NVIDIA's Nzone says no need to buy new hardware

, posted: 25-Apr-2006 15:44

A press release arrived from Nvidia earlier, about a new feature on their Nzone "stealth sales portal". Quiet day, and I haven't checked out Nvidia's stuff for ages, so thought I'd write a few lines about the Husdawg-supplied System Requirements Lab applet that now graces Nzone.

Do I have the hardware necessary to "unleash a gaming experience that is rich in visuals and strong on performance"? Well, I clicked on the link to the new Tomb Raider game, and the Click here to test your system link on the page that popped up. A warning dialog asking me if I wanted to allow a Java applet to run appeared. Being a trusting soul, I let it do just that, and what do you know:

Nzone result

Looking good! I can play Tomb Raider no worries, even with my scungy old AGP 4X ATI Radeon 9800 PRO card. Well, maybe, because my system is a tad below the Recommended level so Lara Croft may not be able to deal to the baddies in hi-res glory on my box. Oh well. Minesweeper still runs OK so maybe I'll stick with that.

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