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Trade Empires is a PC game developed by Frog City Software in San Francisco and published by Eidos Interactive. During development its working title was The Silk Road; however, this was changed by Eidos Interactive as they were concerned about the title being too highbrow. Trade Empires is a pausable real-time strategy game about building a merchant empire. Gamers build vast transport and trade networks that change over thousands of years as new technologies are developed and more modern products are discovered. The rules of the game are simple; the variety comes in through the discovery of new products to trade and new ways to transport those products.
Trade Empires GPU Performance Comparison Graph

Trade Empires GPU Analysis
Comparing Trade Empires PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Trade Empires is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 9 or OpenGL 1.5.

Trade Empires makes use of DX8.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Trade Empires, aim to have a GPU that has at least 256 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Trade Empires

We are advised that 15 year old graphics cards should be able to run Trade Empires , 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 Trade Empires graphics card requirements chart below.