Can it run Hearthstone?

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  1. adgjr4

    adgjr4 New Member

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    I'm seriously considering buying a Surface 3 for school, and I'm wondering if it can run Hearthstone fairly decent. I'm just curious, it's not a deal breaker if it can't.

    Has anyone here tried playing it on their device?
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    According to SystemRequiremnetsLab.com there is insufficient dedicated video ram 32mb vs 256mb minimum and the CPU is questionable but they probably just don't have details on the Atom X7-Z8700 yet.
    The minimum CPU is listed as Intel Pentium D for which the lowest model has a Passmark score of 593 while the Atom X7-Z8700 scores 1725.

    So I'm not sure what the effect of below minimum dedicated Video ram would be on an otherwise qualifying system. It might be passible IDK.

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    Against my better judgement I am installing it now to test for you. This will be on the 4gb ram model. I'll get back to you when it's done, I on't enjoy the fastest internet connection in the world alas.
     
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    hughlle Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If this is the one you are referring to: http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/

    Then I can confirm that it works just fine. It's just a card game. the videos when you are loading the game up are a bit sluggish, but once I was into the game it worked just fine. Unless there is some kind of magic 3D battle section to the game that I did not encounter in the 5 minutes playing it.
     
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    Thanks to both of you! I really appreciate that you took the time to download and test it, hughlle.
     
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    Given that it's also an android/ios game I figured it couldn't be that much of a demanding game. Mine was set to medium graphics by default, and I changed nothing.
     
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    It also runs HL2 and SC2 quite well
     

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