Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is about to kick off its open beta on PC, and Activision has released the 16GB of system memory.
Activision reminds us that these specs are "for the beta only", but given that the game hits shelves in just over a month on October 25, we can not imagine the devs have misjudged things so badly that – if anything – will change.
OS  OS  OS: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-bit (19659002) 1709 or later)
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)  CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K or AMD equivalent
- Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB / GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
- HDD: 45GB
- Memory: 16GB
- DirectX 12
A GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon RX 580 is equipped with state-of-the-art warfare systems
These days, 16GB of system.
These days, 16GB is recommended.
These days, 16GB of system Battlefield 5 or Forza Horizon 4 are demanding 12GB, while others like Battlefield 5 or Forza Horizon 4 are demanding 12GB, which is still more than 8GB that many folks still happily run with).
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DX12 on Windows 7?
Modern Warfare stipulates a DX12 system as well as a minimum requirement.
So that means the latest episode of call of Duty is Windows 10 only, then? Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 10 64-bit.
So while Windows 8 gamers can forget it – all three of them, ahem – apparently Windows 7 is good to go, unless some child of a mistake has been made with the spec details here. Perhaps Infinity Ward has made this DX12 trickery via Microsoft's recent work to get DirectX 12 games running on Windows 7 (which Blizzard used to produce a DX12 version of World of Warcraft for Windows 7).
Although this is the case – and we have no idea, we're only guessing here – then Windows 7 gamers will not get the best experience in terms of smooth frame rates. That's because DX12 games will not run as well on the older OS because it does not have the same optimizations on Windows 10.
Anyhow, it's interesting to see how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare runs on these operating systems (and in general) when the open beta begins later today at 10am PT (6pm UK time). PC gamers will have to wait until Friday, September 20, at 6pm PT (which will be 2am early Saturday morning for those in the
Anyone can pre-load the Modern Warfare client on Battle.net now, though, to be ready for action when kick-off time rolls around.