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STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage

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2021/06/14 11:10:02 (permalink)
STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage | OC3D News (overclock3d.net)
 
STALKER 2 is coming to PC and Xbox Series X/S on April 28th 2022, and as a next-gen exclusive, the game will require high-end hardware to run well on Windows 10. On Steam, GSC Game World has revealed STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl's PC system requirements, confirming that the game has a colossal 150GB storage requirement and that Nvidia's  GTX 1080 Ti is the game's recommended graphics card. 

CPU-wise, STALKER 2 will require a processor like AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X or Intel's i7-7600K to run smoothly, with GSC Game World recommending newer 8-core CPU models like AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X and Intel's i7-9700K. STALKER 2's CPU requirements are one of the primary reasons STALKER 2 is a next-generation exclusive on consoles. While STALKER 2 will support hardware-accelerated ray tracing, the game will not require support for DirectX Ray Tracing. This means that STALKER 2 will be playable with older Non-RTX Nvidia GPUs and pre-RX 6000 series Radeon graphics cards.
 
GPU-wise, STALKER 2 will be playable on AMD's RX 580 and Nvidia's GTX 1060, though GSC Game World has recommended much newer graphics card models like Nvidia's GTX 1080 Ti or RTX 2070 and AMD's RX 5700 XT. STALKER 2 promised "Benchmark-setting graphics", and based on the trailer above, PC gamers will want to play STALKER 2 with its highest graphical settings.  


MINIMUM:

OS: Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X / Intel Core i5-7600K
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Storage: 150 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

OS: Windows 10
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X / Intel Core i7-9700K
Memory: 16 GB RAM
Graphics: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB
Storage: 150 GB available space
 
The recommended specs are high, but this should be an enjoyable game. 

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    Temet Nosce
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/14 11:25:15 (permalink)
    I've got to admit, the storage requirements are getting ridiculous. Do they just not bother with optimization anymore? It feels like they've just thrown up their hands because storage is so (comparatively) large these days.
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/14 12:01:37 (permalink)
    Temet Nosce
    I've got to admit, the storage requirements are getting ridiculous. Do they just not bother with optimization anymore? It feels like they've just thrown up their hands because storage is so (comparatively) large these days.

     
    Probably a balance between hardware is cheap, graphics are getting higher res, and companies don't take the time to optimize properly.
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/14 12:05:43 (permalink)
    whatttt 150 gb is so big bruh you gotta get like an really big ssd for that game lmao
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/14 15:04:33 (permalink)
    Wow, Call of Duty and Activision is really leading the industry. Setting a new precedent that your games need to be 1/10th of your storage at minimum.
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/14 15:10:19 (permalink)
    I hate it when they announce a game 1 year out.  I get that it may be ideal for marketing but I think 3 months should suffice.
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/14 22:50:35 (permalink)
    Temet Nosce
    I've got to admit, the storage requirements are getting ridiculous. Do they just not bother with optimization anymore? It feels like they've just thrown up their hands because storage is so (comparatively) large these days.




    Yeah, I find this extremely annoying.  Especially since I like to put games on my smaller SSD when I play them.
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/15 14:10:52 (permalink)
    Games are just getting bigger, might start putting massive single player games like this on an HDD still where as if it was a multiplayer game where load times mattered it would be different. Im just gonna be relaxing by myself when playing this so it might be okay to have a bit slower of a load.
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/22 14:00:21 (permalink)
    im waiting this game since 10 years..finally, i love the stalker series
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/22 14:39:26 (permalink)
    And 1 TB SSD/HDD may not cut it for these games for larger storage requirement - might go with SSD drive like Samsung’s 8TB 870 QVO
    or one of those external drive or enterprise SSD.
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/22 15:58:26 (permalink)
    Holy moly. Big hopes for a nice, big and rich map.
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/22 22:00:47 (permalink)
    150GB? sheeesh well thankfully I'm building a new pc.
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/22 22:19:49 (permalink)
    I just wonder how 150gb will work out for consoles since for a PC it’s a lot of room but for a console that is like 1/4 the size of the usable portion of a PS5 hard drive.

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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/06/29 09:51:30 (permalink)
    lol it's gotta be more than a 1/10th I think CoD has gone from 60gb to 240 gb on my harddrive
     
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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/07/21 08:56:51 (permalink)
    150 ?! JEEZ


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    Re: STALKER 2 has high hardware requirements on PC - Needs 150GB of storage 2021/07/21 08:59:21 (permalink)
    mTECHIE74
    And 1 TB SSD/HDD may not cut it for these games for larger storage requirement - might go with SSD drive like Samsung’s
    or one of those external drive or enterprise SSD.


    honestly I'm extremely surprised an 8TB SSD is only 699, expected a lot more


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