Total War: Rome 2 PC requirements confirmed

Will thousands of pretty Romans and barbarians running around murdering each other in Total War: Rome 2 strain your PC too much? Before you scoff that your 'rig' can handle anything, as well as confirming the system requirements today, developer The Creative Assembly has released a 30000x4087 panorama that may have you hungering to upgrade to play in similar absurd detail. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you your system requirements (though, as ever, who knows what's actually considered playable on such PCs?): Minimum:
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible card (shader model 3, vertex texture fetch support).
  • DirectX: 9.0c
  • Hard Drive: 35 GB HD space
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768
  • OS: XP/ Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
Recommended:
  • Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card.
  • DirectX: 11
  • Hard Drive: 35 GB HD space
  • Screen Resolution: 1920x1080
  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
Here's that ridiculous panorama I mentioned, with elephants and camels galore:

Click on through for the full 80MB 30000x4087 view