Wizards, knights and thieves. The three pillars of beardy greatness, and the foundations upon which Frozenbyte has built one of the most adored 2D platforming series out there today. 2D that is, until today, whence Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power reaches out and latches onto another dimension of platform hopping pleasure.

The three hapless heroes inadvertently set loose a powerful, ancient sorcerer when meddling with the titular Trine, embarking on a wondrous journey to repair the damage they've caused. Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power's leap to the third-dimension is all well and good, but it comes at a cost. Before you hop in for some puzzle platforming fun you'd well to check out the official Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power system requirements. 

Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2115C 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon II X3 460 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 260 or Radeon HD 4870
  • HDD: 4GB available space
  • DX: DirectX 10

Trine 3: The Artifact of Power Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-540 3.06GHz or AMD Athlon X4 730 2.8GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 270

If you cast your mind back to Trine 2's system requirements then you'll notice these are a hefty leap on. It's worth bearing in mind it's been nearly four years since its predecessor, and the 3D environments are sure to be a lot more demanding. Headache-inducing bloom effects aside, Trine 3 is a beautiful looking game, and if you want to enable all of the effects such as volumetric fog and lighting, then you're going to need a more powerful graphics card.

By today's standards Trine 3's minimum requirements aren't massive though and there's little here to cause massive concern. You'll be after a fairly decent dual-core processor as a minimum, backed up by what are now some aging graphics cards. 

The recommended requirements for Trine 3 are quite a bit higher, and they're definitely pushing the boundaries of what we'd expect to have to use to max it out. Both the 750 Ti and the R9 270 are extremely capable graphics cards, but we'd expect them to handle Trine 3 with ease, so don't worry if you're running with a rig a little below this. The 8GB RAM requirement also seems a little lofty, we'd be surprised if 4GB wasn't more than enough.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Trine 3: Artifacts of Power benchmark chart

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