Borderlands 3 System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : Windows 7/10 (latest service pack)
  • Processor : AMD FX-8350 or Intel i5-3570
  • Memory : 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics : AMD Radeonâ„¢ HD 7970 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2 GB
  • DirectX : Version 11
  • Storage : 75 GB available space
  • Sound Card : DirectX Compatible
  • OS : Windows 7/10 (latest service pack)
  • Processor : AMD Ryzenâ„¢ 5 2600 (Intel i7-4770)
  • Memory : 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics : AMD Radeonâ„¢ RX 590 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • DirectX : Version 12
  • Storage : 75 GB available space
  • Sound Card : DirectX Compatible

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Graphics Requirements

To run Borderlands 3 it is recommended that you have a minimum of an AMD Radeonâ„¢ HD 7970 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2 GB. The recommended graphic card for the best visual experience is an AMD Radeonâ„¢ RX 590 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (or better).

DirectX Version 11 should also be available on your system.

Running Borderlands 3 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

Borderlands 3 requires that you have a minimum of an AMD FX-8350 or Intel i5-3570 processor. For the best game experience an AMD Ryzenâ„¢ 5 2600 (Intel i7-4770) (or better) processor is recommended.

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 6 GB RAM to run Borderlands 3. The recommended amount of memory for the best game experience is 16 GB RAM (or more).

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.

Storage Requirements

You should have a minimum of 75 GB available space to install and run Borderlands 3.

An SSD (Solid State Drive) will generally deliver faster game load times than a HDD with a fixed head. Having more than the recommended level of storage available for a game will usually not improve your experience.

Operating System Requirements

Borderlands 3 runs on Windows 7/10 (latest service pack). The recommended operating system the best compatability is Windows 7/10 (latest service pack).

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

Borderlands 3 was first released on Sep 12, 2019. It is currently available on the following platforms:

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:

  • Sound Card : DirectX Compatible

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