Will a gts 250 1024mb sparkle be able to playfuture pc games?

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will a intel's q9550 with a gts 250 1024mb sparkle.

i know the requirments has not been released yet nor the game has released any info, but i was planning to buy a new pc with those parts.

im not here to ask for which parts i just want to know will a q9550 with a gts 250 1024mb can play crysis 2 which is said to have better graphics then the first, in which the first one max out the cpu and graphics card in that time.
 

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I purchased a GTS250 1 gb about a month ago and it has taken almost all games (WOW COD4,COD5, Fear 2). The one it has had issues with is cryostasis. I would imagine it might play crysis OK but I can't say for crysis 2. If your looking for a future proof card you will need to spend a bit more money.
 

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^ agreed.
But if you want to upgrade now and not for some time i would recommend a powerful card such as a gtx295/4870x2. gtx250 wont hold up much for newer games.
Just curious do you have a sli or cf board?
 

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The GTS 250 is just an overclocked 9800gtx, and i have a 9800gtx overclocked higher than the GTS 250 clock rates. I can play Fallout 3, and supreme commander with high enough frame rates that i can't notice it at max settings at 1400x900. But farcry2, at 1400x900, i can only get about 30fps at maxed settings (with anti-aliasing 8x). I personally would go with something better, maybe a 4890 or a 275, or a 285 depending on how much you're willing to spend.
 


Not exactly. The GTS250 is just an overclocked 9800GTX+, which is just an overclocked 9800GTX.
The difference between a GTS250 and a 9800GTX+ is small, and the difference between a 9800GTX+ and 9800GTX is small. However, if you add that up, the difference between a GTS250 and a 9800GTX is noticeable.

The GTS250 is on a smaller die, uses less power, has a higher clock, OCs easier, gives off less heat, and is generally better than the 9800GTX. Benchmarks show ~5% improvement over the 9800GTX+, and up to 10% improvement over the 9800GTX.
 

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You will not be able to play Crysis 2, Crysis, or Crysis: Warhead with higher settings and resolution at any good frame-rates. You'll have to use tweaks, lower resolution, and suffer stutters in framerate as well as experience drops below 20 fps during intense firefight scene. I have a 4870 1GB and 3.2Ghz Phenom II X3 720 and I have trouble playing the game at max settings and 1680x1050 resolution. The GTS 250 is an already outdated card, but if you are looking for a 'future-proof' card that doesn't cost through the roof, get a 4870 1GB or GTX 260 216.
 

:pfff: You have trouble playing an old game and yet recommend your card as being 'future proof'.
 

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When you say future, if you mean for the next 12 months, then yes, the GTS 250 can handle all new games on medium to high settings for 22 inch monitors and smaller.

2 years from now, the GTS 250 might be like using an 8600 GT to play Crysis. You can do it but on low settings and that's not a fun gaming experience.

For $40 more, get a GTX 260.
 

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If the 9800gtx+ is an overclocked 9800gtx, and a GTS 250 is an overclocked 9800gtx+, wouldn't by the transitive property, the GTS 250 be an overclocked 9800gtx? XD
 

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1.5-2 years before you'll really need to upgrade, if you're at 1920x1200 it'll be 1 year.

However, in 6 months at the same price point you'll probably find twice the graphics power because we're nearing a tok in the tic tok chip production cycle. That is to say in a few months the radeon 58xx series is coming out.
 

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Well idiot not all of us have a 20in monitor. People playing at 19x12 or higher with a single gts250 would start to see the card struggle. Crysis for example you probably could play high settings (or any other current games) but doubt you would get 40fps avg that's without any aa in crysis. His trying to decide on a card that is "future proof" since games are getting intense i would imagine a gtx250 wouldnt keep up (For ex his asking about crysis 2). Sure you could lower the settings but who wouldnt want the extra eye-candy. So stop idiotically attacking people moron!
 

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Alright, ct1615, you need to back off on the aggressive posts. First of all, it sounds really corny when you attempt to call people "noobs" and still maintain a tone of seriousness, let alone the fact that it doesn't sound like you're all that educated yourself.



You mean "do this whole forum a favor," right? Also, don't end your insults in exclamations, it makes you sound obscenely foreign.


Second of all:



Do you really think the console ports of games are being played at the same settings as their PC counterparts? As far as I know, xbox 360 plays games at 720p, far below the resolutions we're talking about here, i.e. 1680x1050 and higher.

I expect greater attentiveness and an increased perception of reality in your forthcoming posts.

Good luck,
sseyler
 

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You idiot he wants a future proof card! The gts250 is going to run current games decently but with newer games coming out at high resolution its going to struggle. Its as simple as that. If you cant understand that then just shut the hell up.

For you idiot check out the benches: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gts-250,2172-4.html
 

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Why not just advise the op to get a DX11 card when they are out instead and save a bunch of posts. gts 250, even with its 1gb will not do you any good with the dx11 titles, it being a dx10 card.
 

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Idiot look at the benches i sent you. Do you not notice in crysis that card struggles? Are you blind? The card will further struggle with newer games being released. As new games come out they usually need more power to run, your the real imbecile if you cant understand some simple logic.
 

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I use a Gigabyte GTS 250, 1 GB and it hasn't found anything so far yet that it can't handle. Crysis on HIGH (not very high) at 1600 x 1200 looks great and plays smoothly and I'm only using a Core2 Duo E8400 at 3600 MHz.
 

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I use a Gigabyte GTS 250, 1 GB and it hasn't found anything so far yet that it can't handle. Crysis on HIGH (not very high) at 1600 x 1200 looks great and plays smoothly and I'm only using a Core2 Duo E8400 at 3600 MHz.
 

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I use a Gigabyte GTS 250, 1 GB and it hasn't found anything so far yet that it can't handle. Crysis on HIGH (not very high) at 1600 x 1200 looks great and plays smoothly and I'm only using a Core2 Duo E8400 at 3600 MHz.
 

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Its a fairly solid card i agree, but the point im making is at high resolution (19x12) with aa/af enabled the card struggles. The op wants a "future proof card" which there is none but the gtx250 i know for a fact wont hold up at high resolution with the eye-candy. Sure you could lower the settings but i would want to enjoy a game with high settings and a little aa.
 

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Its a fairly solid card i agree, but the point im making is at high resolution (19x12) with aa/af enabled the card struggles. The op wants a "future proof card" which there is none but the gtx250 i know for a fact wont hold up at high resolution with the eye-candy. Sure you could lower the settings but i would want to enjoy a game with high settings and a little aa.