Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 System Requirements Won't Fill You With Promise

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 4:30 PM
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It's that time of year again. A new football season means new football games, with Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 arriving in September alongside FIFA 17. The system requirements for PES 2017 are out, and this gives us a great opportunity to see Konami is treating the PC port this time around. For the last few years we've been lumped with the old engine and Xbox 360 graphics, is PES 2017 finally the year we get equal treatment to PS4 and Xbox One? Don't hold your breath. 

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows Vista 32-bit SP2 
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8 GHz or Athlon II X2 240 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 1GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 512MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GS or AMD Radeon X1600 XT
  • DX: DirectX 9.0c
  • HDD: 8 GB Free Hard Drive Space

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-530 2.9 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 925 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1024MB Graphics Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 260 or AMD Radeon HD 4850

The sad thing about these system requirements were templated from the PES 2015 system requirements, with a few minor tweaks, and those were in fact templated from PES 2014. To say Konami's PC ports of Pro Evolution Soccer have taken a backseat is an understatement. PC gamers are being treated like second-class citizens. We've got the most capable hardware and yet we're once again being delivered a port on par with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, consoles running on tech over a decade old. Meanwhile PS4 and Xbox One players get a next-gen version on the Fox Engine.

The bonus is that pretty much everyone will be able to meet PES 2017's recommended specs. It just won't look all that good, even if you throw a GTX 1080 at it. The only specs to change between PES 2015 and PES 2017 are the graphics cards, which have taken a single generational jump. You'll now need a GeForce GTX 260 or Radeon HD 4850 to max out Pro Evolution Soccer 2017, which I suspect most people will be able to do.

Aside from this everything remains as you were. If you could run previous PES games, you can run this one. Just 1GB RAM is needed, along with 8GB hard drive space and a low-end 1.8 GHz dual-core processor.

My best advice though is to head here and check out the FIFA 17 system requirements. If you can run FIFA 17, make that your priority. Whatever you think of EA, at least EA Sports has continued to deliver up to date PC version of FIFA actually worth your money.

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the PES 2017 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 GPU benchmark chart. What do you think of these worryingly low requirements for PES 2017? Do you think PC gamers are being treated as an afterthought for this release? Let us know!

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22:46 Aug-23-2016

Yeah maybe this requirements are little disappointment / I agree, BUT is anyone thinked about that konami really wants that all people can play newest PES with small improvements easy on their PC's...


Note keep on mind that I dont' hate fifa, here I talking only about PES
fifa is also awesome game...
cheers

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07:43 Aug-23-2016

"Meanwhile PS4 and Xbox One players get a next-gen version on the Frostbite engine"...That's FIFA...Fox engine perhaps?

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09:11 Aug-23-2016

sorry, you're right yes, fixed!

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03:14 Aug-23-2016

Konami, because Konami is Konami and Konami is the worse. #onami

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00:20 Aug-23-2016

But can I get it for PS2? :P

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21:54 Aug-22-2016

the only way to stop this mascarade is to boycott pes for a couple of years forcing konami to reconsider its strategie toward pc comunity

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20:22 Aug-22-2016

I'm still getting it over Fifa, PES has almost always been better.

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18:25 Aug-22-2016

Fu*k konami

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18:18 Aug-22-2016

I don't play this game without PTE patch anyway.
In my opinion, PES 6 (which I still play) with Shollym patch looks amazing, even it's not the same game engine and it can't be compared when it comes to physics and gameplay.

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18:17 Aug-22-2016

they give chance to all people to play pes 2017 and the grafic its so beatiful so u hate pes 2017 fifa

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17:02 Aug-22-2016

LOL

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16:56 Aug-22-2016

I'll say it again, RIP PES. There's one thing I don't understand though. Why are they doing this to PC gamers?!

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21:56 Aug-22-2016

maybebecause we are " screwing " their game with mods and licences stadiums... to complete their unfinished game

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16:49 Aug-22-2016

shame , another stupid PS3 graphics -_-

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16:45 Aug-22-2016

If it had PS4 graphics it would require DirectX 10/11, not DirectX 9, and something more powerful than GTX 260 as recommended.

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16:40 Aug-22-2016

My friends with crappy laptops who only play PES and League of Legends are going to be so happy...

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