Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Minimum System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 11:00 AM
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It's that time of the year once again where we take a look at the annualised Call of Duty outing and its system requirements. This year it's the debut CoD outing from Sledgehammer Games as we get the first fruits of Activision's decision to move from a two to a three-year development cycle. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare looks to be one of the biggest leaps yet for the series, taking us to a near-future global terrorist crisis threatening the very existence of the United States.

Exoskeletons powering jetpacks, invisibility cloaks and powerful dash moves are the order of the day here, fuelling hyper-kinetic combat that pushes the series' trademark fast-paced multiplayer firefights to the next level. Before you get about boost jumping and murdering everyone in sight though, you'd best check out the official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare system requirements to see if your PC is up to the task.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.93 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.80 GHz
  • RAM: 6GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1024MB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 5870
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 55GB available Hard Drive space
  • Audio: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Other: Broadband internet connection

A couple of months back Activision inadvertently placed the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare system requirements on its site, before swiftly pulling them back down. These minimum requirements COD:AW are actually remarkably similar, surprise, surprise, but they have taken a leap up in a number of key areas.

First things first the graphics card and memory requirements remain exactly the same. Activision claims you are going to need 6GB RAM as a minimum to play Advanced Warfare, backed up by a GeForce GTS 450, Radeon HD 5870, or better graphics card. These GPU requirements are identical to the Call of Duty: Ghosts requirements, so you can expect a similar level of graphical performance. Both of these cards are pretty middle-of-the-road these days, so any decent modern day graphics card should be able to play CoD: AW without a hitch.

Unfortunately the processor requirements for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare have taken quite a leap. Whereas Ghosts and the previously leaked specs demanded a relatively modest Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or equivalent, Advanced Warfare moves things up a notch with the need for a Core i3-530 or a Phenom II X4 810, both decent processors despite their age.

It's something we've come to expect now following Shadow of Mordor, Alien Isolation, and The Evil Within, but Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare once more has some mammoth hard drive requirements, this time around demanding an eye-watering 55GB of free hard drive space. This could problematic to those hoping to squeeze CoD: AW onto small SSDs for that boost in performance, while it's also a massive download.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Recommended System Requirements

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare GPU benchmark chart. What do you think of these requirements? Getting worried about the consistently huge download sizes? Let us know!

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11:31 Nov-12-2014

I play smoothly at 60 fps and suddenly drops to 30 lags and then goes back to 60. Why i get this? Even with no v-sync i have 120 fps and drops too 30 sometimes and lags then again to 100+. Why that happens?

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06:59 Nov-07-2014

can i run it?cpu amd ph x2 555,6gb,500gb,gts 450 2gb

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17:44 Nov-04-2014

Personally i would like to see Activision taking back CoD to IIWW times

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17:00 Nov-04-2014

Can I run it on any lower resolution?

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12:21 Oct-26-2014

Looks well optimized!

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15:17 Oct-26-2014

as per COD optimization history except black ops 1 others r well optimized...COD haters and BF fans will deny.

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15:43 Oct-26-2014

I hope CoD haters are gonna stop hating! Coz this game is totally different both graphics and optimization. :)

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16:43 Oct-26-2014

Took 'em long enough. And to be honest, BF4 still looks better, even though that game is a mess itself.

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22:17 Oct-27-2014

What is "messy" in the game ? maybe BF4 looks better for you .. but that's "for you"

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22:25 Oct-27-2014

No, the game looks great. Never said it didn't. However, remember those initial 2 months or so when almost nobody could play the game for more than an hour straight because it crashed? Yeah. That happened. And the servers are still having issues up to this day, which is just fantastic.

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16:03 Oct-26-2014

well graphics never were the strong point of the series so if the requirements arent high its just normal. it would be akward to have mediocre graphics with high reqs.

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23:33 Oct-25-2014

they should make a mp only CoD Advanced Warfare, for people Like me that only the multiplayer, so that it is 5gb maximum.

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23:35 Oct-25-2014

that want only the multiplayer*

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18:46 Oct-25-2014

the way I see it, this game will be as demanding as the previous call off duty in terms of cpu and ram performance, probably better textures and slightly improved graphics, so I would say that even a gt 630 can run the game no problem with good fps, it's hard to say the settings, since the game is not out yet.

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13:08 Oct-25-2014

most games nowadays are more than 15 GB in size... My hard disk is crying T.T

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15:00 Oct-24-2014

Lucky me just above the minimum requirements

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20:21 Oct-23-2014

GPU: AMD A6 5200 2.0GHz
Screen: 15.6'' LED WXGA (1366x768)
RAM: 8GB
Operation sistem: Linux Linpus
HDD: 1TB
GFX: AMD Radeon HD 8400
Could i run it with at least 20 fps?

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17:46 Oct-23-2014

6GB RAM, WHATT ?? this is a FPS or Open World game -_-'

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19:37 Oct-23-2014

yeah, it's doesn't make sense...Watch dogs, AC4 didn't need 6gb ram for min settings.

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15:05 Oct-24-2014

Buys more Rams thats the target of companies !

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22:18 Oct-27-2014

Man , It's almost 2015 don't get surprised .

