February 14th, 2017. Valentine's Day to lots of doe-eyed couples. Or the day on which Sniper Elite 4 fans can fire a bullet and watch it, in extreme slow-motion, fly more than a kilometre to its Nazi target, imploding several organs in truly disgusting, pseudo X-ray fashion. I think you know which side of the fence you lie on. Before you start training your sights on the Kommandant though, check out the official Sniper Elite 4 system requirements and make sure you're ready. 

Sniper Elite 4 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • DX: DirectX 11

Sniper Elite 4 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8370 4.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 480

I know they've got precisely nothing to do with one another, but this set of system requirements happens to be nearly identical to Mafia 3's. Considering Mafia 3 is out next month and Sniper Elite IV isn't with us until February 2017, consider Mafia III your canary down the coalmine.

Moving on, and we're starting to see a very standardised set of system requirements for the majority of games these days. Down the at the minimum we've got the specs likely necessary to play Sniper Elite 4 at console-esque performance, while up at the recommend requirements it's all you'll need to run Sniper Elite IV with all the graphical bells and whistles enabled at 1080p. Exploding testicles will never have looked so good.

Sniper Elite 4 looks visually quite nice, with large, open environments and plenty of enemies wandering about. As such the minimum requirement of a GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870 for Sniper Elite 4 seems very reasonable. Don't expect it to look just like the screenshots if you're going to give it a go though. Likewise the CPUs are also reasonable, both right down at the lower end of the Intel i3 and AMD FX families these days.

The bump up to the recommended specs for Sniper Elite IV sees the trusty GeForce GTX 970 rear its head once more, flanked by the RX 480 in its 4GB variant. If you're sporting one of the newer GeForce graphics cards, a GTX 1060 should more than do here. The CPUs seem a little on the extreme side; Sniper Elite 4 doesn't look overly demanding and I'd expect it would take far weaker processors to begin to see noticeable bottlenecks.

Overall, Sniper Elite 4 seems like a reasonably specced game that a wide range of PC gamers should have little trouble playing. Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Sniper Elite 4 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Sniper Elite 4 GPU benchmark chart.