NBA 2K15 System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 2:15 PM
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Like a lot of sports franchises on PC, 2K's NBA series has taken a bit of time to make the leap to its next-generation graphics engine. While PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners were treated to the stunning new engine last year, it's at last made its way to us for NBA 2K15. This means NBA 2K15 will be the best looking basketball game in existence on PC, sporting unparalleled levels of detail and ultra realistic animation to take shooting hoops to the next level.

2K announced last week that from here on out the PC versions of NBA 2K15 and beyond are going to match the console versions feature for feature. Every mode and every detail will be present on PC. For the first time ever the EuroLeague teams have been included, among a host of gameplay and graphical improvements. To find out whether your PC's going to pull a flop or a slam-dunk though, read on to check out the NBA 2K15 system requirements.

NBA 2K15 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ 2.1 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 512 MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT  512MB or AMD Radeon HD 3600 Series
  • HDD: 50GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 10.1
  • Audio: DX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
  • Additional: Keyboard or dual-analog gamepad

NBA 2K15 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80 GHz or AMD FX-8120 8-Core 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2048 MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 260X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • Additional: Dual-analog gamepad

Take a bow NBA 2K15 these are some reasonable system requirements, with a few caveats of course. Just to get NBA 2K15 up and running you're not going to need a PC that costs the earth. These are some pretty low requirements across the board, aside from that pretty eye-watering 50GB install size of course. The humble 8600GT or the AMD Radeon HD 3600 series will do you here, comboed up with just 2GB of RAM and a 2GHz dual-core processor. Looking at the screens and footage that's come out for NBA 2K15, this tells us that it's an extremely scalable title. If you're just above these minimum requirements then don't expect it look anywhere near the quality of the screenshots, but you should still get a playable basketball title if you're just itching for those yearly roster updates.

The recommended requirements for NBA 2K15 are pretty mammoth, and it's little surprise. The level of detail on display here is unprecedented, so if you want to see it looking its best you'll need a gaming rig to match. The processors are the most demanding components on offer here; both top-notch CPUs that will set you back a bit, the Core i7-860 in particular. Meanwhile the latest generation of graphics cards are recommended, although you're only going to need the mid-tier GeForce GTX 750 Ti or R7 260X. Of particular interest is the recommendation for a gamepad, suggesting NBA 2K15 is game best played without mouse and keyboard, so if you're looking at taking it online then this might be a must-buy. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the NBA 2K15 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the NBA 2K15 benchmark chart. What do you make of the NBA 2K15 system requirements? Let us know! 

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12:36 Sep-27-2014

can i run this at medium, i run nba 2k14 on high @720p

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14:47 Aug-24-2014

can I max?

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16:38 Aug-24-2014

No, maybe tweaked ultra settings with no AA at that resolution.

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16:37 Aug-24-2014

uhhh.....not clicking that.

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01:17 Aug-25-2014

Find out it was fake anyways

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02:02 Aug-25-2014

So....spam? :/

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00:33 Aug-26-2014

Sadly, I really wish it wasn't, I wanted 25$ for steam XD

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17:20 Aug-23-2014

what settings can I get?

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18:53 Aug-23-2014

ultra probably and add your resolution

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14:15 Aug-23-2014

Seems like more and more games take 50GB of space now.

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14:42 Aug-23-2014

I'm getting fed up frankly... Maps are not getting bigger, campaigns are not getting longer, textures & visuals are not really much of an improvement... So one has to wonder what the hell is taking up so many GBs...

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07:50 Aug-24-2014

I will thank Titanfall for this trend now :D 35GB of uncompressed sound files is just too awesome :D

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12:02 Aug-23-2014

I love you 2K :D

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11:15 Aug-23-2014

settings for me?

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07:08 Aug-23-2014

50GB ?? really

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14:41 Aug-23-2014

May be all the spectators are unique and they animated each and every single strand of hair and each drop of sweat with textures that are twice as good as Crysis 3 (which was only 20 GB by the way)...

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05:32 Aug-23-2014

Hopefully this one can play the whole season on MC mode. 2k14 just can plays half season only.

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23:18 Aug-23-2014

For the PC version? Really? I have played to the fourth season on mine all 82 games.

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05:18 Aug-24-2014

You are lucky. I can only play till All Star weekend and it simulated to the end of season due to the glitch. I encounter it every time with every new character i made.

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03:50 Aug-23-2014

Really looking forward to this one #ThunderUp

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22:32 Aug-22-2014

May I ask where you got these system requirements? The only ones I could find were on steam and they were not this detailed.

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21:40 Aug-22-2014

Will I be able to play on medium settings?

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18:56 Aug-23-2014

well according to the minimum yes you can but maybe youl have to lower the res a little bit but i think you wont need to

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18:30 Aug-22-2014

When the requirements are low, people complain that the game won't look good, instead of thinking, maybe the game is well optimized, and when the game requires a lot of horse power, we jump to the conclusion that the game might be unoptimized, and not because it might be because of the awesome visuals.

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18:31 Aug-22-2014

I guess that's what happens when Ubisoft has been releasing utter rubbish these past few years, in terms of optimization.


Bring on Top Spin 5 for PC as well.

