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How firm are The Witcher 2's minimum required specs?

I went out and bought The Witcher 2 yesterday. But unfortunately it seems not matter how low I put the graphics settings it still runs horribly, it skips around and the video cant even keep up with the sound.

My Comp is as follows:

Windows 7 64-bit AMD Phenom II x6 1055t (6 CPUs) ~2.8GHz 6GB Ram (2 1GBs @ 1333 and 2 2GBs @ 1333)

ATI Radeon HD 5450 with 1 GB dedicated and 3 GB total

My settings for the game were set on low spec and the resolution is set at 1366x768

I have Directx11 and I updated my video driver to the most current one (released 5/9/11) and the graphics are still no good.

If anyone can help please let me know

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See gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/22396 –  badp May 29 '11 at 14:50
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The minimum requirements of The Witcher 2 for the graphics card are an Nvidia GF 8800GT or an equivalent AMD graphics card. Your Radeon HD 5450 is an HTPC card, not a graphics card meant for playing games. It has about 1/4 of the performance of the minimum requirement (see this test in german, compare it with the 9800 GT).

I'm sorry, but you're below the minimum requirements and I don't believe you can get the game to run adequately on your computer without a graphics card change. But everything else in your computer seems fine for the game, so you would only need to put in a new mid-range graphics card.

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would a PNY - GeForce GT 440 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics Card be a suitable card? –  Rob May 29 '11 at 11:05
    
I would try to go for something a bit better like a ati 5770. –  user10009 May 30 '11 at 23:53
    
@Rob_IGS I don't think it will be enough. I would suggest you to buy at least and ATI 6850/6870 or nVidia GTX 460 / 550 Ti. –  Drake May 31 '11 at 10:49
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