Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus System Requirements Revealed

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 4:34 PM
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Achtung! It's time for the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus system requirements, arriving just four days before its October 27th launch. Better late than never MachineGames. Here are the system specs you'll need to make America Nazi-free again in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit 
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 55GB Available Hard Drive Space

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-9370 4.4 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 55GB Available Hard Drive Space

Uncapped Framerate

Aspect Ration

  • 4:3
  • 16:9
  • 16:10
  • 21:9 (ultra widescreen)

Advanced Visual Settings

  • Lights
  • Shadows
  • Directional Occlusion
  • Reflections
  • Decals
  • Motion Blur
  • Image Streaming
  • Volumetric Quality
  • Decal Filtering
  • Deferred Rendering
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Depth of Field
  • Resolution Scaling

Anti-Aliasing Options

  • TAA
  • FXAA
  • SMAA
  • TSSAA

Resolution

Supports 4K resolution

Field of View Slider
70 FOV to 120 FOV

Vulkan

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus uses the Vulkan graphics API. "Using Vulkan when developing has allowed us to utilize the power of AMD's VEGA graphics chips in ways that were not possible before, giving us fine-grained control over the performance and feature set of the GPU without having to sacrifice artistic intent," says MachineGames. "Combined with the flexibility of AMD's hardware, Vulkan gives us the artistic freedom to deliver Wolfenstein without compromise."

System Requirements Analysis

Wolfenstein 2 uses the same idTech 6 as last year's DOOM reboot but this doesn't mean the system requirements are staying the same. While there are some broad similarities, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has the more demanding specs of the two.

Beginning with the minimum requirements for Wolfenstein II, you're looking at 4GB VRAM on your GPU as a minimum. That's quite surprising to hear, and if you meet these minimum specs you'll only be able to play Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus at 720p screen resolution, 60 frames per second.

The minimum CPUs for Wolfenstein 2 are also pretty lofty. Both the Core i7-3770 and the AMD FX-9370 were at the top of their game when they came out. For modern equivalents, look towards the Ryzen 5 1400 and the Intel Core i5-6600. These are both pretty high-end even by today's standards though, so we're hopeful during testing to find out weaker processors will still do.

The recommended system requirements for Wolfenstein 2 will allow you to play at 1080p resolution, 60 frames per second. The jump up to Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus recommended system specs isn't that huge though. In fact, there's barely any performance difference between the minimum and recommended CPUs, a sign that there's probably some wiggle room. 

It's a similar tale with the graphics cards. On paper, the recommended Radeon RX 470 GPU is actually slightly weaker than the Radeon R9 290, which is the minimum spec GPU. It's also noticeably weaker than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU recommended alongside it. That's probably because Wolfenstein II is heavily optimised for modern AMD Radeon graphics cards, a result of a partnership between AMD and idtech 6 creator id Software.

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

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13:13 Oct-26-2017

Ok, this may be an idiotic question but, would my computer's shared system memory be able to push my GPU memory over the 4GB minimum? (3.75GB shared on top of 3GB*2 dedicated)
Seeing as my two 7970 GPUs only have 3GB each and the "ID" engines don't support crossfire/SLI and multi-GPU memory apparently doesn't stack.

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17:56 Oct-26-2017

GPU Vram never stacked even if you were to SLI 2 GTX 950's together.

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19:51 Oct-26-2017

sadly the way software and drivers are coded does NOT allow for Vram stacking, there have been rumors that it will soon be possible with DX12 and Vulcan and what-not, but I doubt it, when you are in crossfire both your GPUs write the same information to both their Vrams so basically VRAM2 is a copy/mirror of VRAM1, this helps improve performance tremendously, but at the cost of Vram NOT stacking.

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23:20 Oct-26-2017

the idea of vram not stacking before was because each card had to know what the other was doing to keep frame times in a certain range. the vram stacking is a completely different way of doing multi gpu that each card doesnt have to keep the same information. its the same idea nvida had with gpus being physx cards and adding in extra video content that normally wouldnt be there. instead we will be able to have multiple gpus compositing the whole screen instead of taking turns with each frame.

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23:37 Oct-26-2017

Sorry for not making my question more clear but I was more so asking if a computer's shared system memory can count towards usable GPU memory for gaming. Also I've been planning to upgrade to 24GB of RAM which Wolfenstein 2 should need to use all of that as system RAM which should leave some allocated to the GPU.

