Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the first CoD title to be released purely for next generation (can we stop calling them that yet?) consoles, and so logically the gaming community were likely wondering what that’d mean for the PC specs of Advanced Warfare.
Well, if you were expecting drastically higher specs than say Call of Duty: Ghosts, or the need for a beefy I7, 16GB of RAM along with a super duper powerful pixel pushing monster… you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The specs are identical to that of Ghosts. That’s right, the PC hardware specs for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare requests nothing more or less than the previous title in the series.
The folks over at Kotaku have noted the following PC requirements for Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.
- OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit
- HDD: 40GB HD space
- Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
- DirectX: 11
- Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.
- CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better Recommended: Intel® Core™ i5 – 680 @ 3.6GHz
- RAM: 6 GB RAM Recommended: 8 GB RAM
- Video: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX GTS 450 / ATI® Radeon™ HD 5870 or better Recommended: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 760 @ 4GB
The only thing that’s quite high would be the VRAM requirements under the recommended GPU… but likely due to PC gamer’s wanting to play at super high resolutions. Of course we’ll do testing when the game is released, but we’ll make a bet that if you’re only gaming at 1440P (or below) 4GB of RAM is way overkill.
Truthfully it makes sense – despite the PC not being ‘to the metal’ (unless you count DirectX 12 or AMD’s Mantle) PC GPU’s have a large advantage over that of consoles – and Call of Duty games traditionally aren’t that demanding anyway. It’s quite telling that something like the GTX 760 will play the title at full 1080P – so if you’re in the market for a new GPU, a GTX 760 or AMD’s R9 280 (benchmark of both cards here) and neither card will break the bank.
I for one look forward to performing some comparisons of both the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions of CoD Advanced Warfare versus the PC. It’ll be interesting seeing how the minimum and higher graphical settings stack up versus the next generation consoles.