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Need for Speed: The Run is an upcoming racing video game in the Need for Speed franchise published by Electronic Arts.
NFS The Run is scheduled for release on 15 November 2011. Based on the first trailer for the game, it appears to be a story-focused, cross-country driving affair with players fleeing from the law—often the best part of Need For Speed video games. It appears that players will travel from San Francisco to New York, driving through Las Vegas and Denver along the way. We will add more information about this game when it become available.
Need for Speed: The Run GPU Performance Comparison Graph

Need for Speed: The Run GPU Analysis
Comparing Need for Speed: The Run PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Need for Speed: The Run is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 10 or OpenGL 4.1.

Need for Speed: The Run makes use of DX11.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Need for Speed: The Run, aim to have a GPU that has at least 1.024 GB GPU RAM.

Medium level graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Need for Speed: The Run

We are advised that 9 year old graphics cards should be able to run Need for Speed: The Run , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Need for Speed: The Run graphics card requirements chart below.