Creative Assembly has revealed the system requirements for Hyenas ahead of the Closed Alpha, including minimum and recommended requirements. While the game seems to have some guts when it comes to GPU VRAM, the developer says they’re working hard to optimize the experience, so don’t write off your old gaming PC just yet.
According to Hyenas System Requirements, you’ll need a GPU with at least 5 GB of VRAM to run the dystopian first-person shooter. While the Creative Assembly doesn’t list specific models, the developer recommends using something on par with the Nvidia GTX 1660 or AMD Radeon 5600 XT. Fortunately, the futuristic heist experience doesn’t demand the best gaming CPU, the alpha should work just fine with something newer than a 6th generation Intel processor.
Unfortunately, the Hyenas alpha seems to be starving when it comes to gaming RAM, as you’ll need upwards of 10GB to get into the action. 16GB is recommended, but if you’re looking to meet your gaming requirements on the cheap, adding an additional DIMM to your 8GB setup should suffice.
If you’re using an older platform, you may want to wait before trying the Hyenas alpha. In an FAQ, Creative Assembly states that “if your PC is more than 5 years old, it probably won’t be able to run Hyenas”, a rule of thumb that might rule out even high-end and budget builds alike.
|operating system||Windows 10 64-bit||Windows 10 64-bit|
|CPU||2.5 GHz quad-core processor||Any 6th generation Intel processor
Any Ryzen 1000 processor
|GPU||GPU with 5 GB of VRAM||nvidia geforce gtx 1660
AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT
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