Smash And Grab System Requirements Won't Wreck Your PC

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Sep 26, 2016 12:53 PM
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It might not be quite what we were expecting from the Sleeping Dogs devs, but United Front Games returns this month with a twist on old-school beat-em-ups. Smash + Grab is an online gang battle, pitting teams of thugs against each other in a battle to loot a city while causing as much damage and mayhem as possible. It's Streets of Rage for the 21st century. Before you go a throw a brick through that shop window though, make sure you know which PC components you're going to have to loot to meet the official Smash + Grab system requirements.  

Smash + Grab Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6850
  • DX: DirectX 11

Smash + Grab Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8370 4.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R9 380

A quick word of warning - Smash + Grab is launching via Steam Early Access this month, so there is a chance these system requirements could alter as development continues. 

As for the minimum Smash and Grab's system requirements, these are nice and low and not too demanding whatsoever. There is a big imbalance between the i3-3220 and the AMD FX-8120 and I'd suggest something along the lines of an AMD FX-4170 is a more reasonable comparison. Aside from this you'll be needing a mid-range graphics card from five whole generations ago in the GeForce GTX 460 or Radeon HD 6850, something which most PC gamers shouldn't have a problem with. The 6 GB installation size and 4GB min RAM requirement is also extremely reasonable for a 2016 title.

There's a bit of a gulf up to the recommended specs, as you'd expect, and also quite a big oddity. Both CPUs are very capable and will run into zero problems, but it's the graphics cards that you will have to be careful with. United Front Games recommend a GeForce GTX 760 or a Radeon HD 8990 with 4GB VRAM for the Smash + Grab and system requirements.

Firstly, the Radeon HD 8990 doesn't exist, so strike that off. We've chosen to replace it a card similarly capable to the GTX 760 with the R9 280, but one which is also readily available with 4GB GDDR5 memory. It was always a bit pointless to get a GTX 760 4GB, so this strikes me as a strange recommended graphics card for Smash + Grab. You're likely going to be much better off with a 960 4GB.

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

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13:43 Sep-26-2016

Would have been much much better and profitable if they just worked on sleeping dogs 2.

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13:07 Sep-26-2016

off topic but hear me out, would DLC be more acceptable if they were mini games? an example would be A King's Tale FFXV being a playable game within FFXV.

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13:12 Sep-26-2016

Doesn't really bother me what form it takes as long as it's good and substantial. DLC is only a natural successor to expansion packs, always been this way. On PC at least.

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22:25 Sep-26-2016

I just figured DLC wouldn't be that bad if they were to take this approach, I mean they all can't be Blood and Wine or Souls series level of quality.

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