nfs-shiftA week before the full release of Need For Speed: SHIFT, Electronic Arts has decided to post the minimum system requirements for the upcoming game and let me tell you that they seem pretty regular. Strangely, the developers listed an Internet connection as a must have feature, but I doubt that is correct since I am sure that the game will still run without internet (especially since SecuROM is the anti-piracy checker here). Either way, check out the minimum system requirements for Need for Speed: SHIFT.

Required – Internet Connection
OS – Windows XP (Service Pack 3) or Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) / Windows 7
Processor – Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz or faster
Memory – XP: 1 GB RAM; Vista/Windows 7: 1.5 GB RAM
Hard Drive – 6 GB
DVD Drive – 8 SPEED
Video Card – 256 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 3.0*
Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible
DirectX – DirectX 9.0c compatible
Online Multiplayer – 512 Kbps or faster; 2-12 Players
Input – Keyboard, Mouse
Optional – USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad

*Supported Video Cards: ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB or greater; NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT 256MB or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.