Just less than a month away before the release of Diablo 3, Blizzard gave access to their diehard fans its beta release this weekend from April 20 at 12.01am – April 23 10.00am PDT, provided that you have a battlenet account. This is also a good way to stress test their servers before the real thing arrives on May 15. If you are waiting like forever for Diablo 3, you might have downloaded this as well and probably tried how awesome it is by now.

Saturday morning, I downloaded Diablo 3’s beta release to my PC and waited for almost 24 hours to complete the download (I work on 100-150kbps, so it lasted that long), and to my dismay it didn’t run because my video card is not supported. I tried to download it again on my laptop hopeful that I can at least save 5000 bucks for a new video card. I have to play Diablo 3 no matter what!

Though I was not yet able to play the beta version, I’m glad that I was able to try the beta release before pre-ordering online. Now I know what I need to do first before getting the official release. Buy a new video card!
Here are the video cards that are not supported:

GeForce 7100Radeon X850 XTVIA S3 Series
GeForce 6500Radeon X850 SESiS Mirage 3
GeForce 6250Radeon X850 PRO
GeForce 6200Radeon X800 XL
GeForce 6150Radeon X800 GT
GeForce 6150 LERadeon X700 Series
GeForce 6100Radeon X600 Series
GeForce 5950Radeon X550 Series
GeForce 5900Radeon X300 Series
GeForce 5800Radeon X1800 Series
GeForce 5700Radeon X1200 Series
GeForce 5600Radeon 9800 XT
GeForce 5500Radeon 9700 PRO
GeForce 5200Radeon 9600 XT
GeForce 6100 nForce 430Radeon 9600 SE
GeForce 6100 nForce 420Radeon 9600 Series
GeForce 6100 nForce 405Radeon 9550/X1050 Series
GeForce 6100 nForce 400Radeon 9500 PRO/9700
GeForce Go 7400Radeon 9500
GeForce Go 6800Mobility Radeon X800 XT
GeForce Go 6600Mobility Radeon X800
GeForce Go 6400/6200Mobility Radeon X700
GeForce FX Go5700Mobility Radeon X600 SE
GeForce FX Go5600
GeForce FX Go5200
nForce 780a SLI
nForce 750a SLI
nForce 730a
GeForce4 Ti 4800
GeForce4 Ti 4600
GeForce 7300 GT/GS/LE/SE

see list from battlenet

To play Diablo 3 you need to meet the following system requirements:


Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0cMac® OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.x or newer
Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+Intel® Core 2 Duo
NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or betterNVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better
1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)
12 GB available HD space12 GB available HD space
DVD-ROM (required for retail disc versions only)DVD-ROM (required for retail disc versions only)
Broadband** Internet connectionBroadband** Internet connection
1024x768 minimum resolution1024x768 minimum resolution


Windows® Vista/7 (latest service packs)Mac® OS X 10.7.x or newer
Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHzIntel® Core 2 Duo
NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or betterNVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M or ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 or better

Source: battlenet

See you at battle net next month!