The Surge: : System Requirements: Overview

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The Surge is the next game being developed by Deck 13 and published by Focus Home Interactive. There is quite some buzz among the gamers for this title, due to it’s ‘somewhat’ similarities with Lords of the Fallen and hence indirectly to the Soulsborne games. So, recently the release date of the game had been outed to be May 16 and is available for Pre-order on the Steam store as of now. Along with that, they have also released the System Requirements of the game. So let’s have a look:

MINIMUM:

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: AMD FX-8320 (3,5 GHz) / Intel i5-4690K (3,5 GHz)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB, AMD Radeon R7 360 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION

Now let’s get the elephant out of the room, yes it is pretty clear that the game will require some beefy CPU. I am not sure why this is the case, I mean from the gameplay videos that they have released, the game doesn’t look demanding all that much. An i5-4690k is a mid-high end CPU and being ‘recommended’ for the lowest requirements is really weird. Maybe it is for 60 fps on even low graphical preset? I am not sure. Action games do generally suit the 60 fps mark. As for the other requirements, the GPU required is pretty old, almost 6 years old I believe and it is an entry level card of that time, so I would assume that anything like a GT 940 or any card with a DDR5 RAM and support for DX11 should run the game. Now I am not sure what resolution these requirements are for, since most games today do go down to as low as 720p. I’ll confirm if I get any news. As for the other requirements, 8 GBs of RAmMand 15 Gigs of HDD are pretty standard, so not much to discuss there.

RECOMMENDED:

    • OS: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: AMD FX-8370 (4,0 GHz) / Intel Core i7-3820 (3,6 GHz)
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4 GB, AMD Radeon RX 480 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR GAME ACTIVATION

Looking at the recommended requirements, we have an i7-3820, which to my surprise has lower fps in most games when compared to the i5-4690k. Now, this is really confusing and since there is no note from the developers such as “The system requirements are subject to change as development goes on”, I am assuming that there is some sort of miscommunication, which I hope is fixed. As for the GPU requirements, again it is pretty standard stuff, an RX 480 or GTX 970 or 1060 along with 16 Gigs of RAM. Again, not much to discuss, but I will leave a link below to a video that shows that the i5 is indeed better in gaming performance in many other games:

So what do you guys think about the system requirements. We think this is less than is a mixed bag because of the high CPU requirements and low GPU requirements but should work on anything that has half decent hardware. Do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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