Obsidian reveals The Outer Worlds PC system requirements

Written by Jon Sutton on Fri, Oct 18, 2019 11:16 AM
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With every AAA publisher seemingly hellbent on chasing the MMO-lite looter shooter cash, Obsidian's The Outer Worlds is refreshingly old-school. Heavily inspired by their previous work, Fallout New Vegas, The Outer Worlds is a wholly single-player first-person RPG with a lengthy campaign and none of the microtransaction trappings. So far, so good, but what about what PC hardware you'll need to play The Outer Worlds. Find out with our look at the official PC system specs for The Outer Worlds.

The Outer Worlds Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-3225 2-Core 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 6-Core 3.3GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon HD 7850
  • HDD: 40 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

The Outer Worlds Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4-Core 4.2 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 6-Core 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB
  • HDD: 40 GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • DX: DirectX 11

The Outer Worlds sits firmly outside of typical AAA fare, which handily means some very approachable system specs. In order to meet Outer Worlds' minimum system requirements you'll only need a fairly low-spec PC from the last 6 years or so. Obsidian recommends a low-end DX11 graphics card such as a GeForce GTX 650 Ti or Radeon HD 7850 with at least 1GB VRAM.

The minimum spec CPUs suggest an Intel Core i3-3225. This is a dual-core processor without multi-threading so this is an unusually low minimum spec requirement in 2019. This indicates The Outer Worlds' process may focus on just a handful of cores rather than extensive threaded support.

It's a different picture if you want to make The Outer Worlds really shine. Obsidian believes you'll be needing a mid-tier GeForce GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 470 4GB in order to crank up the visuals in Outer Worlds at 1080p screen resolution. The recommended RAM also doubles to 8GB, although this is pretty much standard in all systems these days.

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

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08:14 Oct-20-2019

Damn,even I might be able to play it.


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12:00 Oct-23-2019

You should be no bother, I was playing the Division 2 on an FX6300 up to a few weeks ago....

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13:41 Oct-23-2019

Should have said I might be able to play it on my laptop, that has a R7 M265 with a A8 7100 AMD CPU.
Still that's wonderful news.


What fps did you get?

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16:02 Oct-23-2019

I think was in the 40's with some settings turned down, but still looked great:-)

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21:10 Oct-24-2019

Nice.
Glad to hear that a relatively old CPU still has the power to at lest run the game at an ok FPS.

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12:36 Oct-19-2019

Will not be buying this game until it arrives on steam and is on sale anyway, and by then I'll probably have better specs.

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21:33 Oct-18-2019

1060 can hold for recommended sets till now but which gpu is rec for 1440p that will hold for 1 more year atleast?

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00:09 Oct-19-2019

an rx 5700 is quite the bang for the buck and will hold up longer than a year.

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01:14 Oct-19-2019

I'm an Nvidia user and my 2080 is not enough for 4k 60 fps, but an overkill for 1440p. I'd go for a rtx 2070 or super for stable 120+ FPS, with highest settings. I would appreciate some AMD input to compare.

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01:20 Oct-19-2019

rx 5700 XT is within 2070S performance levels a bit up or down similar to a stock 1080Ti nowadays.

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08:00 Oct-19-2019

if you have a 2080 why change?

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01:42 Oct-24-2019

?

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17:40 Oct-18-2019

Idk my cpu feels like a bottleneck lately,will i be able to ultra?

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00:15 Oct-19-2019

a r5 1600 is hardly a bottleneck in the pc market where majority are running 4 core cpus. Even at 1080p, its not a esports title you need to run it 240fps. Im planing to stick with my 7700k for at least 2 years.

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01:10 Oct-19-2019

You have a bottleneck with that CPU.

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09:26 Oct-19-2019

what is your screen resolution?

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14:46 Oct-19-2019

also noticed how the UI went backwards and now no longer shows a users resolution in the specs

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10:33 Oct-21-2019

1080p 75hz

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16:05 Oct-21-2019

If you could OC a bit more you could see some gains

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17:35 Oct-18-2019

The i3 3225 is multi threaded, hell even mine is

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15:59 Oct-18-2019

Will it run on my rig? I gonna try anyway and if it runs the only thing I be suprised is how long this PC is still kicking xD

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16:50 Oct-18-2019

could try 720p but it would be time for you to upgrade :/

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11:13 Oct-19-2019

Meh I can still run all strategy games I like to play and some multiplayer FPS games just fine and this PC is enough for work etc. But for demanding games I just use Geforce NOW and play games like Metro Exodus maxed out at 60 FPS. I doubt I ever need an upgrade xD

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14:35 Oct-18-2019

wow a 7700k for recommended?

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14:42 Oct-18-2019

you could probably get away with a older i7 if not a few tweaks are all thats needed to get it gpu bound.

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00:39 Oct-19-2019

True but it's literally too close to home :D

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12:59 Oct-18-2019

How come the RX 470 and 1060 are seen as equals? Shouldn't it be a 480?

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13:04 Oct-18-2019

more like a 580

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11:40 Oct-18-2019

Very low requirements for recommended, very nice! But damn I need a new GPU XD

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11:41 Oct-18-2019

Also why does the game have 6.74/10 on GD? What problems do people have with this game? So far it looks fantastic, or am I missing something?

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11:46 Oct-18-2019

Probably Steam crybabies

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12:28 Oct-18-2019

Yeah this is one of the reasons why I am against voting on unreleased games... How can one make an informed choice without having played the game?

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Well just bomb it up to raise number :)

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0% No [2 votes]
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| 30FPS, Medium, 720p
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