Believe it or not, but PTE pre-1.0 has really been improved a lot. I usually play on my corei7/32gigs/770gtx4gigs and of course i get very nice performance with Uber settings on very large systems (happy to see now that my cuda units are working all the time !) However i really did not expect the last PTE to be running so well (With Uber settings !) on the following configuration corei5 (4threads vs 8threads on core i7) +8gigs of mem + 560TI (1gig of ram). Running late game at 25~30 FPS with tons of units is pretty much incredible. Never had this with previous game releases. To me the recommended hardware (to really be able to play) would be Quad core / 8gigs / low-medium range GFX cart with 1-2gigs of memory. Releasing v1.0 by September 5th has obviously never been about rushing and deliver a poorly optimized game. Congrats coders !!!!!