NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Talk about NBA 2K9 here, as well as all previous games in the NBA 2K series.

Will your computer be able to run NBA 2k9?

Yes, it will run fine
100
54%
Yes, but I barely meet the minimum requirements
37
20%
No, but I plan to upgrade for this game
29
16%
No, I guess I won't be playing 2k9 on PC this year
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11%
 
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby fumanchu on Mon May 25, 2009 4:38 pm

ATi Radeon HD 4670 512mb ICEQ cooler

can this run my nba2k9...

i recently had a problem with my current vidcard...since i'm not a hardware techy guy, i'm asking for opinions...i'm on a tight budget right now but this i can afford...so can this run my games like grid and nba 2k9 or even gta4?

thanks
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Christian. on Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:09 am

Edit: just got a new video card, 9400GT 512mb. My fps is 30-40.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby wicked waway on Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:47 am

christian. wrote:Edit: just got a new video card, 9400GT 512mb. My fps is 30-40.


interesting,

at what settings bro?
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Christian. on Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:17 am

All in high settings.

Thanks for your previous advise man. (Y)

btw, I got it for P2,100.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby wicked waway on Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:39 am

sayang bro, for P300 more you could have gotten a 9500GT GDDR3

http://www.rsun.com.ph/catalog.php?cat=VPC

but anyway, if it works fine for you then its all good :D

To any RP based guys looking for a cheap card here is a good one, 9600GT for only P3850..
I remember buying an 8800GTS 320mb last 2007 for P17000+ and this one is about as strong and oh so cheap..damn

http://www.rsun.com.ph/view_item.php?item=VPC199
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Christian. on Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:11 am

Yeah, my bad, I was very eager to buy a new graphic card that I forgot to check other stores. It was too late, I already purchased a 9400gt when I saw another store that sells a 9500gt for P2500. (sa katapat na tindahan lang yun bro ng binilihan ko ng 9400gt)
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby wicked waway on Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:16 am

congrats on the new card anyway :D

can you do me a favor bro? can you run the fraps benchmark (f11) Id like to see the minimum and maximum a 9400GT can do, would also be helpful to the thread to see how each card performs

might also be a good idea for a thread eh? so those shopping for graphics cards can see which one will be good enough for their needs/budget

anyway heres mine

specs on sig

1680x1050
MSAA 4x
MSAA quality 2x
Anisotropic Filtering 16x (forced via nvidia CP)
All high (Player detail ultra high)
All ON


vsync on
2009-06-04 00:16:44 - nba2k9
Frames: 2058 - Time: 34412ms - Avg: 59.804 - Min: 57 - Max: 61

vsync off

2009-06-04 00:22:22 - nba2k9
Frames: 1974 - Time: 29248ms - Avg: 67.491 - Min: 52 - Max: 88
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Christian. on Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:26 am

Sure man, I'll do it tomorrow when I got home from work.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Christian. on Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:03 pm

Specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo
E4500 @ 2.20GHz
1GB RAM
Nvidia GeForce 9400 Gt 512MB

NBA 2K9 Settings:
800x600
MSAA: Off
MSAA Quality: N/A

All in high settings
Player in Ultra High
All ON

Vsync ON
nba2k9 2009-06-04 10-56-32-48
Frames: 154
Time (ms): 5000
Min: 29
Max: 33
Avg: 30.8

Vsync OFF
nba2k9 2009-06-04 10-59-50-73
Frames: 248
Time (ms): 5000
Min: 43
Max: 63
Avg: 49.6

it's pretty low compared to wicked's spec but decent enough to play the game.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Arget on Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:13 pm

I'm thinking of buying this computer. Can I run NBA 2k9?

AMD X4 64BIT PHENOM QUAD CORE PROCESSORS AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 7750+ AM2+
AMD PROCESSOR COOLING FAN AMD SOCKET AM2 STANDARD COOLING FAN
SOCKET AM2 MOTHERBOARDS Asus M3A76-CM DVI Socket AM2/ RADEON 3000
DDR2 RAM DUAL CHANNEL 4GB (2x2GB) DDR-2 800MHZ PC-6400
SATA II HARD DRIVES 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB CACHE (HIGH PERFORMANCE)
DVD-RW DRIVES 22X DVD-RW DUAL LAYER W/LIGHTSCRIBE
PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARDS ATI RADEON 3000 256MB VIDEO DVI & VGA (onboard)
SOUND CARDS REALTEK 8-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD
NETWORK CARDS REALTEK 10/100/1000 Ethernet Network Card (onboard)
COMPUTER CASES BBC TURBO III MID-TOWER ATX
POWER SUPPLIES OKIA A-POWER 450 WATT ATX POWER SUPPLY

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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Angelo on Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:51 pm

The system can run it but the video card cant

Edit: The system can run it well but the video card isnt capable enough to make it playable
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Pdub on Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:57 pm

The Radeon 3000 series should be able to run the game, but not very well.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby wicked waway on Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:46 am

whats the point of saying it will run if it will run it as a slideshow?
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby shadowgrin on Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:40 am

Quit being a smart arse, at least they are trying to help.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Pdub on Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:32 am

whats the point of saying it will run if it will run it as a slideshow?


