Hearts of Iron III system requirements

  Armchair 12:39 14 Jun 2009

o Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/Vista
o Processor: 3GHz dual core processor
o Memory: 2 GB of RAM
o Hard Disk Space: 4 GB
o Video Card: Graphics card with at least 1 GB onboard memory
o Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
o DirectX®: Direct X 9.0

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First time I've seen a game that NEEDS 1GB of VRAM just to run, lol.

  Armchair 12:49 14 Jun 2009

Also, here are the specs. for the new Ghostbusters game.........

OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 or AMD Athlon X2 +3800 *
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Drive Space: 9 GB free hard disk space
DVD-Rom Drive: Dual layer, 8X speed or faster
Video Card: ATI Radeon X1800-series 512 MB, Intel G45 Express Chipset, NVIDIA GeForce 8400 512MB**
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
Direct X: DirectX version 9.0c (included) or higher
Input: Keyboard, mouse, or Xbox 360 gamepad
Other: Internet connection required for first-time authentication (connection not required after authentication)
* Dual core processors, such as the Intel Pentium D 805, are not supported.
** Video cards that have only 256MB of RAM are not supported.
OS: Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 series, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 series or higher video card

Seems a bit over the top.........

  mrwoowoo 19:15 14 Jun 2009

Wow.I'm glad i don't like that sort of game.
Even the card i was thinking of upgrading to won't support that.
Just started playing Half life 2 again and the great thing is that i can have everything maxed out graphically even on my modest system.
The frame rate never drops below 120 FPS and the graphics are stunning.

  Armchair 09:31 16 Jun 2009

If these specs. are now the common minimum for new PC games, I can easily imagine console sales increasing massively.

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