Which game needs the most powerful PC

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#1 Posted by Nikb275 (113 posts) -
I was thinking of buying a new PC. I am a starter in in this gaming world so i wanted to buy a PC that runs old games , New games , upcoming games.... so wanted to know which game needs most powerful PC .
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#2 Posted by bonafidetk (3911 posts) -
The most demanding game maxed out without any mods is probably Crysis 3. There are few more demanding games than Crysis 3 but I feel that for most of them its more of an optimsation issue than just simply being demanding.
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#3 Posted by gogoplexiorayo (114 posts) -

crysis 3 is the best benchmark out now. im planning on buying a mid range pc next year so i can max it out 1080 p. hopefully there are a mid level graphics card which can max it out next year!

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#4 Posted by Lach0121 (10916 posts) -

crysis 3 is the best benchmark out now. im planning on buying a mid range pc next year so i can max it out 1080 p. hopefully there are a mid level graphics card which can max it out next year!

gogoplexiorayo

Depending on what Framerate you want, then yeah.

If you want steady 60fps + maxed at 1080p.   Then you are prolly gonna be disappointed with mid-range cards.

 

Although I would love to be proven wrong by Nvidia, and AMD. :P

 

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#5 Posted by krisroe_213 (898 posts) -

Yeah Crysis 3 and Metro LL. But also modded Skyrim and Gta 4

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#6 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6952 posts) -

Crysis 1-3, Metro LL/2033, Arma 2/3 etc

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#7 Posted by johan1986 (4764 posts) -
There is also The Witcher 2, a very heavy game to run maxed.
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#8 Posted by alan_carter (1404 posts) -

FSX

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#10 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

Arma 3 IMO

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#13 Posted by johan1986 (4764 posts) -
Don't buy PC with game in Mind. Buy them considering the need to keep for at least 3 years from now. i7 processor with the latest graphic card (I recommend 1 GB min) will work fine for most games. wow786
I agree with the latest card and vram amount but I7 does not offer much above an I5, it offers far worse bang for buck actually.
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#14 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

[QUOTE="wow786"]Don't buy PC with game in Mind. Buy them considering the need to keep for at least 3 years from now. i7 processor with the latest graphic card (I recommend 1 GB min) will work fine for most games. johan1986
I agree with the latest card and vram amount but I7 does not offer much above an I5, it offers far worse bang for buck actually.

he's a spam/ad bot

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#15 Posted by alan_carter (1404 posts) -

[QUOTE="johan1986"][QUOTE="wow786"]Don't buy PC with game in Mind. Buy them considering the need to keep for at least 3 years from now. i7 processor with the latest graphic card (I recommend 1 GB min) will work fine for most games. wis3boi

I agree with the latest card and vram amount but I7 does not offer much above an I5, it offers far worse bang for buck actually.

he's a spam/ad bot

He thinks more than certain people ¬¬
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#16 Posted by ShadowDeathX (11611 posts) -
It depends. Crysis 3 is very very GPU bound. While ArmA 3 is very CPU bound. I'll say Crysis 3 though.
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#17 Posted by vfibsux (4497 posts) -

FSX

alan_carter
Worst coding ever, take this off the list....for the love of all that is holy.
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#18 Posted by nooblet69 (5162 posts) -

Rome II maybe? But you will still be able to run it with a weaker pc.

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#19 Posted by SaintJimmmy (2815 posts) -
If your just getting into pc gaming i wouldn't recommend top of the line hardware that's just my personal opinion
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#20 Posted by Maverick6585 (220 posts) -
[QUOTE="Nikb275"]I was thinking of buying a new PC. I am a starter in in this gaming world so i wanted to buy a PC that runs old games , New games , upcoming games.... so wanted to know which game needs most powerful PC .

