Hitman System Requirements Revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Feb 4, 2016 11:16 AM
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A certain deadly assassin is slicing, dicing and golf clubbing his way PC-wards in a couple of months. In a first for the series the Hitman reboot is going to be entirely episodic, Telltale-style, with each month's content drop bringing with it a new map and multiple contracts to perform on each. To keep that garotting fresh, Agent 47 will be a true globetrotter, taking in locales as far-reaching as Thailand, Italy, Paris, and Morocco. 

The big draw here for Hitman 2016 though, is that developer Io Interactive is shying away from the smaller set-piece levels of Hitman Absolution. Instead it's opting for gigantic levels, filled with hundreds of non-player characters and potentially dozens of unique ways in which to perform hits. Cramming in mountains of AI characters, each with individual behaviours and movement patterns, obviously comes at quite a cost, so be sure to check out the official Hitman system requirements before picking up episode one... 

Hitman Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • DX: DirectX 11

Hitman Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 290

First impressions of these system requirements are that they're pretty massive, and you'd be right. There's no doubting that the Hitman reboot is a demanding game. In terms of what it's attempting to do here it could be quite a bold step for larger-scale levels / smaller open worlds, and can truly turn them into sandboxes. Killing sandboxes admittedly, but sandboxes all the same. 

The most demanding element looks to be the processor, which is going to need to be able to handle many simultaneous tasks in order to cope with large crowd numbers. That's why we're seeing a pair of beasts like the Intel Core i7-3770 and AMD FX-8350 being recommended. You can get away with a fair bit less for minimum specs, but it's looking likely Hitman is really going to put any CPU to the test. 

Graphics cards are quite a bit more reasonable. In truth, what we've seen of Hitman so far isn't a visual masterpiece, but it does look fairly decent. There's some flexibility here, so you can just about get away with a GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870, but anything on top of this is just a bonus for how good Hitman looks and performs. 

One other thing to highlight is the 8GB minimum RAM requirement. This seems lofty but we've already seen a few games use this much, and certainly 4GB is rarely enough for AAA titles these days. There's every chance you might be able to scrape it with 6GB, but 8GB should be seen as a reliable minimum in a gaming rig these days. 

Lastly there's no mention of DirectX 12 support. Square Enix is hosting a panel on DX12 use in Hitman at GDC, so this might be coming as post-launch update. Luckily any DX11-capable GPU is also compatible with DirectX 12, so all you'll need to do to take advantage of this if it does happen is have Windows 10 installed. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Hitman System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Hitman benchmark chart.

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17:40 Feb-06-2016

high setting for me?

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19:15 Feb-06-2016

Hmm, maybe Medium-High. If not, then yes, High settings.

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14:58 Feb-06-2016

What about the Storage requirements? I mean the last game fairly needed at least 20 Gigs of storage with patches and updates/DLCs . All the latest AAA games require at least 30+ Gigs . Should I save 50 Gigs of my SSD drive , I guess?

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11:21 Feb-05-2016

will my pc run this ive only got 2 x 280x's ?

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12:09 Feb-05-2016

if it has good crossfire/sli support, the requirements are accurate(which they never are) and the game is optimized properly at 1080p maxed out or close you should expect good performance.

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19:12 Feb-05-2016

kidding right... ultra of course :P

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00:56 Feb-06-2016

don't be so sure and please don't look at GD"s comparison tools they are not really accurate when it comes to more complicated things such as crossfire and sli.

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03:33 Feb-06-2016

I agree. SLI/CFX scaling is never perfect & his resolution is a little high for ultra settings as well. 3200x1024 is over a million more pixels than 1920x1080. 3,276,800 vs 2,073,600. My guess is maybe tweaked high settings at that 3200x1024 resolution if the CFX driver support for this game is good.

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09:57 Feb-06-2016

sorry people i forgot to change my resolution back to 1920 x 1080p as one of my screens broke and im making a game and all my money is going towards that lol but thanks i just wanted to know if i could run this or games like just cause 3 or any other future games

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18:07 Feb-06-2016

LOL! Well @ 1920x1080 you should be able to pull Tweaked Ultra to Full Ultra settings. Again it will mainly depend on AMD's CFX support for this game, & the game developer's own optimizations. If both are good Full Ultra should be no problem at all, if one is bad then maybe Tweaked Ultra, & if both are bad then maybe just High settings. ;)

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23:39 Feb-06-2016

ah thats ok i can settle for either :)

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04:40 Feb-07-2016

Oh, Good luck for that game. :)

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11:12 Feb-05-2016

Will I be able to run this decent on medium-high ? Thx

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12:10 Feb-05-2016

at your resolution, if the requirements are true(doubtful), the optimization is good you will be able to play on "high"(2nd highest preset) with good performance.

