Rage PC system requirements revealed

The minimum and recommended system requirements for id Software's upcoming title Rage have been revealed.

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Rage, the latest title from famed developer id Software, is set to launch on the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 4. Chances are, if you're a hardcore Shacker, you're thinking about getting the game for the PC.

The minimum and recommended system requirements for the game were revealed earlier today, reminding us of two things we almost forgot about: our PCs need more RAM and Windows Vista is still a thing.

    Minimum:

  • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Equivalent AMD

  • Memory: 2GB

  • Hard Disk Space: 25GB

  • Video Card: GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 4200

    Recommended:

  • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or Equivalent AMD

  • Memory: 4GB

  • Hard Disk Space: 25GB

  • Video Card: GeForce 9800 GTX, ATI Radeon HD 5550

The announcement was made earlier today on the Bethesda Blog. The blog also reminds gamers that on the PC, Rage will use Steamworks to support Achievements, VOIP, and friends lists on the PC, meaning it will require Steam to be installed on your PC.

From The Chatty
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    September 6, 2011 4:00 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Rage PC system requirements revealed.

    The minimum and recommended system requirements for id Software's upcoming title Rage have been revealed.

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      September 6, 2011 4:05 PM

      Those recommended specs are much lower than expected

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        September 6, 2011 5:42 PM

        Agreed, especially for the Radeon cards. Unless there is some kind of mistake, this must be a very well optimized game.

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        September 6, 2011 6:12 PM

        Yeah that's what I'm thinking too, my PC crushes those specs.

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        September 6, 2011 8:02 PM

        It runs at an uninterrupted 60fps on consoles, so PC specs shouldn't be as high as we're expecting. It seems like a lot of the budget went towards craptons of textures rather of loads of effects and lots of geometry.

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        September 7, 2011 3:28 AM

        This is screaming "I'm a bad console port". Not what I was expecting from this dev, I was expecting something to actually challenge my system. Fuck, I have an old wasting away box in my garaged that is 8 years old covered in dust that meets the recommended specs. This is why consoles are ruining the PC market. Yesterday's tech at today's inflation! woohoo!!

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          September 7, 2011 5:33 AM

          We should still trust id to do the PC right at least until we play Rage, no reason not too.

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          September 7, 2011 7:42 AM

          It's ID, John Carmack.... DOOM, this game has to be PC-centric. You would be surprised at the power of the hardware listed here. I have an 8800GTS and it has been able to handle everything I've thrown at it.

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          September 7, 2011 8:31 AM

          I wish there was a a way to force FPPs to join regular chatty for a while so we can educate them.

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          September 8, 2011 8:37 PM

          Quite the opposite, actually. If a game needs 10x the PC hardware to run like it does on consoles, shit wasn't optimized at all.

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      September 6, 2011 4:25 PM

      But can I play it with a light-gun? I'm pretty sure I saw it being played with a light gun.

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        September 6, 2011 6:45 PM

        Fully endorsed by Jesse Pinkman.

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      September 6, 2011 4:25 PM

      I know this is a dumb question but seeing as how I only have a laptop at the moment I was wondering if my video card could run rage. I currently have a geforce gtx 460m installed

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        September 6, 2011 4:27 PM

        Oh yeah. You'll do fantastic.

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          September 6, 2011 4:32 PM

          nice thanks bro. that makes me more excited to play the game

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      September 6, 2011 4:47 PM

      Oh, John Carmack. I don't know how you got so good at coding, but this is a damn impressive looking game for those recommended specs, if they're accurate.

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      September 6, 2011 4:53 PM

      The 25gigs of space it eats is the only real painful thing.

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        September 6, 2011 5:08 PM

        What's that cost, $2-3?

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          September 6, 2011 5:14 PM

          HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO AFFORD THAT!?!
          It does make me glad I'm not downloading it though.

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          September 6, 2011 11:29 PM

          Not if you have an SSD.

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            September 7, 2011 3:27 PM

            I don't understand why anyone has an SSD at this point in time, considering the cost and how little they're capable of holding compared to modern HDDs.

