System requirements revealed for Champions Online

Cryptic today revealed the minimum and recommended specs for Champions Online and they contain some happy and interesting surprises. Happy, because the overall requirements are fairly low, especially if you're the kind of person who plays MMOs on any sort of regular basis. Interesting, because for a game coming out a little under two months before Windows 7 hits retail, there's strangely no mention of support for the new Microsoft operating system.

We know that the current beta runs on Windows 7, but that's true of many older games released in the Vista era. Given the low upgrade prices currently being offered and the positive buzz surrounding the new OS, there'll probably be a decent amount of early adopters come October 22nd. Still, beyond that small curiosity, we'd have to say the required and recommended specs for Champions Online are definitely good. As an added bonus, this makes another delay beyond September highly unlikely -- as does the announced open beta, we suppose.

Check out the minimum and recommended system requirements after the break.
  • OS:Windows XP/Vista
  • CPU:2.5GHz Single Core or 1.8GHz Dual Core
  • Memory:1GB RAM
  • Video:NVIDIA GeForce 7800 / ATI Radeon X700 or HD / Intel Graphics with Dual Core
  • Sound:DirectX Compatible Soundcard
  • HDD:5GB Free Disk Space
  • Network:ADSL / Cable Modem
  • Disc:DVD-ROM
  • Driver:DirectX 9.0c

Recommended System Configuration

  • OS:Windows XP/Vista
  • CPU:2GHz Dual Core or Better
  • Memory:2GB RAM or Better
  • Video:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or Better / ATI Radeon HD3850 or Better
  • Sound:DirectX Compatible Soundcard
  • HDD:5GB Free Disk Space
  • Network:ADSL / Cable Modem or Better
  • Disc:DVD-ROM
  • Driver:DirectX 9.0c

To check if your computer meets the minimum system specifications:

  1. Click Start, then Run.
  2. In the Open box, enter dxdiag.
    1. Vista users will have to click through any approval dialogs which appear due to User Account Control settings
  3. Click OK to launch the DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
  4. Click Yes.
  5. Review your system specifications by clicking on the related tabs:
    • System: Operating system, processor, and RAM. Note that Intel Dual-Core processors are named "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU"
    • Display: Graphics card manufacturer and chip type
    • Input: Keyboard and mouse
This article was originally published on Massively.