By now every Tom, Dick and Harry has probably had the chance to play Steep thanks to the recent beta, and Ubisoft no doubt used all your testing to build some accurate system requirements. Hopefully, anyway. From December 2nd you'll be able to carve your way down a gigantic open-world mountain range with your buddies, using snowboards, skis, a wingsuit or even paragliding if you're particularly daft. Here's precisely what you'll need to do just that with the official Steep PC system requirements.

Steep Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R7 260X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 25 GB Installation Size

Steep Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury

First things first, just like a lot of you a partook in the Steep open beta a week or so ago and got a good feel for how it performed. I was using a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, which is roughly equal to a GTX 980, and it absolutely tonked Steep when it came to performance. At 1080p / Ultra I was pulling in 60 frames per second, so that gives you a good idea where Ubisoft is heading with these system requirements. Minimum requirements are therefore likely to be for around 1080p / Low. If you're interested in what this means for you then we've got your covered with our Steep Low / Ultra graphics comparison sliders.

Overall these aren't a hugely testing set of system specs and we've seen in our benchmarks that Steep runs gloriously. The minimum specs require a GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon R7 260X, both mid-range cards getting on for 3 or 4 years old now. Likewise the minimum processors are really beginning to show their age. If you can't quite meet them then I doubt it's going to have a huge impact on performance, although it may be time to think about that upgrade soon.

The jump to recommended is a steep one (see what I did there), but I do believe this is excess hardware for those after a 1080p experience. If you're rocking the ever popular GTX 970 or the R9 290X then I can see both cards also being capable of 1080p / 60 FPS in Steep at Ultra.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Steep System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Steep GPU benchmark chart.

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