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Nvidia and Capcom bring out Resident Evil 6 benchmark app ahead of PC release

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Capcom wants PC gamers to be ready for the release of Resident Evil 6 on Windows. In association with Nvidia, they’ve brought out a benchmark application that tells Windows users how well the game will run on their machines. Minimum system requirements that are officially listed are an Intel Core2Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space and at least a Nvidia GeForce 8800GTS graphics card.

As with most ‘PC system requirements’ over the years, that’s not really saying much or very informative. So here’s some advice from an actual person who is a tech writer/PC gamer such as myself: If you have a laptop or desktop with Intel graphics bought in the past 2 years, you’ll probably be able to run the game at very low settings and gameplay may not be smooth. If you have a 2 year old or newer laptop with a dedicated AMD/Nvidia graphics card (look for the sticker or specs sheet), you can play the game smoothly but how high you can go in settings will depend on your graphics card model. If you have a self-built computer, chances are you know what you’re doing and I’ll let you carry on.

Resident Evil 6 for PC will launch on March 22 with an exclusive No Mercy mode which includes additional enemies so you can get higher scores than you would on a console. A new Siege multiplayer mode and 3 more multiplayer add-ons will also be available shortly after release.

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