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Duke Nukem Forever PC requirements revealed ‒ can you handle Duke?

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Gearbox has just revealed the official PC system requirements for Duke Nukem Forever, and for those of you who spend most of your gaming time on the ol’ beige box, these specifications are probably well in hand.

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With these requirement lists, Gearbox has also confirmed that you’ll need an internet connection for a one-time authentication via Steam, and you’ll also need to install a few bits of software (included with Duke Nukem Forever) to get started.

Here’s the list – can you handle it?

Minimum Specifications

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.0 Ghz
  • Memory: 1 Gb
  • Hard Drive: 10 Gb free
  • Video Memory: 256 MB
  • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7600 / ATI Radeon HD 2600
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended Specifications

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 @ 2.6 Ghz
  • Memory: 2 Gb
  • Hard Drive: 10 Gb free
  • Video Memory: 512 MB
  • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS / ATI Radeon HD 3850
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Other Requirements

“Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Microsoft DirectX, Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (ATL), Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, and AMD Dual Core Optimizer. (AMD optimizer required only for specific AMD processors to run the game correctly, but installs for all of them.)”

Duke Nukem Forever is due for release on June 10th worldwide, and then June 14th in North America, across Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 platforms.

Source: Gearboxity


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