If you want to play StarCraft II, here's what your computer is going to have to have under the hood.
Last month, someone at Blizzard accidentally published system requirements for the upcoming StarCraft II beta that were, when you thought about it, impossibly low for a modern RTS.
Well, now we have a whole new set of system requirements, and these seem a bit more official and a whole lot more reasonable. It's true that these could be just as much the result of a clerical error as the last set, but with all the information swirling around the impending release of the beta, it seems like the odds are in favor of these being legit.
There aren't any "Recommended" specs that I can see, but if you want to run the StarCraft II beta (and presumably the full game) at the minimum, here's what you'll need:
PC Minimum Requirements:
• Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1/Windows 7
• 2.2 Ghz Pentium IV or equivalent AMD Athlon processor
• 1 GB system RAM/1.5 GB for Vista and Windows 7
• 128 MB NVidia GeForce 6600 GT/ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card
• 1024x768 minimum display resolution
• 4 GB free hard space (Beta)
• Broadband connection
*Note* the final requirements for StarCraft II have not yet been determined. Due to ongoing development the minimum requirements listed above are subject to change at any time. During this phase a Mac version will NOT be available, please check back.
Not quite as "holy crap those are low" as the previously leaked ones, but those are still pretty damn reasonable, don't you think?