Nioh System Requirements Revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Oct 3, 2017 9:47 AM
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Yesterday, Koei Tecmo confirmed Team Ninja's sublime Nioh would be making the jump to PC this November. Packing all the DLC, 4K support, and graphical enhancements, it promises to be the definitive version of Nioh. This odyssey through supernatural Japan doesn't exactly go on easy on your rig though. Brace yourselves, here are the official Nioh system requirements.

Nioh Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 6 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 3GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon R9 280
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 100GB Available Hard Drive Space

Nioh Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 100GB Available Hard Drive Space

Well, uh, that's not entirely what we were expecting. Nioh is a decent looking game, no doubt about it, but right here we have some very lofty minimum system requirements indeed. On paper, these are some of the highest yet seen. As an absolute minimum requirement, Nioh demands a GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 280. There's a bit of performance disparity there, but the GeForce GTX 780 is a four-year-old flagship graphics card. For a more modern equivalent, a 4GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti should do the job. Likewise, a Radeon RX 570 for AMD Radeon users. VRAM is liable to be the bulk of the issue here, and any GPU with at least 3GB GDDR5 memory can hopefully run Nioh just fine.

In terms of the recommended specs for Nioh, these are kind of a bit more in-line with we expect from a modern AAA title. Again, the GeForce GTX 1060 is a much more capable graphics card than the Radeon R9 380X, so I'd suggest a GTX 970 should run Nioh just fine.

And now for the elephant in the room. Or should I say the final elephant in an elephant-filled room? Nioh requires 100GB hard drive space for installation. Let's contact Guinness, we've got a new record for the size of a game at launch. The caveat is that Nioh: Complete Edition includes all of the DLC released for the game, totalling three expansion packs. Nioh's big then, but its actual download size should be significantly smaller (probably ~60GB).

Lastly, there are Nioh's RAM requirements, which are actually pretty reasonable. 6GB's enough if you can shut down other running processes, while 8GB RAM will give you a little more breathing room for running Nioh stably.

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

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12:26 Oct-04-2017

For God's sakes people, stop worrying about the port and just be happy we're getting to even play the game. Knowing how this usually plays out,a modder who is passionate about this type of game will help fix any issues. Durante saved Dark Souls, Kaldaien fixed Nier Automata, you can be sure some one will do Nioh too.

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17:39 Oct-04-2017

Some people have a hard time facing reality, I on the other hand am very, very happy this game is coming out on PC at all as you said, I almost went out and splurged on a PS just for this game but I can't afford to throw money around like that

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05:54 Oct-05-2017

Can't see why someone would downvote that, but I'll set you right back up bud ;)

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15:11 Oct-05-2017

Thank you buddy :)

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18:45 Oct-04-2017

Think of people on gtx 650/660/750 who like this game that will not be able to play...

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19:14 Oct-04-2017

A 670 should run this game, a 660 maybe with heavy tweaks but then again those are already 4, almost 5 generations old cards to be frank and you can get similar performance for -80€. As the article stated though it should be the VRAM and not the raw power of the card the issue here, so yes, the port MIGHT be bad but the hardware is starting to show age on these newer games as well

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19:46 Oct-04-2017

True, but at least for me, it took like 5 months of working to build my rig, and 80€ isn't that little. I can have dinner twice with my girfriend with that money, and still an i5 second gen or a gtx 660-750-750Ti isn't that bad hardware any quite every game uses them as minimum req.

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15:10 Oct-05-2017

That's true and I understand that but just like buying a 400€ PS4, gaming on PC with newer games needs increasingly more powerful hardware, in this case it's especially true since the port seems to be badly optimized and HW requirements way-high, I understand that full well. My point being along the line with OPs post that we need to adapt and surpass these bad situations with marvellously crafted mods or buying better hardware. Then again we are yet to see the actual quality of this port and what kind of specs it favours.
PS. I recently upgraded from a 670 and I know that it's still a superb card

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22:22 Oct-04-2017

The AMD requirement is R9 280, a slightly weaker card than my card.If my GTX 960 can handle this game, a 670 definitely can.
A 660/750Ti is the bare minimum for running most AAA games these days, 650 is pretty much out of the running for modern AAA games.
A week ago,most people would have been happy with just the ga

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15:16 Oct-05-2017

My case and point exactly and in some cases a top of the line 670 can actually outperform a 1050ti and a 960.

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04:44 Oct-04-2017

The game will have only 4K/30fps or 1080p/60fps no custom resolution and no graphics options and looking at other Koei Tecmo games on pc i can say this game is going to be a very bad port and i hope i'm wrong.

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22:24 Oct-03-2017

Nice, another game with bloated requirements that is unoptimized port just so they can sell (scam) MOAR hardware ! >_>


Stay classy and innovative gaming industry. /s

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21:43 Oct-03-2017

Lul minimun a 780? Haha, then how the hell does the PS4 run this? XD

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22:35 Oct-04-2017

It's probably a mistake. The AMD equivalent minimum GPU is closer to a GTX 760. It could also be possible that the minimum requirements are for 1080p60,with recommended being for 4K30.
The base PS4 version has 720p60 mode and 1080p30 mode so that takes a lot less power to run.

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18:42 Oct-03-2017

I just noticed Koei Tecmo. OMG! Why them of all people. They've ported tons of games PC but all of them are of the same ****ty polish. Lackluster video options, horrible PC input support, terrible performance, to name a few. They are in the Top 10 worst PC game developers list.

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08:47 Oct-04-2017

maybe they're cheap ;)

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11:07 Oct-04-2017

You'd expect a developer to improve and correct it's mistakes when porting the next game but these guys just don't care.

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09:12 Oct-05-2017

They already sold their copies on ps4. They said: "hey maybe we can port the game to pc for 10$ and make some more money to increase our profit without any effort!". And so it is.

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17:43 Oct-03-2017

I'm very interested, but with 100GB space?

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17:38 Oct-03-2017

so i guess im gonna have to skip this game :C? or do you think ill be able to run it?

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09:24 Oct-04-2017

with that res you should be able to run it

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17:21 Oct-04-2017

i remain hopeful now :) thank u bby

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15:05 Oct-03-2017

Jokes on me.
I just bought it for PS4

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14:10 Oct-03-2017

A quick search on google and you find that most of Koei Tecmo's PC ports were kinda...disastrous! So this undoubtedly raises a number of questions about their aptitude(or maybe willingness) in making a decent port. Fingers crossed for Nioh!

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13:57 Oct-03-2017

so i should be fine at 2k?

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22:27 Oct-04-2017

On Max settings you might get a few frame rate drops during intense action but for the most part you should be ok for 60 FPS. Unless this is a horribly optimized mess, in which case we're all in trouble.

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13:47 Oct-03-2017

100gb??

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12:18 Oct-03-2017

3GB VRAM :'(

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11:41 Oct-03-2017

The recommended requirements look nowadays standard (the amd one is even lower), and unless thery're messed up too i wouldn't worry too much about the minimum. Imo a rx 560 on low @720p should do its job

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10:23 Oct-03-2017

Seems great, Can't remember when I was last this hyped for a new game. Glad I just got a new 3TB HDD haha, this is one massive game, for sure going to be worth it

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10:09 Oct-03-2017

BAAAAD CONSOLE PORT.

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10:07 Oct-03-2017

Damn my cpu is finally coming to the recommended ones, i really don't wanna upgrade yet, would need to change mobo too, will wait a few more years.

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11:31 Oct-03-2017

I'm running an FX6300 and still running games ok,(still saving for new mobo and cpu) yours is fine for a couple of more years I reckon...

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10:06 Oct-03-2017

I guess i can max it out !!

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