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With Rage set to ship in less than a month, Bethesda has published the title's minimum and recommended system specifications -- both of which seem relatively modest. Folks should have no trouble skating by on a dated rig as the game will supposedly run on an Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD processor, 2GB of RAM and a GeForce 8800 or Radeon HD 4200 graphics card.
Meanwhile, if you intend to experience the post-apocalyptic mayhem in all its glory, you'll need at least an Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD equivalent, 4GB of RAM and a GeForce 9800GTX or Radeon HD 5550. Regardless of your processor, memory and graphics configuration, Bethesda says the game requires Windows XP, Vista or 7 along with 25GB (yep, twenty-five gigabytes) of storage.
Rage gameplay trailer -- Wasteland Legends: Water Service
We might be reading into this too much, but if the company specifically recommends a quad-core processor, that could indicate that Rage will utilize more than two cores. If so, it'll be interesting to see the performance discrepancy between each configuration. Nothing is set in stone, but it's highly likely that we'll publish a performance review of the game and we'll be sure to test this.
If the game truly demands 25GB of storage, you can probably scratch any plans of installing it on your SSD boot drive. You're undoubtedly aware of this fact, but as a reminder, 32-bit operating systems generally can't address more than 2.75GB to 3.25GB of RAM. In other words, to meet Bethesda's recommended 4GB of RAM, you'll need to be running a 64-bit version of Windows.
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