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nixbooxnixboox Member Posts: 1,041 Arc User
I haven't upgraded my computer in a long time but one of the other threads I was reading got me interested in what people are using to run this game.

I have:

Core I7 5930k (40 PCIE lanes) @ 3.6ghz
SATA RAID 0 7200 RPM with 4 drives
16G DDR4
2x GTX 980 SLI
4k TV monitor (3840x2160)
Gigabyte x99 motherboard with 4x SLI support.

Usually I have no problems running this game and only get occasional lag. There is no upgrade path for the CPU so I'd need to get a new MB/CPU combo if I upgraded. I don't know if adding a third GTX 980 would improve performance in 3xSLI configuration or if it would be better to switch to a newer graphics configuration. I used to have a Crossfire setup with two 5770s but they couldn't handle Risa in the summer at all. I wonder if the new 2080 graphics from Nvidia make any difference in this game with their built-in ray tracing?
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  • davefenestratordavefenestrator Member Posts: 9,997 Arc User
    edited May 2019
    > I don't know if adding a third GTX 980 would improve performance in 3xSLI configuration or if it would be better to switch to a newer graphics configuration.

    I've never had a problem using a single GTX 980 but at 1080p. It's possible your GPUs are having problems with 4K but it's more likely that any lag you're getting is from network issues or (rarely) the server, not from your GPU or CPU.
    I wonder if the new 2080 graphics from Nvidia make any difference in this game with their built-in ray tracing?

    Nope, wait for the 2180 or AMD's 7 nm GPUs before upgrading.
  • duasynduasyn Member Posts: 490 Arc User
    My old PC had one GTX 550Ti, and could run at medium settings. I'd hope that two 980s would let you do at full graphics.

    Current PC has a 1070Ti and runs it at full. Can do /renderscale 2 without issue. Of course, in either case my monitor is a bit old and just does 1920x1080. So your screen resolution is probably the place it bogs it down?

    Unless you can find a deal on a 1070 or 1080, which is more than enough for STO, best to wait. The whole ray tracing thing is more gimmick than useful to all but a few games. And you're gonna pay big bucks for it.
  • garaks31garaks31 Member Posts: 2,832 Arc User
    i5-4210M
    120GB SSD
    16GB RAM
    GeForce 840M ,getting old but works fine with sto
  • husanakxhusanakx Member Posts: 1,309 Arc User
    AMD Ryzen 2200G
    AMD Radeon RX 570
    16 GB 3200
    512GB adata 8200sx m.2

    Linux xxxx 5.1.1-2-MANJARO #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat May 11 12:12:50 UTC 2019 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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    Steam Proton 4.2-5

    Got impatient waiting for Ryzen 3000 and retired my older Intel rig. 2200G integrated vega chip so I can recycle it down to one of the kids or something if I do jump on a 3000 later this year. 1920x1080 FXAA everything set to high... 70-120 FPS depending on the map. Not bad for a machine that cost me less then 500 bucks Canadian.
  • peterconnorfirstpeterconnorfirst Member Posts: 6,223 Arc User
    edited May 2019
    Prozessor:
    Intel Core i7-8750H (Intel Core i7)
    Grafikkarte:
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Kerntakt: 1101 MHz, Speichertakt: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 390.94, Optimus
    Hauptspeicher:
    16384 MB, 2x 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2400, Dual-Channel, alle Slots belegt, max. 32 GB
    Bildschirm:
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  • mightybjorn1984#3519 mightybjorn1984 Member Posts: 12 Arc User
    My gaming/streaming rig is an iBuyPower custom rig.

    iBuyPower Element glass gaming case
    ASUS X299 Mark 2 motherboard
    i7-7800x 3.5 (6 core) CPU
    4x DDR 4-3000 8gig RAM
    NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU
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    Thermaltake 750 watt 80 gold Power supply
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  • leemwatsonleemwatson Member Posts: 4,693 Arc User
    nixboox wrote: »
    I haven't upgraded my computer in a long time but one of the other threads I was reading got me interested in what people are using to run this game.

    I have:

    Core I7 5930k (40 PCIE lanes) @ 3.6ghz
    SATA RAID 0 7200 RPM with 4 drives
    16G DDR4
    2x GTX 980 SLI
    4k TV monitor (3840x2160)
    Gigabyte x99 motherboard with 4x SLI support.

    Usually I have no problems running this game and only get occasional lag. There is no upgrade path for the CPU so I'd need to get a new MB/CPU combo if I upgraded. I don't know if adding a third GTX 980 would improve performance in 3xSLI configuration or if it would be better to switch to a newer graphics configuration. I used to have a Crossfire setup with two 5770s but they couldn't handle Risa in the summer at all. I wonder if the new 2080 graphics from Nvidia make any difference in this game with their built-in ray tracing?

    Your hardware is more than capable. I'd wait to see what improvements happen with performance come now they are focused on 64 Bit.

