Unreal Tournament 3 hardware specs revealed

By Justin Mann on October 4, 2007, 10:21 AM
The upcoming release of Unreal Tournament 3 has been eagerly anticipated by many. The engine itself has been a subject of hot debate, with Epic having recently been sued over it. Now that the game is nearing release, many have been wondering what exactly they'll need to run the game. Some have feared it will be one of the dreaded “DX10/Vista Only” titles that are bound to show up eventually, but that is not the case here.

According to Midway, the actual official system requirements are a lot more lightweight than you'd expect. As far as RAM, CPU and GPU go, even run of the mill hardware meets the minimum requirements of 512MB, 2GHz and a GeForce 6200 / Radeon 9600.

Even their “Recommended” requirements aren't far out there, with Midway suggesting a 2.4GHz CPU and a gig of RAM. The GPU gets a considerable boost in that context, with them suggesting a 7800 GTX or x1300 card or better. However, even those specs were common in hardware over a year ago. This bodes well for the game itself, as well as other games based on the UE3 engine. At the very least, it looks like many Unreal fans will not have to upgrade just to play UT3.

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Supra said:
Don't overlook the fact that the recommended CPU is a dual-core 2.4ghz, not a single-core, those are a lot less common.
Krono6 said:
[b]Originally posted by Supra:[/b][quote]Don't overlook the fact that the recommended CPU is a dual-core 2.4ghz, not a single-core, those are a lot less common.[/quote].. Wait what?I have a 2.4GHz AMD Athlon 4600+ (dual core), and Athlons are everywhere :S Especially considering how old mine is.
jesse_hz said:
Great! Means the game engine scales very well. I just hope they don't implement OpenGL as a wrapper on top of Direct3D.
Julio said:
You can also get a factual report with the test we performed using Bioshock which is also based on the Unreal Engine 3.Because this is also a new shooter, it's considered of the same generation, so performance should be more or less comparable:[url]http://www.techspot.com/article/64-bioshock-
Fornacis said:
Yeah, my simple PC runs BioShock like a dream. Too bad Unreal Tournament blows.
Loquacious1 said:
Question: If UT blows, why has it lasted into a third gen? Not to mention the engine being legendary... and that which popular games were built upon.But I digress original thoughts. Oh yea, this gives a good excuse to upgrade my system finally. W00t! New system suggestions and brands are welcomed. ;^D
champmanfan said:
I thought this game would be more demanding that what the specs suggest. And I really thought it would be more demanding than a game I just got last week - Stranglehold - that uses between 48-56% of my QX6700 which is just as well its quad core rather than dual core. Because Stranglehold is not as popular as UT3, if the specs were as demanding as that game, you can bet that would rule alot of dedicated gamers out & missed for Midway - which is the same company that made Stranglehold. UT series is all about the gameplay & not fancy gfx which is the obsession at the moment although Bioshock is a damn good game!
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