Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 PC System Requirements Are a Next-Gen Leap

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Jul 31, 2017 11:01 AM
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For four years, the console crowd has been throwing some serious shade on the PC edition of PES. We've got the most powerful boxes with the most advanced gaming hardware in the world, but we've been getting treated to ports of the PS3 version of PES, a console that's now 11 years old. Not so with PES 2018, which for the first time on PC has feature and graphical parity with the PS4 and Xbox One versions. That can mean only one thing though - more demanding hardware is required. Here are the official Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 PC system requirements.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 7750 2GB
  • HDD: 30GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • HDD: 30GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

PES on PC, welcome to 2017! For far too long we've been lumped with a crappy port of the previous gen console edition, but for PES 2018, we're getting the real deal on PC. Times change, just ask Neymar above, who's probably getting fitted for his PSG kit as we speak. The superior port means the enhanced Fox Engine that powers MGSV, far better visual fidelity and the authentic physics systems and gameplay changes that have crept into the console versions during the past four years. This does swing both ways, however, and PES's reputation as the lightweight football game on PC is gone. You can no longer run PES 2018 on a potato, you need a pretty decent gaming PC.

Stack Pro Evolution Soccer 2018's PC system requirements up against PES 2017 and there really isn't any comparison. The minimum specs this year far, far outstrip the recommended requirements from PES 2017. For PES 2018 you'll need a graphics card with 2GB VRAM as a minimum, together with 8GB RAM and a solid quad-core CPU. There is a huge performance disparity between the AMD FX-4100 and the Core i5-3450 though, indicating some third or fourth gen Core i3's may possibly run PES 2018 fine. Our suspicion is that the 8GB RAM requirement is far too high as well, and it's difficult to envision PES 2018 not being playable on a 4GB machine provided all other running programs are closed.

The jump from minimum to recommended specs for PES 2018 on PC is tiny, suggesting not a great deal of wiggle room on the graphics options. It's the same 30GB installation size, 8GB RAM and 2GB VRAM. You just need a marginally more powerful graphics card to max it out, alongside a solid CPU. The Core i7-3770 and FX-4170 were both pretty high end back in the day, but they're getting on a bit now and comfortably matched by today's low-end processors.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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PES Series is like my must-have football game every year. For FIFA, 17 is my first ever in the series (Especially for The Journey mode). Now, both next installments will definitely come into my collections for sure.

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10:02 Aug-06-2017

How you think guys can i run it on my laptop? :)

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06:40 Aug-02-2017

PES Series is like my must-have football game every year. For FIFA, 17 is my first ever in the series (Especially for The Journey mode). Now, both next installments will definitely come into my collections for sure.

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23:01 Aug-01-2017

Pes may be a good game, but lack of online content and players make people buy fifa instead. Fifa have better online game modes and it also have more contet than pes usually. Gameplay is almost similar in both games and fifa graphic looks decent too. So i will probably buy fifa again.


P.S. Online gameplay is the same cancerous in both games.

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15:26 Aug-01-2017

PES 2018 on PC, welcome to 2017! I think that's better. I always wonder how these games see into the future.

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15:17 Aug-01-2017

i5-3450 vs FX-4100 not even close..

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08:12 Aug-01-2017

Still going to buy fifa 18

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23:20 Jul-31-2017

Ahh I hope I can play it on high :/

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18:57 Jul-31-2017

"Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-4170 4.2 GHz" lol...
Core i3 > FX-4xxx

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15:18 Jul-31-2017

I wouldn't really call this a "next-gen leap", I mean the recommended hardware is low-end components from 2012.

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08:11 Aug-01-2017

so true mate, so true

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14:32 Aug-01-2017

Why the downvotes? It's the truth.

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15:43 Aug-01-2017

They are next-gen, not current-gen. The previous minimum was a GTX 8800.

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17:42 Aug-01-2017

Compared to PES17's requirements it's definitely a step up but looking at it alone isn't really anything special for a game releasing on PC in 2017.

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18:45 Aug-04-2017

What you saying? I ran FIFA 17 DEMO and its "next-gen" graphics at high quality 60 FPS with GTX 650...

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11:30 Jul-31-2017

FINALLY!

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11:29 Jul-31-2017

ah finally 'i will play PES again, those inferior graphics the past years was just a no go for me

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