Bandai Namco has announced the worldwide release date for Tekken 7, along with the official Tekken 7 PC system requirements. Originally planned for early 2017, Tekken 7 will now be launching on June 2nd for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It’s going to be joined by a season pass and all the usual assorted pre-order gubbins, but it’s the Tekken 7 PC specs we’re really interested in. Bandai Namco isn’t pulling any punches with this either - Tekken 7 seems to be a great looking game and it’s got the system requirements to match.
Tekken 7 Minimum System Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz
- RAM: 6 GB System Memory
- GPU VRAM: 2 GB Video Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R7 370
- DX: DirectX 11
Tekken 7 Recommended System Requirements
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8370 4.1 GHz
- RAM: 8 GB System Memory
- GPU VRAM: 6 GB Video Memory
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB
- DX: Direct X 11
UPDATE: A quick word of warning. Isshak Gravi, Tekken 7 developer, has said "Be careful though: recommended specs are not final yet." Bear in mind then that the Tekken 7 recommended requirements are subject to change. Thanks to Lambadox for spotting that.
Compared to other fighting games of its ilk, Tekken 7 really steps things up a notch in the system requirements department. The minimum specs for Tekken 7 are just a shade lower than Street Fighter 5's recommend specs. You're going to need a relatively decent DX11 graphics card with 2GB video memory. Namco Bandai suggest the GTX 660 or the Radeon R7 370. If you've got the ever-popular GeForce GTX 750 Ti then you should be good to go.
The bump up to the recommend requirements for Tekken 7 is a huge one however. You're going from an older i3 or Phenom CPU to needing some pretty high-end hardware in the Intel Core i5-4690 or FX-8370. Neither of these is ever really troubled by gaming performance, particularly in a fighting game, so don't expect this to drastically impact performance. It's the graphics card where the biggest changes come in. A GeForce GTX 1060 or a Radeon RX 480 (8GB) is about as high as we expect from AAA games today, particularly when playing at 1080p. This is only really going to be necessary if you want to turn the Tekken 7 graphics options up to the max though.
Lastly a mention too for the installation size. Tekken 7 is absolutely huge, swallowing up 60GB on your hard drive space. The download is likely to be a little bit smaller than this but it's still a sizeable ask of people with slower connections or potential bandwidth caps.
For what it's worth Tekken 7 is running on Unreal Engine 4, the same game engine as Street Fighter V. Usually this engine runs fantastically but there are always going to be some curve-balls. UE3 ran great and then we had Batman: Arkham Knight for example.
As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Tekken 7 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Tekken 7 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Tekken 7 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.