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Doom III minimum specs revealed

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id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead has told the Houston Chronicle newspaper roughly what Doom III's minimum system requirements will be, hopefully giving anxious gamers a couple of weeks to forge ahead and level out the bits that matter in time for the game's release - on August 5th in the US and August 13th in Europe.

The piece focuses on how you might go about upgrading to hit the requirements (or exceed them, since we all want pretty upside-down-demon-heads and not just boring normal ones), but the key information is that the minimum specs will be: a Pentium 4 1.5GHz or AMD Athlon 1500 XP processor, an NVIDIA GeForce3 or ATI Radeon 8500 graphics card, 384MB RAM, and 2GB hard disk space.

It's certainly a tall order, but then id Software games are extremely technology focused, and we have a feeling nobody was expecting much less. Now, if you'll excuse us, we're off down to the Tottenham Court Road to buy the best part of a new computer...

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