Deus Ex: Human Revolution gets PC screenshots, system requirements

By on May 3, 2011, 3:43 PM

Square Enix has released the first images of the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution over at PC Gamer. There are three of them, and while it's not the same as a full-blown gameplay video, it's still a nice gesture to gamers only interested in the PC version (previously released screenshots were for the Xbox 360 version of the game). 

At the same time, the company has also released the system requirements for the game. They are broken down into two tiers: Minimum Specifications and Recommended Specifications.

Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 with DirectX 9.0c
  • Processor: 2GHz dual core
  • RAM: 1GB 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: 8.5GB

Recommended Specifications

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 or Intel Core 2 Quad or better
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5850
  • Required Disc Space: 8.5GB

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the third chapter in the Deus Ex franchise and will serve as a prequel to the first game. It's the first game produced by a new Eidos studio in Montreal, Québec, Canada

Deus Ex: Human Revolution is going to be a multi-platform release; it's shipping on Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and OnLive. After a big delay, the game is finally slated to arrive in North America on August 23, 2011, in Australia on August 25, 2011, and in Europe on August 26, 2011.

A quick comparison with the system requirements released for Duke Nukem Forever today shows little difference between the two. This is not too surprising given that both games are first person shooters. Both are demanding games, but are not meant for only top-of-the-line hardware.




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howzz1854 said:

that's a pretty Hefty requirement consider the "recommended" - as we all know - is usually the minimum requirement.

CamaroMullet said:

oooooooo, I can't wait to play it!

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Now this is a game that I'm really excited for.

HaMsTeYr HaMsTeYr said:

hefty.. >.> hmm. Maybe I should get a better GPU. I have a feeling my 5850 is holding back my 8gb of DDR3 and i5 760 @ 4.0 >_>

fpsgamerJR62 said:

Pretty hefty requirement for the recommended graphics although not surprising at all. I guess it's time to upgrade my GTX 275. I disagree with the last sentence of the article. The recommended specifications for Duke Nukem Forever are much lower than Deus Ex especially in the graphics department. This leads me to suspect that gamers may have to settle for 3-year old Direct X 9 graphics when the game ships.

Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

@fpsgamerJR62: Did you read the duke nukems requirements in the other post?

fpsgamerJR62 said:

Yes, I did. The most telling parts were in the CPU and video card requirements. While the recommended specs for DNF were 2.4-2.6 Ghz socket 775/939/AM2 procs, the Deus Ex specs called for quad-core socket 775/AM3. Also, the recommended cards for DNF are the 3 year old 8800 GTS and HD 3850 while for Deus Ex, it is the more recent and more powerful HD 5850.

freythman freythman said:

There's nothing hefty at all about these requirements....

Guest said:

Given that the game doesn't actually look all that spectacular, I wonder if the requirements are more of a fudge factor due to poor porting/optimization. Assassin's Creed ran like a dog on high-end PC hardware when it was ported over, and I wonder if the same factors are in play here.

EXCellR8 EXCellR8, The Conservative, said:

will be GOTY

Modeazy said:

Guest said:

Given that the game doesn't actually look all that spectacular, I wonder if the requirements are more of a fudge factor due to poor porting/optimization. Assassin's Creed ran like a dog on high-end PC hardware when it was ported over, and I wonder if the same factors are in play here.

All I wanted to say.

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