Your PC Must Be This Powerful To Play Dark Souls II

While the console version of Dark Souls II hits next week, the PC version, with its increased texture resolution options, isn't due out until April 25. That gives us plenty of time to make sure our systems are up to recommended specs. Let's have a look!

Via the game's Namco Bandai store page, we're not looking at anything too taxing for the latest installment of the game half the people love and the other half can't write about without mentioning how many times they are going to die. A modest gaming laptop should do the minimum trick.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT, ATI Radeon HD 5870
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher
  • Network: Internet connection required for online play and product activation

Slightly beefier are the recommended specs, but still nothing too taxing.


Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel CoreTM i3 2100 3.10GHz or AMD A8 3870K 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 or higher, ATI Radeon HD 6870 or higher
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Compatible with DirectX 9.0c or higher
  • Network: Internet connection required for online play and product Activation

How does your gaming PC stack up? Was this whole post just an excuse for PC gamers to post their system specs? Maybe a little.