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Arriving remarkably late in the date ahead of tomorrow's launch, the Insurgency Sandstorm PC system specs have finally been revealed. These are the system requirements you will need to run Insurgency Sandstorm, New World Interactive's new multiplayer military online shooter.

Insurgency: Sandstorm Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1 GHz or AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7970
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 40 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Insurgency: Sandstorm Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 390X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 40 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Well, these have certainly surprised us. Insurgency Sandstorm is a damn demanding game in terms of specs, and will likely sit high in our list of the Top 100 Most Demanding Games on PC. Even the minimum specs for the game require a decently-specced PC, and meeting the recommended requirements puts you in the realm of a new $1000 build. 

Insurgency Sandstorm is a pretty demanding game then, and meeting the minimum specs will require a solid yet aging quad-core processor such as Intel's Core i5-4440 or the AMD-6300. This shouldn't be a problem for most PC gamers, but anyway who hasn't upgraded their CPU in a while may run into trouble.

Reports from the recent beta suggest Insurgency 2 doesn't run fantastically and there could be frame rate drops and stuttering if you don't meet the specs. The bare minimum graphics card is a 2GB GeForce GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7970, but this jumps all the way up to a GeForce GTX 980 or Radeon R9 390X if you want to max the Insurgency Sandstorm graphics settings out at 1080p. These sorts of GPUs don't come cheap, although something along the lines of the GeForce GTX 1060 or the Radeon RX 580 should, fingers crossed, do the trick.

And I'll just swing back to the processors for a moment to focus on the frankly ludicrous recommended CPU demands for Insurgency Sandstorm. There's no way on the planet an Intel Core i7-8700 or Ryzen 7 2700 deserve to be in the recommended slot unless there are some performance issues. These are top, top processors and we would think much weaker CPUs should be able to run Insurgency 2 just fine.

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