Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Oct 23, 2014 4:15 PM
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Earlier this week Activision sent word of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare minimum system requirements, which were admittedly pretty high. Now though to help put things into perspective we've got hold of the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare recommended system requirements, so you'll know exactly what you'll need to gain the competitive edge in its chaotic online multiplayer.  

So if you want to know if your PC's tough enough to take on the might of Sledgehammer Games' debut then read on to check out the official Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare system requirements.

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

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8120 3.10 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4096MB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 4GB Edition or AMD Radeon R9 270X 4GB 

We went into quite a bit of detail on the minimum requirements for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare in our previous article which you can check out here

In terms of those recommended requirements for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare they are roughly in line with what we were expecting. CoD: Ghosts infamously only used only a fraction of the RAM it claimed it did, but it doesn't appear like Activision is keen on sorting out this problem any time soon, so you're going to have to stump out for 8 gigs of RAM to have war looking its finest. 

The processor demands are fairly steep, but for recommended settings it's to be expected. The Intel Core i5-2500K and the AMD FX-8120 were top of the line processors back in the day and it seems they've still got it now, capable of achieving those all important high settings. All in all you're going to need a fairly decent processor here but nothing that will really break the bank, the FX-8120's successor, the FX-8320, is available for around $140, and that's more than capable here.

Moving onto the graphics card demands and these are a bit of strange beast. Neither of the cards here are face-meltingly powerful but Activision do claim that you'll need 4GB of on-board GDDR5 memory, which neither of these cards' stock models have. You'll have to shop around to find models with 4GB of VRAM and above but it seems to be an increasingly common demand, particularly after Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and The Evil Within. The current-gen consoles' shared memory architecture means that 4GB of their 8GB GDDR5 memory can easily be used by the GPU, and a swift port over to PC makes this pretty taxing on even higher-end graphics cards that lack that VRAM. It's likely these requirements are for Ultra textures though, as seen in Shadow of Mordor, so if you're sporting a base model GTX 760 or R9 270X then it's probably worth dialing things down a bit.

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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? Could the VRAM requirements prove problematic? Let us know!

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08:53 Oct-30-2014

look like i will got no problem to play this game right

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14:54 Oct-24-2014

6gb nothing changed with ghost and that need 6 why the hell does this need 6

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08:13 Oct-25-2014

Fun fact: CoD Ghosts used 2 to 2.5 GB RAM on ultra settings... The RAM requirements are artificially inflated...

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09:44 Oct-24-2014

All of a Sudden the new Assassins Creed specs doesn't look fake .....

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09:41 Oct-24-2014

Actually to my eyes AW looks better than BF except in Smoke and Fire effects.

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07:38 Oct-24-2014

its all bull! I can get an AVERAGE of 85fps on mordor high settings regardless of the requirements! don't listen to 'em!

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06:22 Oct-24-2014

real looking requirements atlast from cod franchise :P

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03:34 Oct-24-2014

What can i run it on ? i think max if optimized good the v-ram is bunch of bull crap but anyone else opinions is welcomed.

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16:56 Nov-03-2014

ultra settings, (supersampling off). 60+ fps average ;)

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00:59 Oct-24-2014

These are almost identical requirements to Ghosts. Should be fine as long as Ghosts runs alright on your PC.
AC Unity on the other hand... good luck.

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00:55 Oct-24-2014

Haha.. Hahahaha... Haha...
My GPU doesn't meet the minimum requirements..
That's super.

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01:05 Oct-24-2014

You can ultra no aa :) is that sarcasm or?

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01:07 Oct-24-2014

Haha, I definitely thought I was in the AC Unity thread.. my bad...

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01:34 Oct-24-2014

hahah sh** happens :D

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22:46 Oct-23-2014

Good grief. Will every future game need 4GB of VRAM? I might need that 980 after all :(

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23:10 Oct-23-2014

You are fine :P

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22:02 Oct-23-2014

Not sure how well I'd run this..

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03:06 Oct-24-2014

you should be fine on high with a mix of ultra with a little of AA and if poor optimization happens than highs with a mix of mediums no AA

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19:35 Oct-23-2014

This hurts my feeling...
I just got my GPU a couple of months again and it WAS awesome..
Now... apparently it's almost obsolete.
All the games demanding 3GB+ of VRAM.


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03:12 Oct-24-2014

your fine and to make you feel better a 4gb gtx 760 is a waist cause the bus or memory band is to low to even use 4 gb efficiently so your fine you will be able to play this game at max if optimized good or poorly optimized high with no AA

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19:30 Oct-23-2014

So what settings should I go for if I want 60fps??

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20:19 Oct-23-2014

Your CPU is pretty good,I would say you might run it on medium to high for playable FPS.It all depends on the optimization...

