Icarus PC system requirements revealed with some seriously demanding recommended specs

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, Nov 22, 2021 3:43 PM
System Requirements Optimum 1080p PC Build Low vs Ultra Screenshots GPU Performance Chart CPU List That Meet System Requirements GPU List That Meet System Requirements

The upcoming and highly anticipated survival game by developer RocketWerkz is nearly here after a brief delay and several Betas. Now that is coming out soon, the official Icarus PC system requirements have been revealed with some seriously demanding recommended specs...

Notably, the recommended specs ask for an RTX 3060 Ti and 32GB of RAM. That's pretty damn high, but the developers said that they're essentially punching above their weight in order to future proof the game: "Maybe we aimed a bit too high, but we didn't want to disappoint anyone either," said the developers. "Icarus is an open-world game with multiplayer so extra RAM helps, but the game has been optimized to work without it."

"Many people 'massage' their recommended specs. Our worlds are huge, and supporting high settings allows PC gamers to play with all the hardware they have. We picked recommended specs that work well, not recommended specs that sell the game, like publishers often do."

So don't be put off by those recommended requirements straight away, this is essentially just for future proofing. The only other game we can recall ever needing 32GB of system memory is microsoft flight simulator, so does this mean we're slowly moving towards 32GB as a normal requirement? Or are we still a long way off from that? And do you like how they've done the requirements here? Let us know what you think!

But with that said, let's take a look at the official Icarus system requirements...

Icarus minimum system requirements

*Official specs listed only Intel and Nvidia branded hardware. So we picked out the closest matching AMD equivalent specs based on the hardware descriptions provided. Let us know if you think other hardware would work better in their place!

Icarus recommended system requirements

*Official specs listed only Intel and Nvidia branded hardware. So we picked out the closest matching AMD equivalent specs based on the hardware descriptions provided. Let us know if you think other hardware would work better in their place!

You will need a Core i7-9700 or Ryzen 5 3500X processor coupled with either an RTX 3060 Ti or RX 6700 XT graphics card in order to run the Icarus recommended system requirements. Pairing these with 32GB of RAM should then help deliver 60fps performance on High graphics settings at 1080p resolution.

Icarus will need a GPU that is at least as powerful as a GTX 1060 or RX 580 to meet the minimum requirements. This should then be paired with either a Core i5-8400 or a Ryzen 5 3400G CPU. System memory required for minimum specs is 16GB. This setup should then deliver 30fps performance on Low graphics settings at 1080p.

Overall, looking at the specs above, we suggest using a 1 year old PC in order to play Icarus at its best.

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

Login or Register to join the debate

Rep
-6
Offline
16:21 Nov-26-2021

They probably think that you can download more RAM from the internet! 😂

0
Rep
105
Offline
03:34 Nov-24-2021

If the recommended targets 1080p 60 then this is prob one of the worst optmized game this year

3
Rep
26
Offline
09:12 Nov-23-2021

So your saying you just didn't bother optimizing at all? Looks like Rust but needs +10x the hardware.

4
Rep
1
Offline
16:37 Nov-23-2021

That's the point of stronger hardware. The PS5 and XSX allow for developers not to waste time on non-content development. Basically we need PCs that are at least 33% stronger than consoles, like always and in this case we need PCs that are at least 33% stronger than the PS5 and/or XSX.

0
Rep
-6
Offline
16:22 Nov-26-2021

No DX12 or Vulkan also...

0
Rep
34
Offline
10:22 Dec-04-2021

It does have DX12, but I'm getting around 65-70 FPS on high while on DX11 it's around 78-83 on the same settings. It also goes over 120+ while in the shuttle when landing whereas on DX12 I'd get the same fps as outside, maybe dipping to 55.

0
Rep
8
Offline
22:19 Nov-22-2021

I played during the beta and had 40-50 fps on medium settings. The game is not optimised at all.

3
Rep
8
Offline
17:10 Nov-22-2021

Rust 2 seems pretty demanding

0
Rep
0
Offline
16:19 Nov-22-2021

Why are they inflating things so quickly, say frankly that these requirements are for people who want dlss and Ray Tracing, stop amplifying them, they don't want to bother developing this is the shortcut, however I know they will make a lot of mistakes, and the game will work with much less requirements, take the gta trilogy Just as an example

4
Rep
1
Offline
16:39 Nov-23-2021

Because of the new consoles. Developers make games based on the specs of the consoles. It's just that this time around the consoles aren't that weak comapred to the PC hardware of the same period as they came out.

