The next generation of fighting games is almost upon us, with Mortal Kombat X kicking things off in a hyper-violent fashion. NetherRealm Studios is picking up where up right where it left off for the tenth main title in the Mortal Kombat series, delivering stunning looking fights with a real passion for bloodletting. 

What we've seen so far of Mortal Kombat X looks absolutely gorgeous, in a claret-y sort of way. At least four new fighters will be joining the roster, with every character now having three separate fighting styles to choose from, each with a unique moveset and of course X-Ray fatality move. Before you get busy ripping someone's spine out though, you'd best check out the Mortal Kombat X system requirements to see if your rig's up to the task. 

Mortal Kombat X Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz  or AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz
  • RAM: 3GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5850
  • HDD: 25GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Mortal Kombat X Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7950

In comparison to the last Mortal Kombat, these requirements for MK X are pretty damn high. The recommended requirements for Mortal Kombat are effectively the minimum requirements for Mortal Kombat X. The GPU demands are fairly middle-of-the-road, as is the RAM, but you're going to need a hefty processor to get Mortal Kombat X running smoothly if these requirements ring true. Both the i5-750 and the Phenom II X4 965 are no slouches, offering decent quad-core performance, and that's just the minimum. The 25GB install now also seems fairly mandatory following the leap to current-gen consoles, but it still easily makes Mortal Kombat X the biggest fighting game yet.

Moving on to the recommended requirements for Mortal Kombat X and these really are at the high end in terms of processors. The i7-3770 and the FX-8350 are some of the most powerful processors Intel and AMD produce, and seem pretty overpowered for a fighting game in a small arena effectively on a 2D plane. Crucially there's not masses of difference between the minimum and recommended GPU requirements for MKX, so we'd hope there's a little more wiggle room than this down the lower end of the scale. Mortal Kombat X also features an optional 40GB install, which likely includes higher resolution textures and/or video. 

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