Hunt: Showdown System Requirements Revealed - Core i5-6400 Listed as Minimum CPU

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 12:46 PM
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Crytek has long been the master at pushing graphics to the max, regardless of the consequences. Hunt: Showdown looks no different. Available on Early Access today, it's a blend of PvP bounty hunting with significant PvE elements. Sort of like a Battle Royale but there are also giant spiders that can impale you. It looks pretty awesome, and graphically it's stunning. So if you want to be playing Hunt: Showdown rather than Hunt: Slowdown, be sure to give its system specs a once over first.

Hunt: Showdown Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 Ti or Radeon R9 370 (OEM)
  • HDD: 20GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Hunt: Showdown Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 390X
  • HDD: 20 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

As far as CPU requirements go, Hunt: Showdown is one of the most demanding in existence, at least on paper. As a bare minimum, Crytek is suggesting an Intel Core i5-6400 or Ryzen 3 1200, which is a little on the extreme side, to say the least. We'll have to see for ourselves whether this actually the case, but in terms of gaming performance, these are both extremely capable of processors that shouldn't hugely affect frame rates in any fashion.

Along with the lofty CPUs, you'll also be needing a GeForce GTX 660 Ti or Radeon R9 370 (R7 370 should do the job) graphics, which for modern GPUs equates to a GeForce GTX 1050 or Radeon RX 460. Again, this is very demanding as far as minimum specs go. They'll also need to be paired with 8GB RAM. Crytek games tend to be RAM-hungry from my experience, so it's certainly a risk to try playing Hunt: Showdown with 6GB RAM, particularly while it's in Early Access.

If you're one of the lucky few looking to max out Hunt: Showdown's graphics settings, the CPUs needed are only a minor step up. We're looking at GeForce GTX 970 or Radeon R9 390X graphics cards though, which are right up there with what we expect from AAA games' system requirements. 

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

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13:53 Mar-04-2018

should ayam upgrade mah cpu now?

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23:35 Feb-23-2018

Wait, so my i5 3570k is listed as a minimum requirement to run this game? :/

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23:38 Feb-23-2018

Yeah. Our CPUs are pretty similar to the i5-6500

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10:15 Feb-24-2018

Overclock it and you can easily get 30% more performance.

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21:02 Mar-04-2018

I can´t, my cheap motherboard does not allow me to overclock my CPU :/

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18:51 Feb-23-2018

Useless system requirements, unless you have a 1080 the game runs like ****

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19:57 Feb-23-2018

The closed alpha started off quite troublesome but got much better towards the end. I couldn't get it to run stable. Long freezes and terrible framerate. There was a memory leak and it was and still is pretty taxing on my CPU.


But towards the end of closed alpha I was able to get it to run somewhat stable at 20 - 30 FPS, on 720 - 900p on my ancient potato. Lots of bugs and issues still to be ironed out. There's a small chance it might be playable once it's complete, although for a competitive FPS you need close to 60 fps, which doesn't look likely for budget systems like mine.


But it's not like I'm missing out on a legendary game. It's alright. Nothing special for me.

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16:18 Feb-23-2018

Is this an online only or have a single player campaign also ?

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16:21 Feb-23-2018

Online-only I believe

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16:26 Feb-23-2018

I hope the game be like Crysis series that have a single player campaign.

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14:02 Feb-23-2018

"Hope i can cook food on my pc while running this game"

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02:00 Feb-24-2018

I just run Ark everytime I need a hot meal. Nothing bakes pizza faster than a rig trying out Ark maxed out.

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