Dead or Alive 6's System Requirements are Worryingly High

Written by Jon Sutton on Tue, Feb 26, 2019 11:19 AM
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In typically late form for Koei Tecmo, the system requirements for Dead or Alive 6 have been revealed just three days ahead of its March 1st launch on PC. DOA6 is another unmistakeably Japanese 3D fighting game with multi-tiered stages and grappling-centric combat. It's not going to go easy on your system though, here are the DOA6 PC system specs.

Dead or Alive 6 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5 GHz or AMD FX-8370 4.1 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon R9 280X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 50 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Dead or Alive 6 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: 6 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB
  • DX: DirectX 12
  • HDD: 50 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Koei Tecmo hasn't exactly endeared itself to PC fans over the years with some dodgy ports. Just recently, Dynasty Warriors 9 was a bit of a travesty on PC with widespread performance issues, and those system specs for DW9 were much lower than these for DOA6. Tread very carefully with Dead or Alive 6, basically, and our advice would be to wait and hear about performance before dropping the cash.

Back on topic, and these system requirements for Dead or Alive 6 feature ludicrously high CPU demands. Quite why it's recommended you have a 6-core i7-8700 we don't know, but there was must be some mighty impressive boob physics if that's to be justified. Our instinct is to just ignore the recommended CPU and determine the minimum spec Core i5-4690 or AMD FX-8370 will do the job just fun. There shouldn't be masses for the CPU to handle, to be honest, and the real legwork is going to be on your GPU if you want Dead or Alive 6 to run well on PC.

Koei Tecmo suggests you'll need a GTX 770 or Radeon R9 280X as a minimum to play Dead or Alive 6, and we'd presume this is probably about right. These specs will undoubtedly be targeted at playing Dead or Alive 6 at 60 frames per second because, well, anything else would be a bit sacrilegious. You will be able to play DOA6 with weaker GPUs but it certainly doesn't come recommended.

If you're wanting to crank up all the settings to the max and see the blood, sweat and tears fly across the screen during a bout, Dead or Alive 6 will eat up a GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 580 8GB. This is the luxury option for those who want top-tier visuals at 1080p screen resolution.

As always, you can check out how well your PC can run Dead or Alive 6 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarking and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to Dead or Alive 6 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Dead or Alive 6 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check out.

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07:51 Feb-27-2019

High system recomendation or low system optimization?

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00:59 Feb-27-2019

"boob physics" LOL... no worries it's more mainstream now... fighting tournaments...

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07:52 Feb-27-2019

Question is do they adjust base on environmental weather.

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17:19 Feb-26-2019

I want to believe!

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15:59 Feb-26-2019

All that cpu power is going into the jiggle physics

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14:49 Feb-26-2019

Well the cpu requirements are wrong for a start as why not recommendvthe Ryzen 5 2600x instead as that is also 6 core like the i7-8700. Just hope my aging PC can handle it.

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14:17 Feb-26-2019

After watching gameplay, don't believe these requirements at all. Unless it's very poorly optimized.

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13:09 Feb-26-2019

I'm pretty certain that this happened with Dead Or Alive 5 as well. My PC at the time was no where near the recommended and it ran fine.

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12:38 Feb-26-2019

Look you can have those requirements but then I better be able to massage those boobs

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13:32 Feb-26-2019

I see a fellow man of culture.

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