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CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM

Call of Duty website now offers system specifications for Call of Duty: Ghosts, revealing the PC edition has a surprisingly steep 6MB RAM minimum requirement (thanks DSOGaming). Here are the specs:

Minimum System Requirements:

OS:
Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit
CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better
Memory: 6 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 40 GB
Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 / ATI® Radeon™ HD 5870 or better
Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
DirectX®: DirectX® 11
Internet: Broadband Internet connection for Steam and Online Multiplayer.

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56. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 25, 2013, 11:33 Scheherazade
 
nin wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 08:42:
Firefox alone is ~2gigs.
I use 'tabmix plus' and do multiple windows with multiple tab rows.
I never close a tab if I ever intend to return to that page. A few hundred tabs are open right now.

And that would be your problem.


Keep in mind, I have 32, not 8.

For a 32 gig system, a 2 gigs goes by unnoticed.

-scheherazade

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55. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 25, 2013, 08:42 nin
 
Firefox alone is ~2gigs.
I use 'tabmix plus' and do multiple windows with multiple tab rows.
I never close a tab if I ever intend to return to that page. A few hundred tabs are open right now.

And that would be your problem.

 
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54. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 25, 2013, 04:01 Scheherazade
 
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53. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 25, 2013, 03:27 Scheherazade
 
Shineyguy wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 10:27:
nin wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 08:48:
El Pit wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 01:42:
Scheherazade wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 20:06:
To be fair, what computer doesn't have 8 gigs these days...

16 is pretty much standard, and new builds are either 16 or 32.

Unless it's an econo-build, in which case you have 8, and it's enough anyways.

-scheherazade

A lot of gamers use Steam. So, what does the Steam hardware survey tell us?

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
2 GB - 11.88%
4 GB - 21.46%
8 GB - 25.42%
12 GB or higher - 10.60%

Nope. 16 GB or 32 GB are unusual.

I've had 8 for three years or so, but I see no reason to buy more, as I'm not using all I have right now...


I have 16GB in my 2500k machine, but that's just because it cost around $100 at the time that I bought my two 2x4GB kits.

I've had 32 gigs for 2 years now.

Most of it is in use as system cache (22gigs).
My computer is never turned off, so eventually most files I touch end up residing in ram.

The sum of my executables is only 6.57 gigs right now, just in desktop.

Firefox alone is ~2gigs.
I use 'tabmix plus' and do multiple windows with multiple tab rows.
I never close a tab if I ever intend to return to that page. A few hundred tabs are open right now.

I also have 3ds max open 24/7, and visual studio open 24/7.

Desktop CPU usage is between 0% and 1%, so I'm not bogged down by the open crap. It's just stuff I don't need to close.

I play games at 120fps + 120hz at 2560x1440 without any hiccups, in 'full screen window' mode, so I can read forums and B.S. on another monitor while waiting to respawn (Fullscreen 'window mode' to avoid having to minimize the game when selecting the browser), etc.

Everything is organized across 8 virtual desktops for easy modality (not to be confused with Virtual Machines).

...

That said, I recognize that most people are playing on their parent's computer from walmart/best-buy, and are not on custom builds.

And that said, you could buy 8gigs for less than the price of a [non-indie] game for about a year now... other than just since recently after a factory fire hit supply and drove the prices up.

-scheherazade

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52. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2013, 16:45 Rigs
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 13:10:
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 11:10:
16 gigs..... 4 as a memory cache. I'd go at least 8 now for sure, but more like 12 minimum. You want a little extra headroom vs consoles. The nice thing with the Ram is you can have a lot open in the background and everything still runs grand. The days of close everything to play a game are long gone.

And thank God for that. Oops, I want to play Half-Life. Time to stop half of my processes so I can get as much performance as possible. I do not miss that at all.

Reminds me of the old DOS days...'Oh, damn, just not enough to fit DOS, my soundcard, my cd-rom and the mouse all into HIGH memory...hmmm, guess I don't really need sound, right?'

Then, a couple of quiet hours later...

'Fuck it! The cd-rom's goin'!'


