Modern Warfare Raytracing Specs Revealed; NVIDIA Ansel and NVIDIA Highlights Available at Launch

Alessio Palumbo
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Modern Warfare got the official PC system requirements yesterday. However, Infinity Ward did not provide the requirements for the NVIDIA RTX version of the game, which will provide improved graphics thanks to the addition of real-time raytraced shadows.

The developers have now shared the raytracing system requirements that will let you target 1080p@60FPS or 4K@60FPS gameplay in Modern Warfare. Check out the table below.

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Minimum Recommended Recommended RTX Competitive Ultra RTX
Experience 1080p 30 FPS 1080p 60 FPS 1080p 60 FPS with Ray Tracing 1080p 144 FPS 4K 60 FPS with Ray Tracing
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 / GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 2070 SUPER NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
CPU Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X Intel i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 1800X Intel i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 2700X
RAM 8GB 12GB 12GB 16GB 16GB
HDD 175GB free space
OS Win 7 SP1 64-bit Win 10 64-bit Win 10 64-bit Win 10 64-bit Win 10 64-bit


As previously announced, there's also support for the NVIDIA Adaptive Shading technique, available to gamers packing Turing GTX or RTX graphics cards. NVIDIA Adaptive Shading was already featured in Wolfenstein Youngblood, improving performance by up to 15%.

Additionally, NVIDIA and Infinity Ward revealed that NVIDIA Ansel and NVIDIA Highlights will be available at launch for all NVIDIA users.

  • NVIDIA Ansel: In the single-player campaign, press Alt+F2 to capture unique NVIDIA Ansel screenshots, from custom angles, and with filters and other tweaks applied. Snap, upload to ShotWithGeForce and other sites, and share with just a few clicks.
  • NVIDIA Highlights: In multiplayer, let NVIDIA Highlights capture your best moments. Multi-kills, kill trades, kill streaks, equipment impact kills, and more will automatically be recorded and saved for post-match editing and sharing via YouTube, social media, and other sites.

Lastly, the developers confirmed that the 175GB of free hard drive space requirement is actually a recommendation to make room for post-launch content, as the initial download will be smaller than that. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out on October 25th and you can pre-order a PC digital copy via Green Man Gaming at a slight (8%) discount.

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