The Division System Requirements And PC Ultra Graphics Screens

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 4:00 PM
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A couple of days ago Tom Clancy's The Division's apparent system requirements leaked. As it turns out, these were absolutely correct. These are the final system requirements for The Division for its launch on March 8th. 

That's not all though, because we've also got a few additional titbits in regards to the PC release, including some brand new screenshots taken at Ultra graphics settings. And to be honest, if you were after the Xbox One footage, it doesn't look as if the PC version has suffered much of a visual downgrade at all, if any. Provided you've got the right hardware to power it, The Division is going to look absolutely stunning on PC. 

So a reminder then of The Division's system requirements. These are now 100% confirmed. 

The Division 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 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

You can read a detailed analysis of what we thought of these system requirements in our previous article. Suffice to say. there's a big gap between the minimum and recommended specs, so it looks as if The Division is nice and scalable and should work across a range of systems.

With that out of the way, a few more juicy details. The Division's user interface (UI) will be fully customisable on PC, so you can get it set up exactly how you want. Likewise, both mouse & keyboard and gamepads are fully remappable. We've seen already that there are heaps of graphics options to tweak. Also frame rates will be supported up to 144Hz. 

And then there's the small matter of those Ultra PC screens. As you can see, The Division is looking like a bit of a beauty. This is the first ever game to release on the Snowdrop game engine, so it should be a great taster of things to come from Ubisoft. 

Bit of a looker, eh?

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.

The Division's beta is set to run from next week, Friday, 29th January, through until Sunday, 31st January. Failing that, the full game hits PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 8th.

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03:43 Feb-18-2016

Settings for me?

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19:52 Feb-21-2016

at that resolution..Max settings and 60fps enjoy.

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18:24 Feb-07-2016

Settings?

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19:53 Feb-21-2016

MAx settings but probably not constant 60fps.

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02:29 Feb-04-2016

settings and FPS for me?

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19:35 Jan-29-2016

i really want it to be as massively detailed as it was in e3 trailers because it will be more lifelike then just some junks thrown in city

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16:26 Jan-29-2016

Done playing the beta...My settings all maxed out in 1080P at stable 60fps everwhere

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09:04 Jan-30-2016

I was done when the server died. XD

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03:22 Jan-29-2016

I'm doubtful that I can run this very well at 2K Ultra.

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03:25 Jan-29-2016

so am i.

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16:22 Feb-11-2016

me too

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21:48 Jan-28-2016

can i play at ultra?

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02:10 Jan-29-2016

Nope impossible:) You have plenty of ram but it's only ddr2,and your cpu is old,but your gpu is great.If it's well optimized you could try low setting with +-30fps but it's hard to know now because it's not released yet

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02:22 Jan-29-2016

it says fx 8350 is reccomended,i have 8cores aswell (dual cpu)
ddr2,yes...im upgrading to a newer xeon platform soon,dual lga1366 with 6core x5670's,and 24gb of ram per CPU,ddr3 triple channel.

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09:16 Jan-29-2016

xeon cpu is not for gaming ;/

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15:56 Jan-29-2016

^tell that to my gaming perf. that is also incorrect information,i7's are failed xeons. look at the way they bin the chips man.

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16:06 Jan-29-2016

ok,better buy intel i5 and ddr 3 ram or ddr 4...

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16:57 Jan-29-2016

i refuse anything less than a xeon,i need higher core count and more memory channels,ill stick to my dual tri channel ddr3 1333 with my 12cores and 24 threaded madness,my gtx 690 finally will be able to spread its wings.

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18:43 Jan-30-2016

why am i getting down thumbed?
i dont use these systems purely for gaming,i do 3d modeling (solidworks) and video editing,so more cores+higher mem bandwidth is what i need.

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18:50 Jan-30-2016

dont worry mate thumbs up for you :)

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05:13 Feb-02-2016

omg its really expensive solidworks!!:D

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19:40 Feb-02-2016

Nice rig for almost everything, and for games also
Linus also use xeon procesor for Project 7 Gamers 1 PC and its successfull.
Regards

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22:18 Jan-25-2016

so the 970 for 1080p or higher?

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22:48 Jan-25-2016

its for 1080p 30fps(or 60 i'm not sure).if you want to max it you have to be above the recommended

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15:49 Jan-25-2016

damn , that don't seem well optimized

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16:03 Jan-25-2016

Just curious, but why is that? The minimum is running on the ageing GTX 560 and a basic quad-core processor. Seems pretty well done to me. Of course, we'll see when it's released.

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16:46 Jan-25-2016

Intel i5 minimum is very high requirements. Intel i7 is very doubtful to be required. An Intel i5 is NOT any "basic" processor. It's a $200-300 CPU.

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16:52 Jan-25-2016

I5s are are very common processors these days. The I5-2400 in particular goes for around $180. For gaming, it really isn't that bad. The age of gaming on dual-cores is over, the same as gaming on an 8800 GTS.

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17:06 Jan-25-2016

The most common processors for the vast majority of users are Intel Atoms, Pentiums, Celerons, or i3s -- or alternatively AMD FX 4-6xxx series. Intel i5s are high end chips, and the fact that Intel i5s are $200+ alone definitely mean that they do not comprise of the average.

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17:09 Jan-25-2016

The vast majority of GPUs are more than likely Intel HDs also, but I'm talking about for gaming. No one is going to be gaming on Celerons and Pentiums... We're talking about a high-end game here.


