Bethesda Recommends A Burly PC for Fallout 4, Can You Handle It?

Bethesda has put together a handy guide on just about everything you need to know to prepare for the launch of Fallout 4, including specific release times and what kind of hardware you'll need  to play the game.The good news is, you won't need anything outrageous to get your foot in the vault.

Minimum system requirements consist of an Intel Core i5-2300 (2.8GHz) or AMD Phenom II X4 945 (3GHz) processor, 8GB of RAM, 30GB of free storage space, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti with 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870 with 2GB graphics card, or something equivalent. You'll also need a 64-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 10.

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Nothing too strenuous, right? Things change a bit when looking at the recommended specs, which are considerably more intense. You won't need a supercomputer or anything of that nature, but Bethesda does recommend at least an Intel Core i7 4790 or AMD FX-9590 processor paired with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD R9 290X graphics card. Here's a look at the full list:
  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz/AMD FX-9590 4.7 GHz or equivalent
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 30 GB free HDD space
  • NVIDIA GTX 780 3GB/AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB or equivalent

The digital version of Fallout 4 will unlock on November 10, 2015, at 12:01 AM EST in North America. It will support English and French text (again, in North America) and will have plug and play compatibility with both Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers.

Fallout 4 Screenshot

Fallout 4 is the fifth major installment in the popular Fallout series, It's set in post-apocalyptic Boston and will feature game play that's similar to Fallout 3. You'll have an open world to explore with a non-linear storyline.

Several retailers are accepting pre-orders for Fallout 4, which is priced at $60.