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The Evil Within minimum system requirements are difficult to process

The Evil Within

Tango Gameworks’ campaign of horror began early last week with The Evil Within’s recommended specs - a frighteningly unaffordable blueprint for a PC that could trigger the VRAM apocalypse.

In a classical bit of Scream-style directorial trickery, the developers have dangled the safety of minimum system requirements in front of our faces - only to spring another hardware scare on us.

Bethesda still recommend last week’s requirements for optimal survival horroring. PCs that only meet the minimum specs will miss out on 1080p, as well as some of the game’s other more system-intensive features: full-screen anti-aliasing, shadows, motion blur, SSAO and tessellation.

But even this modest benchmark asks for an i7 or equivalent 4+ core processor. That’s unusually high, and a bit confusing - since i5s can be both quad and dual core.

Minimum Requirements

OS: windows 7/8.1

GPU: GTX 460 or an equivalent 1 GB VRAM card

CPU: i7 or an equivalent 4+ core processor

RAM: 4 GB

HDD: 50 GB

Are you lot spooked by this new wave of unreasonable system requirements? Shadow of Mordor went a bit mad with the VRAM too.

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3 Years ago

I'm lucky enough to have 6GB of VRAM, so I'm not affected.

I can't be the only person outside of Nvidia and AMD shareholders to be glad this is finally happening, after years of console-drag.

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3 Years ago

It's bullshit, don't worry. Games nowadays are not using more than 1-2 cores so you could replace that i7 with a Pentium Anniversary Edition (dual-core 75$ cpu) and get the same results.

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3 Years ago

I'd be very interested to see any evidence you have that backs up your statement.

As far as I am aware, there are games do have up to 4 threads, nowadays. It's hardly surprising that a console-lead game has been optimised for more than just two cores .

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3 Years ago

I could give you the example of BF3 but then again that's EA...

http://media.bestofmicro.com/Y/Z/313595/original/intel-core-i7-2600k-cores.png

Not to mention, "i7"by itself doesnt mean much, we've had those for several years, so "i7" encapsulates cpus that are several years old. If you think of it that way the requirements arent really that high.

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3 Years ago

The i7 is complete bullshit. 99% of games do not take advantage of hyperthreading even when they do the performance gain is minimal at best.

Either they don't understand the difference between an I7 and an I5 or they are up-selling for Intel.

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3 Years ago

It's hardly the rubbish you think it is. The i7 dates back to the classic, best-CPU-since-the-Q6600, 920. It may have had hyper-threading, but it was also only clocked at 2.66GHz. By the time the i5 was introduced, it already equalled the 920. (Don't forget, the i7 is actually the older chip).

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3 Years ago

Well the I7 isn't the older chip at all. It's the older naming scheme.

The 920 you mention is the older chip. In terms of gaming, modern I7's perform pretty much identical to the equivalent tier modern I5's. Hyper threading can even have a negative effect on game performance (I recently bought an I5, I've seen enough benchmarks of the things to last me a lifetime). Luckily they allow you to turn Hyper Threading off if that is the case.

Considering this is a modern game I would assume they are speaking of modern chips. Not the CPU of 2008. Notice they don't state I7 920. Also notice they don't mention AMD at all.

They could have very easily just put in 4 core processor and left that I7 part out altogether. It doesn't mention what tier I7 they are on about so the I7 part is completely useless information.

It's very much misleading nonsense.

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3 Years ago

I don't disagree with you about this comment. (I know about the newer i7s. I currently have a 4770k in my latest PC.

Maybe I was being a bit too pedantic, for which I apologise.

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3 Years ago

What have they done with Carmack's engine?

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