Call of Duty: Ghosts Official System Requirements

Subject: General Tech | October 25, 2013 - 04:17 AM |
Tagged: consolitis, call of duty

I will preface this with a statement: I neither love nor hate Call of Duty. I completed the first Modern Warfare campaign once on the PC and have not touched the franchise since; the fourth was my only experience (this was due, in part, to Activision being the first to raise PC game prices up to console parity -- too expensive for what it was worth to me). If you like Call of Duty then by all means enjoy it. I even like a couple Michael Bay films (The Rock and the parts of Armageddon with Steve Buscemi and Bruce Willis).

NVIDIA, on the other hand, loves Call of Duty. It was the showcase for several aspects of the GeForce Experience as they were announced, from game optimization to SHIELD streaming. They also announced the minimum specifications for the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts before Activision even acknowledged them.




As it turns out, they were basically spot on (go figure). The only mistake NVIDIA made was accidentally demanding users reserve 50GB of Hard Drive Space when the game only requires 40GB.

The actual minimum specifications are:

  • 64-bit Windows 7 or 8
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 40 GB Free Storage
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 5870
  • Broadband connection for Steam and Multiplayer.

Needless to say these specifications are... high. It looks, at least to me, like Infinity Ward decided to design the PC version entirely around the Xbox One and PS4 version. I can see this becoming a very big problem for laptop gamers. Of course, desktop users can get more RAM (even Micro ATX LGA 775 motherboards can support 8GB of it). Then again, some users might want to save the $80-or-less buying whatever sticks they need to top up to 8GB. Last Holiday season, 8GB was just $30.

Call of Duty: Ghosts arrives November 5th.

Source: Activision

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October 25, 2013 | 04:27 AM - Posted by Branthog

I'd planned on buying COD for the 360, because that's where I always play it (for the few weeks I can, until I finally crack under the incessant screeching children, wannabe disc jockeys and rappers, and racism and homophobia and shut it off for another year). However, it sounds like it might be worth buying on two platforms just to see how they compare and if they're really pushing anything on the PC.

I do know they've been promoting that they treat the PC differently and really try to expand it as much as possible for available hardware above and beyond the console. Would like to see if they're blowing smoke or not.

October 25, 2013 | 07:55 AM - Posted by Randomdude7867 (not verified)

So the minimum specs are Nvidia 450 or AMD 5870 . What does that mean ?
AMD 5770 or 5850 won't work , but the Nvidia 450,460 , etc will ?

I'm guessing that even slower systems will work , albeit with low settings . Also Multiplayer is a question .

October 25, 2013 | 12:21 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

GTX 450? I don't think that exists. Typo or something. Should be GTS 450 or GTX 460.

October 25, 2013 | 01:03 PM - Posted by Scott Michaud

That's a "4am typo". Fixed.

October 25, 2013 | 12:47 PM - Posted by ltguy005 (not verified)

design the PC version entirely around the Xbox One and PS4 version....

A HD5870... that doesnt bode well for consoles. They dont have near the graphics muscle of a 5870.

November 6, 2013 | 01:23 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nor do they have the muscle of a 5850 or even the 5830. How does the GT 450 and GTX 460 which are slower cards than the 5850 work with the game and the 5850 does not? This is fd up. The only way I can see this possible is if the game was purposefully programed to work with the lower end Nvidia cards and not the 5850. If a 460 plays it a 5850 should play it no problem.

November 6, 2013 | 01:25 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

shoot if the 450 plays it the 9800 GTX+ with a dx crack should play it. LOL

November 23, 2013 | 07:13 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Yeah that is strange. But I actually heard from some people that they were able to play ghosts with the 5850 overclocked. So it should play it with a good cpu. Just do not expect beauty, Expect more beast. We all just have to accept the fact that the first generation dx 11 cards were not as future proof as we were led to believe. I remember this one guy in a forum post back in late 2009, I think he played batman allot. Anyway he was talking about how people were dumb for dumping there dx 10 cards in order to get dx 11 cards. He said he was sticking with his 9800GTX+ untill dx 11 games came out. Afer his comment he got alot of nasty replies lol. And another even said the 8800 ultra was better than his 9800GTX+. You know typical narcissistic crap. And it turns out the 9800 guy he was right. There was really no need up until now to dump old dx 10 cards. Which means if the guy did keep his card he got his money out of it.

Oh yeah here is the old posts and arguments. Pricless

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