Frontier Developments Releases Specs For ‘Elite Dangerous: Horizons’ Expansion

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Wow... I know the GTX470 is an old card by now, but I'm shocked that it's in the same very-low-performance tier as the r7 240. Tom's own GPU Heirarchy Chart has the GTX470 matched up with the r7 260X and the r7240 matched up against the ancient 8800gs. The whole thing is as confusing as the games that suggest a r9 290 for the same performance tier as a gtx460.
 

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Wow... I know the GTX470 is an old card by now, but I'm shocked that it's in the same very-low-performance tier as the r7 240. Tom's own GPU Heirarchy Chart has the GTX470 matched up with the r7 260X and the r7240 matched up against the ancient 8800gs. The whole thing is as confusing as the games that suggest a r9 290 for the same performance tier as a gtx460.
Drivers can make a big difference, and also if its a Nvidia WIMTBP or AMD Gaming Evolved game
 

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Wow... I know the GTX470 is an old card by now, but I'm shocked that it's in the same very-low-performance tier as the r7 240. Tom's own GPU Heirarchy Chart has the GTX470 matched up with the r7 260X and the r7240 matched up against the ancient 8800gs. The whole thing is as confusing as the games that suggest a r9 290 for the same performance tier as a gtx460.
The way something is programmed can bias it to work better with either AMDATI or Nvidia.
 

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Wow... I know the GTX470 is an old card by now, but I'm shocked that it's in the same very-low-performance tier as the r7 240. Tom's own GPU Heirarchy Chart has the GTX470 matched up with the r7 260X and the r7240 matched up against the ancient 8800gs. The whole thing is as confusing as the games that suggest a r9 290 for the same performance tier as a gtx460.
The way something is programmed can bias it to work better with either AMDATI or Nvidia.
Which is something that I believe regulators should hammer down on. You should get the same performance on equally spec'd and powerful graphics cards from either major discrete graphics company.
 

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So DX11 is required, but they list a pair of pre-DX11 GPUs as the minimum? Good job!
That's mostly because the table above lacks information. The official minimum recommended hardware list says DX11, but the game will run on DX10 hardware like the ones listed.
 

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Wow... I know the GTX470 is an old card by now, but I'm shocked that it's in the same very-low-performance tier as the r7 240. Tom's own GPU Heirarchy Chart has the GTX470 matched up with the r7 260X and the r7240 matched up against the ancient 8800gs. The whole thing is as confusing as the games that suggest a r9 290 for the same performance tier as a gtx460.
The way something is programmed can bias it to work better with either AMDATI or Nvidia.
Which is something that I believe regulators should hammer down on. You should get the same performance on equally spec'd and powerful graphics cards from either major discrete graphics company.
Sometimes the performance bias is not artificial; it is simply due to the different strengths and weaknesses of the hardware.
 

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I sometimes wonder if the people who come up with those minimum req specs are just monkey throwing darts :D.

Or perhaps its people in marketing who dont know anything about hardware and they just pick the card that seems to be the most sold ... 2 years ago?

Interesting indeed.
 

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Rex... Have you actually played this game?
Hi spectrewind,

This is Rexly Penaflorida. To answer your question: Yes, I have played the game. When I built my PC earlier this year, it was one of the first games I played on the new build.
 

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The most important spec was not even mentioned.....X64 is now required....All those who are still in the stone age with a 32 bit os are sol.
 
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