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I am very interested in trying out the Unreal Development Kit for my own small to medium-sized hobby projects. I am wondering about the minimum hardware requirements.

I have a Vaio Z laptop with dual-core 2.4 GHZ CPU and 2 GB RAM, and graphics chip is GeForce 9300M GS.

Is it even practicable to run UDK on this hardware? Or do I need a "real" desktop PC?

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Not really suitable for SU because of it's "no gaming" clause (see the FAQ), but I'm not 100% sure it would be acceptable on SO either. – ChrisF Feb 23 '10 at 9:06
sorry I have no idea what you are talking about. SU? SO? – user29116 Feb 23 '10 at 9:55
@ChrisF - the UDK is a development kit, it is not a game in itself. It is closer to an IDE than to an actual game. – Gnoupi Feb 23 '10 at 13:11
@gojira666 - ChrisF used shortcuts to refer to this site (Super User: SU) and our sister site dedicated to programming questions (Stack Overflow: SO). Super User has a policy on questions which should or should not be asked here (you can read about it in the FAQ:, and games are in the category of things which should not be asked about here. However, like I said in my previous comment, I don't think the UDK qualifies as a game, only a development tool. – Gnoupi Feb 23 '10 at 13:13

From this link:

Q: What are the minimum requirements for UDK?

A: Here are the minimum and recommended requirements...


  • Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
  • 2.0+ GHz processor
  • 2 GB system RAM
  • SM3-compatible video card
  • 3 GB free hard drive space

Recommended for Content Development:

  • Windows Vista 64 SP2
  • 2.0+ GHz multi-core processor
  • 8 GB System RAM
  • NVIDIA 8000 series or higher graphics card
  • Plenty of HDD space

According to these specifications, your laptop meets the minimum requirements. It will be however a bit on the limit if you want to create your own content, as it will require more RAM.

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