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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PC system requirements published

by Mark Tyson on 8 January 2015, 13:05

Tags: Cd Projekt Red, PC

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is possibly one of the most eagerly awaited PC games of 2015. However, to handle the impressive graphical splendour and size of the game adequately you'll need a PC with a bit more muscle than average.

Minimum and recommended specs for the game have just been published by CD Projekt RED and are as follows:

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
  • AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660
  • AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
  • RAM 6GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space 40 GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3.4 GHz
  • AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770
  • AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
  • RAM 8GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1)
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space 40 GB

Some PC owners might cringe at the above specs, and worry about their PCs straining to play The Witcher 3, but others will welcome a game which makes the most of their system's computational and graphical grunt. PC Gamer suggests that we will be seeing more and more games coming along with these sorts of minimum recommended specifications as the year progresses. This onwards and upwards thirst for better PC component specs will help to distinctly differentiate PC games from those on the Xbox One and PS4.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been delayed from a February launch and is now scheduled for release on 19th May 2015. CD Project RED said, concerning the delay, "When we release the most important game in our studio's history, we must be absolutely sure that we did everything we could to limit any bugs to a level that will allow you to enjoy the game thoroughly." reports Joystiq.

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Looks at his i7 950 failing min spec. Looks at Phenom X4 passing. Hmm.
I knew that the end of last year was the best time to upgrade from my old i5-760, 4gb ram and ati 7850 to a nice new 4790k, 8gb and gtx 970.

I wonder how the combat system is with this one though. The first Witcher game had a pants combat system in my opinion but the 2nd one improved it and I liked that one.
So the minimum requirements are for a CPU that's 4 years old now… yeah I'm not fussed about that, that's like in 2013 having minimum requirements of a Q6600.
Right. So my A8-3870K first gen APU is good to go (CPU is basically a Phenom x4 940 I believe). Or if you use an Intel board you need a i5 2500k to get the -same- performance.



Makes sense.

Funnily enough by flatmate actually has a 2500k, I can confirm it performs better, could someone pass that note on to the game companies?
I assume this running on Mantle, and very well optimised with it? How else could lower equivelant Amd GPU'S and CPU's be recommended for minimum requirements?