Call of Duty: Ghosts minimum PC specs confirmed by Infinity Ward

Some changes from previous Nvidia spec leak.

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Infinity Ward has confirmed the minimum system specs for the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Graphics card maker Nvidia earlier this month published a set of minimum and recommended specifications earlier this month, with Infinity Ward's final spec sheet slightly different: the game will only require 40GB of hard drive space, for instance, as opposed to 50GB.

Infinity Ward has confirmed that the game will require 6GB of RAM and 64-bit OS in order to play, however.

The official minimum specifications in full:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 40GB
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 / ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
  • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
  • DirectX: DirectX 11
  • Internet: Broadband Internet connection for Steam and Online Multiplayer

Yesterday, Microsoft director of product planning Albert Penello said Call of Duty: Ghosts looked "f'n amazing" on Xbox One.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will launch for PC, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PlayStation 3 on November 5. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions will follow at launch.

Discussion

230 comments
tonet666
tonet666

They've done the same thing like EA with Crysis 3. You need a DX11 video card to play it on PC but ironically they've released a console version (PS3 or XBOX360) which runs on DX9. This is bullshit. and one thing. the game looks the same like the other ones (COD visual) and what's with the 6gb RAM thing? nahhhh. BF3 or 4 looks much better and need much less than this.

itaijohn
itaijohn

I heard $kidrow has a RAM fix for systems with less than 6 GB.

operationode
operationode

40 gb for a map that you CANNOT explore because you MUST follow a predetermined path ?!

predator5091
predator5091

Will this game work on dx10 GPUs pls someone ???

predator5091
predator5091

Will Call od Duty Ghost work on dx 10 GPU pls someone ???

predator5091
predator5091

Will this game work on dx10 GPUs pls someone ???

Hurvl
Hurvl

My gaming laptop can't run this game, but that's no biggie. I didn't buy it to play modern games anyway, I've got enough of a backlog to keep me going until it's time to buy a new computer. I wonder if those complaining about CoD being the same and looking the same (or just generally looking bad) will change their minds when they see these specs. Probably not.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Call of Duty: Ghosts minimum PC specs confirmed by Infinity Ward

uh oh!  Looks like PC gamers need to drop more money into their rigs (or build a new expensive rig) just to play Ghosts.  Master race? More like Master Debt.  

mikemaj82
mikemaj82

A whole lotta people just creamed their pants running to the local PC parts store.

Stiler
Stiler

I guess all those Fish AI routines and models must take up a TON of disk space. 




Erebus
Erebus

Not gonna' lie. I kinda' want this game.

Signed, Call of Duty h8r

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

Clearly, dogs and fish AI require lots of extra storage space and computing power.

overlord_hh
overlord_hh

Great a reason not to play cod this year my labtop has 4gb ram

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

I don't understand. Is this supposed to be high? Even my laptop can manage this and it is hardly top end. The way people are going on about it would suggest otherwise.

nothingman97
nothingman97

OR...it will look and run exactly the same on your console as it has the last 6 years.  Well played IW...or not.

Gegglington
Gegglington

instead of dead bodys left on the screen its dog turds there must be a ton of em

Gegglington
Gegglington

but hay my rig needs updating yes but least i can play the new batman origins tommorow 

santinegrete
santinegrete

Oh man I can't believe an improved version of the IW engine needs that much. Talk about badly optimized, what are you now? Ubisoft?
Content of this game better be fucking outstanding.

telaros
telaros

@predator5091 It even tells you no right there, "Minimum requirement: Directx11" so no you can't.

telaros
telaros

@Gravity_Slave Your ignorance about how PC's work and gaming is quite blinding. GTX 460's can play this game. A GTX 460 can play this game and that's years old...

Intel Core 2 Duo? Dude... ancient like the dinosaurs. And if I had to choose to buy something that requires me to have online paid subs to play games online that are free and better supported on PC, I'm a drop that 700 bucks on a new PC than a PS4. Infinitely more value for your buck dude.

