Dragon Age 2: DirectX 11 Support and Requirements

By Jamie Pert - Mar 7, 2011

Back in 2009 BioWare released Dragon Age, this game was popular with RPG fans, however PC gamers were a little disappointed to hear that DirectX 11 features were not supported, we can now confirm that Dragon Age 2 does support DirextX 11.

DirextX 11 support will result in much better visuals this time around, spell effects will benefit from DX 11’s lighting features and silhouettes and edges will appear smoother thanks to the tessellation features. Finally DX 11’s diffusion depth features will give the game a much more realistic look and feel thanks to objects very close to the camera looking blurry and objects far away being out of focus.

To be honest with you it is no huge surprise to hear that Dragon Age 2 fully supports DirectX 11 seeing as how it has been out for roughly 18 months, we just wonder whether the PC release will look better than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

According to the BioWare forums the game’s requirements are pretty high, you need at least 7GB of free hard drive space, a DVD ROM, XP or later OS, 1GB of RAM (1.5GB with Vista and Windows 7), in terms of CPU you need at least a 1.8Ghz dual-core chip (AMD or Intel) and as for graphics card you need at least a Radeon HD 2600 Pro 256MB or NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GS 236MB.

Obviously to get the best visuals you should meet the game’s recommended requirements, these consist of at least 2GB RAM (4GB for Windows Vista / 7), Intel’s Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz or AMD Phenom II X3 Triple core 2.8 GHz (or equivalents), if you want to see all the DirectX 11 features you should opt for at least the NVIDIA 460 or ATI 5850 graphics cards.

Will you be upgrading your PC for Dragon Age 2?

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  • biglb

    scumbag devs more like it charging 60 bucks for a pc game. should still be 49.99 for pc being that we have to wait for a few bug fixes just to be able to play the 60 dollar game. the dumb down the story line so the can make more money off us during a recession there about as bad as the oil companies. with there undue inflation.

  • Comedykev

    @nonya business

    Its because of scumbag pirates like you that devs are walking away from the PC side of gaming.

    You make me sick.

  • Comedykev

    Nice to see a dev using DX11, not like COD BO using a nine year old DX9c, its the consoles that are holding back PC gaming’s DX11.