Find out if your rig can run The Witcher 2

Elder Scrolls aside, The Witcher 2: Assassination of Kings is shaping up to be one of the prettiest RPGs invited to the dance this year. But all those detailed textures won’t be any fun to look at if you can’t run it properly. Check out the official system requirements released by developer CD Projekt to find out if your rig is Witcher ready before the RPG sequel releases on May 17.

Mininum System Requirements:
• OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
• Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 Ghz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
• Memory: 1 GB Windows XP / 2 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
• Video Card: 512 MB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD3850)

Recommended System Requirements:
• OS: Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 (32/64-bit)
• Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Phenom X4
• Memory: 3 GB Windows XP / 4 GB Windows Vista and Windows 7
• Video Card: 1 GB RAM, supporting Pixel Shader 3.0 (Nvidia GeForce GTX260 or ATI Radeon HD4850)

• Sound Card: compatible with DirectX 9.0c
• HDD: 16 GB of disc space
• Disc Drive: DVD x8, compatible with DVD9
• Instalation requires administrator access.
• Game supports Xbox 360 controller for Windows.

System requirements for laptops may differ slightly due to differences in hardware efficiency.

Above: CD Projekt also released a bunch of new screens for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. You can see the rest of them here

Apr 5, 2011

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  • foxxjeh - April 7, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    @LSZ That's the difference between a gamer company and a cash-in one CDProjekt: Oh look our game is actually selling and people like it. what's this? Problems with the main source code and minor disapointment? No problem, let's release a patch to fix those issues and offer some free DLC while we are at it. Now let's take our time with making the next game and checking with the forums to see how to make and even better game as a sequel to this one. Bioware: Oh hey this game sold, quick release a sequel while it is still popular, doesn't matter if it is sub par to the original. CD Projekt released a patch that was over 1gb in size to fix all the major issues with the original game, Bioware could not be bothered to fix the issue regarding Garrus watered out texture in mass effect for PC, and left it for the fans to deal with.
  • Shagnasty - April 6, 2011 9:16 p.m.

    Already prepurchased this forever ago on Steam. I got the deluxe version of the first one too. I hope I can get a rig to play either of them some day ;___;
  • rabidpotatochip - April 6, 2011 1:37 p.m.

    @spawny0908 On average, PC and console cost about the same if you upgrade every few years. I never had the money I needed for my rig all at once either so I bought one or two parts at a time over the course of a year. It actually worked out better than buying everything at once because I got to wait for a lot of sales. Just remember to aim for everything just under top of the line, you probably won't notice a difference in performance but you'll save hundreds of dollars. Anyway, yikes... the most recent incarnation of my gaming rig just barely hits the recommended requirements. Still, I'm glad all you have to do these days is bump up the hardware. I still remember dicking around with autoexec.bat, config.sys and a hundred different boot disks just to free up enough memory for Wing Commander 2.
  • hatebreeder - April 6, 2011 1:10 p.m.

    @Hydrohs PC games seem to be nothing but temperamental when it comes to me installing shit. I guess it's not so much of a problem now that I know how to properly work a PC but when i was younger and i had no idea what I was doing, i'd buy one and it wouldnt work. Just kinda put me off. Also I really don't like the idea of buying a game that eventually won't work. which is also why I don't play subscription games.
  • Gob - April 6, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    I think the first game was on Xbox as well? I may consider picking that up considering that I don't have a thousand dollars to spend on proper hardware. Hope they do a port to consoles eventually.
  • spawny0908 - April 6, 2011 7:40 a.m.

    I'd like to PC game I really would. I don't think there's a all around better rig to game on. As long as I can game and escape my life for awhile then I'm fine. But PC's are a bit pricey for me now. With my bills and medical costs a console is more affordable. One of these days I'll get a good enough PC to give it a try.
  • quincytheodore - April 6, 2011 7:31 a.m.

    Based on the image, Now I know what happened to Anders in DA2 if you banished him.
  • superrey19 - April 6, 2011 4:56 a.m.

    @8bitbaby a gtx260 only costs like $120. Thats right, PC gaming isn't as expensive as people make it out to be :D As for me, my gtx570 will be taking it easy while playing this game lol
  • Spartanoffaith - April 6, 2011 3:59 a.m.

    My computer can run this without even sweating HA HA!
  • LSZ - April 6, 2011 3:37 a.m.

    After the gigantic disappointment that was Dragon Age 2, I can't wait to play. The Witcher was fantastic and it's going to be fun coming back to that world.
  • Billiam101 - April 6, 2011 3:30 a.m.

    It says on the summary page on this site that the game will be available on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. I had heard that the PC version will be out first and then after awhile the Xbox 360 and PS3 will get the game.
  • CountFenring - April 6, 2011 3:19 a.m.

    Eff yeah controller support. Depending on where a 5730 Mobility falls, I think I'm above the recommended. PC gaming on a couch all the way.
  • hanktherapper - April 6, 2011 3:10 a.m.

    My computer barely handled the first one. Saving up money for a new computer because what little I played of "The Witcher" I liked.
  • Myko - April 6, 2011 3:06 a.m.

    what chrisda said^^
  • 8bitBaby - April 6, 2011 2:13 a.m.

    @cart00n XDD awww... PC gaming aint so bad... but yeah, i can't afford what it will take to run this game. which sucks, because i'm very interested. :C
  • chrisda - April 6, 2011 2:10 a.m.

    I didn't know this was a PC exclusive, this means i actually might get it. No stupid Consolization
  • cart00n - April 6, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    @Hydrohs Probably because he likes sitting on his couch when he games. Plus, games are just better when it's actually built for the box it's in...
  • Brutalicus - April 6, 2011 1:55 a.m.

    I think I watched an interview with CDProjekt from a year ago (maybe less) that said that they were interested in console versions, but they weren't planning one. So, I think that's a big Polish "pffffffffffft"
  • Hydrohs - April 6, 2011 1:52 a.m.

    @hatebreeder It's not coming out for consoles, no. Why do you hate buying PC games?
  • hatebreeder - April 6, 2011 1:50 a.m.

    Is this coming out for consoles? hate buying pc games.

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