As you're just getting into gaming, my company can help you with deciding on what you need spec wise for the games you want to run. We can also offer better prices than other gaming PCs
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#21 Posted by uninspiredcup (24908 posts) -
I don't know why people are saying "crysis". The word being is "need". Crysis (even at launch) had fairly low system requirements.
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#22 Posted by MasterNinja49 (461 posts) -

Moded Skyrim, Crysis 3, Metro LL, Bioshock Infinity can get demanding at times and imo best to look at. Most games run good on my old gtx570 with high to highest settings but that will change later this year with next gen consoles and games coming out, thats when upgrade is needed.

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#23 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

Moded Skyrim, Crysis 3, Metro LL, Bioshock Infinity can get demanding at times and imo best to look at. Most games run good on my old gtx570 with high to highest settings but that will change later this year with next gen consoles and games coming out, thats when upgrade is needed.

MasterNinja49
Bioshock Infinite isn't really demanding. Most of the assets are copy and paste like the NPCs and even some enemies. It's very stylish, colorful, artful world but it's not optimized very well. Too many dips in that game when there shouldn't even be any. I would say, a game that most people resent because it's not like previous Hitman games, Hitman Absolution can run some mid-range GPUs to the ground. On a GTX 580, maxed out, I was not getting 60fps. More like 40-50fps. Maybe it's not the best example of a fun game, but it can challenge mid-range PCs.
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#24 Posted by bonafidetk (3911 posts) -
I don't know why people are saying "crysis". The word being is "need". Crysis (even at launch) had fairly low system requirements.uninspiredcup
no it didnt, not maxed out.
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#25 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -
I don't know why people are saying "crysis". The word being is "need". Crysis (even at launch) had fairly low system requirements.uninspiredcup
The best card available at the time was the 8800GTX which would get about 30fps on high at 1080p with no AA. If you wanted to play on very high with AA then it wasn't really viable at the time.
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#26 Posted by MonkeyStachmo99 (25 posts) -

Crysis 3 and Metro Last Light right now.

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#27 Posted by gcfreak898 (1971 posts) -

Crysis 3 hands down.

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#28 Posted by cordawg99991 (25 posts) -

Rome II maybe? But you will still be able to run it with a weaker pc.

nooblet69
I don't mean to be an idiot but do you know anything about gaming ? Creative assembly makes their games so that weaker pc's can still play them on low settings and even on high most low budget gaming setups can handle it , The most demanding games most of the time are first person shooters ... Crysis 3 is probably at the top of the list right now , The new GTA should probably top that because of sheer size alone
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#29 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12605 posts) -

[QUOTE="alan_carter"]

FSX

vfibsux

Worst coding ever, take this off the list....for the love of all that is holy.

OK, then FS9/2004. Any time you have hundreds of aircraft, whether in the air or on the ground as well as volumetric clouds, photo scenery, third party scenery (think airports and in some cases, cities) as well as third party aircraft, flying into major metropolitian areas can sink even the strongest PC. 

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#30 Posted by MrUnSavory1 (777 posts) -

As Alan already said. FSX is and has been the benchmark for games for several years. There has still not been a game released that is as CPU intensive. The games mentioned here are GPU intensive and can be overcome.

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#31 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
I'd probably guess Arma III would be the most graphics intensive game out there today.
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#32 Posted by nooblet69 (5162 posts) -

Probably Rome II... Haven't played it yet so can't say for sure.

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#33 Posted by Ricardomz (2715 posts) -

Crysis (as usually), Metro: Last Light and Battlefield 3.

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#34 Edited by eialici (25 posts) -

@gogoplexiorayo: Sorry but I think you won't be able to max it out with a mid range PC. I have a high end PC with an Intel 4770K overclocked at 4.0 GHZ with a GTX770 also overclocked and Crysis 3 gives only playable frame rates. Only when I turn down the anti aliasing will it run smooth.

However, most other games will play smooth maxed out with anti aliasing on my system. Remember that Crysis 3 stresses your hardware almost to the max so yes, its a good way to benchmark your computer.

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#35 Posted by kitty (115326 posts) -

you bumped a 5 month old topic, you do realize that?