Amnesia: The Dark Descent System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor : 2.0Ghz - Low budget CPUs such as Celeron or Duron needs to be at about twice the CPU speed
  • Memory : 2 GB
  • Hard Drive : 3GB
  • Graphics : Radeon X1000/GF 6 - Integrated graphics and very low budget cards might not work.

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Graphics Requirements

To run Amnesia: The Dark Descent it is recommended that you have a minimum of an Radeon X1000/GF 6 - Integrated graphics and very low budget cards might not work..

Running Amnesia: The Dark Descent on a graphics card that is above the recommended specifications will allow you to achieve the highest levels of visual detail and the best frame rates. Good frame rates can be beneficial when playing competitive games. A higher frame rate will reduce input lag allowing you to react more quickly to events on screen.

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CPU Requirements

Amnesia: The Dark Descent requires that you have a minimum of an 2.0Ghz - Low budget CPUs such as Celeron or Duron needs to be at about twice the CPU speed processor.

Some games require a powerful CPU in order to manage the game engine. The game engine deals with things like processing network communications for multi-player games and the AI of your enemies in strategy games. Some games are considered CPU intensive or CPU dependent. Most modern games offload work directly to the GPU and don't require a powerful CPU for demanding visuals.

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Memory Requirements

It is recommended that you have a minimum of 2 GB to run Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Having more than the recommended level of RAM for a game will usually not yield much extra gaming performance. However it may be useful if your computer runs other applications in the background.

Operating System Requirements

Amnesia: The Dark Descent runs on Windows XP/Vista/7.

Meeting operating system requirements is not always necessary and can sometimes be overlooked. However running an old operating system will usually mean you may have to install extra drivers and encounter unsupported game crashes.

Platforms

Amnesia: The Dark Descent was first released on Sep 8, 2010. It is currently available on the following platforms:

  • Playstation 4

An alternative to expensive graphics cards and CPU purchases is console gaming. You may not get the absolute best frame rates or visual quality but if a game is available for a console you can usually be sure of an acceptable level of performance at all times.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the above specified requirements you may also need to the following:

  • Hard Drive : 3GB

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