Insurgency Sandstorm System Requirements

We Discuss The System Requirements For Insurgency Sandstorm And The Best Gaming PCs To Play It

INSURGENCY SANDSTORM system requirements

Can I Run Insurgency Sandstorm On My Computer?

Insurgency Sandstorm is a moderately demanding game, and most modern gaming PCs should be able to run it at least on the lowest graphical settings at 1080p, though higher settings and resolutions will require more powerful rigs. The official minimum and recommended system requirements can be seen below, though we’d typically advise assuming a bit more is needed in each case, just to be on the safe side.

If you don’t know how to look up the specs of your PC to check against either set of requirements, do take a look through our how to look up your PC specifications guide. If it turns out your current computer doesn’t quite have what it takes, then have a look on down at the PC builds we have listed at the bottom of this page for different budget levels.

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Insurgency Sandstorm Release Date & Game Details


Insurgency: Sandstorm, the sequel to the original Insurgency from 2014, is a semi-realistic team-based multiplayer First-Person Shooter. The game has some of the best audio design around, a vast array of customizable weaponry, and brutally explosive combat. Teams of players compete in various game modes, including the objective capture/defend ‘Push’ mode, or can play various co-op game modes together against the AI.


Insurgency Sandstorm System Requirements

Insurgency Sandstorm Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU : Intel Core i5-4440 (3.10GHz)/AMD FX-6300 (3.50GHz)
  • RAM : 8GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760/AMD Radeon HD 7970
  • Storage : 40GB HDD
  • Operating System : Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)

Insurgency Sandstorm Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU : Intel Core i7-8700 (3.20GHz)/AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (3.20GHz)
  • RAM : 16GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980/AMD Radeon R9 390X
  • Storage : 40GB SSD
  • Operating System : Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend To Play Insurgency Sandstorm?

Insurgency Sandstorm should be playable at 1080p resolution on the lowest settings with a $600 self-build PC. If you want to turn the settings up to the max, however, then a $1,000 self-build will be needed to get good FPS at 1080p, and something like a $1,500 self-build PC for 1440p and certainly a $2,000 self-build PC for 4K gaming.

If you don’t want to put together your own PC, then a pre-build for under $800 will run Insurgency Sandstorm on low settings at 1080p no problem. Higher graphical settings will need a $1,000 pre-built PC or the like at 1080p, a $1,500 pre-build will be needed for 1440p gaming, and finally, a $2,000 pre-build is recommended if you want to play at 4K.

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From halcyon days playing Sonic 2 on the Megadrive, to trying to work out how to make the “TOASTY!” man appear on Mortal Kombat 3 round his mate’s house, many of Aaron’s fondest childhood memories are associated with gaming. This might sound a sad state of affairs to some, but he regrets nothing. First getting into PC gaming through exposure to text game Drug Lord and then the original Half Life, still one of his all-time favourites, Aaron has been a PC gamer ever since. A practical need to squeeze the most out of his machine turned into a genuine interest in the technology of PC hardware, a passion which fuels his desire to always be up to date on the latest tech news.

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