Will my graphics card handle Half Life 2?

By Kitaro
Mar 22, 2005
  1. Okay, I want to buy half life 2... but I first want to know if my graphics card will even be able to handle it: Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9600 Pro Fireblade special edition. I'm not much of an expert with this stuff, but I read that it takes high end cards for newer games like that, so, will I be able to run it??

    By the way, I want to run at LEAST 1024x768... is that possible?


    To point: I'm not interested in advice on upgrading my card. I realise that I can buy a better card (and I will in future just not right now). I just want to know if the card will be okay before I spend the money on the game.

  2. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    hl2 and gfx card

    IM guessing that your card is better than mine,

    I bought a AMD sempon 2200+ with 256MB RAM, using 32 as sys gfx,
    It couldnt play HL2/CSS, so i went out and bought 256mb more ram ($50AUD) and a sapphire radeon 9250 128mb GFX, now i can play CSS easily.

    I also found a glitch with the game that allows you to have 2 of the same accounts on a server :giddy: :D .

    AMD sempron 2200+ (1.5Ghz)
    512Mb RAM
    128mb radeon 9250
    2x20 Gb HDD

    it can play not bad., if your interested the WHOLE system cost me about $450 AUD.

    Also you might want to hear about my 733Mhz,192Mb RAM and 16Mb GFX, i make maps, it can play on my LAN. just out of interest.

    Anyway, it might help to hear about your other system specs, but im guessing you can prolly play the game. 1024x768 or whatever, is a big ask if your looking for high FPS.

    If you want a autoexg file that chages your settings so it runs faster send me an email.

    Hope this damned long post helps,
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  4. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    looks like that GFX card is much better than mine, it'll also help us if you tell us your sys. specs,

    PS the only good thing about sapphire is that MAD sticked that says, fueled by sapphire, I LOVE IT its so COOL!! :D :D
  5. Kitaro

    Kitaro TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sweet, thanks for the link Howard, I'm gonna check it out.

    Yep, got the stick... and about my specs...

    2.4GHz Pentium 4
    Asus P4C800-E Deluxe Motherboard
    512MB Samsung DDR 400 Ram
    Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9600 Pro Fireblade SE
    Sound Blaster Audigy Gamer
    80GB 7200rpm Western Digital


    Oh, and windows XP home edition...
  6. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    Looks pretty good ,

    I reckon your system could handle it easily, just email me if you need the autoexg files, it really helps speed things up, without losing to much quilty in game graphics,

    Ph30nIX.. :haha:
  7. crazy_comp_dude

    crazy_comp_dude TS Rookie Posts: 52

    What is this autoexg files you speak of? And how do they add performance to your games?
  8. Kitaro

    Kitaro TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Meh, I was wondering the same thing...


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