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See Whether Your PC Is Good Enough To Run Mass Effect: Andromeda

The minimum specs are surprisingly lenient for such a good-looking game.

With little more than a week to go before the launch of Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare has enlisted the aid of graphics card developer Nvidia to share the minimum and recommended specifications for running the game’s PC version.

According to this new post on the Nvidia website, PC users will be able to fine-tune Andromeda’s graphical quality using sixteen different elements such as texture filtering, shader quality, anti-aliasing, chromatic aberration, and more. However, if you want to make sure your PC can at least run the game at a stable 1280x720 resolution, your machine will need to be as close to the below minimum specs as possible:

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

·         GPU: GeForce GTX 660

·         RAM: 8GB

·         OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)

·         HDD: 55GB free space

·         DirectX: Version 11

However, if you’re more concerned with making Andromeda look as pretty as possible, the below recommended specs are for those who want to run the game at a consistent 1920x1080 resolution:

·         CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX 8350

·         GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, or GeForce GTX 970

·         RAM: 16GB

·         OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)

·         HDD: 55GB free space

·         DirectX: Version 11

For a preview of how the Andromeda will look in 4K, you can also watch the below trailer:

Mass Effect: Andromeda will launch for both PC and consoles on March 21. For more on the game, be sure to read about how Andromeda won’t skimp on its more…ahem…sultry bits.


Nate Hohl

Nate Hohl got his start in the video games journalism industry shortly after graduating college and since then he has come to find enjoyment in critiquing various forms of media (games, movies, books, etc.) and seeing how they affect our ever-developing idea of culture. If you'd like to contact him, you can do so via his email address,, or his admittedly oft-neglected Twitter account @NateHohl.