Impact of Graphics Card for Google Earth

SFChief

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This is what Google recommends, but I'm not sure what impact the video card might have?

Minimum:
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Vista
CPU: Pentium 3, 500Mhz
System Memory (RAM): 256MB
Hard Disk: 400MB free space
Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec
Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 16MB of VRAM
Screen: 1024x768, "16-bit High Color" - DirectX 9 (to run in Direct X mode)
Recommended:
Operating System: Windows XP or Windows Vista
CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz+ or AMD 2400xp+
System Memory (RAM): 512MB
Hard Disk: 2GB free space
Network Speed: 768 Kbits/sec
Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 32MB of VRAM
Screen: 1280x1024, "32-bit True Color"
 
I suspect the HD 4670 will be plenty. As in, hundreds of times better than the minimum recommended.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Earth

# Pentium 3, 500 MHz
# 128 MB RAM
# 12.7 MB free disk space (400 MB for Linux)
# Network speed: 128 kbit/s
# 16MB 3D-capable graphics card
# Resolution of 1024x768, 16-bit High Color

The limiting factor IMO will be your Internet connection speed, not the video card.

Edit: I hadn't seen your second post. Anyway, that card is much better than the cards they recommend there (32MB, LOL, nobody even makes those any more). No worries :)
 

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thanks, I wasn't sure if it would make it faster or better. Sometimes Google earth can be a little blurry if you zoom in, but I'm pretty sure that's on Google