Doom 3 system requirements revealed, theme online

Todd Hollenshead tells the Houston Chronicle what hardware will be needed to play the PC shooter, the score for which can now be heard.

ID CEO Todd Hollenshead has stated the minimum system requirements to play Doom 3. According to the paper's "Computing" column, the game will require:

  • An nVidia GeForce 3 graphics card or ATI Technologies 8500: Column author Dwight Silverman says given the game's demanding visuals, serious gamers should splurge for a GPU from nVidia's GeForce FX or 6800 line or ATI's Radeon 9800 or X800 series. He says more frugal PC owners can make do with a GeForce 5900XT or a Radeon 9600XT.

  • A 1.5-gigahertz Intel Pentium 4 chip or AMD Athlon 1500: Though these will run the game, Silverman suggests a 2-GHz Pentium or equivalent, with the "ideal" processor being 3 GHz or over.

  • 384 MB of memory: Again, Silverman stresses that this is a minimum requirement, and recommends 512 MB at least, with 1GB preferred.

  • Two GB of hard drive space: Four GB suggested if your PC is running low on free space.
News source: GameSpot

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