The Official Resident Evil 7 System Requirements Are Out

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 10:00 AM
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It's looking unrecognisable from its predecessors, but Resident Evil is back this coming January. Shedding the third-person action/adventure trappings that made up RE6, Resident Evil 7 goes back to the series' survival horror roots, albeit borrowing heavily from the likes of Amnesia, Outlast and P.T. for its intense first-person scares. The system requirements are already in for Resident Evil 7, and fortunately it looks like most people's gaming PCs won't be needing to chow down on a green herb.

Resident Evil 7 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R7 260X
  • DX: DirectX 11

Resident Evil 7 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280X

Compared to a lot of games there's not a great deal in it between Resident Evil 7's minimum and recommended system requirements. The info Capcom supplied along with these does help shed a little light on the situation though.

We'll start with RE7's recommended system requirements. This is the precise hardware you'll need to run Resi Evil VII at maximum graphics settings, 60 frames per second, on 1080p. Simple enough. Match this and it will likely look better than the PS4 version. Overall they're actually quite low for a set of recommended requirements as well, with a pair of mid-range previous gen graphics cards required. The GeForce GTX 960 and Radeon R9 280X can be had for for quite cheap these days. The CPU requirements are a little more concerning, and AMD increasingly doesn't have a suitable processor to stack up against Intel's recommended. Still, the i7-3770 and FX-9590 requirements are both probably over exaggerated.

Onto the minimum requirements for Resident Evil 7, and there's not actually a hugely massive drop in what hardware is required. However, this is what you'll need to play Resident Evil VII at 30 FPS / 1080p, with lower texture quality. This tells us there's still plenty of wiggle room beneath this for people with weaker systems, provided you're willing to sacrifice a few more graphics settings or lower the resolution.

We're still about four months out from Resident Evil 7's launch so these system requirements are subject to change, but they do give us a rough ballpark ahead of optimisations Capcom manages between now and January 2017. 

Remember, you can always check out how well your PC can run the Resident Evil 7 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Resident Evil 7 GPU benchmark chart.

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17:45 Sep-26-2016

Yay! Can't wait for release...

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10:12 Sep-26-2016

gtx 650 runs this game 35-42 fps low-medium 900p

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15:38 Sep-23-2016

a new game that i won't be able to run 1080p

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20:06 Sep-23-2016

time to upgrade bro

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16:24 Sep-22-2016

Honestly I don't see how a 760 can be so different from a 960...just 6/7% gap between them according to gd rank. And they say that you can play on low with "just" 30fps using the 760...I don't think so...

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03:21 Sep-23-2016

960 routinely does as good or better than a 770 in a lot of the newer titles. So the diff vs the 760 is greater in reality than what GD is showing. Same with the 390/380, these are better than what GD is showing when compared to 970/960.
But yeah it's highly unlikely that a 760 is good for just 30 if the 960 can do 60

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15:16 Sep-23-2016

GD ranks are mostly dump not only gd but the games developers who reveale system req they want gamers to buy most expansive gpus and cpus my 2nd gen i5 and 3gb gpu handlimg things very well

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12:41 Sep-22-2016

i5 4th gen minimum those game need do sell skylake cpu because im afraid i5 2500 or above can handle this game

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12:46 Sep-22-2016

true. gamers are happy with their old i5s . maybe its a marketing strategy

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16:50 Sep-22-2016

It is :)

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17:34 Sep-22-2016

My i5 3570k is still kicking fairly strong. ;)

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18:16 Sep-22-2016

:) i can confirm

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19:52 Sep-22-2016

of course i5 3570k can kick release games 2017 or 2018 ...its all strategy industry to sell cpu because anybody dont purchase ttill 7th gen or higher will release

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15:09 Sep-23-2016

i just upgrade my system to i5 2500k i got huge boost on ROTR and games like need for speed are smooth on ultra 1080 who needs 3rd or 4rth gen cpu

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20:13 Sep-23-2016

i disagree with this because you will see some deference with haswell (4th gen) , but nothing serious though.

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18:39 Sep-27-2016

bro my processor can be OC and can perform like 4th gen :)

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12:18 Sep-22-2016

again a i5 haswell compared with a fx-6300. ('0-0)!

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11:04 Sep-22-2016

I'm very happy to see that I am able to handle it after all,I was afraid I wouldn't be able to

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11:05 Sep-22-2016

I'm especially happy since I have been looking forward to this,it's been a while since a horror game caught my interest.

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11:02 Sep-22-2016

Not shure if my oldie i5 is going to do the job here. What's with all these 4th gen i5s lately, especially when the AMD equivalent shown is just a FX-6300?

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11:31 Sep-22-2016

Honestly, I don't think it's going to be a problem for you. CPU requirements these days always seem a bit off.

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11:45 Sep-22-2016

imo all requirements are a bit off these days

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13:44 Sep-22-2016

I hope so, I haven't had a problem so far going for High-Ultra on all games, of course except the far too demanding ones!

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10:43 Sep-22-2016

What bothers me now that 4th-gen quadcore i5 becomes official minimum cpu requirement for a 2016 title. I wonder what 2017 has in store next.

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11:02 Sep-22-2016

Thankfully it is almost definitely bull

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15:41 Sep-22-2016

I wonder what will be in 2018 and u wonder what will be in 2017 :D. 2018 the year of VR gaming or maybe 2020?

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10:41 Sep-22-2016

Wow, can't remember the last time I met the recommended reqs for a game.
And for one that I actually plan on getting! Yey me!

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10:20 Sep-22-2016

In my eyes, this is probably the most interesting looking RE game ever, tried to play RE4 and 5, but really hated the clunky controls. Judging from the demo, this could be a great horror game :)

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10:17 Sep-22-2016

These are some great news for me !

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| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-11700K 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ultra 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i7-11800H 8-Core 1.90GHz GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i5-6300HQ 2.3GHz GeForce GTX 960M 4GB 12GB
0% No [1 votes]
Core i5-3470 3.2GHz GeForce GTX 750 Ti Asus OC 2GB Edition 8GB
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Intel HD Graphics 4600 Desktop 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500X 6-Core 3.6GHz GeForce RTX 3080 Gigabyte Eagle OC 10GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-9300H 4-Core 2.4GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB 16GB
0% No [2 votes]
Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Radeon RX 570 XFX RS Black 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce GTX 1660 Super MSI Ventus XS OC 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [4 votes]
Core i7-6700HQ 4-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB 8GB
| 60FPS, Low, 720p
Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 970 Asus Strix OC 4GB Edition 32GB
50% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-2500 3.3GHz GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Gigabyte OC 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]