Mass Effect 2 System Reqs and Piracy Protection Detailed

Mass Effect 2 System Reqs and Piracy Protection Detailed


BioWare revealed today the system requirements and recommended settings for playing Mass Effect 2 on PC – as you can imagine, they’re pretty hefty.

Additionally, rather than requiring PC owners to authenticate their copy via a strict online DRM, if you pick up the boxed retail version, you will be able to simply enter a key code and be subject to a disc check.

DRM details and Official rig spec lists below.

Press Release:

Digital Rights Management (DRM) – The boxed/retail PC version of Mass Effect 2 will use only a basic disk check and it will not require online authentication. This is the same method as Dragon Age: Origins. Digital versions will use the retailers’ protection system.

PC Minimum System Requirements

OS = Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7

Processor = 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU

Memory = 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RAM for Windows

Vista and Windows 7

Hard Drive = 15 GB

DVD ROM = 1x Speed

Sound Card = DirectX 9.0c compatible

Direct X = DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)

Input = Keyboard / Mouse

Video Card = 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support). Supported Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350 are below minimum system requirements. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.

PC Recommended Settings

Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7

2.6+ GHz Cure 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPU


ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, or better recommended

100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers

DirectX August 2008

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