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Baldur’s Gate 3 System Requirements

Resist, and turn darkness against itself.

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Can I Run Baldur’s Gate 3?

Your PC and its constituent parts are the deciding factors in whether you can run Baldur’s Gate 3. Consequently, you’ll first need to determine exactly what components you are using, paying particular attention to the CPU, GPU, and RAM. If you are sketchy on the right way to go about doing this, you can refer to our step-by-step guide right.

From here, simply cross-reference your specifications to the minimum and recommended system requirements for Baldur’s Gate 3, which we’ve listed below for convenience. We also suggest aiming for the recommended requirements, if at all possible, to avoid any performance issues, otherwise you might want to consider a few targeted upgrades possibly to the GPU and RAM as these are generally the easiest to do.

We’re well aware that checking system requirements isn’t what you’d call fun at the best of times. With that in mind, we are working on a bespoke utility designed to take the tedium out of the process. It’s still under wraps, but once ready, it will automatically scan any given PC for its components. We’ll be sure to publish an update as soon as it’s ready for our readers to use.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Game Details

  • Release Date: September 30th, 2020
  • System Requirements: Medium-High
  • Genre: Role-playing game
  • Developer: Larian Studios
  • Publisher: Larian Studios

“Gather your party, and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power.

Mysterious abilities are awakening inside you, drawn from a Mind Flayer parasite planted in your brain. Resist, and turn darkness against itself. Or embrace corruption, and become ultimate evil.

From the creators of Divinity: Original Sin 2 comes a next-generation RPG, set in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.”

Baldur’s Gate 3 Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 / AMD FX 4350
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • HDD: 70 GB of storage space
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 780 / AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Screen Resolution: 720p
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection

Baldur’s Gate 3 Recommended Requirements

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • HDD: 70 GB of storage space
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB / AMD RX580
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Screen Resolution: 1080p
  • Network: Broadband Internet Connection

Optimal Hardware Suggestions

Baldur’s Gate 3’s launch in early access leaves open the possibility that the above requirements may shift somewhat, so their mileage may vary depending on your particular build and at what point in time you are reading this. Fortunately, requirements tend to decrease as time progresses thanks to optimization which improves overall performance.

Looking at the minimum system requirements for Baldur’s Gate 3, these should land you a more than respectable 30 FPS running the game at 720p. Some tinkering of the graphical settings may shift the FPS count upwards somewhat, but don’t expect to run the game with the settings pushed to their limit.

As for the recommended system requirements, you are looking at over 60 FPS at 1080p with the settings more or less set to ultra. Such performance does require some decent hardware, notably 16 GB of RAM and a GTX 1060 or equivalent.

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend?

If you’re concerned about getting Baldur’s Gate 3 up and running with minimal fuss, good performance, and high frame rates, then we recommend our $600 build as a good starting point. It features an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU, 16 GB of DDR4 3000 MHz RAM, and a Radeon RX 580 GPU, more or less aligning with the recommended system requirements.

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