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DCS: Black Shark is a PC game of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter and is the first title in a new Eagle Dynamics and The Fighter Collection simulation series: Digital Combat Simulator (DCS). Following Eagle Dynamics' tradition of excellence, DCS: Black Shark will bring an even more realistic simulation experience than its predecessor Flaming Cliffs. DCS: Black Shark will offer an unprecedented level of realism in regards to flight dynamics, instruments modeling, avionics systems, and weapon systems. The artificial Intelligence of ground vehicles and helicopters has been improved dramatically as well as weapon modeling. A new Mission Editor includes a powerful electronic mapping system that allows user to easily create missions and campaigns. A new campaign system allows the front line of the battlefield to move back and fourth according to your mission success or failure. Due to the increased flexibility of the DCS system, additional fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter add-ons will follow shortly.
Black Shark GPU Performance Comparison Graph

Black Shark GPU Analysis
Comparing Black Shark PC system requirements to all GPUs shows that Black Shark is going to need a graphics card that is capable of DX 10 or OpenGL 2.1.

Black Shark makes use of DX9.00 so a GPU with that capability could benefit from enhanced visuals.

To get the best visual graphical experience on Black Shark, aim to have a GPU that has at least 320 MB GPU RAM.

Most bottom end graphics cards currently available today, will probably allow you to play Black Shark

We are advised that 12 year old graphics cards should be able to run Black Shark , but there could be a few exceptions to this rule.

Note that most games do not officially support laptop graphics cards, but nowadays many laptop graphics solutions are capable of running modern games. Whether desktop graphics cards or laptop, try searching for your graphics card to compare against the Black Shark graphics card requirements chart below.