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The gameplay of Quake Live consists of players attempting to frag more of their opponents than any other player or team in a given match. This is achieved by navigating a 3D environment while collecting health, armor, weapons, ammo and various power-ups in an effort to survive and to damage your opponent or opponents until their health reaches zero. Quake Live was released as a free version of Quake III: Gold (Quake III and its expansion pack, Team Arena) available only through a web browser.
Quake Live GPU Performance Comparison Graph

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

Quake Live makes use of DX9.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Quake Live, 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 Quake Live

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