How to Know If Your Gaming PC Can Run Elden Ring

Elden Ring is the newest game from Bandai Capcom and is currently one of the most popular games of 2022. The game is created from the minds of Hidetaka Miyazaki (Dark Souls & Bloodborne) and George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones). The game was released last February 25 for Microsoft Windows gaming PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Elden Ring is an open-world video game with different elements from combat to the use of magic spells, crafting, and horseback riding. It was critically acclaimed and has been praised for its gameplay. In fact, the game has sold 12 million copies worldwide after three weeks of its release!

If you want to buy and play the game, here’s a thorough guide to help you know if your current gaming PC can run Elden Ring. Learn how to check the specifications of your gaming PC and Elden Ring System Requirements by following the steps below:

  1. Get Elden Ring system requirements.
    1. Minimum System Requirements
    2. Recommended System Requirements
  2. Check your unit’s specifications.
    1. Check processor, install RAM, and Windows Edition
    2. Check GPU/video card model
    3. Check free space on your hard drive
    4. Check soundcard
  3. Compare your unit specifications with Elden Ring’s system requirements.

1 – Get Elden Ring system requirements.

Check and list down the system requirements for Elden Ring. The game has two system requirements: (1) minimum and (2) recommended. Check the following system requirements below:

Minimum System Requirements – Elden Ring

  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
  • OS: Windows 10
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 60 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX-1060 (3GB) or AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB)
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 3 GB (4GB AMD)
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • SOUND CARD: Yes

Recommended System Requirements – Elden Ring

  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • OS: Windows 10
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • FREE DISK SPACE: 60 GB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX-1070 (8GB) or AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 (8GB)
  • DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 8192 MB
  • PIXEL SHADER: 5.1
  • VERTEX SHADER: 5.1
  • SOUND CARD: Yes

2 – Check your unit’s specifications.

Once you have the list of Elden Ring’s system requirements, the next thing you need to do is to check your gaming PC’s specifications. To check your PC specs, follow the steps below:

Check processor, install RAM, and Windows Edition

  • Click the Start button on the taskbar.
  • Click the gear icon.
  • From the Settings menu, click System.
  • Scroll down and click on About. The window should display the specs of your gaming unit.
  • Take note of the following specifications:
    • Processor
    • Installed RAM
    • Windows Edition

Check GPU/video card model.

Once done, the following specification you need to get is the model unit of your GPU or video card. 

  • Open Settings and click System.
  • Click on Display.
  • Click on the Advanced display settings under the “Multiple displays” section.
  • Under the Display information, check the graphics card manufacturer and model.

After getting your GPU model, you need to know its vertex and pixel shader. You can search for these specifications by typing in your GPU model on Google.

Check free space on your hard drive.

The next step is to check the free space available on your hard drive. You can simply do this by going to the search box in your taskbar and type “This PC.” Once the window is opened, check the Local Disk below Devices and Drives. It should show the available free space and the total memory capacity of your hard disk.

Check soundcard

Last but not least, you need to check if your unit has a sound card since it is one of the PC requirements for Elden Ring. Follow the steps below to do so:

  • Press the Window and Pause key at the same time.
  • In the window, choose Device Manager.
  • Click the arrow next to the Sound, video, and game controls.
  • The sound card installed in your gaming PC will appear.

#3 – Compare your unit specifications with Elden Ring’s system requirements.

Once you have a list of your gaming PC’s specifications, check the Elden Ring’s system requirements to see if they meet the criteria. 

Operating System

First on the list is your operating system. You should be running Windows 10 to be able to install Elden Ring. If you’re using Windows 7, then upgrade your OS. If your gaming PC is running on Windows 10, check your specifications.

Processor/CPU

Start with the processor. Your CPU should be no lower than an Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 3 3300X. The higher your model, the better it can run and process Elden Ring.

GPU/Video Card

The next step is to check your installed video card. It should be no lower than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) models or AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB). Similar to the processor, the higher or newer your GPU model, the better it will be when delivering the game’s graphics. While on it, make sure that the video card RAM, pixel shader, and vertex shader meet Elden Ring’s criteria.

RAM

After the GPU, check the RAM amount of your gaming PC. It should be 12GB or higher. If your unit only has 8GB of RAM, you can install another 4GB RAM or 8GB RAM module, depending on your slot. But we recommend going with 16GB RAM if you want to experience the best gameplay possible.

Sound Card

Elden Ring doesn’t require any model of sound card for the game. Any sound cards will work for the game. If your PC doesn’t have a soundcard, you can buy and install one. A good soundcard won’t cost too much.

Free Disk Space

The game requires you to have at least 60GB of free disk space to install it. If you don’t have that amount of free space, you can choose to delete games you aren’t playing anymore. If that frees up the amount of space you need, you’re good to go. If not, then you can install an additional disk drive in your gaming PC to install the game.

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Once you’re sure that your specifications have met the minimum requirements of Elden Ring, then you can purchase the game and install it on your gaming PC. Don’t forget to turn your unit’s Game Mode on to help boost your gameplay experience.

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