Metro Last Light System Requirements, Again

Written by Felix Nova on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 8:38 PM
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Ahh fascist imagery. Great! Ok, lets get this right out there. Metro Last Light requirements were released already and by our accounts, these are a reworked set of Metro Last Light system requirements.

Why? You might correctly ask. The reason almost feels too much like a belated sponsorship deal with Nvidia, to get some key features promoted before the new gaming pool dries up for summer. Like the new Nvidia Titan range, which of course, has never been in any game's requirements, until now...

Let me break down the facts.

Metro 2033, the first Metro game, was a big player in terms of heavy system requirements, a few years back. So we will be expecting something hefty from it again.

There are no other requirement heavy games to sponsor for a good few months, once Metro Last Light is behind us.

Nvidia has the new super expensive Titan GPU that has never been a requirement for a game before. Why would it? We dont think any game developer in their right mind would "normally" tell players that their game would only run at max if they bought a GPU that came out a few weeks ago and costs up to £975.27 in the UK and up to $1322.55 in the US.

And so, as if by magic, an excuse presents itself to those rich people who are thinking about upgrading. Before Metro Last Light just changed its system requirements there was no obvious reason to upgrade to a Titan not now or anytime soon.

Don't get me wrong, we love massive system requirements for games, its what helps keep the PC gaming industry vibrant and alive. Metro Last Light is looking beautiful too, although not goregous enough to keep THQ from going down, but DX11 accelerated with an extra dose of particle physics and destructive scenery thrown in.

But, when you look over this new revised version of the Metro Last Light system requirements, well it feels contrived and reads like an Nvidia press release about their latest expensive tech.

Metro Last Light Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP (32-Bit), Vista, 7 or 8

CPU: 2.2 GHz Dual Core e.g. Intel Core 2 Duo

RAM: 2GB

GPU: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3 compliant e.g. NVIDIA GTS 250 (or AMD equivalent e.g. HD Radeon 4000 series) or higher

DX: 9 direct x

For 3D Vision Support:

NVIDIA GTX 275 or higher

120Hz Monitor

NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8

 

Metro Last Light Recommended System Requirements

OS: Win XP (32-Bit), Vista, 7 or 8

CPU: 2.6 GHz Quad Core e.g. Intel Core i5

RAM: 4GB

DX: 11 direct x

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 580/660 Ti (or AMD equivalent e.g. 7870) or higher 

For 3D Vision Support:

NVIDIA GTX 580/660Ti or higher

120Hz Monitor

NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8

 

Metro Last Light Optimum System Requirements

OS: Win Vista, 7 or 8

CPU: 3.4 GHz Multi-Core e.g. Intel Core i7

RAM: 8GB Memory

DX: 11 direct x

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 690 / NVIDIA Titan

For 3D Vision Support:

NVIDIA GTX 690

120Hz Monitor

NVIDIA 3D Vision kit for Windows Vista, 7 or 8

 

The details of that system requirement list have been stripped to bare essentials except information that deliver one of two messages. Firstly they tell you what Nvidia GPU tech you want to play the game or they help support the desire for a gamer to buy a powerful system and therefore pick up a powerful Nvidia GPU, which they have listed for you.

They don't mention details about what specific CPU you need and they definitely don't mention AMD CPUs. They seem to begrudgingly mention an alternative AMD GPU, almost a cough (or AMD equivalent e.g. 7870) cough and they haven't mentioned controller support or hard disk space and they certainly don't think AMD are capable of running the game in optimum, whether CPU or GPU.

If you want to listen to one thing I tell you over this next month, here it is

Wait and see what the real world frame rates look like on both Nvidia and AMD hardware before buying anything new based off of this data. And definitely read some good ol'GD member feedback before buying into any press release about needing a Titan or the latest Nvidia technology to get this game to look top notch.

Pah, do they think we wont notice? It makes me want to shake all the other Editors of sites that just mindlessly print what they are fed. "Come on, if you dont analyse the data they pass you, you are just advertising, FOR FREE!"

Anyway, if you want to check to see if your rig can play Metro Last Light then head over to our Metro Last Light system requirements page and use the can I run it tool. Or check out the Metro frames per second ratings page or you might like a complete list of GPUs / CPUs that will play the game.

oh and if you want to listen to a second thing from me this month...psst, sign up to GD Premium, now. It will blow your Nvidia/AMD anxiety out of the water. If they can do it, so can I.

Premium ;)

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18:12 Apr-29-2013

I will run it in FHD and everything on the highest settings with 4X MMSA(or 2X MMSA) ...am I right ?

