The Division's Minimum And Recommended Specs Revealed, Hold Few Surprises

👤by Tim Harmer Comments 📅25.01.2016 20:40:10



Ubisoft's upcoming multiplayer near-future shooter Tom Clancey's The Division has flown under the radar since its initial reveal at E3 2013, due mainly to a slipped release date and relatively little social media buzz. Thankfully however this true next-gen title now has both a release date and a set of minimum and recommended PC specifications for players to cogitate on before they get their hands on the game.

Minimum PC System Specs

Supported OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only).

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400 | AMD FX-6100, or better.

RAM: 6GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 2 GB VRAM (current equivalent NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760) | AMD Radeon HD 7770 with 2 GB VRAM, or better – See supported List*.

Notebook support: Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as they are on-par in terms of performance with at least the minimum configuration. For an up-to-date list of supported hardware, please visit the FAQ for this game on our website: http://support.ubi.com

DirectX: Version 11

Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available space.

Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Dual Layer.

Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller.

Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 256 kbps upstream, or faster.

Recommended PC System Specs

Supported OS: Windows® 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 | AMD FX-8350, or better.

RAM: 8GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 | AMD Radeon R9 290, or better – See supported List*

Notebook support: Laptop models of these desktop cards may work as long as they are on-par in terms of performance with at least the minimum configuration. For an up-to-date list of supported hardware, please visit the FAQ for this game on our website: http://support.ubi.com

DirectX: Version 11

Hard Drive Space: 40 GB available space.

Optical Drive: DVD-ROM Dual Layer.

Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller.

Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 512 kbps upstream, or faster.

*Supported NVIDIA cards at time of release: GeForce GTX500 series: GeForce GTX560 (2 GB VRAM) or better • GeForce GTX600 series: GeForce GTX660 or better • GeForce GTX700 series: GeForce GTX760 or better • GeForce GTX900 Titan series: GeForce GTX960 or better

*Supported AMD cards at time of release: Radeon HD7000 series: Radeon HD7770 (2 GB VRAM) or better • Radeon 200 series: Radeon R7 270 or better • Radeon 300/Fury X series: Radeon R7 370 or better.




Whilst a little spicy in terms of the CPU recommendations - Intel's Core i5-2400 is a quad-core CPU from the Sandybridge era, the AMD FX-6100 is a 6-core design (naturally, AMD and Intel cores aren't directly comparable) - it should only be a little tough on the small number of gamers running dual-core Intel or quad-core AMD designs. Meanwhile, as minimum specs go, AMD's HD7770 or NVIDIA's GTX 560 with at least 2GB VRAM will be relatively straightforward; potential users should be careful to ensure that they have the 2GB VRAM however, many models were shipped with less.

Increasingly NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 970 or AMD' Radeon R9 290 are the go-to recommended graphics hardware for AAA games, and so it's no surprise to see them here. Neither are what you would describe as the 'cheap option', but both are pretty much the best 'bang for your buck' GPUs for gaming. Just how much performance they will grant won't be known until release.

In the past Ubisoft have been somewhat hit-and-miss in the quality of their PC ports. The Far Cry series is typically very solid after the first few weeks, whereas Assassins Creed is much more variable. The studio is claiming that they've put significant development focus on the PC version of the game, including developing a dedicated mouse/keyboard controlled customisable UI, PC to PC multiplayer, and integration with your Steam friends list; that bodes well for a great PC experience at or soon after release.

A Beta for the PC version of The Division opens on the 29th and runs until January 31st. Access to the beta is guaranteed by pre-ordering the game, but you can also try your luck by signing up to the Beta wait-list. The full game is scheduled for release on March 8th for PC, XBOX One and PS4.

SOURCE: Ubisoft Blog


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