Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order PC system requirements revealed, recommends 32GB RAM

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 9:29 AM
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UPDATE: In the immortal words of Admiral Ackbar, it's a trap. Those system requirements released yesterday for Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order were mildly bogus and EA has now revised the specs.

The eye-opening 32GB RAM recommended requirement for Star Wars Jedi has now been reduced to a much more reasonable 16GB. We don't know how such a typo occcurs but it did, and EA has now reassured fans that 16GB RAM will suffice for playing Fallen Order in all its glory.

Original: It's been far too long since a AAA, single-player focused Star Wars game has come our way. And who better to entrust with the task than Respawn, developer of Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends. Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order is a galaxy trotting third-person action adventure set between the events of Episode 3 and Episode 4, as our hero bids to rebuild the Jedi Order. Saving the galaxy is the easy part though, you'll be needing a very high-end rig if you want to play Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order at its highers possible graphics settings.

Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 2-Core 3.3 GHz or AMD FX-6100 6-Core 3.3GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 7750
  • HDD: 55 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core 3.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
  • HDD: 55 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

We rarely see such a massive performance delta between the minimum and recommended specs for a game, leading us to believe that the minimum specs for SWJ: Fallen Order are pretty much spot on. If you've got a rig weaker than the minimum specs then we highly doubt you can run Star Wars Fallen Order at satisfactory frame rates.

As a minimum you'll need a dual-core i3 or an AMD FX-6000 series processors, as well as 8GB and a very low-end video card such as the GeForce GTX 650 or Radeon HD 7750. Respawn and EA haven't specified whether it's the 1GB or 2GB variant of these video cards, but we'd be a little bit wary of playing Star Wars Jedi with 1GB VRAM. It may be possible but we won't know until we get our hands on it. However, Unreal Engine 4 is a very scalable game engine so it may just about run the game okay.

Moving up to the recommended specs for Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order and there's a big difference here. We move from typical hardware ratings of 0-3 for the minimum spec, up to recommended hardware which is all at least 9/10. Respawn suggest you'll need a powerful high-clocked multithreaded quad-core processor or a lower-clocked 8-core, along with a mid to high-end GeForce GTX 1070 or Radeon RX Vega 56. For modern equivalents, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or Radeon RX 5700 will do the job.

And now for that humongous elephant in the room, an elephant which closely resembles 32GB of RAM. That is obscene. No game has ever demanded more than 16GB and most don't come anywhere near 16GB actual usage. This is either a genuine mistake on EA/Respawn's part; they're being over-generous with the specs; or Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order genuinely does guzzle down more than 16GB memory. Very few people even have 32GB RAM, and we've definitely never seen it in a game's system requirements.

You'll also be needing 16GB RAM for Star Wars Jedi, down from the previously recommended 32GB. That always seemed a bit obscene but EA has settled a few nerves with the change.

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

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18:53 Oct-11-2019

I mean for star citizen i could understand the 32 gig, you have to load tons of files, but this star wars looks small from the videos

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14:10 Oct-09-2019

I really liked the trolling with the 32GB. I was so hyped.

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11:03 Oct-09-2019

There is nothing wrong with 32 being recommended if there is a tangible benefit over 8 and 16. Full game hasn't come out so there is literally zero reason to argue it.
16 became the new recommended because so many people got upset.

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14:10 Oct-09-2019

There is though. That's absurd. Even games that require 16gb are entirely playable with 8, and if you don't multitask while you game you' probably won't even notice a difference with 8gb of RAM.
Consoles, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X have 8 and 12gb RAM respectively and they're supposed to run this game too. So it's either a ridiculously bad port or just a big mistake.

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16:33 Oct-09-2019

There is minimum requirements. It literally says 8gb. Of course it'll run with less than 32gb of ram.


Stupid argument.

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17:05 Oct-09-2019

You missed the point entirely. I could bet they you'd probably be able to max the game with proper hardware while with only 8gb or RAM instead of 16 and suffer no performance penalties if nothing is running in the background apart from the game.

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11:59 Oct-10-2019

You missed the point entirely. I said 32 is possible if there is a benefit. Do you know the exact version of the game engine, any of the programmers or anything to actually do with the game outside of seeing pictures and videos of it?

