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Get Ready For 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' With The PC Requirements

A day after Bioware showed off more gameplay from Mass Effect: Andromeda, EA published the hardware requirements for the game.

In terms of storage, you’ll need about 55GB, which is par for the course in terms of today’s AAA games. Graphics-wise, you’ll need an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or an AMD Radeon HD 7850 to meet the minimum requirements. For memory, you’ll need a minimum of 8GB. Check out the rest of the specs below.

Mass Effect: AndromedaMinimumRecommended
CPUIntel Core i5-3570 (Ivy Bridge, 3.4GHz)AMD FX-6350 (Vishera, 3.9GHz)Intel Core i7-4790 (Haswell, 3.6GHz)AMD FX-8350 (Vishera, 4.0GHz)
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 660AMD Radeon HD 7850Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060AMD Radeon RX 480
RAM8GB16GB
Storage55GB55GB
OSWindows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
DirectX Version1111

If you’re curious on where your CPU or GPU stands against the two categories, you can take a look at our hierarchy charts for processors and graphics cards. In the meantime, you can watch some recent gameplay footage, which showed off combat and skills, or play through the original trilogy to reacquaint yourself with the universe.

NameMass Effect: Andromeda
TypeRPG, Sci-Fi, Third-Person Shooter
DeveloperBioWare
PublisherEA
PlatformPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Where To BuyOriginPlayStation StoreXbox StoreAmazonBest BuyTargetWalmartGameStop
Release DateMarch 21, 2017
  • LORD_ORION
    Soo... they're just getting really bad a porting console games now?

    Graphics are not impressive in this game... infact I'd go so far to say that the weapon fx and explosions are underwhelming.
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  • razor512
    It is possible that for the PC release, they may include higher res textures, and further draw distance, with lighting effects extending further.
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  • norune
    Can't say I'm impressed.
    The Mass Effect games started good and endend as an dissapointment for me, same has been for the other games in their series such as Dragon Age 1, 2, 3.
    The company has gone from making impressive Rpg's to mediocre games for everyone and their dog, thus not appealing to the ones they did before...
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  • king3pj
    19344924 said:
    Soo... they're just getting really bad a porting console games now?

    Graphics are not impressive in this game... infact I'd go so far to say that the weapon fx and explosions are underwhelming.

    Considering that the minimum GPUs are a a 660 or 7850 this comment is kind of weird to me. If the game actually runs properly on GPUs that old I'd say the optimization is pretty great.

    As for the recommended specs, they don't seem unreasonable. I'm not sure when everyone decided they needed to max every graphics slider on every game with their 3 year old GPUs or the game is crap.
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  • Emanuel Elmo
    19345026 said:
    It is possible that for the PC release, they may include higher res textures, and further draw distance, with lighting effects extending further.

    no but they will include plenty of bugs that have not been qc at all including lack of support for sli or crossfire configurations. I mean why would anybody be needed that when consoles only have one GPU.
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  • dstarr3
    19344924 said:
    Graphics are not impressive in this game... infact I'd go so far to say that the weapon fx and explosions are underwhelming.

    It's almost like consoles are holding the industry back...
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  • ohim
    Consoles are holding back the industry, devs can`t push the limits in the games because they have to conform to the limited hardware inside consoles, they are also blocked from making the games look terrible on consoles and great on PCs ... remember WatchDogs and their dumbed down graphics on purpose ...

    Add on top of this Gimpworks and you get a total mess on PC... 2017 we are still pushing out DX11 games.
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  • Vorador2
    They're using the Battlefield engine, so the high requirements where par course.
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  • Ariel Mansur
    Requirements are as expected.. i'm just sad that it doesnt employ dx12.. until when will we have to wait for this?..
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  • Supernova1138
    19346493 said:
    Requirements are as expected.. i'm just sad that it doesnt employ dx12.. until when will we have to wait for this?..

    With how long game development cycles take, I wouldn't expect 100% widespread DirectX 12 adoption until late this year at the earliest, more probably 2018. Developers don't want to spend extra money adding a new graphics API late in the development cycle, and usually don't want to support multiple APIs if they can help it. DX 11 does allow people still on Windows versions earlier than 10 to play, so a lot of developers will stick with it for a while until they are satisfied that Windows 10 market share is high enough that they can drop support for Windows 7 and 8.1. Vulkan does allow more flexibility when it comes to OSes, but it's probably going to end up like OpenGL where no major developer supports it aside from Id and maybe Blizzard.
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