Dark and Light PC System Requirements Revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 12:44 PM
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In the years of its developing, Snail Games' Dark and Light has undergone some major changes. Originally penned as a classic MMORPG, it has morphed into a private server fantasy survival game with nearly limitless possibilities and the promise of regular, consistent content updates. As fans of Early Access survival games will tell you though, they tend to be fairly performance intensive. Here are the official Dark and Light PC system requirements so you can prepare for the upcoming EA launch.

Dark and Light Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 6970
  • HDD: 50 GB available hard drive space
  • DX: DirectX 10

Dark and Light Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 570 4GB
  • HDD: 50 GB available hard drive space
  • DX: DirectX 10

As minimum specs go, these ones for Dark and Light are pretty reasonable. You shouldn't go expecting blistering performance at high resolutions and settings, but you should at least at least get a decent playable experience. All of the necessary components here are 5+ years old and mid-range, so most shouldn't run into problems running Dark and Light unless they haven't upgraded their PC in the best part of a decade.

The recommended specs are obviously much higher, but they're only going to come into play if you plan to crank all of Dark & Light's settings up. The main standouts here are the CPU and RAM. We're talking extremely capable quad-core processors to cope with the game's demands, likely playing into draw distance, along with a decently chunky 16GB system memory. Fortunately, the graphics card demands aren't quite so lofty, so we're looking at 3GB VRAM and anything from a GeForce GTX 780 Ti and upwards. That sounds lofty, but it really isn't in 2017. The GTX 780 Ti is actually only hovering around GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / GeForce GTX 1060 3GB territory these days.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Dark and Light System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Dark and Light GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Dark and Light Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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07:42 Jun-29-2017

"....The GTX 780 Ti is actually only hovering around GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / GeForce GTX 1060 3GB ..."
You do realize there is a huge delta in performance between a 1050Ti and a 1060 right? 780Ti is much closer to the 1060 than the 1050Ti.
The game does look great though, and minimum reqs suggest it'll scale well.

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23:56 Jun-28-2017

Steep requirements for an MMORPG, you would think they would generally want as many people as possible playing. This will alienate many users as many laptops do not have GTX 660 levels of performance, and I reckon most people who play MMOs are doing it on a laptop, my conclusion is based on my personal friends who do play MMOs seriously, for the sake of convenience and portability. They need to have more flexibility on those requirements because I certainly can not play MMORPGs on a desktop, and many others share that sentiment. That being said this game, if it is good, could give me a reason to upgrade my ancient piece of kit.

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23:26 Jun-28-2017

nice game

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17:22 Jun-28-2017

Looks like it might be an interesting game. Just waiting for it to come off Early Access.

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17:12 Jun-28-2017

Never heard of this game before :/

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12:20 Jun-30-2017

me too

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