Mass Effect: Andromeda’s recommended specs will get you 30fps at 1080p

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Update March 9, 2017: The latest recommended specs for Mass Effect: Andromeda, revealed by Nvidia yesterday, will actually only get you 30fps at 1080p, so you’re going to need a hefty rig to hit 60fps.

The recommended specs, as you can see below, ask for a Core i7-4790, 16GB of RAM, and a GTX 1060, however, that’s all based on a 1080p resolution, 30fps, and a High graphics options preset. Welp.  

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These details appeared on EA’s support site yesterday. You’re going to need an absolute monster rig if you’re planning on playing at 4K with a playable frame rate, then.

Cheers, VG247.

Original Story March 8, 2017: Mass Effect: Andromeda is just around the corner now, so Nvidia have finally released the system requirements.

Have you got a Mako or a Nomad? Either way, it seems like you’ll need a pretty beefy setup if you want to see the game at its best.

See the specs below.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Minimum System Requirements For 1280×720

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD FX 6350
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660
  • RAM: 8GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • HDD: 55GB free space
  • DirectX: Version 11

Mass Effect: Andromeda Recommended System Requirements For 1920×1080

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD FX 8350
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, or GeForce GTX 970
  • RAM: 16GB
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (64-bit versions)
  • HDD: 55GB free space
  • DirectX: Version 11

If you want to push it up to 4K or crank up the graphics options, you’ll need to fit your rig with a faster GPU, such as the GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1080, or newly-announced GeForce GTX 1080 Ti– get the lowdown on Nvidia’s beastly GPU at that link.

Speaking of cranking the graphics settings up, Nvidia also have the lowdown on in-game settings in Mass Effect: Andromeda.The spacefaring RPG has options for 16 graphical settings:

  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Anti-Aliasing
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Effects Quality
  • Film Grain
  • Lighting Quality
  • Mesh Quality
  • Post-Process Effect Quality
  • Resolution Scaling
  • Shader Quality
  • Shadow Quality
  • Terrain Quality
  • Texture Filtering Quality
  • Texture Quality
  • Vegetation Quality.

It’s also compatible with HDR monitors.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is releasing in North America on March 21 and in Europe on March 23. It’ll be available on Origin.