Planetside 2 System Requirements

Written by Dreamxtreme on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 8:39 PM
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Planetside 2 is better than Battlefield 3. Thats the hype surrounding this giant of an online shooter. Its a sprawling sci-fi multiplayer with a huge war that ebbs and flows. Also we have some inside info on what the Planetside 2 system requirements are going to be.

This game will hopefully run on a broad spectrum of machines, including some laptops. But, and that's a big but, despite the lower entry curve, Planetside 2 is likely to have some features that will actually utilise the sheer power of some of those modern CPUs. You know, the ones that are gathering dusty from lack of a real work out. So here are the Planetside 2 System Requirements...

Planetside 2 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP(SP3), Windows Vista(SP2), or Windows 7

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz / AMD Athlon X2 running at 2.2 GHz

RAM: 2GB Memory

GPU RAM: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 256 MB of VRAM

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 / AMD Radeon HD 3870 or greater

DX: 9.0c

HD: 7.75GB Free hard drive space and needs 4GB extra free space to play

AUDIO: DirectX 9.0c compatible, 16-bit

Some points of note at the moment

1. The older GeForce 8600 listed in these Planetside 2 specifications is quite a bit less powerful than the HD 3870. We feel this is likely due to some of the obviously Nvidia based features that have been optimised for. Planetside 2 has some neat environmental features like snowstorms that use phsyx. So powering that with your machine wont come cheap when faced with the sheer scale of the maps.

We wanted to double check though, so we pushed this point to John Smedley, CEO of Sony Online Entertainment and he replied super fast, as always - Yes I can confirm, as this game is more catered for Nvidia cards, it will require a AMD 3870.

2. The listed Hard drive space is actual space taken up at the time of writing this article. This can and will obviously shift a little as new patches/updates are rolled out. But, of course, this happens with all games now a days as they often get patches far past the initial sales date.

Planetside 2 Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 7

CPU: Intel Core i5-661 3.33GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 910

RAM: 4GB Memory

GPU RAM: 1GB

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon HD 5850 or greater

DX: 11

HD7.75GB Free hard drive space and needs 4GB extra free space to play

Here are some publisher notes on the subject -

Performance - this is #1 with a bullet. We have major improvements coming in the upcoming patches. We're aware it's not perfect. As it stands now we know the game needs improving in all areas. We are currently CPU bound which means it's more important what kind of CPU you have versus what kind of graphics card. As I said we have major improvements coming. This isn't magic. It's hard work. Planetside 2 is always going to have a higher end requirement than other similar games because of the scale of fights we have.

Planetside 2 is due out on November 20th and is a PC exclusive and it will be free to play. So we can imagine the GD Warriors will be out in force once the game goes live to everyone.

All the data here will be tweaked over the coming weeks to stay inline with the developers final adjustments to their game before official release. Finally, dont forget to provide your feedback once you get into the game.

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05:50 Nov-04-2012

Big patched just released and im getting at least another 50fps here with the occasional drop. A lot better now

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11:51 Nov-04-2012

Your PC is pretty mental though lol

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20:32 Nov-04-2012

Lol I hope it helps me as well =D

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22:54 Nov-04-2012

Yeah, you and me both! :)

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00:54 Oct-30-2012

Hi I think I can run it on high settings? am I right? and I got another question, does someone knows how many frames per second are right for any game?

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01:55 Oct-30-2012

You'll be fine on high. 60 is the normal however anything over 30 is fine if you cant run 60

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02:10 Oct-30-2012

thats great :D im new on pc gaming so I dont know to much, so thanks for the info!

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23:30 Oct-28-2012

recommended means Ultra settings ,right??? what FPS rate shall i get when playing Ultra at 1920x1080 resolution?

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01:16 Oct-29-2012

Anything from 20 right up to 120 depending on the situation lol

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14:24 Oct-29-2012

Yeah Dream is correct this game is crazy I get like the same FPS as Dream sometimes xD

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17:25 Oct-27-2012

what settings will i be able to run it on?

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18:14 Oct-27-2012

Probably high maybe tweak a few settings down for a smooth frames per second.

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17:03 Oct-27-2012

I think im able to play this at medium to high settings. What do you think guys?

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18:16 Oct-27-2012

I would say medium but it might run with some settings high.

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21:03 Oct-27-2012

You would not be able to play the game currently with it's build at time.
These requirements are NOT as of today, they are down the road.

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22:44 Oct-27-2012

Yes he would a friend of mine plays with a AMD Phenom 9500 and gets good fps

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03:07 Oct-28-2012

He has 3gb of RAM. That's too little, even on low. I run all low and you need about 4gb in current build.

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05:47 Oct-28-2012

Yea you do at the moment but not when it comes out.

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18:44 Oct-26-2012

I played it, I think these requirements fit the bill nicely because those graphics are awesome! cant wait to see what the full game will be like =)

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11:19 Oct-27-2012

Hey Oratane, how did it run on your pc and what settings were you at?
Game looks epic! Did you notice any slow down in big combat areas?

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18:17 Oct-27-2012

Put it this way, I run it at everything maxed and it's extremely smooth even in the big battles you can get into.

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09:17 Oct-28-2012

Sounds good!! :)

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19:48 Oct-28-2012

Lucky fish I get 45 Avg on high-ish but even a GTX660Ti with my CPU gets the same, so it is just the game =D

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19:48 Oct-28-2012

And yes, slow downs are common due too the pure EPICNESS of this game ;)

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15:36 Oct-26-2012

This game has been suffering for awhile....as of right now these requirements look like a god send.

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11:38 Oct-26-2012

Looks really good:)

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10:42 Oct-26-2012

Reminds me of Section 8 and Dark Void put together into 1 game. :P

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06:26 Oct-26-2012

Trailer is freaking epic :D too bad the game itself is nothing like that

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05:27 Oct-26-2012

Will I be able to run this game on High/Max Settings?
Thanks.

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05:59 Oct-26-2012

Yeah! You can easily run it on max settings!

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04:34 Oct-26-2012

Seems like ill be able to run the game !
This one should be a lot of fun.Hoping to kick some ass alongside GD WARRIORS :D

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23:12 Oct-25-2012

Those recommended requirements look mighty tasty ;)

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03:34 Oct-26-2012

I thought it would require GTX 660ti / HD 7950... :)

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06:16 Oct-26-2012

IMO the game is graphically a potato but really nice gameplay and battles

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20:47 Oct-25-2012

Well , i hope this will be something interesting !

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20:44 Oct-25-2012

Dual core 1.6ghz? thats like 2 x 1.6= 3.2ghz
So my CPU is very near min. sys req?

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20:53 Oct-25-2012

Kinda. I was under the impression 2 slightly slower cores would perform better than one faster core as they can share the CPU requirement between them as required. You may find your CPU gets a bit slow when the big fights begin? Worth a download though as it's a free to play game so worth a try at least!! :)

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21:29 Oct-25-2012

Thank you! and yea it slows down in fights

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