You can buy 4x4 16GB of ram for like the cost of a  new console game. 12-15 for 4gb or something? They normally come in paids anyways.

CPUs are the pricy shit and all you really need is a i3 if you really wanna be 'fancy'. So 200'ish. Graphics card to play stuff for your TV's resolution max. So, say you only have a 1280x720p monitor, you can just buy a cheaper gpu that can handle max graphics within a set price range for that level of resolution.

If you can put a freaking lego pirate boat together, you can put a computer tower together with way more ease. My spare PC was 700 (+33 with shipping costs) and it plays everything in directx11 on 1920x1080p resolution on max.

And you know what? 241 games and loving it. Ad free skype, ad free youtube, ad free web browsing, tons of free stuff and ability to stream for free with free capture software like OBM (google it, Streaming OBM) and free anime sites like Crunchyroll which is a mandatory paid service on consoles.

If you knew how cheap next gen consoles are, which is ironic so brace yourself, is all over the counter PC parts, which you yourself are trash talking. Over the counter PC parts. Not proprietary stuff that Sony normally does or what Nintendo did, nope. You're buying PC's with mandated pay-walls and limited use services that are only just now getting strong enough to do basic operations we've taken for granted for years.

Enjoy your over the counter and no-backward compatible Console PCs :P

Kisalon
Kisalon

@Gravity_Slave More money why? we build our computers to last. we dont just build it to last a year..

Hurvl
Hurvl

@randomkidlol 6 GB RAM min spec is pretty much, but that's because all of the Riley Access Memory stuff the game has.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Dannystaples14 

Typical PC douch baggery by Danny here.  These are the minimum specs genius.  Your superior setup probably won't meet the benchmark for higher settings.  Time to drop more money on upgrades snob

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Phooey442

Really?  That's the best you got...4th grade insults?.  Surprised you didn't open up with a mom joke. Speaking of mom... Unlike you, not everyone has mommy and daddy paying for all our toys.  So yeah, we watch what we spend.  You're such a tool lol

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@telaros \

For starters, you need to get your point across in a brief paragraph. Not that conspiracy theorist novel you got going there..

But since you don't even have a valid point, you get a pass I guess.  FYI I bet I've been gaming on the PC longer than you've even been alive.  (I was probably building my 2nd rig when you were watching Power Rangers while eating Cherrios out of a plastic dish mommy put down for you)  So you can drop that failed rhetoric. I quit PC gaming back in 2006 when I realized how much goes into building and maintaining a gaming rig.  

I also realized how much more I got when playing on a console and how little I sacrificed changing over.. While you're sweating benchmarks, compatibility issues and getting carpal tunnel syndrome, I'm making my investment last nearly a decade.  So you enjoy spending 3 times as much for that little bit extra resolution and problematic screen tear.  Idiot.  

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Kisalon

To last??  Lasting is the 9+ years the current consoles have been on the market.  I don't know ANYONE who's still playing on a 9 year old gaming rig.  And FYI, I never said they were built to last a year.  But you know damn well you're going to drop a few hundred more in 2-4 years time on upgrades to meet the benchmark.  NT

Kisalon
Kisalon

@Hurvl @randomkidlol Haha loved both comments :) But then again it kinda just shows how sad IW are when they need that much space for something running on an outdated engine (i dont care if they modified it abit its still outdated)

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Gravity_Slave Superior setup? Haha my not even slightly top end laptop?

I couldn't care about PC hardware. The point is this isn't that high which means most people should be able to at least play the game

I won't be going near it with a shitty stick personally, on PC or otherwise but COD has never been one to push the boat out in terms of requirements. I can probably play it on full at 720 and 30fps. Hardly anything to shout about. But my point is if I can do it with my minimal setup anyone can.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@abdulrahiem Yeah and people below are going crazy like this is off the scale or something. If they wanted to play everything on maximum they either need to buy new hardware (after waiting for them to actually be announced first of course!) or start playing on a new platform because this sort of shit is what PC gaming is all about.

