Elden Ring PC Requirements Revealed – Minimum & Recommended Specs

Elden Ring PC Requirements Revealed – Minimum & Recommended Specs

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Header image by: From Software

Oh, Elden Ring. As one of 2022’s most eagerly awaited releases, we can’t wait to embark on our journey to the Realm of the Lands Between, starting the 25th of February on Xbox and PlayStation consoles, as well as PC.

Ahead of the game’s launch this week, developer From Software has revealed the PC requirements for Elden Ring, including minimum and recommended specs. This doesn’t give games too much time to prepare, but you can grab a quick upgrade from Ebuyer with next-day delivery if you must absolutely play day one – we are!

Elden Ring Minimum Specs

Operating system: Windows 10

Processor: Intel Core i5 8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X

Memory: 12GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB VRAM)

DirectX: DirectX 12 (feature level 12.0)

Storage: 60GB

Sound card: Windows-compatible audio device

Elden Ring Recommended Specs

Operating system: Windows 11/10

Processor: Intel Core i7 8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

Memory: 16GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB VRAM) or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (8GB RAM)

DirectX: DirectX 12 (feature level 12.0)

Storage: 60GB

Sound card: Windows-compatible audio device

Elden Ring on PC

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Annoyingly, however, they don’t state exactly what frames-per-second and resolution they’re supposed to be aimed at, nor the graphical options used. Are these the systems requirements needed to play at the lowest of the low, with a 30 frames-per-second lock engaged? If so, that doesn’t bode too well for the Steam Deck, with low-powered integrated graphics. Conversely, if they’re for maxed-out graphical options (which are often needlessly excessive) at a full-fat 60 frames-per-second, it might not be too bad for those who don’t quite make the cut.

PC requirements too heavy?

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As Elden Ring takes place in an open-world environment – it’s From Software’s largest game yet – we wouldn’t be surprised if there was some ultra-level option that pushes out distance rendering to a ludicrous degree that tanks frames-per-second. We’ve seen this time and time again in open-world games – do you really need to see each blade of grass’s shadow from miles away? Knock it down from ultra to high, and you’ll probably claw back a hefty helping of frames. We’ve got out fingers crossed for budget and low-spec gamers.

We’d recommend an SSD for open-world traversal

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Due to the open-world nature of Elden Ring, we’d pre-emptively advise you to download Elden Ring to a solid-state drive, even if these requirements don’t state so. A super-fast SSD should help cut down on loading times when warping from one end of the game’s expansive map to another. As well as reduce the pesky micro-judder you get when traversing an open-world that’s always streaming in new textures and assets.

No raytracing at launch

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There’s no mention of NVIDIA GeForce RTX or AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs for real-time raytracing – that’s to come in a future patch, according to From Software. It doesn’t look as if the game’s sponsored by either GPU manufacturer, so we wouldn’t expect NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Super Sampling, AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution or Intel’s impending Xe Super Sampling.

Elden Ring is out this week – is your gaming PC ready? Check out Ebuyer for a range of gaming components, peripherals and accessories, and keep an eye on the Ebuyer Gaming Hub for future blogs! Not interested in Elden Ring? Here’s Ebuyer’s Best of Xbox Game Pass – February 2022.