Splinter Cell: Blacklist System Requirements

Written by Andrew Moynihan on Thu, Jul 18, 2013 2:06 PM
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You guys should have already seen our Splinter Cell: Blacklist Hands On that we got with the game, but we only managed to play the game on console at that point. It looked pretty good on console, as you would expect from Ubi, but didn't give enough to go on when considering the almost limitless boundaries of the PC.

Luckily we've picked up some system specs to help you see how well you might be able to run the next Splinter Cell. So let take a look at the Splinter Cell: Blacklist System Requirements...

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows XP

CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E6400 2.13GHz or AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 5600+

RAM: 2GB System Memory

GPU RAM: 512MB Graphics Memory

GPU: GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon HD 3870

DX: DirectX 9.0c

 

Overall a fairly routine set of min requirements. The 8800 GT is present as always, and the dual core 2.0+ GHz is a very common baseline. They do want 512MB of Graphics RAM though, so if you're running on older cards make sure you have enough! No news on Blacklists hard drive space requirement, at this point.

We still anticipate more information on Blacklist system requirements as we get ever closer to its release date at the end of next month, August 20/23rd. We will aim to follow up with one of our benchmark analysis of Blacklist as well, once we get some more hands on.

Splinter Cell Blacklist will see the return of Sam Fisher as he strives to save America, as part of the newly created Fourth Echelon strike group. Skilled players will be able to make their way through the missions without spilling a drop of blood, or even letting anyone know you were ever there.

UPDATE - Here is the latest trailer as well

Do you guys think you'll pick up Sam Fisher's latest adventure? Will you play a lot of the multiplayer modes too? Tell us below!

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01:50 Jul-20-2013

Just curious, according to the Nvidia website, they say that based on their own tests, the recommended card would be a GTX 760. I'm not sure if I can post links, but go to geforce.com and find the Splinter Cell requirements page. Doesn't that seem too high to you guys? Is it just a money grab?

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07:26 Jul-20-2013

That is too much isnt it. ??

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08:28 Jul-20-2013

You know NVIDIA would say anything to get more money. Just like how they once put GTX Titan in the recommended requirements for Metro Last Light.

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12:08 Jul-20-2013

NVIDIA has stated that the 760 will fully max this game
they havent said that no other card below 760 can not max this game

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12:10 Jul-20-2013

but still 760 is too much,560 & hd 6950 r the best cards for recommended requirmrents :P

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12:16 Jul-20-2013

i think a 650 ti shud do the job well enough
but the game will use advanced tesselation so a stronger may be required to truly max it on 1080p or higher

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12:20 Jul-20-2013

Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT or current equivalent GeForce GTX 650, or AMD Radeon HD3870 or better (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher) these r the minimum requirements listed on nvidia's official site now it means that it will require dx10 gpu in minimum requirements because of that shader model but that's not what i think

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12:22 Jul-20-2013

yeah, most DX11 do have a DX 10/10.1 card in the minimum reqs, i think that it means that that much processing power is required, but there are always tweaks to run the game in DX 10 or sometimes even 9

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12:26 Jul-20-2013

yup like what we did in metro ll some changes in config file xD

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13:09 Jul-20-2013

Dx9 cards will run it. The reqs disaplayed on GD are the official ones. They were written on a forum by Zack Cooper, Community dev of Ubisoft.

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16:26 Jul-19-2013

what setting for me??

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16:27 Jul-19-2013

probably max
or a little below max if the optimisation is good

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21:53 Jul-19-2013

As mukul said, probably max but if you had better ram you would run it should be sure max :D

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14:53 Jul-19-2013

I hope a better console port than Splinter Cell Conviction,that one was horrible! (good game though)

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06:05 Jul-19-2013

The usual requirements these days for DX11 games...
Well at least it still has DX9. I just hope it is a better port than Conviction. Seriously, I can't even get over 30 FPS on that game with my current rig.

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04:00 Jul-19-2013

Could I possibly play this on high or med high? With 60fps min

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12:12 Jul-19-2013

Yes you could on High if the game is well optimized.

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12:12 Jul-19-2013

yes i think you can on ultra settings with that resolution..:)

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01:53 Jul-20-2013

If the game is optimized, maybe High but probably not 60 fps... GPU is what's mainly holding you back.

