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Minimum PC Specs revealed for Black Ops 2

The minimum PC Specs for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 have been revealed. If you are running on an older machine then it may be time for an upgrade.

As well as not supporting Windows XP, the PC version will also reuse the same engine as the original Black Ops. Despite this though, it seems Treyarch is still quite proud of what it has achieved. 


"We've improved the way the engine handles multiple threads. Additionally, we moved the engine from DX9 to DX11. The DX11 API is leaner than DX9 and requires less CPU time to do the same amount of work. It is important to point out that this benefits the entire range of supported GPUs, not just DX11 hardware. We have also added more 'quality vs performance' options than ever before so you can customize your experience to either run faster or to satisfy your taste in eye candy," Treyarch said on its official forum.

"Black Ops II PC features enhanced lighting, shadows, antialiasing, bloom, depth of field, ambient occlusion, and other enhanced effects that are still in the works. And the game can run at higher resolutions and higher framerates on the PC."

Here's a list of the minimum PC Specs:

- OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7
- CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
- Memory: 2GB for 32-bit OS or 4GB for 64-bit OS
- Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB

Thanks, games.on.net.

Edited On 03 Sep, 2012

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Laura_1 4 years ago
For me personally I have a new machine so I'm certainly above the minimum specs.. However, I really hope the game runs better than the first. The original was so laggy for me yet I can play BF3 in ultra! I think again I'll be getting one copy for PC and one for console. I prefer it on PC but so many friends are on console it makes the experience more fun :)
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visa 4 years ago
Never been too impressed by the latest CoD... To be honest I can't see how they expect it to be harder to play than the older games when it basically uses the same engine.
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lfcgorsty 4 years ago
So looking at that, mine could handle it, but this is why I prefer consoles for games, no need to upgrade should a game be "too advanced".
Kizzy's avatar
Agreed, at least you won't have to worry about it not working on console :P
Kizzy 4 years ago
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Whitey 4 years ago
Never really liked the CoD games much but i do prefer advanced futuristic shooters and i love anything to do with zombies so i'm tempted to try this out.
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angelus3889 4 years ago
The PC may be superior with graphics and sound cards but they need to be updated it seams now every few months just to make the games run. This can do nothing but boost the sales of xbox 360 and ps3 sales as they do not need to be updated all the time.

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