. vishnukumar

    vishnukumar TS Rookie Topic Starter


    No! Its PC.


    Nvidia Geforce 8600 or Ati Radeon HD 2600 and 1 GB RAM
     
  6. evilsmith

    evilsmith TS Rookie Posts: 84

    I'm assuming your talking about 8600 GT which is a bit better than HD 2600 depending on which 8600 you get.
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    What is your motherboard, specially what expansion slots it has.
     
  8. AndrestheBean

    AndrestheBean TS Rookie Posts: 207

    i say you get the ATI RADEON HD 4770 its only 99 dollars and its a brand new card,

    (i have high belief you will want to play more advanced games)

    AND IT SHOULD BE NO PROBLEM
     
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