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Mass Effect 3 demo: Minimum and recommended PC specs released

Wednesday, 18th January 2012 19:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Bioware has announced the minimum PC requirements and recommended specs needed to demo Mass Effect 3 come Valentine’s Day.

Posted on the official Bioware forums, the only real kicker is that Origin will be required and the multiplayer portion of the demo will be pulled March 5.

Otherwise, the requirements are rather banal.

Thanks, Shack.

Minimum requirements:

  • OS – Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7 (Supported chipsets: NVIDIA 7900 or better; ATI X1800 or better. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 9300, 8500, 8400, and 8300 are below minimum system requirements, as are AMD/ATI Radeon HD3200, HD3300, and HD4350. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.)
  • CPU – 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)
  • RAM – 1GB for XP / 2GB RAM for Vista/Win 7
  • Disc Drive – 1x speed
  • Hard Drive – 15 GB of free space
  • Video – 256 MB* (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)
  • Sound – DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • DirectX – DirectX 9.0c August 2009 (included)

Recommended specs:

  • OS – Windows XP SP3/Vista SP1, Win 7
  • CPU – 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)
  • RAM – 2GB for XP / 4GB RAM for Vista/Win 7
  • Disc Drive – 1x speed
  • Hard Drive – 15 GB of free space
  • Video – AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB or greater, NVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB or greater
  • Sound – DirectX 9.0c compatible

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8 Comments

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  1. f1r3storm

    Multiplayer will be shutdown March 5.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    @1 oh yeah god I am blind. Fixing. Thanks! :)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Maximum Payne

    Don’t understand ”multiplayer portion will be pulled March 5”.?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. freedoms_stain

    @3, demo multiplayer servers will be taken offline in that date.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Red Beast

    15GB for a demo.
    That’s a heck of a space.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    @5, that’s not the demo size, just how much free space you need on your HD to instal it.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. TerraZet

    I find it amusing how I have to pirate a demo just to play a game… Its like you really don’t want us to buy your game, Bioware keep up the shitty work, can’t wait for the tortanic to sink, its halfway there at the moment.

    come at me, biodrones.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. LOLshock94

    @7 im with you bro, thug life

    #8 3 years ago