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.