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11:04 Oct-27-2017

What you are asking is if you can make System ram be used as Vram, which first I do NOT think it's been possible since 2010 for dedicated GPUs and second ddr4 is slow as f compared to GDDR5, it will kill performance if it is actually possible.

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23:40 Oct-26-2017

Or am I 200% wrong? In which case guess I'll get it on Switch.

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01:33 Oct-27-2017

I would say it depends on how the game is coded. And even then it depends how fast the memory needs to be in order to function properly.
I wrote a blog about how even an SSD can help VRAM limited cards like mine (even with the game not installed on the SSD). In theory system RAM would work even better.
On a final note, I doubt 4gb VRAM is the absolute minimum for this game.

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01:35 Oct-27-2017

Here's the blog if you are interested: http://www.game-debate.com/blog/23858/ssd-virtual-memory-vram

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08:28 Oct-27-2017

Thank you for the link and tips, probably going to take a crack at an SSD virtual drive some time in the future. Also I was able to get Skyrim to run on a 128MB GPU with 4.5GB RAM (4FPS lol) where the minimum VRAM is 512MB (probably should've checked before asking :P), so that seems to be a good sign. Again thank you.

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12:12 Oct-26-2017

I am actually going to wait till i have money for this game but i am also glad i would be able to play on high/very high settings just to get that 60fps+ and wont trust those video's that are out right now cause the game isn't really released and pirated copies could might as well not have the full everything as the game would need be intended on the release.

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04:15 Oct-26-2017

This game is very well optimized i just watched a video 1050 Ti with G4560 reach 70 fps at 1080p and max settings Here is the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3WID9lJA9o

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11:45 Oct-26-2017

Actually he is only getting 70 fps when there is nothing happening but as soon as something starts to happen he starts to go in the lower 50's so really he would be averaging in the 50's and lets not forget he is indoors so when outside he might even go lower with all the environment around in the game.

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14:36 Oct-26-2017

Yes may be but 50 fps max settings with 1050 Ti and G4560 is not bad at all

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18:05 Oct-26-2017

But here is the thing that is only for inside the area what would happen if he was outside and ended up getting in the high 30's/low 40's and i still play games such as Deus Ex MD and when indoors even with combat i get roughly 60 - 65 fps but as soon as i am outside with more moving environments it will drop down in the 50's and that is playing that game on very high settings only so imaging what outside combat is for this game with things such as tree's and grass.

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21:55 Oct-25-2017

the game has just been cracked and its not even out yet

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09:52 Oct-26-2017

voksi! but i appreciate thatit doesn't have denuvo, this will maybe make me buy it

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11:47 Oct-26-2017

Most single player games usually has a early pirate release which i tend to hate.

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20:11 Oct-25-2017

so 8gb ram is getting old?

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21:30 Oct-25-2017

Yea, 16GB has basically become the standard at this point but you don't always need 16GB even if it recommends it. This obviously varies depending on what else is using your memory and such while playing a game.

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22:39 Oct-25-2017

If you just play things like CS:GO, Dota 2 or LoL than 8GB will be enough, but for anything more demanding, always go for 16GB just to be sure.

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07:07 Oct-26-2017

7 years ago 4 gigabytes was plenty, I could run multiple browsers at once, do light CAD work and even watch a video while I work, since 4 years ago 8 was that comfortable mark, right now I cannot fathom using less than 16 unless it is a notebook only for coding, netflix and browsing the internet which 8 is plenty then, I do not want to use less than 32 for heavy work now that I've started using RAM caches and huge RAM disks to speed things up

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09:22 Oct-26-2017

I run 8 on my system, most games run fluid at high frame-rates but I can tell there's issues with ram when it comes to newer games like PUGB etc. Definately need more than 8 now-a-days. Idk for some reason I cant bring myself to upgrade my ram. Kinda weird. I'll buy a 1070 before I slap 2 more sticks into my system.

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09:53 Oct-26-2017

why don't you add another 8 gb? it's not too expensive and your rig really deserves it!

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11:54 Oct-26-2017

I used to use 8gb of memory back in the days but that is when games usually had that for recommended but now i use 16gb because i know for most games i play when playing on high/very high settings (Deus Ex MD) would use at least 11gb/12gb of memory which is usually good to have that spare memory for what ever else you might have running in the background of your system.
Just always good to have that extra 8gb more in your system and Sc0tty i feel that we should donate to you 8 more gb as well lol.

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05:28 Oct-25-2017

Isn't 4GB for Minimum too much...!!!!

