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Epic Games reveal PC specs required to run Unreal Engine 5 demo

Published: 10:08, 14 May 2020
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Unreal Engine 5 on PlayStation 5
Epic Games, Unreal Engine 5 on PlayStation 5

Epic Games, the developers behind Unreal Engine 5 have confirmed that Nvidia RTX 2070 Super along with a fast SSD would be more than enough to run the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo, showcased on PS5 earlier this week.

Sony and Epic Games showcased an impressive Unreal Engine 5 tech demo yesterday, running on PlayStation 5 in real-time. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said that PlayStation 5's SSD is one of the reasons why developers will be able to create such impressive-looking worlds using Unreal Engine 5. He said that PS5's SSD beats even the fastest PC SSDs but of course, this does not mean that PC is not capable of running the tech demo.

Quite the contrary, you don't need to own Nvidia's flagship 2080Ti to run it. Epic Games Chief Technical Officer confirmed that Nvidia RTX 2070 would run the Unreal Engine 5 tech demo at "pretty good performance". Tim Sweeny added that in order to get "awesome" performance, you would also need an SSD or NVMe to see the detail that has been presented in the tech demo.

Furthermore, this does not mean that standard hard disc drives (HDD) won't be able to run the demo. Sweeney said that you could render a version of the demo on a system with an HDD, it would just be a lot lower detail.

As for the performance on PS5, it has been confirmed that the tech demo was running at 1440p dynamic resolution in 30FPS which does not seem that impressive for many PC gamers who are used to much higher framerates. 

Unreal Engine 5 rendering of cinematic-grade assets Unreal Engine 5 renders and lights cinematic-grade assets with millions of triangles

Of course, Unreal Engine 5 will be optimised for all next-gen platforms and PC so expect to see almost identical level off detail in multiplatform next-gen games.

Thanks, wccftech.

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