CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3
8750 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2GB for 32-bit OS or 4GB for 64-bit OS
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon
HD 3870 512 MB
Can I run the game on Windows XP?
No, sorry. Since we upgraded the engine to use
DirectX11, Windows XP is no longer supported. It requires Windows Vista or
Will the game actually be playable on my
minimum spec machine?
Absolutely. We have tested extensively on a variety of
hardware and we are very confident in the performance even at the minimum
What engine is used for Black Ops II?
The Black Ops II engine builds upon the Black Ops
engine with a number of improvements including performance optimizations,
enhanced graphics, and proprietary anti-cheat technology.
What performance optimizations have you
introduced for Black Ops II?
Performance has been a top priority for Black Ops II
PC from day one and we have achieved significant improvements. We’ve improved
the way the engine handles multiple threads. Additionally, we moved the engine
from DX9 to DX11. The DX11 API is leaner than DX9 and requires less CPU time to
do the same amount of work. It is important to point out that this benefits the
entire range of supported GPUs, not just DX11 hardware. We have also added more
"quality vs performance” options than ever before so you can customize your
experience to either run faster or to satisfy your taste in eye candy.
You mentioned enhanced graphics for the PC
version. Can you tell us more about that?
Black Ops II PC features enhanced lighting, shadows,
antialiasing, bloom, depth of field, ambient occlusion, and other enhanced
effects that are still in the works. And the game can run at higher resolutions
and higher framerates on the PC.
Will there be a framerate cap?
No. Unless you want one. We have included an
adjustable FPS cap slider in the game options. The minimum setting is OFF (no