When the news of the impending release of God of War on PC broke out PC gamers were filled with excitement. It seemed like a long-awaited wish of many gamers had ripened fruit and instantly the hype train surrounding the release of God of War started to take shape.
There is no denying that God of War is indeed one of the best PlayStation exclusives to ever grace TV screens of many gamers. Hence one can assume the tense and anxious buildup surrounding a highly anticipated game that had for the past decade only been exclusive to the PlayStation suddenly was gearing for a PC release.
PC gamers were left scrambling to upgrade their computers so that the required system specifications of the game could be met. There were numerous speculations as to what specifications might be required to run God of War on PC which confused many gamers. This continued until Steam eventually published the official system requirements of the game. Let’s see what these are.
System Requirements to Run God of War on PC
|Processor||Intel i5-2500k or AMD Ryzen 3 1200||Intel I5-6600k or AMD Ryzen 5 2400G|
|Graphics Card||Nvidia GTX 960 or AMD R9 290X||Nvidia GTX 1060 or AMD RX 570|
|Storage||70GB available space||70 GB available space|
|DirectX||Version 11||Version 11|
|OS||Windows 10 64-bit||Windows 10 64-bit|
Looking at the specifications I must say God of War doesn’t require the best of the best hardware to run. This is great as more people will be able to access this game since the system requirements officially provided by the developers don’t require the best-in-class gaming PC.
I reckon most of you would already have gaming machines that will be able to run God of War at least at the minimum threshold.
That being said, the official system requirements list PC components that are a generation or two older which can confuse many folks but don’t worry the current PC hardware nicely stacks up these older generation parts.
The two main points of contention are the processor and the graphics card. In terms of the current hardware available a 10th generation or higher Intel i3 will serve you pretty well since it has better performance than the Intel i5 6600K so you can consider the latest generation I3 an alternative to these older generation processors.
For the graphics card, given the current PC components situation the minimum you would need currently is the Nvidia GTX 1650. Meanwhile, the recommended graphics card will be the Nvidia GTX 1660ti or higher.
The rest is pretty self-explanatory; you will need 8GB RAM to run the game smoothly although I recommend having more than 10GB since besides the game you might also be running other background tasks.
Similarly, the storage space that is needed accounts for 70GB but here I also recommend having at least 10GB extra for game updates that you may experience later down the road.
What Gaming PC Do I Recommend for God of War?
If your existing gaming PC cannot meet the system requirements, then you will need to look at buying a new gaming PC. Fortunately, God of War doesn’t require the most powerful gaming PC hence you will be fine with the mid-range machine.
By evaluating the specifications of gaming PCs at different price points I believe a gaming PC under 800 will serve our purpose of playing God of War quite well. Gaming PCs at this price point usually come equipped with an Nvidia GTX 1650 ti and an Intel I5 10th generation processor. These specifications match the system requirements of the game.
The official listing of the system requirements of God of War on steam has made life easier for many gamers. It was also quite refreshing to see that God of War is not the most demanding game out there hence will run on mid-range and budget end gaming PCs as well.
I hope that now the specifications required to play God of War are clear to you. So, are you ready for an adventure-filled journey with Kratos through the depths of Midgard to kill the Norse Gods?