Pillars Of Eternity System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 11:30 AM
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The continued success of digital downloads and Kickstarter projects hasn't just resulted in a massive influx of pixel-art inspired platformers, it's also seen a massive resurgence in computer RPGs. Back in the heyday of cRPGs BioWare and Black Isle were killing it with the likes of Baldur's Gate, Planescape Torment and Icewind Dale.

They were the AAA PC gaming releases of their day, and now they're back and bigger than ever, and Obsidian's Pillars of Eternity looks to be the most impressive homage yet. Recapturing the sense of adventure from gaming past, Pillars of Eternity will be coming to PC on March 26th, and takes players on a sprawling quest for lost treasures in order to solve ancient mysteries, with a branching story and deep character customisation ensuring no two playthroughs of the same. Before you dust off your cloak of +6 awesomeness though, check out if your gaming rig is up to the task with the official Pillars of Eternity system requirements.

Pillars of Eternity Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.66GHz  or AMD Athlon II X2 220 2.8GHz
  • RAM: 4GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 512MB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 230 or AMD Radeon HD 5570 512MB
  • HDD: 25GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 9

As expected these requirements are extremely low, and that's because Pillars of Eternity is mimicking BioWare's ancient Infinity Engine that was used for Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, remade in Unity. These system requirements for Pillars of Eternity are therefore extremely inclusive, and it is game that will probably run great even on run-of-the-mill laptops and work PCs. Considering how low much of the rest of the requirements are we'd say that the 4GB RAM demands seem a little on the high side, so we'd expect to be able to play Pillars of Eternity with considerably less than this.

The only other eye-catching thing about these requirements is the Pillars of Eternity install size. 25GB seems absolutely massive for an isometric RPG, and we're going to have to chalk this up to an absolutely massive world with a significant amount of voice acting, probably in numerous languages. To put that 25GB in perspective, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was only 6GB at launch. 

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

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14:24 Jan-15-2015

I'm gonna wreck this game.

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13:30 Jan-15-2015

Triple A gaming is not what it used to be. I'm not likely to upgrade my computer soon. I've finished hundreds of games on this system, and there are a ton more to play. Upgrading for 5-6 yearly triple A releases is not worth it anymore.

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12:10 Jan-19-2015

It's all true, but why mentioning it under an article about PoE sys requirements? Except for HD space, everything else is a joke, this game will run on any non-prehistoric computer for which I'm very grateful!

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20:30 Jan-29-2015

Because great upcoming releases such as PoE show that great "modern" gaming experiences can be had without TripleA gaming and state-of-the-art hardware

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12:23 Jan-15-2015

This is my number 1 this year, TW3 falls second! :D

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18:30 Jan-15-2015

I'm looking forward to Torment more than Pillars. Though for me Witcher takes number 1. Been a fan of the books since '96, and the games since they came out.

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12:11 Jan-15-2015

After Resident Evil HD is released, this is the next big title I'm really looking forward ...... and of course ..... The Witcher 3 :D

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11:35 Jan-15-2015

Well, Wasteland 2 is 30GB isn't it? I doubt it's because of their magnificient high-res textures. Uncompressed sound files everywhere nowadays...

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12:36 Jan-15-2015

Eh, there's always a chance we are dealing with some 1080p cinematics and-or a bunch of different models to justify such a space hog. Speaking of which, though, I hope this one won't be another Wasteland 2; that was a game that really didn't live up to the hype, honestly.

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