Thursday, September 21st 2017

Devil May Cry 5 PC Requirements Revealed - 8 Threads, 8 GB RAM Minimum

The minimum and recommended PC specs for Capcom's upcoming Devil May Cry 5 have been announced, and it seems the game will have some thunderous requirements to start. First of all is the fact that Capcom lists as minimum an Intel Core i7-4770, paired with 8GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760. There's not much to say on the graphics card and - it's a relatively mundane requirement these days - but the number of CPU threads is slightly higher than usual. Shadow of the Tomb Raider, for example, listed as minimum a Core i3-class CPU.

Interestingly, the recommended specs maintain the RAM and CPU requirements where they stand, and only increase graphics card performance to a GTX 960. An interesting development, to say the least - the minimum is also the recommended. Windows 7 and 35 GB of available storage space round out the requirements for both configurations. Here's hoping this Devil May Cry 5 is as good as Ninja Theory's DmC.

Source: Guru3D
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62 Comments on Devil May Cry 5 PC Requirements Revealed - 8 Threads, 8 GB RAM Minimum

#2
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I'm hoping they were just too lazy to test it on anything lower...
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#3
R0H1T
cucker tarlson said:
8 threads minimum ? devil's canyon may cry
Probably the developers as well :shadedshu:
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#4
DeathtoGnomes
Now thats something you dont see on the side of the box, 8 threads! I'm sure thats not the minimum for you Intel gamers.
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#5
N3M3515
"as good as Ninja Theory's DmC" lol, anything is better than that crap...
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#6
lZKoce
Played that long time ago. One of the few games IMO that makes actual use of gamepad on a PC.
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#7
StrayKAT
Not particularly excited for anything non-Clover. Bayonetta is where the original team is at. But who knows.. nothing stopping others doing as well as them.
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#8
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
I'm gonna have to buy it just so that my old 2700K runs it slowly to make me want to upgrade to the 9900K even more. :p
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#10
Captain_Tom
Mescalamba said:
8 threads for what exactly?
Running a game in 2018.

Or are you still in 2011?
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#11
Tomgang
Good i have 12 threads. So bring it on.
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#12
Durvelle27
Finally games making use of them threads
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#13
notb
The requirement is for i7-4700, not for 8 threads. @Raevenlord what's the point of this creative title writing?
All i5-8xxx beat 4770 easily. i3-8300 and i5-7600 aren't far behind.

But hey... let's go this route. 4770 is 3.4 GHz base clock. Who knows? Maybe your 1700 with 3.0 GHz default base won't start the game? Wanna bet? ;-)
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#14
Divide Overflow
I'd like to see the testing results that show that 8 threads are a minimum requirement for this game.
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#15
Mistral
Ahh, good, so it'll run perfectly on my i920...
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#17
Mescalamba
Captain_Tom said:
Running a game in 2018.

Or are you still in 2011?
No and have no issues with game needing 8 threads. Except I find it really hard to imagine how can action button mash use meaningfully more than two. Im askin for what they need 8 threads, cause I smell bullsh*t.

There is good reason why games usually run on rather low number of cores and that reason is that usual stuff in game cannot be parallelized much. Only exception from this are usually RTS, mostly featuring heaps of units. Then multi-cores are used for AI and pathing.

In DMC case, only thing you could possible use some extra threads could be physics (which can be heavy on computation stuff, especially if someone wants it reaally top notch .. but then its better to actually use some heavy optimised engine or just PhysX). Kinda doubt they made in house physics engine heavily depending on multi threads.

Ofc AI could be used, but as I played DMC before, kinda doubt they could do that.. or actually needed. Its not even shooter, where some intelligent opponent would have some point. DMC is just a lot of pre-scripted mobs and bosses.

So as I said, Im really curious for what they want use 8 threads "minimum". Cause it seems really far fetched for such game.
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#18
Tonim89
What a shallow way of thinking. If a game asks for a i3 4150 as minimum CPU requirement, I can assume any 4 thread processor can run it? Good news for Phenom 9850 users!

C'mon TPU, you can do better than this...
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#19
bug
Mescalamba said:
Im askin for what they need 8 threads, cause I smell bullsh*t.
Yeah, no kidding, this is a classic case of requirements pulled out from where the sun don't shine. GTX 760 minimum, but GTX 960 recommended? GTX960 is like 10% faster (as evidenced here: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GTX_960_STRIX_OC/29.html)
My guess is they botched the port pretty bad if they really need 8 cores. The consoles this game targets only have 8 cores, clocked below 2 GHz and they're Jaguar cores, from Bulldozer days. And while I don't know about Xbox, on PS4 only 7 of those cores are available to games.
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#20
Nucleoprotein
I have 6 cores/6 threads so I can't run the game? :wtf:
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#21
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
I kind of wish it was Ninja Theory back on the series....
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#22
Vayra86
This has crappy port written all over it.

Which would be odd because previous ports were pretty solid and DMC was always very well optimized. Even prior to the reboot.

8 threads for a SP linear action game. Retarded
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#23
InVasMani
Might as well make the RTX 2080Ti minimum/recommended while they are at it.
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#24
Nucleoprotein
InVasMani said:
Might as well make the RTX 2080Ti minimum/recommended while they are at it.
and force RTX on :)
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#25
renz496
Mescalamba said:
8 threads for what exactly?
extra layer of DRM.....
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