For once, PC owners will finally be able to play a Dark Souls title on the same day as console owners. But while those console folk just have to buy the game, we of the PC clan need to make sure that the game will run on our systems. The minimum and recommended PC specs for Dark Souls III have been revealed, so you have time to power up before the game's April release.
The full specs are below:
Normally I do a full rundown of what you need to buy in order to match up to a game's hefty system specs. In the case of Dark Souls III, that's not really the situation though. These are pretty low-key system requirements. On the CPU side, the Intel Core i7 2600 3.4 GHz and AMD FX 8150 3.6 GHz both launched in 2011. Pick up the workhorse Intel Core i5-4690 ($224) or the current Intel Core i5-6500 ($200) and you'll be good for quite a while.
The same is true of the graphics requirements, though not to the same degree. On the Nvidia side, the Geforce GTX 750 launched as the weakest video card of its lineup, which came out in early 2014. It's since been undercut, but it's a mid-range video card. You can pick-up its successor, the GTX 950, for around $170. The AMD Radeon card the developers recommend is a mid-range card from 2012; grab an AMD Radeon R9 380 for $230 to give yourself a bit of cushion in the future.
Either way, I can boil this down for Dark Souls fans. If you played Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin on PC, Dark Souls III will run fine. Because the recommended system requirements are exactly the same.
Dark Souls III is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on April 12, 2016.
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