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Left 4 Dead System Requirements Updated

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Valve has issued a new set of system requirements for the PC version of its cooperative zombie shooter Left 4 Dead. While the list is nearly identical to the previous requirements, it does lower the video card requirement from 256MB to 128MB.

In addition to the revised specs, the studio also issued a few new screenshots of the user interface that Xbox 360 owners will find in the game. Both the PC and Xbox 360 versions of Left 4 Dead will arrive in stores on November 18.

  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, Vista64
  • CPU: 3.0 GHz P4, Dual Core 2.0 or AMD64X2 (or higher)
  • RAM: 1 GB for XP / 2GB for Vista
  • Disc drive: DVD-ROM Drive
  • Hard drive: At least 7.5 GB of free space
  • Video: Direct X 9 compatible video card - Video card must be 128 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible with support for pixel shader 2.0 (ATI 9600 or high. Or, Nvidia 6600 or higher)
  • Sound: Direct X9.0c compatible sound card

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    October 21, 2008 5:59 PM

    I always though my athlon64 3200+ was equivalent to a p4 @ 3ghz. But they recommend the x2. I may still have to attempt it though.

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      October 21, 2008 6:41 PM

      There will be a demo so you can try it out at least. However, there are dual core socket 939 AMD processors available if you find you really need to upgrade (though in the long-run you'd probably just be better off creating a new PC or getting a new one and you could easily get something capable of running Left 4 Dead very well for ~$500-700 depending on whether you build it yourself and etc.

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      October 21, 2008 6:42 PM

      Yeah, I've got an AMD 64 3500+ Venice that I am hoping will run it OK.

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      October 21, 2008 7:27 PM

      It is. With the hypertransport it easily runs as good as a 3ghz intel. I have my 3000+ venice which runs at a stock 2ghz, up to a 2.4ghz with a 960mhz ht link and it runs at 32 c idle and its amazing for how much I paid for it. I'm sticking with it until crysis 2 and then I'll get a whole new pc.

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      October 21, 2008 8:31 PM

      Video card matters more for Source games than processor, so as long as you have a decent card, you'll be fine.

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      October 21, 2008 9:59 PM

      I dunno man, I have an amd64 3700+, 2gigs of ram, 8800gt and that motherfucker would chug on TF2 at full settings (like 12-15 fps). I think a better processor is a big deal.

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        October 21, 2008 11:40 PM

        you have a huge bottleneck. My video card is a HD 2600 XT and TF2 at full runs incredibly smooth. But you have an 8800gt which is meant to be used with a dual or quad core processor and current tech parts.

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      October 22, 2008 5:37 AM

      It says P4 3.0Ghz Dual Core, meaning a Pentium D 3.0Ghz, not a Pentium 4 3.0Ghz

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