    I run this on a laptop, and the only issue is frame-rate because the game doesn't access all the performance of my laptop, which runs fine with other games.
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  • mustrumridcully0mustrumridcully0 Member Posts: 12,961 Arc User
    i7-7700 @ 3.6 GHz, 4 Cores
    16 GB RAM
    1 TB SSD
    2 TB HDD
    NVIDEO GeForce GTX 1070 16 GB
    27 Inch Monitor: 2550 x 1440 (Main Display)
    24 Inch Monitor: 1920 x 1080

    You don't need all that much hardware for STO. But I recommend 2 monitors to everyone. Contemporary games work relatively well with alt-tabbing between monitors and so on, so you can use your browser and play STO at the same time. Very useful to research stuff. Or to entertain yourself on the side while doing Admiralty or DOFFing. ;)
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  • seaofsorrowsseaofsorrows Member Posts: 10,913 Arc User
    I mostly play it on my VR Rig which is obviously overkill for STO. The PC was not built for this game..

    Intel Core i7 8700k @ 5.0 Ghz
    Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming WiFi
    16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 LED
    Samsung Evo 970 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe HD.
    Gigabyte GTX 1080Ti Gaming OC Edition.

    Running STO @ 2560x1440 on Asus 27" 144hz IPS Screen.

    Sometimes though I play from my Laptop which is an MSI GT72 6QD Dominator Pro. It has a GTX 970M and it can easily handle STO at 1080p Max Settings.

    This isn't the type of game that most people build a PC specifically for. I have a friend who plays it on a $700 Dell Laptop with no problems.
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  • w00qw00q Member Posts: 121 Arc User
    edited May 2019
    ThinkPad X1 Extreme (workstation class for prosumers/gamers):
    i7-8850H (8th generation CPU, Six cores @ up to 4.1 GHz)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti Max-Q 4GB GDDR5
    32 GB RAM DDR4 dual channel
    M.2 NVMe PM981 SSD
    Vivid 4k LCD screen

    It's the first time we can freely play 1080p STO in its full glory ;)
  • echattyechatty Member Posts: 5,732 Arc User
    I have no idea what hardware is inside my PC

    Except that the MB is a Gigabyte. And it has a six core processor. Have no idea what the vid card it.
    Now a LTS and loving it.

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  • tacticoolfugga#9235 tacticoolfugga Member Posts: 377 Arc User
    edited May 2019
    I’m currently running a MacBook Pro Retina mid-2012 with the GeForce 650m with Win10 in boot camp. Can run the game just fine on a reduced resolution without sacrificing much eye candy. STO unlike other newer games seems to be very configurable to my laptop’s hardware and still look good. Granted it’s an old game.

    I’m currently building a new desktop mini-itx with an Intel 9900k and Geforece RTX 2070 to handle today’s modern games (at 1080p with a Widescreen 15.5”) mostly due to fact that I’m tired of the Discovery content of STO and am looking elsewhere for gaming.
  • salazarrazesalazarraze Member Posts: 3,789 Arc User
    Your hardware shows no issues at all. Any persisting lag is likely internet/network related. Side note, not at all an issue with STO generally but still worth mentioning: personally I would never use a TV in place of a solid monitor with Gsync. I use a dell 27" 1440p. I've considered upgrading to one of the newer and larger 4k models but I haven't seen anything yet with the features that I want. Low response time, gsync, 4k with 40+ inches.
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  • steaensteaen Member Posts: 630 Arc User
    I use my computer.

    I did used to run it on my toaster, but I got fed up with all the pop ups.
  • jaguarskxjaguarskx Member Posts: 5,945 Arc User
    I do not believe STO supports more than 1 GPU. I suppose the best way to see GPU usage is to use MSI Afterburner.


    As for the hardware I use to play STO... I basically uses laptops nowadays. I actually have not used my desktop at all for over 4 years. The laptops I use to play STO are as follows:

    - Dell Latitude 3540 (Business laptop) - Dual core i5-4200u, 1080p screen, Radeon HD 8850m dedicated GPU, 8GB of RAM. The Radeon HD 8850m from 2013 is good enough to play STO; it is about equal to a nVidia 940mx released in 2015.

    - Dell Inspiron 7559 - Quad Core i5-6300H, 1080p screen, GTX 960m, 8GB of RAM.

    - Overpowered 15+ - Hex Core i7-8750H, 1080p 144Hz screen, GTX 1060 16BG of RAM.
  • sarah2774sarah2774 Member Posts: 227 Arc User
    STO plays fine no lag but have to change some settings.

    Inter core i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30 GHz, 4 GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 210. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.

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  • protoneousprotoneous Member Posts: 2,591 Arc User
    Dell XPS 15 9560 (2017)
    Processor: 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ (3.8GHz boost)
    Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU 4GB + Intel HD Graphics 630
    Memory: 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
    Storage: 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1TB 2.5" SSD
    Screen: 15.6" FHD (1920x1080), 16:9, IPS, Anti-glare, InfinityEdge display
    Connectivity: 802.11ac, 1x USB-C 3.1, 2x USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C, HDMI, SDXC
    Chassis: CNC machined aluminum, Carbon fiber composite
    Expansion: Dell Thunderbolt Dock (TB16) to Dell UltraSharp 27" U2717D Monitor (2560x1440), calibrated

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  • banshirbanshir Member Posts: 96 Arc User
    Core 2 Duo E6750 @ 2.66GHz
    8GB DDR2 RAM, was 6GB two months ago
    GeForce GTX 660

    I play at 1920 x 1080, all settings at maximum.
  • vetteguy904vetteguy904 Member Posts: 3,451 Arc User
    my rig is older than the OP's i7 4770K, 32 g ram ssd, GTX 770 i run pretty much highet resolutions and settings
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