Mortal Kombat X System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 11:30 AM
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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. 

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

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04:48 Mar-12-2015

I hope I can play on medium settings at least. I'm just like in disbelief that a fighter is that demanding

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17:25 Feb-05-2015

Do you think I'll be able to run this well on a 280x, 8 GB ram, with an a10-6700 apu?

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06:47 Feb-06-2015

Refer below my reply to Ghufran0071... You CPU is not as strong but your GPU is stronger...

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11:33 Feb-05-2015

oh no here we go again and this is just a fighting game what's with the high requirement? It's even higher than battlefield cops and robbers and GTA V which is an open world game.

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13:12 Feb-05-2015

Those "minimum" system requirements up there can run BF4, Crysis 3, Metro: Last Light on high settings, no AA at 1600x900 resolution... And they all use more advanced engines than this game...

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05:30 Feb-05-2015

Wow. I can run pretty nice and smooth MK Komplete Edition, but seems like I wont be able to run this one. Maybe, and only maybe if the optimization is good enof

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18:01 Feb-04-2015

Can i run it ?

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19:18 Feb-04-2015

This is a game with two characters fighting in a large room and it's running on Unreal Engine 3... If you can't run it on high to max, I'll hang myself...

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17:52 Feb-04-2015

this Game need that much CPU power 3770 ? Wired ! :/

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19:16 Feb-04-2015

Nah... No game uses hyperthreading... In fact, performance difference between i5 and i7 is NIL... Any i5 quad core Sandy Bridge and after will be enough for ultra in this game...

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17:20 Feb-04-2015

Isn't this game running on Unreal Engine 3...? So why are the system requirements like some super-demanding Unreal Engine 4 title...? And this is for two characters fighting in a large room...

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10:20 Feb-05-2015

If it was UE4 it would be even more demanding.

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16:45 Feb-04-2015

Those are some solid reqs brah :D I love Mortal Kombat :P

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16:37 Feb-04-2015

why does it that so many games coming out nowadays requires higher amd cards than nvidia cards for recommended settings. something is just not right

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16:34 Feb-04-2015

Awesome ! Finish him ! :D

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14:24 Feb-04-2015

Requirements are a little higher than what I expected. At least the game looks beautiful.

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11:59 Feb-04-2015

"NEXT GEN ARCADE GAME"..LOL...guys..is it using highly customized UE3 or basic UE4?

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12:01 Feb-04-2015

UE3

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11:56 Feb-04-2015

the CPU requirements are overhyped... it will probably need a quad core phenom and first gen i5 as a maximum and it will probably run NO problems on dual core cpus, unless they are dicks like ubi and make it not work on dual cores for NO reason, like far cry 4...

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13:42 Feb-04-2015

Well at least we will always have our hexa-cores...

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05:04 Feb-05-2015

The FX 6xxx is technically a tri-core.

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17:27 Feb-05-2015

it's not a tri-core.... it has 6 physical integer cores, that are sharing resources, quite different, it is a tri-module cpu for sure.

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01:46 Feb-16-2015

THANK YOU. I get so annoyed when people call it a tri-core, I don't even think it's legal to lie that much, plus, if it actually only had 3 cores, people would be making a fuss like with the 970 VRAM issue...

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18:54 Feb-16-2015

To be honest, I'd rather want my cpu to be a tri-core, with three cores as powerful as the six cores, so that games can utilize my cpu...

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11:50 Feb-04-2015

Hd 7950 is better than Gtx 660 but they still recommended Gtx 660 or Hd 7950.

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12:04 Feb-04-2015

in this case it's hard to tell if they are stupid, or if amd payed them to make fanboys buy more expensive gpus, or if nvidia payed them to make amd gpus look weak....
or none of the above, only they know.

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12:07 Feb-04-2015

None of the above I reckon. I'd say they tested it on what hardware they had available and just set it as that. Not every studio has the time or resources to narrow down the exact requirements unfortunately.

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18:00 Feb-04-2015

This is not some indie dev; two guys in a garage with a case of Mountain Dew and a dream. This is NetherRealm, backed up by Warner Bros and the Mortal Kombat IP. A quick call to any vendor (Nvidia, AMD, Intel) and they have all the hardware they could want.

