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Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support

Call of Duty Forum offers minimum system specifications for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, revealing the upcoming first-person shooter sequel will not support Windows XP (thanks Destructoid/GameSpy). Word is: "Since we upgraded the engine to use DirectX11, Windows XP is no longer supported. It requires Windows Vista or later." They also outline PC-specific enhancements: "Black Ops II PC features enhanced lighting, shadows, antialiasing, bloom, depth of field, ambient occlusion, and other enhanced effects that are still in the works. And the game can run at higher resolutions and higher framerates on the PC." Here are the specifications:

OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7
CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2GB for 32-bit OS or 4GB for 64-bit OS
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB

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31. Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! Sep 5, 2012, 19:29 hb3d
 
Tigger wrote on Sep 5, 2012, 14:39:
Then there really is no point to trying it out. Hyper-V won't install if you don't have virtualization enabled in the BIOS (at least it didn't in Windows 2008 and 2008 R2).
You missed my point. My point was that you should be able to disable hardware virtualization in VMware without uninstalling it or changing your BIOS setting so you can test Hyper-V.

Without HW virtualization, you'd need to have a real monster of a machine to get good performance out of a VM.
I've run VMware on PC's which didn't have hardware virtualization because Intel left it out as an incentive to buy a more expensive CPU, and the performance was still usable for general use. I didn't try gaming.

Yeah, I don't think Microsoft is going for the legacy gaming market with Hyper-V. I think what they are going for is server consolidation (Windows Server), testing and backwards compat (Windows 8).
Putting virtualization in a consumer OS like Windows 7 and 8 and then not being able to use it for any applications which use Direct3D or OpenGL is just pointless. A server can get away with only running 2D apps, but a consumer PC can't. Even business applications like many of Adobe's products have 3D functionality. Microsoft has no excuse for doing that especially since it develops Direct3D.

 
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  1. Sep 4, 15:37 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Viper114
  3. Sep 4, 15:56  Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Mastaba
  4. Sep 4, 16:16   Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support elefunk
  5. Sep 4, 16:19   Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support TheEmissary
  6. Sep 4, 16:25    Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Flatline
  9. Sep 4, 17:27     Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Trevellian
  10. Sep 4, 17:44      Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support killer_roach
  13. Sep 4, 18:10     Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support nin
  14. Sep 4, 18:16      Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Beelzebud
  15. Sep 4, 18:58       Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Wookiestick
  18. Sep 4, 19:29     Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. hb3d
  21. Sep 4, 20:16      Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. eRe4s3r
  22. Sep 4, 20:22       Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. Bill Borre
  23. Sep 4, 20:43       Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. hb3d
  24. Sep 4, 20:56        Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. eRe4s3r
  25. Sep 4, 21:08         Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. hb3d
  26. Sep 4, 22:02          Re: Windows 7 was not exclusively 64-bit because of compatibility issues. Tigger
  27. Sep 5, 06:09           Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! hb3d
  28. Sep 5, 08:09            Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! Tigger
  29. Sep 5, 09:20             Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! hb3d
  30. Sep 5, 14:39              Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! Tigger
>> 31. Sep 5, 19:29               Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! hb3d
  32. Sep 6, 14:13                Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! Tigger
  33. Sep 7, 11:37                 Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! hb3d
  34. Sep 7, 13:13                  Re: Do it! Come on, do it! Do it now! Tigger
  2. Sep 4, 15:53 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Bet
  7. Sep 4, 16:35 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support NegaDeath
  8. Sep 4, 16:48  Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Bet
  11. Sep 4, 17:47 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support DangerDog
  12. Sep 4, 18:03 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support ChopperDan
  16. Sep 4, 19:02 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support NegaDeath
  17. Sep 4, 19:05 No XP support means no Linux support with WINE. hb3d
  19. Sep 4, 19:45  Re: No XP support means no Linux support with WINE. DangerDog
  20. Sep 4, 19:52 Re: Black Ops 2 Specs; No XP Support Rea1One


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