Take a glance over at the game release dates and you'll see there's an absolutely packed May coming. Few are bigger than the return of Mirror's Edge though. Somewhat of a cult classic, its cultural cache has risen in the years since its arrival, and there's serious anticipation for Mirror's Edge Catalyst in some corners. Packing some of the most spectacular visuals we've ever seen, and a wholly unique take on an open world, Mirror's Edge Catalyst is ticking all the right boxes. Don't put those running shoes on just yet though, have a peek at the lofty Mirror's Edge 2 system requirements first.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-3250 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 3.9 GHz
- RAM: 6 GB System Memory
- GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
- GPU: GeForce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon R9 270X
- HDD: 25 GB available space
- DX: DirectX 11
Mirror's Edge Catalyst Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz
- RAM: 16 GB System Memory
- GPU RAM: 3 GB Video Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 280X
I don't think there can be any surprise that we've got a hefty set of system requirements here for Mirror's Edge Catalyst. DICE likes to push the boundaries of graphics and Mirror's Edge 2 is no different, it looks absolutely stunning. If anything I'm slightly shocked to see a GTX 650 Ti creep in at the minimum. This graphics card hasn't really cut it in AAA games lately, but kudos to DICE for supporting it.
In truth the graphics card requirements for Mirror's Edge 2 are a bit of an oddity. DICE doesn't look to have got all its ducks in a row here, so to speak, because down at the minimum a Radeon R9 270X vastly outperforms a GTX 650 Ti, while at the recommended specs it's the reverse - a GTX 970 is a league above a Radeon R9 280X. In fact there's not a huge deal to separate the minimum and recommended AMD cards (270X & 280X), while there's a huge gulf between the GTX 970 and 650 Ti. I was going to chalk this down to optimisation for Radeon cards; DICE typically favours team red, and this is evidenced by a 280X being capable of matching GTX 970 performance, but this is counteracted down at the other end.
Elsewhere we see 6GB RAM appearing as the minimum. Not many people really have this in their rigs in truth, but if you're still holding out with 4GB then it might be worth splashing the cash and doubling up.
A 25GB install is par for the course for a big game these days, and the CPU demands for Mirror's Edge Catalyst minimum requirements are middling to high. Anything less than this might end up with a bottleneck and dropped frames, but as always we'd expect you can squeeze by with a lesser processor.
Other than this a major thing is the 16GB RAM requirement for ME: Catalyst. Again and again we see this spec cropping up, but we've never seen it jump from 6GB min all the way up to 16GB recommended. Few games have actually needed this so we'll have to wait and see.
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