Mass Effect 3 PC demo specs revealed

Now that Mass Effect 3 is nearly upon us, those of you who were considering playing it on the PC may be wondering just what kind of hardware you’d need to do so.

If so, you’ll be glad to know that EA and BioWare have released the minimum and recommended specs for playing the Mass Effect 3 demo, which is expected to release on February 14. It’s not the final specs, but it should give you a pretty good idea of whether or not your rig is capable of running it on your ideal settings.

Just as the full PC version of the game, the demo will require Origin to play, so you’ll need to make sure you have that downloaded before the Mass Effect 3 demo comes out. Additionally, if you have any plans on trying out the multiplayer portion of the demo you’ll need to do so before March 5, at which point it will be deactivated.

Without further ado, here are the Mass Effect 3 PC demo specs:

Minimum Spec:

  • OS – Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7 (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 – 15 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 – 15 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

Source: BioWare

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