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51. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 13:10 Agent.X7
 
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 11:10:
16 gigs..... 4 as a memory cache. I'd go at least 8 now for sure, but more like 12 minimum. You want a little extra headroom vs consoles. The nice thing with the Ram is you can have a lot open in the background and everything still runs grand. The days of close everything to play a game are long gone.

And thank God for that. Oops, I want to play Half-Life. Time to stop half of my processes so I can get as much performance as possible. I do not miss that at all.
 
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50. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 11:10 HorrorScope
 
16 gigs..... 4 as a memory cache. I'd go at least 8 now for sure, but more like 12 minimum. You want a little extra headroom vs consoles. The nice thing with the Ram is you can have a lot open in the background and everything still runs grand. The days of close everything to play a game are long gone.  
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49. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 10:27 Shineyguy
 
nin wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 08:48:
El Pit wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 01:42:
Scheherazade wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 20:06:
To be fair, what computer doesn't have 8 gigs these days...

16 is pretty much standard, and new builds are either 16 or 32.

Unless it's an econo-build, in which case you have 8, and it's enough anyways.

-scheherazade

A lot of gamers use Steam. So, what does the Steam hardware survey tell us?

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
2 GB - 11.88%
4 GB - 21.46%
8 GB - 25.42%
12 GB or higher - 10.60%

Nope. 16 GB or 32 GB are unusual.

I've had 8 for three years or so, but I see no reason to buy more, as I'm not using all I have right now...


I have 16GB in my 2500k machine, but that's just because it cost around $100 at the time that I bought my two 2x4GB kits.
 
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48. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 08:48 nin
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 01:42:
Scheherazade wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 20:06:
To be fair, what computer doesn't have 8 gigs these days...

16 is pretty much standard, and new builds are either 16 or 32.

Unless it's an econo-build, in which case you have 8, and it's enough anyways.

-scheherazade

A lot of gamers use Steam. So, what does the Steam hardware survey tell us?

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
2 GB - 11.88%
4 GB - 21.46%
8 GB - 25.42%
12 GB or higher - 10.60%

Nope. 16 GB or 32 GB are unusual.

I've had 8 for three years or so, but I see no reason to buy more, as I'm not using all I have right now...

 
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47. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 24, 2013, 07:26 Rigs
 
Bah! Not that I'm going to be playing COD: Follow That Dog! anyway but I did have 8gigs in my machine a few months ago. I built a new box for my Mom with a nice AMD A6 (yeah, I skimped, shoot me! She plays on FB and reads email, she doesn't need an i7!), my old(-ish) HD5770 (the reason for giving her that was an excuse for me to get an HD7850...I'm such a bastard! Flush ), and again, skimped on the RAM with only 2gigs of DDR3. She was only using win7x32 so I figured it'd be enough. Well, not quite. Things were sluggish and Firefox would typically slow the system down to a crawl with more than 2 tabs open, especially if they had any JAVA or Flash running in them. So, not having any spare cash after having bought GTA5, I sacrificed 2gigs from my system to hers, giving her 4gigs. Windows7x32 only sees 3.5gigs of it, but that's fine. At least it helped her system become nice and smooth and no more complaints of it slowing down while playing Pet Rescue! *gag*

However, while I figured the 2gigs I took out wouldn't really have an effect on my Win7x64 system, I was dead wrong! Everything is slower now. Apps load slower, the system shuts down slower. I think it even boots slower, even though it's on an SSD already. So my next upgrade will definitely be another 6gigs for this system, up to 12gig total. I don't want to dick around and have to go upgrade again in a year because 8 or 10gigs isn't enough. I only have 4 slots, so I have to manage wisely. (FYI, I have an i5/750-2.66ghz (first gen) on a Gigabyte P55M-UD2, in case you were curious)

=-Rigs-=
 
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46. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 04:11 Sleep
 
Hmmm i mght buy this now as the answer to the question "why put 8 gigs in man, youre just wasting money." Ha! COD Ghosts! Ha!  
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45. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 03:49 Raptor
 
Chill everyone. I'm sure there will be a DLC released to allow for 4GB of RAM and probably menu options to tone down the fish in the sea.  
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44. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 03:39 Numinar
 
This is an outrage. They have any idea how much my 512kb chip ram upgrade cost for my Amiga 500? I only just upgraded it in 1991! I wanted to get at least 25 years out of that upgrade. I'm not made of money!

