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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’s recommended PC specs are quite demanding

7 Apr 2014  by   Peter Parrish
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Only those touched by the hand of the PC Master Race may play at the highest settings.

Following on the heels of Watch Dogs’ wallet-draining recommended PC specs, come Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’s system demands. The Steam page for the game has gone up today, and it includes both minimum and recommended systems for the game.

The positive part of this is that there’s a pretty reasonable spread between the minimum and recommended which, if accurate, suggests Shadow of Mordor will be able to scale up or down fairly well depending on your hardware. Here’s what the page is claiming you’ll need to get Monolith’s upcoming game running, and what you’ll require to get it running in spectacul-o-vision:

Minimum:

    • OS: 64-bit: Vista, Win 7, Win 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 | AMD Radeon HD 6950
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 25 GB available space

Recommended:

    • OS: 64-bit: Win 7, Win 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 | AMD Radeon HD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 40 GB available space

Something to note there is the 15GB discrepancy between hard drive space. This could mean an optional high-res texture download, similar to the one provided for Sleeping Dogs. Or it could just be a weird mistake, since the game isn’t due out until 7 October.

That does seem a little on the early side to be providing PC system specs, but this is presumably their best guess at this point.

It’ll be interesting to see whether this trend towards “recommended” PC specs asking for processors with more cores (or hyperthreading) continues as more cross-platform PS4/Xbox One/PC titles come out.

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  1. Can’t say that I’ve been paying much attention to min/recommended pc specs, but thought it was common to recommended the latest (or previous) generation of cpu and gpu?

    April 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

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