Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s release is so close you can practically smell the drama, and it’s drama that’ll feature the fantastic Natalie Dormer, so you know it’ll be good drama. Unless you don’t like Natalie Dormer, in which case we can’t be friends.

But whether you’re a heathen who doesn’t like Natalie Dormer or not, you’re still going to need a pretty burly PC to run the game at eye-popping levels. Don’t believe me? Hit the jump and be schooled, son.

I don’t know why I said “son”. Or “schooled” for that matter. ANYWAY, the game’s system specs have been revealed over on Origin, and if you’re still running 8GB of RAM like me like a filthy casual, you might have to make some serious quality compromises come March.

Minimum:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Video Card: Nvidia GTX 660 2GB, AMD Radeon 7850 2GB
  • Hard Drive: At least 55 GB of free space
  • DirectX: DirectX 11

Recommended:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX-8350
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 3GB, AMD RX 480 4GB
  • Hard Drive: At least 55 GB of free space
  • DirectX: DirectX 11

It’s a little curious that the list doesn’t include AMD’s mega-exciting Ryzen R7 chips, but hopefully we’ll see an updated version when the processors arrive 2 March.

Mass Effect: Andromeda launches into orbit on 23 March for PC, PS4, and XBO.

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