You’ll need to adapt to these Evolve alpha PC requirements

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These days, it’s easier to outsource game testing to your consumers than it is to the hive of despair and misery known as QA. It’s free, developers can actually find out if their game can handle thousands of people playing it and have it ready for launch day. You know, unlike that other game. You know the one I’m talking about. The alpha for Evolve kicks off next week. Here’s what you’ll need in order to handle it.

Turtle Rock has the minimum and recommended PC system requirements for the test below. These aren’t the final system requirements however, as there’s still a ton of optimization to go before the game ships in February:

Minimum specs

  • CPU:
    – Intel Pentium D 3GHz or higher
    – AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 6400 2.4 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4GB
  • GPU:
    – AMD Radeon 5770 or higher
    – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or higher
  • HDD: 15GB Install
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Whether you’re using a lower-end PC or just value frame-rates over quality: We turned down the settings a bit and turned off AA to get some extra frames on an older test rig in the office.

Recommended specs

  • CPU:
    – Intel Core i7 920 2.67GHz or higher
    – AMD A8-3870 3GHz or higher
  • RAM: 6GB RAM
  • GPU:
    – AMD Radeon R9 280 or higher
    – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 or higher
  • HDD: 15GB Install
  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • Higher-end PC gamers: You will obviously push to Ultra settings and dial back as needed.

Xbox One owners, will need the following:

  • The console
  • A decent ADSL/Wireless line
  • Smug satisfaction to deflect the usual jibes and barbs from the PC crowd

Now I’m no PC expert. In fact, I am a PC pillock/dolt/imbecile, so I’m going to forgo mentioning these specs being decent or high. So, what do you reckon? Easy to run or a breaker of GPUs?

Last Updated: October 24, 2014

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