PC Requirements: Duke Nukem and Deus EX

Two major upcoming titles have had their system requirements for the PC version of the game released. As the saying goes “you can always bet on Duke.” Let’s see if this statement holds true and we can bet on running Duke Nukem Forever.

Duke Nukem Forever Minimum Specifications

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.0 Ghz
Memory: 1 Gb
Hard Drive: 10 Gb free
Video Memory: 256 MB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Duke Nukem Forever Recommended Specifications

OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.6 Ghz
Memory: 2 Gb
Hard Drive: 10 Gb free
Video Memory: 512 MB
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS / ATI Radeon HD 3850
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

The recommended specifications are definitely well within reason. In fact it’s pretty dated by today’s standards. If you have a decent mid-range PC you should run this game maxed out just fine. There’s still one more game on our list of requirements. Deux EX 3, also known as Deus EX: Human Revolution, has its own set of requirements. Can we run the game without starting our own revolution?

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Minimum PC Specs:

OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 with DirectX 9.0c
PROCESSOR: 2 GHz dual core
RAM: 1 GB RAM (Windows XP) / 2 GB (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce 8000 series or ATI Radeon HD 2000 series or better
REQUIRED DISC SPACE: 8.5 GB

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Recommended PC Specs:

OS: Windows 7
PROCESSOR: AMD Phenom II X4 or Intel Core 2 Quad or better
RAM: 2 GB
GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon HD 5850
REQUIRED DISC SPACE: 8.5 GB

Deus Ex is a bit more taxing than Duke Nukem Forever. As a result a more modern and slightly higher end PC is most likely required to max the game out. The 5850 is a rather inexpensive GPU and it has already been phased out by AMD’s 6 series, but it still packs a pretty decent punch. In addition, the CPU requirements are a bit higher in Deus EX as well. You will notice that they recommend a quad core instead of a dual core processor for the game. Overall, both titles don’t necessarily break the bank. If you have a decent PC by today’s standard you should be fine.

Sources: gearboxity.com, pcgamer.com