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12:02 Oct-10-2019

No. Didn't think so. Experience based on other games does not mean anything.
My opinion is that IF it offers a benefit, then it's entirely possible. That's all I said. My opinion is without fault because we are all entitled to an opinion.

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13:42 Oct-10-2019

I never called you wrong though. We are both entitled to an opinion, that's certainly true, but why is your opinion without a fault and mine seems to be the faulty one? You didn't say so explicitly but you certainly implied so now.
My opinion is simple, from what we've seen and know of the game, there's absolutely no reason why it would require 32gb of RAM for best performance, when almost all, if not all, games so far see no noticeable performance difference even with 8/16.

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13:47 Oct-10-2019

Experience based on other games definitely does mean something, as this is also a game. There should be some benefit of the doubt, but keeping in mind that they've already showed us the main game loop and told us the gist of it, we have other similar, better and worse games to compare it to, and that it definitely has to run on consoles as well which don't even have 16, let alone 32gb of RAM, something is just off and wrong with that recommendation of theirs.

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16:20 Oct-10-2019

Minimum requirements says 8gb. Consoles can definitely meet minimum requirements. So then for that matter why can the recommended be a lot higher than consoles? Come on. Give a better argument than consoles.

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16:25 Oct-10-2019

The phrase "You missed the point entirely" certainly says you are calling me wrong.


I don't even get this. Minimum says 8gb. It can definitely run on 8 then regardless of it's recommended requirements. That argument is pointless ...

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16:27 Oct-10-2019

Cuz the developer literally made that point already. With 32gb as recommended, that means that anywhere from 8-32 is perfectly acceptable. That means 12,16, 24 will be perfectly capable.

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16:28 Oct-10-2019

So arguing that 16 should be enough to run the game is obvious since 8 is the minimum.

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16:29 Oct-10-2019

It's like literally arguing just to argue. Stopping by to say "because you said 32 and I've played games that use less than that, this is outrageous and you are wrong".

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16:31 Oct-10-2019

There was a time when 4 was the recommended. When 4 was the max a system could even have. So it's not crazy to think that 32, which isn't even the max for most, is possible.

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17:10 Oct-10-2019

You're right, it's arguing for the sake of arguing now considering you're not even willing to read and comprehend what I'm trying to say.
Let's just leave it here, I agree.

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18:41 Oct-11-2019

Your first comment says games that require 16 can be played on 8. No game had required 16. Minimum requirements are just that. There had never been a game with the minimum at 16.i never disagreed with you. I said 32 as the recommended

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18:43 Oct-11-2019

Is perfectly okay since they developer said 8 is the minimum. I said 32 is fine IF it provides a benefit. At no point did I say it's the actual requirement.

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21:38 Oct-13-2019

Idk, even the 16gb games don't yse 11+ gig ram when i check task manager.

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16:35 Oct-09-2019

Awesome. I got down voted for my comment. Of course the game can run with less than 32gb. It literally says it in minimum requirements. Childish ****.

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12:06 Oct-10-2019

There's two more. I see why this site has a reputation for childish ways.

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16:28 Oct-10-2019

You're literally just asking for Downvotes by saying stuff like that.

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10:41 Oct-09-2019

Is it like Control? They (Remedy) said about the almighty graphics cards like GTX 1080ti in first place, then they changed it to lower cards. And when the game published, the first recommended hardware was true.
Maybe they scared for their sales and reduce the ram amount just to back in the game! I never trust to this kind of information after Control.

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12:58 Oct-09-2019

only one way to find out

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06:27 Oct-09-2019

the only time you need 32 or more gigabytes of memory in a gaming PC as of at present is if you are running tons of mods for a game, with the number of mods I have in Kerbal Space Program, I need 32 gigs of system memory as the game will gobble up 24 gigs of system memory. I could imagine for this game, there could be a toggle where large amounts of the game (like levels) could be dumped into memory from disk to prevent things like load times

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05:55 Oct-09-2019

yup the time has come. now we need to aim for 64Gb in our super jock extreme gaming rigs

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06:38 Oct-09-2019

you have a valid point and I agree with you, but very few games even fully use 16 gigs of memory even right now unless you are running heavy mods. It is more possible that 32gb of system memory will become a thing into 2021 once both the coming generation consoles are released and that DDR5 is out in public on at least AMD hardware because that memory capacity should be comparable to 16gb kits on DDR4 in cost

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23:11 Oct-08-2019

Nvm : Updated 10/8/2019, 2 PM PT: Hours after its initial release recommended 32GB of RAM, the company updated its recommended specs, dropping the memory spec down to a more reasonable 16GB

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22:48 Oct-08-2019

That 32 ram MUST BE a typo!

