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!