Saints Row 4 System Requirements

Written by Luuk on Sat, Jun 8, 2013 9:00 PM
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Saints Row 4, despite nearly disappearing with its publisher, THQ, earlier this year, is to release in only a couple of months. Well known for its rude, tongue in cheek humour and open world, over the top action, this game has won over the hearts of many as the game that will go where GTA will not.

What PC hardware you need in order to have some fun with goofy weapons, fight crazy aliens and kidnap celebrities? Lets look at the Saints Row 4 system requirements to see if you can run it...

Saints Row 4 Minimum System Requirements

OS: Win Vista (x86 or x64) with SP2

CPU: Quad Core Processor such as an AMD Phenom II X4 or even Intel Core i5 or Dual Core 3GHz+

RAM: 4 GB Memory

HD: 10 GB of free hard drive space

GPU RAM: 1GB RAM GPU with Shader

DX: DirectX 11

Audio: 100% DirectX 9.0C compliant sound card or equivalent onboard sound

 

Saints Row 4 Recommended System Requirements

OS: Win Vista (x86 or x64) with SP2

CPU: AMD Phenom 9850 2.5 GHz or Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 2.5 GHz

RAM: 4 GB Memory

HD: 10 GB of free hard drive space

GPU: Radeon HD 5850 1GB or GeForce GTX 260 GTS 1GB or better

DX: DirectX 11

Saints Row 4 system requirement mini review

First point of interest, the recommended SR4 requirements look almost identical to the minimum system requirements. This means that once you meet the min you are likely to get a well rounded gaming experience.

The operating system suggested is Windows Vista but that does not natively support the other requirement of DirectX 11. So we suggest making sure you have Windows 7 running in order to play Saints Row 4 to be on the safe side.

The minimum RAM requirement for St Row 4 is 4GB, this RAM minimum requirement is what we are coming to expect over the coming 12 months especially with the new consoles just around the corner. However, once you meet the 4GB it does not seem like you will gain any benefits from having any more RAM spare as the recommended RAM for Saints Row 4 is also 4GB.

Realistically Saints Row 4 is expecting you to be weilding a quad core CPU, even in minimum requirements.

The Saints Row 4 GPU requirement seems to want the 1GB GPU RAM as minimum. We do not always trust the GPU RAM requirement because some powerful GPUs have slightly less than 1GB and other weaker GPUs have far more than 1GB, thus making the figure sometimes hard to work with. Make sure you use our system requirement tool to give you a good guideline though and make sure you give your own feedback when the time comes.

Saints Row IV takes place a couple years after it's predecessor. The leader of band of celebs known as The Saints has been elected as the president of the USA. And so this time around you will be defending the Earth from an alien invasion and you get to play as an awesome kickass President, who personally takes the fight to the enemy. SR4 also maintains its open world craziness that we have come to love.

The game has not yet been announced for all the next-gen consoles, but currently is set to release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS4 on August 20th, 2013 and August 22nd in the UK.

Once we get our hands on this title we will know far more and then put it through its paces on some of the GD machines.  As always we encourage you to give your feedback also, once you get your own version of the game.

 

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14:27 Dec-29-2013

can i run this game? the thing im worried about is the RAM

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22:33 Jul-25-2013

Any chance for me to run this Bad Boy ?

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02:35 Sep-02-2013

Doesn't look like it. You should get a different GPU.

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14:37 Jun-19-2013

i think my pc wont run it

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17:33 Jun-19-2013

you can easily max this brother just hope for good optimization and you will be fine :) good luck

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15:37 Jun-21-2013

thanks we have similar pcs

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16:23 Jun-21-2013

almost similar mate :)

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19:39 Jun-14-2013

Hello , I can run this game ?

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20:28 Jun-14-2013

med. setting on your res. mate high will kill your fps for sure and hope for good optimization as well ;)

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17:17 Jun-16-2013

Thanks for answer ! =P

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19:30 Jun-16-2013

happy to help brother ;)

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04:25 Jun-13-2013

would i be able to run it?

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04:51 Jun-13-2013

Yes you can run this game on Medium settings. Hope this game is well optimized. :)

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07:07 Jun-13-2013

he can even go high on his res. mate his res. is quiet low and i agree you on optimization :)

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11:28 Jun-10-2013

can i run it???

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11:49 Jun-10-2013

Yes you will be able to run it just fine ;)

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12:23 Jun-10-2013

Yes you can run it smoothly. :D

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20:56 Jun-09-2013

time to upgrade my PC :D

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21:22 Jun-09-2013

U can probably run this game well i belive..

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02:38 Jun-10-2013

your rig. can handle this game on high setting mate just hope for better optimization :) no need to upgrade at least not for this game

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04:44 Jun-10-2013

Yeah.. you have great combination of GPU as well as CPU right now don't worry you can play but, it if the game is good optimized. :D

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14:00 Jun-10-2013

his GPU is kinda the only thing holding him back.

