Snow PC Technical Preview

Company: Poppermost Productions
Author: Sean Ridgeley
Editor: Sean Ridgeley
Date: May 30th, 2014

Introduction, test setup, requirements

Snow is the first game by Swedish developer Poppermost. Featuring both skiing and snowboarding gameplay, Snow is unique in that its open-world, offers co-op, and well, it's a winter sports game on PC (bet you can't think of many others).

Currently in the “Early Access” access stage, Snow shows promising gameplay that's getting better all the time with regular updates. If you're curious on how it's shaping up so far in terms of PC-centric features and performance, read on.

Test Setup

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz (Stock)
  • Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (Stock)
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM / OCZ Agility 3 6Gb/s (Cache)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB (Stock)
  • Driver: Catalyst 14.6 beta
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Input: Logitech G400 mouse @ 1900dpi, Leopold Tenkeyless Linear Touch Mechanical Keyboard
  • Audio: Corsair Vengeance 1500 7.1 Gaming Headset

System Requirements

  • Minimum
    • OS: Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or better (a multi-core processor is strongly recommended)
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Video Card: nVidia 8800GT 512MB RAM, ATI 3850HD 512MB RAM or better (SM 3.0 minimum)
    • Storage: 5GB

  • Recommended
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 11