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BioWare reveals PC specs needed for new Mass Effect 3

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jan 2012 20:20 User comments (8)

BioWare reveals PC specs needed for new Mass Effect 3 Developer BioWare has revealed the specs necessary for the new Mass Effect 3 PC game (or at least for the first demo).
The minimum specs:

CPU - 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)

RAM - 1GB for XP / 2GB RAM for Vista/Win 7

Disc Drive - 1x speed

Hard Drive - 15 GB of free space

Video - 256 MB* (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)

Sound - DirectX 9.0c compatible

DirectX - DirectX 9.0c August 2009 (included)


The recommended specs:

OS - Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7

CPU - 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)

RAM - 2GB for XP / 4GB RAM for Vista/Win 7

Disc Drive - 1x speed

Hard Drive - 15 GB of free space

Video - AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB or greater, NVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB or greater

Sound - DirectX 9.0c compatible


The first demo (more information and availability here) will have single and multi-player modes. The single-player mode will have about 2 hours of content including the opening level.

Multiplayer will open on February 17th and include 2 maps.

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8 user comments

124.1.2012 1:12

i bet some kid that bought his computer at Best Buy is shaking his head right now......CUSTOM COMPUTER FTW!

224.1.2012 8:22

Originally posted by EzCeazy:
i bet some kid that bought his computer at Best Buy is shaking his head right now......CUSTOM COMPUTER FTW!
lol nice comment im investing in a custom computer very soon but still doing my research.. my 2009 laptop meets all the minimum req eh ill run it on it.

324.1.2012 12:07

Originally posted by EzCeazy:
i bet some kid that bought his computer at Best Buy is shaking his head right now......CUSTOM COMPUTER FTW!
The laptop I bought form Best Buy should run it just fine. The beauty is I had a Toshiba SLI from 2008 then in early 2011 that one crapped out and Best Buy couldn't fix it. Good thing I got the warranty because I was able to get a computer that equaled the price of what I paid in 2008 (not specs...value). That netted me a laptop with i7, 6gb of ram, and an HD5870. If I had to buy a new one I would have bought one that was more powerful but since it was a replacement I think I got a pretty damn good deal. It's not as powerful as making your own rig but since I got the insurance I can just sabotage my current laptop when the warranty is about to run out and get another new one. Not entirely honest but then again neither is Best Buy... even their name is a lie ;)

424.1.2012 16:08

Originally posted by 3MUK:
Originally posted by EzCeazy:
i bet some kid that bought his computer at Best Buy is shaking his head right now......CUSTOM COMPUTER FTW!
lol nice comment im investing in a custom computer very soon but still doing my research.. my 2009 laptop meets all the minimum req eh ill run it on it.
I recommend waiting for the new Intel procs coming in April under the Ivy Bridge name. 3720QM is the best bang for buck I think. Intel Mobos are the best in my opinion. 1600MHz RAM. Nothing else to research my friend.......unless this is your first time building.

524.1.2012 16:53

never heard of "1x speed Hard Drive".

625.1.2012 10:18

Quote:
never heard of "1x speed Hard Drive".
No kidding, but disc drive is referring to CD-ROM which did exist at 1x.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Jan 2012 @ 10:19

725.1.2012 13:31

i helped a co-worker in the mid 90's to install a 1x cd rom drive in his computer.

827.1.2012 13:10
Zoo_Look
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Originally posted by ddp:
i helped a co-worker in the mid 90's to install a 1x cd rom drive in his computer.
I would hope even back then ALL CD drives were at least 1x speed... Or they would be playing music too slow anyway.

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