Call of Duty: Black OPS – PC System Requirements

Call of Duty Black ops was released November 9, 2010 and since has had mixed reviews, such as the critics hailing the game as a “…very well executed game” where the users tend to claim the game has some graphical and gameplay issues according to PR – Product Reviews. Regardless, the game managed to sell 5.6 million units in the US and UK markets taking in $360 million on its release date, and $550 million in the five following days. Here is the list of reviews from the Wikipedia Call of Duty: Black Ops Article:

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 88.70%[79]
Metacritic 88/100 [80]
Review scores
Publication Score A-[81]
Edge 7/10
Eurogamer 8/10[82]
G4 5/5 stars[83]
Game Informer 9/10[84]
GamePro 5/5 stars[85]
GameSpot 9/10[86]
GamesRadar 9/10[87]
GameTrailers 9.3/10[88]
IGN 8.5/10 (Xbox 360/PS3)[89]
PC Gamer 64/100

The PC system requirements for Call of Duty: Black Ops are as follows:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Minimum System Requirements:

OS: Windows Vista / XP / 7
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750 or better
Memory: 2GB
HDD: 12GB**
Video: Shader 3.0 or better 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT / ATI Radeon X1950Pro or better
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
DirectX: 9.0c

If you are looking for a PC to run Call of Duty: Black Ops then head over to the Gaming Builds section of newbcomputerbuild. I would recommend going with the Third Tier or Higher for playing Call of Duty on higher PC settings. Good Luck!

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55 thoughts to “Call of Duty: Black OPS – PC System Requirements”

  1. Hi …My laptop specs is ..Intel 2 duo core 1.6ghz….Amd raedon 6320 1975mb…4gbram….Can I run black ops

    1. HELLO MATE ,will black ops 1 run on my laptop….. MW3 runs perfectly fine with lower setting
      I M USING :
      WINDOW 7 64 BIT
      2 GB DDR3 RAM

      1. Hello Alex,

        You should be able to play, however I am guessing it will be on pretty low detail. Nonetheless though, you have the minimum requirements haha.

    1. Hey deadlyops,

      You will have to be more specific about your Radeon Graphics card; what kind of Radeon card is it? You do have a good enough processor and over the minimum of 2GB RAM to play.

      I am going to guess yes you most likely will be able to, but I would not mind double checking whether you have the right graphic card

  2. Hi I was wondering if I have the right computer specs to play black ops.
    Windows 7
    Intel core i5
    2.67 ghz
    4.00 gb ram
    Intel HD graphics

  3. my laptop has 4gb ram,500gb harddisk,processor-i3 second generation and all the requirements of black ops are fullfilled but still I am not able to play . Whatis the reason?

    1. Hey shivam,

      Sorry it has not been working, but may I ask what video card your laptop uses? And when you say that you are not able to play, what exactly happens….does it not start? runs really slow? crashes?

    1. Hey Unleashed,

      Sorry for the few days of delay getting back to you and also I am sorry to say that your processor and graphics card are slightly under the minimum requirements for black ops. You may be able to ‘just’ play, but it would be extremely slow, and I would not recommend it.

    1. Hey dimos,

      Your processor just barely hits the punch, however your graphics card would most likely need to be upgraded. So all in all you are below the minimum system requirements for black ops.

      If you really really want to play, I would suggest upgrading your graphics a tad.

  4. Hi, will I have problems running CoD ?

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 – 2.0 GHz
    RAM – 6144.0 MB
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 – 1024.0 MB


  5. My specs are the following:
    Windows 7
    Intel i7 (8 threads)
    GeForce GT540M with Optimus Technology (2GB VRAM)
    7200rpm HDD

    can i play Black Ops without any problem?

    1. Hey Jimmie,

      You have to be a tad more specific with the hardware you provided there. That would be a 2GhZ of which processor, and 797 what graphics?

      My guess right off the top however, would be no. Since the minimum processor required is something better than the “Intel Core 2 Duo E6600”, which is a dual core 2.60GHz processor.

  6. hey 🙂
    will black ops run on my PC

    AMD athlon 64X2 Dual core processor 4600+ 2.41 GHz

    Ram DDR2 3GB

    graphics card ATI radeon HD 5450 1024 gb ?????

  7. can i run black ops:
    processor:intel i3 (2.53 ghz)
    display graphics:1366 x 768
    ram: 4GB
    laptop: Dell Inspiron model 14R-1296TMR 4Gb memory 500gb hard drive
    color: tonato red
    Graphics card: intel HD
    Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
    tyle of memory(ram): DDR3 SDRAM

    1. Hey Giovonnie,

      You have the right speed of processor, but with the Intel HD graphics the game will run quite slowly on the lowest details. So, in short yes you can play but it won’t be pretty.

        1. I’m going to have to say no since laptops are generally really hard to replace graphics cards in, but if I find something that tells me other wise I’ll let you know!

    1. Hey Altair,

      I’m sorry, but your processor and video card are under the minimum requirements for Black ops. As I am assuming you meant “It won’t work..”?

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  9. Hi guys

    need your opinion..

    is my sys specs above minimum for black ops?
    1. intel core i7
    2. 4gb ddr3
    3. inno 3d gtx560 1GB ddr5 256bit

    i hope this is above minimum cause i realy want to play black ops in full specs

        1. Which i7 intel processor do you have? Is it a quad or duo core? You should be able to play on high settings even with a duo, but a quad i7 would work without a sweat so you should be good to go with your current setup.

  10. will it work in pentinium 2 core E5400 @2.70GHz with 2GB Ram And intel G31/G33 Chipset family Graphic card with the memory of about 256mb

  11. will this work with 1 gb ram…i have installed it and its running but it is crashing in between…should i run it at lowest graphic details??

    1. Hey Akshay,

      To be honest it should not work very well at all with 1GB of RAM, however that is not to say you will not be able to run it. As you say Call of Duty has been crashing. So what I would do is try and play on the lowest graphics possible (since a greater graphic load will generally call for more RAM), and if all else fails try and purchase at least 1GB of RAM more so that you can have the minimum 2 GB for the game. I would also be curious as to what your other systems specifications are? (Processor, Video card etc.?)

    1. Your processor is better than the minimum recommended one, and you may have slight problems with your integrated graphics in any high resolution areas. So yes you should be able to play, but on lowered graphics quality.

      Hope this helps.

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