Batman: Arkham Knight PC specs revealed

The PC system requirements for Batman: Arkham Knight have been revealed, and surprisingly, you won't need much to at least get the game running.

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The PC specs for Batman: Arkham Knight has been revealed by NVIDIA, and surprisingly, it supports a rather wide variety of configurations.

Here’s what you’ll need to get Arkham Knight running with minimum, recommended, and ULTRA system requirements:

Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
  • Graphics Memory: 2 GB
  • DirectX®: 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required
  • Hard Drive Space: 45 GB

Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
  • Graphics Memory: 3 GB
  • DirectX®: 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required
  • Hard Drive Space: 55 GB

ULTRA System Requirements

  • OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
  • Graphics Memory: 3 GB
  • DirectX®: 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection Required
  • Hard Drive Space: 55 GB

55GB of hard drive space is pretty hefty, especially for you SSD owners out there. And recommending 3GB of graphics memory seems a bit steep as well, although if you’ve been preparing for some of PCs biggest games this spring, like The Witcher 3 and Grand Theft Auto 5, we have a feeling you’re probably ready to tackled Arkham Knight as well.

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    April 23, 2015 6:47 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Batman: Arkham Knight PC specs revealed

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      April 23, 2015 6:48 AM

      I was REALLY worried that was going to say Batman: Arkham Knight PC delayed. PHEW!

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      April 23, 2015 7:00 AM

      GTX 660 is a minimum spec card now? Daaaaaamn

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        April 23, 2015 7:01 AM

        Shit, doesn't seem that long ago that I bought a 670. :/ till holding out for whatever hotness nVidia has when the Oculus Rift lands.

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      April 23, 2015 7:31 AM

      760 for recommended? Fuck me running!

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      April 23, 2015 7:34 AM

      It's looking more and more like I need to upgrade to a larger SSD.

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        April 23, 2015 7:47 AM

        I need to upgrade my gfx and ram and buy an ssd too

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          April 23, 2015 7:51 AM

          I'll probably upgrade my GFX to a 980ti or a 390x this fall. My 680 isn't cutting it anymore.

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          April 23, 2015 8:16 AM

          Same. Might as well throw in a new CPU and motherboard as well. Lol.

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            April 23, 2015 8:33 AM

            Haha yeah

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            April 23, 2015 8:33 AM

            My current pc is 4 years old and the cpu is still solid. 2500k, don't know if it needs an upgrade

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        April 23, 2015 8:24 AM

        Out of curiosity, do most folks install the bulk of their games to the SSD?

        While I'm fairly ignorant on them (despite owning one for each my PC and laptop) I'd assume that their limited writes would be slaughtered by games' large, frequent data reads.

        I have my OS and main applications on the SSD, but the games themselves on a standard platter disk.

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          April 23, 2015 8:25 AM

          I only install games on my ssd. Only thing on my platters is music/pictures/videos basically.

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          April 23, 2015 8:30 AM

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          April 23, 2015 9:05 AM

          You really don't need to worry about SSD lifespan at this point. And the performance benefits are worth it.

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          April 23, 2015 10:13 AM

          limited writes, not reads, and you won't run out of writes, either.

          I've only had an SSD in my last two builds. SSD-only for life!

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          April 23, 2015 2:21 PM

          I put my games on my SSD. I've only got 512GBs of storage, but that's plenty for me. My internet speed is fast enough that's even with a larger game like this it's still no big deal to delete it and reinstall it later if I want.

          I suppose the other option is to just move the files to a standard spinning platter when you're done if you don't want to wait for a download.

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            April 23, 2015 2:23 PM

            As others have said reads and writes are a none issue.

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          April 23, 2015 2:27 PM

          I couldn't image not putting them on an SSD at this point. Load times for modern games are much better with an SSD.

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          April 23, 2015 2:32 PM

          SSDs are rated for decades. Its fine, and the performance boost is worth installing games to them

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      April 23, 2015 8:00 AM

      So this will be another game that my C2Q Q9650 will barely scrape by with by overclocking.

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        April 23, 2015 2:23 PM

        Wow you are really hanging on :P

        You planning to upgrade?

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          April 23, 2015 2:45 PM

          Depends on whether Battlefront is good. If it is, I'll probably build something new in november.

          But for now this CPU is still working out ok. I cap BF4 at 60fps and it stays there about 90% of the time. Far Cry 4 I cap 30fps. Otherwise I don't play a ton of AAA games, which are the games that really challenge old CPU's.

          It's definitely getting thrown out before the new Mirror's Edge though.

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      April 23, 2015 8:57 AM

      760 for recommended? whoa... umm. feels like I only just dropped the 760 into my rig like last year.

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        April 23, 2015 9:02 AM

        Same :( oh well, I'm sure playing on whatever the recommended settings are will still produce a gorgeous game. Going to be jelly of those folks running it on ultra, though!

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          April 23, 2015 9:03 AM

          Probably still have more consistent fps at max monitor res vs either console too I bet.

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            April 23, 2015 9:05 AM

            Yeah, that's been the case with every game from this generation so far. Be interesting to see how far they can push the new consoles before my PC starts crawling. As long as I can keep stuff more or less equal to the consoles I'll be happy.

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      April 23, 2015 9:00 AM

      Wait, are there such things as a 760 w/3gb ram? Mine's only 2gb.

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      April 23, 2015 9:33 AM

      guess my 2008 dell laptop isn't going to cut it anymore

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      April 23, 2015 10:11 AM

      Fuck, I have a 560 Ti 448. Time to upgrade.

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      April 23, 2015 11:04 AM

      Very nice the ultra setting looks ACE and tasty, also nice vid Andrew with the Batman history piece that was cool good stuff.

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      April 23, 2015 2:18 PM

      3770! CPU requirements are kinda high. I wonder if this means that games are finally starting to take advantage of six and eight core CPUs on PC.

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        April 23, 2015 2:47 PM

        You never know with major studio games. Sometimes it's just really poor optimization, and they need a good CPU to brute-force a decent framerate.

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          April 23, 2015 6:35 PM

          I'm kinda shocked seeing the requirements. I've got an Ivy Bridge 3770K, and was hoping to only really need to update graphics to maintain highend performance. I'm usually on a pretty short upgrade cycle, and looking at this is making some of those highend Xenon parts sound pretty good.

          DX12 might actually bring CPU requirements back down.

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      April 23, 2015 2:27 PM

      I know its the march of progress but my least favorite thing about current gen games is the quadrupling in file size. 4GB-10GB was standard for a long time, now everything is 40GB-60GB. Its crazy.

      I think Alien Isolation is the smallest game I got last fall, and that's 32GB.

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      April 23, 2015 3:07 PM

      9 7 0 B O Y S oh wait cant do ultra :(

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