And it will only get worse. When consoles start hitting their performance maxima with their 8 cores, it is unlikely that Dual Core will last much longer in the minimum specifications. It will be quad core or nothing.

telaros
telaros

@predator5091 @telaros Windows 7 has Directx11. Windows 8.1 is what is releasing Directx11.2 that will be Xbone and Win 8.1 exclusive, and 11.2 is not in any way required to play so you don't need windows 8.1.

lonespartan35
lonespartan35

@Gravity_Slave Hmmmm....... Yet your the one who just calls everyone "kids" who gets babied by there "mommy and daddy". You will never know any of that information, so telling that to someone is basically screaming "I'm a smart ass kid who THINKS he's an adult, and really just needs to learn basic logic before flapping his gums". Even if you are an adult (I'm not ignorant so I know that i could never tell if you are an adult or kid), you need to find something more logical to say, because right now your making such a shit argument, even a actual kid could pull something out of their ass and make it look better than yours. Don't bother replying, it only makes you look like a complete assbag who never finished high school and just looks up a few complicated words to sound smart. 


PS- Sorry for my "Thesis", its just that educated people tend to have a lot to say about people such as yourself. 

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@telaros 

Yet again...you need to be able to get a basic point across without writing a ten page thesis on "why telaros is an idiot".  Like most people here, I'm not even going to read that laundry list rant you got going on up there.  Like an annoying toddler or stray dog barking down the street...you get tuned out and ignored.  Man, I can actually hear you getting fatter while you play WoW

telaros
telaros

@Gravity_Slave HAHA that's freaking fantastic. You really are pretty sad. lol "Gaming on the PC since before you were born". Atari doesn't count. :p

I only bothered getting a PC in 05 and that was because a friend got me into WoW. PC lasted me all the way through Wrath of The Lich King.

Too many words hurted ur pweutty widdle heady-weady? Too bad, but I'll keep this one short for ya out of consideration for your inability to comprehend what you've been missing the last 7 years. :p

Screen Tearing? Really, that's what V-Sync is for, dumb ass. And the 600 series has all but made that negligible to none-existent outside of shitty console to pc ports. Haven't played a game in the last 2 years alone that's shown any amount of screen tearing. You're just probably bottle-necking the crap out of whatever you bought.

Hmm, still too many words I guess. Oh well, your problem I guess. While you were off playing whatever garbage on PC, I was heartily out enjoying life and playing at the arcades or gaming at home alone or fighters with friends. PC's (unless you really REALLY like RTS and SIMS) was not worth owning or even remotely investing in one in those dark ages till like these last 3 years.

PS3 and Xbox 360 still have a ton of games to offer and support coming through all of 2014-2016 from what they've mentioned so far. The install base is too good to try and force consumers over to what is now essentially just a over the counter PC with a unified cpu and gpu architecture.

Consoles have suffered from screen tearing and slowdown every generation. Next Gen will be no different. PS4 at least looks to be avoiding that with it's ability to multitask huge environments. But hook that thing up to a 4k-8k res TV setting and you'll start to see that system sweat. Currently those TV's are only JUST starting to go out into production and won't really wow the average gamer since most still barely have 1980x1080p screens.

If you even paid attention for even a minute, you'd realize that people already have Next Gen ready systems. You already have to spend $60 on a game, 60 for a controller (though I don't see you needing that extra one), and whatever mandatory pay-wall required to use the promised features and the ability to play online, which doesn't include whatever possible subs a game might already carry.

And saying I'm focusing on benchmarks so much? God, reading comprehension much? I was talking ways to work within your needs, not trying to 'match' or outdo PS4/XBone. Which is easy enough anyways. Fact is everyone is there are barely any worthwhile exclusives for next gen. Current gen was shit for the first 2 years practically till we started getting Mass Effect and stuff.

God, you are all kinds of stupid to bring up screen tearing like it's some sort of major issue. That's what you get for buying a shit PC on sale from a Walmart.


TL;DR Power Rangers was the shit. Go Green Ranger! :P
Age doesn't make you a good or smart gamer. Try/Cry harder!

