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Splinter Cell: Conviction PC System Requirements

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Do you have what it takes (the minimum system requirements) to be Sam Fisher again?

Those wanting to play Splinter Cell: Conviction on their PCs have to be mindful of two things: 1) the system requirements; and 2) Ubisoft's new internet DRM.

Thanks to a listing posted on VG247, we now have the full details on what it takes to run the next chapter of Sam Fisher's adventures.

Recommended specs:

* Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
* Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core2 Duo or 2.4 GHz AMD Athlon X2 64
* RAM: 1.5 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista, Windows 7
* Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c–compliant video card (512 MB recommended) (see supported list*)
* Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c–compliant sound card
* DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
* DVD-ROM: DVD-ROM drive
* Hard Drive Space: 10 GB
* Peripherals Supported: Mouse, keyboard, headset, 12-button gamepads with analog sticks
* Internet Connection: Broadband Internet connection

*Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:

* NVIDIA GeForce 7800 / 7900 / 8 / 9 / GTX series
* ATI RADEON X1800 / X1900 / HD 2000 / HD 3000 / HD 4000 / HD 5000 series
* Laptop versions of these cards may work but are NOT supported. These chipsets are the only ones that will run this game.

Note: A permanent high speed internet connection and creation of a Ubisoft account are required to play this video game at all times and to unlock exclusive content. Such content may only be unlocked one single time with a unique key. You must be at least 13 to create a Ubisoft account.

 Sadly, even though a demo is hitting Xbox 360 gamers today, PC gamers won't be treated to any try-before-you-buy action.

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    matt87_50 , March 19, 2010 12:42 AM
    "Note: A permanent high speed internet connection and creation of a Ubisoft account are required to play this video game at all times and to unlock exclusive content. Such content may only be unlocked one single time with a unique key. You must be at least 13 to create a Ubisoft account."

    oh damn, I got the quad core and the crossfired 5970s.. but I forgot to move to south Korea and apply for an enterprise grade internet connection... damn, guess I can't play it :( 
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    john5246 , March 18, 2010 11:58 PM
    LMAO at permanent internet requirement to play the game. Yeah this won't be solved within an hour of release. LMAO at these companies that stay failing with DRM.
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    welshmousepk , March 18, 2010 11:55 PM
    pc gamers get shunned again.

    im not sure if i can bear to miss this game though. so i may have to live with unbisofts crippling DRM.
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    welshmousepk , March 18, 2010 11:55 PM
    pc gamers get shunned again.

    im not sure if i can bear to miss this game though. so i may have to live with unbisofts crippling DRM.
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    john5246 , March 18, 2010 11:58 PM
    LMAO at permanent internet requirement to play the game. Yeah this won't be solved within an hour of release. LMAO at these companies that stay failing with DRM.
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    john5246 , March 18, 2010 11:59 PM
    Also why bother playing this in the PC over the 360? It's in DX 9.

    So regardless of the DRM, I'll be playing it one way or another.
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    campb292 , March 19, 2010 12:05 AM
    "Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core2 Duo or 2.4 GHz AMD Athlon X2 64"

    Being an Intel fanboy, I always think that is funny.
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    xsamitt , March 19, 2010 12:05 AM
    look at SAM.IT'S the version of that was scrapped,he doesn't look that at all now.
    DRM is killing gaming.he joy of owning what you payed for is being flushed down the toilet.
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    welshmousepk , March 19, 2010 12:15 AM
    campb292"Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core2 Duo or 2.4 GHz AMD Athlon X2 64"Being an Intel fanboy, I always think that is funny.


    better textures, higher resolution, better framerate. i could probably give a dozen more reasons if you'd like?
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    False_Dmitry_II , March 19, 2010 12:16 AM
    campb292"Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core2 Duo or 2.4 GHz AMD Athlon X2 64"Being an Intel fanboy, I always think that is funny.


    It must have sucked to be you in the P4 days. Also that's original athlon it's talking about. (though I dont know how fast a athlon II would have to be to match the same...)
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    welshmousepk , March 19, 2010 12:17 AM
    sorry, quoted the wrong message. was meant to quote john5246.
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    matt87_50 , March 19, 2010 12:42 AM
    "Note: A permanent high speed internet connection and creation of a Ubisoft account are required to play this video game at all times and to unlock exclusive content. Such content may only be unlocked one single time with a unique key. You must be at least 13 to create a Ubisoft account."

    oh damn, I got the quad core and the crossfired 5970s.. but I forgot to move to south Korea and apply for an enterprise grade internet connection... damn, guess I can't play it :( 
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    lauxenburg , March 19, 2010 12:50 AM
    I saw the trailer for this like 5 years ago. Wtf, I thought it had been released. Ubisoft has been taking their time...
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    matt87_50 , March 19, 2010 12:56 AM
    campb292"Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core2 Duo or 2.4 GHz AMD Athlon X2 64"Being an Intel fanboy, I always think that is funny.


    don't laugh too hard, remember where they came from:

    "Processor 3.4Ghz intel Pentium 4 or 2.2Ghz AMD Athlon64"
    clock speed is largely irrelevant anyway, as a rule of thumb, a lower clock speed with the same performance == higher efficiency/lower heat ect, but that's not fact, and it CERTAINLY doesn't mean better value.

    IIRC the amd thunderbird or something ran at 1Ghz, slower than the intel equivalent at the time, but still ran a lot hotter.
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    phantomtrooper , March 19, 2010 1:28 AM
    Who needs a demo anyway? Its Splinter Cell. It will be worth every penny.
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    climber , March 19, 2010 2:40 AM
    xsamittlook at SAM.IT'S the version of that was scrapped,he doesn't look that at all now.DRM is killing gaming.he joy of owning what you payed for is being flushed down the toilet.

    Piracy is killing gaming, there was no DRM issues, before piracy became the monolithic problem it's become the last 10 years.
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    cruiseoveride , March 19, 2010 2:40 AM
    gonna kick it with the dual HD4870s! and play it DRM free thanks to Google.
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    zubai , March 19, 2010 2:53 AM
    I'm still gonna buy this game AND use the crack. Assassin's Creed DRM is a real pain in the ass and I'm won't have the same experience with Conviction.
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    SneakySnake , March 19, 2010 3:15 AM
    I'm boycotting ubisoft cuz of the ghey DRM
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    eklipz330 , March 19, 2010 3:19 AM
    john5246LMAO at permanent internet requirement to play the game. Yeah this won't be solved within an hour of release. LMAO at these companies that stay failing with DRM.

    i dont wanna make you look bad or anything, but hackers still haven't gotten a proper working crack for silent hunter 5 or assassin's creed 2... ubisoft is still winning this DRM bit = /
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    welshmousepk , March 19, 2010 3:25 AM
    if by 'winning' you mean alienating customers, pushing away fans and throwing sales down the toilet then yes. they are winning.

    ive been looking forward to this game a long time, so i cant miss it. out of principal i wish i could refuse to buy the game, but i can't do it on this occasion.

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    miloo , March 19, 2010 5:47 AM
    lauxenburgI saw the trailer for this like 5 years ago. Wtf, I thought it had been released. Ubisoft has been taking their time...


    Ha~ 5 years, i bet GT5 took more than that...

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    liquidsnake718 , March 19, 2010 6:13 AM
    I think this is a new
    milooHa~ 5 years, i bet GT5 took more than that...


    This is a new game, I know the older game also had Sam Fisher as the convict or wanted, I dont think this will like up to metal gear legendary gaming status and seems like an outdated concept... without a solid storyline, this is just another game in a sea of hits and gold standard games...
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