The Evil Within’s minimum specs are still devilishly high

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Just a week ago Bethesda revealed the required PC specs you’d need to get The Evil Within running in all its gory glory. They were pretty damned demanding, to say the least. What if you just wanted your annual dose of horror with a little less detail and a more stable frame rate? Well, then your PC will need to be at least this high to ride.

Bethesda have updated their post, listing the absolute minimum requirements for their Resident Evil inspired title. Going from a recommendation of 4GB of VRAM down to a requirement of only 1GB is a massive jump, but overall it’s still pretty taxing. Take a look at the guts required by your rig to get The Evil Within running:

  • OS: Windows 7/8.1
  • GPU: GTX 460 or an equivalent 1 GB VRAM card
  • CPU: i7 or an equivalent 4+ core processor
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • HDD: 50 GB

It’s important to note that the blog post explicitly says these requirements are for Low settings, sub-1080p gameplay. If you want to play at HD, your going to need to push things up a bit, which make these already fairly demanding specifications even scarier. I think we’re getting close to a time where 2GB of VRAM just doesn’t cut it anymore, which means a lot of people might need to upgrade over the next year.

Modern games are chewing up VRAM like it’s going out of style, and The Evil Within already recommends 4GB for the optimal horror experience. That’s already pushing Nvidia’s new Maxwell cards to the limit, so I’m not entirely sure what we’re meant to upgrade to while still being able to afford food.

Last Updated: October 3, 2014

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