Call of Duty Black Ops 2 PC Technical Review

Product: Call of Duty Black Ops 2
Company: Activision
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Eric Amidon
Date: November 20th, 2012

Introduction, setup, requirements

Developer Treyarch has returned to Call of Duty with Black Ops 2, now its fourth big game in the shooter franchise, succeeding 2010's Black Ops.

Like with that one, PC features up the wazoo have been promised. As for whether or not Treyarch has delivered, read on for a light technical analysis.

Test Setup

  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM
  • Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 12.11 beta 8, no CAP
  • Resolution: 1680x1050
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7. Windows XP is not supported
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB for 32-bit OS or 4 GB for 64-bit OS
    • Hard Drive: 16GB free space
    • Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB