Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC graphical upgrades detailed

The PC edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 certainly seems the finest, technologically at least. A range of shiny graphical improvements offered by the DirectX 11-supporting engine on PC were revealed over the weekend, joining the previously confirmed dedicated server support to make it sound pleasing pleasant.

The PC edition packs "enhanced lighting, shadows, antialiasing, bloom, depth of field, ambient occlusion, and other enhanced effects that are still in the works," the blog post explains. Naturally, it can run in higher resolutions and has an uncapped framerate.

Treyarch has revamped the engine to be faster too. Multithreading is improved, and it's jumped to the faster DirectX 11. "The DX11 API is leaner than DX9 and requires less CPU time to do the same amount of work," Treyarch says. "It is important to point out that this benefits the entire range of supported GPUs, not just DX11 hardware." Plus it offers more visual options to tweak.

Cod Blops 2 is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 23, with a Wii U version rumoured and inevitable really. Here are the newly-revealed PC system requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz

  • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB

  • Memory: 2GB for 32-bit OS or 4GB for 64-bit OS

  • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7