Tuesday, January 8th 2019
Being a Bioware game, and especially a new IP from the same company that has, in recent times, brought us the Mass Effect and Dragon Age IPs, expectations for Anthem are both high and very, very cautious. No matter how cautious we are, though, not being able to play it in our rigs means we won't even be able to create our own opinion on what is one of the most anticipated titles of 2019. Now, Bioware has revealed the official system requirements for Anthem, and we know what sort of hardware the company thinks is needed for a good experience. As an added Bonus, the developers have also announced that they're working with NVIDIA towards implementing DLSS into the game.
Minimum requirements recommend at least 2 GB of video memory via an NVIDIA GTX 760 or AMD Radeon 7970 / R9 280X, while the CPu side is light on cores, with a quad core Intel Core i5 3570 or an equivalent AMD FX-6350 (six cores) alongside 8 GB of system RAM, so these are pretty standard for a 2018 game (whose release slipped to 2019). The Recommended specs, however, do showcase a game that's expected to be able to scale in graphics performance according to the hardware you have to throw at it: its doubled video memory (up to 4 GB) and system RAM (up to 16 GB), accompanied by an NVIDIA GTX 1060/ RTX 2060 (an interesting duo, since the RTX 2060 should be equivalent to a 1070 Ti), or an AMD RX 480. The CPUs show a relatively mild upgrade to an Intel Core i7-4790 or an AMD Ryzen 3 1300X.
Sources: IGN @ YouTube, NVIDIA @ CES