EA's Mirror's Edge System Recommendations Published Ahead Of Closed Beta

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅20.04.2016 18:36:28


Mirror's Edge Catalyst - the reboot/remake of critically acclaimed adrenalin-fuelled first-person parkour-em-up Mirror's Edge that's being developed by EA DICE - will enter Beta on April 22nd, and to ensure that everyone is on the same page both minimum and recommended PC specifications have been released. Those with an eagle eye on videogame releases in the past year should be unsurprised to see familiar hardware on the recommended list, although they may raise half an eyebrow at disparities between NVIDIA and AMD GPU suggestions (this time benefiting the Red Team).

MINIMUM:

OS: Windows® 7 64-Bit (use the latest Service Pack)
CPU: Intel i3-3250 / AMD FX-6350. (Note: Mirror's Edge Catalyst requires at least 4 logical cores to run.)
RAM: 6 GB
HARD DRIVE: At least 25 GB of free space
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 650 Ti 2GB or better / AMD Radeon™ R9 270x or better
INPUT: Keyboard and mouse, dual analog controller

RECOMMENDED:

OS: Windows® 10 64-Bit (use the latest Service Pack)
CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 at 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 at 4.0 GHz
RAM: 16 GB
HARD DRIVE: At least 25 GB of free space
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 4GB or better / AMD Radeon™ R9 280x 3GB or better
INPUT: Keyboard and mouse, dual analog controller


The most important fact is that Mirror's Edge Catalyst requires at least 4 logical CPU cores to run, which will immediately rule out older dual-core CPUs that don't feature hyperthreading or similar tech. Most Intel and AMD desktop models will be sufficient in theory, but driver overheads in particular may hamper certain underpowered configurations. Unsurprisingly systems with as many as eight logical core are the recommendation, even if Intel Ivybridge and AMD Bulldozer aren't at the current cutting edge.

NVIDIA's GTX 970 continues in its role as the GPU recommendation of choice for publishers in 2015 and 2016, but few would view AMD's R9 280X as a match. Then again, plenty of time was spent optimising the Frostbite 3 engine for AMD GCN hardware and this investment appears to continue to pay off. Either way, if you have an NVIDIA or AMD-powered gaming rig from the past few years, Mirror's Edge Catalyst's system requirements should hold few concerns.



The Mirror's Edge Catalyst Beta runs from April 22nd to 26th (sadly signups are closed), so listen out for reports this weekend on the pre-release performance of various hardware configurations. Release is scheduled for May 26, however Origin Access subscribers should see it pop up ahead of time under their Play First Trials initiative. Digital distribution of the game is likely to be exclusive to Origin for the time being.


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