Elden Ring full system requirements listed, needs a minimum of 12GB of RAM and a GTX 1060

Daniel Sims

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In brief: Last week some of Elden Ring’s system requirements briefly appeared on Steam. Their incompleteness and disappearance suggested FromSoftware posted the notably steep specifications in error. However, the full spec sheet officially released today shows those specs were not a mistake.

Elden Ring’s official Twitter account posted the game’s official PC system requirements Tuesday, confirming pretty steep minimum requirements that briefly appeared last week. They are a significant jump above the recommendations of developer FromSoftware’s previous game, Sekiro.

Elden Ring requires a minimum of 12GB of RAM, an i5-8400 or Ryzen 3 3300X CPU, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU. That’s slightly higher than Sekiro’s recommended specs which included 8GB of RAM and a GTX 970. However, Elden Ring’s recommended specs are a smaller jump from the minimum, including 16GB of RAM and a GTX 1070.

Comparing the game to other blockbuster releases suggests the transition to the new console generation is finally starting to bump average PC requirements upwards.

The GeForce GTX 1060 is still the most popular GPU on Steam’s hardware survey, and over the last few years, it’s usually been listed in the recommended settings for games on par with God of War or Red Dead Redemption II. One crucial difference between Elden Ring and Sekiro is the former’s open world. Indeed other recent open-world games like Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite have broadly similar PC specs to Elden Ring.

The current requirements for Elden Ring almost certainly don’t take ray tracing into account, which FromSoftware confirmed will come sometime after launch.

Here are the full specs:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 10 or 11
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • RAM: 12GB
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB
  • DirectX: DX12
  • Storage: 60GB

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10 or 11
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 8GB or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB
  • DirectX: DX12
  • Storage: 60GB

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Axeia

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GTX 1060 is reasonably close to my ancient $129 8GB RX 570. That thing remains undefeated lol.
With the extra performance AMD squeezed out of the drivers the RX570 actually got the GTX 1060 beat in a fair few titles. Despite the minimum requirements for this game stating RX 580 I highly doubt a GTX 1060 runs it fine but a RX 570 would fall short.
 

Lionvibez

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The 1060 will be 6 years old this year. I think it's time to move on lol.

This is true but alot of people got caught with there pants down sitting on 5+ year old GPU's when this mining craze hit. So I agree its time just the timing is still off right now though prices and stock seem to be improving slowly!
 

Neatfeatguy

Posts: 840   +1,451
There's nothing to upgrade to, if you haven't noticed there is a major shortage of GPUs and their average price has tripled.

There's not really a shortage of GPUs, there's just a lack of inventory at decent prices.

I've had luck tracking down GPUs, but it wasn't until they had been out for a year or more. Got GPUs off EVGA queue lists. Got a GPU while randomly visiting my local Micro Center and they had stock still during the early afternoon (stock truck was in the morning before it opened and still had GPUs by 4pm when I was visiting) and I've gotten some off newegg shuffles (GPU only cards, not the combos. 99% of the combos f'ing suck and force you to waste money on crap you don't need so don't enter a combo unless you can absolutely use the other item with the GPU and can justify the overall cost for both items).

I resold a couple of cards for less than others were selling them for, but I still made a bit extra to pay off other cards I've purchased. I gave a card to my younger brother, used a card in the kid's gaming PC and have a 3080 in mine.

Keep at it and you're bound to come across something this gen that's not horribly overpriced.
 

Prrredictable

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This is true but alot of people got caught with there pants down sitting on 5+ year old GPU's when this mining craze hit. So I agree its time just the timing is still off right now though prices and stock seem to be improving slowly!
I'd recommend those people seek other places to sit in the nude.