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Total War: Shogun 2 System Requirements Revealed

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The PC system requirements for Total War: Shogun 2 have been unveiled, revealing that the feudal Japan strategy game can run on a system with as little as a 2.6GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. However, if you want it looking like the swish screenshots below, you'll need something with a little more oomph, including a DirectX 11 video card.

Developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega, Total War: Shogun 2 is slated for a PC launch on March 15. Here's the system requirements:

Minimum Specs:
  • 2 GHz Intel Dual Core processor / 2.6 GHz Intel Single Core processor, or AMD equivalent (with SSE2)
  • 1GB RAM (XP), 2GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
  • 256 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 3)
  • 1024x768 minimum screen resolution
  • 20GB free hard disk space
Recommended Specs:
  • 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater), or AMD equivalent
  • 2GB RAM (XP), 4GB RAM (Vista / Windows7)
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 and 6000 series graphics cards or equivalent DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
  • 1280x1024 minimum screen resolution
  • 20GB free hard disk space
From The Chatty
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    January 10, 2011 6:19 AM

    Ughh.... So default q6600 won't be enough... or 4GB ram on 32bit vista? Darn....

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      January 10, 2011 7:48 AM

      it depends on res and what vid card...

      the rec specs are misleading, since a i5 has many levels of performance, the lowest i5's are barely a thousand points over a q66 in 3dmark overall scores.. and some c2q's beat some i5's.

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        January 10, 2011 11:06 AM

        Radeon 5870. Though, for some reason, empire total war demo ran very poorly even with greatly reduced settings.

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          January 10, 2011 12:04 PM

          The latest Total War games seem to take better advantage of a higher clocked dual core, than a lower clocked quad core.

          This may change with Shogun.

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          January 14, 2011 9:30 AM

          typical RADEONS

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