The Division Beta System Requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Jan 21, 2016 10:19 AM
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System requirements for The Division's PC beta have purportedly arrived. I say that because there's been no confirmation from Ubisoft that these are legit just yet, but we suspect they are, arriving this close to the beta. The specs apparently come direct from Ubisoft Russia, who emailed out information ahead of the global rollout. 

The Division's PC beta starts on January 29th, so we were anticipating these arriving very soon. Ever since the world first laid eyes on The Division back at E3 2013, it's been widely hyped for its hyper-realistic visuals and authentic recreation of downtown New York, post disaster. Those lovely graphics don't just happen though, you need the hardware to back it up. So before you step foot in the Dark Zone, check out The Division's beta system requirements. 

As a reminder, these specs should be taken with a pinch of salt. We suspect they're real though, particularly considering how late they have arrived.

The Division Beta Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 560 or Radeon HD 7770
  • HDD: 40GB Available Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

The Division Beta Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290

First things first, those minimum requirements really aren't too shabby, so so there's a wide range of systems that should at least be capable of playing The Division. Look to the footage of the Xbox One version for examples of scalability. If you're down at the lower end of The Division's system requirements spectrum, expect to look and perform like that edition. 

Both the GTX 560 and the Radeon HD 7770 are relatively ageing mid-tier cards, but it seems there's still a bit of life in them yet. Make note of course that you'll need the 2GB flavours to run The Division. Also, as we're seeing increasingly more of, 4GB RAM just won't cut it, so Ubisoft tout 6GB as a minimum. Don't expect it to be too long until we start seeing games demand more than 8GB for recommended also. 

Jump up to the recommended specs for The Division and these are very hefty, but what else did you expect from Ubisoft? It's using the entirely new Snowdrop Engine, so it's not even as if we can compare and contrast with Assassin's Creed Syndicate. It is, however, likely the same engine to be used for Ghost Recon Wildlands, so this beta will be a great indicator of performance.

Nvidia's trusty GeForce GTX 970 makes the recommended spec, joined by AMD's Radeon R9 290. The former recently became the most popular graphics card on Steam, so clearly plenty of people are still going to be able to hit High settings regardless of the high specs. Depending on just how VRAM-heavy The Division is though, the Radeon R9 290 could have an advantage. That's thanks to being able to call on its full complement of video memory, rather than the 3.5GB + 0.5GB slower memory with the 970. 

As ever, these system requirements for Tom Clancy's The Division could change between the beta and launch, but just six weeks to go they do give us a very strong indicator. 

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

What do you make of these system requirements then? Does your rig make the grade?

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02:09 Jan-22-2016

nearly the same as ASC :o

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11:53 Jan-22-2016

This is just the Beta Requirements. We're yet to see the requirements for the final product.

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14:30 Jan-22-2016

Well I don't think the finished product will differ that much from beta spec but that's just me

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20:49 Jan-21-2016

I just got access to the beta today, such a nice surprise when I got home from work, can´t wait

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18:31 Jan-21-2016

I dont think ima pick this up as it says low settings for ne and i wanna play online so hope the best for beta to try and see

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17:44 Jan-21-2016

Does anyone know if there is still a way to get a beta code besides buying the full game?

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17:47 Jan-21-2016

You can buy them at G2A.com for 0.6 $

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17:52 Jan-21-2016

Or just preorder from amazon they send you the beta code in 5 min and then register it 1st then you get email from ubisoft then cancell preorder done

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17:48 Jan-21-2016

You can register for a key by joining waiting list, no guarantees though.

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19:18 Jan-21-2016

They are also are giving away several keys once a day on their division instagram.


Another batch is due today.

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21:23 Jan-21-2016

or just do what i said its free and takes five min tops to access beta code from amazon and its guaranteed to work and i mentioned free right and easy i do it

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21:24 Jan-21-2016

with all games that have exclusive beta access with preorder has not failed me yet

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17:14 Jan-21-2016

Damn 40 GB...
I hope the give us at least 3 days to preload, cause my Internet is a snail

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17:18 Jan-21-2016

I hear the preload for the Beta will start on the 25th :)

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19:26 Jan-21-2016

That's great to hear, thank you!

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20:40 Jan-21-2016

It's not official, just what I've read on various forums :)

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23:32 Jan-21-2016

You can start preloading on Tuesday, confirmed :)

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02:28 Jan-22-2016

Awesome, thanks!

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01:02 Jan-22-2016

It starts (as stated on The Division reddit) you will have 48 hours prior to pre-load the beta before release.

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17:02 Jan-21-2016

What settings and fps will i get with my rig?