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18:15 Apr-29-2013

Yes, if optimization allows :D

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20:12 Apr-25-2013

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for future gaming(high recomended games) can i rely or expect on my card in med settings at least? that happens....for how long can i expect...i know the answer is "it depends" on the speed of or gradual demands gaming visualization....asking because u guys r expert and experienced.and because money matters for me(from a middle class family).i think its a stupidity to spend over 8000/-in this fast increase gfx. &#60

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21:40 Apr-25-2013

Well you have a low resolution so medium settings seem very plausible ;)
How long? Only time will tell but my prediction is 2 years :D

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04:11 Apr-26-2013

thank u....sir

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09:28 Apr-26-2013

I'm no 'sir' :D

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09:29 Apr-26-2013

This reminded me of a dialogue from a movie which is "Sir Bohot Shareef Lagta Hai , Call Me Don" (Sir seems like a nice word call me Don) :P Its from Movie Don 2 :D

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11:46 Apr-26-2013

Yeah, that was epic movie...

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15:59 Apr-26-2013

i admire u mr tero...............

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16:48 Apr-26-2013

Tero's my brofriend.

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17:20 Apr-26-2013

and you are my trollfriend

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17:57 Apr-26-2013

Tero has a whole lot of fans I'll give him that :P

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18:05 Apr-26-2013

tero has so much fans but i am his biggest fan

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18:07 Apr-26-2013

haha PC humor :d

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18:25 Apr-26-2013

Lol "fan" :P I also got many fans on GD ;)

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07:12 Apr-27-2013

ha....ha...

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15:21 Apr-27-2013

Stop it all of you! You're all making Tero blush :P

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11:50 May-09-2013

sitting back, lighting a huge cigar

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08:59 Apr-22-2013

Do I have any hope of running this? :P

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09:06 Apr-22-2013

Not "optimally" so no 3d, 2560x1600, and 8xmsaa at the same time. Sorry.

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09:09 Apr-22-2013

Oh the disappointment of it all! XD

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09:16 Apr-22-2013

I'll buy your graphics card for $50 so you can get yourself a titan. :)

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09:17 Apr-22-2013

Haha XD

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08:07 Apr-23-2013

Sounds like a legit deal :P

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08:41 Apr-23-2013

Thank you! :) lol at least someone is thinking properly.

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18:28 Apr-22-2013

670 FTW

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03:31 Apr-22-2013

well I hope future games won't have reqs like this..

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03:33 Apr-22-2013

No .. they're gonna be worse :d

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05:16 Apr-22-2013

We can only hope they are :)

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09:44 Apr-24-2013

This game is meant for pc, 80% of pc games are console ports and alot of pc games are not very optimized well for pc so i cant see that changing in the future because console games is where the money is ,i mean lets think of how many games that's been out 1st on console then come to pc and been very poorly optimized im a pc gamer i hate consoles ,BF4 will be a pc game 1st.

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13:22 Apr-24-2013

"Watch Dogs" is a game coming this year,
In the Interview UBISOFT said they didn't want to wait for the PS4 to come out so they would start optimizing the game compared to next gen. specs .. So they optimized the game to the best PC they had which they knew will compare to next gen. consoles!!
Alot of games have been released in this way .. not just BF4!

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16:25 Apr-24-2013

up to this point only a hand full games have been released this way buddie and with watch dogs you aint gonna need a titan to play it on max like last light ,i love pc gaming and i feel sorry for pc gamers because console games IS where the money is and i know that 90% of the next gen console games will come to pc after console.tell if im wrong but aint watch dogs is coming out on all formats on same day,but i hope your right in what you said.

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16:31 Apr-24-2013

im new to pc gaming this is my new build my 1st gaming pc now i think i should be able to play last light on high with my sli cards i really cant afford a titan card,see with watch dogs its says i can play it on very high .

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22:42 Apr-24-2013

Bro you don't need a Titan to play Last Light on High,
Just like I didn't need a 7970 to play Crysis 3 on High.
I lowered the resolution to 1680x900 and turned down a couple of things,
the screen size was almost similar to 1080. And the Graphics looked all the same as in Ultra!
Its only propaganda! I'm sure with right settings you'll be able to Max the game out and future games too.

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16:12 Apr-20-2013

marketing trick

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19:09 Apr-21-2013

Not necessarily. Just think about it; huge resolution with max AA and I'm quite positive you'll need a 3.4GHz i7 with Titan ;)

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19:12 Apr-21-2013

I'm getting wet just thinking about it.

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10:26 Apr-22-2013

Oh, then it's okay. They were unnecessarily scaring me.

