Another year, another NBA, but what does NBA 2K16 hold in store for us? Visual Concepts basketball sim is back, promising to be the most true-to-life recreation of shooting hoops yet. The headline feature is the all-new MyCAREER experience, bizarrely written by acclaimed film director Spike Lee.

In NBA 2K16 you'll get the opportunity to guide your player from fledgling dunker to world champion, eventually taking control of an entire NBA franchise. Hardened b-ball fans will be interested in one thing and one thing only though, those roster updates. Before you get your sneakers on however, find out whether your gaming rig is a three-pointer or a violation waiting to happen with the official NBA 2K16 system requirements.  

NBA 2K16 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ 2.1 GHz
  • RAM: 2GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 512 MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 340 512MB or AMD Radeon HD 3600 Series
  • HDD: 50GB Free Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 10.1
  • Audio: DX 9.0c Compatible Sound Card
  • Additional: Keyboard or dual-analog gamepad

NBA 2K16 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-670 3.46 GHz or AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2048 MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon R7 260X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • Additional: Dual-analog gamepad

NBA 2K16 is set to be an evolution rather than a revolution. Last year we had the jump to an updated engine, this year is a refinement of what's already there. With that in mind it comes as little surprise the NBA 2K16 requirements are practically the same as last year's edition. The only changes you're going to spy here are in the CPUs. The recommended processors for NBA 2K16 are in fact lower than last years. This probably isn't due to optimisation on Visual Concepts' end, but rather last year's version had processor requirements which were unrealistically high. Much lesser processors were capable of maxing it out, and that's reflected here.

Other than that, if you could manage last year's game then you should be fine with meeting the NBA 2K16 system requirements. 64-bit Windows is a must, but aside from that the minimum requirements are right at the low end. Recommended requirements aren't exactly sky-high, with the low-mid tier GeForce GTX 750 Ti and AMD's Radeon R7 260X both capable of hitting close to max settings.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the NBA 2K16 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the NBA 2K16 benchmark chart. What do you make of the NBA 2K16 system requirements? Let us know!