Elden Ring System Requirements – our prediction

Elden Ring doesn't look too hard to run

Elden Ring System Requirments
Here is what we think Elden Ring will need to run based on Dark Souls 3 and Shekiro. Image via FromSoftware.

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Elden Ring has finally got a release date for January 21, 2022, courtesy of its E3 showcase at the Summer Games Fest. With that said, we also got some in-game trailer, along with some gameplay footage and cinematics. From the looks of things, Elden Ring is a game that looks a much fancier version of Dark Souls, with improved graphics, animations, and an overall different mood and aesthetic. Due to the visual fidelity, it looks Elden Ring is going to need a stronger PC to run it compared to its sister title. Here is our prediction of what PC players may need for the Elden Ring System Requirements. Note, we will update the article when the official Elden Ring requirements are revealed by FromSoftware.

Elden Ring’s Potential System Requirements

As mentioned, Elden Ring currently has no system requirements listed for the PC. Hell, we don’t even know which PC store the game is launching on. Both Epic nor Steam don’t have the game listed on their store pages just yet.

Based on the Dark Souls 3 launch, the game needed a  750 TI or Radeon HD 7950 as a graphics card, or an I3-2100 or FX-6300 CPU. Although, they recommended a GTX 970, or a Radeon R9 series GPU, with an I7-3770 or FX 8350 CPU. Likewise, the 2019 release of Sekiro recommended a GTX 970 a slightly better CPUs. We could expect a similar trend with Elden Ring, but slightly better with it being a new generation launch.

Elden Ring Minimum Spec

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon HD 7990
  • RAM: 4GB DDR3
  • CPU: Intel I5 3330 or AMD FX 6300
  • OS – Window 8.1

Elden Ring Recommended Specs

  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 1050 AMD RX 5600 XT
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • CPU: Intel i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • OS: Windows 10


Overall, the specs are not that demanding. Although they are quite the step up from Dark Souls 3, and marginally for 2019’s Shekiro. Either way, you won’t need anything major in your PC to play the game, as it is asking for CPU and GPU parts launched into the mid 2010’s. However, with the new generation of gaming on its way, other modern releases will demand more from your computer, such as Battlefield 2042.