Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Minimum Specs Hold Few Surprises

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅21.10.2014 12:15:56




Activision's upcoming first person shooter Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the latest instalment of the best-selling franchise franchise and developed by Sledgehammer Games this time around, yesterday had its Steam page updated to reflect a set of minimum requirements ahead of its November 4th release. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Advanced Warfare's system requirements are very similar to last year's CoD: Ghosts, bumped very slightly in both CPU and HDD categories.

Minimum Specs

OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit / Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Processor: Intel® CoreTM i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD PhenomTM II X4 810 @ 2.60 GHz or better
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 @ 1GB / ATI® Radeon™ HD 5870 @ 1GB or better
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 55 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX-compatible
Additional Notes: Field of View ranges from 65°-90°




The need for at least an older-generation (dual-core) Intel Core i3-530 is a slightly heavier impediment than the previous Core2Duo E8600, but once again 6GB RAM will likely prove to be a more pressing hurdle for budget gamers. Duelling AMD and NVIDIA GPU requirements (the HD5870 is generally the faster of the two cards by far) may indicate better optimisation for NVIDIA's architecture from older generations, and the green team have been known to work closely with CoD studios on their PC ports. In this age of multiple terrabyte HDD's 55GB doesn't sound like much, but could stretch those running the game on a compact SSD.

Given that their minimum specs are similar, recommended specs for CoD: Advanced Warfare could closely track those for CoD: Ghosts. If so a GTX 760/R9 280, 8GB RAM and quad-core Intel i5 are likely to be components of choice for high-quality 1080p gameplay.

One final point worth noting is the 65-90 degree FoV range. It's not clear if this is a set range adjustable in-game, or a reflection of normal FoV compared to looking down sights, but the former would certainly be a welcome addition to PC gamers.


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