Those with keener memories probably remember already reading an article about ReCore's system requirements. That's because Microsoft has already announced one lot of system requirements but it's now gone and changed them. However, these new changed requirements for ReCore got a little easier on the minimum required specs to play the game.

For reference, these were the previous requirements. Here are the new ones:

ReCore Updated Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • VRAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R7 370
  • DX: DirectX 11

ReCore Updated Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • VRAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X

A rough analysis of these requirements show that the hardware required to run ReCore smoothly at 1080p isn't as taxing as many other AAA games nowadays. ReCore is a Windows 10 exclusive but it's weird to note that there is no DirectX 12 support. Given the rather disappointing performance of DirectX 12 so far, ReCore would have been a prime opportunity for Microsoft to demonstrate performance gains the current low-level API has over the predecessor but alas, that's not to be.

The minimum required CPU is either an Intel Core i5-3550, AMD FX-6300 or equivalent which are around 4 years old so they shouldn't be much of a problem. Same goes with the recommended CPU duo. The i5-4570 is three years old and the FX-8350 is four, so a fair indicator that ReCore isn't heavily CPU dependent.

Moving onto the GPUs, Microsoft has apparently backtracked and changed the recommended GPU duo from a GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390 down to its former flagships - the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 290X. Both still pack quite a punch but a clear indication that the budget title isn't as graphically taxing as we thought.

In regards to RAM, it's remained the same as it was before. Minimum video memory is 2GB while recommended is 4GB.

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