Sleeping Dogs PC boasts graphics enhancements

Launching 17 August, the Windows PC version of Sleeping Dogs will feature graphical enhancements to take advantage of the platform, including a high-resolution texture pack, greater object detail, and further draw distances.

Sleeping Dogs also takes advantage of the performance offered by dual- and quad-core PC setups, Nvidia SLI and AMD Crossfire, and optimisations for both 3D and multi-monitors on both AMD and Nvidia hardware.

Pre-orders of the game on Steam will get access to eight new items in the Team Fortress 2 Triad Pack.

In Sleeping Dogs, gamers will take on the role of Detective Wei Shen of the Triad Bureau at the Hong Kong police. Wei goes undercover to infiltrate the Sun On Yee Triad, and along the way he has to struggle with the moral dilemmas of maintaining his cover by performing despicable criminal acts while striving to achieve the greater good of bringing down the Triad. It’s pretty obvious from the get-go that Wei Shen has a murky history when it comes to the Triads in Hong Kong – he couldn’t just let sleeping dogs lie…

Check out the PC showcase video below; it’s worth watching in full HD resolution.

For more information about the gameplay and storyline of Sleeping Dogs, check out MyGaming’s hands-on Sleeping Dogs preview.

The full list of PC specs and enhancements is below:

Minimum requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or Althon X2 2.4 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Graphic card: DirectX 10 or 11 compatible Nvidia or AMD ATI card, ATI Radeon 3870 or higher, Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or higher
  • Graphics card memory: 512 MB
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Hard drive: 15 GB

Recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or ATI Radeon 6950
  • Graphics card memory: 1 GB
  • Sound card: DirectX compatible sound card
  • Hard drive: 15 GB

Advanced PC Features

  • Nvidia 3D Support
  • Nvidia Multi Screen Monitor Support
  • AMD EyeFinity Multi-Monitor Gold Status Support
  • Window and Full Screen Mode Support
  • Benchmark Mode

DirectX11 Specific Features

  • Contact hardening shadows
  • HD-AO
  • Use of Direct Compute

Performance Enhancements

  • Enhanced Performance on Dual Core and Quad Core Processors
  • Enhanced Performance on Nvidia SLi
  • Enhanced Performance on AMD Crossfire
  • Mouse, Keyboard, and Controller Support
  • Xbox360 Controller Support
  • Keyboard and Mouse Support including Key Remapping
  • Auto Pad, Mouse and Keyboard Switching

Advanced PC Graphic Features

  • Increased Small Object Detail
  • High Resolution Texture Support
  • High Resolution Shadows
  • High Quality Shadow Filters
  • Soft Particles
  • High Quality SSAO (Screen Space Ambient Occlusion)
  • High Quality Motion Blur
  • Super Sample Anti-Aliasing

Steamworks Features Supported

  • DLC Support
  • Achievements
  • Auto Patching
  • Pre-Download
  • Store Save Games to the Cloud
  • Player to Player Chat
  • Sleeping Dogs will be available 17 August 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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