Star Citizen Leaves Some CPUs Behind

Roberts Space Industries announces they are no longer supporting processors without Advanced Vector Extension support in Star Citizen (thanks Tom's Hardware). Thus their space game announced a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away will not support CPUs released prior to 2011::
We wanted to give you a heads up that we'll be updating our minimum system requirements with the update coming to the RSI Launcher tomorrow. Specifically, AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions) CPU technology will be a requirement going forward. It's important to note that only older CPUs don't utilize this technology, and we expect very few of you to be impacted by this change.

AVX technology was introduced with Intel's Sandy Bridge processor and AMD's Bulldozer processor (both released in 2011). This means that processors that pre-date this will no longer be able to effectively launch Star Citizen from the updated launcher.
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Oct 11, 2020, 23:09
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Re: Star Citizen Leaves Some CPUs Behind Oct 11, 2020, 23:09
Oct 11, 2020, 23:09
 Slick
 
Some pretty good yuks in this thread, so I guess it's time for ol' uncle buzzkill to remind people of some basics:

1) 8 years of development, they still have a half-decade buffer to become one of the longest dev cycles ever.

2) Devs don't require higher CPU specs, so people don't buy better CPUs, so devs say: "look at the steam survey! we only need to target a 2500k!". And we have a backwards-compatible future gaming hellscape that we cannot escape from where the target system is still a mid-tier laptop CPU from 2013.

NOW HEAR THIS.
For your transgressions you shall be labeled a shill, called an idiot and anytime you mention facts or disagree with a tribe member you will henceforth be known as a troll. The best you can hope for is that the labels won't haunt your offspring. -RedEye9
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