Mass Effect 3 PC Requirements Released

Gamers are eagerly anticipating the release of Mass Effect 3, and the recent announcement of the Valentine’s Day launch of the demo has only ratcheted up the excitement. Now we’ve learned exactly how much PC you’re going to need to run ME3, and there’s actually some good news here. If you could run the first two Mass Effect titles, you should be fine running the third one as well.

Over on the Bioware forums, Community Manager Chris Priestly has revealed exactly how much PC ME3 will require. Take a look at the list below to see if your machine measures up.

Minimum Spec:

  • O: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7
  • Video: 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)Supported chipsets: NVIDIA 7900 or better; ATI X1800 or better. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 9300, 8500, 8400, and 8300 are below minimum system requirements, as are AMD/ATI Radeon HD3200, HD3300, and HD4350. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)
  • RAM: 1GB for XP / 2GB RAM for Vista/Win 7
  • Disc Drive: 1x speed
  • Hard Drive: 2.5 GB of free space
  • Video: 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • DirectX: DirectX 9.0c August 2009 (included)

Recommended Spec:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7
  • CPU: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)
  • RAM: 2GB for XP / 4GB RAM for Vista/Win 7
  • Disc Drive: 1x speed
  • Hard Drive: 2.5 GB of free space
  • Video: AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB or greater, NVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB or greater
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible

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4 Comments on Mass Effect 3 PC Requirements Released

CHoedy

On January 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

Just 2.5 gigs of HD space?? Thats a typo.

Squire Zed

On January 19, 2012 at 11:20 am

Those are really low specs. Hopefully that doesn’t mean that it’s a sludgy looking PC port. >_<

Grant

On January 19, 2012 at 11:34 am

i agree squire. Those seem a tad low

Tsvetan

On January 19, 2012 at 11:36 am

Its Unreal Engine 3 what did you expect?