Dragon Age II recommended system requirements announced

BioWare has recently updated the official Dragon Age II FAQ, revealing the minimum and recommended system requirements for the upcoming sequel, which is scheduled to launch on March 8 in North America and on March 11 in Europe.

Earlier today, BioWare announced “The Exiled Prince,” a DLC add-on that will be available for purchase on day one when the game releases. If you pre-order Dragon Age II before January 11, the DLC will be included free of charge along with a digital soundtrack and some exclusive in-game weapons. You can read more about the DLC pack and see the first trailer, here.

Above: Find out if your rig is ready for the sequel to Dragon Age: Origins

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz Processor or equivalent
CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 Triple core 2.8 GHz or equivalent
RAM: 2GB (4 GB Vista and Windows 7)
Video: ATI 3850 512 MB or greater
Video: NVIDIA 8800GTS 512 MB or greater
DirectX 11: ATI 5850 or greater
DirectX 11: NVIDIA 460 or greater

OS: Windows XP with SP3
OS: Windows Vista with SP2
OS: Windows 7
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
RAM: 1 GB (1.5 GB Vista and Windows 7)
Video: Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256 MB
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS 256 MB cards
Disc Drive: DVD ROM drive required
Hard Drive: 7 GB
Sound: Direct X 9.0c Compatible Sound Card Windows Experience Index: 4.5

Jan 7, 2011


  • nash1991 - January 10, 2011 4:16 a.m.

    @shadowskill11... bro your system would have been impressive if but I got 2 ATI Radeon HD5970's running in crossfire with 24gb 2000mhz ram and the core i7 980x... so stop bragging about your rig cause it isn't remotely relevant to the topic :)
  • bloodweaver - January 9, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    also whats wrong with action rpgs I think theyre fun also its Bioware they are a great company do you really believe they will screw it up?
  • bloodweaver - January 9, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    if i remember the article right that i had read before the console versions will be more action oriented while pc strategy also DA:O was already more startegic on the pc than consoles because of pause and continue options and the like
  • Gurkogg - January 9, 2011 8:09 a.m.

    I will probably get it when it is on sale unless they cut out the strategic combat, which will result in no purchase.
  • MyriamD - January 9, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    The original Dragon Age games are awesome, wonderful things - but laughably glitchy. I'm not going to go be the guinea pig again (and I was the guinea pig for Origins when I bought it a year or two later!)
  • Bloodstorm - January 9, 2011 12:34 a.m.

    System Requirements: Xbox 360 All I have to worry about :P
  • Hullonotna - January 8, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    These aren't to high. My pc is almost 3 years old now and it will still be able to run the game no problem. Don't know if i'll buy it though (i have the 1st one but never finished it fully).
  • Gene - January 8, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    It didn't take long for the dick-swinging to occur, did it?
  • Bawheidbob - January 8, 2011 10:49 a.m.

    Excellent look forward to it though i am still concerned over the combat changes. Like Warcraft now though i will still buy them even though i do not play :D
  • festafreak - January 8, 2011 7:05 a.m.

    @shadowskill11 nice processor /end sarcasm But seriously, copy paste much? I'm going to wait for reviews to get this. Loved DA:O but this seems to be taking many steps backwards. I don't want action, I want tactics. Will wait to see. My PC is above recommended.
  • Leghar - January 8, 2011 5:33 a.m.

    So it mentions a disc drive as a minimum, but not required. Also noticed it says nothing about a monitor... i'll go ahead and throw that out. If DAII doesn't need it then neither do I....
  • RebornKusabi - January 8, 2011 2:13 a.m.

    I can run it on my new laptop I just bought BUT I'll be getting this on the 360/PS3 instead
  • Hydrohs - January 8, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    @shadowskill11 I agree with Kieran712. As a fellow PC gamer, there is no need to post your specs. Not to mention most of what you posted is completely irrelevant. It also looks like you just searched up some stuff on Newegg and copied the item titles... Wonder if you even have those specs. I didn't realize the game would be supporting DX 11. I really need to upgrade my GPU, especially with Crysis rolling out soon.
  • Kieran712 - January 8, 2011 1:38 a.m.

    @shadowskill11 Come oooooon.Dont be that guy
  • shadowskill11 - January 8, 2011 1:32 a.m.

    Thats it? I'll be able to run it at such a higher spec than the consoles it won't even be funny... lol. Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 (Overclocked to 4 Ghz) ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard OCZ Reaper 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model OCZ3RPR1600C6LV6GK 2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 2 x Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive CORSAIR Hydro H70 CWCH70 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue Computer Modular Case CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback SATA iHBS212 LightScribe - Retail
  • LordGremlin - January 8, 2011 1:23 a.m.

    Hey, I can run it! But will buy PS3 version anyway.
  • 8bitBaby - January 8, 2011 1:16 a.m.

    awww.... D:
  • Clovin64 - January 8, 2011 1:09 a.m.

    I enjoyed Dragon Age: Origins, but I didnt love it, but I'll no doubt end up buying this anyway. Except I'll be getting the PS3 version, so I won't have to worry about requirements and stuff.

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