Quantum Break Coming to Windows 10 April 5th – System Requirements Revealed

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In what would be one of the most surprising game announcements made this year. Remedy Games the developers of the upcoming third-person shooter, Quantum Break, have confirmed that the title will be released on Windows 10 alongside the Xbox One version on April 5th. The game will be the first DirectX 12-only title to be released and technically the first Windows 10-only PC title.

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Quantum Break PC System Requirements Revealed

The developer also released the PC system requirements for the game, which are quite high for the recommended experience. UPDATE:  Remedy has updated the system requirements listings. It has changed the former “Recommended” specifications to “Ultra” and added new specifications for the “Recommended” which are much more conservative.

Minimum
CPU Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300
RAM 8GB
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x
VRAM 2GB
DirectX  Version 12
OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Storage 55GB
Recommended
CPU
Intel Core i5 4690, 3.9GHz or AMD equivalent
RAM 16GB
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390
VRAM 4GB
DirectX Version 12
OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Storage 55GB
Ultra
CPU Intel Core i7 4790, 4GHz or AMD equivalent
RAM 16GB
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
VRAM 6GB
DirectX Version 12
OS Windows 10 (64-bit)
Storage 55GB

The developers recommend a GTX 980 Ti or Radeon Fury X with 6GB of VRAM for “Ultra” settings, which is odd considering the AMD GPU features just 4GB of VRAM, albeit much faster HBM. Still, these requirements are a bit outrageous and does leave me wondering what to expect from this game. The CPU requirements for “Ultra” are a 4th generation Core i7 or “AMD equivalent” which we’d say is likely something like an FX-8370. The minimum requirements are not too crazy, although the stark difference between the minimum and the recommended requirements could mean this title will have graphical scaling similar what we seen with Rise of the Tomb Raider on PC.

The updated “Recommended” requirements are much more tolerable for most users, although they’re definitely still on the higher-end of the spectrum, they’re not nearly as outrageous as expecting users to fork out over $600 on graphics alone, just to play a game at the “Recommended” settings. As we know, “Recommended” is not usually max settings or 4K resolutions. Usually, when we talk about recommended settings it is 1080p, 60FPS at relatively high settings. So, of course listing a 980 Ti or Fury X for recommended left most of us thinking that this game was going to be a resource hog, these updated settings definitely give us hope that this title will be decently optimized, especially considering it is DX12 only.

Source: Remedy Games

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