Fallout 4 PC System Requirements Actually Pretty Reasonable

By Gerald Lynch on at

We don't write all that often about individual games on Gizmodo UK, but when we do, it's probably about Fallout 4. The sequel to one of, if not THE best game of all time, a drip feed of information on Bethesda's post-apocalyptic epic has ensured our irradiated mouths are foaming every time a new detail is revealed.

For PC gamers, one of the most vitally important pieces of information is almost always one of the later ones to be revealed: the minimum and recommended PC spec requirements to play the game. Now, with a little over a month to go until the game's release, we've got hold of the Fallout 4 system requirements. And, you'll be pleased to hear, they're pretty reasonable!

Minimum
Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
8 GB RAM
30 GB free HDD space
NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent

Recommended
Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent
8 GB RAM
30 GB free HDD space
NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent

If memory serves, that's comparably a lot more forgiving than Skyrim's icy tundras demanded upon its release. Of course, if you're looking to go anywhere near 4K resolutions with the quality settings pushed up higher, you're going to need a hefty graphics chip, something approaching Nvidia's GTX 9xx series. But even then it may be achievable – Fallout 4's visual goal is to create a sprawling world rather than a finely detailed one, so you shouldn't have to worry about your GPU needing to render every hair on that dog's head.