Dead Rising 3 Minimum Requirements GPU Comparison

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 6:00 PM
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Dead Rising 3's got some ridiculously hefty minimum system requirements. Suspiciously hefty in fact, a matter which was confirmed when we let a seriously underpowered rig have a go at Capcom's zombie-basher to some pleasing results. It turns out Capcom sets the bar pretty high when it comes to minimum system requirements, and many gamers well under it may still be able to play Dead Rising: Apocalypse Edition on PC.

The minimum requirements for Dead Rising 3 request at least a GeForce GTX 570 and 6GB RAM, so were naturally a little bit worried when let our rig with a GeForce GTX 650 and 4GB RAM loose on Dead Rising 3. The results surprised us, so we even dusted off our old faithful 'Jerry' to see if he could handle it. Locked and loaded with an AMD Radeon 6670, we thought our odds weren't great, but you can even get a moderately playable experience out of this aging beast.

Doing a little digging, we unearthed some information from a Capcom developer who goes by the name "wbacon", who said "Many of you have asked -- what does the min spec / rec spec mean for Dead Rising 3 and my particular PC setup? Short answer is if you have a min spec machine, you will be able to play the game at 30fps at Low settings, which still looks very nice.

"If your system meets the recommended specs, you will be able to play the game at High settings and at 1080p resolution. That’s what we've formally tested at, and that is the consistent experience you can expect from the minimum and recommended specs outlined on the store page."

The implication here is that the minimum system requirements for Dead Rising 3 will allow you to play it at the lowest settings and 720p resolution, and it will never dip below 30 FPS no matter how much carnage you throw it. We know that a lot of you with lower-powered systems would be happy to play Dead Rising 3 with a slightly lower frame rate, which wbacon is aware of, writing "some of you may still attempt to play the game below the official min spec. Naturally the game is a lot more susceptible to regular dips below 30fps when there are lots of objects, complex geometry, and/or explosions on screen."

That means you can get away with less powerful hardware for Dead Rising 3, at the expense of not having a rock steady 30 FPS. We put a couple of cards performing below the minimum requirements to see how they stacked up, and you can see the results for yourself below.

Dead Rising 3 Benchmark Comparison AMD Radeon HD 6670, GeForce GTX 650, and GeForce GTX 570

 

The Radeon HD 6670 definitely struggled and is right at the bottom of where we would say Dead Rising 3 is a playable experience. Those frame rate drops down to 16 make it a difficult experience to play and not one we'd necessarily recommend. The GeForce GTX 650 performs quite a bit better, only dipping as low as 22 FPS when we threw everything at it, but pulling in an average frame rate of 30 throughout normal gameplay.

On our Dead Rising 3 Graphics Card benchmark and comparison page you can check to see how your card stacks up in comparison to the Radeon HD 6670 and the GeForce GTX 650 to determine how playable your Dead Rising 3 experience will be. Anything above the Radeon HD 6670 should be just about playable, while anything around the power of the GeForce GTX 650 will deliver a pretty solid experience with occasional dips. 

Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition should be unlocking worldwide on Steam for everyone tomorrow, on September 5th. If you give Dead Rising 3 a go and you've got a system below the minimum requirements we'd love to know what sort of frame rates you are getting, be sure to let us know your benchmarks and specs in the comments section below!

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03:06 Sep-18-2014

maybe. download and find out. upgrade your cpu if you have any trouble running it. this game is awesome

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23:26 Oct-05-2014

I played the game and realized i cant play at stable 30 fps on lowest settings. what in my Rig should i upgrade soon i think the cpu am i right?

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09:46 Sep-06-2014

I found this game didn't run quite as badly as some people are saying but it's not great. With the unlocked framerate, I can get up to 70fps if there are no large groups of zombies on screen. With large numbers of zombies on screen like the opening areas with the crashed plane), the framerate drops to just above 30. During gameplay it fluctuates between 45 and 65. Seems to be running better on AMD

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12:18 Sep-06-2014

HD 7990 and FPS droping down to 45fps? And you say the game is not so bad optimizated XD

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17:51 Sep-06-2014

That is the reason the devs locked the framerate to 30 fps. That is one thing I am going to keep an eye out for with newer games. If the game is released on launch day with a cap of 30 fps and a person has to actually go through the game files to change the cap limit to a higher number, that is a sure sign that the game is not well optimized.

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21:12 Sep-05-2014

Bad Port....

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17:52 Sep-06-2014

I second that... :(

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18:03 Sep-05-2014

I'm going to try the fps unlock, I can't stand to play it at 30fps
Cutscenes play at 22fps with alot of screen tearing.

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18:07 Sep-05-2014

Expect drops to low 30's...

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21:36 Sep-05-2014

I fixed it with the unlock, get around 55-60fps, depending how action heavy the situation is.

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01:23 Sep-06-2014

yup this works im getting 32 to 50 fps high settings 1080p monitor res and game quality on 720p

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17:12 Sep-05-2014

Regardless of what the average fps from GTX 570 on low is, this is just horrible optimization... The GTX 570 can run Crysis 3 on very-high no AA at 1920x1080 at 35-40 fps and Metro: Last Light at 40-45 fps...

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03:07 Sep-12-2014

570 running crysis 3 on v high? It would be lucky to avg 25fps...I had a 580 and it wasn't playable on v high, only on high with 40ish avg fps @ 1080p.

