Borderlands 3 System Requirements

Fancy giving Borderlands 3 a go? Here are the system requirements you'll need to run the game.

Borderlands 3 System Requirements
If you want to give Borderlands 3 a shot, here the system requirements you'll need to beat or match. Image via Gearbox.

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Borderlands 3 is technically the third instalment in Gearbox’s series that practically invented the looter shooter genre. The game launched in March 2020, with gamers around the world able to jump in, collect guns with infinite variations, and progress through the game’s madcap narrative. If you fancy returning to the far-flung world of Pandora, with crazy antics and chaos around every corner, here are the Borderlands 3 system requirements.

Borderlands 3 Spec Requirements

Borderlands 3 Minimum Requirements

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/10 (latest service pack)
  • Processor: AMD FX-8350 or Intel i5-3570
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2 GB
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 75 GB available space


The two core components required to play Borderlands 3 at a minimum level are the processor (CPU) and the graphics card (GPU). For a game that launched in 2020, the minimum CPU you need is an FX8350 CPU, which was released as a budget CPU at the backend of 2012. As for the GPU, the Nvidia GTX 680 is 2012’s high-end GPU. So, if you have invested in a medium to high-end gaming rig sometime after 2014, you’ll easily beat the 30 fps (frames per second) at the 1080p benchmark.

Borderlands 3 Recommended Specs

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7/10 (latest service pack)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600 (Intel i7-4770)
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 590 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: 75 GB available space


If you’re aiming to run Borderlands 3 on high settings at 60fps, then you’ll need some extra power under your hood. The recommended specifications require an AMD Ryzen™ 5 2600 or an Intel i7 4770. These two CPUs are heavy hitters for their relative price ranges and launch year. However, time has flown by, with the Ryzen’s and I7’s successors knocking them out of the park. If you have a more recent Ryzen or i5 / i7, then you’re cooking on gas.

The GPU is asking for quite a bit more. Nvidia’s GTX 1060 is a budget graphics card for low-end machines that was released in 2016. The same goes for the AMD Radeon™ RX 590, which is the AMD equivalent of the 1060. If you have either of these cards or harder-hitting ones like the Nvidia GTX 970, 980 or 1660, then your machine should have no problems with the Borderlands 3 system requirements. If you happen to have a better card than the 1060, then you can easily crank up the settings and begin enjoying Ultra and taking that frame rate cap up to 120/144 to make full use of your higher Hz monitors. This is the sort of PC hardware we expect to be able to handle Halo Infinite with no problem come to its release. If you fancy having a go at Borderlands 3, why not check out Eneba for deals on the game?

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