[UPDATE – New Requirements] Dark Souls 3 PC Performance Gets Additional Details

Francesco De Meo
Posted Mar 22, 2016
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UPDATE: From Software just updated their official PC requirements and these are now slightly higher than before.

Minimum Requirements

OS: Windows® 7 SP1 64bit, Windows® 8.1 64bit,
Windows® 10 64bit
CPU: Intel® Core ™ i5 2500 3.3GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 Ti graphics card, ATI Radeon ™ HD 6870 graphics card
DirectX: DirectX 11
Storage: At least 20 GB of free space
Soundcard: DirectX11 more than the sound card that supports
Network: Internet connection environment necessary for the license authentication and online play of the first time start-up

Recommended Requirements

OS: Windows® 7 SP1 64bit, Windows® 8.1 64bit, Windows® 10 64bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 or equivalent graphics card
DirectX: DirectX 11
Storage: At least 20 GB of free space
Soundcard: DirectX11 more than the sound card that supports
Controller: Xbox One controller, Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
Network: Internet connection environment necessary for the license authentication and online play of the first time start-up

ORIGINAL STORY: Dark Souls 3, the latest entry of the action role playing game series created by From Software, is getting very close to its Western release on consoles and PC, and more for the PC version started coming last week, thanks to an IGN livestream showcasing this version of the game for the first time. A few hours ago, additional details have also come in thanks to a German website.

Dark Souls 3

German website GameStar has revealed some very interesting details about the PC version of Dark Souls 3, such as the maximum FPS possible, settings for HBAO+/MSAA/SMAA, how the controls work and much more. NeoGAF forum member Bl@de has provided a summary of the German article, which you can check out below.

  • Max FPS: 60fps (even with ini tweaks)
  • “GTX 770 enough for 60fps in highest settings”. GTX 760 offers around 40-45fps in max. settings. So take the GTX770 numbers with a grain of salt. I think you will have to turn some settings down on the GTX770 or play with 50fps average.
  • No specific settings for HBAO+/MSAA/SMAA. SSAO from Low to High and AA on and off – That’s it.
  • Dual Core CPU is enough to start the game :/ (no comment about performance). Long loading times though.
  • M+KB controls are iffy. Mouse has trouble with 4K resolution.
  • Game crashed a couple of times (FROM told them that they are still optimizing).
  • They use an 980 ti in the Video. 2,4 GB VRAM on max. texture settings in 1080p.#
  • Uses the Bloodborne engine
  • 8GB RAM more than enough

GameStar has also shared a video comparing the game’s low and high settings. You can find it right below.

Dark Souls 3 Ashes Of Ariandel New Trailer Showcases New Arena Mode

Yesterday, the full Dark Souls 3 Trophy List has surfaced online, revealing all players will have to accomplish in the game to obtain the Platinum Trophy. The list includes some heavy spoilers for bosses and Covenants, so avoid taking a look at it if you don’t want to spoil some of the game’s surprises.

Dark Souls 3 launches in three days, March 24th, in Japan on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game finally launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on April 12th.

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