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These are the specs you'll need to play Dark Souls III on PC

If you're a fan of Souls games and want a copy of Dark Souls III for PC, here's what you'll need to know.

If you're anxiously awaiting your shot to play Dark Souls III on your PC, now's the time to make sure your computer is Dark Souls-ready. In addition to the recent news of the North American and EU release date (April 12) and the loot-laden premium editions on sale for pre-order, Bandai Namco has released the system requirements for their highly-anticipated game, according to the folks at PC Gamer.

Here are the bare-bones requirements for you to play the game:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: AMD® A8 3870 3.6 Ghz or Intel® Core ™ i3 2100 3.1Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 465 / ATI Radeon TM HD 6870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device

And here's what you need if you want to show off those fancy graphics and be the envy of all your friends:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: AMD® FX 8150 3.6 GHz or Intel® Core™ i7 2600 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750, ATI Radeon™ HD 7850
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device

If you're playing on PC, you still have just over two months to turn your passable gaming computer into an utter beast for Dark Souls III. Time to get started!

What platform are you playing on and why? Let us know!

Published Jan. 16th 2016
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    Those are very reasonable specs. For the CPU they have an AMD APU... and a laptop grade ehh end i3... for GPU it's slightly higher, but still very reasonable. Hopefully that means well optimised, not running like crap.

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