Since Ray Tracing came to triple-A games, all the requirements for triple-A games have only increased, especially with this technology in operation. But the Cold War continues, as it will require the entire PC and will require a much higher minimum if we look at previous versions of the game.
COD: Black Ops Cold War triggers its technical requirements, will we need to buy a new PC?
Yes, in some cases it is almost yes, and it is a matter of saving the minimum (already high) requirements in some games, especially those 175 GB of the game itself.
In any case, Treyarch tells us that we will have to have Windows 10 Bits to play it, because it only uses the DX12 API, even the basic requirements, which will also ask for 3-4340 or FX -6300, both of which have 8GB of RAM, and and 4GB GTX 670, GTX 1650, or HD 7970 and only 50 GB storage, because most players will not be available.
That is, if we want to play more players, obviously, we will have to develop the team, which while it is true that it will not be too difficult when given its needs, we must remember that this is just a minimum of playing. If we want to choose 60 FPS we will have to upgrade to i5-2500K or Ryzen 5 1600X with 12 GB of RAM, GTX 970, GTX 1660 SUPER or R9 390 or RX 580, more of the 175 GB mentioned above.
As we can see, the jump to performance is amazing, but it will be even more so if we want to play 4K.
We will need a PC for around 1500 euros (without monitoring) to play in 4K
The reality the games are facing goes hand in hand with everything as a result of 4K output. We will need a 9-9900K or Ryzen 7 3700X to get this resolution (it doesn’t really make sense if you are given a performance difference between the two). And it looks like we will need at least 8 cores available for that decision, where we will swallow up with 16 GB of RAM and will need at least one RTX 3080.
On the bright side, at least the RTX 3090 is unsolicited and will be able to play the game badly, but as a good UHD resolution, it will require 250GB of disk space, especially because the high-resolution texture pack seems to take up a lot of volume.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be launched on November 13 on PC via Battle.net and will no doubt create a lot of controversy over the resources used compared to the quality of the images it produces, as it seems to be superior to the current war.