Hollow Knight System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : Windows 7 (64bit)
  • Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E5200
  • Memory : 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics : GeForce 9800GTX+ (1GB)
  • DirectX : Version 10
  • Storage : 9 GB available space
  • Additional Notes : 1080p, 16
  • OS : Windows 10 (64bit)
  • Processor : Intel Core i5
  • Memory : 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics : GeForce GTX 560
  • DirectX : Version 11
  • Storage : 9 GB available space
  • Additional Notes : 1080p, 16

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Graphics Requirements

To run Hollow Knight it is recommended that you have a minimum of an GeForce 9800GTX+ (1GB). The recommended graphic card for the best visual experience is an GeForce GTX 560 (or better).

DirectX Version 10 should also be available on your system.

Running Hollow Knight 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

Hollow Knight requires that you have a minimum of an Intel Core 2 Duo E5200 processor. For the best game experience an Intel Core i5 (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 4 GB RAM to run Hollow Knight. The recommended amount of memory for the best game experience is 8 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 9 GB available space to install and run Hollow Knight.

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

Hollow Knight runs on Windows 7 (64bit). The recommended operating system the best compatability is Windows 10 (64bit).

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

Hollow Knight was first released on Feb 23, 2017. It is currently available on the following platforms:

  • Playstation 4
  • Xbox One
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo Switch

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:

  • Additional Notes : 1080p, 16

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