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06:33 Oct-22-2014

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10:20 Oct-21-2014

i dont even have required amount of ram for it :( it dont happen often

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19:23 Oct-20-2014

55 GB ? what a business policy to increase the sale of Hard Disk...:/

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17:04 Oct-20-2014

@Noob622 I was there when BF4 launched.Yes it had smoe bugs and crashing in multiplayer but it was fixed later.And Also you need to learn thing or to,you know why?? Because it wasn't Dice's fault it was EA's fault because they pushed the game before it was ready....Go to youtube and type ANgry Joe BF4 review and he explained what mistake EA did, NOT DICE.....

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17:35 Oct-20-2014

allow me to say that angry Joe sometimes is full of cr@p and doesnt know what he is talkign about. i saw a vid of his lately where he was complaining because he completed a Destiny mission which he thought was the hardest one and got a common drop when in fact it was one of the first missions in the game..... raging about the RNG system and how it gave him common items when he had "beat Destiny".. this is guy isnt exactly the most reliable source of info. in my opinion it was both DICE's and EA's fault.

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16:30 Oct-21-2014

Your opinion is wrong since Ea wanted to push out the game as soon as possible...Not Dice

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16:38 Oct-21-2014

and dice has taken a heck of a lot of time to take the game in an acceptable position for a fully priced released game. more than half a year to be honest.

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19:18 Oct-21-2014

they are payed by EA, if they want to do something they NEED to be payed, even if it is a fix, otherwise they can't pay their workers...

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19:59 Oct-21-2014

@Loukas As Psychoman said dice is paid by ea,without money they can't work....If Ea cared about it's costumers and gave money to DIce in time,waiting for fully functional game would be 10 times shorter.So blame fuc*kin EA for waiting time,not dice...

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23:46 Oct-21-2014

i told you. i blame EA for the release mess. I blame DICE for the patches afterwards and the time it took them to fix the bugs or even the effectiveness of their patches. Did you play this game guys? for the first 6 months almost every patch fixed a few things and messed up just as many that were working fine xD. i mean come on. Or many issues that were supposedly resolved appeared again and again 2 or even 3 patches later. And this was DICE's fault... i am not saying i hate them or that i dont like the game. Just my opinion after 500+ hours of battlefield 4.

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09:50 Oct-22-2014

@Loukas you obviosly didn't read so I will write it like this:
IF FUCING EA GAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO DICE IN TIME THEY WOULD'VE FIXED THE GAME EARLIER BUT SINCE EA ARE GREEDY DUMB FUKS THEY HAD TO WAIT UNTIL WHOLE COMUNITY OF BF4 PLAYERS STARTED RAISING THEIR VOICE....SO IS IT CLEAR TO YOU NOW????????????? Don't blame Dice for something when EA is only guilty for that SH*T....

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10:20 Oct-22-2014

Wow. Chil down. Is the head of DICE your uncle or something? I said that they were incompetent of releasing good patches at first and this doesn't have to do with money. They did release patches which means they were paid as you are so keen to remind me but the patches screwed things up. Screaming over the internet won't achieve anything but discredit your opinion and make you look dumb. I know how to read. Oh and in my precious comment it was "I DON'T blame DICE for the release mess". I blame them for the patches afterwards.

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12:19 Oct-22-2014

I'm not ,screaming on the internet''',you were too dumb and too lazy to read,so I had to write it that way.....If head of DIce was my uncle,I would have all the gamews fo free and latest hardware but I don't have that,do I? Blame EA,Dice did a great job on BF3,they would do the same on BF4 if there wasn't shi*y EA who pushed it to early so Dice worked their a$$ off to patch the whole game.

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20:19 Oct-23-2014

i wasnt dumb nor stupid. i told you i know how to read. this is leading nowhere. i tried to explain to you my reasoning and where DICE's fault lied in my opinion but you dont agree. fine. you dont have to insult people. i said that(obvious) joke about your uncle being head of DICE because you are defending them so fervently and passionately thats all... i wonder if you even played the game since you just dont get or even seem to pay attention to what i am saying. just blindly insisting on repeating the same thing. have you played the damn game in the first 6 months after it came out?

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16:31 Oct-20-2014

GTS 450 or HD 5870? Seriously? The 5870 is a lot better than 450 :D

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16:33 Oct-20-2014

That was what I thought too. 5870 is at the very least as strong as a GTX 470, if not 480

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18:02 Oct-20-2014

That's why I think these are inaccurate.

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15:49 Oct-20-2014

i dont understand y they spend soo much time on the campaign even though people really only stay with cod for the multiplayer like people come back for the campaign pff and like my new rig? ^-^

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16:16 Oct-20-2014

exactly. the campaign is like 2% of the whole game for me xD

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15:36 Oct-20-2014

once again No-vision is bluffing about their game with that bull**** 6gb ram.

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15:10 Oct-20-2014

Wow, the 6GB min RAM from them is back, didn't they learn from CoD: Ghosts?

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15:18 Oct-20-2014

Yea. Didn't even improve graphically.

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17:04 Oct-24-2014

It did

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15:00 Oct-20-2014

this game could be like 10 gb less if they didnt focus on campaign too much and gave a sheep bout multiplayer instead of dishing out the same cod each year >.>

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