Serious Sam 4 PC system requirements kamikaze in with some pretty demanding specs

Written by Chad Norton on Sun, Sep 13, 2020 11:00 AM
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It doesn't look like much when you first look at it, but Serious Sam 4 packs a punch, and I'm not just talking about the hordes of enemies you'll be facing. The system requirements for Serious Sam 4 have been revealed, and it has some pretty demanding specs.

Of course, it looks like you'll still be able to run SS4 on some low-end hardware at least, but if you want it to look the best, you'll need to get a hold of either a GTX 1080 or RTX 2060. Additionally, the system specs state that the recommended APIs used are either DirectX12 or Vulkan, which is a nice option here.

Also, the CPU requirements merely listed a number of required Cores and base clock speeds. Because of this, we put our own selection of relevant hardware based on hardware descriptions provided but should not be considered official.

Finally, Croteam revealed that the minimum specs are aimed for 30fps gameplay at 720p resolution. No specific performance or resolution was mentioned for the recommended requirements, but considering this is Serious Sam we're talking about, they're most likely aimed at 60fps performance at 1080p resolution.

So with that said, let's dive into the Serious Sam 4 PC system requirements...

Serious Sam 4 minimum system requirements

Serious Sam 4 recommended system requirements

(*Some requirements only listed a certain type of CPU rather than any specific models, so we've selected the closest equivalent hardware based on the hardware descriptions provided in the square brackets above)

Your computer is going to need a graphics card that's as powerful as a GeForce GTX 1080/RTX 2060 or a Radeon RX Vega 64/Radeon RX 5700, this GPU should then be coupled with either a Core i7-7820X or Ryzen 7 2700X processor and 16GB of RAM in order to meet the recommended requirements. This setup should deliver around 60fps at 1080p resolution.

In order to run Serious Sam 4 on Low graphics settings at 720p your PC will need at least the GeForce GTX 780/GeForce GTX 970/GeForce GTX 1050 or Radeon HD 7950/Radeon R9 280/Radeon RX 470. You should then pair this with either a Core i5-2400S or Phenom II X4 905e CPU and 8GB of video memory. This setup will return an average of 30fps performance running at 720p resolution.

Make sure you graphics card can run DirectX12 and Vulkan in order to play Serious Sam 4 at its best.

As ever, remember you can always check out how well your PC can run the Serious Sam 4 System Requirements here, where you can check benchmarks and performance from other users. Compare your graphics card to the Serious Sam 4 GPU benchmark chart and we also have a Serious Sam 4 Frames Per Second system performance chart for you to check.

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20:06 Sep-13-2020

Doom+Battlefield = DoomField

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15:48 Sep-13-2020

the recommended requirements are for ULTRA SETTINGS, 1000 FPS @ 25K RESOLUTION

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12:27 Sep-13-2020

lol I'm calling it, those requirements are grossly overestimated and the game will run fine on a potato...... it honestly doesnt look like it's taken any huge graphical leaps over Serious Sam 3, except maybe for sharper textures........ if that's really all a GTX 1080 class GPU is good for anymore 1080P/60 in a game like this... then I seriously have to question the ridiculous direction games are heading...... are they not optimizing them on purpose?!?!

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12:48 Sep-13-2020

lol looking at it again..... I'm not even sure I'd say the textures are vastly improved..... some of them look pretty muddy....... don't get me wrong I love Serious Sam...... but this requirements/graphics quality ratio looks to be an extremely poor tradeoff if they're even remotely accurate.... I could even show you some scenes in SS3 that arguably look better than many of the scenes shown here..... a 2011 game!

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18:23 Sep-13-2020

I always have a feeling they just leave games on pc side to be brute forced by hardware rather than optimising it.

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15:02 Sep-14-2020

And then when the highly optimized console version gets ported over to PC, it's also done lazily and still requires a beast. Maddening.

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