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13:22 Aug-23-2014

I totally agree with you +1 !

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18:02 Aug-22-2014

my only problem is the i7 recommended cpu! i hope i5 can still run it....

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18:13 Aug-22-2014

The i5 will be plenty for what the game requires. Recommended is very different from minumum requirements!

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03:11 Aug-23-2014

actually that i7 they recommend is a ****ty cpu. My current i5 ranks much higher than it and that is with no overclocking.


You can check the cpu's against each other on here

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18:17 Aug-22-2014

Recommended CPUs seem too high... i5-750, i3-2120 or Phenom II X4 940, FX-4100 should be enough... If i3-2120 or Phenom II X4 940 plus GTX 560 ti or HD 6950 can handle Metro 2033 on max settings at 1080p, this game will not trouble them... Remember how Bf4 had a top end i7 in recommended but was maxed out at 70+ fps easily on an i5-2500 plus GTX 760...?

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18:19 Aug-22-2014

so u think i can run it on high or ultra?

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14:40 Aug-23-2014

You could max it if your CPU was just an i3 form the same gen...

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17:03 Aug-22-2014

I'm worried. Starting to see AAA titles using 8-core AMD cpu's for the recommended settings.... But it's cool...
Edit: But now I can actually have a reason for these 8 cores! :D

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16:58 Aug-22-2014

why are people crying about this game? it starts out using 8 year old hardware and then works its way up to some fairly new specs. if anything this is a hugely "optimized" game and everyone should be happy about it.

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17:33 Aug-22-2014

I agree... This game seems pretty damn scalable... The optimization overall should be great if it can run on a 2006-07 rig (albeit on low) but at the same time, those who have invested in a reasonably powerful modern rig should be pleased that they have something "modern" to run on it...

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16:13 Aug-22-2014

Bye NBA 2k15 and FIFA 2015. PES 2015 I'm waiting for you!

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16:47 Aug-22-2014

I will try the demo of PES 2015 to see how it runs on my pc

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15:49 Aug-22-2014

settings for me

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17:50 Aug-22-2014

Ultra Ultra Ultra :D

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19:29 Aug-22-2014

no need to show off with your pc,you already know the answer if you saw the recommended :)

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02:58 Aug-23-2014

ok I am brand new to this site so forgive me if I am doing this the wrong way. Anyway I was wondering if with my current setup will I be able to run this game on ULTRA. Also note I am running 2 5850s Black edition in crossfire.

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15:18 Aug-22-2014

And they finally reccomend you an i7 and an 8 core cpu! This is just pathetic and really sad.

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16:09 Aug-22-2014

those aren't very strong cpu's tho...

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16:48 Aug-22-2014

These are pretty low requirements dude...

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15:05 Aug-22-2014

Can devs start optimizing there games again, the higher system requirements is getting really annoying, and they are doing it on this game? I personally will never play (Just not a fan), but those requirements for a game that will probably look like **** anyways is just messed up. Do devs really think we are that stupid?

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15:10 Aug-22-2014

I think you're looking at it the wrong way. The minimum requirements are really low, but if you want it looking its absolute best then a high-spec rig can do it. No amount of tinkering is going to get NBA 2K15 looking like the pictures on a GTS 250, so if games are going to look good they're going to need high recommended requirements.

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00:44 Aug-23-2014

Either way, the recommended is really high for a game that we all know is not going to even look that good (compared to games like BF4, Crysis 3). There is no reason it needs a AMD 8 core or a i7 to meet 'Recommend' not to max out...

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14:27 Aug-23-2014

Mind you, those are old CPU's, and not exactly top of the line any more, and as Jon has mentioned, the minimum requirements are quite low, so I'm guess with little tweaks most gaming PC's will be able to get this game running smoothly near high settings, a GPU as strong as yours, could be looking at max settings.

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18:52 Aug-23-2014

My CPU not that good, I don't understand how I could do tweaked Ultra on BF4 45+ but this games requirements I would be looking at tweaked high 45+, doesn't make sense IMO.

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Can They Run... |

| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-9300H 4-Core 2.4GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile 8GB
Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Radeon HD 6570 4GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition 16GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 MSI Gaming X 6G Edition 16GB
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce RTX 2060 MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz Radeon R9 280X MSI Gaming 3GB Edition 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gainward Ghost 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 3750H 4-Core 2.3 GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600H 6-Core 3.3GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
FX-6300 Radeon RX 550X 4GB 16GB
| Medium, 1080p
FX-6300 Radeon RX 550X 4GB 16GB
0% No [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
FX-6300 Radeon RX 550X 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Core i3-4170 3.7GHz GeForce GTX 750 EVGA 2GB Edition 8GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-10400T 6-Core 2.00GHz GeForce GTX 1650 8GB
75% Yes [4 votes]
| 60FPS,
Ryzen 3 2300X 4-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 6500 XT 4GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB 16GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 720p
Core i3-4170 3.7GHz GeForce GTX 750 EVGA 2GB Edition 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-10700K 8-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 3070 Colorful iGame Advanced OC 8GB 16GB
Core i7-10700K 8-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gigabyte Eagle OC 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]