Call of Duty: Ghosts Will Require 64-bit OS, 40GB Hard Disk Space

Posted on October 25, 2013 8:30 AM by Rob Williams

With Call of Duty: Ghosts‘ launch trailer having been posted earlier this week, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at what kind of PC the game will require to run. As of the time of writing, recommended specs have not been provided, but we can glean that you’ll want to have a fairly recent PC to get the most out of the game.

Call of Duty Ghosts

Starting at the top, the game requires a 64-bit OS. Why? Because the game likewise requires 6GB of RAM, an amount that would not be 100% accessible to a 32-bit OS. While this is unfortunate for those stuck with a 32-bit OS, I can’t help but feel just a little bit gleeful to see such heavy requirements given CoD‘s past of suffering from consolitis.

Minimum specs aside from that are quite modest: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 or AMD Phenom X3 8750, NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 5870, and 40GB of hard drive space.

Wait… 40GB? That’s right. While Modern Warfare 3 used 15.8GB, and Black Ops II bumped that to 20.5GB, Ghosts will require a staggering 40GB of hard drive space. That’s 10GB more than Max Payne 3, and at the time of that game’s release, we were rather blown-away.

Let’s just hope the extra hard drive space makes a noticeable difference to the look and feel of the game. Even if it doesn’t, though, I’ll soak up the typical CoD goodness just the same. I cannot wait for this one.

  • RainMotorsports

    The 5870 being AMD’s high end single gpu of its day being in the same minimum as a GTS 450 is a little odd. Some people get tripped up because the numbering system changed with the 6000 series. The 5970 having been the 6990 of its day. I almost wonder if they made a mistake or this game has AMD issues. The GTS 450 is much closer to the a 5770 in performance the 5770 usually beating it.

    • Rob Williams

      Good point, I hadn’t caught that.

      • ET3D

        Was the first thing I noticed about this article that made me wonder. Anyway, I guess I won’t be able to play this game on a Bay Trail tablet. :) Though my E-350 laptop has 6GB of RAM, so maybe I’ll be able to get a nice slideshow. (Wasn’t planning on buying the game anyway, it’s just idle speculation.)

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