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16:48 Sep-05-2014

VLC is that you?

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14:52 Sep-05-2014

Can I Run It???

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14:55 Sep-05-2014

low if you add 4gb more ram memory

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03:08 Sep-18-2014

lol no chance

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03:21 Sep-18-2014

lol on his resolution 1024x768 and with 4gb more ram there is a chance...

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13:59 Sep-05-2014

Can someone tell me if i can run it in low settings ?

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14:23 Sep-05-2014

strong dual core+4gb ram,maybe low settings if you add 4gb of ram memory...

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11:12 Sep-05-2014

Gameplay on MAX setting r9 290 60FPS lock:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiM-P_iHpoo

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03:14 Sep-18-2014

I avg 75fps on ultra

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08:31 Sep-05-2014

How Much Can I Get In This Guyss ???

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10:19 Sep-05-2014

it is so hard to tell because of your dual core cpu and 4gb ram memory,maybe low extra low...upgrade cpu and add 4gb more memory and you will play the game on tweaked high settings no aa on 900p :)

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13:21 Sep-06-2014

yp thts true im getting one hell of shuttering its unplayable :/

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15:10 Sep-06-2014

:( it is bad optimised very bad,ram usage is up to 4.58 gb...and dual core it is not enough because there is a lot zombies out there...upgrade your cpu+4gb ram soon as possible,good luck mate :)

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05:27 Sep-05-2014

can i run this game ? :) and does it worth to buy ?

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17:14 Sep-05-2014

i think your cpu bottlenecks your gpu

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17:15 Sep-05-2014

had an fx 6300 and it bottlenecked my current gpu

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17:21 Sep-05-2014

with overclock there will not be bottleneck...maybe he can get fx 8320

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19:51 Sep-05-2014

am asked not about bottleneck -_- , i asked can i run this game, this game capped at 30fps no problem for me, and i know what my cpu bottlenecks gpu but not in all games , in watch dogs, crysis 3 and GTA 4 in this games bottleneck is horrible in over games no bottlenek at all still , can run battlefield 4 at ULTRA WITH 80fps , still can run maxed without any bottleneck metro LL and 2033 redux..

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20:37 Sep-05-2014

yes you can run it at 1080p

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02:38 Sep-05-2014

installing xd

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02:48 Sep-05-2014

Good luck :)

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00:48 Sep-05-2014

Its a no for me right :P ? i'm aiming for 720p on low or w/e the lowest options are.

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00:13 Sep-05-2014

Awesome pc port! Max settings with AA.

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19:50 Sep-04-2014

Its Capcom, what did you all epxect? :) Every single game from them is horribly optimized..

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19:54 Sep-04-2014

i didnt expect anything,i think that is the best for all,they all disappoint when games come out

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22:33 Sep-04-2014

why is it considered horribly optimized when they raise the graphic standard. remember theres more to a games graphics than just a pretty picture like they described.

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19:36 Sep-04-2014

will i even be lucky to play this on low settings?

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19:47 Sep-04-2014

medium settings 720p no aa

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18:26 Sep-04-2014

I would like to say that the system requirements are not true! For Example the game is capped on 30 fps so with a GTX 660 OC Gygabite and an intel core i5 3350p i managed to play it on 900P with everything else maxed and on! I had no problems constant 30FPS with no drop!

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21:17 Sep-04-2014

What about 1080p?

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12:53 Sep-05-2014

Im running this game on my current rig at 1080p at tweaked high settings and its running ok until now (ive played only about 2 hours in the casual difficulty Co-Op Story mode).

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18:24 Sep-04-2014

I think I can run this game at high at full hd resolution with my rig.But not sure at how many frames.

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19:49 Sep-04-2014

upgrade your ram to 8gb and you will get stady 30 fps full hd max settings no aa

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18:18 Sep-04-2014

I believe the reason Capcom and some other companies set the "minimum" requirements so high is that they have had support nightmares in the past with people at the stated minimum spec asking for support and causing bad PR.

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19:28 Sep-04-2014

Yeah I have to agree. It is sometimes far safer for Devs/publishers to submit higher system requirements to avoid large numbers of people complaining.
Say this comment happened in a worse case scenario "Hey, I met the minimum requirements you officially claimed and your game sometimes dropped to 28 FPS on my system. Everyone knows 30 FPS is needed for the absolute minimum requirements and a stable acceptable, playable experience."
Then, when that complaint becomes viral and tonnes of people group together with the same complaint, the publisher is legally forced to pay out huge amounts in compensation.
Obviously thats an extreme case but you get the idea. It is probably just safer for them to pump up the requirements and let sites like GD and its tech savvy members figure it out for themselves.

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12:39 Sep-05-2014

Yeah... Games like RE6 and MG Rising scared the alalalalala out of people

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15:18 Sep-05-2014

i ran re6 on a gt730m at tweaked ultra with atleast 45fps

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| 60FPS, High, 1080p
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| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
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100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
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| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
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100% Yes [1 votes]
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100% Yes [4 votes]
| High, 1080p
Core i5-10400 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
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Athlon II X2 245 GeForce GTS 250 4GB
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Ryzen 7 2700X Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB 16GB
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Core i7-10700K 8-Core 3.8GHz GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Phenom II X6 1100T GeForce GTX 1050 EVGA Gaming 2GB 8GB
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 16GB
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Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
| 30FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz GeForce GTX 1050 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Core i5-4460 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte OC 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
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