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Call of Duty: Ghosts and Watch Dogs Need 6GB RAM, 64-bit

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Both games will require 6 GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system.

The system specs for the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts have appeared on Nvidia's GeForce site, revealing that the upcoming game will require 6 GB of RAM and a 64-bit operating system at the very minimum. The recommended system requirements only show the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780, which isn't surprising given the game one of the flagship Nvidia-branded "Battlebox" titles slated to hit store shelves this holiday season.

According to the minimum requirements, Call of Duty: Ghosts will need an Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 chip clocked at 2.66 GHz, or an AMD Phenom X3 8750 processor clocked at 2.4 GHz, or better. On the GPU front, gamers will need a Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti or an AMD Radeon HD 5870, or better. Other requirements include 6 GB of RAM, 50 GB of HDD space, a DirectX compatible sound card, and a broadband connection for multiplayer and product activation.

Meanwhile, several sites have managed to scrape up the new system requirements for Watch Dogs after Ubisoft said earlier this week that the previous lists weren't "official." Unfortunately, the current PC hardware requirements still take a great deal of luck to pull up, which PC Gamer clearly points out. This time, there are only two lists revealing that PC gamers will still need a 64-bit operating system and 6 GB of RAM at the very least.

Minimum
* Supported OS: Windows Vista SP2 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit
* Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 @ 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0 GHz
* RAM: 6 GB
* Video Card: 1024 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0
* Sound Card: DirectX 9 compatible sound card
* This product supports 64-bit operating systems ONLY

Recommended
* Processor: Core i7 3770 @ 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
* RAM: 8 GB
* Video Card: 2048 VRAM DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 or higher
* Sound Card: Surround Sound 5.1 capable sound card
* Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:
   -- Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or better, GT 500, GT 600, GT 700 series;
   -- AMD Radeon HD 5850 or better, HD 6000, HD 7000, R7 and R9 series
   -- Intel Iris Pro HD 5200

Watch Dogs is also shown as a Nvidia Battlebox-certified game, as is Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Batman Arkham Origins. As PC Gamer points out, over 50 percent of the Steam user-base are using 4 GB of RAM or less, meaning they won't meet the minimum system requirements for Call of Duty: Ghosts and Guard Dogs at the least. Even more, many of these machines may not be capable of competing in the AAA gaming space.

Activision's Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to arrive on Microsoft Windows, the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii U on November 5. Ubisoft's Watch Dogs is slated to launch on Microsoft Windows, the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii U on November 19.

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    chimera201 , October 9, 2013 8:51 AM
    "As PC Gamer points out, over 50 percent of the Steam user-base are using 4 GB of RAM or less"

    Because they didn't need it till now since the new consoles are coming and what PC gamers get are the console ports.
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    n3cw4rr10r , October 9, 2013 9:22 AM
    CoD needing 6gb ram is the funniest post of the year. I mean nothing has changed since CoD 4, unless you count the "dog".
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    adimeister , October 9, 2013 9:03 AM
    50gb space in HDD? :o  That's crazy.
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    TidusJames , October 9, 2013 8:45 AM
    "Call of Duty: Ghosts and Guard Dogs at the least"
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    itzsnypah , October 9, 2013 8:45 AM
    Flameo 50GB of HDD space for a SINGLE game? Looks like I'm finally going to have to get a HDD...
  • 19 Hide
    chimera201 , October 9, 2013 8:51 AM
    "As PC Gamer points out, over 50 percent of the Steam user-base are using 4 GB of RAM or less"

    Because they didn't need it till now since the new consoles are coming and what PC gamers get are the console ports.
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    clonazepam , October 9, 2013 8:55 AM
    No reason for the recommended to not list the sandy bridge i7-2600K really.

    Solid, engaging gameplay trumps graphical prowess.
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    whiteodian , October 9, 2013 8:59 AM
    Damn, my 5870 is the now the minimum. Time for an upgrade.
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    adimeister , October 9, 2013 9:03 AM
    50gb space in HDD? :o  That's crazy.
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    greghome , October 9, 2013 9:09 AM
    How is a GTX550 Ti equivalent to a HD5870?
    I remember my HD6950 ( HD5870 ) equivalent beating a GTX560 Ti and on par with a GTX570 when OC'ed
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    jimmysmitty , October 9, 2013 9:14 AM
    Quote:
    "As PC Gamer points out, over 50 percent of the Steam user-base are using 4 GB of RAM or less"

    Because they didn't need it till now since the new consoles are coming and what PC gamers get are the console ports.


