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Red Alert requirements revealed

Single core processors rejoice

The Red Alert 3 system requirements have been revealed to be refreshingly low-spec for such a high profile game.

According to Strategy Informer, EA unveiled the details in the run-up to the open beta test so players could check if they could run it.

Given that this information relates to a beta test, it shouldn't be taken as the absolute truth. For the curious though, here's what we've got:

  • System Requirements:
  • OS - Windows XP / Vista (32-Bit)
  • Processor - XP: 2.0 GHz (Intel Pentium 4; AMD Athlon 2000+; Multiple Cores) / Vista: 2.2 GHz (Intel Pentium 4/AMD Athlon 2200+/Multiple Cores)
  • Memory - XP/Vista: 1 GB
  • Hard Drive - Media: 6.0 GB / EA Link: 12.0 GB
  • DVD Drive - 8 SPEED
  • Video Card - NVIDIA GeForce 6800, ATI Radeon X1800 or higher end DirectX 9.0c compatible gfx card
  • Sound Card - DirectX 9.0c compatible (Creative Sound Blaster Audigy cards require a Intel P4 2.6 GHz or similar under Vista, Yamaha Xwave-512 not supported)
  • Online Multiplayer - 512 Kbps or faster; 2-8 Players
  • Input - Keyboard, Mouse
  • Optional - VoIP Headset