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              September 7, 2011 5:06 PM

              They are insanely quick. Really the best upgrade you can get if you have a half decent system but no ssd.

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                September 7, 2011 7:49 PM

                Speed doesn't mean anything when you don't have enough room for your games.

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        September 6, 2011 6:17 PM

        Agreed.

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        September 6, 2011 6:26 PM

        Yeah, have to decide which of my tb drives to install it to

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        September 7, 2011 8:58 AM

        MEGABIGTEXTURES

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        September 8, 2011 11:32 PM

        That's a price I will gladly pay.

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      September 6, 2011 4:59 PM

      Well, I meet the minimum. That's good. I have a i7 920, 8GB DDR3, and an OC'd 4850. I need to upgrade my video card, obviously. I'm actually hoping to buy a new video card when Rage is released and maybe get the game for free as a tie-in deal, but I don't want to spend a lot. Under 200. :-/

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        September 6, 2011 5:09 PM

        Might I suggest the 560ti?

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          September 6, 2011 6:00 PM

          If the recommended specs are correct, it seems that ATi cards will perform a slight beat better than the Nvidia counterpart. However, an Nvidia 8800 paired with an ATi 4200.... 8800 is decent but the 4200 (or even 4300's) are purely for multimedia.

          Personally, I run an ATi 4870 along with an Nvidia 9800GT for Hybrid PhysX and they run most games in conjunction with a Phenom II X6.

          If your money is tight, I'd say just crossfire the 4850.

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        September 7, 2011 11:33 AM

        Maybe Minecraft will be bundled in :)

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        September 7, 2011 7:32 PM

        You are above the recommended settings.
        An HD4850 more or less has the same performance as an HD5750, which of course is more powerful than an HD5550.
        Paired with that CPU and that amount of RAM you will have no problems :)

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        September 8, 2011 5:46 AM

        I read that as an excuse to pretend to be modest while waving your E-Peen about your i7. You know you are well above the recommended, attention seeker methinks.

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          September 8, 2011 12:41 PM

          The processor is a generation old from 2008, but I'm not worried about the CPU or the RAM (which I misreported - I actually have 12GB), but when I built my system I bought a cheap video card instead of buying top of the line, and its definitely starting to show its age. I always thought I would upgrade it mid-life of the system which is about now.

          I don't know.

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      September 6, 2011 5:47 PM

      There's no multi-player to this besides some car combat right?

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        September 6, 2011 5:58 PM

        There are coop missions (FPS)

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      September 6, 2011 7:28 PM

      25GB of HDD??? wow, hmm time to start uninstalling stuff me thinks :)

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      September 6, 2011 7:59 PM

      OMG multiple floppies DVD's

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        September 6, 2011 8:08 PM

        I think it'll be one dvd and then itll uncompress into a behemoth.

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          September 6, 2011 8:44 PM

          So basically it'll turn into a big ol' Rube Goldberg machine inside my computer? Awesome!

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      September 6, 2011 8:08 PM

      guess I'm gonna need a bigger ssd

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        September 8, 2011 8:39 PM

        Yeah. I wanted to only buy a 128 GB SSD, but I knew I'd have to swap around games constantly, so I went with 250 GB instead (€450 for a bloody hard-disk, but it was worth it, it's so fast :)).

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      September 6, 2011 8:28 PM

      Holy Shit! It's fucking Borderlands!

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        September 6, 2011 8:36 PM

        Rage is fucking Borderlands? I don't think it sinks to that level.

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        September 8, 2011 11:33 PM

        Your memory of Borderlands is generous, to say the least.

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      September 6, 2011 8:51 PM

      Is that Colonel Campbell from Metal Gear Solid?

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        September 7, 2011 1:01 AM

        Paul Eiding, yes. But the model looks like "look who's talking" face from Total Recall.

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      September 7, 2011 9:31 AM

      Damn I can't wait, Its been too long since we had an ID FPS

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      September 7, 2011 11:32 AM

      How will this degrade to xbox? :(