Star Wars Squadrons PC full system requirements updated

Written by Chad Norton on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 4:00 PM
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EA recently announced a new game set in the iconic Star Wars universe with Star Wars: Squadrons. Shortly after they revealed the official PC system requirements for VR and non-VR, but many were quick to point out some inconsistencies with the requirements and so Electronic Arts have recently updated the system requirements for Star Wars Squadrons, but not exactly in the way you think...

Many of you were quick to point out that the specs required were quite unbalanced when it came to Nvidia and AMD equivalents. An RX 570 is not exactly the same as a GTX 1070 in terms of performance, and the RX 480 is actually considered more powerful and is listed in the lower requirements for VR.

But EA's newly updated requirements seem to have only changed the CPU requirements rather than any of the GPU specs, as well as the total hard drive space required from 30GB to 40GB. Everything else has been untouched so far.

Nevertheless, here are the full and updated PC system requirements for Star Wars Squadrons...

Star Wars Squadrons minimum (non-VR) system requirements

Star Wars Squadrons recommended (non-VR) / minimum (VR) system requirements

Star Wars Squadrons recommended (VR) system requirements

In order to run the Star Wars: Squadrons recommended system requirements you will need a graphics card that is as powerful as a GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 480 and it should be paired with either a AMD Ryzen 7 2700X or Intel Core i5-6600K 4-Core CPU as well as 16GB of system memory. With these specs it looks like we can expect 60fps on High graphics settings at 1080p monitor resolution in Star Wars Squadrons.

In order to run the Star Wars: Squadrons minimum system requirements you will need a GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850 GPU paired with a Ryzen 3 1300X or Core i5-7600 processor and 8GB of ram. Based on these requirements we can expect that Star Wars Squadrons will run at 60fps on Low settings at 1080p screen resolution.

At the moment, these requirements for Star Wars: Squadrons suggest that a player's PC can run the game at the recommended specs if it has 4 year old hardware components in it.

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

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02:13 Jul-01-2020

What has GD done to CPU scores? i5-6600k has a score of 7.3 while 9400f score is reduced to 6.8

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08:00 Jul-01-2020

it's not all, my i3 9100f is 1.3 whereas as an i5 4670 is 4.4

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09:25 Jul-01-2020

Unbelievable ! Who the hell is charge of updating this !?

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13:49 Jul-01-2020

Hi buddy, thanks for the info. I will take a look and update if anything is out.
The out of 10 number system allocated to GPU and CPU was put in place to give a quick figure of modern games that a hardware component is better than. It compares the hardware to the top 500 most demanding games recommended requirements, then does the same for the top 500 minimum requirements of games. You can hover over the number to see the figures specifically. In this calculation it doesnt matter by how much the hardware is better than those game requirements, just that it is better and can therefore meet the requirements. This collective number out of 1000 games that the hardware is better than is then simply turned into a number out of 10.


I checked with a load of people before adding the system via a poll to see if this was suitably informative and, if i recall correctly, around 75% loved the extra info provided. So we changed the data gathering throughout the whole site and updated our querying to be able to deliver that info. It was pretty tricky to do and still get a fast number to be generated as it crunched so much data.
And so at a glance, we can now see how many games a piece of hardware is better than today and can then see the breakdown of how many games it can perform better than. We added minimum requirements in as well to help balance that figure out, rather than just doing recommended.


A system weak point - Now what can happen though is that the industry/development studios release a game and base their requirements around a most commonly owned piece of hardware and just choose that for recommended or min GPU/CPU. The GTX 1060 keeps coming up as a recommended requirement. This can then mean that someone who has a very similarly powered GPU to the 1060, that is perhaps slightly weaker than the GTX 1060 will continually have a much lower score out of 10 as it is constantly seen as just under the games recommended requirements and therefore its score goes down.


Of course to still provide people a way to compare hardware. I then sorted it so you can click to compare your hardware or even on hover you can see how your hardware compares as a percentage.
A bit wordy but I hope that helps explain my thought process a little. No system is perfect but I wanted something that directly reflected gaming vs hardware today that all hardware could be compared on that used all current games, and this showed the best amount of relatable data.
My CPU is 9.5 but the percentage shows only 17% stronger than your CPU, which scored a 6.8. So hopefully we get more information to make our judgements from.
Right, I will go and review the hardware you mentioned and fix any anomalies.
As always thanks for the feedback it really does help as there is a lot to keep my eyes on and having you guys keep me informed is always amazing. Also you can drop msgs on my wall.
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15:27 Jul-01-2020

Yeah it looks weird I will sort it out. Thanks for the headsup!!!

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19:15 Jun-30-2020

i5-6600k and gtx 660 as minimum really?

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18:27 Jun-30-2020

but isn't the rx 570 less powerful than the 480?

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20:51 Jun-30-2020

but isnt the 570 a lot less powerful than 1070? weird..

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22:20 Jun-30-2020

Also true, very weird requirements

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