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Valorant system requirements - It will run on toasters

Published: 13:30, 02 March 2020
Riot Games

Riot Games revealed PC requirements for Valorant. The shooter will apparently run at 144 FPS on four-year-old mid-tier GPUs while even integrated graphics will be able to run it at 30 FPS. Here are all the specs and their supposed performance.

Valorant will not feature much eye candy as Riot Games opted to focus on the game's competitive nature. Clean graphics are coupled with custom netcode and 128-tick servers in order to provide the best experience possible and fewer shots that weren't supposed to land.

That first part is the one we are unpacking here though as the developers didn't aim only for great performance ping-wise but also made sure that older rigs can provide a smooth experience. If the info Riot provided is correct, they have delivered in style.

Minimum PC requirements (30 FPS):

Apparently, almost decade-old integrated graphics and an actually decade-old mobile CPU will be enough to run it in 30 FPS. The minimum hardware requirements are:

  • CPU: Intel i3-370M
  • GPU: Intel HD 3000

Recommended PC specs (60 FPS)

Recommended components are from 2014 but they are still rather old since we are talking about 60 FPS performance in a 2020 game. The components are:

  • CPU: Intel i3-4150
  • GPU: GeForce GT 730

High-end specs (144+ FPS)

A four-year-old mid-tier GPU can run this game in 144 FPS. It's hard to imagine someone using a 144Hz monitor with a GPU like that but there you have it:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.2Ghz
  • GPU: GTX 1050 Ti

Other requirements

RAM and VRAM requirements are comically low as well and those who didn't switch from Windows 7 have nothing to worry about:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • RAM: 4GB
  • VRAM: 1GB
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