Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered System Requirements Jump Up From The Original

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 10:39 AM
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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.

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05:05 Nov-02-2016

Programmers need to find a way to lower the storage of video games. Not only is it bad for your HDD capacity that gets filled instantly. To have large games it also takes long to download them losing much expensive internet bandwidth.

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14:16 Nov-01-2016

WOOOT? 55gb storage???? WOW....the original was like.....6...or 7 gb in total...wow

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18:01 Oct-31-2016

I am running a i5 2500k @stock with a GTX1070 and it is a HUGE bottleneck…
My RAM is also slower (16Gb Vengeance 1600Mhz)


CPU intensive games are getting a lot less fps,
I think its time to upgrade my CPU!


Suggestions plz!

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18:51 Oct-31-2016

Until you upgrade I suggest overclocking. You can oc that cpu A LOT

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11:19 Nov-01-2016

Get a Hyper 212 cooler and bump it up to 4.2Ghz without changing any voltages. That's what I did, couldn't be easier.

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18:13 Nov-01-2016

@scottdanpor
I have a CM Hyper 212 Evo Already with my processor
But i have not tried OC yet...

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22:13 Nov-02-2016

nothing wrong with 1600mhz ram any higher up you go theres a signifigant price jump for next to no performance

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14:28 Nov-08-2016

But the Foundationfactory channel on youtube shows that you will gain 10-20fps more by just upgrading RAM and almost 30-40fps by upgrading/OCing the CPU

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16:55 Oct-31-2016

Now I can run this New-Old game... lol After disappointments from all the latest games.

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14:00 Oct-31-2016

50 fps low?

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13:49 Oct-31-2016

"Call of Duty has for the most part always been a series that looks and runs fantastically"


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

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14:14 Oct-31-2016

Yeah I was reading and laughing at the same time, lol ' runs fantastically'

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13:23 Oct-31-2016

DA fuk? HD7850 is more than 2 times better than a gts450? Must be a typo its probably a HD 7750.

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12:58 Oct-31-2016

Looking forward to this one

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11:55 Oct-31-2016

How did space requirements jump from 8 GB to a hefty 55 GB storage?

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12:15 Oct-31-2016

Textures, Models, uncompressed sound

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13:47 Oct-31-2016

mostly uncompressed audio. however the tradeoff for the large filesize is the cpu has less work work to do(doesnt have to decompress the sounds) and that should increase in-game performance

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11:13 Oct-31-2016

Since when are the GTS 450 and HD7850 on the same level?

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11:16 Oct-31-2016

im thinking the samething lol , if hd7850 a 10 then gts 450 just a 5

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10:59 Oct-31-2016

I think my laptop can handle it, nice

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