Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is a first shooter from 2009 that has been released for both types of gaming platforms: console and PC. It is the sixth game from the series and its initial name was Call of Duty 6. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 system requirements are almost the same as the ones of Call of Duty 4 and World at War. This means that, if your computer is able to run these two previous games, it will run Modern Warfare 2 in the same way, with minor differences.
The game runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, while older versions of Windows are not supported. Three levels of system requirements: minimal, adjusted and recommended. Modern Warfare 2 doesn’t require a powerful PC to be started and this can be seen below:
Minimum System Requirements
An Intel Pentium 4 processor at a frequency of 3.2 GHz is enough to play the game on minimal settings. A Sempron at 3200+ is the AMD equivalent. The minimum amount of RAM necessary to play the game is 1 GB.
The minimal configuration must also include a Direct X 9.0c compliant video card, starting with Geforce 6600GT or Radeon 1600XT. Other video cards that the game runs well on with minimum graphic settings are these: Geforce 8600 GS and Radeon HD 6320. The sound card should also be Direct X 9.0c compliant. In order to be able to install Call of Duty modern Warfare 2, PC users need to have 12 GB of free space on their hard drives. An Internet connection is required too, for two reasons: activating the game and playing in multiplayer mode.
Graphics can be adjusted in such a way to allow gamers to enjoy Modern Warfare 2 on medium settings, but a certain computer configuration is needed for this. On the Intel side, a Core 2 Duo E3400 at 1.8 GHz would be good, while the AMD side can be represented by the Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+. In terms of graphics, a Geforce 7600 GT video card with 256 MB can work well on medium settings. Its equivalent is Radeon HD x800 GT. For supporting medium graphic settings, 2 GB of RAM are recommended.
Optimal System Configuration
An optimal system configuration is the one that allows a PC user to play Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on the highest detail settings for the graphics, while also obtaining a very good framerate. At least a Core 2 Duo E6600 at 2.4 GHz is the recommended processor for this and the amount of memory is of 2 GB. The equivalent from AMD provides similar results: Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+. In order to support this type of processor, Modern Warfare 2 players also need a video card like Geforce 8800 GS or Radeon X1800 Series with 256 MB.