Dragon Age Inquisition System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on Fri, Oct 10, 2014 7:45 PM
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Dragon Age Inquisition is out on November 18th in the US and following closely in the EU. Bioware have had a slightly up and down time with this series. Dragon Age Origins, which is currently free, was a huge success and a startling new IP, but the fan base felt that Dragon Age 2 pandered too much to the console generation. Missing out on the depth of the classic.

Dragon Age Inquisition is the third installment and meant to bridge the gap between those previous two titles, while still delivering a huge in depth story and gameplay mechanic that appeals to the masses. Well today we have been told the Dragon Age Inquisition system requirements so we can check to see how well our PCs will run DAI specs. I can tell you now, the recommended reqs are pretty heavy while the minimum reqs are fairly gentle, suggesting that it is catering for all PCs.

In Dragon Age Inquisition you are set to travel the lands of Thedas, a place fraught with strife, where factions are constantly in conflict with one another, while a demonic force builds in preparation for war. DAI will place the hero player in the role of saviour.

Dragon Age Inquisition Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD six core CPU @ 3.2 GHz, Intel quad core CPU @ 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB of system memory needed
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7870 or Radeon R9 270 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
  • GPU VRAM: 2 GB graphics card memory
  • HD: 26 GB hard drive space required
  • DX: 11 Direct X
  • Control: Gamepad or Keyboard & Mouse

Dragon Age Inquisition Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 or 8.1 64-bit
  • CPU: AMD 4xCore @ 2.5 GHz / Intel quad core CPU @ 2.0 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: AMD Radeon HD 4870 / NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
  • GPU VRAM: 512 MB
  • HD: 26 GB
  • DX: 10 Direct X
  • Control: Keyboard & Mouse

The minimum graphics requirements are pretty easy going in DAI, with the ancient but stalwart 8800 GT finding its place again. The minmum requirements are requesting a quad core from either AMD or Intel which seems interesting and one we will be exploring further once the game is released in November. Likewise the recommended system memory is asking for a not entirely uncommon but still pretty serious 8GB RAM. This year has seen quite a few of those sorts of RAM requests but not all of the games asking for it really needed or used 8GB RAM. So it seemed like it was a little over kill.

We are told that the PC version of Dragon Age Inquisition is going to allow the PC gamer to customise their visual experience, through a plethora of graphics settings and video resolution options. With 4K screen resolution and AMD Mantle support with its PC purpose built HUD.

UPDATE: Forgot to mention that the resolution will be 1080p on PS4, while the Xbox One will have 900p.

UPDATE 2: The Graphics card VRAM for recommended system requirements has been lowered from 3GB to 2GB VRAM.

A greater focus this time around has been put back on the round by round tactical strategy approach to combat, harking back to classic roleplaying games like Baldurs gate and Dragon Age Origins. While you can play Dragon Age 3 with a gamepad/controller it is also "fine tuned" for mouse and keyboard gameplay style as well.

So how is your rig going to fair against the Dragon Age Inquisiton? Will you be able to play this at max or are you expecting to have to make some serious adjustments to get it to run smoothly? Also who is looking forward to this and who enjoyed DA Origins and DA2?

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21:06 Oct-16-2015

Haha sorry about putting the requirements round the other way.
But still, I got to keep you guys on your toes, right? Cant have you thinking you know exactly what I am going to say before I Zebra.
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00:05 Oct-17-2014

hahha nice one :D

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00:37 Nov-05-2014

I think, I will play Full HD and High detail * Not ultra ;)

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09:15 Oct-14-2014

i think i'll be able to run this just fine. can't wait to get some coop going with friends

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21:24 Oct-12-2014

Finally a game I can struggle to play with my rig

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15:49 Oct-12-2014

I can't wait to get my hands on DA 3 :)

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17:11 Oct-11-2014

Well would you look at that... Actually reasonable system requirements... Do you see this Ubi and Activision...? Do you f@cking see this...?
EDIT: I doubt this game actually requires a quad core minimum... 3 GHz dual core like with Crysis 3 and BF4 seems more realistic...

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10:47 Oct-11-2014

consider it ...maxed

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17:19 Oct-11-2014

High is more likely... This game runs on Frosbite 3 and I recall GTX 650 ti and HD 7770 managing high on 1280x1024 or 1600x900 resolution in BF4 but not max... Also, you might have to disable SpeedTree...

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09:46 Oct-11-2014

YES!!!!!
A game that supports DX 10

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09:45 Oct-11-2014

I know i'm going to probably get a bit of heat for this but am I the only one who isn't interested in this game? From what i've seen from it, the combat seems very much like DA2. which turned a solid rpg gaming experience in to a stupid button basher. I know the above article suggests that they've focused more on making the combat similar to Origins but i'm still not sure from what i've seen. Might have to see some videos when it's released i think.

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09:27 Oct-11-2014

i want to ask what different between 1080p vs 1440 vs 4k resoultion in gaming?thank you

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10:21 Oct-11-2014

Larger resolution, more pixels, therefore sharper picture - but needs a larger monitor to actually notice the difference and has to support the resolution - also, you need a better graphic card to have better fps

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15:33 Oct-11-2014

thank for the answer sir..right now i'm gaming with 1440p or 1600 resolution..i already got 4k 38' monitor by the way..the image really sharper but when i vrack up to 4k hahah sure below 40fps in certain games like crysis3 and metro last light.

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09:15 Oct-11-2014

pls don't do this again, i read gt 8800 reccommended :D

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09:10 Oct-11-2014

what settings and fps will i get when running this game?...

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19:59 Oct-11-2014

You should be able to max it without any issues. The FPS is harder to tell before the game comes out though.

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09:06 Oct-11-2014

http://forum.bioware.com/topic/515302-dragon-age-inquisition-pc-screenshots-system-requirements-and-hands-on/page-18
A bioware dev has corrected the VRAM requirement on the recommended requirements. It is actually 2GB.

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08:51 Oct-11-2014

funny...that my PC can still handle next-gen games with 30 fps O.O but sstill....i dont know how...

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07:36 Oct-11-2014

Felix, y u put the recommended part first? I nearly had a heart attack :'(

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07:32 Oct-11-2014

can i play this game?

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05:35 Oct-11-2014

So guys im a big fan of these series, will i be able to play this at least on low?

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06:39 Oct-11-2014

to medium buddy

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11:52 Oct-11-2014

Omg hope so , ty for replying fast!! +rep to you mate

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04:51 Oct-11-2014

haha got a shock of my life when i saw a 8800gt for a "recommended " requirement. turn out to be the minimum. please make it a standard where minimum req comes before the recommended req

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04:19 Oct-11-2014

Thanks Bioware :'3 and 26 GB? thanks again !!
Damn, i can't wait to see Varric and Bianca in action :3

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04:02 Oct-11-2014

Am I the only one that's a little bugged that there's only eight ability slots? In Origins and DA2 I used up the majority of the space by the end of the game (easily 20).

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