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Elite Dangerous - What you will need to know

Requirements check for Elite Dangerous - full specifications. Can I run it? Can I have a smooth game experience with my current PC gaming setup? we'll cover that in the following paragraphs.


We got you covered - after you've read the system requirements below, you will know if your gaming PC will be able to run or not the game.


What we will cover in our guide


So, you're interested in Elite Dangerous. On this page we will we covering all the information we have on it - from gaming minimum requirements to recommended requirements for a smooth gaming experience, videos and comments for the game.

Will Elite Dangerous run on an Intel or AMD CPU? Do I need an NVIDIA GTX gpu to run it or a Radeon? Is the game Ryzen compatible?

What is Elite Dangerous ?


Elite Dangerous - System requirements - Game cover
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Elite Dangerous is a video game developed by Frontier Developments, published by Frontier Developments, released on 02 - 04 - 2015 It falls under the following genre categories : Action Simulation MMO


Can I run Elite Dangerous ?


If you were wondering "Can I run Elite Dangerous on my PC?", we will help you to get the answer.

Further on, we will explain what are the minimum and recommended PC gaming system requirements ( otherwise known as sys req ) for Elite Dangerous

In order to be able to run Elite Dangerous at a minimum standard for the game, you will need a CPU ranked better than Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz), more than 6 GB RAM, a GPU that is better ranked than Nvidia GTX 470/AMD R7 240 , while the PC system is running on Windows 7/8/10 64-bit .

If you really want to enjoy Elite Dangerous at a higher level of gameplay smoothness, your system must run at with a CPU at least as good as Intel Core i7-3770K Quad Core CPU or better / AMD FX 4350 Quad Core CPU or better, more than 8 GB RAM, a GPU that performs better than Nvidia GTX 770 / AMD Radeon R9 280X , while the PC system is running on Windows 7/8/10 64-bit, .

Check game system requirements for Elite Dangerous


In order to have a clearer view of what the game need in order to run, we created 2 simple lists which you can consult quickly to see if your PC gaming setup is good enough for the Elite Dangerous.

Elite Dangerous Minimum system specs

Firstly, these are the minimum set of gaming requirements for your PC that you need so you can run Elite Dangerous. Some of them are necessary for the game to run but a part of them are not that important. If you meet the necessary ones, those will do. You can see which are which in the table below. Just remember these are the minimum specs to run Elite Dangerous

Necessary PC requirements

CPU Quad Core CPU (4 x 2Ghz)
RAM 6 GB RAM
GPU Nvidia GTX 470/AMD R7 240
DX Version 11
Operating system Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Storage 25 GB available space

Optional requirements

Sound -
Optical Disk Drive -
Network connection Broadband Internet connection
Screen resolution -


Recommended PC specs for Elite Dangerous

The following requirements are what we recommend you need for your PC in order to play Elite Dangerous the best frame rate. Again, some of them are necessary for the game but a part of them are not that important. You can see which are which in the table below:

Necessary requirements


Optional

Sound -
Optical Disk Drive -
Network connection Broadband Internet connection
Screen resolution -


Elite Dangerous Information Card

Developer
Frontier Developments
Publisher
Frontier Developments
Genres
Action Simulation MMO
Release Date:
02 - 04 - 2015