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Resident Evil 5 PC Specs

A few weeks ago, Capcom announced that the PC version of Resident Evil 5 will hit retail shelves on September 15 in North America, and September 18 in Europe. The new version will include a new and improved mercenaries mode with "three times as many" enemies, new costumes, and Nvidia's GeForce 3D Vision technology (wireless 3D Vision glasses sold separately). To promote the game's 3D goodness, Nvidia uploaded a stereo 3D tech demo (with benchmark) right here.

Today, however, CVG managed to gain access to the system requirements, listed below, showing both minimum and recommended:

OS
Windows 95: Not Supported
Windows 98: Not Supported
Windows Me: Not Supported
Windows NT: Not Supported
Windows 2000: Not Supported
Windows XP: Required
Windows Vista: Recommended

CPU
Minimum Requirement
Intel Pentium D Processor
AMD Athlon64 X2

Recommended
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor or better
AMD Phenom X4 or better

RAM
Minimum Requirement
Windows Vista (1 GB)
Windows XP (512 MB)

Recommended
Windows Vista (2 GB or more)
Windows XP (1 GB or more)

HDD
8.0 GB or more

Monitor
Minimum Requirement
800×600

Recommended
1280×720 or larger

Disc Drive
DVD9 compatible drive

Graphics Card
Minimum Requirement
VRAM (256 MB)
DirectX 9.0c / Shader 3.0
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro

Recommended
VRAM (512 or more)
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 series or better
ATI Radeon HD 4800 series or better

Sound Card
DirectSound Compatible (DirectX 9.0c or higher)

Interface
Required
Mouse & Keyboard
Gamepad

Recommended
Xbox360 Controller for Windows
Internet Broadband Connection

  • theholylancer
    Recommended
    VRAM (512 or more)
    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 series or better
    ATI Radeon HD 4800 series or better


    isn't thing thing running on 7800 series GPU on the console? did they forgot to optimize this thing?
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  • konenavi
    wow i'm no Nvidia fan but doesn't it seem strange that 6800 can still run this game but you need an HD Series from ati?
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  • gsxrme22
    The PC version will have more shadows/shaders and there for require more power to drive RE5.

    also don't forget the 7800 doesnt support 3d Vision either.
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  • omnimodis78
    theholylancer you know it's not optimized - even if they will claim that it's so. The will do the minimum they must to make the game technically playable on a PC, but that's it. As a side note, isn't anyone itching for a real Resident Evil game? The kind that they used to make? Old mansions, high-tech basements, zombies that can't talk...fog in cemeteries, stuff like that!
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  • Gin Fushicho
    Wow... it recommends a quad core.. This is the FIRST game I have ever seen that wants it.
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  • gumber
    Recommended
    Windows Vista (2 GB or more)

    hmm... it's not a good idea to just run Vista with 2GB, let alone Vista plus a brand new game. LOL
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  • jp182
    ok, no one posted the Benchmark that Capcom released so here's a link:
    http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_re5_downloads.html

    it mentions the 3d thing but just ignore that. I ran it with the following specs and got an average of 22FPS:

    AMD X3 720
    4GB DDR3
    Nvidia 8600 GT


    Then this weekend I upgraded to a ATI 3870 and now I'm averaging about 55 FPS. Oh and this is all on DX9. I haven't tested it on DX10 but I can if anyone is interested.
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  • jp182
    oh and thats on Windows XP. I got an average of 48FPS in Windows 7 with the new card and 21FPS with the old card.
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  • MrCommunistGen
    I find it both funny and pathetic that game developers seem to arbitrarily pull specs out of thin air. A GeForce 6800 and HD 2400 aren't remotely the same class of hardware. Sure the HD 2400 has DX10, but the 6800 series should vastly outclass it in speed. Basically the two pieces of hardware aren't comparable in either feature set or render power, yet are being suggested as equivalents for minimum requirements.
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  • Average 120.5 FPS w/Vsync disabled at 1920x1200 DX10 Variable test, 4X AA, Framerate unlocked, Motion Blur on all others maxed. Looks very nice, better than the 360 version on a 720p/1080i HDTV.
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