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God of War system requirements

God of War system requirements


God of War finally comes to gaming PCs on January 14, 2022, just short of four years after its release on PS4, and now developer Sony Santa Monica has revealed what your rig needs to pack in order to play it. It seems like the wait might even be worth it, too, this PC port granting you access to plenty of graphics settings and exclusive features.

We’ve known since its announcement that the Nordic epic will feature Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR upscaling technology, so you can boost fps, which truly makes use of God of War’s uncapped frame rate. Nvidia Reflex is also no surprise, and should make the game more responsive when you’re stringing combos together. DLSS uses Tensor Cores, so you won’t be able to enjoy it if you’re running anything less than an RTX graphics card, but Reflex is available to anyone using a GeForce 900 series GPU or later, and FSR is ready for everyone – regardless of hardware.

There’s also a wealth of PC-specific features, such as higher detail assets and rendering resolutions, enhanced Ground Truth Ambient Occlusion (GTAO), and Screen Space Directional Occlusion (SSDO) effects. Even more impressive, storage requirements are actually 10GB lower than initial estimates, at a lean 70GB.

Your PC will need DirectX 12 support and a 64-bit Windows 10 at version 1809 or above to run God of War. The developers also recommend you store the game on a gaming SSD to make area transitions seamless.

Settings Low Original Original
CPU Intel Core i5-2500K
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel Core i5-6600K
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
Intel Core i7-4770K
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
GPU Nvidia GTX 960
AMD R9 290X
Nvidia GTX 1060
AMD RX 570
Nvidia GTX 1070
VRAM 4GB 4-6GB 6-8GB
Storage  70GB 70GB 70GB

The bar is set pretty low with GPUs that will be seven years old when God of War releases, but pushing higher resolutions and frame rates won’t be as forgiving. You can take a peek at what the top settings will look like in God of War’s PC features trailer.

Settings High Ultra
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
Intel Core i9-9900K
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
GPU Nvidia RTX 2070
AMD RX 5700 XT
Nvidia RTX 3080
AMD RX 6800 XT
VRAM 8GB 10-16GB
Storage  70GB 70GB

You will be able to play the game your way, though, with HDR, 21:9 ultrawide gaming monitor support, and robust controller integration that naturally includes Sony’s DualShock and DualSense gamepads.

Take the God of War system requirements test over on PCGameBenchmark to answer the question… Can I run God of War?