Is Your PC Ready For Batman: Arkham Knight?

It's still a few months away, but that gives you ample time to save up for new hardware if your PC isn't quite prepared for the graphical finesse of Rocksteady's latest outing in the Batman universe. And what great heights will your machine need to hit? Here's what you need to know.

The official system requirements have appeared on NVIDIA's website. Oddly, while AMD's CPUs are mentioned, its video cards aren't, so you'll have to manually match up NVIDIA's products with their counterparts on the red team.

If your PC isn't the freshest box off the shelf, take a look below:

Minimum System Requirements OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz Memory: 6 GB RAM Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Graphics Memory: 2 GB DirectX®: 11 Hard Drive Space: 45 GB

On the other hand, semi-recent upgraders should check out these specs:

Recommended System Requirements OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Graphics Memory: 3 GB DirectX®: 11 Hard Drive Space: 55 GB

Finally, if your gaming PC is fighting for top position on the list of the world's most powerful supercomputers...

ULTRA System Requirements OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Graphics Memory: 3 GB DirectX®: 11 Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required Hard Drive Space: 55 GB

I don't see any unexpected numbers, essentially, if you haven't replaced anything inside your PC since 2010/2011, you might have some problems getting playable framerates. Of course, you can always drop the resolution and special effects, but Rocksteady has gone all-out with the visuals in this outing — you might be doing yourself a disservice!

Batman: Arkham Knight [NVIDIA, via Blue's News]


Comments

    Hurrah my graphics card is finally out dated. My CPU however is still going strong.

      Is there a chart somewhere of the various card and their relative power so if something says min specs are a GTX Ultra Mega Force 15 Ghia, I can tell where on the ability scale my graphics card sits? CPU's are easy i3, i5 or i7 - simple to understand, but Graphics cards have me beat

      Disclaimer, when I get this, it'll be on Xbone anyway, it's a controller/couch game.

        Take a look at Toms Hardware, they have a monthly article with the best cards for the money with a chart/list at the end of most cards and where they stand in comparison to others.
        http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

        When I can't be bothered reading a full review, I go to the Passmark site, which compresses everything down to a single number:

        http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu.php?gpu=GeForce+GTX+760

        Not sure how well their averaged test numbers correspond with real world performance, but it's a start.

    Not bothering buying it.

    After 3 Batman games I have learned my lesson - wait till the GOTY version get all DLC - no day one breaking bugs and cheaper on sales. Enjoy it everyone playing it but it wont be me.

      They do tend to go on sale pretty quickly.

    Well I think I'm close to the recommended requirements (i5 2500, GTX670) so hopefully it runs well enough on my PC.

    I'd actually forgotten that I preordered this and had to check GMG.

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