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The Medium PC System Requirements

The Medium PC System Requirements Revealed

Bloober Team has released the newest trailer for their next horror game, The Medium. The title takes the player on a journey through dimensions and into the depths of human depravity and despair. It’s very on-brand for this developer. So let’s take some time and look at The Medium PC system requirements to see if your rigs can handle this nightmare.

For minimums, we’re looking at pretty modern hardware, with the i5-6600 being a Skylake part from 2015. And even though the listed Ryzen 5 2500x is a much newer part, these two CPUs are almost dead even in terms of performance. The Intel i5-9600 and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X are a generational leap ahead, so seeing them for the recommended CPU is pretty standard in the era we’re in.

GPUs are pretty basic too. While relatively modern but affordable GTX 1060 is a budget option to run the game. You won’t get top-tier visuals, but at least it can handle 1080p gaming when paired with a decent CPU. Step up to the 1660 Ti, which is comparable to the SUPER variant, for a much better GPU performance option. The RX 5700 might be a better GPU, but the extra ~$100 price tag isn’t worth it for some.

The Medium Official PC Requirements

MINIMUM:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64bit version only)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6600 / AMD Ryzen™ 5 2500X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: @1080p NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon™ R9 390X (or equivalent with 4 GB VRAM)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible, headphones recommended

RECOMMENDED:

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 (64bit version only)
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-9600 / AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: @1080p NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti / Radeon™ RX Vega 56 | @4K NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2070 / Radeon™ RX 5700 XT
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible, headphones recommended
    • Additional Notes: NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2080 for 4K with ray tracing on

So all in all, it looks like it will be fairly restricted to modern hardware for The Medium. This is pretty much expected with modern titles. Titles like this want to turn up the visual fidelity and the number of particle effects to make action scenes more interesting to look at. Having flat and lifeless environments has become more of a key component of composing the scene in games. With increased demand for graphical effects, comes an increased need for better hardware.

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