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06:34 Jun-10-2013

i hope it will be well optimized then every one who has low-mid end PC can probably run it smoothly:)

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14:17 Jun-10-2013

i want to run one of my favorite game series maxed out :D , yeah my gpu is kinda bad-ish, it snot bad but i would love a 660ti :D

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20:34 Jun-09-2013

can i run at low or medium with 1280x720?What Framerates?

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02:38 Jun-10-2013

i think low-med. will be good and about fps it's quiet difficult mate hope for better optimization :)

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20:17 Jun-09-2013

This game is going to be the best. I just hope I can run it at settings which are feasible to the human eyes. Can I?

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18:15 Jun-09-2013

I know i can max this out, but what FPS and at Ultra FPS?

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18:45 Jun-09-2013

possibly 40+ FPS at ultra,

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18:50 Jun-09-2013

Nice Rig.

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18:53 Jun-09-2013

I'd say 60+ at Ultra :)

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19:31 Jun-09-2013

well if it is anything like the optimization of saints row the third thasan1 might be right if it is better the saints row the third then TheDemontool is correct.

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16:56 Jun-09-2013

I can run Walking dead which requires 3 gb's, Why cant I run this, I mean it is 2gbs,for all reqs,meaning that if I run it on low it could be like running it on high.

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17:24 Jun-09-2013

the missing memory will be used from your HDD which is MUCH slower than actual system memory without enough ram you can't get the framerate you should have

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17:27 Jun-09-2013

So you dont think that I will get more than 20 fps on lowest settings ?

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17:30 Jun-09-2013

it is possible we should wait and see how it goes closer to release

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17:33 Jun-09-2013

Well I have 500 gbs of hdd space, 400 of which are free,isnt that enough. Sorry for asking, I am not much of a hardaware guy.

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17:43 Jun-09-2013

its not the space that is the issue :D its just the hard drive is not fast enough to make up for the lack of ram, believe me i remember when i only had 2GB ram to on my Athlon 64 x2 4000+ build it was a tough spot then and its a tough spot now i suggest you take advantage of the lower ram prices if you can

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19:49 Jun-09-2013

i have 32bit system so i have 3,3GB RAM and believe me i had some problems with certain games . i remember when i played Tomb raider my game slowed down few times and minimized to desktop with a message "You are out of memory the colour scheme will change..." something like that.
So 4gb is a must for games today even if the game dont reqiuers 4gb you will always have some background programs.

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00:09 Jun-10-2013

yup ^-^ well explained

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06:25 Jun-10-2013

Does it also mean that upcoming games won't support 32Bit operating systems due to the 4 GB limit?

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07:22 Jun-10-2013

32bit os can have more than 4gb it just won't use it games however will still use the excess ram that windows doesn't need

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15:38 Jun-09-2013

These requirements are bung as. The minimum CPU requirements are higher than the recommended, and also the 260 gts mistake and DX11(?) as has been pointed out.
What is the source of these requirements?

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15:48 Jun-09-2013

Actually steam is,but I think reqs will lower a bit by the time of release.

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17:19 Jun-09-2013

so it is. Watching the trailer I wouldn't think it will be really any more demanding than Saints Row 3

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17:20 Jun-09-2013

So do I, lets hope that these reqs are not the final ones.

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15:01 Jun-09-2013

Guys do you think all games will have 4 gbs as a minimum

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15:02 Jun-09-2013

at some point they will.

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15:05 Jun-09-2013

I mean in a few weeks or months.

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15:05 Jun-09-2013

it is beginning to shift that way now i assume with the launch of new consoles it will require 4gbs on most AAA titles

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15:08 Jun-09-2013

Damn I am doomed.So no talk about watch dogs then ??

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15:15 Jun-09-2013

We'll see ram is pretty cheap now you can start saving 20bucks for another 2gb of ddr2

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14:44 Jun-09-2013

Can i run it on low...??
i can run saints row 3rd on med setting.....

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14:45 Jun-09-2013

we can't say for sure yet we'll know more when it comes closer to release

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13:52 Jun-09-2013

CAn i run it high-ultra settings.

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14:16 Jun-09-2013

we can't say for sure yet but it is very likely you can run it on ultra settings with 4xMSAA

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11:57 Jun-09-2013

max! and btw why does it say gtx 260 gts? shoudlnt it be just gtx 260?

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11:58 Jun-09-2013

yes it is gtx 260 :{

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11:44 Jun-09-2013

can I? Note that i am gonna buy a GTX 640 2GB.

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12:19 Jun-09-2013

Yes you may after you buy it ofcourse :)

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14:37 Jun-09-2013

You better buy a GTX 650 1 GB it will be much better, or the 1 GB version of the GTX 640 because 2GB on low to med-end cards is useless.

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14:41 Jun-09-2013

i agree a 650 or 7750 can be found for around $100 and will offer much more performance

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11:33 Jun-09-2013

How much RAM do you think we will need an year after the release of consoles?
Would we be needing DDR4 or something to keep up?
Is upgrading to a AMD 7870 or GTX 660 enough to play games for the next 4 years?