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07:07 Feb-05-2016

i would to ask if anyone knows FOR SURE for which resolution setting the minimum/recomended specifications refer to. is there a standard that they use ? ex. every minimum specs will refer to 720p . that's a fact .is there such an agreement?

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08:36 Feb-05-2016

All the requirements stated are for 1080p resolution.

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15:38 Feb-05-2016

I'd bet money that a 770 won't push Ultra 60fps 100%. Witcher 3 asks for the same GPU for 'recommended' and at 1080p you'd be lucky to get 30fps with hairworks off at ultra with that GPU.

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17:07 Feb-04-2016

System requirements are too demanding in my opinion.

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18:12 Feb-04-2016

I think its fine assuming the detail they will be putting into the game.

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21:12 Feb-04-2016

the r9 290 is soon to be mid-range so I think they are quite alright.

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06:34 Feb-05-2016

maybe, low settings for 60fps or even you set on low...this game still looks awesome lol :P

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06:41 Feb-05-2016

I think you are right ;ow to medium settings will be fine.

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16:02 Feb-04-2016

GPU falls short O.o


so if games continue like this, $1500 would've been a waste on this laptop (and before anyone asks, I couldn't get a desktop -_- no room for it.)

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16:08 Feb-04-2016

you will be able to run this for sure how good depedends on optimisation but i belive they will do good jobe here...

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05:47 Feb-05-2016

that's good at least.

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19:38 Feb-04-2016

Not even room for a mITX?

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05:48 Feb-05-2016

nope. my room with my computer is very small, the tower would ahve to sit in the middle of the floor. because I use my computer for stuff besides gaming, so I wouldn't want it hooked up to my TV.

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02:45 Feb-05-2016

At this point a 970M is probably the minimum that I would get in a laptop.

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05:50 Feb-05-2016

eh this was the best Best Buy had, and I didn't even know I was getting one so I couldn't order offline. Plus the price was good for the power..at least compared to, say, a Razer Blade, or Alienware.

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06:04 Feb-05-2016

Can you upgrade that laptop though?

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16:03 Feb-05-2016

Ah... I gotcha, but you could have gotten something almost as good for about half the price. Dell has a new 15 inch Inspiron with almost the same specs for $800

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22:04 Feb-05-2016

I do not know if I can upgrade it. it has a rather large place on the back to unscrew, but it's still under warranty so I haven't poked and prodded. I'm hoping it can be. I've heard some high-end gaming laptops can. I DOUBT it's feasible with my luck, but no telling.


Also, leadstardude, didn't know that, as I said it was a surprise, we just went into best buy and I was told I could get one.

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00:19 Feb-06-2016

Yeah man, some laptops are like desktops. From the main components of a PC (GPU/CPU/RAM/HDD) my laptop only has two RAM sticks and one HDD that came with the laptop when I bought it. The rest I upgraded recently :D


You will definitely be able to upgrade RAM and HDD/SSD. The other bits...CPU will be 100% soldered since Haswell are the last socketed mobile CPUs. GPU - can't tell without the model number, but if it's a relatively slim laptop then it will be soldered as well.

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00:53 Feb-06-2016

Well that is a nice surprise. Awesome! :D

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05:21 Feb-06-2016

xquatrox, it's not very slim, but it's like 3 inches or so, so I imagine it will be soldered. I know the RAM is expandable to 16GB, although some of the more expensive variants of this model can be upgraded up to 64 and have several drive bays..this one has two I think. as I said I haven't poked inside due to the warranty.


also, because it'll bug me, Haswells were 4th gen, right?

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05:35 Feb-06-2016

Yeah the Haswells are 4th gen. Normally with mobile Intel CPUs the MQ/MX models can be upgraded & the HQ models can't. HQ models are usually soldered to the MoBo.

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13:47 Feb-06-2016

That (MQ/MX) would have been the case with Haswell, but after Haswell everything is soldered anyway.

