Extinction System Requirements Revealed Alongside April 10th Release Date

Written by Jon Sutton on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 12:44 PM
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Iron Galaxy has announced that giant-battler Extinction will be launching on April 10th, and has also sent along the official PC system requirements. Extinction is a single-player action adventure in which you play as one of the world's last Sentinels, taking on 150-foot tall monsters destroying entire cities. It's brawling on the grandest scale, and sure to give Attack of Titan fans a kick. David didn't take on Goliath without preparing his trusty slingshot first though, so make sure you're ready by checking out Extinction's PC specs first.

Extinction Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-760 2.8GHz or AMD Athlon X4 740 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • HDD: 3GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Extinction Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-9370 4.4 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon RX 470 4GB
  • HDD: 3 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Extinction looks very much to be an AA tier game, sitting somewhat below AAA, and the system requirements reflection this. Minimum CPU requirements for Extinction are extremely low end, while you'll only need a DirectX 11 graphics card with at least 2GB VRAM. 8GB RAM is on the high side though, so we suspect you may be able to actually get away with 6GB. 

The only truly curious thing to note about the minimum specs is the 3GB installation size. This is ludicrously small and we expect this has to change between now and Extinction's April 10th launch.

Moving up to the recommended specs for Extinction and these are pretty much in line with the average AAA requirements over the past 12 months. Iron Galaxy recommends a capable quad-core processor and a mid-range graphics card for the best possible performance, presumably at 1080p. It looks as if Extinction slightly favours AMD hardware as well, with the weaker Radeon RX 470 being paired with the GeForce GTX 970.

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

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11:36 Feb-16-2018

Lmao "extremely low end", I don't even meet those lol

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18:52 Feb-16-2018

your CPU is quite better than the minimum requirements, the GPU is so-so, but still IF they are accurate, you should be able to achieve a good playable and smooth experience.

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14:50 Feb-15-2018

rx 470 is not weaker than 970, it is better than that.

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15:04 Feb-15-2018

The 970 is faster in most benchmarks :)

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15:06 Feb-15-2018

the rx 470 is as good as the gtx 970, depending on the game, if it's Nvidia optimized(as most games for the past 4-5 years have been) the gtx 970 wins, if it's AMD optimized the rx 470 wins.
http://hwbench.com/vgas/radeon-rx-470-vs-geforce-gtx-970

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15:11 Feb-15-2018

"if it's Nvidia optimized(as most games for the past 4-5 years have been) the gtx 970 wins " Cool, glad it's settled.

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08:34 Feb-16-2018

I would put them in the same "class" so to speak - I even would say, that you can class a performance level, based on what a GPU can handle at all (even if not as good as the counterpart) - I would put all GPUs from RX470 4gb up to RX580 8 gb in the same class as GTX970, GTX1060 3gb - 6 gb, as even the weakest ones can get very close to the stronger one with an overclock.

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08:35 Feb-16-2018

Also, for example, if the weakest card from a certain performance "class" can not handle something, the strongest of that card class would be not reliable as well - then you know you have to move to the next performance class / GPU generation

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