Since Electronic Arts (EA) first leaked Anthem gameplay footage years ago, the hype around Anthem has been insane. Alpha footage for Anthem was astounding, and the graphics looked incredible. The PS4 and Xbox 1 footage was impressive, but watching Anthem’s PC gameplay previews transports you into a fully rendered, immersive virtual world. One of the biggest things that many PC gamers and technology writers wondered was what Anthem’s specifications (specs) for PC were going to be. It’s one visually intense game, and many PC gamers were worried they were going to have to make some costly upgrades to run it at the level that was being shown in previews and demos.

Recently, EA announced a specs list for PC gamers who want to run Anthem on their gaming rigs. The announcement featured a minimum specs list for Anthem and a recommended specs list. Many commentators are noting that if you were lucky enough to take part in the closed alpha, and you’re gaming PC ran Anthem just fine, then your PC should be able to run the finished product. For those of us that didn’t get to play Anthem in closed alpha, EA’s recently announced recommended specs list should shed some light on whether playing this game is in your future.

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Anthem’s Specs List

In a promo video published on NVIDIA GeForce’s YouTube channel, a spokesperson for Anthem announced, “Technology has always helped us unleash our creative potential by giving players more immersive experiences than ever before.” Given the specs list for Anthem, it is clear that the developers are pushing the limits of current gaming technology.

Here are Anthem’s minimum system requirements courtesy of EA’s website.

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350

  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory

  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 760, AMD Radeon 7970 / R9280X

  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory

  • HARD DRIVE: At least 50 GB of free space

  • DIRECTX: DirectX 11

It doesn’t seem too bad, right? Most gaming computers should be able to handle it, and if this minimum specs list makes you cringe, you most likely need to upgrade your PC anyways. Some people may still be running on 4 GB of RAM, but it is about time to upgrade if you want to play triple-A games. The most surprising part of the minimum specs list is the minimum GPU requirement for Anthem. At the low price point of around $200, the GTX 760 is definitely a budget graphics card. Getting even just one generation above the GTX 760 will yield some better frame rates and rending for running Anthem.

Alright, enough about the minimum system requirements. All of the press releases and gameplay footage of Anthem that we’ve seen is definitely not being run on computers that only meet the minimum system requirements for Anthem. Most likely, we are seeing gameplay of Anthem that is being run on a gaming PC that has even better components than the recently published recommended system requirements:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz

  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory

  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060/ RTX 2060, AMD RX 480

  • GPU RAM: 4 GB Video Memory

  • HARD DRIVE: At least 50 GB of free space

  • DIRECTX: DirectX 11

One of the biggest differences in the minimum and recommended specs for Anthem is the GPU. In the minimum specs, EA built a game that can run off of a graphics card that was released in 2013 — a six-year-old graphics card. For the recommended settings, Anthem is suggesting at least a GTX 1060 or the RX 480, AMD’s counterpart — both of which were released in 2016. More interesting, they are also including the RTX 2060, which is scheduled to be released later in January 2019. If you are interested in reading some in-depth reviews and complaints about this tricky little graphics card, check outPC Gamer’s review. To sum up the PC Gamer review, the card performs at roughly the same level as GTX 1070 Ti, but is more expensive since it is part of a new generation of graphics cards.

Overall, the recommended specs for Anthem just don’t seem too bad, but it’s important to know that most of the gameplay footage was probably from a computer that was even more high-performance than the recommended specs. If you’re looking to get a computer that can run Anthem as it runs in all of the gameplay footage you’ve been following for the last year or so, check out Magic Micro’s line of fully customizable barebones gaming PCs. Whether you need a PC to just run Anthem or you want a PC that can stream the game in beautiful definition and resolution, we have a computer for you. For a truly magical experience, go with Magic Micro Computers — visit our website today.