System Specs Revealed for Aliens vs Predator

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 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.

  • vulmer
    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!
  • ca87
    Games to throw at my 5970 anyone? that thing is just sitting there hungry and waiting for somthing hot!
  • SneakySnake
    I've expecting that about a 5850 will be required to max it with acceptable fps.

    Should be a great game
  • megamanx00
    Cool. Seems pretty easy on the system requirements. I'll have to see how my two 3850s do with it.
  • nevertell
    What are those recommended requirements meant for ? Running the game at 480p with medium details ?
  • Dylvh
    I'm Picking up my Radeon 5870 this weekend.
  • sacre
    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.
  • flyinfinni
    specs look about the same as every new game that comes out- catered to low-end hardware so that the consoles can play it.
  • mickey21
    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...
  • CptTripps
    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.