1
Rep
0
Offline
21:13 Nov-23-2021

I understand you my friend, you are right, but day after day I think about the change and I stop to think a little, why did Ubisoft say that the phenom can not run Farcry 5, then after pressure they pulled out and released a patch, then what after this, a game like Halo inifinite MP is working on 11-year-old processor with 45 fixed frames with 1080p resolution and low settings, the same thing with forza 5 I got 40 fixed frames with 1080p resolution and low to med settings, then what about the F1 2020 works on ultra and 1080p resolution and average 58 frames in Benchmark, nier replicant I got an average of 40 frames in average 1080p resolution, and on top of that gta triology can be played at high 1080p with an average of over 50, !^%# and they put up a sign saying your device doesn't have sse 4.2 go to hell, I won't buy for boring, problematic games Never ending, every day a new patch, we fixed what they fixed, new generation cyberbugs 2077 hahahaha, it became so funny, long live the developers of the old generations, because this is absurd, what do you want to show me that the rtx 3090 card is very powerful, then what You kill him after 3 years with nonsense, believe me if they remove sse instructions from the beginning of the game Absorb and let people try, they will be shocked, why are you working on an old therapist

0
Rep
1
Offline
21:43 Nov-23-2021

Microsoft has money to burn, some of the best programmers out there and they have experienced studios that have worked on the same games before. Remember the Master Chief Collection when it came out? It couldn't run well on almost any PC and even if the FPS was good it stutterd and those were games from 2001 to 2014, imagine not being able to run Halo 3 a game from 2007 properly on a good 2016-2018 PC. A game that ran on a console with 512MB RAM.


Also I think AVX instructions are a much bigger problem than SSE instructions.


Forza Horizon 3 also had problems on PC when it comes to performance, but they did optimize it later on like the MCC.

1
Rep
0
Offline
09:44 Nov-24-2021

Your second response is correct, but at least companies should leave the games open away from sse instructions, why those banners, it's easy, and I'm not an advocate of very old processors alone like phenom and Core 2 Quad, but look at your device you, they will kill it in a circumstance Two years ago, when you see the game Marvel Guardians because of those lights in which they cancel entire generations, I decided not to buy especially processors too early, we play more than 80 percent of games over 30 frames comfortably, phenom with GTX 960 I got over 30 Frame in comfort and 1080p resolution , 56 avg fps 720p with the game sniper ghost warrior contracts 2, and the Ryzen 3400 in Vega 11 cannot exceed 35 frames with a resolution of 720p and 16 GB of RAM, it is really shameful

0
Rep
1
Offline
16:02 Nov-24-2021

Well the latest SSE instruction is from 2009 and there hasn't be a CPU without it for over a decade now, it's normal to use it. Keep in mind back in the day new big instructions poped out every generation and it was the developers that requested them, so they sure did use them the moment they came out, so frequent upgrades were a must.


Otherwise yeah, SSE 4.2 isn't that big of a deal, but I use it all the time when I code without even thinking about it or realizing when doing so. It's just too common.

1
Rep
0
Offline
17:18 Nov-24-2021

Well done my friend, I look at avx for example every time they use it and then withdraw it because it causes them many problems, what I wanted to convey to you is that it is still too early to get rid of those instructions I mean sse, just it is very easy, don't put it on start The game, why do you put it and then get complaints every time, only if the game uses those instructions, really leave the game running from the beginning, if the processor does not support it will exit or cause a problem, or just put a banner as the game Halo infinite puts it and it is as follows Your processor under Minimum requirements and does not support ssse 3 Do you want to continue or exit, the same thing is set by the game Formula 1 2020 and 2021, for example, I had that banner in Halo infinite when I chose to continue, the game worked very acceptable and did not cause problems, with that I will keep the phenom, And I will buy a new processor, but I will stay with the phenom until it is completely finished and an actual breakthrough occurs in the world of new generation games

0

Can They Run... |

| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-11700K 8-Core 3.6GHz GeForce GTX 1060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB Edition 32GB
|
APU A8-7100 Quad-Core Radeon R7 M265 12GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i7-10700 8-Core 2.90GHz GeForce RTX 2060 6GB 16GB
100% Yes [2 votes]
| 30FPS, High, 1440p
Ryzen 7 2700X Radeon RX 5600 XT Sapphire Pulse 6GB 32GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Ryzen 5 5600X 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce GTX 1070 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 8GB Edition 16GB
100% Yes [3 votes]
| 60FPS, Medium, 1080p
Core i5-11400F 6-Core 2.6GHz GeForce GTX 970 4GB 16GB
100% Yes [1 votes]