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02:03 Jul-19-2013

Could I possibly play this on high or med high? With 60fps min

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16:34 Jul-21-2013

Yeah should run with at least medium settings :)

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22:40 Jul-18-2013

settings?

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22:46 Jul-18-2013

medium settings at your res mate...

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10:55 Jul-19-2013

you have laptop gpu and desktop cpu?

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11:18 Jul-19-2013

its a all-in-one desktop

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21:26 Jul-18-2013

I gotta say i'm a bit surprised with these minimum requirements =)

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21:26 Jul-18-2013

I suppose max for me

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16:18 Jul-19-2013

For sure :)

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19:43 Jul-18-2013

UBISOFT is so amazing, definitely med-high for me don't you think? In your face Crytek! lol :)

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19:46 Jul-18-2013

medium settings suitable...

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21:14 Jul-18-2013

Medium, not high :)

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18:30 Jul-18-2013

If I know UBISOFT, I'll probably Max it! UBI is so thoughtful :P

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19:52 Jul-18-2013

Indeed! and I'd say high settings on 1080 res

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21:20 Jul-18-2013

Thoughtful, or lazy. It is running the 2010 modified Unreal 2.5 engine (from Conviction). Wasn't there talk of Blacklist using the new AnvilNext engine at the start?

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14:34 Jul-19-2013

Well at this rate I don't think we can complain, So better go with whatever we get! But it would've been sweet on the Anvil Next engine.

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18:14 Jul-18-2013

can i run it

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18:17 Jul-18-2013

At least at low for sure, buddy, and 35+ FPS without doubt

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18:19 Jul-18-2013

thanks

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18:13 Jul-18-2013

Fair requirement.

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18:44 Jul-18-2013

well u arent

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17:45 Jul-18-2013

Same reqs. all the time...

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16:15 Jul-18-2013

The minimum requirements are quite light, with the exception of GFX. looks promising as a game too

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16:02 Jul-18-2013

No word about recomended system requierements? This is what I'm interested in.

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16:15 Jul-18-2013

Expect quadcore processor with 4gb ram with a dx 11 enabled gpu because i think it will use tesellation ;D

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20:20 Jul-18-2013

Yeah, but there is a difference between a GT630 dx11 1gb and lets just say - GTX650Ti. So I think that this game'll requiere a GTX560 and a Phenom II x4 945 (recomended) or something like that. 10-12GB of free HDD space and 4 gb of ram. This is very optimal requierements I think :) Many games of theese days require something like this. Sorry for my bad english, but I believe that you know what I'm talking about ;)

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20:40 Jul-18-2013

Yup hd 6950 or gtx 560 xD

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21:13 Jul-18-2013

anas999, high settings for you :D:D

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08:06 Jul-19-2013

Oh really well i am thinking about maxing it out on my current resolution :p

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15:24 Jul-18-2013

Here it is the real champ of minimum requirements all hail 8800 gt :p

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15:23 Jul-18-2013

just.... can't....get rid of..... 8800GT

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15:16 Jul-18-2013

If I put my Resolution down to 1366x768 will I get playable Fps on Medium. I am really nervous abou this game I really want to play it.

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15:18 Jul-18-2013

yeah man
you can easily play on med with a good enough FPS, provided its not terribly optimised(which it most probably wont be)

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15:20 Jul-18-2013

Ok I am relieved. Just going to pre order it right now, and buy an AC book, I am really excited.

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21:17 Jul-18-2013

It won't be bad if you add 2gb more of ram into your system...

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15:15 Jul-18-2013

thats the mighty 8800gt there :D still going strong after so many years

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15:24 Jul-18-2013

yeah it's just so hilarious

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Xeon Processor E5620 Radeon RX 570 4GB 8GB
0% No [2 votes]
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66.6667% Yes [3 votes]
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100% Yes [1 votes]
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Core i7-11800H 8-Core 1.90GHz GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
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0% No [2 votes]
Core i5-3470 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 750 Ti Asus OC 2GB Edition 8GB
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100% Yes [3 votes]
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0% No [2 votes]
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100% Yes [1 votes]
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100% Yes [5 votes]
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