STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC – Needs 150GB of storage

STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage

STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC – Needs 150GB of storage

Update – GSC Game World has updated STALKER 2’s PC system requirements to list SSD storage as a hardware requirement. 

STALKER 2 is coming to PC and Xbox Series X/S on April 28th 2022, and as a next-gen exclusive, the game will require high-end hardware to run well on Windows 10. 

On Steam, GSC Game World has revealed STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl’s PC system requirements, confirming that the game has a colossal 150GB storage requirement and that Nvidia’s  GTX 1080 Ti is the game’s recommended graphics card. 

CPU-wise, STALKER 2 will require a processor like AMD’s Ryzen 5 1600X or Intel’s i7-7600K to run smoothly, with GSC Game World recommending newer 8-core CPU models like AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X and Intel’s i7-9700K. STALKER 2’s CPU requirements are one of the primary reasons STALKER 2 is a next-generation exclusive on consoles. 
  
While STALKER 2 will support hardware-accelerated ray tracing, the game will not require support for DirectX Ray Tracing. This means that STALKER 2 will be playable with older Non-RTX Nvidia GPUs and pre-RX 6000 series Radeon graphics cards.

GPU-wise, STALKER 2 will be playable on AMD’s RX 580 and Nvidia’s GTX 1060, though GSC Game World has recommended much newer graphics card models like Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti or RTX 2070 and AMD’s RX 5700 XT. STALKER 2 promised “Benchmark-setting graphics”, and based on the trailer above, PC gamers will want to play STALKER 2 with its highest graphical settings.  

MINIMUM:

OS: Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X / Intel Core i5-7600K
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Storage: 150 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD

RECOMMENDED:

OS: Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X / Intel Core i7-9700K
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB
Storage: 150 GB available space
Additional Notes: SSD

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STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage