This is what your PC will need for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

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The flames of a million melting PCs

The Witcher III is easily my most anticipated title of this year, and I was torn by its delay late last year. While I admire CD Projekt RED for wanting extra time to squash bugs, I really, really wanted to get my hands on the concluding chapter to the trilogy in February. Alas, that’s not happening, but at least now we know what type of PC we’ll need to get it running smoothly.

CD Projekt RED has revealed (via Twitter) the minimum and recommended specifications for The Witcher III on PC, and they’re surprisingly tame for a game that looks to be pushing visual boundaries all over the place.

Minimum:

  • Processor: Intel i5-2500K 3.3GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870
  • Memory: RAM 6GB
  • OS: 64-bit Win 7/Win 8(8.1)
  • DirectX: DX11 HDD
  • HDD: 40 GB

Recommended:

  • Processor: Intel i7 3770 3,4 GHz or AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 770 or Radeon R9 290
  • Memory: RAM 8GB
  • OS: 64-bit Win 7/Win 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX: DX11 HDD
  • HDD: 40 GB

Not too bad, right? Of course this doesn’t mean any new and shiny upgrades you may have made will go to waste. The Witcher II still stands as an optimised but visually taxing gem, and I have no doubt CD Projekt RED has some fancy features waiting for those of you with the best of the best in your machines.

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt arrives on PC, Xbox One and PS4 come May 19th. Who else is excited?

Last Updated: January 7, 2015

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff's a bastard.

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