Core i7 Class CPU, 64-bit Windows OS Needed to Play Wolfenstein: The New Order

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HydroStatic

ou'll also need 4GB of system RAM, 50GB of hard drive space, an Nvidia GeForce 460 or AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6850 or higher graphics card

Geforce 460? Really?? I sold my sli 470's 4 years ago then sold my 570's last month and am using a set of 770's ...Am I the only person who does not see these specs as high tech? Sorry I've been gaming for a while and I am used of cowering like a little scared boy when I hear of the newest Bf series requirements. That's why I upgraded two 570 cards. (witch are for sale btw) . I don't understand why you guys are saying this is Next gen gaming "About time people used high end and lowered the bar" ..I just don't see this being a hardcore sys requirement...470's really n00bs really?

OH!! and what PC gamer does not have a steam account...Its like saying "BEWARE TO PLAY THIS GAME YOU WILL NEED A KEYBOARD" And if you want to play it proper you will need "A MOUSE" also...Wow wow wow...

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RaptorJohnson

Can we stop saying "next gen".
It means nothing.

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evilanimator

Uh oh. Wonder if my old 920 is gonna make the cut. Probably most likely not lol.

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burntham77

I remember playing the original on a Tandy back in the early 90s on a black and green screen. It was the first game I had played that encouraged sneaking around rather than blasting. Finding a Nazi uniform in a treasure chest was awesome.

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noobstix

While I do have a Radeon HD 6870, I only have a AMD Phenom II X4 955 so if it does indeed need CPU power to achieve 60 FPS, I may be short in that regard (although I am thinking about upgrading to the next Gen stuff in the future).

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hornfire3

I just ordered a new Lenovo y510p gaming laptop, and idk if I would definitely run this. GT750M SLI, Core i7-4700QM@2.4Ghz, 16GB DDR3 RAM... oh wait, too bad it doesn't specify what speed the i7 should have, otherwise i would know.

at least Watch Dogs tells us what exactly we need to run the game.

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arch20002013

Great laptop. Just got one my self and I am happy with it. Use it more for work than games but has been smooth in Splinter Cell Blacklist and Batman Arkham Origins. 4 cores with hyper threading, should be good to go with Wolfenstein.

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acidic

i think they are jacking up the requirements to try and cover up shitty coding. this will probably be another Rage. i still cant get that game up and running without horrific texture pop-in

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BlazePC

You might be right on that. And 'Rage' blew chunks!

I have high expectations for this game and I more than meet the requirements. If it ain't smooth as butter, I'm going to be highly
pissed!

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LatiosXT

I think we're missing something here.

They said Core i7 without specifying which one. For all I know, it could be a Core i7-820, not a Core i7-4970X. Or it's a i7-4970X and we have a case of horrible programming in action :D

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Gryph

"i7" is pretty nebulous...didn't "i7" branding start with Lynnfield? That would make some AMD Athlon X4's and the old Phenom II X4's equivalent CPU's. If they had been more specific to, say, Haswell "i7" then I might be more impressed....

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TheRyGuy

The Core i7 started with Nehalem in 2008. I had the 920 when it first came out, it was good stuff!

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gamingwithnetbooks

Wouldn't any AMD FX-8xxx beat out the slowest i7?

I noticed they didn't specify in the blog post whether the i7 is for mobile or desktop. Heck, an i3 can be called i7 class if it's compared to a mobile i7 since most of them are hyperthreaded dual cores. :/

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andrewskaterrr

Considering that i5 and i7s have the same scores in benchmarks i5s will work too.

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DelroyMonjo

A multi-threaded quad core running @ 3.9GHz turbo'ed and a GTX 460? Sounds like they really choked the video coding on that game.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

i7-950 good enough?

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Rachine35

I should be good to go as well. I am rocking 3770K & GTX 660 SC with 12 Gigs of ram. No need to list any more specs as this should play the game well. I would love too see the difference in performance when using an i5 vs i7.

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TheMissingPiece

I'm fine with the system req's being super high, so long as the game has the visuals to justify it. However, although the game certainly looks good, I don't think it looks "i7 needed for 60 frames" good. It'll probably run fine on a good quad core/AMD Hexa core. If not, it's just poorly optimized.

