Phantasy Star Online 2: Minimum PC Requirements: Round 2
[size=8pt]This is an updated topic to the original one, which was posted way back in March 2011.[/size]<br /><br />PSO2 Minimum system requirements, as stated on the official PSO2 website, as of time of this posting.:<br /><br />
<br /><br />All I have to say about these claimed minimum system requirements is...<br />[move][size=24pt]NOOOOO, IT'S A TRAP![/size] Honestly, don't know what the folks at Sega are thinking posting lowball specs like that.[/move]<br /><br /><br />[size=12pt]You can download the official PSO2 Character Creator/Benchmark System Assesment Tool from this page:<br />http://pso2.jp/benchmark/download/[/size]<br /><br /><br />Okay, so here's the scoop. I have tested both my old, recently replaced, PC and a slightly newer PC (owned by my employer), each of which have completely up-to-date software and drivers installed. Both systems have nice dual core CPU's, both have what I would've previously regarded as decent graphics cards, and both systems scored exceptionally poorly! :nope:<br /><br />No way forseeable that simply installing a high end graphics card would raise the scoring of either of these two systems to the 3,000 point score needed for a passing grade from the PSO2 benchmark program. Benchmark was run on both systems in the default, windowed mode, with default settings. Click links to see score screen shots.<br />Tweeg's Old PC Score: http://www.segaforums.com/hosted/psoarchive/2/benchmark/xp/old_xp_sys_score.JPG<br />Employer's PC Score: http://www.segaforums.com/hosted/psoarchive/2/benchmark/7/work_terminal.JPG<br /><br /><br />To be continued...Windows OS:<br />- XP SP3 (32-bit versions only)<br />- Vista (all versions)<br />- 7 (all versions)<br />CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 6300 (equivalent or better)<br />RAM: <br />- 1.5GB (XP)<br />- 2GB (Vista/7)<br />GPU: 256MB Nvidia GeForce 7800GT or AMD Radeon 2900XT (equivalent or better)<br />HDD Space: 20GB (originally had specified 8GB)<br />Monitor Resolution: PSO2's minimum supported video resolution is 1280x720 (true 720p). You must have your computer's video resolution set to output at at least this resolution for PSO2 to play. Bad news for those of you holding onto your antiquated 1024x768 max res monitors.