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What are E.A playin at

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 17:17
by xkalibur80
Ok, so after all the hype over NFScarbon they released videos, screenshots and sondtracks...i seasrched a little deeper to get the system requirements....well....
:o

Minimum System Requirements:

Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit
1024MB System RAM
3.0 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
256MB Direct3D compatible video card
and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
8x DVD-ROM drive
4.3 GB free hard disk space
DirectX 9.0c (included)
DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Keyboard, Mouse

Recommended System Requirements:

Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit
2048MB System RAM
3.6 Ghz Intel Xeon or equivalent processor
512MB Direct3D compatible video card
and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
8x DVD-ROM drive
4.6 GB free hard disk space
DirectX 9.0c (included)
DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Keyboard, Mouse

Supported Video Card Chipsets:


ATI X1900 series
ATI X1800 series
ATI X1600 series
ATI X1300 series
ATI X850 series
NVIDIA GeForce 7950 series
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 series
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 series

:shock: I have to ask a simple question...WHERE THE HELL DO THEY GET THERE SPECS FROM...Obviosuly the graphics are the same as MW but just @ night...so they add better smoke and lighting effects, the cars look no better than in MW...WHY 256MB OR 512MB Graphics card memory and then say GeForce 6600 series... 2gb Of RAM??? F.E.A.R is the most demanding game graphicaly and i could use 128mb 6600gt with 1gb RAM & AMD64 3200+...

I'd love to know Why the specs are so high, as i can seemost people not just spending money on the game but also to upgrade their systems to play a game :roll:

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 17:34
by Janx14
i dont think these are the real reqs...

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 18:21
by DarrenR21373
If these are the real specs, I don't think they'll be selling many copies!

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 19:01
by xkalibur80
http://www.nfs-carbon.net/need-for-spee ... ements.php

hmmm fake u think? or an over zelous expectation? :?

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 19:03
by korge
If anyone flames at you xkalibur, I got your back. I hate bandwagons just as much as you do and you are spot on about Carbons graphics.

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 19:28
by darknight788
recomended 2GB of ram :shock: SH*t !!!!!!!! carbon is going to run like crap on my comp :cry:

Re: What are E.A playin at

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 19:39
by PSZeTa
xkalibur80 wrote:I'd love to know Why the specs are so high, as i can seemost people not just spending money on the game but also to upgrade their systems to play a game :roll:


Funny that people still are laughing at consoles that PC are always superior.

And then the same people complain that the system requirements are too high. Heh.

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 19:45
by 2furio
It is definately NOT necessary to make a whole new thread on the reuirements of Carbon...especially since they've been posted in the official NFS Carbon thread... :roll:

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 19:49
by YaelDjiel
Janx14 wrote:i dont think these are the real reqs...


same :?

2gb ram? c'mon... what for

gfx card starting at 6600?

this isnt Crysis LOL

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 20:08
by xHaZxMaTx
Recomended 2Gig's of RAM? *cough*Bullcrap*cough*

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 20:09
by korge
YaelDjiel wrote:this isnt Crysis LOL


Its a shame is doesnt look like it either. :roll:

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 20:43
by M@r!n0
xkalibur80 wrote:http://www.nfs-carbon.net/need-for-speed-carbon-requirements.php

hmmm fake u think? or an over zelous expectation? :?



yeah..but that's not an official site..;)

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 21:56
by -[Drift_King]-
COOL.I have all of these minimum sysitem requirments.Hope it will work.

PostPosted: 23 Sep 2006, 23:52
by EVO_VIII
xkalibur80 wrote:...
3.6 Ghz Intel Xeon or equivalent processor
...

Xeon!? :shock:
Xeon processors are for servers aren't they??
lol we need to buy a server to run NFSC????
M@r!n0 wrote:
xkalibur80 wrote:http://www.nfs-carbon.net/need-for-speed-carbon-requirements.php

hmmm fake u think? or an over zelous expectation? :?



yeah..but that's not an official site..;)

agree~;) that's not the NFS offical site.:)
"2GB of ram" and "GFX starts at 6600" is impossible.....at least for now, maybe we need more memory and better GFX card in later NFS series.

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 01:06
by spike_minoda
i think it's fake or just someone guessing ,coz we dont need a workstation to run NFSC.

btw ,such company like EA never gonna let the system requirement go that high.

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 02:35
by Toshiro
If these are the req's, then I barely slide past....

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 02:42
by prince1142003
Ok, check it out. EA has introduced a lot of features into Carbon to widen it's fanbase. Nissans have made it back. There are two different Mitsubishi Eclipses. Drift racing has made it back.

EA is not going to loose more than half it's fanbase by making the minimum requirements so high. The recommended may be high considering that when Windows Vista finally hits the market, PCs will need a lot of power to run it. But I repeat, EA is not going to alienate more than half of it's fanbase by making the minimum requirements so high.

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 05:02
by 2furio
Ok...no offence, but what is the point of proving these are not the real requirements when it's obvious they're not?

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 05:05
by prince1142003
Because a lot of people just can't seem to get it through their heads that EA is not that stupid.

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 10:09
by Cento_1307
EVO_VIII wrote:
xkalibur80 wrote:...
3.6 Ghz Intel Xeon or equivalent processor
...

Xeon!? :shock:
Xeon processors are for servers aren't they??
lol we need to buy a server to run NFSC????

Yes & no... they're for dual and multi-processor platforms which are mostly used in servers and workstations.

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 16:46
by xkalibur80
2furio wrote:Ok...no offence, but what is the point of proving these are not the real requirements when it's obvious they're not?


I know wat u mean BUT, these specs had to come from somewhere and bein as they were on the Unofficial Carbon Website and NOT on the Official site, people who search for specs like i did get that as the result!!!!

I know 2furio posted specs in the Carbon discussion, but my point still stands, Where did these specs come form and how did E.A allow em to be released.

I do know that Carbon Will be able to Utilise FULL Pixel Shader 3 & Duel Processor. I believe on what most people say on here, IF you can play MW on full graphics and @ hi res, i'm sure you will be able to play Carbon with no worries...(We Hope). As new newer Games come out developers will always push the specs higher and higher.

Every one knows Consoles NEVER have this problem hense they tend to sell more copies as a percentage. But i wont be buyin it for my xbox! because theres always something missed out :evil:

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 17:02
by PSZeTa
Somebody could've sucked the specs out of his thumb, duh.

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 17:02
by bashderq
The specs are a product of a stoned mind. Since when did games need a minimum req of 3GHz processor?

I can go on but there's no point in beating a dead horse.

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 18:02
by xkalibur80
bashderq wrote:The specs are a product of a stoned mind. Since when did games need a minimum req of 3GHz processor?

I can go on but there's no point in beating a dead horse.



hehe,
to be honest i felt the same when i 1st read em, there are a few games out at moment that require 3ghz or equivilent, but these specs are actually (so i've just found out) the same specs for Windows Vista :shock: WTF....so some gimps made up some outlandish specualtion and hope E.A get hold of this gezza n slap :?

PostPosted: 24 Sep 2006, 18:31
by The Gravedigger
xkalibur80 wrote:but these specs are actually (so i've just found out) the same specs for Windows Vista


No they're not... it can run on nearly the same system as Windows XP, why do you think XP had the 'old windows' theme in it.

These specs are bull, if it's running on the same engine as MW then you don't need anything more than that.