Yooka-Laylee PC Minimum System Requirements Revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 2:12 PM
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For gamers of a certain age, Yooka-Laylee, a brand new IP, still manages to hold sway over them with powerful nostalgia. Its ties to the beloved Banjo-Kazooie trailers are strong, and this time around we're not going to have to put up with being a Nintendo or Microsoft exclusive. Yooka-Laylee is coming to PC in April next year, bringing back the long dormant collectathon platformer for a new era. Before you pre-order it and get access to the Toybox bonus however, be sure to check out Yooka-Laylee's official system requirements.

Yooka-Laylee Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or AMD Radeon HD 6850
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 9 GB Installation Size

Yooka-Laylee was never going to be a hugely demanding game, but it's nice to see it come in with a reasonable set of system requirements. Playtonic hasn't provided the recommended specs yet, so in all likelihood you're going to get decent performance out of a rig somewhere along these lines.

The more demanding aspects are undoubtedly the CPU and the memory. By today's standards they're not going to worry many PC gamers however - 8GB is a repeated minimum RAM requirement these days, while both the Intel Core i5-2500 and the FX-8150 are beginning to show their age. 

As for the graphics cards, there's a bit of a gulf in performance between the GeForce GTS 450 and AMD's Radeon HD 6850. If we take Nvidia's as the minimum, a Radeon HD 5750 should also be able to cut it. Any graphics card from the Radeon R9 / R7 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 700 series and upwards should be more than capable of running Yooka-Laylee at high settings.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Yooka-Laylee System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Yooka-Laylee GPU benchmark chart.

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17:54 Dec-20-2016

Toybox ran at 150 frames constant on my machine on max settings, so I expect it'll run mostly the same on the actual thing, only with more memory usage.

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17:03 Dec-20-2016

Smells like an inclusion of heavy tessellation/some proprietary Nvidia stuff.
Either way, this looks like mad fun and I'm definitely getting it.

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14:35 Dec-20-2016

What about my fx 6300 :,(

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15:31 Dec-20-2016

you are fine

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16:04 Dec-20-2016

you have it at least overclocked :/ i have stock cooler and speed :(

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