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Witcher 2 System Requirements and New Screens Revealed

| 5 Apr 2011 19:31

The surprisingly-gentle Witcher 2 system requirements have been revealed along with ten very sexy new screenshots and a close-up look at Geralt's newer, older face.

Does your gaming rig have what it takes to play CD Projekt's upcoming RPG The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings? The answer is very likely yes, based on the system requirements released today. Minimum spec is very, well, minimal, except for the video card, which while hardly high-end is still well above and beyond every other component on the list. It sounds like The Witcher 2 is going to be one hot-looking piece of digital action.

The details:

Miminum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
  • Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Video Card: 512 MB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD3850)

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Phenom X4
  • Memory: 3 GB Windows XP / 4 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Video Card: 1 GB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon HD4850)

Additionally:

  • Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 9.0c
  • HDD: 16 GB of disc space
  • Disc Drive: DVD x8, compatible with DVD9
  • Installation requires administrator access.
  • Game supports Xbox 360 controller for Windows.

Even the recommended specs aren't exactly over-the-top, which hopefully means that the brand-new engine CD Projekt created for the game is not only more capable than BioWare's old Aurora engine, but also more efficient. The publisher also released ten brand-new screenshots showing off the new technology in action, which you can see below, as well as a long-awaited close-up of Geralt's new, timeworn face.


Ooh, Geralt. Let me give you my card. The Witcher 2 comes out on May 17, exclusively for the PC.

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