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Sonic the Hedgehog CD, or Sonic CD, is a 1993 platform video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, developed by Sonic Team for the Mega-CD/Sega CD. It marked the first official appearance of the characters Metal Sonic and Amy Rose. It was released by Sega in Japan on September 23, 1993, in Europe in October 1993, and in North America on November 19, 1993. The game has been critically acclaimed since release. The game was later ported to the PC in 1996 and was later included as part of the Sonic Gems Collection compilation in 2005 for PlayStation 2 and GameCube. An enhanced port was released on Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, iOS and Android in December 2011, and for PC on January 19, 2012. A Windows Phone version is expected Q1 2012.
Sonic CD System Requirements
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Win Xp 32
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHz / AMD Athlon XP 1500+
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon Xpress 1200 Series or NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE
  • System Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB Hard drive space
  • DirectX 9 Compatible Graphics Card
PC System Analysis For Sonic CD Requirements
Your PC will need a graphics card thats as powerful as a GeForce 6200 LE/Radeon Xpress 1200 Series and it should be paired with either a Athlon XP 1500+/Pentium 4 1.5GHz CPU to match the Sonic CD recommended system specs. This PC setup will deliver 60 Frames Per Second on High graphics settings on 1080p monitor resolution. System memory required for Sonic CD is 1 GB performance memory. Another thing to consider is the DirectX capability of your GPU. Sonic CD needs a GPU capable of running DirectX 9. Recommended needs around a 14 year old PC to run.
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200+ FPS
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Sonic CD System Requirements
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Recommended Requirements
256 MB
GD VRAM hardware score: 1
1 GB
GD RAM hardware score: 1
Win Xp 32
DX 9
500 MB
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Low Setting
Premium Only FPS
Medium Setting
Premium Only FPS
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Premium Only FPS
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Premium Only FPS
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Sonic CD PC Release Date: 19 Jan 2012

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