Remedy Entertainment’s epic time-bending shooter Quantum Break is finally upon us, and it’s arriving for PC as well as Xbox One. Originally, the game appeared to be an exclusive for Microsoft’s console but was then revealed for PC later on in the development cycle. The announcement sparked a wave of concern among the console community that their platform was being mistreated. At the end of the day, however, it appears to be the best decision for all. Remedy have put a lot of effort into crafting this mishmash of gameplay and live-action television, so it makes sense that everyone can enjoy it.
Of course, PC gamers are going to need some fantastic equipment in order to get the most out of Quantum Break. It’s a fantastic looking game and requires some fairly hefty gear in order to run it smoothly. One of the biggest benefits of the PC release is the addition of 4K support, which can run on a particularly powerful gaming PC. You’ll also get the additional benefits of using gaming mice and keyboards like the ones at Pure Gaming. As always, you can tailor the graphical requirements of the game to suit your setup, although keep in mind that older machines won’t run it at all.
So, let’s break down some of the specs. Firstly, the bare minimum that you’ll need is a Windows 10 (64 bit) operating system with an Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHZ or AMD FX-6300. In terms of GPU, you’re going to need the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x as a minimum requirement. You’ll need at least 55GB of hard drive space, as well as 8GB of RAM (plus 2GB of VRAM) and a DirectX 12 installation. These are fairly hefty requirements considering they are just the minimum for what you’ll need. Keep in mind that you’re going to have to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8 in order to play this if you haven’t yet done so.
In terms of the recommended specs, Remedy is advising that you’ll want an Intel Core i5 4690, 3.9GHZ or AMD equivalent. The GPU should be an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 390. They’re also suggesting that you bump up the RAM to 16GB (plus 4GB of VRAM). Finally, to get the most out of your setup and push the game to ultra settings, you’ll need a seriously good setup. An Intel Core i7 4790 or AMD equivalent should be able to handle the task. The NVIDIA GeForce 980 Ti or AMD Radeon R9 Fury X are the best GPU’s for the job. Again, you’ll want 16GB of RAM, but push that VRAM up to 6GB.
So, the requirements for Quantum Break are high, but they’re also worth the payoff. As the game is only just becoming available, we’re yet to hear much about its performance on PC. Looking at the specs and 4k possibilities, though, it looks like it’ll be even better than the Xbox One version. If your rig can handle it, get out there and pick up this ambitious game.