Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Needs RTX 3060 for 1080p 60FPS Without Ray Tracing

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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide releases for PC on November 30 and Xbox Series X|S on an unspecified date. Developer Fatshark revealed what kind of hardware you will need to enjoy the game, and judging the requirements, Darktide is likely incredibly taxing on your PC. I think these requirements are the highest I have ever seen for a video game.

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System Requirements Photo: Fatshark

To run the game at 1080p 30 to 45 FPS with low settings, the game requires either an Intel i5-6600 or AMD Ryzen 5 2600. You should have a GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 570 as GPU, 8 GB of RAM, and 50 GB of free storage space. This set supports AMD FSR.

Things change drastically if you want better frame rate and visuals. For 1080p 60 FPS with medium settings, you will require an Intel i7-9700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600. GPU requirements skyrocket to either a GeForce RTX 3060 or Radeon RX 6800 XT, backed up by 16 GB of RAM and an SSD. This one supports both DLSS and FSR.

The above two sets of requirements are not recommended with ray tracing on. You need a more powerful rig, like something that includes specs mentioned below.

Ray Tracing Low (1080p, Medium Settings, 40 to 50 FPS)
  • CPU: Intel i7-11700K (3.7 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (4.2 GHz)
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 50 GB SSD
  • Ray Tracing Settings: Global illumination off, reflections low
Ray Tracing Medium (1080p/1440p, High Settings, 60 to 70 FPS)
  • CPU: Intel i7-11700K (3.6 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 7 5800 (3.8 GHz)
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 50 GB SSD
  • Ray Tracing Settings: Global illumination high, reflections low
Ray Tracing High (4K, High Settings, 100 FPS)
  • CPU: Intel i7-12700K (3.6 GHz) or AMD Ryzen 9 5900 (3.8 GHz)
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 50 GB SSD
  • Ray Tracing Settings: Global illumination high, reflections high

You can read the complete technical details of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide ’s official PC system requirements on Steam.

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