I did a wee feature on the biggest and best games coming out in January and it turns out GD'ers are enormously hyped for Conan Exiles. Significantly more than for Resident Evil 7 even. Well it's out in Early Access at the end of this month and it promises to be a slicker, much more high budget survival experience than just about anything else out there. Like most survival games though, Conan Exiles promises to also be a performance hog. Check out the official Conan Exile PC system requirements to see the damage.

Conan Exile Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R7 370
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 35 GB Installation Size

Conan Exiles Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-950 3.06 GHz or AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon Pro Duo 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 35 GB Installation Size

Conan Exiles is a survival game, and if there's one thing we all know about survival games - they run like trash. That's not to say Conan Exiles will, but the odds aren't exactly on Funcom's side here. As such we see a wide ranging set of system requirements. One is obviously the minimum required to play Conan Exiles while the other is the excessive hardware required to brute force decent frame rates at higher graphics settings and resolutions.

Fortunately, the barrier to entry for Conan Exiles isn't sky high. To meet the Conan Exile minimum specs you'll just need a DX11-capable graphics card with at least 2GB video memory. You'll need to pair this with an i3 3.0 GHZ processor or equivalent and have a relatively modest 4GB of system memory. Not too mnay worries on this front, although we haven't seen performance just yet.

However the recommended specs for Conan Exiles. Well, well, well. To the best of my knowledge this is one of the first times we've seen the mighty GeForce GTX 1070 only meet the recommended specs. There isn't even a single-GPU AMD Radeon card which can match this in terms of performance so the AMD Radeon Pro Duo 8GB will have to do. That's some serious firepower. Either Conan Exiles looks absolutely drop dead gorgeous or there may one or two performance issues (it is an Early Access release remember). While Funcom doesn't specify 8GB VRAM, it does seem logical when they recommend a GTX 1070. Fortunately the RAM and CPU depends aren't quite so stratospheric so it looks as if your graphics card is going to be the biggest concern while playing Conan Exiles on PC.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Conan Exiles System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Conan Exiles GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Conan Exiles Frame Per Second system performance chart for you to check.