Call of Duty – Black Ops – Cold War System Requirements

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COD Cold War

Yay, it’s time for a new Call of Duty so make sure your hard drives are empty, it’s massive download time!

Download wise, if you want the full install with hi-res textures you are looking at a 125GB download.

A standard install will set you back 82GB but you are just going for the multiplayer-only, like many no doubt will, the devs have trimmed the install size to “just” 35GB which isn’t bad we suppose.

If you want to get 60fps running smoothly the specs are pretty reasonable. You’ll need an i5 2500k or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X paired with a GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 Super or Radeon R9 390 / RX 580 to hit the 60 consistently.

The devs have released specs for several tiers though, so check out the table below to see what you can expect to achieve with what you have in your rig.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-bit (v.1803 or higher)
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 50GB (multiplayer-only) or 175GB (all game modes), at launch

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC recommended system requirements

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Windows 10 64-bit

Recommended for 60fps (without ray-tracing)

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 Super or AMD Radeon R9 390 / RX 580
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 175GB, at launch
  • Video preset: Medium

Recommended for 60fps (with ray-tracing)

  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB, at launch
  • Video preset: Medium

Recommended for high fps + high-refresh monitor

  • CPU: Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 3070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega64
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 175GB, at launch
  • Video preset: High

Recommended for 4K (with ray-tracing)

  • CPU: Intel i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 3700X
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
  • RAM: 16GB
  • HDD: 250GB, at launch
  • Video preset: Ultra