Earlier today, Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin announced that dedicated servers are coming to a variety of platforms, including PC. Now we know just what kind of machine you'll need to take advantage of that multiplayer feature.

The minimum spec calls 50 GB of hard drive space and a bare minimum of 6 GB of RAM. DirectX 11 is a requirement, as is a 64-bit operating system (Windows 7 or 8). Here's the full list:

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM
  • HDD: 50 GB HD space
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • DirectX: 11
  • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780

[Source: Nvidia]


Our Take
Last week I suggested that the incoming next-gen consoles might inspire a "spec jump" as PC developers become less constrained by living room hardware. Many dedicated PC gamers are likely running 8 GB of RAM or more and a 64-bit operating system, but those that are a bit more casual might suddenly find themselves in need of an upgrade very soon.

The spec jump isn't a bad thing, though (unless you're tight on cash). With these increased requirements are likely to come better and more graphically impressive experiences.