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Fallout 3 PC specs are forgiving

A Pentium 4 will do, but it'll probably look rubbish

Ahead of its release at the end of the month, Fallout 3's PC system requirements have been released have been officially released by Bethesda... and they're not that scary.


Surprisingly, if you're running on a battered old Pentium 4 you'll still be able to get the post-apocalyptic RPG running, but Bethesda would match rather you use a Core 2 Duo and shed-loads of RAM, obviously.

Basically if you can run Oblivion, you'll probably be able to run this.

That game's out on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 31. Here are the specs:

Minimum System Requirements:

Windows XP/Vista
1GB System RAM (XP)/ 2GB System RAM (Vista)
2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)

Recommended System Requirements:

Intel Core 2 Duo processor
2 GB System RAM
Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series)

Supported Video Card Chipsets:

NVIDIA GeForce 200 series
NVIDIA Geforce 9800 series
NVIDIA Geforce 9600 series
NVIDIA Geforce 8800 series
NVIDIA Geforce 8600 series
NVIDIA Geforce 8500 series
NVIDIA Geforce 8400 series
NVIDIA Geforce 7900 series
NVIDIA Geforce 7800 series
NVIDIA Geforce 7600 series
NVIDIA Geforce 7300 series
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
ATI HD 4800 series
ATI HD 4600 series
ATI HD 3800 series
ATI HD 3600 series
ATI HD 3400 series
ATI HD 2900 series
ATI HD 2600 series
ATI HD 2400 series
ATI X1900 series
ATI X1800 series
ATI X1600 series
ATI X1300 series
ATI X850 series