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Death Stranding's PC hardware requirements are out

Published: 07:37, 02 July 2020
Death Stranding screenshot showing a man lying in bed
Death Stranding screenshot showing a man lying in bed
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Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding launches on PC on July 24, 2020, and the studio posted hardware requirements, which are actually quite modest if your target is 1920x1080 and 60FPS.

So, PC players of Death Stranding will require Windows 10, 8GB of RAM and 80GB of hardware space regardless of the performance they're going for. As for CPU and graphics, this is where you'll be chasing resolutions and frame rates.

Intel Core i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200 along with either GTX 050 3GB or AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB will be sufficient for 1280x720 at 30FPS, although we suspect most players will be aiming higher. 

Hitting 1920x1080 at 30FPS doesn't take that much of an upgrade, but most PC players don't normally consider 30FPS to be anywhere close to a reasonable frame rate. Mind you, this is not a dig at consoles or anything, it's just that 30FPS on PC feels vastly different from 30FPS on consoles. 

The final Death Stranding configuration actually seems like the most attractive one on the list. Achieving 1920x1080 at 60FPS ups the requirements to Intel Core i73770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600, and GTX 1060 6GB or Radeon RX 590, which is actually pretty modest. 

Granted, our "modest" classification depends on your personal finances, but we're talking about mid-range cards here, that shouldn't break the bank of most players. 

Kojima Productions Death Stranding hardware requirements for PC Death Stranding's PC hardware requirements

If you're an RTX card owner, however, the extra juice will not go to waste, and Kojima Productions heaped praise on Nvidia and their DLSS 2.0 tech. RTX owners shouldn't have trouble hitting 100FPS at 1440p or 60+FPS at 4K, but that of course is a significantly pricier investment than any of the ones listed above. 

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