Whether you're new to Norrath or you're a highly skilled veteran, things behind the curtain are constantly changing...like technology. EverQuest II has been alive and kicking for many years now, and one difference from when the game first launched is the availability of bigger and better hardware to support your playing experience. So to keep up with the changing times, we've updated the forum FAQ about hardware requirements.
You will need a card that supports DirectX 9 features, such as pixel and vertex shaders.
Having 256MB of RAM on the card does make a difference. Basically, more memory lets you run higher-quality textures without swapping them, thus increasing performance.
When you install the game, it examines your hardware configuration and sets the graphic options for you to balance visual quality with performance.
The simple answer is to use the best components you can afford. Keep in mind that the game is designed with the future in mind. It will take CPUs and video cards that aren't on the market yet to be able to play our game with all options cranked up to full. The idea is that as computers get faster and faster, our game will look better and better without needing an engine overhaul.
That said, you will be able to run EQII on current hardware and have a very pleasing framerate with excellent image quality.
Can you RUN It? comes highly recommended.
|Allakhazam credits this post by Amnerys at the SOE Official Forums for some of the info in this article.|