01/13/2023 at 10:45 a.m. by Thilo Bayer – For the soon to be released Hogwarts Legacy, there are now the final system requirements, which contain a few surprises.
The first system requirements for Hogwarts Legacy were already in August 2022. Due to the postponement to February 10th, 2023, there were apparently still some changes to the game, so that there are now revised and expanded requirements. PCGH summarizes the new specs.
System Requirements: “Minimum” and “Recommended”
There have been minor changes to the entry system requirements for Hogwarts Legacy. Above all, the minimum requirements have been partially lowered, which is probably mainly due to the fact that 1080p with low details and 60 fps is not guaranteed, but “only” 720p at 30 fps. Hardly anyone wants to play that. If it was previously a Core i5-8400 or an AMD Ryzen 5 2600, a Core i5-6600 or a Ryzen 5 1400 is now sufficient. There were also changes with the graphics cards: before you had to use a Geforce GTX 1070 or a Radeon RX Vega 56 If you own a Geforce GTX 960 or a Radeon RX 470, it is now sufficient. What has surprisingly increased: 8 GiB of RAM was previously sufficient, but now it is already 16 GiB RAM in the minimum config. That’s very unusual. The 85 GB disk space can be stored on an HDD, but an SSD is “preferred”.
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There were no changes to the recommended system requirements, which should be sufficient for 1080p, 60 fps and high graphics settings. Then you need another 16 GiB RAM, a Core i7-8700 or Ryzen 5 3600 as well as a Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, a Radeon RX 5700 XT or an Arc A770. The 85 GB of game data should be stored on an SSD.
Minimum/Low SpecsRecommended/High SpecsUltra SpecsUltra 4K Specs 720p / 30 fps, Low Quality1080p / 60 fps, High Quality1440p / 60fps, Ultra Quality2160p / 60fps, Ultra QualityCPUCore i5-6600 / Ryzen 5 1400i7-8700 / Ryzen 5 3600Core i7-10700K / Ryzen 7 5800XCore i7-10700K / Ryzen 7 5800XRAM16 GiB16 GiB32 GiB32 GiBGPUGTX 960 4GB / RX 470 4GBGTX 1080 Ti / RX 5700 XT / Arc A770RTX 2080 Ti / RX 6800 XTRTX 3090 Ti / RX 7900 XTSpeicherplatz85 GB (HDD)85 GB (SSD)85 GB (SSD)85 GB (SSD)
System requirements: “Ultra” and “Ultra 4K”
Until then, PCGH readers should smile wearily at the requirements, but there are two other categories that pack a punch. The Ultra category is defined as 1440p, 60 fps and Ultra graphics quality. This requires 32 GiB RAM, a Core i7-10700K or a Ryzen 7 5800X and an RTX 2080 Ti or Radeon RX 6800 XT. Whoever thought that was all: The Ultra 4K category takes things one step further. Here, however, only the resolution goes up to Ultra HD, everything else remains the same. The CPU and RAM requirements remain the same, but a Geforce RTX 3090 Ti or a Radeon RX 7900 XT is then recommended for the graphics cards. The Radeon graphics card in particular has only been on the market for a few weeks, it can hardly be more up-to-date.
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