The box states that the minimum requirements are:
Dual core P4 3.0GHz
1024MB of RAM
GF 7800 256MB
My system meets these requirements.
2 3.06GHz Xeons (not dual core, 2 actual CPUs)
GF 7800GS 256MB (latest drivers)
Even with everything in the graphics options set to "very low," AA/AF/PP off, and view distance set to 600m, the game is basically unplayable. I can't complete the first campaign mission because my framerate is < 10FPS and the LODs of the foliage and buildings default to something so low beyond 100m that I really can't even tell what I'm looking at in the environment.
I meet the minimum requirements, so I was hoping that I could at least play the game even if it wouldn't look so good. Unfortunately, that isn't the case. Basically, I'm just wondering if I'm missing anything. Switches, perhaps a way to force higher LODs (ala OFP--I can live with 10FPS if I'm able to tell the difference between a house and a rock in the distance,) or anything else I may have overlooked.