Hogwarts Legacy’s system specs seem pretty reasonable for what’s on offer

Alongside its big preview at Gamescom, Hogwarts Legacy’s Steam page (opens in new tab) has been updated to include its suggested system requirements. While our peers at GamesRadar (opens in new tab) are right to wonder how this thing will ever run on Nintendo Switch, its PC requirements strike me as pretty reasonable for a big budget, open world RPG.

Hogwarts Legacy minimum requirements (1080p, 60fps, low settings)

  • OS: Windows 10
  • API: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or AMD RX Vega 56
  • Storage: 85 GB available space (SSD preferred)
  • Upscale Performance Setting
  • OS: Windows 10
  • API: DirectX 12
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 1080 Ti or AMD RX 5700 XT
  • Storage: 85 GB available space (SSD preferred)
  • Upscale Quality Setting

I initially had a bit of sticker shock at the GTX 1070 as a minimum graphics choice, the same as Elden Ring’s suggested minimum, but that’s not really fair. The 1070’s over six years old now, quite long in the tooth for a mid-high tier card. The fact that it will apparently push 1080p resolution and 60fps performance in a 2023 AAA release is actually pretty stunning. 

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