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Dark Souls 3 requirements and settings revealed (Updated)

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Update: The requirements have been revised and are listed below the previous requirements.

 

The PC Dark Souls 3 graphical options menu and minimum and recommend spec has been revealed.

 

On the settings side, the variety of settings offered seems a bit limited (No FOV sliders to keep TotalBiscuit happy :D), but at least they are conventionally basic:

 

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In the games graphical option menu we can see that there are graphical options for  textures, shadow quality, ambient occlusion, depth of field, motion blur, lighting, effects, reflection, water surface and shader quality. Sadly the only AA option in the game is AA On or AA Off, so at this time we cannot confirm what type of AA is used by the game, though it is likely to be FXAA. 

 

 

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In terms of settings, they seem to surprisingly lowish with the exception of RAM.

 

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The game will require 8GB of RAM to play and a 64-bit OS, which is a significant leap from previous games in the franchise. On the GPU side things are a little bit more reasonable, requiring a HD 6870 or a GTX 465 as it's minimum, "you died" specs and a GTX 750 or an HD 7850 in the games recommended "You Died, But That's a Pretty Nice PC You've Got There" spec

(Requirements have been revised,  check below for the update)

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The "You Died" spec:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: AMD A8 3870 3.6 Ghz or Intel Core  i3 2100 3.1Ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 / ATI Radeon TM HD 6870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device

 

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The "You Died, But That's a Pretty Nice PC You've Got There" spec:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64bit, Windows 8.1 64bit Windows 10 64bit
  • Processor: AMD FX 8150 3.6 GHz or Intel Core i7 2600 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, ATI Radeon HD 7850
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 11 sound device

Source http://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/dark_souls_3_pc_graphical_options_menu_has_been_revealed/1

 

Update:

The settings have been revised (credit to @Majestic for informing me) and now seem less ridiculously low (the reccomded settings almost became the minimum!).

 

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Minimum Requirements:

 

OS: Windows® 7 SP1 64bit, Windows® 8.1 64bit,
Windows® 10 64bit

CPU: Intel® Core ™ i5 2500 3.3GHz / AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 Ti graphics card, ATI Radeon ™ HD 6870 graphics card

DirectX: DirectX 11

Storage: At least 20 GB of free space

Soundcard: DirectX11 more than the sound card that supports

Network: Internet connection environment necessary for the license authentication and online play of the first time start-up

 

 

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Recommended Requirements:

 

OS: Windows® 7 SP1 64bit, Windows® 8.1 64bit, Windows® 10 64bit

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 or equivalent graphics card

DirectX: DirectX 11

Storage: At least 20 GB of free space

Soundcard: DirectX11 more than the sound card that supports

Controller: Xbox One controller, Xbox 360 Controller for Windows

Network: Internet connection environment necessary for the license authentication and online play of the first time start-up

 

Update source: http://www.dsogaming.com/news/dark-souls-iii-revised-pc-system-requirements-revealed-quad-core-minimum-gtx970-recommended/


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the minimum is quite low but even then i still dont have a good enough pc to run


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Just now, Majestic said:

Dark Souls games have never been particularly demanding.

I mean the parity

7850's literally on par with a 750 Ti


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5 minutes ago, Majestic said:

2600K and 8150 makes more sense then? xD

its probably just for the core count and they do perform somewhat close


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1 minute ago, Majestic said:

closer then an 8350 and 6700k


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45 minutes ago, Castdeath97 said:

(No FOV sliders to keep TotalBiscuit happy :D)

Generally it's the first-person games without FOV adjustments that attract his ire. That should attract everyone's ire.

 

There tends to be a wider range of tolerable settings in third-person games, and if that's the biggest sacrifice we end up making to get a good Souls port on PC, great. There's often ways to hack in a different FOV in most games anyway.

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38 minutes ago, Majestic said:

Dark Souls games have never been particularly demanding. Can run the first game at 720p60 on my HD4600.

I ran D2 at 8k just for lels and still got over 60FPS.


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35 minutes ago, DeadEyePsycho said:

I ran D2 at 8k just for lels and still got over 60FPS.

Lol. IKR. Running at 4k with DSR doesn't even wake up my 980. 4k DSR definitely looks better than at native 1080p though. Image quality is sharper and no jaggies. ;) 


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Why motion blur? Who likes motion blur in games? I'm genuinely curious. First thing I turn off in every game. 

 

Everything else looks fine in the settings. Wasn't expecting anything more. If the AA option doesn't quite take care of all the pixeled edges, just use DSR and run it at 1440 or 4k. Don't think this is going to be too much more demanding than DS2. 


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7 minutes ago, MEC-777 said:

Why motion blur? Who likes motion blur in games? I'm genuinely curious. First thing I turn off in every game. 

 

Everything else looks fine in the settings. Wasn't expecting anything more. If the AA option doesn't quite take care of all the pixeled edges, just use DSR and run it at 1440 or 4k. Don't think this is going to be too much more demanding than DS2. 

I turn it off in most games but some that are atmospheric/cinematic don't look that bad with it.


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my brother is so hype for this game, I am not all to into this game however. But I will definitely look forward to playing it on PC instead of console for once.

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If a GTX 750 can play it, so can a Mobility RAdeon HD5650 with a 150MHz overclock+20MHz to the vRAM.


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I think it's more realistic to think that the recommended spec is 750Ti rather than 750 and that it was a typo. According to tomshardware's hierarchy, those are only one tier apart, where the 7850 is tiered as similar performing to a 660 or 570.

 

Either way those are pretty low-ish recommended specs on the graphics side, considering the 750Ti costs ~110$ nowadays. On the other hand i7 2600 like performance is found on chips like overclocked i5s which start at 200$.

 

I'll be waiting for benchmarks to show up.


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7 hours ago, MEC-777 said:

Why motion blur? Who likes motion blur in games? I'm genuinely curious. First thing I turn off in every game. 

 

Everything else looks fine in the settings. Wasn't expecting anything more. If the AA option doesn't quite take care of all the pixeled edges, just use DSR and run it at 1440 or 4k. Don't think this is going to be too much more demanding than DS2. 

The new technique made by Epic Games is actually really good, if you download the Boy with Kite demo (4GB HDD size and a powerful PC required), you can see their motion blur is not based on camera movement like 99% of current motion blur, it makes animation smoother as it is based on the physical model instead of just blending/blurring two frames together. 

 I could barely get 27FPS with a i7 6700K + R9 290 though.


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Dark Souls III: Prepare to die make unnecessary purchases

Oh no will my 980Ti be enough to run this console game?


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