    True but not all console ports are equal. When done right, a console port can take advantage of a PCs power.

    Max Payne 3, out in 2012, was recommended to have 2GB or more of VRAM and needed 3GB at 1080P to max out the game with AA.

    It depends on the game company and how willing they are to use the hardware PCs have.

    I am sure it will get better with the new consoles but I doubt they will all require a HD7970 or GTX780 etc.
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    rohitbaran , October 9, 2013 9:20 AM
    Hah, so now COD is also highly unoptimized bloatware apart from being a pathetic repetitive shooter (well, COD:BO2 did some changes I agree, but not a whole lot imo).
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    hapkido , October 9, 2013 9:21 AM
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    On the GPU front, gamers will need a Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti or an AMD Radeon HD 5870, or better.


    Yeah right.

    First, I don't believe a game studio goes from making low-demanding DX9 games to the most graphically demanding game ever in one year.

    Second, I don't care how sloppily they ported the game or how much they went out of their way to avoid testing on AMD cards during development, a 5870 is roughly twice as powerful as a 550ti. That would be like BF4 listing the minimum requirements as a gtx680 or hd7850.
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    n3cw4rr10r , October 9, 2013 9:22 AM
    CoD needing 6gb ram is the funniest post of the year. I mean nothing has changed since CoD 4, unless you count the "dog".
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    lpedraja2002 , October 9, 2013 9:23 AM
    @ greghome

    maybe its better optimized for nvidia?

    Watchdogs is also coming for xbox360 and ps4 so unless they're shipping a completely different game for those consoles I don' see why a PC's min req would demand 6gb of ram. Still, this is fine by me. Just more of a reason to upgrade my 5 year old PC haha.

    Thumbs up if you're still rockin a Core 2 architecture!
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    the1kingbob , October 9, 2013 9:38 AM
    AMD should have pushed to unify the underlying drivers for PC and console, then all this talk about optimized for nvidia would be rubbish since the new consoles run AMD cards. I highly doubt that the 550ti will perform as well as the 5870, this has to be a typo or they were paid by nvidia to say this to make AMD look bad.
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    eza , October 9, 2013 9:40 AM
    Tom's need to benchmark Watchdogs on a variety of hardware for us.

    I can't imagine that the game will refuse to run on a 4GB machine - there'll just be a bit (a lot?) of swapping to disk.

    My trusty old overclocked Q9550 with 6GB and unlocked HD 6950 will be able to handle it no trouble, I'm sure.
    Haswell was such a disappointment that I'm not going to upgrade until next year's processors.
    I've never had a CPU remain so viable for so long as my Core2Quad.
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    ddpruitt , October 9, 2013 10:03 AM
    Quote:
    "As PC Gamer points out, over 50 percent of the Steam user-base are using 4 GB of RAM or less"

    Because they didn't need it till now since the new consoles are coming and what PC gamers get are the console ports.


    Actually from what I've seen most Steam users play more of the Indie and older games (myself included through my machine has more than the recommended). Very few play the "latest and greatest" AAA titles. I'd be curious to see how the game breakdown on Steam looks like, I'm almost certain to be that a game like FTL outsells either of these 3 to 1.
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    Kieran Warren , October 9, 2013 10:09 AM
    Damnit, why did the 570 only have 1.25GB RAM, its the main bottleneck for me now :(  And I can't afford to upgrade
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    digiex , October 9, 2013 11:11 AM
    This surely will not on a console.
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    rrbronstein , October 9, 2013 11:15 AM
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    Tom's need to benchmark Watchdogs on a variety of hardware for us.

    I can't imagine that the game will refuse to run on a 4GB machine - there'll just be a bit (a lot?) of swapping to disk.

    My trusty old overclocked Q9550 with 6GB and unlocked HD 6950 will be able to handle it no trouble, I'm sure.
    Haswell was such a disappointment that I'm not going to upgrade until next year's processors.
    I've never had a CPU remain so viable for so long as my Core2Quad.


    you do know its not going to get any better for intel CPU's right? Haswell was not a disappointment, just the gradual increase in performance intel is aiming for, with the power savings being their most important goal right now. Next years intel will be the same and continue for the forseeable future, Intel has no plans to make shocking 50% gains in raw CPU power right now.

    I have a machine with a core 2 quad and a duo in another, Yes i agree that Core 2 were LONG lasting, and Sandy/Ivy/Haswell will be long lasting as well.

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