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05:50 Oct-25-2017

how come? 120-140$ GPUs like the gtx 1050ti has 4GB Vram and that's a low-end GPU, the gtx 1060 6GB, well has 6GB and that is a low-end GPU, the gtx 1080 has 8GB and it's a mid-range GPU.
(Keep in mind a GPU's tier is determined in comparison to the performance and DIE size to the best, NOT the Price and Marketing Name.
Just because in 2011 a gtx 580 was top-end doesn't mean that the gtx 1080 is as there are 3-4 better GPUs than it, while the there was no better than a gtx 580, the name is just a name and the price is what people are willing to pay for).

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06:44 Oct-25-2017

GTX 1030 and RX 550 are low end mate. GTX 1060 is mid-range, not low-end. Anything over 1080 isn't high-end. It's enthusiast/extreme.

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17:20 Oct-25-2017

you should have read the second part of my comment... As I said naming and pricing do NOT determine if a GPU is high-end or NOT, relative die size and performance do.


The equivalent to a gtx titan Xp in 2011 FOR THE TIME was a gtx 580 and the gtx 580 costed more to Nvidia to produce and develop than the gtx Xp as Fermi had a 30-40% failure rate, it had the same die-size and Fermi was much more expensive to develop and improve than Pascal, so by all means if the gtx 580 costed 500$ in 2011, the gtx titan Xp should cost 500-550$ when adjusted for inflation.

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22:05 Oct-25-2017

5 separate die sizes > [Titan Xp/Titan X/1080Ti - Die Size = 471 mm2 = Enthusiast Tier]. [1080/1070 - Die Size = 314 mm2 = High Tier]. [1060 - Die Size = 200 mm2 = Mid Range]. [1050Ti/1050 - Die Size = 132 mm2 = Lower Tier]. [1030 - Die Size = 70 mm2 = Entry Level]. Capiche ?

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04:49 Oct-26-2017

gtx 580 - 520mm2 die size -> high end for 500$(at launch), fermi was more expensive in terms of R&D than Pascal, Fermi had only a 60-70% yield rate(pascal had 88% yield rate at launch) and fermi was bigger than pascal, but you see the gtx580 costed 500$ at launch and nobody considered it anything, but high-end and the gtx 1080 ti/TitanXp with that 471mm2 should really cost 450$(max 500$) after adjusted for inflation due to the lower R&D, smaller die size and much higher yield rate I mentioned above, but oh well.


Just because Nvidia calls it's actual gtx 1080 a titan and it's 1060 a 1080, does NOT mean much...

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11:55 Oct-26-2017

GT 1030 not GTX 1030.

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17:06 Oct-25-2017

140$ in US outside of it, its way more expensive not even a person's salary is enough to buy these cards...

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17:23 Oct-25-2017

again the price is NOT a factor, Nvidia have increased the price for each tier of GPU 2x times since 2011(and AMD by quite a lot as well). Why? Because people pay for them.

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18:53 Oct-26-2017

i donot think 4gb vram is much


i ran gta 5 on my laptop with it took more than 3gb on low settings 1080p.


beileve me

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04:18 Oct-25-2017

Any chance I will be able to run this I cant afford to upgrade at the moment.

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22:43 Oct-25-2017

Can't see a reason it shouldn't work fine on your machine, maybe not on High/ultra on everything.

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23:40 Oct-25-2017

The 970 is comparable to the 1060 i believe so you should be good!

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18:27 Oct-24-2017

I'm so stoked! Can't contain myself!

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23:40 Oct-25-2017

Man, I watched CohhCarnage play it today and it looks awesome! Kind of blew me away how good it looks actually!

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07:44 Oct-24-2017

yes i can run this little beauty looking forward to the game thanks for the info

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09:06 Oct-24-2017

Me too!!

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05:42 Oct-24-2017

Should I be ok ?

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06:01 Oct-24-2017

Not sure The game seems to need a minimum of 4gb video memory and you only have 3... I would wait for bench marks.

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19:21 Oct-25-2017

Bull****, many games doesn't even respect the sys req

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06:27 Oct-24-2017

Hopefully, but the 4gb minimum will hurt

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12:44 Oct-24-2017

I doubt you will have issues

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05:18 Oct-24-2017

770 4GB as a minimum this game must love video memory.

