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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare recommended system specs revealed

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Activision revealed the minimum system requirements for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare earlier this week, and they're pretty steep. Now the recommended specifications have been unveiled on Steam, and if you have a hat, I suggest you hold onto it.

Here's what you're going to need to play the game well:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.30GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 @ 4GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 55 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0c Compatible 16-bit

The good news is that the 55 GB drive space requirement hasn't ballooned any, but that's still some pretty heavy iron. Looks like my poor ol' Core 2 Quad and I will be waiting awhile to play this one.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes out on November 4.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.