The Evil Within Minimum System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Oct 3, 2014 1:00 PM
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When Bethesda and Tango Gameworks revealed The Evil Within system requirements last week they were every bit as shocking as the game hopefully will be. The GPU, VRAM and CPU requirements were enough to get any PC gamer cowering with fear, but now they're back with The Evil Within minimum system requirements which should be a little more reasonable. 

Tango Gameworks' blood-spattered horror adventure is one of the most anticipated titles this Fall, and when you've got Shinji Mikami, the brains behind the Resident Evil series, behind it, it's not difficult to see why. Before you get tucked into this nightmarish feast though, Bethesda has sent out word of new requirements for The Evil Within that are slightly more forgiving than those we were shown last week, so read on to find out whether your PCs going to be butchered or scrape through alive. 

The Evil Within Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 (64 bit) / 8 (64 bit)
  • CPU: Intel i7 Quad Core or similar (Intel Core i7-860S / AMD Phenom II X4 965)
  • RAM: 4GB of System Memory
  • VRAM: 1GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 / AMD Radeon HD 6850
  • HD: 50GB

Now these are some more reasonable requirements but they're still certainly no slouch either. The GPU requirements have come right down for the ridiculous requirements revealed last week, and now you'll need a graphics card with just 1GB of VRAM and DirectX11 support to get The Evil Within up and running. Still, both the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 and the AMD Radeon HD 6850 are relatively recent cards to have as an absolute minimum requirement. 

RAM and HD requirements remain identical but it's the CPU demands that are most eye-popping. Where the recommended requirements asked for an Intel Core i7, we expected to minimum requirements to take a significant dip. This doesn't seem to be the case, with Bethesda claiming you'll need an i7 quad-core processor or its equivalent as a minimum, the weakest of which is the Core i7-860S 2.53GHz and the AMD Phenom II X4 965, both currently ranking a 9 out of 10 on the GD hardware scale. 

As always these are just Bethesda's official requirements, and we wouldn't surprised if The Evil Within is playable of much weaker hardware, particularly in terms of CPU requirements. Keep checking back with Game Debate and we'll be sure to benchmark The Evil Within on lower-end systems.

You can check out the original The Evil Within recommended system requirements released last week here. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the The Evil Within System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the The Evil Within GPU benchmark chart. 

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16:16 Oct-05-2014

can't run this game soz

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18:48 Oct-05-2014

Of course!

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06:20 Oct-04-2014

can i run this game with low setting

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06:28 Oct-04-2014

Wait for benchmarks to come out. I don't think so... :(

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20:43 Oct-03-2014

yep, cant play this game.. sucker punch to my gpu's gonad

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20:48 Oct-03-2014

hmm, i know how it feels.

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21:40 Oct-03-2014

we should get an upgrade buddy.. oh shoot, are you on laptop?

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23:27 Oct-03-2014

yeah, i can't upgrade :)

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12:27 Oct-04-2014

it's tougher for you man, any plans on building a desktop?

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12:07 Oct-06-2014

no, i can't afford...you still lucky bro :)

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16:43 Oct-06-2014

well not really, i gotta do somewhat a full upgrade, cpu, gpu and psu, and i'm still saving for the gpu, still a long way to go.. save some money brother, if it's only for gaming, better go the amd way, more affordable, if only i did so when i built this rig

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20:23 Oct-06-2014

yeah, i have AMD card before, but it broken...i don't know if i can :P

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19:22 Oct-03-2014

this is crazy O.o, there is requesting more

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19:00 Oct-03-2014

Oh! I have the perfect joke: The requirements are more horrific then the game! XD

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17:43 Oct-03-2014

Its Shadow of Mordor all over again eh? :)

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18:45 Oct-03-2014

I hope so.

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17:37 Oct-03-2014

Those are the minimum system requirements...? Is this game running on CryEngine 5 or Frostbite 4...? Even BF4 and Crysis 3 had a minimum VRAM requirement of 512 MB...

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16:06 Oct-03-2014

they have to stop making it 50GB on thr HDD, Every game needs 50 GB how big HDD do we have to have for these games?

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16:35 Oct-03-2014

I'd say at least 1TB is good.

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16:49 Oct-03-2014

yes, that would be enough for 20 games if they are 50GB each.

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16:50 Oct-03-2014

Not quite. Don't forget system files take up some space. Also, music and video files. ;)

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16:58 Oct-03-2014

Haha, yea that's right. my head was only focusing on games here and forgot about the other stuff. ;)

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17:00 Oct-03-2014

:P

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19:34 Oct-03-2014

Yeah, there are some other stuffs that can take the entire 1 TB !!!!

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14:42 Oct-03-2014

I hope the optimization is as good as shadow of mordor. I mean people thought that game had bad optimization because of the high requirements specially the vram.

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14:44 Oct-03-2014

That's why you shouldn't sweat worrying about optimization UNTIL the game is released.

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14:30 Oct-03-2014

Where the hell do these CPU requirements come from?
But probably like Shadow of Mordor system requirements, these are inaccurate. (I hope)

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14:18 Oct-03-2014

I'm just scared with the game size than anything else now.

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17:23 Oct-03-2014

me too...that's why i don't like new games...because of the size. anyway, my rig isn't for gaming.

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14:07 Oct-03-2014

50 gb D:

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14:08 Oct-03-2014

i see you anas xD

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11:45 Oct-06-2014

:P

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23:41 Oct-03-2014

Anas999, is there any chance that you're from Singapore and played in MU SG?

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11:45 Oct-06-2014

ehhh no :/

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13:58 Oct-03-2014

Could I play on low with 30 fps if well optimized?

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13:59 Oct-03-2014

At that resolution, probably. :D

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18:32 Oct-03-2014

Thx for the reply :)

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13:56 Oct-03-2014

LOL :D

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13:41 Oct-03-2014

a bit high but within reason for a new game i guess. i should be able to do high or at least medium on this. not that i intend on playing it. too big of a coward for that xD

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13:34 Oct-03-2014

Here's the thing. The minimum i7 is from 2010, newer i5's and possibly even i3's should be able to play this game. The minimum required GPU isn't all that bad, I do realize that quite a few members will be unable to play it, but for the most part, reduced resolution and low settings should allow most to play this game!

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13:15 Oct-03-2014

i7 and gtx460 for minimum??? Even 4GB RAM isn't that low for minimum. That's sooooo 'next-gen'

I'm getting sick of this >.>

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13:27 Oct-03-2014

Don't worry it's just Bethesta
Wolfenstain The New Order had similar requirements and it worked good even on lower-end systems

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