System Shock is undoubtedly one of the all time PC gaming greats. The forefather to the universally loved BioShock series, System Shock and its sequel were all about complex level design, foreboding atmosphere and immersive mechanics. The original System Shock is looking a little long in the tooth these days though, but fortunately Nightdive Studios is here to lovingly remake it from the ground up for System Shock Remastered. As you'd expect, this 2017 remake is a heck of a lot more demanding than the 1994 original. Here's the official System Shock Remastered system requirements so you can ensure your PC is up to the task.

System Shock Remastered Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 2GB available hard drive space

System Shock Remastered Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290

It's quite a demanding set of system requirements we have here for System Shock Remaster, all said and done. Early footage of what Nightdive has achieved looks promising though, so it's to be expected we'd need some decent mid-range graphics cards to get it up and running. Both the GeForce GTX 670 and the Radeon HD 7870 were very capable graphics cards for their time, but they're now easily matched by much cheaper cards like the GTX 950 these days.

The one thing to keep an eye out for in terms of graphics cards is video memory. Most of you probably have at least 2GB VRAM these days so it shouldn't be too much of a probably, but 4GB is needed if you want to crank up all of System Shock's graphics settings.

Processor demands for System Shock Remastered are fairly run of the mill. There's not a huge amount of disparity between the two AMD CPUs simply because AMD doesn't have much to compete up at the high end anymore. Roll on Zen.

One last thing about the installation size as well. It looks as if Nightdive has put up the size of the System Shock Pre-Alpha demo rather than the full game, so expect the 2GB installation size to increase significantly between now and System Shock Remake's 2017 launch.

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