Call of Duty: Ghosts needs 6GB RAM and 50GB installation on PC

Nvidia lists system specifications for the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Call of Duty: Ghosts will require 50GB of hard drive space, Nvidia has said on its website.

The requirements for this year's Call of Duty, which runs on an engine updated for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, are far more demanding than last year's Black Ops II, which required 4GB RAM and an Nvidia 8800GT or equivalent graphics card.

Neither Activision or Nvidia has commented on why the game required 50GB to install, but the large hard drive requirement is believed to be mostly down to an increased texture size to accommodate displaying the game on larger displays at higher resolutions.

Nvidia's minimum specs for Call of Duty: Ghosts are as follows:

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

RAM: 6GB RAM

HDD: 50GB Hard Drive space

Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better

Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card

DirectX 11

Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.

To reach the game's recommended specification, Nvidia says users will require a Nvidia GeForce GTX 780.

Last night Infinity Ward confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts will feature dedicated servers across all platforms.

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

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Umer4500
Umer4500

Required Only 29 GB Installation Space

Nightmare338
Nightmare338

I dont even know why BF is being mentioned in a COD topic. All these bf fans got nothing better to do. Come and troll every COD topic they can find. Go back to your battlelog please. COD dont need your unnecessary comments. Save it for yourself. 780 gfx is for the well-off gamers and those who seek performance.

xxxtcr
xxxtcr

bf4 is pretty intense as far as graphics go, and it runs fine with all settings on ultra, with a 680. I'm sure cod will run just as good with the same card, all i'm interested in is campaign, i'll reserve multi for bf4

bluefox755
bluefox755

Yeah, I think they got their minimum specs, and exaggerated recommended specs mixed up.

bluefox755
bluefox755

Why?  It doesn't even look that good.

predator7256
predator7256

Looks fake......let's see when the game turns up....but seriously???

Yamanishi
Yamanishi

Fake/Wrong specs for sure... 6GB on minimum settings? How it'll run on X360 and PS3?

The game will run lower than lower settings?

Nvidia want induce people to buy their GTX 760, why any ATI GPU was listed in the recommended settings?


UltimateBastard
UltimateBastard

What's this fish AI everyone's taking the piss about?

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

50gigs? Clearly someone doesn't know what they're doing

Kisalon
Kisalon

Same old graphics. Same old small maps. Same old graphic engine. Where does these high specs take in effect?

KristenVr
KristenVr

It runs out, these requirements are not official, Activision Support on twitter confirmed that. So, where the hell nVidia took these!

Nightmare338
Nightmare338

I hope your battlefield 4 can outsell COD this year. Maybe if you people bf fan boys buy 10 copies each, you stand a chance. LOL.

Nightmare338
Nightmare338

Go play other games then. Don't worry COD wont be short of players. BF Fan boys. Poor people don't complain.

Kickable
Kickable

smart, overshoot so there's less noise about shit performance like Black Ops 1 launch.

rlakhani11
rlakhani11

Since when they felt like needing to "MARKET" such a supreme GPU :P? I guess 780 is ALREADY even more popular than the "Titan" due to its superb value for the money.

Even if they wanted to market it, it's such a shame that they chose this game to do so....

pyosisified
pyosisified

50GB for shitty generic arcade multiplayer and a tacked on linear, dumbed down singleplayer. Funny how games from the 90's are less than 10MB in size yet are vastly superior in every way.

lyncer777
lyncer777

and yet they are releasing this on PS3 and X360...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

onixevil
onixevil

Good bye 8800 .you served us all the years and you need a well rest

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

mother of .... 50 GB this is more than the Premium Installation of BF3 I have installed right now which goes for around 32.2 GB :/

onixevil
onixevil

They should erase the single player campaign only from their heads .Steam Box on the way and it should meets the consoles requirements .  

onixevil
onixevil

I'm coming "Seam Box!!".

ZeratulPrime
ZeratulPrime

i just want play campaign.. but 50 gb ugh.

007kt
007kt

games should be 10gb max i allot 50gb only for porrn :D

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

"To reach the game's recommended specification, Nvidia says users will require a Nvidia GeForce GTX 780."

Yeah I bet they did.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

The game requires a 5870 to meet the minimum requirements.

...

Fuck off.

debryson
debryson

GTX 780??!1 F**** outta here with that. For this??! This must be the most unoptimized piece of crap ever. The X1 and PS4 could only pray to ever be close to a 780. I'm a console gamer and even I know this is some bull crap. I am honestly shocked right now, game doesn't even look close to BF4 (graphically, i dont play either)

Chai_Tea
Chai_Tea

Terrible.   The game doesn't even look that good.

IndiePrower
IndiePrower

Meh, it's like solving problem with a tsunami. GTX 780 will run on anything with ease. Let alone this little game.

UKFX
UKFX

LOL Hilarious recommendation for CPU then the OTT GPU recommendation of a GTX 780? What the HELL?

That's just poor optimisation in a nutshell, when the game looks like THAT. I'm playing BF4 beta on 1080p at High/Ultra (mix of the two) at 60fps on a 7870 and that looks really great. I don't see how this is going to be better.

Lol @ 780

DjTIEST0
DjTIEST0

uhuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ /6GB RAM

what the heck why 6 gb with that crapy processor 


JediLegacy
JediLegacy

This reeks of optimization issues. Considering it doesn't look that great from previews, and judging from the lack of content that has been marketed, I'm guessing it's just the same old COD game, only this time they failed to optimize the engine in time for release.

No excuse for optimization issues, guys. No excuse.

BlackWaltz_No_3
BlackWaltz_No_3

Those high definition dogs and fish AI scripts are probably 42GB. We are truly in the next-generation of gaming.

berzerk0912
berzerk0912

Sounds like they copied, and paste twice this time.

rocca_fella911
rocca_fella911

a gtx 780 so soon!? what a money grab from Nvidia; i bet my 670 from last year will still pull full spec

quakke
quakke

@pyosisified  

It is totally amazing.

Last week i installed my Half-Life or Half-Life addon (either Opposing Force or Blue Shift) and Steam showed it was only 200MB. 200MB of high quality FPS experience! The actual game doesn't either take more than 700MB and here we have this shit that has been packed with pictures, videos and scripted events to fill up the 50GB filesize.

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

@rocca_fella911 Maybe not, depends of the optimization. Even if it doesn't even come close to look as a good as even Crysis, it's probably optimized like shit, therefor looks very average but requires an insane amount of power.

Yamanishi
Yamanishi

@liftplus5 @Yamanishi  For sure, but 6GB?
At minimun specs?
I think the optmization is not so efficient, and if that is right the game is going to be very inferior on consoles.

Actually, the games on PC requer more specs because it have another applications running at same time (as you probably knows ) but the RAM used is more or less 1GB...


pyosisified
pyosisified

@quakke @pyosisified Finished Half-Life 1 and all its installments again not too long ago, they're great! I find it extremely amusing when people tell me new games have better graphics, in my opinion games from the 90's look a lot better as their art styles and design are a lot more abstract and badass, not to mention old games actually look good. 

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

@hystavito @Total_mischief @rocca_fella911 It will come down to the devs. Games will inevitably take up more space, but CoD's requirements are just unreasonable. I can see The Witcher 3 take 50gb because it's supposed to be really massive, but a shooterl ike CoD shouldn't take upwards of 20 gb.