NBA 2K18 System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
  • Processor : Intel® Coreâ„¢ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenomâ„¢ II X4 805 @ 2.50 GHz or better
  • Memory : 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics : NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 450 1GB / ATI® Radeonâ„¢ HD 7770 1GB or better
  • DirectX : Version 11
  • Storage : 70 GB available space
  • Sound Card : DirectX 9.0x compatible Dual-Analog Gamepad
  • OS : Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
  • Processor : Intel® Coreâ„¢ i5-4430 @ 3 GHz / AMD FX-8370 @ 3.4 GHz or better
  • Memory : 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics : NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770 2GB / ATI® Radeonâ„¢ R9 270 2GB or better
  • DirectX : Version 11
  • Storage : 70 GB available space
  • Sound Card : DirectX 9.0c compatible

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Graphics Requirements

To run NBA 2K18 it is recommended that you have a minimum of an NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 450 1GB / ATI® Radeon™ HD 7770 1GB or better. The recommended graphic card for the best visual experience is an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 770 2GB / ATI® Radeon™ R9 270 2GB or better (or better).

DirectX Version 11 should also be available on your system.

Running NBA 2K18 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

NBA 2K18 requires that you have a minimum of an Intel® Core™ i3-530 @ 2.93 GHz / AMD Phenom™ II X4 805 @ 2.50 GHz or better processor. For the best game experience an Intel® Core™ i5-4430 @ 3 GHz / AMD FX-8370 @ 3.4 GHz or better (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 NBA 2K18. 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 70 GB available space to install and run NBA 2K18.

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

NBA 2K18 runs on Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64. The recommended operating system the best compatability is Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64.

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

NBA 2K18 was first released on Sep 14, 2017. It is currently available on the following platforms:

  • Playstation 4
  • Xbox One
  • 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:

  • Sound Card : DirectX 9.0x compatible Dual-Analog Gamepad

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