Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Apr 7, 2014 1:43 PM
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It's still six months until until Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor invades out PCs, but the devs at Monolith have already seen fit to release the Shadow of Mordor system requirements. In Middle-earth you'll be battling your way through Mordor to uncover the truth of a benevolent spirit, helping you to seek revenge for the murder of your family by Sauron.

The next foray into the realm of Middle-earth is certainly a bit of a looker, but even we weren't expecting these insanely high Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor System Requirements...

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows Vista 64-bit

CPU: 2.67 GHz Intel Core i5-750 or 3.4 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 965

RAM: 4GB System Memory

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 6950

DX: DirectX 11.0

HDD: 25 GB Free Hard Drive Space

 

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

CPU: 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7-3770 or 4.0 GHz AMD FX-8350

RAM: 8 GB System Memory

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7970

HDD: 40 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Right, where to begin. To say these are insane requirements is an understatement. Shadow of Mordor takes the recently released Watch Dogs system requirements and gives them a good kicking. The minimum processor requirements for Middle-earth alone are enough to make a grown man weep, demanding quad-core processors at the least, as well as some pretty tasty graphics cards.

Moving on to the recommended system requirements for Shadow of Mordor, things get even more interesting. The two processors have some of the highest-rated benchmarks in the entirety of the GD database, with the i7-3770 setting you back $279.99 as I write this. Once again we're seeing 8GB of RAM rearing its head, this looks to be a commonplace occurrence now, with many of the AAA titles demanding it. If you haven't invested in an extra stick of memory yet, now's as good a time as any.

The GPU requirements for Shadow of Mordor meanwhile are once again sky-high, asking for top-of-the-line graphics cards in the shape of the GeForce GTX 670 and the Radeon HD 7970. Both the CPU and GPU requirements hit the maximum 10/10 on the GD hardware score, with the memory bring up the rear with 9/10. 

If you want Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looking its finest then it's probably best to get upgrading!

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users.

Compare your graphics card to the Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor benchmark chart.

What do you make of these absolutely huge Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor requirements?

Shadow of Mordor is also releasing on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, do you think this may be a case of poor Shadow of Mordor PC optimisation?

Let us know!

 

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03:01 Jun-13-2014

I smell something like "the war against PC gaming" or "strategy to convert the masters into peasants" right in my nose

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03:51 Apr-14-2014

Well WD now passes this game

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23:00 Apr-26-2014

The ultra requirements of Watch passes the recommended requirements of Shadow of Mordor.
But the recommended requirements of SoM are beating the recommended from WD ^^

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22:16 Apr-13-2014

I can't wait for this game.

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03:25 Apr-14-2014

Wow dat rig

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03:49 Apr-14-2014

your rig my dream XD

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12:36 Apr-14-2014

Nice hardware mate. You even make me jealous. :O

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22:08 Apr-13-2014

GUYS WHAT DO I NEED TO UPGRADE TO RUN THE GAME ON ITS HIGHEST SETTINGS?????????????

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22:20 Apr-13-2014

Caps locks broken mate?

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22:21 Apr-13-2014

You should be fine I don't see why you couldn't max it out.

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22:07 Apr-13-2014

LOL THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS JUST MAKES ME LAUGH.

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22:42 Apr-13-2014

me too.... hahahahhahahahhahahahhahah :D

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17:50 Apr-13-2014

Which online store in USA would i get pc-components to buy apart from,ebay,tigerdirect,newegg,overstock,jr,best buy or walmart?

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18:14 Apr-13-2014

I didn't know walmart sold pc components O_O, I know they sell accessories but not components.

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09:37 Apr-14-2014

yes accessories,upgrades all those kinda stufff any online store?

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17:36 Apr-13-2014

geared up for witcher and this comes like a bonus...nice

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16:49 Apr-13-2014

can i run it ?

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17:40 Apr-13-2014

Maybe, if you're lucky. Good luck, :D

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20:26 Apr-12-2014

I believe my GPU could barely meet these supposed recommended requirements, but not my CPU...

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01:27 Apr-13-2014

You'll be able to play it on at least low, easily. Medium probs.

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02:28 Apr-13-2014

You will be able to play the game on tweeked high probably. Your GPU with the OC should touch the 670 and 7970 and the CPU should work fine.

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15:27 Apr-12-2014

Meh Just when I think I got my pc built up to decent standards. Whelp time to get that second 770 I was talking about and probably more ram.

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10:24 Apr-12-2014

I think medium for me?

