Paragon System Requirements Target The Middle Lane

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Mar 20, 2016 9:49 AM
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An already hotly contested genre, things are about to get even more heated for MOBAs throughout 2016 with Paragon. This time it's Unreal creator Epic strutting into the ring, bringing all its graphical panache to a type of game a little light on visual powerhouses.

The familiar MOBA gameplay returns for Paragon, but the third-person action viewpoint and direct controls strays away from the strategy trappings of DOTA et al. The surprising thing is that Paragon is out right now, meaning you get busy and play the Early Access Season in the time it takes you to download. The only snag is you'll need to grab the Founder's Pack first. Before laying down that cash though, compare your rig to the Paragon system requirements to ensure you can run it.   

Paragon Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6870

Paragon Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3340S 2.8 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870

One of the chief targets for just about any MOBA is to keep the system requirements incredibly low. This means basically no one is priced out of playing the likes of League of Legends, DOTA 2 or Heroes of the Storm. Paragon, being an Epic game, is a little different. Fortunately Epic hasn't gone too far in the other direction, so these Paragon requirements are still very reasonable compared to most AAA titles, but they are still a major step up from the usual MOBA fare.

Down at the lower end, and across the whole game in general, Paragon looks to be heavily CPU-dependent. A 2.5 GHz Core i5 or its AMD equivalent is a must. The rest of Paragon's demands aren't quite as lofty, but the minimum GTX 460 or Radeon HD 6870 are certainly a step up for those raised on DOTA.

If you are targeting recommended specs in Paragon then fortunately these aren't too much of a jump up either. The hardware here is 3-4 years old and most PC gaming enthusiasts should have little worry matching this. Epic have always been, to put it bluntly, graphics whores, but both the GTX 660 and the Radeon HD 7870 are very much down at the lower end of the scale by today's standards. 

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

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01:45 Mar-21-2016

Woo. A bit steep there of you ask me. Especially on the CPU. There are so many people out there with ancient little rigs playing LoL and dota 2 that won't be able to get playable performance here. these aren't your average PC enthusiasts with a gaming rig. They are players who strictly play that one game. I know because I was one of them done years ago playing dota. I guess this game isn't targeting this big of an audience.

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10:44 Mar-21-2016

what can we say?times change.this game's probably more of a looker than dota or lol.i don't think it's targeting that big an audience either.so maybe picking graphics is a good thing.requirements are still reasonable though.

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11:01 Mar-21-2016

yeah the graphics are far more impressive than dota and LoL. The requirements are reasonable. The thing is though, that it isnt the graphics that keep you in a game for a long time. they make it more appealing at first but after a couple hundred (or thousand) hours in a game they dont mean anything. And mobas are games that you can play pretty much forever (if you got the right friends etc)...

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13:55 Mar-21-2016

but i don't think it intends to be that kinda esport.in time they'll make a paragon 2 if it's successful with better graphics like dota 2 but rather than make it accessible like dota they want to differentiate themselves from the crowd and not target the same market as lol or dota.

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14:53 Mar-20-2016

it's friggin free to play and they seem to be going for a dota oriented f2p.why pay for early access when the open beta starts soon enough?

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14:55 Mar-20-2016

Didn't DOTA 2 do the same thing?

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15:44 Mar-20-2016

yeah they did but was it worth it? you could wait for the full game then pay half the price to get the items they would bundle in.i think we should just wait for the open beta instead rather than jump on the paid early access bandwagon.

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19:50 Mar-20-2016

H1Z1 was going to have the same scenario but now...

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13:29 Mar-20-2016

I gotta say Paragon looks amazing visually but I'm more interested in the gameplay.

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10:15 Mar-20-2016

Low-end?? Already? would still consider them as mid-end

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10:18 Mar-20-2016

Paragon System Requirements Target The Middle Lane

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10:39 Mar-20-2016

At the end of the text: "but both the GTX 660 and the Radeon HD 7870 are very much down at the lower end of the scale by today's standards. " ;)

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10:54 Mar-20-2016

The standard for recommended specs for big games today is a GTX 970 / R9 390. By that scale the GTX 660 and Radeon HD 7870 are much, much lower. Not necessarily low-end, but low-mid tier

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20:10 Mar-20-2016

I wonder if the developers even know that 25% of steam users use intel hd graphics. Which is basically ancient-prehistoric-end xD

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10:00 Mar-20-2016

I personally still think HD 7870/GTX 660 are mid/high end to this day.

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10:30 Mar-20-2016

And how do you call GTX 970 or the higher GTX 980 ti?

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12:26 Mar-20-2016

GTX 660/HD 7870 rapists xD

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