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I just can't wait for this game. Always been a fan of the series even before the dirt rename. And Dirt 2 was just so awesome on PC i have no doubt 3 will be too, and, even if it is a port. I already know it will be a very very good one!!!
    
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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.

Huh? No. That's not true. Perhaps some games you can 'max out' with recommended specs, but even recommended specs don't always get your game 'maxed out' (while playing the way intended).

Although fluidity of the game and FPS are a matter of personal experience, even maxed out games without higher than enthusiast grade hardware generally doesn't do them at 60FPS or better.
    
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These system requirements are so funny and pretty worthless. They make themselves look like noobs, since they don't even put an equal AMD and Intel CPU in the requirements. An Athlon 64 X2 2.8GHz is a lot faster than a Pentium D 2.8GHz. Same with the Core i7 and Phenom II, the i7 is faster. Also the Phenom II series ranges from 3.1GHz X2s to 3.3GHz X6s, so a pretty broad range. The Core i7 requirement is not as broad but consists of i7 920 up to the i7 990X hexa-core and i7 2600K Sandy Bridge. Then you have the GPU requirement which lists an entire series instead of an actual video card, which is a total joke. Are they telling me that the 8400GS could run it decently?
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It takes any 6xxx card but needs an i7? Uhh....

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Console port
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Either that or they really just throw down random **** for marketing purposes. However, I do remember Assassin's Creed requiring (minimum) the exact cpu I had and it running at 100%.
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metro 2033 said it needed i7 as well. It's marketing scheme.
This. And it ran the same on my i3. This is just rubbish, Dirt 2 wasn't anything special and I doubt Dirt 3 will be much better.
    
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I don't think it's ridiculous. The only two games I can't pretty much max out with playable frame rates are Metro 2033 and Dirt 2. Dirt 2 jerked really bad.
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I don't think it's ridiculous. The only two games I can't pretty much max out with playable frame rates are Metro 2033 and Dirt 2. Dirt 2 jerked really bad.
Something is wrong with your rig

My old athlon x2 @ 2ghz and HD 5770 could max it smoothly.



And a game requiring lots of power is NOT acknowledging PC gamers!! It's the opposite. The game is gonna be poorly optimized for the PC. Just like black ops.
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Now I have to buy a radeon 6000 series because it's recommended,and my nvidia is not good enough .LoL
    
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And a game requiring lots of power is NOT acknowledging PC gamers!! It's the opposite. The game is gonna be poorly optimized for the PC. Just like black ops.
Proof?

Since the dawn of PC gaming, developers have made the "recommended" system specs very high, to help push new tech. If you look at the minimum specs, you will notice how LOW they are.

Both Dirt and Dirt2 (as well as Grid) all ran smoothly on modest hardware. Just because the dev says "hey go get an i7" doesn't mean that this game is poorly coded. It means the dev probably has Intel in it's pocket, and they are trying to push new tech.
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