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The Witcher 3 System Requirements – Minimum and Recommended (Official Specs)

With the Witcher 3 The Wild Hunt release coming in a few short days, its time to check in on the official minimum system requirements and recommended system requirements. The official system requirements are listed below, followed by our explanation and rundown.


(PC Physical Copy)

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
  • AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660
  • AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
  • RAM 6GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space 40 GB

 

Recommended System Requirements

  • Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
  • AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770
  • AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
  • RAM 8GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space 40 GB

(PC Digital Code)

One interesting thing to note is that the minimum system requirements are fairly similar to what you might find in the current “next-gen” consoles of the PS4 and Xbox One. While you can’t really compare the CPU speeds based on different architectures, the RAM and graphics cards are about equivalent.

On the subject of graphics cards, take a look a the recommended video card. The GTX 770 is now out of production and has been replaced by the GTX 970, and the R9 290 currently runs you about $300. That means you’ll need to spend a little over $300 on your graphics card to get the recommended, ideal experience in game.

Note that like a few other recent next-gen games, a 64-bit Windows OS is required.

Be sure to check out our Recommended Video Card Buying Guide for the Witcher 3!

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