WARFRAME DROPS XP SUPPORT

warframeWarframe was released several years ago in 2013. Now DiCE wants to update the game’s system requirements including the move to 64-bit Windows.

The original system requirements called for an 8600 GT or HD 3600 which are shader model 4 cards. So Dice is dropping DX9 in favor of DX10 which is the native API for Windows Vista but it is also now out of support.

DX10 is much easier to work with for game developers. It is designed for 64-bit which is all the more reason for using it. The minimum video cards simply are now being used properly with more address space to handle the VRAM.

DiCE has not yet implemented the changes yet but we suspect that most gamers today are using 64-bit Windows already. 64-bit Windows works best with 4GB or more RAM installed. Many games today however want 8GB or even more.

Microsoft wants everyone using Windows 10 and the 64-bit version runs well even on older rigs. Even an old dual core CPU is adequate. The biggest requirement is enough RAM to load applications with.

A better GPU with DX11 support is comparatively inexpensive and even the lower cost cards are much better than the old 8600 GT or HD 3600. The real problem is that laptop machines cannot do anything about the graphics and new machines are expensive.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating System Windows 7 x64 or better
CPU Core 2 Duo or better
Memory 4 GB or more
Hard Drive Space 25 GB
Graphics Hardware NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
AMD HD 3600
Network Broadband Internet Connection Required