Think your PC can handle The Witcher 3? Think again!

With the release date of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s  quickly approaching (May 2015) , the question on everyone’s mind is what are the system requirements going to be and of course can my PC handle it. Well let’s just say that we don’t have to wait any longer as CD Projekt has released the specs and let’s just say that if you planned on upgrading your PC anytime soon then Q1/Q2 2015 would be a good time to start.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
  • AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660
  • AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
  • RAM 6GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8/8.1
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space 40 GB
Recommended System Requirements
  • Intel CPU Core i7 3770 3,4 GHz
  • AMD CPU AMD FX-8350 4 GHz
  • Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 770
  • AMD GPU Radeon R9 290
  • RAM 8GB
  • OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8/8.1
  • DirectX 11
  • HDD Space 40 GB

Yes folks, your eyes are not playing tricks on you, these are the actual specs and damn if they aren’t beastly. Minimum specs include at least an Core i5-2500k and recommended is an i7-3770, as well as 64-bit gaming being introduced as the mainstream with Windows 8/8.1 being required. Sorry Windows 7 users! These specs are higher than most average PC gamers are rocking in their current rigs according to Steam’s most recent hardware survey – here.

I don’t know about you all but I was hoping my trusty and overclocked i5-3570k was going to get me past this title and that I wouldn’t have to upgrade to at least Star Citizen but at the resolution I’m going to wait to play Witcher 3 at I’m not sure anymore. Any even still if PC are requiring this type of power then how the hell are the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions going to fare?

What about you all? Is your PC up to it or is it feeling the pressure now?

About The Author

Keith Mitchell
Editor-in-chief and all-around good guy!

Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.