Mass Effect Legendary Edition PC system requirements revealed and they're not too demanding

Written by Chad Norton on Wed, Feb 3, 2021 9:46 AM
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The Mass Effect Remaster/Remake is officially arriving on May 14th, and whilst the last two games of the trilogy are just traditional remasters, the original Mass Effect 1 will be a light remake. But how well will it perform on our systems? And what kind of PC hardware do I need to run Mass Effect Legendary Edition?

Whilst the requirements don't look too demanding for our PC rigs, there is a hefty storage size coming with it. Obviously it includes all 3 original Mass Effect games but 120GB is still a lot of space to take up on our drives. Let's take a look at the official Mass Effect: Legendary Edition PC system requirements...

Mass Effect Legendary Edition minimum system requirements

Mass Effect Legendary Edition recommended system requirements

In order to run Mass Effect: Legendary Edition on High graphics settings at 1080p you will need to have a graphics card that's at least as powerful as a GTX 1070 or RX Vega 56 paired with either a Core i7-7700 or Ryzen 7 3700X processor. You should also have at least 16GB of RAM to reach 60fps performance.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition requires a GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7970 GPU in order to play on the lowest graphics settings at 1080p resolution. You should also have at least a Core i5-3570 or FX-8350 CPU and 8GB of RAM in order to reach 60fps.

Overall, looking at all the PC specs above, Mass Effect Remastered will need at least a 5 year old PC in order to run at the recommend settings.

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

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20:55 Feb-06-2021

OMG 7700 vs 3700 on recomended? are they kidding? if its 7700 then must be Ryzen 7 1700 or 1700X lol. 3700 is way faster and stronger than 7700 or 7700K :D i am interesting who set this recomended specs?...

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03:21 Feb-07-2021

I believe this can easily be explained with engine. Unreal Engine 3, one remaster is using, is very Intel optimized and does badly on Ryzen, at least if I remember correctly. Hence the difference. Plus especially with 1st gen Ryzen where you don't get as much of single core performance, if they took newer Ryzen, I would say they probably could drop recommendation to Ryzen 5 or even Ryzen 3.

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12:47 Feb-05-2021

Reasonable min system requirements.

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17:40 Feb-04-2021

Will ignore those system requirements as Bioware are a small company so those requirements are wrong a 4 core i7-7770 but a 3700x on the AMD side don't be silly.

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11:33 Feb-04-2021

TOTAL BS THOSE SIMILAR TO THE LAST MASS EFFECT AND IT WAS UNSTABLE AND LOW FPS

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04:40 Feb-04-2021

Unreal engine is kind of ass for an all AMD system. This would be especially the case for Unreal Engine 3. That's old af

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15:59 Feb-03-2021

I'm hoping the remaster runs well. Unlike other remasters we have seen (Mafia II). Can't wait to replay the trilogy!

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12:51 Feb-03-2021

Wait! GTX 1070 1080p High IS demanding. By that metric you need a much more powerful card for 4k. This is a remaster of a decade old game so this IS demanding.

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14:23 Feb-03-2021

Yes, though it kind of is close to 5 year old card too, so I kind of expect recommended requirements to bump to 1060 or 1070 by now. Though in a way with Turing being so disappointing and Ampere unavailable, it is easy to forget how old Pascal is and feel like nothing worthwhile and new really came out. Though in case of ME, I would guess it is UE3, probably high quality tricks they are using...

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14:24 Feb-03-2021

... are quite demanding and inefficient. Which might have been better with UE4. But I guess we will never know.

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10:41 Feb-03-2021

Good to know that an i7 7700 is equivalent to an r7 3700x

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14:20 Feb-03-2021

Correct me if I am wrong, but Unreal Engine was very notorious to run poorly on AMD hardware, hence why I suspect UE3 they are using hasn't been patched for Ryzen. Which is why I assume they need much higher end Ryzen than Intel. Or it might just be that they didn't bother to test it at all with Ryzen and are just going for overkill, since technically speaking they aren't wrong... :-D

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10:37 Feb-03-2021

oh great, now GTX 760 is not that demanding
do you think all people are rich?

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10:48 Feb-03-2021

It's not demanding at all. It's over 7 year old mid range card, what did you expect from it. A GTX 1050 outperforms it in games.

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11:11 Feb-03-2021

well 1050ti cost like 100-200 eur i dont know if this is expensive for you.. And my PC is like 6ys+ and i run all the nowadays games. Especially games like csgo, dota 2, lol, the division, overwatch, rainbow works like a charm. But more demanding games like the lates bf the fps was 30-45 in beta and it wasnt playable to me so i never bought it.

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11:12 Feb-03-2021

also as far as i know you can buy CPU's that are far cheaper than mine and better. Its all up for better prices. Even if u save up 200-300 eur from ur salary you'll have enough money for low-mid-end PC that will run games just fine.

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11:18 Feb-03-2021

Note. Before buying new cpu/motherboard get yourself known with what socket the other CPU's are using. For example you can buy cheaper CPU and save up money for the more expensive cpu's on the market later. For intel it is between lga 1151 and 1200 and the good think that AMD use is AM4. Now i even found this goodie

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11:42 Feb-03-2021

What games do u play on ur 710?

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18:46 Feb-03-2021

latest games like The Medium, HItman 3
they are playable except for medium sometimes I have drop fps in spirit world

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03:53 Feb-04-2021

Holy crap you can play those games on that gpu?

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14:51 Feb-04-2021

Hitman is well optimized so it might be playable in lower resolution, no way medium is playable with that setup.

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02:38 Feb-10-2021

That's an over 7 year old GPU. It's ancient. PC Gaming has always been a luxury, it costs a lot and you need to update constantly. If you can't afford that, get a console, they're made for poor people

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01:24 Feb-11-2021

The luxury part has only become true since about 5 years ago.

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10:16 Feb-03-2021

i mean its mostly a texture pack so i would hope it can run a series that started in 2007.

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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
| Ultra, 1440p
Core i9-10900K 10-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 3090 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 24GB 32GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 3.8GHz Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB 32GB