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System Specs Revealed for Aliens vs Predator

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 31 comments

Anxiously waiting for the upcoming Aliens vs. Predator reboot? Take a look at the minimum and recommended hardware requirements.

Although we haven't seen anything official come across the newswire, apparently Sega has revealed the minimum and recommended system requirements for the PC version of Aliens vs. Predator, according to fansite AVPGalaxy.net. Based on the provided requirements, the game won't need an utterly super beefy gaming rig to achieve the ideal experience.

However, gamers wanting a taste of AVP's native DirectX 11 support will need a graphics card based on ATI's Radeon HD 5670 at the least--these are priced relatively cheap for under $100. Boards based on Nvidia's upcoming DirectX 11-compatible "GF100" Fermi GPU won't be quite as cheap, but may give ATI's Radeon HD 5870 a run for it's money when it hits the market.

Nevertheless, here are the sacred specs for Rebellion's upcoming AVP reboot:

Minimum Requirements

  • Windows 7/ XP/Vista
  • 1 GB System RAM (XP)/ 2 GB System RAM (Vista)
  • 3.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4/Athlon 64 3000+ or equivalent processor
  • DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 128 MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better, ATI X1600 or better)


Recommended Requirements

  • Windows 7/ XP/Vista
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 or equivalent processor
  • 2 GB System RAM
  • DirectX 9.0c compliant video card with 512 MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI HD2900 PRO or better)


On another note, fans of the original Aliens vs Predator (Classic) PC game, released back in 2000, can grab the digital version from Steam for a mere $4.99. Steam is also offering Universe at War: Earth Assault and three additional, exclusive AVP skins for gamers who pre-order the new installment.

Finally, there's already talk about DLC and a sequel to the not-yet-released Aliens vs. Predator PC game. Although nothing is set in stone, Rebellion co-founder Jason Kingsley said "much of that will come down to Fox and Sega." Kingsley's recent interview with CVG regarding the game and the future of the franchise can be found here.

Aliens vs. Predator is slated to hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the PC on February 16 in North America, and on February 19 in Europe.

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    ca87 , January 21, 2010 6:32 PM
    Games to throw at my 5970 anyone? that thing is just sitting there hungry and waiting for somthing hot!
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    vulmer , January 21, 2010 6:30 PM
    Glad I decided to go ahead and get a 5850 instead of waiting for Nvidia to release their dx11 cards. AvP is going to be great!
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    vulmer , January 21, 2010 6:30 PM
    Glad I decided to go ahead and get a 5850 instead of waiting for Nvidia to release their dx11 cards. AvP is going to be great!
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    ca87 , January 21, 2010 6:32 PM
    Games to throw at my 5970 anyone? that thing is just sitting there hungry and waiting for somthing hot!
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    SneakySnake , January 21, 2010 6:35 PM
    I've expecting that about a 5850 will be required to max it with acceptable fps.

    Should be a great game
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    megamanx00 , January 21, 2010 6:40 PM
    Cool. Seems pretty easy on the system requirements. I'll have to see how my two 3850s do with it.
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    nevertell , January 21, 2010 6:41 PM
    What are those recommended requirements meant for ? Running the game at 480p with medium details ?
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    Dylvh , January 21, 2010 6:53 PM
    I'm Picking up my Radeon 5870 this weekend.
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    sacre , January 21, 2010 7:06 PM
    I may not have the 5850, but my Dual 2GB GTX285's are very hungry for something to test them out, that combined with my 3.6GHZ I7920, 6GB of 1600mhz ram, with an X-Fi Titanium pro, all on my EVGA X58 board.. I need a real game to play, Crysis just doesn't cut it anymore.
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    flyinfinni , January 21, 2010 7:21 PM
    specs look about the same as every new game that comes out- catered to low-end hardware so that the consoles can play it.
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    mickey21 , January 21, 2010 7:36 PM
    Free Universe at War with every AVP classic game on Steam for 4.99... That was a step in the opposite direction than trying to get me to buy the AVP classic title... Universe at War blew so many chunks... And I am an RTS guy even (not that I dont enjoy an fps now and then)... Slim pickings lately I tell you... Too bad CNC4 is going to suck more than CNC3 abandoned its roots...
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    CptTripps , January 21, 2010 7:45 PM
    i7920, 9GB, and a 1GB 4850 raring to go. Probably have to lose the AA to play at 1920x1200 but I just can't bring myself to buy a 58xx series card until I see what Fermi can do/costs.
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    Anonymous , January 21, 2010 7:49 PM
    Those are not correct recommended system specs. Those are recommended system specs of a PC game about 1-1.5 years ago. This game is not even out yet. Unless it is the most efficient game known to man, an 8800GT will only run it well on low settings, and a core 2 duo will not run it with ease.
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    Anonymous , January 21, 2010 7:57 PM
    I'll say it again, these are not the correct recommended system specs. For example, you can not 'recommend' DirectX 9.0c when it supports DirectX 11. Makes no sense..
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    Shadow703793 , January 21, 2010 8:04 PM
    2t43bereI'll say it again, these are not the correct recommended system specs. For example, you can not 'recommend' DirectX 9.0c when it supports DirectX 11. Makes no sense..

    Perhaps it has DX9 code also, ie. Crysis DX 10 vs Crysis DX9.
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    notty22 , January 21, 2010 8:18 PM
    This is a step up from some even lower minimums
    Dirt 2
    Minimum System Requirements
    Processor: Pentium 4 @ 3.0GHz or Athlon 64 3000+
    Display Card: GeForce 6800 GT 256 MB GDDR3 /Radeon X1300 or above
    Memory: 1024MB
    Free Disk Space: 12.5GB
    Operating System: Windows XP

    You guys need to remember they have to sell alot of these games to make
    money or go bankrupt which means no more games. Thats why the minimums
    allow more gamers to play. these are a step up from the avg of last
    year.
    SO EASY !
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    TheDuke , January 21, 2010 9:13 PM
    woo
    not that steep and DX11
    plus the greatness of feeling the overwhelming power of a predator
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    FoShizzleDizzle , January 21, 2010 9:14 PM
    Come on notty2, sales like that will only net a few dollars from people who don't know anything about computer gaming. Since when can anyone actually play a game with the "minimum requirements"? Heck, most games are still barely playable with the 'recommended requirements'.
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    lifelesspoet , January 21, 2010 9:29 PM
    When I got into computer gaming, FPS took the crown for graphics power and MMORPG were lower specs games for mass appeal. These are the minimum specs for Star Trek online to be released within a month of each other.
    System Requirements
    OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit)
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.8 Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 3800+
    Memory: 1GB RAM
    Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 / ATI Radeon X1800 / Intel HD Graphics
    Sound: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Soundcard
    DirectX: Version 9.0c or Higher
    HDD: 8GB Free Disk Space
    Network: Internet Broadband Connection Required
    Disc: 6X DVD-ROM

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    Gin Fushicho , January 21, 2010 9:38 PM
    Soooooo..... They are not asking for much then.
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    hemelskonijn , January 21, 2010 9:59 PM
    flyinfinnispecs look about the same as every new game that comes out- catered to low-end hardware so that the consoles can play it.


    Your wrong its catered to the lowest denominator so they dont have to spend loads of money or countless hours to port it.
    Consoles dont have lower end hardware in them per se (cell rules almost any cpu if used correctly).
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    matt87_50 , January 22, 2010 12:01 AM
    hemelskonijnYour wrong its catered to the lowest denominator so they dont have to spend loads of money or countless hours to port it.Consoles dont have lower end hardware in them per se (cell rules almost any cpu if used correctly).


    CPU < CELL
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