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RAGE System Requirements Revealed

Jonathan Lester
id Software, Megatexture, PC games, System requirements

RAGE System Requirements Revealed

RAGE will be the first title to use id Tech 5, the new engine from legendary graphical guru John Carmack and his team. Naturally PC gamers will want to make sure that their rigs can handle it, and Bethesda has now officially revealed the minimum and recommended system requirements a month in advance.

You'll need a whopping 25GB of hard disc space, but otherwise, the specs are surprisingly comfortable. This is probably due to id Software's 'Megatexture' compression technology that allows the engine to render incredibly detailed textures with little impact on performance.


  • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Equivalent AMD
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 25GB
  • Video Card: GeForce 8800, Radeon HD 4200


  • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, Win 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad or Equivalent AMD
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Hard Disk Space: 25GB
  • Video Card: GeForce 9800 GTX, ATI Radeon HD 5550


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jamesgrahamslack  Sep. 7, 2011 at 15:55

That's a shame... Rage was looking like it was going to be amazing and cutting edge - now I see Bethesda are tied up with it and it just looks like a new Fallout game. I was hoping to see higher recommended specs to show this game was going to push things. As the specs are pretty low then that leaves a lot of work for this new engine to make everything pretty and so I guess what we end up with will remain to be seen but if a single GTX 9800 can knock it out OK then it can’t be all that great. Another alarm bell for this was when id said that the beauty of this engine is it is the same across all formats. If this is going to be a glorified console game on the PC then us people with £2k+ PCs are going to find this a very disappointing release. Especially as I have been following this particular titles development for years now.


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