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12:38 Apr-22-2013

its meant to get people to buy titan , not scare us xD

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16:14 Apr-22-2013

Yes but I can't buy a titan so that scared me.

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16:16 Apr-22-2013

I can buy a GTX Titan Right now but I also have thinking like Tazz that the best is not good 'cause you will want more and more power so I'm better off with my Mid Range Rig :D

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17:34 Apr-22-2013

gamer , i cant even buy your rig and im still not scared lol . i cant run 99% of the modern and 70% of the popular games .

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17:36 Apr-22-2013

That's the spirit Krikro ! :)

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19:25 Apr-22-2013

Yeah but I'm a bit of graphics maniac and prefer good graphics (over FPS.. sometimes... lol ).

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16:46 Apr-24-2013

Same with me!

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08:57 Apr-19-2013

Can i maxout this game ? :-/ i think i can - and this requirements are just bullsh*t.. like what happned with max panye 3

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09:02 Apr-19-2013

ya i think u can ;)

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09:52 Apr-19-2013

When you max PhysX I think you might get a low fps. Thats my guess.

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15:01 Apr-19-2013

Not really, those requirements were for maxed settings with max AA ;)

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03:28 Apr-22-2013

maxed? so that's why it looks not affordable..

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03:59 Apr-22-2013

Um, yeah... I'm gonna have to go ahead and kind of disagree with Tero here.
The top-most specs released by the publisher is for an "optimum" experience. WTF does "optimum" mean, anyway?!
It does not mean "maxed" requirements, or it would have said, "maxed." "Maximum" is an objective word: I can define "maximum"... it means all of the game's settings can be turned up as high as possible. "Optimum" is a subjective term... every person has his or her own definition of "optimum". In the case of Metro LL, who defines "optimum?" What does it mean? "Optimum" according to who?
See what's going on here? This is a trick of semantics Deep Silver and NVIDIA are playing to make people think they need to upgrade their systems to ridiculous levels just to play this game.
If an "optimum" experience is 2560x1600 resolution and 8x MSAA and in 3D and with PhysX at high... okay, the "optimum" requirements make sense. But that's just not terribly practical for 99.99% of PC gamers.

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07:57 Apr-22-2013

that's just absolutely right greg and imo if u passes recommended requirements than u can play a particular game on max settings irrespective of the optimum or high end requirements ;)

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08:11 Apr-22-2013

What Greg said is highlighting the main purpose of the article and why you should heed my one primary bit of advice for the month...
"Wait and see what the real world frame rates look like on both Nvidia and AMD hardware before buying anything new (including the game) based off of this data. And definitely read some good ol'GD member feedback before buying into any press release about needing a Titan or the latest Nvidia technology to get this game to look top notch."
If the publishers sell out and nvidia scaremonger to try and get a few extra sales then they deserve to suffer a possible loss in sales due to the uncertainty they are manufacturing when we call them out on it.

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08:13 Apr-22-2013

yup i will wait for the reviews and the benchmarks before ordering it :)

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08:05 Apr-23-2013

Excellent point, greg :)

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08:53 Apr-22-2013

What settings for me? Ultra MSSA x2 with 40fps?

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08:58 Apr-22-2013

ultra but can't say anything about msaa that's what i think ;)

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19:03 Apr-22-2013

Tnx :)

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07:55 Apr-19-2013

can i max it???

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07:59 Apr-19-2013

Nope, medium to high, 30-45fps.

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08:01 Apr-19-2013

will lower to 1280x720, with low AA

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18:11 Apr-19-2013

Why so low? i know the resolution:graphics is a matter of personal prefference of course, but something in between the two extremes will give you better overal result :)

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23:55 Apr-19-2013

Go with lower quality over lower resolution. It will look much better.

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18:21 Apr-22-2013

agreed, lowering resolution is more preferable for lower-end graphics cards

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06:26 Apr-19-2013

Is this going to bring my rig to it's knees?

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07:00 Apr-19-2013

No way... The requirements say that you can run it smoothly on optimum. Besides, you have the most expensive GFX on the market. If that doesn't handle the game well, I don't know what will.

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05:12 Apr-19-2013

Lol. Metro 2033 runs quite ass on my gtx 680.

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15:00 Apr-19-2013

Seriously? It runs quite smoothly with my HD7970 :)

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18:09 Apr-19-2013

:grabs popcorn: (nah, kidding, my popcorn machine isnt working :D)

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18:53 Apr-19-2013

you planning on getting a new cpu?

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22:20 Apr-18-2013

How many gamers can afford a GTX 690 or Titan? I sure can't. My AMD card should handle this game well. Leave those other cards for the rich boys!