Guess no CODDOG for me this Christmas...
 
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43. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 02:37 El Pit
 
JeffD wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 02:08:
El Pit wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 01:42:
2 GB - 11.88%
4 GB - 21.46%
8 GB - 25.42%
12 GB or higher - 10.60%

wow 8gb is the norm? I feel so bad now with my still 4gb gaming pc.

Don't feel bad. This happens to every man in his life. It's okay.
 
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42. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 02:31 eRe4s3r
 
Jerykk wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 01:28:
I'm fine with the memory requirement, even if it does seem excessive for a CoD game, but 40 gigs of HD space? Really? That's bigger than most MMOs. How exactly does a 4 hour shooter have that much content? Maybe every single texture in the game is 4096x4096? That's the only thing I can think of.

1080p cutscenes

At least if the previous COD is any indication.... that had em after each mission. And 2 hours of HD video not encoded with state-of-the-art x.264 easily go beyond 10GB, add to that voice acting in X different languages and a crappy engine with large map (file) sizes and you easily get to 40GB

Especially if the game uses different "packages" for different modules (SP/MP) etc. Never underestimate laziness of AAA developers.

Also texture size can be a factor, don't understimate how large a 2048x2048 or 4096x4096 texture in a game can actually be... because it's a lot more than just a single file that compromises a texture nowadays.

Of course, just because they say you need 40GB of HDD space, doesn't mean the game is 40GB large

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41. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 02:08 JeffD
 
El Pit wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 01:42:
2 GB - 11.88%
4 GB - 21.46%
8 GB - 25.42%
12 GB or higher - 10.60%

wow 8gb is the norm? I feel so bad now with my still 4gb gaming pc.
 
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40. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 01:53 Agent.X7
 
Jerykk wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 01:28:
I'm fine with the memory requirement, even if it does seem excessive for a CoD game, but 40 gigs of HD space? Really? That's bigger than most MMOs. How exactly does a 4 hour shooter have that much content? Maybe every single texture in the game is 4096x4096? That's the only thing I can think of.

That's why I asked if they are using the Rage engine. It's the only shooter I can think of that was that big. For no reason, really, since mega-textures mega-sucked. My Guild Wars 2 folder isn't even 20GB.
 
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39. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 01:42 El Pit
 
Scheherazade wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 20:06:
To be fair, what computer doesn't have 8 gigs these days...

16 is pretty much standard, and new builds are either 16 or 32.

Unless it's an econo-build, in which case you have 8, and it's enough anyways.

-scheherazade

A lot of gamers use Steam. So, what does the Steam hardware survey tell us?

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
2 GB - 11.88%
4 GB - 21.46%
8 GB - 25.42%
12 GB or higher - 10.60%

Nope. 16 GB or 32 GB are unusual.

This comment was edited on Oct 24, 2013, 01:48.
 
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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38. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 01:28 Jerykk
 
I'm fine with the memory requirement, even if it does seem excessive for a CoD game, but 40 gigs of HD space? Really? That's bigger than most MMOs. How exactly does a 4 hour shooter have that much content? Maybe every single texture in the game is 4096x4096? That's the only thing I can think of.  
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37. Re: CoD Ghost Requires 6MB of RAM Oct 24, 2013, 01:07 Cutter
 
mrBallistic wrote on Oct 24, 2013, 00:47:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 23, 2013, 23:38:
However, I do much more than email, play Facebook games and watch a midget tongue punch a tranny's fart box on Redtube.

that right there almost cost me my drink. brilliant turn of phrase, that.

That's like every waiter in the world always giggles to themself when people ask for a house salad and they ask if they like their salad tossed.
 
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