Is your PC a bad enough dude to run Call of Duty: Black Ops? Luckily, you can now find out as the minimum specifications have been released today.

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows® Vista / XP / 7
  • Processor:Intel® Core™2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 or better
  • Memory: 2GB
  • HDD:12GB
  • Video: Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT / ATI Radeon® X1950Pro or better
  • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
  • DirectX: 9.0c

As you can see, they’re still fairly low for the standards of PC games these days, most likely thanks to the fact that games like this are created for consoles, not PCs. Of course for PC gamers on a budget, or just ones that haven’t upgraded in a few years, this trend is hardly heartbreaking. Let us know your stance in the comments below. Would you prefer not to have to upgrade, or would you like to see more heavy-duty games that show off what the PC can truly do?

D2D via Eurogamer via Shacknews