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Company of Heroes 3 should be easy to run on modern gaming PCs

The game's Pre-Alpha system requirements have been released

Company of Heroes 3 should be easy to run on modern gaming PCs

Company of Heroes 3 should be easy to run on modern gaming PCs

Company of Heroes 3's Pre-Alpha preview is now available on Steam, allowing PC gamers to try out the latest WWII RTS long before its official launch. With this free preview version, Relic Entertainment has released early PC system requirements for their upcoming WWII RTS, and they should come as good news for most PC gamers.  

While Company of Heroes 3's early system requirements are subject to change, they give us a look at things to come. Relic has confirmed that they plan to "continue optimising the game" and plan to "ensure the best performance on a wide variety of PC hardware", suggesting that the final game will have lower hardware requirements than today's demo. That said, an Nvidia GTX 1060 isn't exactly a high-end graphics card by today's standards. 

On the CPU side, Company of Heroes 3 is designed to run on quad-core processors. The game's minimum and recommended processors for the free pre-alpha preview are a 4-core 8th Generation Intel i5 and a 4-core 8th Generation i7, respectively. Practically all modern gaming PCs have at least four strong CPU cores, making Company of Heroes quad-core CPU requirements easy to overcome, even without the game's planned optimisations. 

GPU-wise, Relic lists Nvidia's GTX 1060 (or equivalent hardware) as Company of Heroes 3 Pre-Alpha Preview's minimum hardware requirement while recommending Nvidia's stronger GTX 1070. In time, we expect Relic to implement lower graphics settings into Company of Heroes 3 to accommodate lower-end PC hardware setups and older gaming laptops. As such, we expect the final game to have much lower minimum GPU requirements. 


Please note that the minimum and recommended PC specifications for the full launch version of Company of Heroes 3 will be different than this Pre-Alpha Preview.

Due to the nature of early pre-alpha game development, our intent is to continue optimizing the game’s performance to ensure the best performance on a wide variety of PC hardware.
 

Bogus Storage Requirements? 

On Steam, our Company of Heroes 3 Pre Alpha Preview download was almost 20GB in size and Steam would only install the game when more than 30GB of storage was available. With this in mind, the system storage requirements listed below appear to be completely inaccurate. 

It is possible that Relic has listed VRAM requirements within their PC system requirements under an inaccurate storage header. These values would make sense for minimum and recommended amounts of video/GPU memory, assuming that the values below aren't completely bogus.  
 

MINIMUM:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64Bit
Processor: Intel i5 4 core processor, 8th Generation
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia 1060 or equivalent
Storage: 4 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
Processor: Intel i7 4 core processor, 8th Generation
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia 1070 or equivalent
Storage: 8 GB available space

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