We're a little more than a month away from Fallout 4, arguably the most anticipated game of the holiday season. To that end, some PC gamers are bound to upgrade their current builds to get the most out of Bethesda Game Studios' latest title. The developers finally released the minimum and required PC specs for the game, so you can see if your system is up to snuff.
|Fallout 4 Requirements||Minimum||Recommended|
|CPU||Intel Core i5-2300 (2.8 GHz), AMD Phenom II X4 940 (3.0 GHz), or equivalent||Intel Core i7-4790 (3.6 GHz), AMD FX-9590 (4.7 GHz), or equivalent|
|RAM||8 GB||8 GB|
|GPU||Nvidia GTX 550 Ti (2 GB), AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2 GB ), or equivalent||Nvidia GTX 780 (3 GB), AMD Radeon R9 290X (4 GB), or equivalent|
|Storage||30 GB||30 GB|
|OS||Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64-bit)||Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64-bit)|
As it turns out, you don't need to spend too much money to meet the minimum requirements. In terms of a processor, an Intel Core i5-2300 or AMD Phenom II X4 945 will do the job. On the graphics side, you don't need that much power, as an Nvidia GTX 550 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7870 will support the title.
However, if you really want to play the next generation of the post-apocalyptic wasteland in style, you'll need something with more power, such as Intel's Core i7-4790 or the AMD FX-9590. For graphics, Bethesda expects an Nvidia GTX 780 or an AMD Radeon R9 290X.
For those playing on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the only requirement is adequate storage space, somewhere in the neighborhood of 28-35 GB.
In addition to the spec requirements, Bethesda also released the exact time of the game's release. For North America, the game will be ready on November 10 at 12:01am EST. In Asia, the game comes out on November 11 at 12am local time. The exception is Japan, which will get it last, at 12am local time on December 17.
Update, 10/8/2015, 2:40 pm: A typo was corrected in the text stating that the minimum Intel CPU was an Intel Core i3-2300. It's been corrected to the correct CPU, the Intel Core i5-2300.