Nvidia GeForce 9500 GS, strong enough for SFIV?


#1

Hi everyone, I was trying to figure this out within another thread of mine but i might as well since it’s a specific question.

I want to know how the GF 9500 GS does for SFIV. It will run on a Packard Bell with :

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 (2,6 GHz)
4 GB memory
Vista
19" CRT

Thx for any input. I’ll be buying this computer soon if I can be sure it will run the game right.


#2

On my Macbook pro, I have a 9600 GS and have to run it with model quality at medium to get stable 60 fps at 1400x900

So maybe with that card it would work at medium to low settings to have no hiccups in frame rate.

My MBP is the 2.4 Ghz C2D
2 Gig Ram
9600 GS


#3

I think the Taito X2 runs at a better perfomance because i don’t think they have a full operating system running in the background. They run a cut down version of Windows Xp embedded.

I would say the least you should get is a 9800 GT/ 4850


#4

Its ok if you dont mind to tonne down the graphics.
I would personally go for a little more juice…
Best bang for the buck is usually the radeon cards, they go for:
4670 - 70$
4830 - 85-90$
4850 - 100-110$

The 4850 is a great card for the money and I think it can run SFIV flawlessly.


#5

Do not get that card, you can spend a little more and get alot better performance.


#6

thx for your replies. Seems like the opinions differs a lot from one to another. I don’t mind toning the graphic details down, with medium settings, I’ll be very happy since I want to pratice SFIV and not play for playing so I don’t really mind the graphics as long as it’s not to low. I do get this computer refurbished for pretty cheap I think, US$290 without the monitor shipped to my house.


#7

It uses Windows XP embedded SP2, the specifics of the board are

-OS: Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2

-CPU: Intel Socket T CPU. Supported CPUs include Celeron D 352, Pentium 4 651, Intel Core 2 Duo E6400

-Chipset: Intel Q965 + ICH8

-Video output: 640x480 (VGA), or 1280x720 (HDTV 720p)

-RAM: 166/200MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Supported capacities 512MiB, 1GiB, 4GiB.

-GPU: PCI Express x16-based graphics. Supported GPU include ATI RADEON (x1600Pro, x1300LE) or NVIDIA GeForce (7900GS, 7600GS, 7300GS)

-Sound: Onboard Realtek HD 7.1 channel Sound (supports add-in sound cards)

-LAN: 1000BASE-T 10/100BASE-TX

-I/O ports: 1x JVS, 4x USB 2.0, 1x serial (max 2), 1x parallel port, 2x PS/2, 2x SATA

-Audio inputs: AKG C535EB Stage Microphone, line-in (Surround 7.1)

-Audio outputs: 7.1, SPDI/FX

-Expansion Slots: 1x PCI Express x16 (used by video card), 1x PCI Express x4, 2x PCI

-Storage: SATA 3Gbit/sec Hard Drives
(taken from Wiki)

Of those, I can imagine they’re using the E6400 (2.1ghz, two cores), and the 7300GS is the best card on that list. The big difference, I feel, is that the game does run with no background processes, and is built specifically for the hardware it runs on, so drive quality and just general quality of the card you have are going to determine what you run. I’d love to see the actual arcade specs for the cab though, didn’t really find much through google…