The Medium PC system requirements updated, RTX 3080 required for 4K Ultra ray tracing

Written by Chad Norton on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 9:54 AM
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Bloober Team's next venture into a scaretacular horror story takes us into the world of the spirits and unholy creatures. The Medium is due out soon, and we already got some system requirements a while back, but with the announcement of the RTX 30 series and RX 6000 series these have been updated slightly.

First and foremost, not only did we get a wide range of graphics setups including 1080p, 1440p, and 4K with or without ray tracing, we also got some specific performance details. Unfortunately all settings are based on 30fps gameplay - most likely in order for AMD RX 6000 GPUs to be comparable with RTX 30 cards as AMD does not have a DLSS equivalent yet.

Also some of the specs have been bumped up a little, so if your graphics hardware was fine for The Medium before, it's worth checking again now to see if your setup is still up to snuff. Now let's dive in and take a look at the official The Medium PC system requirements...

Without ray tracing

The Medium minimum system requirements - Low/1080p/30fps

*specs listed only an "AMD Ryzen 5" CPU, so considering the processor requirements for Intel are the same as last time here, we've put the original AMD processor spec.

The Medium recommended system requirements - Medium/1080p/30fps

The Medium High system requirements - High/1440p/30fps

The Medium Ultra system requirements - High/4K/30fps

Ray tracing

The Medium ray tracing minimum system requirements - Medium/1080p/30fps

The Medium ray tracing recommended system requirements - High/1440p/30fps

The Medium ray tracing Ultra system requirements - High/4K/30fps

Your PC will need to have a graphics card that's at least as powerful as a GTX 1660 Super or RX 5600 XT in order to meet the recommended system requirements for The Medium. You should then pair that GPU with either a CCore i5-9600 or Ryzen 7 3700X processor as well as 16GB of system memory. This will then deliver 30fps performance at 1080p resolution on Medium graphics settings.

In order to run The Medium on Low graphics settings your PC will need at least a GTX 1650 Super or GTX 1060 or R9 390X paired with either a Core i5-6600 or Ryzen 5 2500X. You should also have at least 8GB of RAM in order to meet the minimum requirements and achieve 30fps performance at 1080p resolution on Low graphics settings.

Make sure that your GPU supports DirectX 11 or The Medium won’t run.

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

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18:48 Jan-22-2021

What if i want to go 60fps? I use a computer from NASA?

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18:17 Jan-22-2021

4k/30 fps...no ty...i dont see anywhere 60fps..screw this game...

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20:12 Jan-20-2021

I wonder if it's a poorly optimized game or are we literally going to be rendering two games at once, as is the plot of the game. Gonna wait and see if the game is good in the first place

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18:01 Jan-20-2021

Either this game is really unoptimized or they did a typo in the requirements by changin 60fps for 30 fps , there is no way this game requires too much cpu/gpu as it looks old gen

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14:02 Jan-20-2021

There too high for just 30fps, will wait for benchmarks

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17:46 Jan-20-2021

Exactly, if this req are real then we can expect a game more demanding than cyberpunk 2077

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12:32 Jan-20-2021

1650 super and r9 390x for low 30 fps which can run all modern games at ultra ( at least most of them ) and an rx 5700xt for 30 fps 1440p ? this aint good

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12:22 Jan-20-2021

Isn't this a little too high? I mean, according to this list, my PC would only get around 30FPS medium/1080p, which would make it the most demanding game i've ever seen be a mile.. Let's hope reality is a bit better.

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11:09 Jan-20-2021

that's too much

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Can They Run... |

Core i3-9100F 4-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1650 8GB
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB 16GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Core i7-2600 4-Core 3.40GHz Radeon HD 5770 1024MB 8GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-6800K 6-Core 3.4GHz GeForce GTX 970 MSI Gaming 4GB Edition 32GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Ryzen 5 2600 Radeon RX 580 4GB 8GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i7-920 Quad 2.67GHz GeForce GTX 970 4GB 24GB
100% Yes [1 votes]
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz Radeon RX 580 Sapphire Nitro+ 4GB 16GB