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22:31 Apr-18-2013

Your card can handle it, but I hope the drivers can...

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00:04 Apr-19-2013

The most important disadvantage of AMD ;)

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00:19 Apr-19-2013

you kidding?the drivers issue is a myth it's just a matter of optimization for either brand,you have an AMD card i'm sure you know that

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00:22 Apr-19-2013

What? How is that a myth? The optimization of a game comes down to drivers. Last year AMD didn't have great drivers. They are much better now though.

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00:37 Apr-19-2013

steepgnomeking is correct: "optimization" is a combination of GPU drivers and the game's base code, and how both interact with each other.
Why do you think Tomb Raider was so broken on NVIDIA cards for about two weeks...

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05:56 Apr-19-2013

me after 1 year of saving lol

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20:17 Apr-18-2013

Awwww hell NO! Dayum Metro!

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20:16 Apr-18-2013

What settings will be good for me to have at least 30-40 fps?

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10:59 Apr-19-2013

at 1080p i think rom low to midle-midle :D

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18:51 Apr-18-2013

Most people are Ignoring the fact that this Game is Mostly Dark,
because apparently there's no Sun in the subway.
Which means fps for Average Rigs (rigs like mine) will be Decent on tweaked Settings :P

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18:34 Apr-18-2013

why do people allways guilt fascists? i hate it -.-'

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18:10 Apr-18-2013

I saw a deal for titan, for -£800

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19:23 Apr-18-2013

I'll take 12!

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14:58 Apr-19-2013

And be £9600 richer? Excellent! ;)

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11:01 Apr-19-2013

i saw it for 650 but no trust :D

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16:53 Apr-18-2013

What settings is most likely to give me around 30-45 fps, 1080p if the game is well optimized??

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18:48 Apr-18-2013

Around Medium to High (not ultra) but you should lower the res. from 1080p.
you'll definitely get 40-50 fps on these.

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19:55 Apr-18-2013

thanks friend

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05:19 Apr-19-2013

anytime ;]

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16:01 Apr-18-2013

a 120hz monitor? dose this means my monitor wont work

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16:06 Apr-18-2013

It will work man, I think those system req are to high

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16:46 Apr-18-2013

monitor 120Hz and gtx 580/660 ti is necessary for the 3d. Probably without 3d is requested a lower card.

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17:59 Apr-18-2013

Bingo... stereoscopic 3D needs 60Hz per eye.

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18:28 Apr-18-2013

exactly ;)

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14:49 Apr-18-2013

All depends on Optimization of course and to be true they have given really really high requirement of GPU than needed! GTX Titan? ...........they are out of their mind ! I personally think that a GTX560 Ti and HD 7850 can handle this game smoothly at high settings depending on Optimization of the game! As for Normal Powerful rigs like mine I'm sure Medium settings without AA should be fine for rigs like mine but again its all about optimization. I hope they will optimize the game well otherwise I don't see any reason to buy this game. AMD Rocks like always so all AMD GPU's will run this game nicely ! :D

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00:15 Apr-19-2013

Nice to see you again my fella, finally your girlfriend said ok? ;) :)

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13:04 Apr-18-2013

come on Titan for optimum system requirments? are you joking? :))

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13:05 Apr-18-2013

next game: titan SLI X4 :P

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13:57 Apr-18-2013

:DD and they will say: If you don't have like 2000$ don't buy this game :D

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22:00 Apr-18-2013

they thinks gamers spend only money on their rigs.
from the price of the Titan i'd rather buy a HD 7950 and give the rest for bitches :))

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12:39 Apr-18-2013

-Unoptimised game is unoptimised.
-AMD will do just right...
-It's bad to see games are getting way ahead of current GFXs, although at least in terms of CPUs the prices are kind of good for now... But Ram requirements are getting higher too...

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Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i7-9750H 6-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 GeForce RTX 2060 Super 8GB 16GB
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
75% Yes [4 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 720p
Core i7-7500U 2-Core 2.7GHz GeForce 940MX 2GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Core i5-4590 3.3GHz GeForce GTX 1650 12GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Inno3D Twin X2 11GB 16GB
33.3333% Yes [3 votes]
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1440p
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen 3 3100 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming 3GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600X 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
66.6667% Yes [3 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.8GHz GeForce 210 3GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 7 2700X GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MSI Ventus 3X OC 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-2600K 4-Core 3.40GHz GeForce RTX 2060 MSI Gaming Z 6GB 16GB
| Ultra, 1080p
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte Windforce OC 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 3GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Radeon RX 570 XFX RS Black 4GB 8GB