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17:49 Jan-21-2016

I think Medium-High should be the best settings for you for 50+- FPS

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17:01 Jan-21-2016

Maybe I can run it

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17:51 Jan-21-2016

Sorry mate but you will probably get unplayable FPS even at low settings. Although you can try 720p-Low settings combo and see if you can get playable FPS

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16:48 Jan-21-2016

I hope these min and rec specs are more generous than black ops 3's on this site. Because those give a noticeably lower than PS4 quality if you want 60fps. Hate to burst everyone's bubble but those min req's won't match a console port title

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16:06 Jan-21-2016

what about me...settings? LOW?

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16:08 Jan-21-2016

Low tweaked to medium.

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17:15 Jan-21-2016

thanks mate

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18:24 Jan-21-2016

Maybe even medium. Battlefront has a HD 7850 as a minimum but I actually was getting 60 FPS on medium-high. You'll run it good either way, so don't worry :)

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18:28 Jan-21-2016

7800 series FTW

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16:01 Jan-21-2016

just got my beta code, can't wait. I think if your in the beta you also get like and orange character suit skin or somthing too so cool :D

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15:54 Jan-21-2016

What about me guys? What settings can i play on?

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15:57 Jan-21-2016

According to your system id say high but its beta so dont really know.

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15:37 Jan-21-2016

What perfomance/settings will I be seeing for lacking a CPU as strong as the 3770? It's only 11% higher than mine, but still.

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15:51 Jan-21-2016

You can play on Ultra with no problem. Maybe with some High settings but thats only if you want those few extra FPS. Overall your good to go Ultra ;)

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15:30 Jan-21-2016

now i feel like my dreams of playing this on the new rog monitor at 3440x1440p at 60 fps utra are crushed

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15:52 Jan-21-2016

Naahh... Im sure you can 1440p at Ultra for 50+-FPS

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16:00 Jan-21-2016

i said 3440x1440p, thats ultra wide

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16:03 Jan-21-2016

You have one hell of a gpu maybe not ultra but with a bit of tweak i think you can.

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18:11 Jan-21-2016

980ti is slow as hell. I hope Pascal arrives soon.

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17:54 Jan-21-2016

Ohh yea i didnt see that :/ In that case you can run it on High with some Ultra settings but man dont let that bother you :D You have a beast of a rig

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14:23 Jan-21-2016

I hope this trend of not going any higher then Readon 7870 for minimum specs continuous until I can finally buy a new GPU in a couple of months.

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14:44 Jan-21-2016

Usually you can play the game on even lower specs if you lower the resolution, etc. It's not an issue even if the 'minimum' reqs are higher.

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14:48 Jan-21-2016

Totally agreed.

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14:14 Jan-21-2016

Would it be playable on high settings with my system?

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14:29 Jan-21-2016

I'll say yes, you're well over the Minimum System requirements.

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13:49 Jan-21-2016

yes people this game is gonna need mad rig specs to play even at high let alone ultra mostly due to the weather visual system its planing on using and how they say its gonna have a 4hour long day time clock what that means ios load of gpu power need to process ton of differnt visual looks 4hours = 24hours game time

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14:47 Jan-21-2016

You mean like every other game these days? The Witcher 3 has a day/night cycle with weather conditions, GTA games have it, Skyrim, TESO, Fallout, Borderlands, etc. It's not a new thing :)

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15:03 Jan-21-2016

Hell, even Minecraft has it.

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22:15 Jan-21-2016

Age of Mythology has day/night cycles! That game is from 2002!

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13:02 Jan-21-2016

damn
how the hell im suppose to buy another 2gb of ram
and where to put it
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :((((

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13:27 Jan-21-2016

DDR2 :|

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13:51 Jan-21-2016

how can you only have 4gb of ddr 2 honestly you want me to send you my old 4gb ddr3 cause man id be surprised if your pc can even turn on which such old ram

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14:48 Jan-21-2016

A modern system with DDR2 would see no noticeable performance decrease over DDR3, so that's irrelevant. The relevant bit is him having just 4GB of it.

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12:54 Jan-21-2016

Damn it Divison you had one job to let it be a GTX 960 but had to go and one up to a 970....Shame...

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12:42 Jan-21-2016

will it run good on mine?

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14:18 Jan-21-2016

Probably on low, tweaked medium if you're lucky, at around 15 fps.

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18:35 Jan-21-2016

HAHAHA!

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For fak's sake

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Can They Run... |

| High,
Ryzen 7 2700 8-Core 3.2GHz Radeon RX 5600 XT Gigabyte Gaming OC 6GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1440p
Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Palit Super JetStream 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i7-11700K 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB Edition 32GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i7-4770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Inno3D Compact 6GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-9300H 4-Core 2.4GHz GeForce GTX 1650 8GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core 3.5GHz Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB OC Edition 16GB
60% Yes [5 votes]
Pentium Dual Core B960 2.2GHz Radeon HD 6950M 4GB
33.3333% Yes [6 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Athlon II X2 245 GeForce GTS 250 4GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 720p
Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
| High, 720p
Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 10GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 16GB
100% Yes [4 votes]