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05:42 Oct-24-2017

It's a love story

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11:32 Oct-26-2017

it's Bethesda and a latest gen API game, so yes, Doom is a capacity hog when you turn up the settings and without that would take up at least 3 gigs of VRAM

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05:05 Oct-24-2017

looking forward to maxing this at 4k with 40fps, at first i was hesitant since my cpu is on par with the minimal cpu but people saying they should run it with i5's good and my cpu alot faster then an i5, but we'll see

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04:51 Oct-24-2017

oooh man I cant wait to play this game :)

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02:00 Oct-24-2017

well, then i'm not getting this game with my current cpu. it didn't even make the list

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02:26 Oct-24-2017

you can overclock with that board. disable the turbo and change your multiplier to match a 8350. you can go higher if you want to try and learn how to overclock but thats the easiest way.

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20:48 Oct-23-2017

oh well, 4GB of VRAM on my 1.5GB card. Gonna try it anyway though, till now every game has ran without a problem most of the time even at medium settings. (GTA V with very high textures works just fine) i'll see how this goes. If the nintendo Switch can run this with only 4GB ram in total than I don't see how this should be a problem.

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22:09 Oct-23-2017

Except Switch isn't playing in 1080p 60 FPS

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12:09 Oct-26-2017

Switch games runs normally at 720p/900p and would average between 30 fps locked (Doom, Xenoverse 2) to 60 fps locked (Mario and Zelda games i assume) and also GTA V minimum is a 1gb Vram card/2gb recommended so 1.5gb Vram is right in the middle and everyone could play on very high textures but also lower everything else.

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20:21 Oct-23-2017

Welp, I'm still rocking the old i5 3570k (for at least a few months more), but DOOM 2016 ran perfectly with everything maxed on my current system, so i'm not too concerned with the CPU requirement on this game.

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21:47 Oct-23-2017

Same for me. No worries :) Maybe on DX we could struggle some drops, but not on Vulkan

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20:02 Oct-23-2017

Now we're talking! :)

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19:04 Oct-23-2017

I wont be able to play it. Sad. First game ever to not be playable..

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20:04 Oct-23-2017

You probably will be able to play it . You can't say that just from looking at the system req.

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20:24 Oct-23-2017

I am pretty much certain that you will be able to play it on 720p with 30+ FPS and at least some things on medium...

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21:01 Oct-23-2017

Yea i know that i'll be able to play this game. But i don't want to play a game that needs 4 GB of video ram. My video card will not work great on this game.

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01:29 Oct-27-2017

Just get a 1050 Ti and problem solved.

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18:30 Oct-23-2017

Showing ultra wide monitors some love, I hope it becomes more of a standard on games.

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03:44 Oct-24-2017

Really hoping cause I have no want for a 4k monitor considering how close It would be to me and my dream is to get a ultra wide 1440p hdr monitor.

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05:22 Oct-24-2017

Ultrawide standard .........naw not any odd aspect ratio, Maybe if they make a good ultra wide tv and it will based off 4k, since most people will pefer 4 times the performance/pixels then 2/3 of increase. especially the prices they all at

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16:40 Oct-24-2017

lol I mean that it becomes a standard to support ultra wide resolutions in games, not that it becomes like a new standard in monitors.

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17:51 Oct-23-2017

4gb VRAM to run a game at 720p ?


R.I.P

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20:09 Oct-23-2017

I'm sure it will work with 2gb vram fine. I think something like gtx660 will be fine for low/medium settings 720p and 60fps with some drops to 40s.

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10:49 Oct-24-2017

i love em too :P

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01:33 Oct-27-2017

The minimum specs could be for 1080p as well so for 720p at low/medium settings 2gb of Vram might be enough.

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Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Core i5-9400F 6-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II 2GB OC Edition 16GB
0% No [2 votes]
Pentium Dual Core B960 2.2GHz Radeon HD 6950M 4GB
0% No [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 720p
Athlon II X2 245 GeForce GTS 250 4GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
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Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
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Core i5-2400S 2.5GHz Radeon R5 340 (OEM) 4GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
Ryzen 5 3500U 4-Core 2.1 GHz Radeon RX Vega 8 10GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
Core i3-8100 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 16GB
100% Yes [4 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 32GB
100% Yes [5 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 980 4GB 32GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-10400F 6-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Ti MSI Ventus 2X 8GB 16GB
100% Yes [9 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-10700F 8-Core 2.9GHz GeForce GTX 970 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 4GB Edition 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400F 6-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4GB 16GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-4770K 4-Core 3.5GHz GeForce GTX 980 4GB 32GB
66.6667% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Ryzen 7 5800H 8-Core 3.2GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]