To run Stray it is recommended that you have a minimum of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti, 2 GB | AMD Radeon R7 360, 2 GB. The recommended graphic card for the best visual experience is an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780, 3 GB | AMD Radeon R9 290X, 4 GB (or better).
DirectX Version 12 should also be available on your system.
Running Stray 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.
Stray requires that you have a minimum of an Intel Core i5-2300 | AMD FX-6350 processor. For the best game experience an Intel Core i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (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.
It is recommended that you have a minimum of 8 GB RAM to run Stray.
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.
You should have a minimum of 10 GB available space to install and run Stray.
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.
Stray runs on Windows 10. The recommended operating system the best compatability is Windows 10.
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.
Stray was first released on Mar 30, 2022. 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.