Rainbow Six Siege System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Nov 11, 2015 10:10 AM
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After years spent watching from afar, Ubisoft wants a slice of that delicious multiplayer pie this holiday with the launch of Rainbow Six Siege. After watching the success of Call of Duty and Battlefield, it was only a matter of time until Ubisoft created what it hopes is an FPS competitor.

Pitting two teams of counter-operatives against one another in frantic close-quarters battles, Rainbow Six Siege promises to have all the tactical nous of the Tom Clancy games with all the action of Counter-Strike. It's out on December 1st and poised to become the shooter of choice during the upcoming holidays, but before you go and flashbang yourself in the face, make sure you can out the official Rainbow Six Siege system requirements. 

Rainbow Six Siege Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-560 3.3GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz
  • RAM: 6GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5870
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 30GB Free Hard Drive Space

Rainbow Six Siege Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7970
  • HDD: 47GB Free Hard Drive Space

As expected, these official requirements for Rainbow Six Siege fall exactly in line with the recent beta tests. Keys for this were given out like candy so hopefully plenty of you got to play Rainbow Six siege first-hand and judge performance on your rig. The only alteration here is obviously the increased installation size. The beta test was limited to select maps, so the full game weighs in at a hefty 47GB. You can opt for a smaller 30GB installation, presumably lacking single-player training and/or higher quality audio. 

Looking at these system requirements for Rainbow Six Siege they seem fairly sensible, particularly for a Ubisoft title in this day and age. In fact the minimum requirements are very reasonable, so it's good to see the relatively ancient GTX 460 and Radeon HD 5870 can get something out of this game. The minimum processor and memory demands are a slight jump up but nothing to cause too much concern. Rainbow Six Siege's fully destructible environments could well be the cause here, so if you're down at the minimum you could see frame rate drops when things get hectic. 

If you want to crank the settings up you'll of course need a little more firepower. The GTX 670 and the HD 7970 are both still very capable GPUs,  but if you're after more modern equivalents then look towards the GeForce GTX 960 and Radeon R9 380.

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

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18:14 Nov-12-2015

What settings and resolution for my pc?
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00:41 Nov-13-2015

I think high settings 60 fps at 1080p is pretty much guaranteed. Probably very close to ultra even. But of course we need to wait for the game to release to be sure.

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13:07 Nov-12-2015

Damn I got lucky with the recommended requirements! :)

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13:05 Nov-12-2015

What I don't understand about these games is why they need so much hdd space, 50 GB is bigger than an OS. I remember in the early 2000s 1 GB was considered big for a game. Holy sheit 50 GB ??

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08:21 Nov-12-2015

Can go for high, 60 fps?

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13:18 Nov-12-2015

Considering that your GPU is around the minimum requirement I would say no.

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22:15 Nov-11-2015

Hmm, looks good. How will my laptop handle this?

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01:16 Nov-12-2015

Ultra settings 30+ fps @ that resolution.

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20:42 Nov-11-2015

WOW,I'm impresed by these!!Unbelieveable!!!

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17:30 Nov-11-2015

finally a game which all gamers can enjoy no matter low end or high end :)

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15:59 Nov-11-2015

Thank you!

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15:33 Nov-11-2015

I came here expecting to see something like a GTX 760 or R9 280 in minimum and GTX 980 or R9 390X in recommended... I am indeed pleasantly surprised...

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14:49 Nov-11-2015

Are these reasonal requirements I see horizon ? Oh , no , they can't be.. But , how ... It's... Ubisoft!

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14:14 Nov-11-2015

Nobody is saying low req for this game and bad optimization lol..

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13:58 Nov-11-2015

Those are actually pretty good requirements

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13:56 Nov-11-2015

Seems pretty reasonable. I thought i had read some news that this was supposed to actually have a campaign. Not sure if its true, if it is might pick it up if its a good release. Its its like black ops no thanks haha.

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12:11 Nov-11-2015

What most people read for requirements, i3, gtx 460, 6gb ram, what I read after being betrayed by watch dogs, Intel i7 4770k gtx 980ti 16gb ram.

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12:07 Nov-11-2015

How is the r9 fury even compared to the 670, 960 and hd 7970 lol? But I loved that "before you flashbang yourself in the face" :P. Very Jon type of joke :P

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11:25 Nov-11-2015

So this doesn't have a campaign? :(

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11:34 Nov-11-2015

Nope, it has terrorist hunt but that's about it.

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12:20 Nov-11-2015

Damn I really need a good shooter with a campaign right now. Both BO3 and fallout 4 couldn't satisfy me :(

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13:57 Nov-11-2015

Fallout 4 couldn't satisfy you?!?!?!?

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10:45 Nov-11-2015

For Ubisofts standarts this looks pretty good, if it turns out to be true! Still for this game and for AC Syndicate, before I see reviews I won't buy them!

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10:39 Nov-11-2015

The requirements are really interesting. I could max out the game in the beta with 60+ FPS and with these requirements I think I can achieve the same. Yet one question remains, the textures in the beta weren't that of a next-gen game, I know that the ultra textures were locked in the beta but I am worried that these requirements indicate lesser graphics than I'd hoped, however, this doesn't degrade the game in any possible way.

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11:49 Nov-11-2015

though exactly the same thing-!-! the textures werent great!

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10:35 Nov-11-2015

nice requirement i think its balnce

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10:33 Nov-11-2015

Not bad if true

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12:08 Nov-11-2015

The beta benchmarks indicate that these requirements are pretty accurate :)

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