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Elden Ring is a huge success: how to play it on PC? Here are the necessary requirements

Among the fans of gaming and fantasy, the new video game by FromSoftware directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki in collaboration with the father of the Throne of Swords George RR Martin is depopulating

The game, set in the fictional world of the Interregnum, is collecting very important numbers from the point of view of sales.

Elden Ring surpasses Dark Souls 3: the numbers of success

It was the same production company to announce that Elden Ring has already sold more than 12 million copies, an incredible success for FromSoftwar which had the historic Dark Souls 3 as its flagship title, which however had stopped at a few million copies sold in less. It was defined as the most anticipated game of 2022 and expectations were met in full. One of the strengths that is making the game created by Miyazaki and George Martin famous is the vastness of the map, for an out-of-the-ordinary exploratory experience that moves between prairies, catacombs and colossal structures such as Storm Storm Castle.

To fully enjoy the graphic and aesthetic impact of the game, however, you need a PC with the right characteristics, especially from the point of view of graphics card and processor. Even before buying the game, therefore, it is important to know what are the minimum requirements to run Elden Ring on your computer. A fundamental requirement is to have a RAM memory configured with at least 12 GB, but it is not the only parameter to keep an eye on. Here are the minimum requirements to play Elden Ring:

  • Windows 10 operating system
  • CPU Intel Core i5-840, AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • RAM 12 GB
  • GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB, AMD Radeon RX 580 4 GB
  • DirectX 12
  • 60 GB of free space required

If, on the other hand, you want to have an even greater experience and achieve the perfection of the gaming experience, these are the recommended requirements:

  • Windows 10 or Windows 11 Operating System
  • CPU Intel Core i7-8700K o AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • RAM 16 GB
  • GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB o AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 8 GB
  • DirectX 12
  • Free space required: 60 GB

How to optimize a PC for playing video games

Having a computer suitable for gaming is therefore essential to be able to make the most of the features of the game. With some small tricks you can also intervene on the PC that is already in your possession, for example by deactivating energy saving, closing all active software and constantly defragmenting the hard disk, the main ones. But you can also think about configuring your computer by taking a look at the best PCs assembled online, where the hands of the most experienced gamers will guide us through the right components to improve our gaming experience. Above all, it is important to give weight to the video card, which will have to work hard to run the graphics engine of some titles such as Cyberpunk 2077.

Also pay attention to the hard disk on which to install the game: the best thing to do is to install it on an SSD hard disk, which have flash memories and do not use magnetic and mechanical parts. You will realize that the PC will have much less effort in running the game with high graphics performance. Finally, it is always important to update every component of your computer to the latest version available online.

Stefania Romagnoli is a dedicated writer who delves into the world of video game news. With a profound passion for gaming, Stefania keeps readers informed and up-to-date on the latest developments, announcements, and trends within the gaming industry.