Sleeping Dogs PC Technical Review

Product: Sleeping Dogs
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Eric Amidon
Date: August 14th, 2012

Introduction, setup, requirements

Sleeping Dogs is an open world crime game and the latest effort by United Front Games, a studio hosting developers from big studios like Black Box, Rockstar Vancouver, Radical Entertainment, and Volition. If you don't recognize them from PlayStation 3 game Modnation Racers, you likely will in the future after playing Sleeping Dogs.

If you're curious as to whether or not the game is worth playing on PC or if it's a trash port, 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: 12.7 beta, no CAP
  • Resolution: 1680x1050

System Requirements

  • Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 15 GB HD space
    • Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Video Card: 1 GB DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950