Splinter Cell: Blacklist PC requirements revealed

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Think your PC has what it takes to do some covert assassinations to the tune of some night vision goggles lighting up? How the hell should I know, I’m not privy to this information dammit! What I do happen to know though, is that you’ll need a decent-sized rig in order to run Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Graphic card-breaking leaks after the jump.

According to the recommended PC requirements released by Ubisoft, you’ll need to be packing this much heat in order to run the game:

Minimum

  • OS: Windows XP (SP3) / Windows Vista (SP2) / Windows 7 (SP1) / Windows 8
  • Processor: 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 or 2.80 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB DirectX 10–compliant with Shader Model 4.0 or higher
  • DirectX: 9
  • Hard Drive: 25 GB HD space
  • Sound: DirectX 10–compliant DirectX 9.0c–compliant
  • Additional Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)

Recommended

  • Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 or 3.00 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • DirectX: 11
  • Hard Drive: 25 GB HD space
  • Sound: 5.1 surround sound
  • Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)

I honestly have no idea if those requirements are strenuous for modern day PCs, but I’m confident that my Voodoo 3000 3D Accelerator card should be able to handle this game on my brand new Pentium 400 MHZ PC.

As for console gamers, they’ll need the following in order to play the game:

  • A Playstation 3 for the PS3 version of the game
  • A Xbox 360 for the Xbox 360 version of the game
  • A smug attitude

Splinter Cell Blacklist is out August 23.

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Author:Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Uberutang

    I have a 7 year old PC at home that can run above recommended. Dynamic fish seems to be light on resources.

    And Darryn for somebody who writes about GAMES you might need to brush up on your Tech lingo.

    • Admiral Chief Zombie Slayer

      Indeed. Except my GPU, the rest is old, and still loving it

    • Major Commodore 64 Darryn B

      Nah, that’s what Geoff is for.

    • Thats_how_I_Troll

      I must agree, thought his is gonna have at least an I5 recommended…. and then the Acer predator pic from nearly 10 years ago… Darrynn, have you been visiting Anstek for consumer advice???

    • Brady miaau

      Nah, is part of his lack of charm, that

    • Sageville

      Yeah, but Ubertangs 7 year old PC was probably some military grade prototype that would probably knock the current mid-range PC to pieces, probably running on lazers, Yup, it’s always the lazers…

  • ElimiNathan

    Lol is that a joke ? Seems way too low, the HDD space requirement is quite a shitload though

    • Tbone187

      Max Payne 3 was like 32 gb…

      • ElimiNathan

        So 25 Gb isn’t allot ?

        • Tbone187

          Hehe…It certainly is…just saying,, I was quite shocked at Max Payne’s requirement as well…

          • ElimiNathan

            Ye. Then again, sometimes Planetside 2 has like 5 gig updates

  • Spathi

    My PC will do just fine, but I suspect I’ll have to make use of the “turbo” button on the box though..

    • Brady miaau

      Cracked a smile, that did. Thanks!

      I remember DigDug, play, play, push the turbo button, screen goes crazy quick and you die!

      • Sageville

        Werd!

      • Spathi

        That and Alley Cat. Thing became possessed when I “overclocked” my PC to 2.33Mhz!

  • Thats_how_I_Troll

    decent-sized rig: Recommended

    Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 or 3.00 GHz AMD Phenom II X4 940 or better
    Memory: 4 GB RAM
    DirectX: 11
    Hard Drive: 25 GB HD space
    Sound: 5.1 surround sound
    Other Requirements: Broadband Internet connection
    Additional Peripherals Supported: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset, optional controller (Xbox 360 Controller for Windows recommended)

    Decent sized? Can still run that on my old PC that the kids use… Where have you been the last few years, and dont say PE cause I am from PE….

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    I hope this ain’t another poor PC port from Ubi.

    • Theo Steenekamp

      Watch dogs will be the same, I’m smelling console ports *sniff sniff

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Pffft that’s not a Splinter Cell PC. Orange is only camouflage if you’re walking on the Sun.

  • HvR

    As for console gamers, they’ll need the following in order to play the game:
    A Playstation 3 for the PS3 version of the game
    A Xbox 360 for the Xbox 360 version of the game
    R400 extra to spend on the game

  • InsanityFlea
  • Corrie Botha

    Yes! playable at recommended , now just to get the game

  • Jonah Cash

    Wow, in my youth I use to know what all that jumble meant…. I lost track somewhere, oh wait they brought out machines that I plugged into my TV which I only have to upgrade every 5-10 years… (Flame suit on)

  • R4geGam3r

    Wheres the graphics card requirements for Recommended?

  • spades

    since I only have a 4.2ghz 8-core CPU and a Geforce 680 signature 2 edition and 16gb of DDRIII. Doubt my PC can handle this.

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