Secret World PC Technical Review

Product: The Secret World
Company: Funcom
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: July 3rd, 2012

Introduction, test setup, requirements

Funcom's third MMORPG following 2008's Age of Conan is here after years of hyping. The Secret World is not your usual sort: it's low fantasy, meaning it sports a modern setting but with supernatural forces about.

As a PC exclusive, there's considerably less to worry about here technically speaking. Nevertheless, it's important to see how the game performs and also what features it offers for the discerning PC player. Read on if you're interested.

Test Setup

  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (1333 mhZ)
  • Graphics: XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB (Stock)
  • Driver: 12.7 beta, no CAP
  • Resolution: 1680x1050

System Requirements

  • Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP 32bit SP1
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or better, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ or better
    • Memory: 2GB RAM (3GB for Vista or 7)
    • Hard Drive: 32 GB HD space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 8800 or better, AMD Radeon 3850 or better, 512MB minimum video memory
    • Other Requirements: Internet connection
  • Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 64bit SP1
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core Intel i5/i7 or better, 3.4 GHz AMD Phenom 2 or better
    • Memory: 4GB RAM or higher
    • Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 460, AMD Radeon 5850, 1024MB video memory