If you’re planning on playing Mass Effect 3 on your PC rather than a console such as the Xbox 360 or the PlayStation 3, BioWare has just released both the minimum and recommended requirements that you would need in order to get the game up and running on your computer. According to BioWare:

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Minimum Spec:

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 Spec:

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

So do you think your computer has what it takes to run Mass Effect 3? Well if it doesn’t, you have at least until the 14th of February to make some upgrades which is when the demo of the game is expected to be released. If you’d like more information or read the FAQ that BioWare released with the system requirements, head on over to the BioWare forums.

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