Activision bundling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered in with special editions of COD: Infinite Warfare probably says a lot about the expected prospects of the spacefaring new shooter. Activision has chosen to hedge its bets somewhat and cash in on the nostalgia of the game which kickstarted the modern era of online shooters.
COD4: Modern Warfare Remastered is dropping this week alongside Infinite Warfare, bringing with it the classic campaign and the excellent maps we've come to know and love in the years since. Before you go and drop an obscene amount of cash on the Legacy Edition however, give the official Call of Duty 4 Remastered system requirements a quick read and make sure you're ready.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.93 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.8 GHz
- RAM: 6 GB System Memory
- GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 7850
- DX: DirectX 11
- HDD: 55 GB available storage
Obviously Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a, er, remaster, so its system requirements are many times greater than the 2007 original. That said, by today's standards this a very reasonable set of system requirements, more in line with the first DirectX 11 games than the current graphics behemoths of today.
Call of Duty 4 Remastered is very easy for a modern gaming PC to run. Both the Intel Core i3-530 and the AMD Phenom II X4 810 are very old processors, and can be matched by just about anything since. The i3 is dual-core also, so we can see a quad-core CPU is not required for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.
Onto the graphics and, again, we see a low-end card for the minimum. The GeForce GTS 450 came out nearer the original COD4 than this remaster. The Radeon HD 7850 is a bit of a mismatch on paper, and on the basis of these specs you'll be able to get away with an older ATI graphics card like the Radeon HD 5770.
Lastly a nod to the installation size, which is absolutely huge. COD 4: MW Remastered is happy to chew through 55GB of your hard drive. The uncompressed audio and higher resolution textures don't come cheap it seem.
As far as performance goes, Call of Duty has for the most part always been a series that looks and runs fantastically, and while Activision is loathe to provide recommended specs for COD4 Remastered, I suspect these minimum requirements are good enough for 1080p / High performance anyway.
Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered GPU benchmark chart.