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Gray Zone Warfare system requirements

The minimum and recommended specs for this Tarkov-like extraction shooter are a mixed bag, but Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR are here to help.

Gray Zone Warfare system requirements

What are the Gray Zone Warfare system requirements? In the wake of Escape From Tarkov’s meltdown, Gray Zone Warfare hopes to be able to draw in some of the extraction shooter’s audience, but the minimum and recommended specs pose less of an issue compared to its early access optimization.

While you won’t need the best graphics card to run the game, early performance issues we’ve seen in Gray Zone Warfare are indicative of a game in early access. It leaves us with concerns over game optimization and performance, regardless of whether you can meet the reasonable-looking demands of the official system requirements.

Here are the Gray Zone Warfare system requirements:

Minimum Recommended
OS Windows 10 or later Windows 10 or later
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon RX 5700
Intel Arc A770
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
AMD Radeon RX 6800
CPU Intel Core i5 8600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
Intel Core i7 9700K
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Storage 40GB 40GB

The Gray Zone Warfare minimum requirements place themselves where we expect most new releases, with the ability to still run on the now-defunct Nvidia GTX line of cards. There’s a three-year release gap between the minimum Nvidia card and the Radeon RX 5700, which is likely down to AMD changing its GPU architecture around the time of its release. We are also treated to a rare appearance from an Intel card in the form of the Arc A770, though it only meets the minimum spec.

Starting off with the need for 16GB of RAM is also becoming the norm, so it’s no surprise to see this included for Gray Zone Warfare. On CPU, the minimum expectations are quite high when compared to some more modern triple-A releases, but nothing that should have anyone too worried provided your gaming PC was purchased or built in the last five years.

The Gray Zone Warfare recommended specs take a considerable jump when it comes to the Nvidia GPU, with the RTX 3070 Ti now listed, along with the AMD Radeon RX 6800. There is no Intel card listed at the recommended level.

There’s no major step up in the CPU demands, with the recommended and minimum specs lists both requiring six-core AMD CPUs, just with different generations. Alternatively, an eight-core Intel Core i7 9700K will also meet the recommended CPU spec, but that’s not a big challenge – this processor is over five years old now. The RAM requirement also doubles up to 32GB if you want to meet the recommended specs.

If you need a helping hand when it comes to frame rates, you can also call on the AI Frame Generation feature found in Nvidia DLSS 3. However, you’ll need a GeForce RTX 4000-series GPU, such as the RTX 4070 Super, as earlier Nvidia GPUs don’t support frame generation.

Alternatively, if you have an AMD GPU or earlier Nvidia GPU, you can also run FSR 3 frame generation on any of the supported AMD GPUs, as well as GeForce GPUs from the RTX 2000 series onward.

On resolution scaling, Nvidia Super Resolution, FidelityFX Super Resolution, and Intel XeSS Super Sampling are all present in early access.

The Gray Zone Warfare download size sits at just 40GB, with no recommendation for a gaming SSD. However, given our early results with testing, we strongly recommend using one to save yourself some frustration when it comes to loading times.

Take our Gray Zone Warfare system requirements PC benchmark test to answer the question… Can I run Gray Zone Warfare?