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    Valve will release Half-Life: Alyx on Monday, 23rd March

    And Valve has released a trio of new screenshots of City 17 to tease you.
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    Re: Valve will release Half-Life: Alyx on Monday, 23rd March

    So not only is the livingroom PC not up to minimum spec with its R9 285 GPU (expected) but they want a 6 core 1600 cpu minimum as well? Hmm, this is working out to be a rather expensive game

    Edit: Hmm, the i5-7500 is only 4 threads so the 2200G *might* squeak it.

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    Re: Valve will release Half-Life: Alyx on Monday, 23rd March

    I'll play it in a few years if its any good. If it is good might kick start VR we shall see.

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    Re: Valve will release Half-Life: Alyx on Monday, 23rd March

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    So not only is the livingroom PC not up to minimum spec with its R9 285 GPU (expected) but they want a 6 core 1600 cpu minimum as well? Hmm, this is working out to be a rather expensive game

    Edit: Hmm, the i5-7500 is only 4 threads so the 2200G *might* squeak it.
    the first gen ryzen was pretty terrible(at gaming) compared to intel, i suspect thats why the 6 core amd to 4 core intel requirements...

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    Re: Valve will release Half-Life: Alyx on Monday, 23rd March

    Wow, 6 cores required.
    So my replacement PC (last one stolen) will just cope as I am getting an i7 8700K for it (from a friend who is upgrading, so relatively cheap)
    Been playing the old Half Life games recently and surprised how well an older NUC is coping with it.

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    Re: Valve will release Half-Life: Alyx on Monday, 23rd March

    Quote Originally Posted by aniilv View Post
    the first gen ryzen was pretty terrible(at gaming) compared to intel, i suspect thats why the 6 core amd to 4 core intel requirements...
    Ryzen 1st gen wasn't so bad that it requires 12 threads AMD vs 4 threads Intel If they really can use 12 threads then that would be quite impressive though, beyond the usual couple of cores for the game and a couple for camera processing and head tracking for the VR headset.

    From the specs I think they just haven't spent much time on the low end AMD specs so just high balled it. For example, if it runs OK on an 8GB RX 580 then would a slightly slower RX 570 really not cut it?

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