Guild Wars 2
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A full 250 years after the original Guild Wars, massive upheavals, cataclysms, and globe-spanning events have changed the world of Tyria. Human civilization is in decline. Other races are rising up, taking control over large portions of the world; the balance of power has shifted. The dragons have awoken.
Guild Wars 2 System Requirements
28 Jun 2012 - Specs reviewed

Official Minimum Requirements

  • Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or better
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, Core i3 OR AMD Athlon 64 X2, or better
  • 2 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800, ATI X1800, Intel HD 3000, or better (256 MB of video RAM and shader model 3.0 or better)
  • 35 GB available HDD space
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • Keyboard and mouse
PC System Analysis For Guild Wars 2 Requirements
4 GB will also be needed to achieve the Guild Wars 2 rec specs and get 60FPS. System memory for min is 2 GB.
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Guild Wars 2 PC Release Date:

28 Aug 2012

Alternative Game Tags: guildwars2, guild, wars, fantasy, free mmorpg
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So is this game terribly optimized, or are they just pushing the limits of DirectX9? Or both?

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My friend plays on old laptop with Intel P8600 and integrated GPU with 20-35 fps. It's quite good when you realise that is a mobile cpu released 9 years ago.

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Well, with my current PC and my last one, which was a Phenom II x2 545 and GT 610, I average about 35fps on the highest and lowest settings, rarely hitting max CPU or GPU usage. Is it just because Im not using an SSD? Or maybe my CPU single thread performance? Or I need more RAM? I just cant figure it out.

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If you changed graphic settings and it doesn't work so that's definitely CPU bottlenecking. SSD give you only quicker loading of maps.

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I run it low to med with 35-40 fps. Great game so far :)

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My specs can run this on High on 1366x768 res with 40fps.

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