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21:39 Oct-08-2019

Who cares about this stupid game anyway in 1 month red dead 2 coming to pc

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22:16 Oct-08-2019

We, the stupid star wars fans, who will also probably play RDR2 as well

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23:30 Oct-08-2019

100% i never buy that game!

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15:11 Oct-09-2019

so said anything about buying the game? :D

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21:02 Oct-09-2019

Havoc92 You didn't learn your lesson from Star Wars Battlefront 2? Oh well, you can never make a stupid person into a smart person.

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22:43 Oct-09-2019

Who said I've played Battlefront 2? If you are stupid don't assume everyone is.

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23:31 Oct-09-2019

Mate, you didn't have to play it to see what was wrong with it, lol, it was ALL OVER the media and became a flop immediately. Most people who wanted it didn't buy it because it was very clear that it wasn't good for consumers. If you didn't knew that Battlefront 2 was a bad game then it's proof that you're living under a rock.


I didn't assume that you're an idiot, you literary said it yourself.

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23:36 Oct-09-2019

Why didn't you play Battlefront 2, aren't you a stupid Star Wars fan?

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20:04 Oct-08-2019

I hope that it is not going to be Batman Arkham knight V2 :v

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19:07 Oct-08-2019

I don't consider this a thing. How can it be such a big difference in requirements? from gtx 650 to 1070? and from 8 gb ram to 32 gb? This can't be real for sure

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19:56 Oct-08-2019

What about 1GB VRAM to 8GB VRAM? Lol!

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20:21 Oct-09-2019

Well, yes.

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19:03 Oct-08-2019

It's either a mistake or very bad optimisation.

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08:52 Oct-09-2019

Second :]

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18:58 Oct-08-2019

Time to download more ram


(don't take that seriously)

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00:02 Oct-09-2019

But it works.

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18:50 Oct-08-2019

I highly doubt this game uses more than 16Gb as it's designed for the current gen home consoles Xbox and PS4 and they only have 8GB for 1080p. God help the next gen switch from getting a port then lol.

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18:37 Oct-08-2019

This feels like poor Optimization boys for this game already.

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18:23 Oct-08-2019

Holy ****...

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18:01 Oct-08-2019

If it had 16gb ram minimum it would have been more believable. However it is strange that on reccomended it needs 4 times more RAM.

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18:36 Oct-08-2019

Ok let's say that the min. RAM is not 8 but 16. The Gap between min and rec would be then 16GB, so 2x the amount. Now look at the standards for most demanding Games from let's say 3-4 years ago. 4GB min, 8GB rec. Still 2x the amount, but the Gap was just 4GB. So the Gap today since then increased 4x. That's massive.

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18:47 Oct-08-2019

True but if a game in the future used say 18-20GB Ram then they would recommend 32GB as not many people would have a 24Gb ram configuration it would be 16 or 32 so they would still double it. Though 16GB will be fine with this game.

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18:48 Oct-08-2019

Obviously they made a mistake.

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15:08 Oct-08-2019

Even games that say recommended is 16gb they barely use around 8

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15:24 Oct-08-2019

Control for example...recommended 16GB...9,5GB used in game

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21:21 Oct-08-2019

Which is logical because almost nobody has someting inbetween 8 - 16 GB. So minimum of 8 GB is not enough therefore they state 16 GB.

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14:39 Oct-08-2019

They erased the requirements...."Coming soon" :P....and they put it back...32GB...lul...this is a joke...we will be fine with 16GB

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11:54 Oct-08-2019

Even Star Citizen won't require that much RAM, and by Jupiter will we see that game being released during our lifetime.

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16:55 Oct-08-2019

I just hope you will still be able to enjoy it on your death bed...

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