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15:47 Feb-06-2016

thought it was. I've only had a 1st gen (previous laptop), and a 6th gen (this laptop), was just going off what people said. But yeah, oh well. This will still hold up awhlie I'm sure. I wish Razer's Blade Stealth would've released before I got this one, more power for about the same price...and the Razer Core thing lets you use desktop GPUs.

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21:02 Feb-06-2016

Ah... I hadn't noticed that there were no M models in the Skylake versions. Wow... that is kind of sad. Maybe there will be later on with refresh versions.

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05:33 Feb-07-2016

maybe

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19:37 Feb-08-2016

@Leadstar - I don't think so. Laptop manufacturers (high-end) have started stuffing desktop chips into their beefy models anyway, so there is no longer a need. Laptops are now better than ever :)

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00:56 Feb-09-2016

Yeah I have noticed that. I guess the recent die shrink along with the reduced power consumption improvements Intel has been using is finally paying off. I think that by the time I truly need an upgrade that a whole new laptop build with desktop hardware will be my next rig. Maybe a desktop 10nm Cannonlake CPU with a top end desktop Pascal GPU in my next laptop. :D

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15:52 Feb-04-2016

what about me ._.

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16:09 Feb-04-2016

the req. are for 1080p so i asum under 900p you should run this well

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14:26 Feb-04-2016

on what settings i can run on 768 p iam palying withcer 3 and fallout 4 on ultra on 768 p

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15:04 Feb-04-2016

well there is a little bottleneck in your gpu by your cpu , but you can run it ofc!

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16:02 Feb-04-2016

I doubt there is a game you can't max out at that res with your rig, you have an i3 and GTX960...

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16:27 Feb-04-2016

thanks for the support bro both of you

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07:36 Feb-05-2016

But u should think about buying an i5, all games these days have atleast min reqs for an i5.

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14:21 Feb-04-2016

hope this game well optimize

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19:20 Feb-04-2016

lol, why you got -2 :P ...i think some people jealous...because you have awesome pc


sorry for the english

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19:41 Feb-04-2016

There, now he has no down votes :) Sick rig man. You should do Heaven Benchmark and show us the score!

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03:09 Feb-05-2016

hahaha i dont care much about benchmark as long my rig can play the games very well..

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14:19 Feb-04-2016

X4 940 isn't even close to 2500K performance, why the hell they are in same requirements?

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22:25 Feb-04-2016

people need to learn that developers don't spend countless hours purchasing hardware and testing their game on it, they test it on what they have avaliable and what works, requirements are NEVER accurate they are just a decent base to judge how good of a PC you need to play the game.

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15:15 Feb-05-2016

They could at least put a Core i3, it's way better than Phenom. The more adequate would be a Core 2 Quad Q9xxx.

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13:30 Feb-04-2016

denuvo is Sony's attempt to turn pc gamers into console peasants.

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13:53 Feb-04-2016

Just because Sony DADC is involved (barely), doesn't mean it's got anything to do with their gaming division. It's comments like your's which gives us PC gamers a bad name.

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16:12 Feb-04-2016

Yeah i agree, i bet most people that say console peasants on websites would never say it to someone's face, if people want to play on consoles thats there choice, my last console was the Ps2 then i moved to Pc, yeah its better but iv never rubbed it in someone's face calling them peasants

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03:00 Feb-06-2016

To be fair I do say it to people's faces, but as a joke, I don't actually think lower of console gamers simply because they have a console, however there are the occasional trolls that need some occasional smacking, and "peasant" is often an effective trigger word ;)

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16:55 Feb-06-2016

@IzanagiXZ, yeah theres trolls out there but doesnt mean you lower yourself to there standard does it, otherwise your no better than the trolls!

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18:12 Feb-04-2016

Yeah Sourav's right

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20:08 Feb-04-2016

Lol, he has a GT 640, what a pathetic puny peasant he is.


Doesn't feel good right?

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22:26 Feb-04-2016

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the consoles, consoles are not about performance and resolution, comparing them to PC is irrelevant.

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03:02 Feb-06-2016

I would agree with your statement if it were the 6th gen of consoles, now consoles are pretty much the catalyst for shady corporate practices, devs try to rip gamers off left and right thanks to consoles, or more accurately how the gaming community panders to their practices.

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13:49 Feb-06-2016

So because the devs and publishers carry out shady practices, it's the consoles' fault? I can see from all your comments on this thread that you're in full console-bashing mode, although trying to appear casual.


