Content Type: Gaming News
Date: February 15, 2022
The voices of a million toaster-users cried out in joy today when today’s tweet from the official Elden Ring Twitter unveiled the game’s system requirements:
Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
12 GB RAM
16 GB RAM
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 3 GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070 8 GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8 GB
DirectX12 (Feature Level 12.0)
DirectX 12 (Feature Level 12.0)
Many had already speculated that a top-of-the-line system wouldn’t be necessary to run Elden Ring, given that the game is releasing on last-gen consoles. Still, it must have been a relief to learn that you don’t even need 16GB of RAM to venture to the Lands Between.
Also of note is the storage space required, which is almost three times as much as required for Dark Souls 3. We know there are higher-quality textures in the game, but this may also suggest that the game simply has more Miyazaki goodness packed into it (at least that’s how we’re choosing to interpret the storage requirements).
If you aren’t sure how to check your system specs, type dxdiag into the Windows 10 search bar and hit enter — this should bring up the DirectX Diagnostic tool. The first tab shows you your general system specs, while the second tab (Display 1) will let you see what kind of graphics you’re working with. You’ve still got 10 days to upgrade, though the current market for graphics cards won’t do you any favors.
Is your system Elden Ring ready? Planning on buying a used PS4 just to play it? Let us know in the comments!