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Elden Ring PC Requirements: 3 Things to Know



It would be great if Elden Ring ran well on every single Windows PC but that obviously won’t be the case. FromSoftware has shared the Elden Ring PC requirements and we want to go over the most important details and show you how to check if your computer meets the threshold.

The Elden Ring release date has come and gone which means you might be thinking about picking up a copy of the game for your platform.

If you plan to buy the game for Xbox or PlayStation, you have nothing to worry about. Open up the game, install it and you’re good to go. Elden Ring for PC is a different beast because your computer needs to meet certain hardware specifications for it to run properly.

Today we want to share three important details regarding the Elden Ring PC requirements. If you’ve been thinking about buying a copy of the game for PC, here’s what you need to know before you pick up the game for yourself or someone else.

Elden Ring PC Requirements

We’ll start off with the PC requirements themselves. If you’re familiar with your computer’s hardware, you can simply check out this list and compare them to your specs.

Elden Ring Minimum PC Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core I5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • Memory: 12GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060m, 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 580, 4GB
  • DirectX: DirectX 12
  • Storage: 60GB
  • Sound Card: Windows-Compatible Audio Device

Elden Ring Recommended PC Specs

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, 8GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega, 8GB
  • DirectX: DirectX 12
  • Storage: 60GB
  • Sound Card: Windows-Compatible Audio Device

These are official and probably won’t get adjusted.

Will Elden Ring Run On My PC?

You can use a simple tool to quickly find out if your computer is capable of running Elden Ring.

Websites like Can You Run It and PCGameBenchmark provide a quick and easy way to determine if your PC meets the minimum and/or recommended specs of a game.

Some of you might need to upgrade your video card. Many others will meet the thresholds with ease. If you’re unfamiliar with your computer’s internal specifications, or you don’t consider yourself an expert, these tools can save you some time.

What If My PC Doesn’t Meet the Elden Ring Specs?

We can’t tell you exactly will happen if your PC fails to meet the minimum requirements, but count on terrible performance that will, in a lot of cases, make the game virtually unplayable.

If you want to have the best possible experience on Windows PC, you’ll want to make sure your computer meets the recommended specifications.

While Elden Ring will work on PC’s that barely meet the minimum requirements, you probably won’t be able to run the game on its highest settings.

If your computer barely meet the threshold, be on the look out for price cuts on the parts you need as we push away from the game’s release date.

6 Reasons to Pre-Order Cyberpunk 2077 & 4 Reasons to Wait

Pre-Order for These Bonuses

Pre-Order for These Bonuses

If you pre-order a copy of Cyberpunk 2077, you'll get some nice bonuses with your order.

Everyone who pre-orders a copy of the game will get a collection of physical and digital items. Here's what you can expect if you buy a copy before the game's release date in December:

Physical Items

  • Case with game discs
  • World Compendium detailing the game's setting and lore
  • Postcards from Night City
  • Map of Night City
  • Stickers

Digital Items

  • Game soundtrack
  • Art booklet featuring a selection of art from the game
  • Cyberpunk 2020 sourcebook
  • Wallpapers for desktop and mobile

There are also some unique pre-order bonuses through retailers like Google, GameStop, and GOG. 

If you pre-order through GameStop you get a Samurai Medallion. The retailer says this offer is only available to PowerUp Rewards Members.

If you pre-order through GOG you get an exclusive digital game booklet, additional wallpapers and avatars, print quality posters, and 30% off official Cyberpunk 2077 merch store.

If you buy the game for Google's Stadia, you'll get a Stadia Premiere kit ($100) for free.  The deal lasts until December 17th though it's only available until supplies last.

The Stadia Premiere kit includes a Chromecast Ultra, a white Stadia controller, and a one-month trial for Stadia Pro if you don't have it already.

If you pre-order the game via Steam you'll get a short story written by the developer's Story Lead, Tomasz Marchewka called 2AM — She Calls.

If any of these sound interesting to you, think about pre-ordering a copy. 

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