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!