For those wondering how it runs on an old machine, here are my specs:
Core 2 Duo @ 1.8GHz
4GB DDR2 memory
Nvidia 9800 GT
I ran at 1440x900, textures high, physics high, shadows medium, anti-aliasing and vsync disabled. There were little bits of slow down when things got crazy, but for the most part it was solid. If I have performance problems with the full game I think I can get around them by turning off shadows, or maybe setting shadows to low and physics to low. Both (I think) stress the cpu, which is my weak link.
Here's my computer:
Pentium E2180 running at 2800 Mhz
4 GB RAM
Geforce 9600GT 512 MB
What I'm aiming for is 1680x1050 resolution with minimum details, would it work, or do I need to upgrade?
Unless somebody in beta has similar specs, I think you are going to have to wait and see. Your numbers are almost identical to mine, and from what I can tell, our video cards are good for about medium settings, CPU the same if we look at the minimum Intel score, but below the minimum AMD score.
My hope is that we should be able to run at medium, maybe with a couple things set to low. Shadows usually tax my machine in other games.
CPU Score: 1122
GPU Score: 931
Mine: (Core 2 Duo E4300 @ 1.8GHz, GeForce 9800 GT)
CPU Score: 1050
GPU Score: 916