I saw my card in that list and for a second I thought I wouldn't be able to play the game! Then I read the post again and understood what the 'low' in front of the card name meant...
Hah, yeah :).
Everyone note though that the GPU list is only datamined from the Beta and may not reflect how things will stand for release (or the updated beta even). Currently unsupported cards may very well become supported for release.
wish i knew what kind of systems they are looking for. I have 2 systems I can run the game on... 1 high end, and 1 very high end.. i wonder which they are looking more for to do beta testing so i can add that one to my BNet profile
I wouldn't really worry too much about it. I doubt it will make a big difference. Sure to some degree they do look for certain computer specs, but we have no idea what they want and plain luck is also involved. Even if you chose one and got picked you still wouldn't know what the reason was. And vice-versa if you don't get picked.
So just go with one, don't worry about it and hope for the best :D!
Operating System: Windows 184.108.40.20601 (Service Pack 1) CPU Type: Intel® Core™ i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz CPU Speed: 2.32 GHz System Memory: 5.92 GB Video Card Model: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family Video Card Memory: 1.66 GB Video Card Driver: igdumdx32.dll...... am i good pls reply
Your CPU will do fine, but you video card is a bit too weak. It's a integrated GPU in the CPU so it's not that powerful. If you plan on gaming you'll need to get a separate video card.
Even though these specs in comparison with today's games is really not that high, I really hope the system requirements don't get any higher for the full release. I'll just be able to run the recommended specs, but will prolly be kinda laggy. So I must either be satisfied with medium settings or upgrade. If I must upgrade one thing, what must it be?
OS: Windows® 7 64-bit
Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Video: ATI Radeon™ HD 4830
For gaming I would say the video card. The video card is usually the bottle neck when playing games and it's easier to upgrade since you don't have to buy a new motherboard for a different CPU chipset.
If you do get a new video card though make sure that your PSU (power supply unit) can handle it.
Thanks for the info.
But then to come to the subject of my laptop (have to be able to play when I'm back at home too :P)
It plays Starcraft 2 and WoW fine when using low settings , so I think it will run diablo 3 too, but I want to be sure.
This is what was on the laptop order confirmation I got:
Dell Studio 17
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400 @2,00Ghz
Intel HD Graphics Accelerator (Upgradeable to ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650)
500gb Hard Disk Drive 5400RPM (Upgradeable to 750GB hard disk drive)
Windows Vista Home Professional 64-bit (Including free Windows 7 Upgrade)
DVD+-R/W Drive (Upgradeable to Blu-ray/DVD combo drive)
All-in-one card reader
I haven't changed anything major since I bought it so the specs should still be the same I guess.
The processor will work fine, but the grahpics card is another deal. I suppose since the upgrade is only optional you don't have that (the HD 3650) which would mean you use some kind of motherboard integrated graphics chip which will definetly not work. If you do have the upgrade even the HD 3650 would not be enough to run the game, so I'm afraid it won't work. The GPU is simply not powerful enough, which is common for laptops.
There may of course always be a chance that the game will run, but how well I have no idea.
Just out of curiosity, how much do the system requirements usually go down with the actual release of the game compared to the bèta? Is that a significant difference or is it just like you just need a NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M instead of the NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT? Because, well I've got a macbook and you can't really just switch a graphics card in one of those (I'm not a real hardcore gamer, so I bought this mac to work on :), just so all the mac-haters don't start flaming me :P). My graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce 320M, so that's slightly below the minimum requirement...
God I'm hoping it'll go down with the actual release :(...
It's hard to know. The thing is they may 1. Optimize the code to make it run better on slower systems and 2. Include additional "switches" to turn off graphical features to lower the requirements.
BUT, according to benchmarks I've seen your graphics card is actually slightly faster or at least equal to the 8600M GT so you should be able to run the game.
I've changed the list to start with Rank 1 at the top for easy viewing. At the time of posting, the RecommendedGeForce GTX 260 is Rank 48* and the Minimum GeForce 8600M GTis Rank 240*
If you are unsure how your graphics card fits in terms of how close to recommended or minimum specs, find yours in the list and see what rank it is relative to the ones cited by Blizzard.
* Make sure to check the rank of the recommended and minimum card yourself as the ranks are subject to change.
Hope this helps answer some people's questions.
Might I also suggest the OP is updated to include whether the recommended specs are likely to offer gameplay at medium, high or max (full) settings (if known) and also if the specs given for the beta are likely to be reduced or raised upon release (if known).
Yeah, I'm about to write an FAQ section about it. We don't really know what systems can run what settings atm though. They specs are likely to be reduced for release, edited the OP to better reflect that :).
Thanks Verity for your quick reply. I'll cross my finger that it will run well on a new laptop..
A new laptop with the right specs will have no problem :)! Most laptops favours CPU power over GPU though which usually makes it weaker for games, but better for regular applications which have no heavy graphics. What you want is a "gaming" laptop within your budget.
I think I can barelly run the game...but do I need to worry if I buy a new laptop of around 600$CAN ?
like a :
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.90 GHz
4GB Shared Single Channel DDR3 Memory
AMD Radeon™ HD 6470M (64-bit) 512MB (Dual)
Because if I compare the benchmark of the minimum spec with the i5, the processor is way better but the graphic card is lower.
You guys have any suggestion for a laptop of around 600$CAN
Your current computer is a bit below minimum for the beta. The graphic card is especially weak and I doubt it'll run the game even when they optimize further for release.
That laptop CPU will indeed run just fine (above recommended), but the graphics card is still below minimum. It's quite usual for "consumer" laptop to not have a powerful GPU since they are not intended to run games. I would suggest looking into another laptop with a more powerful graphics card if you want to play Diablo 3 on it.
Don't have any suggestions regarding the choice though, I'm not too much into the laptop market.
@Macros: Hah, yeah, the wonders of technology development