To all COD players, This new game will support DirectX 11 . Yup you read it Right , & Windows Xp users are Sh!t outta Luck What are the Minimum System Requirements? OS: Windows Vista SP2 or Windows 7 CPU: Intel Core2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom X3 8750 2.4 GHz Memory: 2GB for 32-bit OS or 4GB for 64-bit OS Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800GT 512 MB or ATI Radeon HD 3870 512 MB Will it run on Windows XP? No, sorry. Since its an upgraded engine Which uses DirectX11, Windows XP is no longer supported. Windows 7 to the Rescues. Will the game actually be playable on my minimum spec machine? Absolutely. We have tested extensively on a variety of hardware and we are very confident in the performance even at the minimum specs. Game Engine ? Well , its same Engine !!! The developer is quite proud of the PC version despite reusing the same engine as the original Black Ops, boasting of “significant improvements” to performance. What performance optimizations ? Performance has been a top priority for Black Ops 2 PC from day one and we have achieved significant improvements. We’ve improved the way the engine handles multiple threads. Additionally, we moved the engine from DX9 to DX11. The DX11 API is leaner than DX9 and requires less CPU time to do the same amount of work. It is important to point out that this benefits the entire range of supported GPUs, not just DX11 hardware. We have also added more “quality vs performance” options than ever before so you can customize your experience to either run faster or to satisfy your taste in eye candy. Additionally Black Ops 2 PC features enhanced lighting, shadows, antialiasing, bloom, depth of field, ambient occlusion, and other enhanced effects that are still in the works. And the game can run at higher resolutions and higher framerates on the PC. Read MOAR !!!