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20:50 Oct-23-2014

Max for that rig :)

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03:08 Oct-24-2014

max or ultra if optimized good and if not than ultras with a mix of highs and no AA, besides no need for AA on 1080p.

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18:55 Oct-23-2014

Minimum: 1gb vram
Recommended: 4gb vram


ARE YOU MAKING FUN OF ME?

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19:25 Oct-23-2014

I think that is for ultra textures or 4K resolution.

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19:37 Oct-23-2014

Yeah and they should've said it then.

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20:27 Oct-23-2014

no its normal 1080p settings , coz man just see a demo , do you think such graphics would be possible on a 4k display by a gtx 760 , are ya kidding me .Dont worry it will run on ultra , even ghosts needed 4gb vram if you check on steam .

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18:31 Oct-23-2014

Lol an octa core for a tiny map with 48 players?

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19:42 Oct-23-2014

48? I would guess 24 at most.

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18:07 Oct-23-2014

But those GPUs listed cannot even address 4 GB...!

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18:15 Oct-23-2014

Cause of 256 bit bus width right ?

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19:50 Oct-23-2014

How gtx 970 can address 4 gbs with 256 bus width :)

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21:11 Oct-23-2014

what exactly does the bus width due?

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23:13 Oct-23-2014

do*

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23:29 Oct-23-2014

It is the width of the memory bus :) it is the pathway that your GPU uses to acces the memory something like that :D

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02:02 Oct-24-2014

ok gotcha.. thanks

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02:39 Oct-24-2014

Its like, you're saying would why they make a GPU that doesn't use all it's power. They wouldn't have 4GB models if that waas the case.

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18:02 Oct-23-2014

Awww yesss 760,i hope i can play it on max even though my vram is 2048 mb but i think its enough for 1600x900 resolution :p

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18:02 Oct-23-2014

Its enough even for 1080p :D

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03:10 Oct-24-2014

ye this 4gb crisis is odd in fact a 760 can't even use 4gb efficiently due to its low bus rate of 256 but than again still doable but 2gb will be enough.

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17:51 Oct-23-2014

Quite reasonable spec.

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18:05 Oct-23-2014

Not really if the visuals are anything like CoD Ghosts... Ghosts graphic levels were comparable to 2011's Crysis 2 on tweaked high in DX9 mode... To run Crysis 2 on high-max, you need only a GTS 450 or HD 5770 or at most a GTX 460 or HD 5850 for like 1920x1200 and 40-50 fps... But for CoD Ghosts you need a BF4 capable rig (GTX 660 ti or HD 7950) which is utterly ridiculous...

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09:39 Oct-24-2014

The visuals of AW dont look anything like ghosts. And dont you dare to say that ghost was looking like Crysis 2 !!!! Never !!!! C 2 looked much better

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08:16 Oct-25-2014

Sorry, Crysis 2 on medium in DX9 mode might have been more accurate - and that is CoD Ghosts on max at 1080p with x4 AA...

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17:44 Oct-23-2014

4GB VRAM? That's what the said about The Evil Within...

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17:14 Oct-23-2014

4 gigs of VRAM? Why?

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17:21 Oct-23-2014

That is bull**** everygame that req-s 4gb of vram is probably for 1440 or 4k :) i played everything on ultra no aa 30+ fps on my r9 270x

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23:07 Oct-23-2014

maybe because of the textures?? ultra textures in 1080p, mordor uses 3700-4000 on my 980.

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04:04 Oct-24-2014

I have been wondering about the VRAM requirement on Mordor. I haven't played it yet. What kind of fps do you get & what settings? All maxed out?

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04:35 Oct-24-2014

I would definitely recommend it, if you like a game like batman and AC. I got 75-100 fps(avg 85-95) everything maxed with HD texture and 8x aa from nvidia control panel(Sorry 1200p not 1080p and it's constant 4000 not 3700-4000).

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04:51 Oct-24-2014

Well that is great. Surely I can pull 60+fps @ 1080p with everything maxed. HD texture pack also with what you said about VRAM usage. My cards are 4GB cards. (4096MB) ;)


Thanks for the info. :D

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05:00 Oct-24-2014

No worries buddy!! I've updated my reply before, please re-read it ;).

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14:28 Oct-24-2014

ehrmahgerd 4k
no srsly COD, stop with the bad optimization and build a new engine that actually needs these specs.

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15:25 Oct-24-2014

This is a new engine . Plus actually i think it needs it except the vram part .

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| 60FPS, Medium, 1440p
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100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
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50% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
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100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
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| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
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| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
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| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB OC Edition 16GB
60% Yes [5 votes]
Pentium Dual Core B960 2.2GHz Radeon HD 6950M 4GB
33.3333% Yes [6 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Athlon II X2 245 GeForce GTS 250 4GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
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| 60FPS, High, 720p
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Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
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100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 10GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
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100% Yes [4 votes]