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Posted by David Collins on November 30, 2009
Mass Effect 2 PC Specs

Mass Effect 2 PC Specs

So, I’m a bit behind in posting this due to the holiday break & the fact that I’m just a one-man show here. But, this is certainly information that all of you who plan to play Mass Effect 2 on PC will need to know. All-in-all, it looks pretty average. You won’t need anything high end to run it but your netbook will no doubt choke on it. The key to the below info is the DRM, or lack there of. EA is sure to make many fans very happy by opting to not throw some of the obscene leashes as seen on some of their earlier titles…

Digital Rights Management (DRM) – The boxed/retail PC version of Mass Effect 2 will use only a basic disk check and it will not require online authentication. This is the same method as Dragon Age: Origins. Digital versions will use the retailers protection system.

PC MINIMUM System Requirements

  • OS = Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
  • Processor = 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU
  • Memory = 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Hard Drive = 15 GB
  • DVD ROM = 1x Speed
  • Sound Card = DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Direct X = DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)
  • Input = Keyboard / Mouse
  • Video Card = 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support). Supported Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350 are below minimum system requirements. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.

PC RECOMMENDED System Requirements

  • Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
  • 2.6+ GHz Cure 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, or better recommended
  • 100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers
  • DirectX August 2008

NOTES: For the best results, make sure you have the latest drivers for your video and audio cards. Laptop or mobile versions of the above supported video cards have not had extensive testing and may have driver or other performance issues. As such, they are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.

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2 Responses to “Mass Effect 2 PC Specs”

  1. Mike Bell says:

    My system is way past those requirements, but will probably get it on the 360 anyway.

    • David Collins says:

      Yeah, I tend to do much more console gaming than I do on my PC. In fact, I only play PC-only games on my computer, like Torchlight. Everything else is on a console.

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