Asteroids: Outpost System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 5:30 PM
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When the first screens for Asteroids Outpost came along it was a bold reminder of just how far we've come. In 31 years gaming has progressed from five-sided polygons drifting around a 2D space to a multiplayer survival sequel in which players must battle for resources and colonise asteroids, building vast bases and claiming vast swathes of territory.

Two games in the same series, two very different experiences - Asteroids: Outpost is the latest effort from Atari at revitalising its old brands. The cynical among us might look at it as slapping a gaming classic on a flavour of the month genre, but deep down we know we all want to be deep space miners, staking claims and defending against invaders. Before you set up your pitch though, you're going to have to find out whether your PC is up to the task with the official  Asteroids Outpost system requirements.    

Asteroids: Outpost Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-530 2.9 GHz or AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core 2.3 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 275 or Radeon R7 250X
  • HDD: 4GB available space
  • DX: DirectX 10

Asteroids: Outpost Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-750 2.66GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1035T 2.6GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 or AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • HDD: 8GB Available Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

 If, like me, you looked at these system requirements with bewilderment, then don't worry, you're in good company. In terms of visuals Asteroids: Outpost isn't exactly anything to write home about; Salty Games is no doubt going for an impressive sense of schedule rather than minute attention to detail. Based on this we'd suggest the system requirements for Asteroids: Outpost, in particular the graphics cards, are a little high. 

When Asteroids: Outpost arrives though it'll still be in Early Access so these might indeed be what you'll need initially, which equates to a pretty damn decent gaming rig from the last five years or so as a minimum. With large environments and presumably supported for many, many players it's likely to be the CPU that's hardest hit when playing Asteroids Outpost, so if you've got a decent i3 of Phenom processor you should be set. 

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

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20:41 Mar-17-2015

Asteroids: more demanding than Far Cry 4. Thus spoke Zarathustra.

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18:46 Mar-17-2015

Those strange requirements :D
Comparing a 5 year old dual gpu to a slightly dated high-end gpu.
The phenom ii x6 blows this first gen i5 out of it's socks.

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20:43 Mar-17-2015

For me, its amazing how good the phenom ii x6 are. So old and they kick ass.

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21:18 Mar-17-2015

Only if you could say that for the x4's :/

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21:22 Mar-17-2015

If you read some of the latest articles about CPU bottlenecking, you'd find out that tje x4 are pretty good considering their age, and they apparently don't bottleneck the GTX 970. ( maybe a little, depending on the game). Basically, its a good CPU :)

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22:55 Mar-17-2015

You guys didn't know that phenom ii x4 don't bottleneck? :D
People are so afraid of bottlenecks nowadays, it's just funny. Or it's because most people on forums say i5 or bottleneck... but that's not true. An athlon x4 860k or fx 4350 or phenom ii x4 980 can be used with a gtx 980(for example) no problem without bottlenecking it, but they will have 5-10fps lower than i5 haswells lets say.

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22:56 Mar-17-2015

I actually wish I had a phenom II cpu, but back in 2007-2011 my old core 2 duo was playing everything more than fine.

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06:07 Mar-18-2015

I baerly run arma 2 on medium 1080p all drivers update still I play ac bf maxed :D

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12:49 Mar-23-2015

Arma games run like crap for everybody.

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18:32 Mar-23-2015

Arma 2 needs an IBM to run well...

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18:08 Mar-17-2015

hi guys! this game will be single player too or only multiplayer? thanks

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01:25 Mar-18-2015

only multiplayer most likely

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20:01 Mar-20-2015

thanks mate

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