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11:02 Feb-05-2015

I'd be very surprised if many devs at all went to the trouble of trying every single configuration in order to identify exact requirements. It's hassle for the QA department for little return (in their eyes) and in all likelihood they just take a stab at a reasonable cut-off point. Or they might take metrics from all of the developers playing the game and spin out an average. It's going to be something that's still getting worked on and optimised as we speak, so the exact requirements now might be void by launch.

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13:14 Feb-04-2015

Fortunately GD is here to check the game out when it comes out. So don't jump to conclusions just yet :)

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16:57 Feb-04-2015

Or it could just be flat out NVIDIA optimized. I've seen this trend lately. Where if the AMD gpu was better then NVIDIA, for recommended, then it was NVIDIA

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16:57 Feb-04-2015

optimized. Happened with assassin's creed unity, dying light far cry 4, watch dogs, and more.

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16:58 Feb-04-2015

Just my take on it :)

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17:14 Feb-04-2015

i think nvidia is trying to monoplise the market by showing they have upper hand

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17:11 Feb-04-2015

This is a Warner Bros published game so I expect it will have Nvidia plastered all over it and Nvidia have prelaunch access for optimisation purposes. Once again AMD will be left out in the cold as they won't be able to optimise because of the lack of source code from the dev due to some "eyebrow raising" GameWorks contract restriction placed on NetherRealm. Just my guess.

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11:39 Feb-04-2015

wat??? am i missing something here??? isnt mortal kombat that game with 2 characters fighting in a 20 by 20 meter room??? i7 3770?? Radeon HD 7950?? whats going on. oh and the 660ti is equivalent to the 7950 not the 660... people making a habit of underestimating AMD GPUs these days..

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11:41 Feb-04-2015

The GTX 760 is actually pretty much the HD 7950/R9 270X equivalent. An Intel i7 will not be needed as games do not utilise hyperthreads.

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11:55 Feb-04-2015

The 760 performs roughly the same as a 7950 Boost. The standard 7950 sits very slightly below the 660 ti.

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11:56 Feb-04-2015

i trully cant fathom why a game like this would require such immense CPU power. even the GPU requirements seem a bit too high.

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20:13 Feb-04-2015

The HD 7950 is the R9 280 (it was rebranded) not the 270x and I'm fairly certain that it's on par with the GTX 760.

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12:02 Feb-04-2015

Yeah, an i5 as a minimum requirement for a fighting game? I'm calling horse poop on that. There are very few games that actually NEED a quad-core, and they're far more complex, with huge maps and dozens of characters on-screen.

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16:48 Feb-04-2015

That is an old i5. It is similar to today's i3/pentiums I suppose

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08:32 Feb-16-2015

the i5 750 clocked at the same GHz as an i5 4670k is only 15-20% weaker, so it is much more than a i3 or pentium.

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11:37 Feb-04-2015

So basically you'll need an Intel i5, 8GB RAM and an R9 270X/GTX 760 to max out this game. That sounds awesome :P

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13:38 Feb-04-2015

Looks like we will be fine

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11:36 Feb-04-2015

It's the same ol' marketing strategy, even GTAV doesn't need i7 for recommended req. :p

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11:39 Feb-04-2015

When developers say that you need an Intel i7 it means that they used one to code their game and all you really need is an Intel i5 (since normal i7s are only 4 cores with hyperthreads). An Intel i5 is nothing more than a quad core and hyperthreads aren't used in games.

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00:32 Feb-06-2015

Why do people keep saying this? Games do use hyperthreading (I've seen use on pretty much all my threads in certain games), the reason an i5 is a better choice when only gaming is because the extra threads aren't a necessity.

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10:11 Feb-16-2015

you need to make a difference between use and benefit buddy.

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05:58 Feb-06-2015

The point is that it isn't needed in games.

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20:31 Feb-06-2015

You said that they're not used, they are, but yeah, they're not NEEDED.


Edit: Lol, the downvotes, one of the sole reasons people hold back on posting their opinions.

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