Minimum and Recommended Specs

This section is intended to give people a little more guidance than just the raw data. But first, the raw data, as presented elsewhere:

Minimum:


CPU: Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHz or Phenom II X2 545
GPU: GeForce GTS 250 or Radeon HD 4830
RAM: 3GB
OS: Win7 64

Recommended:

CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz or Phenom II X4 955
GPU: GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 6950
RAM: 4GB
OS: Win7 64

Comparing your computer to the specs

If you do not know what your computer specs are (which quite likely covers a large number of people), a good way to find out is to head for a service like www.CANIRUNIT.COM to check. The site will ask to run a test of your system - you'll need to allow it to proceed so that it can run a benchmark on your system. The answers are NOT guaranteed, but it should give you a good indication of where you stand - and is the simplest and quickest way to check. If it says you can run the game, it SHOULD be right.

An alternative way to measure and compare is to use Passmark. This will download benchmarking software that you can use for free for 30 days: http://www.passmark.com/products/pt.htm. If you download, install and run, it will give you a set of numbers you can compare to ours. One of the catches with this is that the benchmark numbers for our Min/Rec specs can change. As of 21 April 2015, the Passmark scores corresponding to the specs are (we'll update these if we see them change):

Minimum:

CPU: Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66GHz [1,883] or Phenom II X2 545 [1,914]
GPU: GeForce GTS 250 [901] or Radeon HD 4830 [962]
Recommended:

CPU: Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz [4,071] or Phenom II X4 955 [4,021]
GPU: GeForce GTX 560 [3,117] or Radeon HD 6950 [3,180]

Basically, compare the CPU and GPU numbers you get from the Passmark Performance Test software - they need to be above the numbers on our spec, obviously.


Non Supported Hardware (and Software) - There are no plans for future support for these systems.
  • IntelHD Integrated Graphics Chips
  • 32bit Operating Systems