Deus Ex Human Revolution PC system requirements released

Deus Ex Human Revolution isn't due for release for several months but that isn't stopping publisher Square Enix from giving PC players a head start on if their gaming rigs can run the highly anticipated third game in the acclaimed cyberpunk themed action-RPG series. Today the PC gamer web site has revealed the minimal and recommended system requirements for the game which is being developed by Eidos Montreal.

The system specs for the game are as follows:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Minimum PC Specs:

    * OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 with DirectX 9.0c
    * PROCESSOR: 2 GHz dual core
    * RAM: 1 GB RAM (Windows XP) / 2 GB (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
    * GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce 8000 series or ATI Radeon HD 2000 series or better
    * REQUIRED DISC SPACE: 8.5 GB

 Deus Ex: Human Revolution Recommended PC Specs:

    * OS: Windows 7
    * PROCESSOR: AMD Phenom II X4 or Intel Core 2 Quad or better
    * RAM: 2 GB
    * GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon HD 5850
    * REQUIRED DISC SPACE: 8.5 GB


In addition to the PC system requirements, the PC Gamer web site has also posted up the first ever screenshots from the game in its PC version (previously released screenshots were from the Xbox 360 console version of the game). You can see one of the shots in this news post. While Eidos Montreal is the primary developer of the game, the PC version is being co-developed by Sweden-based Nixxes Software. Eidos Montreal is still supervising Nixxes' work on the PC port. At the moment Deus Ex Human Revolution is due for release on August 23 in the US, August 25 in Australia and August 26 in the UK.

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PC Games are built for consoles in mind first which have little memory. Nobody is going to make PC games utilizing more memory until the next gen consoles come out.

Melfster said,
PC Games are built for consoles in mind first which have little memory. Nobody is going to make PC games utilizing more memory until the next gen consoles come out.

I've heard Stardock is making a 64 bit client for their current stuff, but I have yet to see anything.

I've seen plenty of games that run on 1GB and run well on 2GB but run even better with more, so not terribly concerned about that until 64 bit gaming arrives.

(And no, I don't know why this comment system is throwing me off right now. Heh.)

Surprised these games are not asking for more than 2GB of RAM now a days.

I would not build a computer for anyone that did not at least have 3-4. Then again my current rig is running 24GB. >.>

necrosis said,
Surprised these games are not asking for more than 2GB of RAM now a days.

I would not build a computer for anyone that did not at least have 3-4. Then again my current rig is running 24GB. >.>


Probably wanting to maximize how many people can actually play the thing versus catering to the few who have very high-end hardware, especially considering how much money was probably lost getting the thing done in the first place. Besides, there's plenty of excellent games out there that can run on less.. extreme graphics doesn't automatically make it a good game. (Granted, it helps.)

Jen Smith said,

Probably wanting to maximize how many people can actually play the thing versus catering to the few who have very high-end hardware, especially considering how much money was probably lost getting the thing done in the first place. Besides, there's plenty of excellent games out there that can run on less.. extreme graphics doesn't automatically make it a good game. (Granted, it helps.)
Crysis 1 for example. Such bad gameplay, amazing graphics.

necrosis said,
Surprised these games are not asking for more than 2GB of RAM now a days.

I would not build a computer for anyone that did not at least have 3-4. Then again my current rig is running 24GB. >.>

So, just out of curiosity what do you do on your PC that requires 24 GB of memory?

I love the 1GB for XP & 2 GB for W7.
What gives? Overhead differences is +500MB for W7 so it should be,

1 GB XP & 1.5 GB W7.

Udedenkz said,
I love the 1GB for XP & 2 GB for W7.
What gives? Overhead differences is +500MB for W7 so it should be,

1 GB XP & 1.5 GB W7.

DX10 or DX11 on Windows 7 is usually higher quality graphics which means more memory to use for storing graphic data.

Tekkerson said,

DX10 or DX11 on Windows 7 is usually higher quality graphics which means more memory to use for storing graphic data.


Support for XP implies DX9 mode.
DX9 *should* also be used to achieve good FPS rates on minimum requirement machines on W7 and Vista.

If you are comparing minimum specs, one must compare minimum specs correctly...

Udedenkz said,

Support for XP implies DX9 mode.
DX9 *should* also be used to achieve good FPS rates on minimum requirement machines on W7 and Vista.

If you are comparing minimum specs, one must compare minimum specs correctly...


There's also that most XP installs are 32 bit and most 7 installs are 64 bit. System specs have never been an exact science, so not really worth the effort to complain about.

GP007 said,
FFFFFFFFFFFF Radeon 5850....

*GP007 looks at his 5770* So close!

I almost got a 5770 a year ago and I got a 5850 instead. Man has it paid off so many times. It seems like the recommended requirements are always the 5850 these days

GP007 said,
FFFFFFFFFFFF Radeon 5850....

*GP007 looks at his 5770* So close!

that's what i have. i think it'll be fine. those screenshots look like crap anyways... i mean i ran crysis 2 maxed out at 1650x1080 no problem so i think it'll do this.

GP007 said,
FFFFFFFFFFFF Radeon 5850....

*GP007 looks at his 5770* So close!

Damn - I'm sure my gtx295 will still have ample power

GP007 said,
FFFFFFFFFFFF Radeon 5850....

*GP007 looks at his 5770* So close!


Feeling your pain I've got a 5770 here as well, it works.....okay. Better than any graphics I've had before, but still not up to par with what I would like.