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Rage Requirements Revealed

| 6 Sep 2011 22:34
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Bethesda has revealed the minimum and recommended system requirements for the PC version of Rage.

Rage, the new shooter from id Software and Bethesda, is less than a month away from release in North America and that means that it's about time we got around to discussing the system requirements for the PC version of the game. Not just because it's the kind of thing shooter fans need to know, but because it's an id game, which means that it's probably going to take some serious iron to run it at even mid-range visual settings. So let's get to it.

Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Equivalent AMD
Memory: 2GB
Hard Disk Space: 25GB
Video Card: GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 4200

Recommended System Requirements:

OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or Equivalent AMD
Memory: 4GB
Hard Disk Space: 25GB
Video Card: GeForce 9800 GTX, ATI Radeon HD 5550

The minimum spec is about what you'd expect but does anyone else think that the recommend requirements seem a tad low? Quad-core CPU and 4 GB of RAM aren't much beyond baseline these days and a 25 GB install is beefy but hardly a deal-breaker in the era of terabyte hard drives, but it's the video card that really surprises me. The 9800 series of GeForce cards have been kicking around for three years, while the HD 5550 is a seriously sub-$100 card. These are really the "recommended" hardware for id's latest and greatest?

Rage comes out in North America on October 4 for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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