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Dragon Age: Inquisition system requirements revealed

Dragon Age: Inquisition

"Made for PC Gamers by PC Gamers" is the title of the brief teaser attached to this post, and according to EA, Dragon Age: Inquisition is "fine-tuned for excellent mouse and keyboard play," supports 4K resolution, AMD's Mantle, and various visual and interface options. But gamers who don't bring the latest-and-greatest hardware to the table have a more fundamental question to deal with: Will it run?

Here's what you need if you want to play:

OS: Windows 7 or 8.1 64-bit
CPU: AMD six core CPU @ 3.2 GHz, Intel quad core CPU @ 3.0 GHz
System RAM: 8 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7870 or R9 270, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
Graphics Memory: 3 GB
Hard Drive: 26 GB
DirectX 11

Or, if you're playing on a slightly older setup, here are the minimum system requirements:

OS: Windows 7 or 8.1 64-bit
CPU: AMD quad core CPU @ 2.5 GHz, Intel quad core CPU @ 2.0 GHz
System RAM: 4 GB
Graphics CARD: AMD Radeon HD 4870, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Graphics Memory: 512 MB
Hard Drive: 26 GB
DirectX 10

I don't think it's ever a particularly good idea to try running a game with a minimum-spec machine, but the baseline for Inquisition really is quite low—low enough that it should theoretically run reasonably well on any decently-equipped gaming rig, even one that's a few years old. BioWare also released four new screens from the PC version of the game, and they do look awfully pretty.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition


Dragon Age: Inquisition comes out on November 18.

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.