It's unrealistic thinking these new games will run on an Intel I3 dual core and a 8800 or something.

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17:14 Jan-25-2016

I'm only stating that the majority of people do not own a CPU on the level of an Intel i5, i7, Xeon or AMD 6-8xxx series (or 9xxx series if someone is daft enough to buy into a pointless CPU). 99% of games only require a dual core to run effectively. It still makes zero sense that even a modern game REQUIRES quad cores

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20:41 Jan-25-2016

we are in 2016.Sooner or later all games will need a 4 core to run it but i'm agree with you, it's not everyone who have the money to upgrade for the latest i7 or the best gpu

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11:58 Jan-27-2016

yeah thanks everyone. Downvote me because I state facts.

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12:29 Jan-27-2016

I get that not everyone has an I5 or an I7, but that's the price of gaming. Sure developers could continue making games that only require a dual-core and GTS 8800, but where would that get us? Quad-cores have been around for about 5 years now and a basic one like the I5-2400 isn't that expensive. Even compared to buying a decent GPU for gaming. If you want to game, you have to upgrade. It's just the way it goes.

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10:25 Jan-25-2016

i5 2400 for the minimum?! it seems a bit too much.

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10:41 Jan-25-2016

you should be fine to run this game on high settings maybe with some tweaks to ultra no aa or little aa if optimisation is good :)

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05:57 Jan-25-2016

Could I run it?

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06:51 Jan-25-2016

I would say medium/high settings easily. Probably even tweaked all high settings. Happy Gaming!

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17:00 Jan-25-2016

Thanks a lot :)

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22:12 Feb-12-2016

Oh yeah, definitely

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19:01 Jan-24-2016

can i run this pls reply

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19:24 Jan-24-2016

Of course you can! Probably ultra settings, if your CPU can handle it.

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09:43 Jan-25-2016

OC your cpu maybe it will be bottleneck,but i think it will handle gtx 970 on your resolution :) and i hope its good optimised

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01:21 Jan-25-2016

high no problem

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04:09 Jan-24-2016

hope there no problem for me to max it 2k

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06:23 Jan-24-2016

No doubt.

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07:30 Jan-24-2016

Nope. I'd even say you should aim for 4k! That is what I'm going to do! Happy gaming!!

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08:28 Jan-24-2016

I got 4k monitor but that use with apiga cockpit for racing sim huhu
Anyway thank
Happy gaming

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20:54 Jan-23-2016

I think this game might be very well optimized. I'm going to put it through it's paces.

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17:25 Jan-24-2016

Yeah, but the requirements are fairly high though

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18:52 Jan-23-2016

What settings could I run it on? High maybe?

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00:38 Jan-24-2016

I'd think medium, just because the recommended requirements are often optimistic, from experience. Could be wrong though.

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11:05 Jan-24-2016

tweaked high-high settings no aa or little aa with extra options turned off or to low :)

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11:05 Jan-24-2016

depends on optimisation

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17:03 Jan-23-2016

Also, If you have cards like gtx 660, 270x, 670 etc, dont let this tickle your pickle. At 900p they can pack a powerful punch and if u dont mind 30 fps that is.

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18:37 Jan-23-2016

270X is a 1080p GPU dude.

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16:59 Jan-23-2016

When playing with the settings, remeber to keep shadows at lower rate. They suck up a lot of vram. This is for newcomers who like to keep textures at high.

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18:47 Jan-23-2016

Man screw that, max shadows ftw. It hasn't let me down so far!!

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14:37 Jan-23-2016

Will i be able to run tweaked ultra on 1080p or should i upgrade to a newer i7?

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15:14 Jan-23-2016

you re fine, that cpu is still a beast.
don't mind the requirement

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10:56 Jan-23-2016

Intel i7 as a requirement?? I doubt that. Surely it's Ubisoft getting confused between their game requiring quad cores vs quad cores (and up) w/ hyperthreading?

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11:00 Jan-23-2016

Yeah I'm not sure why developers do that, The Witcher 3, Fallout 4 and Metal Gear Solid also recommended I7's when an I5 is perfectly capable :)

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12:28 Jan-23-2016

and an i3 can run it too.only the best i3 out there btw.

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12:28 Jan-23-2016

...then again, this IS ubisoft...

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14:01 Jan-23-2016

lol

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10:26 Jan-23-2016

guys what could be a worth upgrade from an i7-4770 i wanted to take the 6700k but thats 10% only

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10:45 Jan-23-2016

Don't even think about upgrading your i7 4770. You're literally wasting your $$$

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10:46 Jan-23-2016

There is no worthy upgrade for you. An i7-4770 is a beast, and it's more than any game needs so why upgrade it?

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11:00 Jan-23-2016

Expanding on top of this -- unless you're doing heavy multimedia work, animation, and other 3D work you do not require an Intel i7, or a Xeon.

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11:26 Jan-23-2016

Yeah I know that and this is why I have my i7 really :D

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12:44 Jan-23-2016

daymn alrighttt guys thxx alot ill stick with mine iam already gettings that beast 980 ti but do u guys think is good to upgrade that to a titan x? also can i use ddr4 ram?

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14:13 Jan-23-2016

I don't know your current GPU but a GTX 980 Ti is a marvelous creation. Still, if your GPU is not outdated - something like GTX 760 or higher - I would advise you to wait for the next generation from NVidia and get the best out of your money.

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