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author: Milosz Szubert

Quake 2 RTX Minimum Hardware Requirements

Nvidia has published the hardware requirements of Quake II RTX, a refreshed version of the iconic FPS from id Software, enriched with support for ray tracing technology. The title will be available on June 6.

In accordance with earlier announcements, Quake II RTX - a new version of the famous shooter created by id Software, enriched with support for the ray tracing technology - will debut on June 6, i.e. this Thursday. Everyone interested will be able to check the first three levels for free, and the owners of the original 1997 title will have access to the full game, including the multiplayer mode. The question is, will they be able to launch the title? Doubts may be dispelled by the official minimum hardware requirements of Quake II RTX, published by Nvidia. You will find them below.

Minimum hardware requirements of Quake II RTX

  1. OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  2. CPU: Intel i3-3220 or AMD Equivalent
  3. Memory: 8 GB RAM
  4. GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2060 or better
  5. Disc space: 2 GB
  6. API Vulkan
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Quake II RTX will debut on June 6.

In comparison, here are the minimum hardware requirements of the original Quake II. Whatever you say, the differences are visible at first glance.

Quake II (1997) Minimum Hardware Requirements

  1. OS: Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4.0/2000
  2. CPU: Pentium 90 MHz or Athlon
  3. Memory: 16 MB RAM (Windows 95/98)/24 MB RAM (other systems)
  4. GPU: 1 MB
  5. Disc space: 25 MB

While announcing the minimum hardware requirements of Quake II RTX, Nvidia has published several new screenshots presenting how the title will look like on screens of sufficiently powerful computers. We've used them to embellish this text.

Quake 2 RTX Minimum Hardware Requirements - picture #6
Impressive?

Quake II RTX was created on the basis of Q2VKPT by Christoph Schied and his team from Karlsruher Institut für Technologie. In addition to ray tracing technology support, the refreshed version of the iconic title includes better textures and a number of minor visual improvements. The production was created in cooperation with Bethesda, the current owner of id Software, which means that it's all official. Quake II RTX will be available for download from the official Nvidia website or via Steam.

  1. Nvidia official website
  2. id Software official website
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