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11:35 Jun-09-2013

nah 8gb ddr3 will likely suffice the first DDR4 platform is rumored to be on the next intel extreme i7 socket

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11:40 Jun-09-2013

Any idea about the GPU we would require?

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11:56 Jun-09-2013

a performance level of an HD 7870 or GTX 660 will suffice for a year or two

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11:58 Jun-09-2013

Thats what i thought. But getting a 7950 might get me another year or two, right?
Will my CPU bottleneck a 7950?
I can't overclock my CPU.
BTW i'm not talking about maxing out in all games.
I'm talking about 35+ FPS in all games at low to medium settings for the next 4 years.

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12:00 Jun-09-2013

no i5 should handle a 7950 fine, and the 7950 will last you even longer and the 7950 can be overclocked easily and have HUGE performance gains

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12:02 Jun-09-2013

if all you want is low to medium settings you can keep that 7950 for your suggested 4 years although i cannot say for sure what with new consoles showing up who knows how demanding games will get, btw the 7950 can max games probably for a good year and a half

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12:06 Jun-09-2013

Thats what i wanted, all games playable at 35+ FPS @720P with low to medium settings for 3-5 years.
But some games like Battlefield Bad company 2 look horrible at 720P in my 1080 monitor (too many jagged lines in buildings when viewed from a distance). Games like mafia 2 look good even at 720p.

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12:08 Jun-09-2013

if you plan to game in 720p it will last longer XD the 7950 will handle your 1920x1080p resolution very well most games with maxed out settings

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12:09 Jun-09-2013

Thats enough for me. BTW thumbs up for you.

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12:10 Jun-09-2013

Happy gaming!

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12:13 Jun-09-2013

I can find a 7870 and GTX 660 a lot cheaper here.
Do you thing they can handle for 4 years at 720?
If not i would wait a few months for the next generation GPUs to be released so that current gen GPU prices will come down.

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12:16 Jun-09-2013

I can tell you as an owner of the 7870 :D that the 7870 will last you 3 to 3 and half years as a rough estimate please keep in mind that these are merely educated guesses since new consoles are arriving games will get more demanding but since you are only looking for medium settings at 720p i can safely tell you that it will last about 3.5 years

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12:21 Jun-09-2013

Thank again for the info.
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11:01 Jun-09-2013

GTX 260 only supports DX10, so why it's in the minimum system requirements?
Is DX11 a typo too? I sure hope that lol!

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11:05 Jun-09-2013

It's not a typo, but in Saints Row 3 a higher DX gave more graphical options. Perhaps it will be the same this time around, we will have to wait and see.

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11:16 Jun-09-2013

How it's not a typo? if the game only supports DX11 then the GTX 260 won't be able to open it just like Crysis 3, so either GtX 260 or DX11 is a typo right?

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11:18 Jun-09-2013

i think there's a relation between 260 and windows vista xD

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11:19 Jun-09-2013

it will likely support DX9 DX10 and DX11 just like saints row 3

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11:20 Jun-09-2013

that's why win vista is there

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11:23 Jun-09-2013

Metro required vista i believe and that game has a DX9 mode aswell vista still has support for older DX's (tell me if i misunderstood what you meant)

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11:26 Jun-09-2013

u got it xD

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11:27 Jun-09-2013

The typo isn't on our side, that's what I mean to say. Whether the dev's had some thought-process behind this, or simply made a mistake.. We cannot say (yet).

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11:30 Jun-09-2013

@Warmice although i can't say for sure i believe there was no mistake maybe the game favors nVidia architecture, requirements display performance levels not in which the DX version it supports

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11:38 Jun-09-2013

Oh I see! but Win Vista with SP2 can support DX11, so which one is the typo is still a mystery lol!

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11:40 Jun-09-2013

if there is a typo XD

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11:42 Jun-09-2013

typo count 7 lol xD

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10:10 Jun-09-2013

Max?

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Ultra without AA is feasible,if you haven't played the 3rd you can run it on Ultra with 4x MSAA

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0% No [2 votes]
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100% Yes [1 votes]
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| 60FPS, High, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, 720p
Core i7-5500U 2-Core 2.4GHz GeForce 940M 2GB 8GB
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100% Yes [1 votes]
| 60FPS, Low, 1080p
Core i5-6400 2.7GHz GeForce GTX 1050 8GB
| 60FPS, Ultra, 1440p
Core i5-9600K 6-Core 3.7GHz GeForce RTX 2060 Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 6GB 32GB
| 60FPS, High, 1080p
FX-6300 GeForce GTX 760 24GB
0% No [1 votes]
| 30FPS, Ultra, 1080p
Core i5-11400H 6-Core 2.20GHz GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile 8GB
| 30FPS, High, 1080p
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| 30FPS, Low, 720p
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