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vrmlbasic

+1. I'm not a fan of game devs bragging that we'll need the hardware of the gods to run their games and it turns out that they made that boast to try and cover for the fact that they expect us to throw pricey hardware at their software problem.

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Obsidian

+2
I've seen this a few times in the triple-A PC gaming arena. Worse is that these terrible software problems and lack of optimizations become standards for benchmarking. Then the developer won't fix the game because the inefficient code is a 'benchmarking standard' (cough) Crysis (cough). In the end the people that play the games kind of get hosed by the poorly written software.

Now, if the game is mind-blowingly better than anything we've ever seen, then maybe there will be an excuse.

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Blues22475

@vrmlbasic:

I agree with you whole-hardheartedly. That and it seems Bethesda are doing stupid things in general. If you want players to play your game, don't force them to do stupidly high hardware requirements.

I also foreseeing a crash-riddled mess for horrible coding.

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fallout323f

does amd have a i7 equivalent?

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CaptainFabulous

No, it doesn't, and anyone who tried to tell you otherwise is lying.

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AFDozerman

Yeah, the 8350. It matches the 4770k in any software that isn't coded like it's 1997.

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vrmlbasic

If only AMD had rolled out a Steamroller chip, or had been able to put the niftier improvements from Steamroller onto piledriver....

This whole "games can't be multithreaded" idea, game devs stubbornly trying to stall progress because "tradition" (translation: "it's too muh work to go multithreaded) lol.

Thankfully the modern consoles should force progress.

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IntelFanatek

Ohhhhh DAYUM! boyyyy no he didn't! AMD slam FTW!

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vrmlbasic

I believe that it has to be more like "di'int"; I've always heard it with a pause bookended with an "i" sound instead of a d.

Lol.

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USraging

I think this would be close, but I hear it runs hot as hell.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113347

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germanogre

About time game studios stepped things up, performance wise.

We'll see if they deliver. *sly, squinty-eyed face*

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phallacy

I'm a little confused when you say 60fps. Will the game be capped at 60 FPS (please no) or are they saying those are the hardware requirements to get consistent 60fps gameplay?

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tom_m

Bethesda says, "They are the system requirements are based on the game being a next-generation experience running at 60fps. These are the system requirements to deliver the PC game as it was intended to be experienced."

So, not capped.

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cigar3tte

I find it hard to believe that it'd require an i7 instead of an i5? Both are quads with the main difference being HyperThreading.

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btdog

I agree with you unless this game is highly optimized for multi-threaded. Even then, I think a quality i5 will still yield great gameplay. Requires an i7 but only a 460 GPU?!

Overall, I think there is a lot of "word play" going on here: solid 60 fps...deliver the PC game as it was intended. Heck, the game is being made available on the Xbox 360.

The more I think about it, the more I see an over-inflated, headline grabbing blog post deliberately trying generate news coverage.

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TommM

My PC meets the requirements, so good to go.

But this is the second game (Titanfall recently) with the 50GB footprint. Man, these games are taking up crazy amounts of room.

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vrmlbasic

50 GB was ridiculous. We know that it wasn't that large on the 360 :(

I'm still holding to the "it was to deter piracy" theory.

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LatiosXT

Titanfall was only 17GB with the rest being audio tracks for every freakin' language in the world. Or something.

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Peanut Fox

That's what I herd. I think it's done that way because of how Origin handles language settings.

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USraging

My hardware is a little dated but shouldn't have a problem playing:

I7 3770k 3.5GHZ cpu
32GB DDR3 gskill memory 1600mhz
GTX 690 graphics card
Samsung 830 pro 512GB SSD

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HellzHavoc

I built mine a couple months ago:

i7 4770k @ 4.7ghz
16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 2400mhz
EVGA GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified Hydro Copper @ 1320mhz
1TB Samsung 840 EVO SSD + 2x WD Black 2TB in RAID1

BTW, why did you get a 3770k if you are just going to have it at stock speeds?

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USraging

Nice specs! I do have it overclocked but that was like 1.5 years ago or something, and I don't remember what i got it too. I am not at home now, I'm in the office.

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Innomasta

Loved last Wolfenstein. No reason to say no to this one.

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Led Weappelin

I loved RTCW. I was afraid to buy the last one. Reviews were spotty. And Steam doesn't offer it. Why? They have RTCW.