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10:52 Apr-12-2014

i think medium-high settings...good luck :)

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10:55 Apr-12-2014

Yeah,I tought that too...I just needed someone to support my opinion...thanks man :D

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12:00 Apr-12-2014

no problem :D

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11:16 Apr-13-2014

medium for fluent fps (45+) med- high for 35+fps thats my guess..We can be sure when the game releases..:)

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11:25 Apr-13-2014

yeah, i agree :)

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04:37 Apr-12-2014

i smell bad optmization..

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05:36 Apr-12-2014

We all smell it, it stinks of lazy devs :P

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08:36 Apr-12-2014

Nah, it stinks of money-hungry CEOs who want the game out as fast as possible. I'd bet the devs are actually disgusted that they aren't being allowed to make their code clean (after all, no sane programmer hates producing messy code).

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20:18 Apr-11-2014

Is there any chanse for me to run this one ?

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20:19 Apr-11-2014

low may be not sure :/

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17:59 Apr-11-2014

CPU: check
GPU: pffffffffffffft lolno

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18:16 Apr-11-2014

Same case here.

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16:59 Apr-11-2014

ouch

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10:41 Apr-11-2014

The second next gen consoles were released, I knew this was going to happen. Devs are no longer constrained by the limited hardware of the last gen.
Yet you always had PC elitest hating on the consoles, when they were the only thing stopping them from having to upgrade to new hardware.
I know I can run this tip-top, but at this rate, even I'll need to upgrade soon. Bummer.

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10:55 Apr-11-2014

Well I think these will change and nice rig

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11:13 Apr-11-2014

yes u can run well.... but if its gets bad optimization..or mediocre...rig like ur's will face FPS drops or issue...as for example "Company of Heroes" has old gen game has very low specs but a GTX 690 cant run it very well...its faced huge Drops :/

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18:48 Apr-11-2014

That doesn't sound too great. I really hope they optimise this well, and lower the specs required specs so other people can still enjoy it to its fullest.
I fear every modern rig will be out of date in 2-3 years. :(
Shame.

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20:21 Apr-11-2014

Its is really shame...right u r mate but those graphics is also shame for GTX 67 and HD 7970..."old wine in a new bottle"...and they have to optimize it else even ultimate rig will face issue :/

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18:32 Apr-10-2014

**** gotta save for the 780ti hof edition or i am doomed

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19:44 Apr-10-2014

You're not doomed as much I am doomed.



I can't even save the money..


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23:00 Apr-10-2014

me too....for me, take 1-2 year to save money...maybe more than 2 year :(

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19:58 Apr-10-2014

For ultra...but ur current one can easily handle high settings :)

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RIP my system :(

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18:14 Apr-10-2014

Your system?So my rig is dust :P

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19:59 Apr-10-2014

max settings validate ur rig :) ur rig meets recommended :)

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20:00 Apr-10-2014

No it doesn't reccomend is 670/7970, close but not their :)

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20:23 Apr-11-2014

I said his rigs meets recommended even over or more or less same :)

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16:27 Apr-10-2014

I don't care about the system reqs, and I bet it will run great on my rig :)

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16:42 Apr-10-2014

yeah if they lower the cpu requirements a bit its plausible i think

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16:48 Apr-10-2014

When it comes to games CPUs don't matter, I'm running Battlefield 4 on ultra settings 1080p with no noticeable lagging

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Yeah sure you are with max AA and all..:P

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16:57 Apr-10-2014

Oh did I say Battlefield 4 I meant 3 ;) anyways I wasn't kidding, most games run amazingly on my current rig, and Battlefield 4 didn't lag it actually froze lol

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17:38 Apr-10-2014

I can run bf4 on tweaked ultra at 1080p. Just no AA and some other adjustments. Took me a couple days to get it perfect so that i have 75+ fps most of the time!

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13:56 Apr-10-2014

well shet ! broadwell should come out soon and high end 800 series wouldn`t be bad either when watching these requirements for next gen games.

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| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB 32GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1440p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gigabyte Aorus 8GB 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-480M 2.66GHz HD i5 M480 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
APU A6-5400K Dual-Core Radeon HD 7450 4GB
| Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 3 3300X 4-Core 3.8GHz Radeon RX 570 4GB 16GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz Radeon R7 250X Sapphire 1GB Edition 4GB
0% No [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10870H 8-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 4k
APU A10-9700E 4-Core 3.0GHz Radeon R5 M320 2GB 12GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Asus TUF Gaming 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-6500 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 1060 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Asus Phoenix OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-12700K 16-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 8GB 32GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 7 2700X Radeon RX 550X 4GB 24GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-10600KF 6-Core 4.10GHz Radeon RX 580 Asus Dual 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-11400F 6-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 580 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-8086K 6-Core 4.0GHz GeForce GTX 980 4GB 32GB