resident evil village pc system requirements ray tracing

With every day that passes, we draw closer and closer to the release date of Resident Evil Village. The game launches for PC on May 7, and I have no doubt that many of you are wondering just what it will take to get this beast of a game running on your rigs. Recently, Capcom answered that burning question on its Japanese product site. The publisher unveiled the PC requirements for Resident Evil Village, ranging from minimum specs to what you need for 4K and ray tracing.

The good news is, running the game in minimum won’t be too much of a challenge. As spotted earlier today by Nibel, Resident Evil Village will require at least a high-range Nvidia 10 Series GPU. The game asks for a GeForce GTX 1050 TI or an AMD Radeon RX 560 (with both needing at least 4 GB of VRAM). For your CPU, you will want to have an Intel Core i5-7500, or an AMD Ryzen 3 1200. All in all, those with PCs on the lower end may breathe a sigh of relief. But hold on, there.

 

Capcom does admit there are caveats with the minimum requirements. In the “Remarks” section, the publisher writes that 1080p and 60 fps gameplay is possible with the aforementioned specs with a “Performance Focus” setting. However, you may still experience some slowdown when the game is under a heavy load.

Resident Evil Village – 4K and ray tracing

The recommended requirements for Resident Evil Village only get scary when considering 4K and ray tracing. But for the most part, the feeling I get is that the game is going to launch fairly well optimized. For general gameplay, you’ll need a GeForce GTX 1070 or a Radeon RX 5700 as your GPU. On the processor side of things, you’re looking at an i7-8700 or a Ryzen 5 3600. But you no doubt want to squeeze everything you can out of the game. The minimum you’re looking at for 4K and ray tracing is an RTX 2070, an RX 6700 XT, or an RXZ 6800, which will get you around 45 fps. For 60 fps, Capcom is recommending an RTX 3070 or an RX 6900 XT. Of course, this will all vary based on your chosen aspect ratio.

As with the minimum requirements, Capcom has more remarks. If you’re using a non-ray tracing card, you can activate a setting that focuses on screen quality. This should net you 1080p and 60 fps for the aforementioned 1070 and 5700 or above.

For the most part, Resident Evil Village won’t suck your system dry, regardless of the included vampires.

Cameron Woolsey
Cam has been shooting for high scores since his days playing on the Atari 2600. Proud member of the Blue Team during the first console war, and has more Sonic paraphernalia than he cares to admit.

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