Grid 2 System Requirements Early Dev Thoughts

Written by Chris Barraclough on Sun, Sep 30, 2012 3:27 PM

Check out this video of myself going hands-on with Grid 2 after far too much Captain Morgans. If nothing else, it’s a testament to why driving a car inebriated is a baaaaaad idea. 

This video was shot after an indepth chat with one of the great devs over at Codemasters. We discussed all sorts including how the Grid 2 System Requirements were shaping up for the Grid 2 release next summer...

GRID 2 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5200+ or Intel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6Ghz

RAM: 2GB

HDD: 15GB

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5550 512MB or NVIDIA GeForce GT 230

DX: DirectX 9

 

GRID 2 Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7

CPU: AMD Phenom 9600B Quad-Core or Intel Core 2 Quad Q6400 2.13GHz

RAM: 4GB

GPU: AMD Radeon HD 4870 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 260

DX: DirectX 11

Bare in mind these are not official GRID 2 requirements and we may change them closeer to the time.

Now check this awesome video ---- Go Team GD!

Don’t drink and drive kiddies!

So as you heard in the video Grid 2 will not have a cockpit view this time around. Apparently 95% of people didnt use this feature and it takes time to develop and extra PC RAM that can be used elsewhere. We are advised that the RAM is going to be used to enhance the lighting and in-game physics via a new Grid 2 lighting engine known as Beast!

Awesome names aside, we then spoke to a fan who said that he was very sad to not have the cockpit view, but despite that actually ever only used that view for "casual" driving. When driving online competitevly the fan said they always used the bonnet view, which is still in the game as is chase cam.

Which view would you use?

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16:18 Oct-02-2012

I just hope that the cars handle better than their first installment of GRID : The Race Driver

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16:21 Oct-02-2012

Maybe the developers have fixed that :)

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17:47 Oct-02-2012

Oh, I was totally fine with it; you were using a keyboard? :/

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17:54 Oct-02-2012

I loved the way cars handled in the first GRID. As a matter of fact it's one of the best racing games I've ever player.

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17:56 Oct-02-2012

It's my nr.1 :D Had extra motivation to upgrade to Win 7 due to this game, but now I see 'Win XP' above :/ (:P)

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17:59 Oct-02-2012

Yup :D I love Dirt 3 as well.

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18:01 Oct-02-2012

Dirt and Dirt 2 were nice too, but only D3 is in my 'top' list ;) And now I'm planning to play Showdown; hopefully beating 'number 3'!

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18:10 Oct-02-2012

I haven't heard good things about it. =(

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14:46 Oct-03-2012

Oh.....

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11:41 Oct-13-2012

I absolutely loved DiRT Showdown :D

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15:03 Oct-01-2012

great game, cannot wait! codemasters never disappoint me.

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10:25 Oct-02-2012

Yes I hope it will not disappoint us :)

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09:05 Oct-01-2012

I don't know is this game gonna support Windows XP, I was by just looking at Assassins Creed 3 gameplay knew that its only gonna be dx10 or 11...And when you watch this gameplay too, you see directx 10 and 11 features... so I am pretty sure there is no XP... man I miss the old glory days of WinXP and 98 :DDD

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09:06 Oct-01-2012

yes xp is gone these days :)

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09:15 Oct-01-2012

you r right man my first os was 98 after that i used xp for 4 years

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09:17 Oct-01-2012

my first was 95 then 98 then xp for 5 years :D now win7 :)

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09:22 Oct-01-2012

and now i am going to stick with w7 for say maybe 2 years because w8 is full of !$%£

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11:00 Oct-01-2012

yes it is :)

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16:13 Oct-01-2012

Thats a really good point. We will see if we can double check with Codemasters about DX9/DX10/DX11

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07:51 Oct-01-2012

maxing out this game will be a piece of cake for me

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08:25 Oct-01-2012

yes :D

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08:31 Oct-01-2012

hey wait a minute grid 2 require hd 4870 or gtx 260 right then how can we play it on dx11 i mean both graphic cards supports only dx9 & 10 right?

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08:33 Oct-01-2012

yes both 4870 and gtx260 support dx10 but these are not official requirements ! im sure official requirements will be a dx11 gpu :)

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08:35 Oct-01-2012

hope so :)

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08:37 Oct-01-2012

your rig is pretty good ! so you will max this game for sure in my opinion :)

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08:41 Oct-01-2012

ya,hey do you know the exact release date,i know it will release in 2013 but in which month?

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08:52 Oct-01-2012

dont know about that :D

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01:18 Oct-01-2012

Hood view FTW and of course I prefer my racing wheel, keyboard is the alternative, but no controller :P

So apparently I have upgraded to Win 7 for nothing, looking at the min. system reqs? :P

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00:00 Oct-01-2012

I used to use front view but im not really fussed. I'm normally better at games when ive been drinking and if this doesnt run on mine at max then they've got problems xD

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23:47 Sep-30-2012

Where's the famed 8800? Lol.

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21:58 Sep-30-2012

Shame on you Chris, using the S word so much ;)
And did the developer mention GT...? :O
I actually use the cockpit view when I lay with a steering wheel... :(
Well I'll always have GT ;)

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10:36 Oct-01-2012

Ha, that was toned-down for me :) I apologise to any kiddiewinks who watched that video and were appalled by my language though. Should've slapped a warning on it ;)

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12:00 Oct-01-2012

Yeah, that "we've seen enough" is so a Felix's harsh, leader thing :D

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11:39 Oct-13-2012

Maybe you should have bleeps on your videos ;)
[Interview with a dev, seebaruk cursing on the background]
"So here we bleep ..id the game will feat.. bleep .. so it's going to be awesome! What about the requirements? -I'm sure the game wil... bleep .. but can't say anything sure yet. -So there we have it, a complete coverage of the game, right here on GD!"
:D :D

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21:57 Sep-30-2012

So if you were driving who was filming it?
"GeForce GTX 260" ... you know that is actually still a very powerful GPU.

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22:29 Sep-30-2012

It's not that powerfull really.

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01:11 Oct-01-2012

Looking up a review, i found that the gtx 260 gets 37.6 FPS at 2560x1600 with 4xAA, and at 1920x1200 Max settings in crysis 1, sans AA, gets 36.8 FPS. thats pretty good, I'd say

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09:08 Oct-01-2012

Yeah, GTX 260 is comparable to a GTX 650 so..

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08:08 Oct-01-2012

Me.
I was also delivering the stats, having spoken to the dev while Seebaruk was "getting warmed up". I was also the one laughing at the awesome driving. We had a lot of fun.
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09:07 Oct-01-2012

Oh..so the guy talking is you?
You always have the best moments ^^

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10:38 Oct-01-2012

Thanks for using the word 'awesome' when describing my driving, even if it might be slightly sarcastic ;) How that car was still running after five minutes, I have no idea. Also, love your 'I think we've seen enough' right at the end, had to leave that in :p

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15:16 Oct-01-2012

Nice driving he he.

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11:36 Oct-13-2012

:D :D

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21:53 Sep-30-2012

Awesome stuff!

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15:53 Sep-30-2012

Hah! That really was enough ;)

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