Can I run NBA 2k9?


I honestly don't know how well(probably not well at all) an onboard graphics chip will run the game, but the minimum ATI chip that is supported is an ATI x1300 with 128 mb of video ram. The 3000 should be supported.

If you can afford to put down some more money and buy a videocard along with that system, you will be in good shape for running the game on max settings plus eye candy if necessary.

It all depends on what your main focus is for wanting to buy a computer.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Arget on Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:07 am

Well, the seller lets me add a 512MB nVIDIA 8400GS PCI-EX VIDEO CARD for $43. Would I be able to run it then? Also, I'm thinking of expanding the RAM to 6gb.

Or would adding a 512MB GeForce 9400GT DVI/HDCP PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARD for $53 be better for gameplay?
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Pdub on Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:11 am

You would be able to play it ok with either of those videocards. I'm not sure how much videocard power is really needed to run the game on maximum. That is what you want, right? To run the game on maximum settings, with moving jerseys and high res crowd? If you aren't worried about playing on maximum settings, then get one of those cards you mentioned. Otherwise, look into buying a videocard separately.

If you want to be able to play other games on your computer that are new, you may have to spend $100 on the videocard alone.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Arget on Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:59 am

Pdub wrote:You would be able to play it ok with either of those videocards. I'm not sure how much videocard power is really needed to run the game on maximum. That is what you want, right? To run the game on maximum settings, with moving jerseys and high res crowd? If you aren't worried about playing on maximum settings, then get one of those cards you mentioned. Otherwise, look into buying a videocard separately.

If you want to be able to play other games on your computer that are new, you may have to spend $100 on the videocard alone.

I'm looking to just be able to play the game at a modest setting with good fps, so I'd say around high, very high settings. Would getting the 9400 make a big difference? I can live without max settings. I'm not really planning on playing any other games, besides 2k10 if it's any good.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Pdub on Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:33 pm

I guess it will do.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby wicked waway on Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:47 pm

shadowgrin wrote:Quit being a smart arse, at least they are trying to help.


I wasnt trying to help?! really now?
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby wicked waway on Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:56 pm

Arget wrote:Well, the seller lets me add a 512MB nVIDIA 8400GS PCI-EX VIDEO CARD for $43. Would I be able to run it then? Also, I'm thinking of expanding the RAM to 6gb.

Or would adding a 512MB GeForce 9400GT DVI/HDCP PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARD for $53 be better for gameplay?


no point upgrading to 6Gb, just save the money for a better videocard

a 9400GT would be ok at low resolutions (i guess) based on christian.'s post

NBA 2K9 Settings:
800x600
MSAA: Off
MSAA Quality: N/A

All in high settings
Player in Ultra High
All ON

Vsync ON
nba2k9 2009-06-04 10-56-32-48
Frames: 154
Time (ms): 5000
Min: 29
Max: 33
Avg: 30.8

Vsync OFF
nba2k9 2009-06-04 10-59-50-73
Frames: 248
Time (ms): 5000
Min: 43
Max: 63
Avg: 49.6


So yeah if you are running at that resolution then I guess youd be ok, other than that try to push the budget to at least an 8600GT/9500GT or even a 9600GT these shouldnt

I was checking newegg and the price difference between a 9400GT and a 9600GT can be less than $10 but the performance gap is HUGE making the difference well worth it..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814139048
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814143130
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby shadowgrin on Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:02 pm

wicked waway wrote:
shadowgrin wrote:Quit being a smart arse, at least they are trying to help.


I wasnt trying to help?! really now?

I didn't say you were not trying to help. I said you should quit being a smart arse to the other posters that are trying to help.
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby Pdub on Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:34 am

Know what? You might as well go for a better budget card. Spend at least $100 and you will be fine.

http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_a ... y=popular-

This 3870 is a 100.

http://stores.tomshardware.com/search_g ... oms_charts
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby wicked waway on Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:55 pm

I agree with Pdub

if you are shopping for a videocard, go with at least a 9600GT/HD3870/8800GT/9800GT these are cheap nowadays and some can be had for below $100

the price difference between them and the more expensive but current gen low end cards like a 9500GT isnt much considering the huge performance difference

heres some "random" charts I found on the web and see how a big jump in performance there is from a 9500GT to a 9600GT..again this 9500GT is about the same as an 8600GT and is better than a 9400GT (dont care if 512mb or 1 or 2Gb as it wont be able to use that amount of vRAM anyway)

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I think this a $20 price difference is very much justified
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Re: NBA 2K9 System Requirements-Can I run the Game?

Postby jusagamerk26 on Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:22 am

hi guys..i have a little problem on getting a consistent fps.
here is my system:
amd athlon 64 x2 5000+ 2.61ghz
2gb of ram
9600gt 1gb
windows xp sp2
updated all drivers..

im getting about 45-55 fps but there are times that it suddenly goes down. it really annoys me because it is so noticeable. i believe i can get more with my system. any help is appreciated.. thanks guys..

by the way i got all my settings on high except the crowd, it is on medium.. i cannot put the players on ultra high because of the lag.. :(
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