Your PC won’t need to be Hulked out to run Marvel’s Avengers

No War Machine necessary

No superhero effort is required from your PC to experience the newest from Marvel’s Dream Team. A perfectly reasonable and pedestrian performance will do just fine.

Ahead of this weekend’s Marvel’s Avengers beta, Square Enix has released the PC specs to run the game at both minimum and recommended settings. Neither is too tasking, but your hard drive might feel as though someone took the Hammer of Thor to it. (Although, to be fair, even those requirements aren’t particularly noteworthy by modern standards.)

Here’s what’s needed to run Marvel’s Avengers at the lowest settings:

Minimum PC specs:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: i3-4160 or AMD equivalent
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 950 / AMD 270 (minimum 2GB VRAM)
  • DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive: 75GB HDD space

That should be no problem for most everyone who’d even consider playing on PC instead of consoles. Things are obviously elevated for playing at the recommended settings, although Square Enix doesn’t specify what those performance targets are. Here’s the rig you should have for an ideal Avengers experience:

Recommended PC Specs:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k, 3.4GHz / AMD Ryzen 51600, 3.2GHz
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB
  • DirectX 12
  • Hard Drive: 110GB SSD space

There are some PC customization options that Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have implemented. Let’s tackle them in bulletpoints since that’s the prevalent format thus far:

  • Optional 30GB high-resolution texture pack
  • Support for ultra-wide resolutions and multi-monitor configurations
  • Unlocked framerate
  • Keyboard and mouse bindings are fully configurable

If you’re not sure — either about the capabilities of your PC or the quality of Marvel’s Avengers — you can try before you buy. There’s an open beta on Steam from August 21 through August 23. Of course, anyone who pre-ordered gets their own beta from August 14 through August 16. But those folks are already confident in both their PC and Avengers.

PC Specs for Marvel’s Avengers on Steam [Square Enix] 

Brett Makedonski
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