Adr1ft System Requirements Are Not Too Out Of This World

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Mar 7, 2016 5:30 PM
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A BBC reporter who demoed Adr1ft back at CES found themselves nearly throwing up and on the verge of having a panic attack. Need I say more? If you think you're up to the task then this is a Gravity-esque astronaut sim in which you're trapped, all alone, in the depths of space. Oxygen supplies are limited and keeping yourself oriented is an almost impossible task. Find a way home. Simple.

Take all that and strap on a virtual reality headset and you've got yourself a one way ticket to panic attack city. That sounds like a challenge too tempting to resist. Before you strap in and leave this world behind though, you probably want to make sure you've got a rig that's up to the task with the official Adr1ft system requirements. 

Adr1ft Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83 GHz or AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core 2.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 650 2GB or Radeon HD 7770 2GB
  • HDD: 6 GB Available Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Ard1ft Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 290
  • Optional: Oculus Rift headset for virtual reality (VR)

So up until now Adr1ft has been marketed as a VR experience, its launch timed to coincide with the arrival of the Oculus Rift. It's worth reiterating that Adr1ft, despite being Oculus compatible, will not require a virtual reality headset to run. As you can see the minimum requirements for Adr1ft are much lower than is required for either of the VR headsets, so this is just the basic rig needed to run the game. There's few surprises to be found here other than the 8GB minimum RAM requirement. Hopefully that comes down a little because it's fairly steep. 

Aside from this it's business as usual. The GTX 650 and Radeon HD 7770 both need to be the 2GB flavours, but these are very low-end by today's standards. Obviously they're going to be nowhere near capable with VR, but you can at least experience Adr1ft on a standard monitor. 

Onto Adr1ft's recommended requirements and they fall pretty much in line with where Oculus pit the Rift recommended requirements. Processor demands are slightly lower, which is nice to see, but this is kind of outshone by the mammoth 16GB RAM requirement. What happened to all Oculus Rift games having the same set of recommended specs? Whatever the case, if you've got a VR headset and a specced up gaming rig to match it, you really should have no problems with Adr1ft. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Adr1ft System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Adr1ft benchmark chart.

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16:00 Mar-08-2016

"not too out of this world"....
Now I feel like I should have just bought a PS4 rather than a pc 2.5 times its price

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04:47 Mar-08-2016

and here I was expecting like R9 Nano being recommended

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01:57 Mar-08-2016

Pretty decent requirements

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22:09 Mar-07-2016

i want to play this game with VR headset, imagine the environment.....wow

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21:47 Mar-07-2016

How the ------------ i5-4570 is equivalent to a little bit worse procesor to mine that dosen't seem right ;/

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00:18 Mar-08-2016

Yours should be on minimum, it's close to Q9550, on recommended a FX-8350.

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21:18 Mar-07-2016

I like high recommended specs if the game's graphical settings are very well scaled. This is the way the games should be made. Making use of the high processing power and increasing the visual fidelity. Scaling is the keyword here.

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18:33 Mar-07-2016

Finally game with Core 2 Quad minimum requirements

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17:48 Mar-07-2016

How the f*ck did the minimum went from a 650 to a the recommended a 970???

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18:28 Mar-07-2016

This may mean that there is either an ultra low setting or an "extreme" setting.

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19:05 Mar-07-2016

Or else there's a usual low to ultra, but perhaps the recommended specs here reference Ultra at 90fps for VR.

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20:09 Mar-07-2016

Or maybe... there's just a big disparity in graphics between minimum and maxed settings

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20:15 Mar-07-2016

that's what I said lol

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22:08 Mar-07-2016

I believe they're using VR requirements for the recommended specs

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17:48 Mar-07-2016

Whats with this recent trend of high ram requirements?

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19:59 Mar-07-2016

Even smarphones has 4GB and the Vivo blah blah has 6GB of RAM

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20:10 Mar-07-2016

He's talking about VRAM. Smartphones don't have anywhere near that much VRAM

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21:15 Mar-07-2016

How do you know that he is talking about vram? 16GB ram for a game is pretty weird. I have seen 0 games taking all of my 8 gigs of ram

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22:13 Mar-07-2016

Oh right, didn't really see the 16GiB requirement. I'm pretty sure Star Citizen requires 16GiB AFAIK

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11:11 Mar-08-2016

Arkham Knight takes up 8GB easily as well! But that's a whole different matter...

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17:41 Mar-07-2016

"Not too out of this world"
Recommended Specs
Gtx 970
16GB Ram
Oculus rift


Whats the black market price for a kidney again?

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17:51 Mar-07-2016

Yes, it's correct. A GTX 970 being recommended is decent. It's the most popular card on Steam, so no, it's not too out of this world. And the rift is optional.

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18:41 Mar-07-2016

No way. The most popular graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 4000 XD
proof 24% market share.

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22:16 Mar-07-2016

That's only because people got laptops for Christmas, which all had intel hd 4000s in them. But fair enough, technically the HD 4000 is the leader. I was on about the Dec 2015 numbers:


http://vrfocus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Steam-December-Survey.png


If we talk about mainstream dedicated GPUs, then the 970 is definitely the most popular.

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17:37 Mar-07-2016

Since when became 8gb ram the standerd minimum. :/

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20:00 Mar-07-2016

Since smarphones has 4 or 6

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Source?

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10:32 Mar-08-2016

Yes the galaxy s7 has 4gb ram. But most phones still have 2gb ram.

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