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Minimum
OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 2.8GHz, Intel Pentium® D 2.8Ghz
Memory: 2GB
Hard Disk Space: 15GB
Video Card: AMD Radeon™ HD 2000 256MB, NVIDIA® GeForce® 8000 Series 256MB
DirectX®: DirectX® 9
Sound: DirectX® compatible soundcard

Recommended Specifications: Enhanced for DirectX 11
OS: Windows Vista® or Windows® 7
Processor:AMD Phenom™ II or Intel® Core™ i7
Memory: 3GB
Hard Disk Space: 15GB
Video Card: AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series
DirectX®: DirectX® 11
Sound: DirectX® compatible soundcard

Good to see some developers giving the PC the attention it deserves. no source...because its on steam.
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metro 2033 said it needed i7 as well. It's marketing scheme.
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It is just marketing. They get paid from AMD and Intel, to "trick" consumers into buying new hardware, by recommending it, when it is of course not needed...
    
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Mmmm... I can just imagine the extremely detailed clouds of dust...
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Doesn't it say played best with i7 or something to that affect on DiRT 2? I doubt it could use hyperthreading lol. I don't think they should be allowed to "lie" on them like that, I know its recommended but still.
    
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ummm, metro 2033 recommended requirements are accurate. Max everything out on that baby, not just high settings, and see how it performs.


Minimum is what it takes to play the game, recommended is what it takes to play the game maxed out. Seems like they did a good job making it scalable to a ton of systems.


whoever said they get paid to push the new hardware fails to realize 1 thing. They are still suggesting older gpu cards, when they could be putting the minimums as the up to date equivalents.
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Console port
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadarocker;13229365 
Doesn't it say played best with i7 or something to that affect on DiRT 2? I doubt it could use hyperthreading lol. I don't think they should be allowed to "lie" on them like that, I know its recommended but still.

It does, yes. An i7 + an, at the time, not yet released graphics card IIRC. The game engine is CPU happy, but I'll bet $10 that Dirt 2 is less CPU dependent than F1 2010. The AI killed CPU's in that game.

EDIT: Oh wait, the HD 5000's had been released a month before. Still, recommended was mad for the time. The i7 recommendation sure made people cry.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MaxFTW;13229372 
Console port

Please expand on this issue. If you are going to come out and slanderize a game, please have evidence (or even theories) to back it up. You are helping to make the phrase "console port" into a stereotype.

This particular developer has always been good to the PC community, so I want to know what your reasons are for stating what you did.

And if you haven't already, please read the TOS in regards to proper punctuation and professionalism.
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Am I the only one that noticed that "Phenom II" can range from 2 to 6 cores? This game will not run max on a dual, they should've put an X4 at the end of that.

Also, 15 GB HDD space.
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