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Metro Exodus will require serious hardware for 60 FPS gameplay

Published: 17:24, 25 January 2019
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Metro Exodus will require at least Nvidia's GTX 1070 to run at average 60 FPS in 1080p resolution. System specs reveal that 1440p and 4K enthusiast will need a top of the line CPUs and GPUs to run the game at the best possible settings.

4A Games' are getting ready for Metro Exodus release with the reveal of the official PC system requirements. Judging by the required hardware, Metro Exodus will be one graphically demanding title.

To get Metro Exodus running at 30 FPS on 1080p, you'll need Intel's four-core CPU i5-4440, Nvidia's GTX 1050 or AMD's Radeon HD 7870 and 8 GB of RAM. This is the bare minimum which requires dropping the graphics settings to low.

If you want to achieve an additional 30 FPS and turn the settings up to high, 4A Games once again recommended Intel's 4th gen CPU i7-4770k. Not scary at all but everything changes once we take a look at the GPU department. Metro Exodus will require Nvidia's GTX 1070 or the latest RTX 2060 and for the red team, Vega 56 is the sweet spot. You'll also need 16 GB of RAM.

1440p and 4K resolutions are when things start to go out of the roof. If you're looking to crank up the graphics settings to the max, Metro Exodus will make sure to squeeze every bit of power available.

Intel's six-core CPU i7-8700k and RTX 2070 are recommended combination if 60 FPS at ultra settings and 1440p resolution is what you're aiming for. GTX 1080TI or AMD's Vega 64 will also do the job while the required RAM size stayed at 16 GB.

For extreme graphics settings, 4K and 60 FPS, you better have Intel's eight-core and sixteen-thread i9-9900k CPU while Nvidia's flagship GPU RTX 2080TI will be just enough. These two components are currently the best you can get if you're looking for raw power, but they are very pricey parts and don't offer the best value.

4A Games picture showing a table with hardware components data Metro Exodus PC specs

It's interesting to see that 4A Games didn't include any Ryzen CPUs which offer the best price to performance ratio and could easily drop in instead of Intel's 4th gen CPUs.

Metro Exodus looks great in trailers and it will certainly be one of the best looking games this year but still, it wouldn't hurt to see just a little bit more optimisation from the developer. But, for a proper look at the game's visuals and performance, we will have to wait 15 February 2019 when Metro Exodus comes to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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