Diablo III Beta System Requirements

  • #1
    So there are people wondering if their computers/graphics cards etc will support Diablo 3 and Blizzard have finally published a system requirements page: http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=40446

    Please note that these system requirements are only for the Diablo III Beta, and are likely to change (reducing the requirements) before the retail release.

    "Can my system run it?" Read the FAQ first!


    MINIMUM SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

    PC
    OS: Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Latest Service Packs) with DirectX® 9.0c
    Processor: Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 4400+
    Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better

    Mac
    OS: Mac® OS X 10.6.8 or newer | Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo
    Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better

    All Platforms
    HD Space: 12 GB available HD space | Memory: 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista®/
    Windows® 7 users, 2 GB for Mac® users) | Drive: DVD-ROM drive | Internet: Broadband Internet
    connection | Display: 1024x768 minimum display resolution

    (Note: Be advised that some wireless connections do not meet the minimums required to be a true Broadband Internet connecton. Wireless results may vary.)


    RECOMMENDED SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

    PC
    OS: Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 (Latest Service Packs) | Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
    or AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz | Memory: 2 GB RAM | Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or
    ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better

    Mac
    OS: Mac® OS X 10.7 or newer | Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo | Memory: 2 GB RAM
    Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M or ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 or better
  • #2
    Seems good enough and i do think i will run it on the highest settings.
  • #3
    i'LL BLOW THIS THING BUT THERE IS A 1024x768 minimum resolution?
    Not even Death will save you from Diablo Bunny's Cuteness!


  • #4
    Yes you can do 1024x768.
  • #5
    ...very nice...thnx for posting... :)
  • #6
    not bad at all... quite possible that it will run on highest settings even on older machines... how they do that?!
  • #7
    This thread should be stickied.
  • #8
    +1


    Metaphorically, my computer is a Barbarian, and those system req. are a fallen, in Act I, normal mode...
    Easy, Lucky, Free
  • #9

    This thread should be stickied.


    It's actually a pretty good idea.

    Stickied.

    Many thanks to Caniroth for the awesome sig!
  • #10
    Sounds good, should have no problem maxing it out on 1920x1080 then!
  • #11
    I wasn't saying its an odd res or a hard res to achieve playable framrates on, I have a 6970 this thing will make SC2 at 1080p 0 lag until a 400v400 battle comes. But i find it weird that they have a higher than HD resolution for MINIMUM. Some people really don't have HD displays, now you want them to go slightly past 720p? It just doesn't make alot of sense to me. Maybe this will be lowered for the actual game, but still it's odd they have min beta specs at 1024x768
    Not even Death will save you from Diablo Bunny's Cuteness!


  • #12

    I wasn't saying its an odd res or a hard res to achieve playable framrates on, I have a 6970 this thing will make SC2 at 1080p 0 lag until a 400v400 battle comes. But i find it weird that they have a higher than HD resolution for MINIMUM. Some people really don't have HD displays, now you want them to go slightly past 720p? It just doesn't make alot of sense to me. Maybe this will be lowered for the actual game, but still it's odd they have min beta specs at 1024x768


    1024*768 is standard for.. I think old 15" screens. The days when widescreen screens were scarce and everything was in 4:3. It being "over 720p" isn't really true. 720p is 1280×720 and gl finding a screens that runs that resolution :).

    Also here are some stats pulled from wikipedia on resolution usage (on the internet):

    Resolution % of Internet Users
    Higher than 1024×768 85.1%
    Less than or equal to 1280×1024 77.7+%
    1280×1024 14.8%
    1024×768 13.8%
    800×600 0.6%
    Lower than 800×600 0%
  • #13
    hmm nice... Not too bad.

    Think I could max it at 60fps? rig is in my sig, and I play at 1920x1080. I mean I'm fairly certain that I can, because I get like 100 fps in SC2 and 60-70 when there's a battle in 1v1.

    Usually recommended is for 30 fps on high settings, not including ultra or anything.
    CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition OC'd @ 4.0 GHz
    GPU: Saphire 6870 OC'd 15%
    RAM: 4 GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 MHZ
    PSU: 650W Corsair Enthusiast
    OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • #14
    lol.. 1024x768
    My phone has a better resolution.

    Go spend $10 and get a new moniter from a reuse center
    Or take an old one from work

    Jk... you dont have a job that uses computers, bunny boy
  • #15
    Nice to see an old card like my GTX 260 under rec. requirements, figured I'd be fine though I can run SC2 on max settings.
  • #16


    I wasn't saying its an odd res or a hard res to achieve playable framrates on, I have a 6970 this thing will make SC2 at 1080p 0 lag until a 400v400 battle comes. But i find it weird that they have a higher than HD resolution for MINIMUM. Some people really don't have HD displays, now you want them to go slightly past 720p? It just doesn't make alot of sense to me. Maybe this will be lowered for the actual game, but still it's odd they have min beta specs at 1024x768


    1024*768 is standard for.. I think old 15" screens. The days when widescreen screens were scarce and everything was in 4:3. It being "over 720p" isn't really true. 720p is 1280×720 and gl finding a screens that runs that resolution :).

    Also here are some stats pulled from wikipedia on resolution usage (on the internet):

    Resolution % of Internet Users
    Higher than 1024×768 85.1%
    Less than or equal to 1280×1024 77.7+%
    1280×1024 14.8%
    1024×768 13.8%
    800×600 0.6%
    Lower than 800×600 0%


    Oh I stand corrected I thought because it was more than 720 pixels wide it was bigger than 720p, guess not because of the Aspect ratio and length in pixels. Good info though. Now I see why they made that move, although I'd want to see what D3 looks like at 800x600 just for some nostalgia.

    To athene_wins all i have to say is... I have a 1080p screen and run it fine with a 6970... Don't make fun of my bunnies just cause your jealous. and your phone certainly does not have a higher res than 1024x768. Highest right now is apple's retina display.
    Not even Death will save you from Diablo Bunny's Cuteness!


  • #17
    No. Apple's display is beaten by quite a bit now
    Still really nice. Beaten though.
  • #18
    Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better

    When referring to minimum i would assume these specs would be needed to run the game at 800x600 and every setting on low.

    While I do understand that pretty much everyone reading this will have way better systems than these minimums, it seems weird to me that having a dedicated GPU is pretty much a requirement if you even want to play pc games now.

    I feel as though i must be mistaken in my thinking seeing that most people purchasing the game will be casual and not even know what a video card is. Especially since it should run fine on older systems. Does that refer to older gaming systems that most here have built or just 'older system'?

    Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
  • #19
    I have been waiting for Diablo III so I can get a new PC. I will actually need four (as there are four of me), however my challenge and financial problems are not your concern :) So my question, is 'recommended' going to give me everything or what is the absolute best system that will give me everything turned on?

    Also, what bandwidth do I need? Currently I have a 56K modem - will that be enough or should I look to upgrade, especially as there will be four of us accessing it simultaneously all with everything turned on?

    ps. awesome site, excellent casts, my source of Diablo nutrition for months... top job!
  • #20
    .....56k still exists? ... of course you can't game on 56k... not possible anymore.


    .....can't tell if troll.
    CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition OC'd @ 4.0 GHz
    GPU: Saphire 6870 OC'd 15%
    RAM: 4 GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaw 1600 MHZ
    PSU: 650W Corsair Enthusiast
    OS: Windows 7 64-bit
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