A little bit concerned about my computer being able to run Saints Row: The Third
2 years ago  ::  Oct 28 2011 - 7:48PM
Posts: 116

Saints Row: The Third is coming out soon, and I am hoping to buy it for the PC preferably over the Xbox 360 due to Xbox 360 related issues. While reading the system requirements thread over and over again, my DxDiag report does look like it can run Saints Row: The Third without a problem. The issue I'm having now, is that my copy of Grand Theft Auto IV, on Steam, can't run smoothly even while on its lowest settings. I even reformatted the computer and updated the graphics drivers and started the game again just to see how well it could run. Grand Theft Auto IV still can't run smoothly and seeing that Saints Row: The Third is a newer game, with possibly a more detailed graphic setting, I can only think about asking someone to be able to determine the answer about my computer being able to run Saints Row: The Third. If not, what other hardware updates could I go for other than downloading driver updates from my graphics card manufacturer? I'll leave a copy of my DxDiag report below. Note that I have only posted what I deemed useful from the DxDiag report. If there's anything else you need to know, do reply.

System Information

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 620 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.6GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 7936MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11


Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9100
Chip type: GeForce 9100
Display Memory: 3815 MB
Dedicated Memory: 231 MB
Shared Memory: 3583 MB
Current Display Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Native Display Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (60.000Hz)

The system requirements thread can be found here (although I don't think anybody reading this should have a problem finding it)

2 years ago  ::  Oct 28 2011 - 8:57PM
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The 9100 could give you problems. We list the 8800 because it's a solid card, and still used by a ton of people. Generally, when it comes to minimum, the accepted cards are 8800, then it skips to the 9800 and above. All the cards between 8800 and 9800 aren't fantastic (unless it's the GTS/GTX version), and you could run into some issues at minimum settings.

Your CPU and RAM should do just fine though.

2 years ago  ::  Oct 28 2011 - 9:43PM
Posts: 116

So in a nutshell, it sound like my graphics card itself isn't supported in these crime sandbox games. Unless a miracle happens, it might be safer to buy the game for Xbox 360 then. Alright, thanks for the assistance.