Prison Architect System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • OS : Windows 7
  • Processor : Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher
  • Memory : 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics : Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era)
  • Hard Drive : 400 MB HD space

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Graphics Requirements

To run Prison Architect it is recommended that you have a minimum of an Nvidia 8600 / Radeon equivalent (2009 era).

Running Prison Architect 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

Prison Architect requires that you have a minimum of an Intel Core2 Duo 2.4Ghz or Higher / AMD 3Ghz or Higher 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 6 GB RAM to run Prison Architect.

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

Prison Architect runs on Windows 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

Prison Architect was first released on Oct 5, 2015. 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 : 400 MB HD space

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