Evolve PC will put beefy gaming rigs to use


Remember Evolve? Developed by Turtle Rock Studios, the folks behind the original Left 4 Dead, this sci-fi multiplayer shooter features asymmetrical gameplay reminiscent of L4D's tank battles. Evolve is scheduled for a cross-platform release on February 10, and Turtle Rock has now posted the hardware requirements for the PC version.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

OS: Windows 7 64-bit
INTEL CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600
AMD CPU: Athlon 64 X2 6400
SYSTEM RAM: 4GB
NVIDIA VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 560
ATI VIDEO CARD: Radeon HD 5770
VIDEO MEMORY: 1GB
HARD DRIVE: 50GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS:

INTEL CPU: Core i7-920
AMD CPU: A8-3870K
SYSTEM RAM: 6GB
NVIDIA VIDEO CARD: GeForce GTX 670 or GTX 760
ATI VIDEO CARD: Radeon R9 280
VIDEO MEMORY: 2GB
HARD DRIVE: 50GB

The minimum specs are relatively tame, but the recommended ones call for plenty of RAM—and some pretty fast graphics cards by today's standards. (Both the GeForce GTX 760 and Radeon R9 280 sell for around $200 right now.) The CPU recommendations make less sense, since the Core i7-920 came out three years before the A8-3870K and has four extra threads. I'm guessing you'll probably be fine with any new-ish quad-core CPU, though.

Oh, and yeah, be sure to free up 50GB of storage space. Here's hoping Evolve won't fill that up with a bunch of uncompressed audio.

According to Turtle Rock, the PC version of Evolve will support 4K resolutions and will include a fair number of graphical options. Players will be able to adjust detail levels for textures, shaders, models, shadows, and particle effects. Anti-aliasing and tessellation settings will also be tweakable. The game won't support SLI or CrossFire multi-GPU setups at launch, but the studio plans to remedy that omission "as soon as possible."

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