Specs for DOOM III?

Posted on 2004-11-29
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Where can I find reliable specs for DOOM III?

Meaning...what hardware do I need in my PC to run it?  Please give MIN specs as well as DREAM machine specs.  Somwhere in th middle is where I will go.
Question by:knowlton
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    This may help:

    My current system:

    P4 2.0 gigHertz
    256 MB RAM
    32 MB motherboard integrated Video Card (sucks, I know)
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    Found this online:

    3D Hardware Accelerator Card Required - 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card and the latest drivers*.
    English version of Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP
    Pentium® IV 1.5 GHz or Athlon® XP 1500+ processor or higher
    384MB RAM
    8x Speed CD-ROM drive (1200KB/sec sustained transfer rate) and latest drivers
    2.2GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 400MB for Windows® swap file)
    100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers
    100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers
    DirectX® 9.0b (included)
    Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
    Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers
    LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers
    Important Note: *Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D accelerator features utilized by Doom 3. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX 9.0b compatibility. This product does not support Microsoft® Windows® 95/98/ME or NT.
    ATI® Radeon(tm) 8500
    ATI® Radeon(tm) 9000
    ATI® Radeon(tm) 9200
    ATI® Radeon(tm) 9500
    ATI® Radeon(tm) 9600
    ATI® Radeon(tm) 9700
    ATI® Radeon(tm) 9800
    All nVidia® GeForce(tm) 3/Ti series
    All nVidia® GeForce(tm) 4MX series
    All nVidia® GeForce(tm) 4/Ti series
    All nVidia® GeForce(tm) FX series
    nVidia® GeForce(tm) 6800
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    so if you have your answer already, have this Q removed...
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    Accepted Solution

    For more specifics, look at Ars Technica's buyer's guide.  Their Budget Box will run Doom 3 (barely, but better than most at that price range) and their Hot Rod is a good example of a well-designed high-end system.  They list specific, proven hardware that's a good balance of performance and value.  They also offer alternatives based on budget and usage.  Skip the God Box, which is overkill, particularly for game-playing.

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