Sacred 2: Default textures versus Elite Graphics
The Collector's Edition of Sacred 2 doesn't just come with a lot of bonus material, but also offers the "Elite Graphics” DVD that enhance the texture quality. We took some comparative screenshots for you.
If you own the Collector's Edition of Sacred 2, you can enjoy the high-res textures. But they "cost” a lot: Sacred 2 already requires 12 GiByte on the hard drive and the Elite GFX textures add another 9 GiByte and instead of 400 MiByte VRAM they require 600 MiByte. Therefore the system requirements were adjusted:
After the installation of the Elite Graphics DVD the option "Elite” is added to the texture quality options. We made some comparative pictures on a Radeon HD 4870 (1,024 MiByte VRAM). Because our version doesn't support quick saving and quick loading yet, our shots aren't absolutely identical, since we had to walk to the appropriate locations every time.
At the moment we cannot give any comments about the performance of the game, since we haven't had the Day-One-Patch. The Radeon HD 4870 reached between 20 to 45 fps at 1.680 x 1.050 with 4x anti aliasing and 16:1 AF. On the next pages you can find our comparative screenshots.
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