This question is probably best suited for the makers of this game who have tested this game on PC platforms.
I know the published minimums for PC are:
OS: XP Service Pack 3 / Vista / Windows 7
Processor: 1.8 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 2 GB Space Free
Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 256 MB RAM
DirectX®: Direct X 9.0c
Sound: Direct X 8.1 sound device
I have Windows 7, 2.8GHz AMD processors, 3 GB RAM. ATI card w/ 256 RAM. I am above the minimums by 1 GHz more processor speed and 1GB more memory RAM.
Just how well would this game run, in frames per second (FPS rate), with the published minimums on a computer?
I ask this because I remember when I had Microsoft Flight Simulator X, and their minimums were:
Computer processor 1.0 gigahertz (GHz)
512 MB RAM for Windows 7
Hard disk space 14 gigabytes (GB) available hard disk space
Video card 32 MB DirectX 9-compatible video card
However, if you tried to run that game with those minimums, you had extremely choppy gameplay (very low fps rate). With the computer I have, it was still not a smooth gameplay (with 2.8Ghz and 3GB memory), unless you sacrificed graphics quality by turning those sliders from 'dense scenery' to a lower setting.
The reason I'm asking this question is I'd like to see if I should buy the PC version or stick with the PS3 version. With all the goodies offered in the pre-order PC game, I'd like to buy PC, but it's not worth sacrificing gameplay experience.
So with the published minimums, or a little better at 2.8Ghz and 3GB RAM, and Nvidid 256mb video card, would this game run without chop associated with low frame rates per second?