Mass Effect 2 PC Specs, ‘Basic DRM’ Revealed

BioWare has revealed the PC specs and DRM for Mass Effect 2.Mass Effect 2 will let players explore the universe on either Xbox 360 or PC, and it’s nice to see that the PC requirements don’t require something too stellar. In fact, they look fairly similar to the requirements of the magnificent Dragon Age: Origins.BioWare also made mention of the DRM we’re going to see in Mass Effect 2, stating that it’s “a basic disk check” that “will not require online authentication,” and that it’s “the same method as Dragon Age: Origins.”If you’re interested in Mass Effect 2 then be sure to check out our new developer interview, with BioWare’s Dr. Ray Muzyka and Adrien Cho chiming in on the action-RPG sequel.Read on for the PC specs. MinimumProcessor: 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPUMemory: 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7Video Card: 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support). Supported Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350 are below minimum system requirements. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.Hard Drive: 15 GBOS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7DVD ROM: 1x SpeedSound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatibleDirectX: DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)Input: Keyboard / Mouse RecommendedProcessor: 2.6+ GHz Cure 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPUMemory: 2 GB RAMVideo Card: ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, or better recommendedSound Card: 100% DirectX compatible sound card and driversDirectX: DirectX August 2008OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7NOTES: For the best results, make sure you have the latest drivers for your video and audio cards. Laptop or mobile versions of the above supported video cards have not had extensive testing and may have driver or other performance issues. As such, they are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.

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