Kisalon
Kisalon

@sakaixx No offense mate but i dont think its your gtx 660.. I run Rome 2 on ultra with a 580 no problems.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Gravity_Slave It can play Crysis 1 and 2 at at least 30fps and 720p.

It can play Witcher 2 at 720p and JUST dips below 30fps with all of the settings on full except Ubersampling and only when I am in the forest in Flotsam.

The biggest surprise for me was Bioshock Infinite. Put everything on Ultra and it ran nicely the entire way though at 720p.

I thought PC gamers would be more immune to specification news that's all. It is basically why I don't play PC games that much. You go to buy a game and you first have to look at the specs and compare your computer to that and make a judgement call. Then normally the game is optimised like shit so unless you have some degree of overkill it won't run properly anyway.

While over on my console I hit order, it arrives and I stick it in the machine. No messing around. It just works. Every time.

Seems to me that all PC gamers care about is graphics. If this game looked like it did and ran on a phone no one would complain. Yet make some people turn some of the settings down to make it run and suddenly the game is shit and badly optimised. 

But if the game had last generation graphics but ran fine people would still be complaining. It is like they want everything without having to pay for it. In which case they are sure as hell playing on the wrong system. 

Games might be more expensive on console but it sure is a lot easier to just play some games. Which funnily enough is why I play games, for the games, not for the shiny graphics. For that I'll just watch a movie.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Dannystaples14

I bet the only thing you can play on your laptop is emulated arcade games and WoW if you lucky.  You may not own a rig but you definitely act like a PC snob



Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Gravity_Slave I don't have a gaming rig, all the PC gaming I do happens on my laptop. One of the best pieces of electronics I have ever purchased. You don't need mental rigs to play games. And you definitely don't need anything with more than an Nvidia GTX 620-40 in your PC for anything including COD Ghosts. You can pick one of those up for less than £100 easy.

I will always love consoles. Anything that removes the headache of computer hardware out of the equation is great in my books. It is also the reason I like my laptop. It either plays the game or it doesn't. I haven't found one yet that can't be played on minimum and most of them can be played near max at 720p. 

I only really play PC games at all because you can fill in the back catalogue relatively cheaply using Steam sales.

But once my laptop stops being able to play games I won't be bothering to buy a new one that is for sure and it will be a long long time before I buy a desktop again. They just take up way too much room and are frigging ugly at the same time. Even when people put lights inside them all they end up doing is making their tower look like the window of a sex shop.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Dannystaples14

lol i was talking about your gaming rig, considering you're bragging about your mediocre laptop.  But like I said, this is about the time when PC gamers consider a switch to consoles as their upgrade.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@Kisalon Fair enough. It was bound to happen sooner or later though. The maximum requirements will keep going up and up but as a result so will the minimum requirements. 

This is because new extra graphics use different techniques to accomplish. If they make a game with the latest and greatest they have at their disposal it makes it harder to make the game worse using older techniques for low end systems. They would have to use new and old techniques and coding in the same game and that is where the problems happen.

This is mainly due to companies like Nvidia which are perfectly fine with bringing out new graphical techniques which need a Titan to run properly but making games easier to run? Hell no, because then we would be less likely to need a GPU upgrade.

Nvidia are one of the worst thieves around. Not only are they wringing out PC gamers wallets at every chance they get, they don't make it obvious that that is what they are doing. People praise them for their extra eye candy yet developers are forced to do stuff like this as a result. Nvidia stay the good guys, when sometimes I feel they are on par with EA or some other companies.

Just be glad this is only RAM and Hard Drive space. RAM is relatively cheap and so are hard drives. But when 8 cores take hold on consoles I can tell you upgrading from a Dual Core to an 8 core processor won't be nice on the bank account.

And I'm running on a laptop, for me to upgrade I need an entirely new system.

Kisalon
Kisalon

@Dannystaples14  well basicly the Disc space and Ram needed is abit off the scales compared to any other "next-gen" PC game..