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What You'll Need To Play Dragon Age On PC

The system requirements are out for the PC version of Dragon Age: Origins. Does your machine measure up?

Forsooth, we shall need more gigahertz! Verily!
Forsooth, we shall need more gigahertz! Verily!
Shacknews went and dug up the back-of-box system requirements for the PC version of Dragon Age: Origins, and so I pass them along for your benefit. Looking at the list isn't exactly emboldening my desire to play this game on the PC, considering I'm still running on a single-core Athlon 64 that's over three years old now. It's pretty wild to see things like quad-core CPUs and 4 GB of memory already being listed in any game's "recommended" list of specs. Is your hot-rod rig up to this task?

Windows XP Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows XP with SP3
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 (or equivalent) running at 1.4Ghz or greater
  • AMD X2 (or equivalent) running at 1.8Ghz or greater
  • RAM: 1GB or more
  • Video: ATI Radeon X850 128MB or greater
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 128MB or greater
  • DVD ROM (Physical copy)
  • 20 GB HD space

Windows Vista Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows Vista with SP1
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 (or equivalent) running at 1.6Ghz or greater
  • AMD X2 (or equivalent) running at 2.2GHZ or greater
  • RAM: 1.5 GB or more
  • Video: ATI Radeon X1550 256MB or greater
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB or greater
  • DVD ROM (Physical copy)
  • 20 GB HD space

Recommended Specifications

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4Ghz Processor or equivalent
  • RAM: 4 GB (Vista) or 2 GB (XP)
  • Video: ATI 3850 512 MB or greater
  • NVIDIA 8800GTS 512 MB or greater
  • DVD ROM (Physical copy)
  • 20 GB HD space

Don't forget, Dragon Age is also headed to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Check out my impressions of the X360 port from E3 to get an idea of how the game is going to play on the consoles, if you don't feel like upgrading your PC yet again. And if you don't happen to know anything about Dragon Age, this ought to help fill you in.

  


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