And if you're referring to the "downgrades" that's happened with certain games as the shady practices, know that stuff like that happened loads last gen for cross platform releases, but people didn't care enough.


I'm not disagreeing that there have been shady practices, just that consoles aren't to blame, and neither are PCs, but the devs and publishers themselves.

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17:21 Feb-05-2016

the way i see it:
console gamer: doesnt interested in about hardware,optimizations,dont have much time or doesnt wanna spend much time on solving issues,just wanna play the game and enjoy it.
pc gamer:game is important but its more important how he plays the game.perfectionalist,has time or he is interested in about hardware,wanna learn about it.

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11:48 Feb-06-2016

You can't group PC gamers together like that, the PC community is far too diverse, some PC gamers are enthusiasts (perfectionists), some want specific standards and don't mind the compromises (me), and some (plenty I would argue) don't care and just want to play games like LoL and Minecraft.

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11:53 Feb-06-2016

you are kinda right,but i was speaking generally.

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13:22 Feb-04-2016

What settings can I run this at?

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13:16 Feb-04-2016

that looks like an older rig of mine at the recommended specs, how far we've come lol

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17:29 Feb-04-2016

This comment says nothing other than what a money waster you are...spoiled.

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12:31 Feb-04-2016

can i run this game at ultra 1080p and what fps??

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12:35 Feb-04-2016

With that resolution u can run it on Ultra with low AA I gues for a 60fps.

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12:36 Feb-04-2016

thanks :)

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21:53 Feb-04-2016

I'd beg to differ. The CPU falls short of the recommended and the GPU will definitely not do Ultra 60. I'd say high or tweaked ultra will be more like it for 1080p for this game.

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22:04 Feb-04-2016

If the FX8350 is reccomend(which is NOT equal to an i73770 in gaming). so is an I5-4590 ;).


Agreed on GPU though, it the requirement is correct.

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22:13 Feb-04-2016

I never understood AMD requirements, to be honest. It's almost like the devs just use Intel and Nvidia and just slap an AMD model here and there which has similar digits on paper. Am I wrong in this?
Actually even the requirements in general. The WItcher 3 'recommended' GPU is a GeForce GTX 770 while we both know perfectly well that even a 970 can't keep up 60fps all of the time at Ultra even with hairworks off. It's like they target 30fps+ or something...

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12:11 Feb-04-2016

I Think I'll Be Just Fine :D

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12:17 Feb-04-2016

Same. :D

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11:49 Feb-06-2016

Count me in :D

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12:06 Feb-04-2016

Developers these days


Dev 1:Hey how should be put the system requirement?
Dev 2:Just put a high end cpu and gpu as recommended doesnt matter which.
Dev 1: what about minimum?
Dev 2:Put a GTX 660 thats what every game has for minimum.A long as we get money why do we care

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12:24 Feb-04-2016

exactly.

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12:48 Feb-04-2016

Poor little ones. Again complaining about the requirments. If you don't like it don't commend some sh*t here. After 3-4 years the minimum will be nvidia 1*series and 12 and again there will be people's like you to complain. STOP!STOP!

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14:42 Feb-04-2016

If im a member of this site then i have every right to commenThe req doesnt even make sense.
i5 2500k=amd phenom 2 X4?

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17:01 Feb-05-2016

this is game-debate not game-notdebate.

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18:38 Feb-05-2016

Game-Agree :)

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12:49 Feb-04-2016

You don't know how hard is to build a game. And the modern games just need more high end GPU's, CPU's... Why u didn't said this about Oculus Rift. Even if this is for Hitman.

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14:41 Feb-04-2016

Lol the requirements wont be true.EVER!
Seriosly has any games requirements ever said the truth?(apart from bad pc ports which require more than the stated requirement cos ita s bad pc port)Take any game for example

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12:02 Feb-04-2016

Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 290
LooooL just LoooL...

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12:14 Feb-04-2016

Same can be said for the Minimum CPU requirement.

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11:28 Feb-04-2016

AMD Phenom II X4 940 for minimum,AMD FX-8350 for recommended.jesus lol :D

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| 60FPS, High, 1440p
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100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i5-480M 2.66GHz HD i5 M480 8GB
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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
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Core i5-11400 6-Core 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Asus TUF Gaming 6GB 16GB
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Core i5-6500 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 1060 16GB
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100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Gigabyte Windforce 2X OC 3GB 16GB
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Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Radeon HD 7970 OC Sapphire Edition 16GB